Welcome to the Louis August Jonas Foundation, sponsor of
An Innovative International Leadership Experience since 1930,
generously supported by
The Foundation, Alumni and Friends
The mission of the Louis August Jonas Foundation is to develop in promising young people from all over the world a lifelong commitment to compassionate and responsible leadership for the betterment of their communities and the world.
Since 1930, the Foundation has pursued this mission through its international scholarship program, Camp Rising Sun, and its network of 4,000 alumni that seek to:
- Foster an appreciation of diversity and friendship across boundaries of color, religion, gender, culture and nationality.
- Expand intellectual, artistic and cultural horizons.
- Develop servant leadership that supports and motivates others.
- Foster compassion for and service to others as essential to character.