About the Fund
The AJJ Scholarship Fund was established to honor Arthur Jones who tragically lost his life in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. A 1982 alumnus of Hampton Bays High School, Art attended Hamilton College on a basketball scholarship, graduating in 1986. He went on to work at Carr Futures in the World Trade Center. The Fund was created to keep his memory alive in the hearts and minds of all who knew him by providing young men and women who resemble his likeness with college scholarships.
Art was first and foremost a family man. He took great pride in being the best husband and father he could be in addition to devoting himself as a son, brother, in-law, uncle, and friend. Art had an effortless way of lighting up a room and making friends wherever he went, and his friendships meant the world to him. Many of his friends from high school, college, and work became connected, and his tight-knit circle was always growing.
Art possessed an incredible love of life, and lived each day with passion and tremendous enthusiasm. When he wasn't working at the trading desk at Carr Futures, or spending precious time with his children, he loved going to concerts, Broadway shows and movies; watching NASCAR; cooking, reading, golfing, enjoying a good cigar or glass of wine, and going to sporting events. College basketball was his favorite, and he was crazy about March Madness.
The AJJ Scholarship Fund exists to raise funds for what is now the single largest benefactor to graduating seniors at Hampton Bays High School. Both the annual cocktail party and golf outing fundraisers are beautiful testaments of Art's life and ability to bring people together. It is through the success of these events that we are able to honor his legacy of love, service, and athleticism each year.
As the single largest benefactor at Hampton Bays High School, our goal is to provide unparalleled scholarship opportunities for deserving students living their lives in Art's likeness.
Friends & Family
"The continuous support of those who loved Art ensures that the Fund is strong and can always do two things - keep Art's memory alive and empower young people to succeed after high school."
“The AJJ Scholarship Fund was established to recognize kids just like Art - talented, giving, and successful. In 15 years, 30 kids have succeeded in a way that would make him proud."
"Helping kids navigate college financially is so important. But, when it can be done in the spirit of an alum who made a difference, it's even better."
"This year's outing was such a beautiful tribute to Art, truly a gift for all of us. As Marilyn reminded us as only a Mother could, we gathered for one reason only, to honor and remember Art."
Ellen Graney Dare
We believe in the lasting power of education, sportsmanship, and community service.
The AJJ Scholarship Fund honors Arthur Jones, a 1982 Hampton Bays alumnus who lost his life in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Art attended Hamilton College on a basketball scholarship and ultimately worked at Carr Futures in the World Trade Center. The Fund organizes annual fundraising events and endeavors to keep Art's memory alive in the hearts and minds of all who knew and loved him. The ultimate objective is to award substantial scholarships to graduating seniors at Hampton Bays High School who are living their lives in Art's likeness.
The AJJ Scholarship Fund has been awarding exceptional Hampton Bays students with generous scholarships since 2002. As our supporters and community have grown, our vision has also begun to expand. As the single largest benefactor at Hampton Bays High School, our goal is to provide unparalleled scholarship opportunities for deserving students. In recent years we have additionally begun to put more focus on worthy local initiatives that promote the ideals of community, service, progress and kindness. As we focus on achieving these objectives, we are also endeavoring to create an endowment to ensure the sustainability of the Fund for many years to come.