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Fern B. Jones (1957-2017) In Memoriam

Croatan Institute is saddened to have recently lost a wonderful colleague, Senior Fellow Fern Jones, one of the founding members of Croatan Institute. Jones passed away Wednesday, May 17th after a fatal truck accident. She was born in Nova Scotia, Canada on May 9, 1957, graduated from the Andover Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, and went on to receive a BA in English from Yale University and a MS in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In the 1980s, Jones trained on Wall Street working as a proprietary trader, risk manager and securities analyst. Most recently, she was privately advising investors to look at responsible, sustainable approaches to the environment, society, and government.

The funeral for Jones took place on Saturday, May 27, at the First Baptist Church of Hockley near Shacklefords, Virginia. A memorial organized by the Jones family took place on Saturday, June 24 in New York City.

Condolences may be sent by mail to the family in care of Fern's sister, Ms. Ruth Jones, 101 Ravens Bluff Ct., Browns Summit, NC 27214.

An homage to Fern Jones by Croatan Institute President and Senior Fellow Joshua Humphreys is available at

More information about Fern Jones can be found at

For more information on how you can contribute to the Fern Jones Memorial Fellowship, please visit the Fern Jones Fellowship page.