The Jackson Community Foundation 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 families donated proceeds from life insurance policies that were purchased in the name of their sons, both of whom lost their lives in battle. The Jackson War Chest accepted the insurance contribution, plus additional gifts added by each family. When discussion of starting a community foundation began, a total of $20,000 was transferred to begin a permanent endowment for Jackson County.
The Carter and Wickwire families understood the importance of planning for the future and creating a legacy for their families. By naming the Jackson Community Foundation in your will, you can join a distinctive list of individuals and families who are doing the same. Become a Carter-Wickwire Society member today!
Matthew D. and Sharon A. Augustine
Jackie and Jerry Booth
Lawrence L. Bullen
Jim and Joyce Grace
Mr. Richard Allen Iverson
Carter-Wickwire Society members:
R. Dale Moretz
Monica Moser and Steven Trosin
Al Spiess, Jr.
Carlene Walz Lefere