David Jones has made significant contributions to the growth and prosperity of Seahawk athletics through his involvement as a philanthropist, business leader, civic leader and volunteer.

He has served as president of the Seahawk Club and as a member of the UNCW Board of Visitors, spending numerous hours raising funds for athletic scholarships and supporting all of the athletic programs.

In addition to establishing an endowed scholarship at UNCW, Jones partnered with George W. Rountree, III, in 1989 to provide funding for the Rountree-Jones Basketball Facility, a new home for the Seahawk men’s basketball team. He was honored by UNCW as a recipient of the Razor Walker Award in 2006 for his dedication in improving the lives of and educational opportunities for North Carolina’s children and youth.

A well-known community leader, Jones has played a prominent role as a model citizen during his impressive career, including service as Mayor of the City of Wilmington from 1999-2001.