The Jones Educational Foundation, Inc.

Since 2005

The Jones Educational Foundation, Inc. (JEFI), entered its second decade of operations as a 501 c 3 not-for-profit corporation in 2016. Founded in 2005 as The Reid S., Elva S., and Dr. Sonya L Jones Educational Foundation, Inc., JEFI’s original mission was to assist the people of south central Kentucky with educational and spiritual goals and to help stretch educational and spiritual horizons.

During the first decade of its existence, JEFI became known for giving Scholarships and Awards in its home location of Pulaski Co., Kentucky as well as offering programs on healthy foods. Over the years, its purpose expanded to include: Slate Branch Retreat (2007), an Interspiritual retreat center, previous home to Sacred Feet Yoga and Meditation; The Sacred Feet Publishing Imprint (2014), an Interspiritual publishing wing; The Community of the Mystic Heart Sannyasa (2014), an international group of Interspiritual monastics; and Anugraha Ashram (built in 1903), current home of Sacred Feet Yoga and Meditation and JEFI sponsored cultural programs, which launched with Sw. Shraddhananda’s poetry reading in February 2018.

Interested parties may contact Co-Dharma Heirs Jenny (Amrita) Williams, Sandra (Chamatkara) Simon or Swami Prakashananda for information about any of the programs under JEFI’s jurisdiction at:

JEFI Board of Trustees

Bryan Denney (Somerset, KY)
Noah Polk (Louisville, KY)
Sandra J. Simon (Pittsburgh, PA)
Jenny Williams (Somerset, KY)
Dr. Sonya Jones (deceased) (Somerset, KY)
Ralph Campbell (deceased) (Somerset, KY; Cincinnati, OH)
Dr. Wanda Dodson (Monticello, KY)
Diane Giddens (Somerset, KY)
Bishop Christine Deefholts (Letchworth, England)

President: Sandra J. Simon (Pittsburgh, PA)
Vice President: Jenny Williams (Somerset, KY)
Secretary: Noah Polk (Louisville, KY)
Treasurer: Bryan Denney (Somerset, KY)
Jay McShurley (Somerset, KY)
EHA CPAs & Advisors (Somerset, KY)