The John’s Island Foundation (JIF) has begun its 17th year of philanthropy under the direction of our directors pictured above. Front row, left to right: Ken Wessel, Carole Parks, Julie Parker, Mary Jane Somers, Jay Anglada. Back Row, left to right: Don Dussing, Art Scutro, Jim Johnson, Jim Smith and Bill Sayler. Not shown: Jim Poole
We are thankful for the many generous donors who make it possible to achieve the Foundation’s mission which is to make capital grants to non-profit organizations who serve the disadvantaged. To evaluate the agency needs and abilities, 9 site review teams made up of 36 John’s Island community members are now engaged in visiting and evaluating 25 agencies such as the Alzheimer/Parkinson Association, the Education Foundation and the Source. Need based requests for this year total more than $800,000 for capital items such as computer equipment, classroom furniture, cooking equipment, passenger vans and trucks, and building repairs. Capital grants address the infrastructure required to enable organizations to assist the individuals they serve. Our nine teams have the responsibility of evaluating the requests and presenting their recommendations to the JIF Board for action. Those who have served on site teams have graciously given their time and talents while experiencing the good feeling that comes from helping others. Please consider volunteering for one of these teams next year. call Jennifer Jones, Executive Director, at 772-234-0992.
We look forward to thanking all our current donors at our Annual Donor Reception which will be held on Monday, January 30th at 6pm in the JI Golf Club. This reception is totally funded by our generous sponsors: The Hill Group, John’s Island Real Estate, The Law Offices of John E. Moore III, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Audi of Melbourne, Northern Trust and Vero Insurance