As Founder and Board Chairman of The John Jordan Foundation, John Jordan leads the foundation in its mission to fight the negative effects of poverty through education and healthcare programs. This role allows John to channel his passion for philanthropy while providing leadership and guidance to the foundation’s programs and initiatives.
Born in Denver, John moved to California to attend Occidental College in Los Angeles to earn a JD from Empire College School of Law. From there, he joined the Board of Overseers at Hoover Institute at Stanford University, where he has served for over a decade. Before establishing the foundation in 2012, John worked at a Santa Rosa-based law firm and eventually opened his own practice in Sonoma County in 2004. A year later, he stepped away from law to run Jordan Vineyard & Winery, where he currently serves as Chief Executive Officer.
John is also a regular guest analyst and political newscaster on international television networks, including Fox News and Newsmax, providing commentary on a variety of topics, including economics, national security and aviation. John is trilingual, speaking fluent German and Russian, and has served in the Navy Reserves for over 20 years. He is also an active pilot who holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with Gulfstream and Citation type ratings, as well as a Flight Instructor Certificate. John currently resides on the Jordan Estate in Healdsburg, California with his three rescue dogs.
2021: John Jordan was presented with the Make a Difference Award in acknowledgment of his longtime support of the Council on Aging’s services for seniors.
2018: The Northern Sonoma County Firefighters awarded him with the inaugural 2018 Firefighter of the Year Award for his support of vital firefighting programs.
2015: Non-profit 10,000 Degrees of Sonoma County, which focuses on college access and educational equity, gave John Jordan its Founders Award in 2015 for his leadership, generosity and vision.
2014: John Jordan was named Philanthropist of the Year by the United Way of the Wine Country and also received a North Bay Business Journal Corporate Philanthropy Award.