The Gaines-Jones Education Foundation is a private nonprofit organization (501(c)(3) founded in 2001 by Anita Jones Roehrick and husband Robert M. Roehrick which mentors youth, promotes youth advocacy and provides need-based annual college scholarships to African-American students in southwest Georgia and the San Francisco Bay area.
Anita and Robert established the Gaines-Jones Education Foundation in memory of Anita’s mother, Mrs. Irene Gaines Jones, her sister, Dr. Betty Jean Jones, and her father, Mr. Silas J. Jones.
A word from our founders
We run our small family foundation out of our home office in the San Francisco Bay area with zero staff and a bi-coastal Board of Directors.
Over our many years of giving, we have awarded upwards of $330,000 in scholarships and discretionary grants in Southwest Georgia and the San Francisco Bay Area. Such an honor to work with our dynamic team bringing new mentoring programs to Gaines-Jones Scholars—and their friends!—such as our RIGHT-to-WRITE program providing One-on-One writing sessions via video chat and phone with our Board members and a corps of volunteers led by the erudite writer and grammar guru, Constance Hale. In 2021, we launched the Barbara A. Roehrick Teacher Scholarship to honor Rob’s late mother who had a great love for education and people.
Please join us on this journey: Donate Today.
—Anita Jones Roehrick, Gaines-Jones Executive Director
—Rob Roehrick, Gaines-Jones Trustee