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Congratulations 2024
Carter Wickwire Philanthropist of the Year, Dr. Kevin Lavery!

The Jackson Community Foundation’s Board of Directors are pleased to announce the 2024 Carter Wickwire Philanthropist of the Year, Dr. Kevin Lavery.  The award was established to honor the Carter and Wickwire families, founding donors of the Foundation, and to celebrate like-minded individuals or couples that have made a significant effort to help grow philanthropy in Jackson County.


For over two decades, Dr. Lavery has been a committed volunteer and supporter of JCF and the greater Jackson community. More...

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Volunteer Opportunity Create Change

What Happened After the Grant? 

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 In 2023, the Gospel Army Black History Group (102nd USCT Co. C) received a Communities in Action Grant.  There mission is to inspire and educate America’s youth about the rich history of American slave liberation, the role of the United States Colored Troops, and the power of their faith that motivated them. Through stories of American slave liberation, told from the perspective of contemporaneous African Americans and abolitionists, the enslaved people and USCT are portrayed as victors, not victims. It is our belief that their adversities, challenges and achievements provide a powerful narrative of purpose and resiliency which offer meaning, purpose, and self-esteem to America’s youth today. To learn more about this program, click here for their final report....

2023-2024 Annual Report Calendar

If you have not recieved yours, email for a copy or stop in the office during regular business hours. 

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