Community volunteerism at its finest - Jackson County Community Foundation

Among the many positive things happening in the community in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the good work of the Jackson County Community Foundation. 

The JCCF, re-organized last year, has been partnering with the Holton First Baptist Church and the Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce to create the Love Jackson County: Disaster Relief Fund. All deserve praise for their efforts.

Utilizing JCCF’s tax deductible status, community members and businesses, such as Giant Communications, for a great example, have been given a place to send their donations.

From there, the disaster relief funds have been distributed to many local businesses directly affected by the state’s shutdown and stay home orders. Some businesses receiving funds didn’t even ask for them.

The JCCF is now affiliated with the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, which has been providing expertise on how to funnel local charitable giving into great things for communities. 

The goals of the JCCF are as follows:

*Vision: Inspiring and Connecting Thoughtful Giving.

*Mission: To build relationships between donors and community needs.

*Core Values: Service with accountability, integrity, quality, respect and transparency.

Elsewhere in this edition of The Recorder, and future ones, you will be reminded about how you can leave a lasting legacy in the community, pay your good fortune forward when you can and simply give back to your community.

The JCCF welcomes your tax deductible donations on behalf of your grateful community.

Send email inquiries to

Send checks to JCCF at P.O. Box 381, Holton, KS 66436

Go online to to identify specific programs or projects that you’d like to fund. 

To learn more about JCCF, visit personally with one or more of the JCCF board members - Justin Fluke, Rod Wittmer, Samantha Rieschick, Mark Aeschliman, Bryce Barnett, Shannon Wright, Brooks Barta, Mike Roberts and Carly Fletcher. These community leaders have the best interest of the community at heart and provide their volunteerism simply because they love the community - like we all do - and want to see it thrive and prosper for many years to come.

The great part about JCCF now, in my opinion, is that you can specifically list what programs or projects you’d like to earmark for your charitable donations.

Some increased focus has been put on JCCF due to its good work with the Love Jackson County: Disaster Relief Fund. 

No doubt, many more great things to come are on the horizon for the community due to the efforts of the JCCF. We can all be part of those great things with our charitable giving.                 

The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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