Jon became interested in Conscious Capitalism after hearing John Mackey speak about his conscious leadership journey. The principles upon which the Conscious Capitalism movement is built are
very aligned with his own personal and professional principles. He believes it to be a worthy endeavor to spread the message and provide best practices to business leaders in the Kansas City community.
Jon is actively involved as President of the Jon McGraw Foundation which supports various charitable causes. In addition, he is a principal partner at Vision Purse, a performance mindset training and technology company. Jon attended Kansas State University earning a degree major in business finance and walking on the football team. He was twice selected as a First Team Academic All American. He was a second-round draft pick to the New York Jets where he played three seasons. He then played two seasons for the Detroit Lions before joining the Kansas City Chiefs for his final five seasons. Jon retired from the NFL in 2012 and received the Ed Block Courage Award. This award is presented annually to one player from each NFL team who, in the eyes of his own teammates is a source of inspiration and courage. Jon also completed NFL sponsored business management and entrepreneurship programs at Harvard Business School and Wharton Business School.