John W. Jordan II (Jay)
- Joined the Giving Pledge: 12/03/2014 - Read the Letter
- Estimated Net Worth: $290 million
- Forbes Rank: Not Ranked
- Born: 1950
- Residence: New York, NY
Jay Jordan is the founder of the Jordan Company, a private equity firm based in New York City. A major contributor to the arts and education in Chicago and nationally, Jordan has served as a board member of more than 40 nonprofit institutions, including the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Jordan is noted for donating $75 million to the school in 2014 - more than 20% of his net worth.
My philanthropic DNA was inherited from my mother who dedicated her life to the service of others. While she did not have a lot of treasure, she contributed her time and worked tirelessly serving those in need.
Arts / Culture; Chicago; Education