Some recent United States Jaycees Foundation projects of note include an annual donation to Leadership Academy and the Ten Outstanding Young Americans Program (TOYA) and disaster relief to Jaycee chapters across the country, listed below, just to name a few!
- Wildfires – California Jaycees
- Flooding – Illinois, Iowa and North Dakota Jaycees
- Hurricane – Houston Asian Jaycees (TX), Hattiesburg Jaycees (MS)
- Tornado – Missouri, Alabama and Georgia Jaycees Tornadoes
- Gulf of Mexico Drilling Rig Oil Spill – North Shore Jaycees (LA)
- JCI training – Hawaii and California Jaycees
Most recently the Foundation has been able to provide technological support in providing a source for the national organization to conduct Internet Web Conferences for training and meetings. The Foundation has also undertaken the major project of moving the Jaycees Archives from Tulsa to their new “home” in St. Louis.
As the Foundation continues its mission, “Preservation of the Past – Inspiration for the Future,” enclosed you will find a brochure with more information on how you can support the organization.
The mission of the Foundation is to provide financial assistance and support to the Jaycees organization – its members, their programs and activities, for the purposes of leadership development and growth.
The Foundation, like other organizations, must keep up with the current communications and technologies available, and we’ve developed a group to research those avenues from the vast membership both past and present. In this way we can assist the Jaycees with similar tasks that will help advance the organization in developing stronger leaders.
Each year, the Foundation provides financial support for the Leadership Academy – a national training program for state presidents, chapter president and other Jaycee leaders, as well as provides grants, as requested, for local, state, national & international causes.
The Jaycees have always been at the forefront in assisting others in need – it is that trait which makes the membership truly unique.
The Foundation has also been on the front lines in providing assistance across the country, and beyond, through grants to chapter and state organizations.
Whether floods or hurricanes, wildfires or tornadoes, the Foundation is a no-cost clearing house for individuals to donate, knowing the funds will be used by Jaycees in their local communities.
The Foundation recognizes first-hand the impact the Jaycees organization has on individuals and communities across the United States, and around the world, and strives to ensure that those opportunities continue for the young people of tomorrow.
The Foundation has accepted the challenge of sharing the rich history and tradition of the Jaycees movement with its members, retired “Roosters” and the public. To this end, the Foundation has begun to build a virtual museum – an archive of the Jaycees – in hopes of sharing the successes and challenges that have faced the organization over the years, but more importantly, to provide a chance to touch and feel the rich fabric of this truly unique organization that has spread into a worldwide movement.