W. Alton Jones Foundation

The W. Alton Jones Foundation was a charitable foundation, and a sponsor of environmental causes.[1] It was originally involved in sponsoring the arts, particularly theatre.[2]

W. Alton Jones Foundation
FounderW. Alton Jones
DissolvedSeptember 2001

The foundation was started in 1944 by W. Alton "Pete" Jones, an oil executive and chairman of the board of Cities Service Company.[3] In 2001, the Charlottesville, Virginia-based 56-year-old W. Alton Jones Foundation suddenly dissolved.[4] The $400 million endowment was split into three separate Foundations: the Blue Moon Fund[5] run by Patricia Jones Edgerton (daughter of W. Alton Jones) and her daughter Diane Edgerton Miller, the Oak Hill Foundation run by son William Edgerton, and the Edgerton Foundation run by son Brad Edgerton.[6]


  1. ^ Jehl, Douglas (2001). "Charity is now force in environmental fight". New York Times (June 28). Retrieved 2013-10-16.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Jones Foundation Aids New Stage Works". New York Times (May 16). 1991-05-16. Retrieved 2013-10-16.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "W. Alton Jones". Retrieved 2008-12-21.
  4. ^ Lost foundation: Whatever happened to W. Alton Jones?, The Hook, 28 March 2002.
  5. ^ Blue Moon Fund
  6. ^ Green offshoots: W. Alton Jones Foundation sprouts Oak Hill Fund, The Hook 17 October 2002.