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DEACON JONES FOUNDATION

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As a NFL football player and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Deacon Jones is a household name throughout America.Learn More
Is a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 by Deacon Jones to assist young people and the communities in which they live.Learn More
The Deacon Jones Foundation is launching a fine art program featuring limited edition prints, officially licensed by the National Football League.Learn More
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Continuing the Legacy of Football Legend

Deacon Jones’ Commitment to Inner-City Youth

Pro Football Hall of Famer Deacon Jones blazes on in the memories of fans and colleagues as the greatest defensive end in the National Football League. He was the ultimate Secretary of Defense. He was also an entrepreneur and a dedicated community advocate. He believed deeply in the importance of stemming the cycle of inner-city strife and continuous depreciation of neighborhoods, and was committed to developing disadvantaged kids into role models and community leaders.

Deacon served as the president and CEO of the Deacon Jones Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization he founded in 1997 to assist young people and the communities in which they live, until his passing in 2013. The Foundation honors the legend and spirit of Deacon Jones through its continued dedication to developing educated, talented, intelligent young people into leaders. Guided by our mission, we accomplish this by granting financial assistance to programs that support inner-city youth and actively foster positive attitudes toward education, professional development, and community service.

Bruce Allen

"Deacon Jones was one of the greatest players in NFL history. Off the field, he was a true giant. His passion and spirit will continue to inspire those who knew him."

- Bruce Allen -
Redskins General Manager

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- Bruce Allen -
Redskins General Manager

“Deacon Jones was one of the greatest players in NFL history. Off the field, he was a true giant. His passion and spirit will continue to inspire those who knew him.”

Kevin Demoff

"In this day and age, the term 'great' is often overused, but it only begins to describe Deacon Jones as a player and person."

- Kevin Demoff -
Rams Executive VP

2014-11-10T18:39:29+00:00

- Kevin Demoff -
Rams Executive VP

“In this day and age, the term ‘great’ is often overused, but it only begins to describe Deacon Jones as a player and person.”

Rosey Grier

"Deacon was a mighty guy and a wonderful man."

- Rosey Grier -

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- Rosey Grier -

“Deacon was a mighty guy and a wonderful man.”

Warren Sapp

"Just to be in his presence, you felt like you were a better person just for being there in that moment."

- Warren Sapp -

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- Warren Sapp -

“Just to be in his presence, you felt like you were a better person just for being there in that moment.”

Jack Youngblood

"Deacon Jones is one of the absolute icons of the NFL…. He was bigger than life anywhere he went."

-  Jack Youngblood -

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-  Jack Youngblood -

“Deacon Jones is one of the absolute icons of the NFL…. He was bigger than life anywhere he went.”

Roger Goodell

"Even with his fellow Hall of Famers, Deacon Jones held a special status. He was an icon among the icons."

- Roger Goodell -
NFL Commissioner

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- Roger Goodell -
NFL Commissioner

“Even with his fellow Hall of Famers, Deacon Jones held a special status. He was an icon among the icons.”

The Foundation’s ongoing mission through art and outreach

Today, the Deacon Jones Foundation is establishing a new effort to fulfill its mission, and Deacon’s, to serve youth populations who need our support. Through an unprecedented arrangement with the National Football League, the Deacon Jones Foundation is launching a fine art program featuring limited edition prints, officially licensed by the National Football League.

All proceeds from the sale of these specially licensed works of art will benefit the Deacon Jones Foundation and a newly formed outreach program for inner-city youth interested in developing their artistic talents. We are fortunate to be working with world-renowned artists as we develop this new philanthropic venture: top American artists Edgar Brown and Robert Hurst, and Venezuela’s acclaimed surrealist Jota Leal just to name a few..

Thank you for visiting our website

To learn more about the Deacon Jones Foundation and the officially licensed by the National Football League artwork we represent, please contact us at inquiry@deaconjones.com or by phone at 714-403-4480.