On a beautiful September evening, approximately 185 guests gathered for the Foundation's Annual Fall Gala. During the festivities, Georgia and Travis Fojtasek received The Carter Wickwire Philanthropy Award.  The award honors a living individual or couple for service as both volunteer/trustee and donor to help grow community philanthropy in Jackson. The award was created in conjunction with JCF's 70th Anniversary as a way to honor its history.  JCF was founded in 1948 with two very special gifts.  During World War II, the families of Lt. John L. Carter and Pfc. John Gilbert Wickwire donated proceeds from life insurance policies that were purchased in the name of their sons, both of whom lost their lives in battle. The money was used to begin a permanent endowment for Jackson County. 

Click  here to learn more  about the Fojtaseks' and their commitment to philanthropy in Jackson!

Video courtesy of Stuart Kail and Redwood Marketing

Georgia and Travis Fojtasek named

2019 Carter Wickwire Philanthropy Award recipients

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Jackson Community Foundation

100 S. Jackson Street, Suite 206B

Jackson, Michigan 49201

Ph: (517) 787-1321

email: jcf@jacksoncf.org