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!


Carter-Wickwire Society

Matthew D. and Sharon A. Augustine
Jody Bacon
Mary Baird
Jackie and Jerry Booth

Carole Briggs and John Briggs
Lawrence L. Bullen
Georgia Fojtasek
Jim and Joyce Grace

Mr. Richard Allen Iverson

Mary Theresa Mills Family

Carter-Wickwire Society members:

R. Dale Moretz
Monica Moser and Steven Trosin
Chad Noble

Hendrik Schuur

Richard Sigers
Al Spiess, Jr.

Sandra Svoboda
Ric Walton
Carlene Walz Lefere


Jackson Community Foundation

100 S. Jackson Street, Suite 206B

Jackson, Michigan 49201

Ph: (517) 787-1321


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