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Dear Friend, 

I am so proud of the work we have accomplished in just a short time through the efforts of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation and its many partners.  The Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center is now a reality and is serving thousands of members every year.  We have opened after-school programs at three additional sites, reaching further into the community to help young people and families.  The Winning In Life program and Jackie Joyner-Kersee/East St. Louis Relays have become events anticipated throughout the Midwest and have earned a solid reputation for developing girls’ character and leadership skills.  Our Gold Medal Scholarship program has added new supporters and additional funds to help more students achieve their dreams of continuing education.  With the help of our community partners, we have provided computer access and training to adult members. 

Early in our history, I described my vision as “A Dream in Motion,” always evolving, always growing.  Who could have predicted just how appropriate that title would be?  As we work with the children and families in our programs we see the increasing need for our services and skills throughout the community.  We truly believe the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation | Giving back to the community that gave me so much. is in a unique position help bring positive change to its families.  Our “dream in motion” includes building our own organizational capacity in order that we can expand services for children and families. 

On behalf of the Foundation I would like to express gratitude to national, regional, state, and local businesses, civic organizations, and countless individuals who provided generous support to our dream throughout the past decade.  Our hope is that the good work we have accomplished will inspire you to support our dreams for the future. 

As you consider your pledge for our Friends of JJK Major Gifts Campaign, please feel free to contact our Executive Director, Lecia J. Rives.  As always, we welcome you to visit the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center. 


Jackie Joyner-Kersee


         Club 7 – Goal $1.75 Million a Year

    Seven elite, $1 million donors who will:

    • Commit $250,000 a year for four years
    • Invited to serve on our Board of Trustees
    • Agree to recruit new donors and board members and raise additional dollars for specific fund raising campaigns
    • Benefits:  Sponsor recognition at all events, program support/naming opportunity, inclusion on all marketing materials, four years on our website, two tables at our annual gala, and inclusion in exclusive celebrity events

                Olympic Champions – Goal $1 Million a Year

    Exclusive group of $500,000 donors who:

    • Commit to raise $125,000 a year for four years
    • Serve on our Board of Trustees
    • Agree to recruit other donors and supporters
    • Benefits:  Sponsor recognition at all events, four years prominent placement on our website, one table at our annual gala, invitations to select celebrity events

    World Champions – Goal $500,000 a Year
    Special group of donors who will:

    • Commit to contributing $50,000 a year for four years
    • Recruit new supporters and donors
    • Benefits:  Benefits:  Recognition at all events, four year placement on our website, four tickets to our annual gala

         Winners in Life – Goal $250,000 a Year
    (Women’s Giving Initiative)    Donors who commit to:

    • Contributing $25,000 a year for four years
    • Recruiting other donors and supporters
    • Benefits:  Recognition on our “Winner in Life” website list of donors, recognition in targeted marketing materials, two tickets to our annual gala

         7291 World Record Club – Goal - $729,100 a Year

    • Donors supporting sports teams and leagues
    • Gold    $7291.00 (Annually)
    • Silver   $    72.91 (Monthly)
    • Bronze $  729.10 (Annually)
    • Benefits:  Recognition on our website list of donors. Gold: 2 tickets to all special events a year. 
      Silver: Advance notice and invitation to special events
      Bronze: Advance notice of special events


Our Mission:

”To provide youth, adults and families with the resources to improve their quality of life and to enhance communities worldwide, with special attention directed to East St. Louis, Illinois.”

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Why support JJKF? Because we care for kids.

Donations to JJKF help provide care to Many Kids who need strong family values and educational structure in there lives.  JJKF and its member organizations offer education and hands-on services that can improve quality of life for kids in need and their families. Your support is critical to make a difference in a child's life at our center.

Thank you for caring.

JJKF is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. Donations are tax deductible.

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