Foundation co-founder, Lydia B. Jones is an entrepreneur and philanthropist dedicated to empowering those with smaller voices and advancing the small business community. Lydia is a staunch advocate of mentorship programs and is committed to giving back, as she has been on the receiving end as a mentee during her lengthy career. Lydia has been the proprietor of various businesses over many years, all of which were established for the betterment of the community, its employees and their families. 

Lydia strongly believes that knowledge, wealth, power and influence originate from adding value to people’s lives. From spear-heading efforts for sustainable real estate development and living to preserving the planet’s natural resources, Lydia’s interests are limitless. Her devotion to promoting balanced wealth management propelled her to become a financial advisor and is the CEO and President of Living Modern Luxury, a luxury real estate firm. Branford Aspen, LLC is a where modern and luxury living meets generating capital. Originally from Washington, DC., Lydia is a resident of Oak Park, Illinois and is a graduate of DePaul University.