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Ray Jones Endowed Fund

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Project has ended
Project ended on November 22, at 11:59 PM EST
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Ray Jones Endowed Fund

“Make It Happen!” and Honor Your Favorite Professor:

Ray Jones has been an integral part of Pitt Business for over 20 years. You may know him as “Pitt’s Top Professor” or simply as your favorite professor who always finds a way to relate business back to basketball.

Ray Jones wears many hats here at Pitt Business: Clinical Professor, Mehta Family Faculty Fellow, Faculty Director of the Certificate Program in Leadership and Ethics (CPLE), Director of the Berg Center… We can go on and on. You could say Ray Jones is a staple here at Pitt Business. He is part of what makes this school incredible. He strives to make Pitt Business better today than it was yesterday. 

About the Ray Jones Endowed Student Resource Fund:

Gifts to the Ray Jones Endowed Fund will go directly to offset educational costs and help students on their journey From the Classroom, To the City, To the World.

Funds raised through this campaign will be used to support the Emerging Ethical Leaders Program, a program designed to relieve the financial burden on students wishing to pursue internship opportunities in leadership and ethics. Typically, internships in this area of focus are unpaid or taken for-credit. This fund will allow students to pursue these internships without the financial burden, be paid for their work, and benefit companies who may not have the resources to pay their interns. 

Why Give:

At Pitt Business, we seamlessly integrate the academic, career, and international experiences that are essential to preparing students to become global business leaders. Experience-based learning is the core of a Pitt Business education. Ray Jones takes experience-based learning to the next level. From the moment students walk into his classroom as freshmen until the day they walk across the stage at graduation, Ray works tirelessly to connect his students to the very best mentors and opportunities in the business. The Ray Jones Endowed Fund was created to honor Ray, his impact at Pitt Business, and to gather support for the Emerging Ethical Leaders Program. We invite you to join us in celebrating Ray by making a gift to a program that turns Pitt Business students into ethical business leaders. 

How You Can Put “Skin in the Game”:

  • Make a gift of any size to support the Ray Jones Endowed Fund and help us reach our goal of $10,000!
  • Spread the word! We’re asking our alumni and friends to share this link on social media. Share your favorite Ray Jones stories or the impact an internship through Pitt Business had on your career. Make sure to tag us and use #pittbusiness and #rayjones.
  • Connect with Pitt Business on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or update your contact information to receive our monthly e-newsletter.
  • Questions about this fund? Want to chat about other giving and engagement opportunities? Contact Amy Lind Schroth at or 412-592-8431.
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Years of Teaching

Ray has been teaching future business leaders at Pitt Business since 1996. Your gift will support our mission of taking students From the Classroom, To the City, To the World.



One of Ray’s signature classes at Pitt Business—Managerial Ethics and Stakeholder Management. A gift at this level will unlock all 34 CliftonStrengths Themes for a student.


Professional Development

Over 130 individuals and organizations have participated in the Emerging Ethical Leaders Program. Your gift will help provide valuable professional development experiences for Pitt Business interns.


Ethical Leaders

Our signature 240 hour internships partner with Birgo Realty, Thread International, the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology (RST), Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, and University Stores. Your gift will help support these organizations (and more!) obtain ethical interns.



Since its beginning nearly 20 years ago, over 400 Pitt Business students have completed the Certificate Program in Leadership and Ethics (CPLE). A gift at this level will support CPLE students wishing to pursue an internship at a non-profit.


Short-Term Internship

Over 58 percent of Pitt Business students participate in an international program. A gift at this level will fund a short-term, 50 hour internship, providing a student with the opportunity to pursue an internship that may have otherwise interfered with their study abroad experience.


Summer Internship

Traditionally, students are required to take a for-credit summer internship. A gift at this level will further support Ray’s passion project by funding a student’s 12 week, summer internship with a signature, ethical partner.

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