About The Louis August Jonas Foundation
The Louis August Jonas Foundation, Inc. (“LAJF”) is a publicly supported non-profit foundation, established in 1930 by George Edward (Freddie) Jonas.
For 80 years, LAJF has been committed to helping young people grow intellectually, ethically and internationally. We do this by operating Camp Rising Sun, our full scholarship, seven week, summer leadership program for teenagers from more than 25 different countries. Listen to a TEDx talk on CRS by one of our alumna!
Through affiliated programs, LAJF also offers support to our alumni through scholarships for those requiring financial assistance in completing post-secondary education, and a grant program for alumni seeking to pursue humanitarian-oriented projects.
Camp Rising Sun alumni gain admission to some of the finest colleges around the world. An alumni college network provides counsel on the college admissions process and connects alumni with colleagues from many different colleges and universities.
We maintain a commitment to over 4,000 alumni of our program around world who, personally and through 25 alumni associations, generously support LAJF and Camp Rising Sun. Learn more about our alumni network at www.risingsun.org.
To explore the goals and themes of the stratigic plan developed to ensure the Rising Sun legacy for the future, click here.
The Louis August Jonas Foundation (LAJF) and Camp Rising Sun (CRS) have a long-held commitment to the principles of diversity, stemming from our mission. In that spirit, LAJF and CRS do not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, nation of origin, or gender.