Giving News

Summer 2020 Foundation News

Since the Coronavirus outbreak, many important activities held by the organizations supported by the Jack Kagan Foundation (JKF) have been canceled or delayed, as have JKF personal visits for grant delivery and program review. Shown here are a few examples, most from prior to the virus outbreak, of JKF representatives delivering grants in person, and/or conducting reviews of JKF funding results. 

 

Graduation Day at Canine Companions for Independence
Graduation Day at Canine Companions for Independence.

 

Veterans attend the program at Horses for Heroes – NM Inc.
Veterans attend the program at Horses for Heroes – NM Inc.

 

Rick Ianucci, Executive Director and instructor at Horses for Heroes – NM Inc.
Rick Ianucci, Executive Director and instructor at Horses for Heroes – NM Inc., points out where the new spiritual center will be built. Mr. Ianuccci is a retired U.S. Marshal and former Green Beret.

 

JKF representatives deliver a grant to Horses for Heroes – NM Inc. (HforH). Left to Right: Marc Kagan, Vice President JKF; Roslyn (Lindy) Kagan Gellenbeck, JKF Vice President; Nancy De Santis, HforH Program Development, Administration Manager, and instructor ; Rick Ianucci, HforH Executive Director and instructor; and Joanne Swanson Kagan, JKF Business Development Director.
JKF representatives deliver a grant to Horses for Heroes – NM Inc. (HforH). Left to Right: Marc Kagan, Vice President JKF; Roslyn (Lindy) Kagan Gellenbeck, JKF Vice President; Nancy De Santis, HforH Program Development, Administration Manager, and instructor ; Rick Ianucci, HforH Executive Director and instructor; and Joanne Swanson Kagan, JKF Business Development Director.

 

JKF representatives deliver a grant to Las Campanas Compadres
JKF representatives deliver a grant to Las Campanas Compadres (LCC) children’s therapeutic riding program. Left to Right, Suzanna Becerra, LCC Co-Founder; Joanne Swanson Kagan, JKF Business Development Director; Marc Kagan, JKF Vice President; Lawrence Becerra, LCC Co-Founder; and Karen Evans, Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) accredited instructor.

 

JKF representatives deliver a grant and conduct a review for Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB)
JKF representatives deliver a grant and conduct a review for Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB). The modified sailboat and accessibility equipment pictured was purchased with a grant from the JKF, and this craft was named the “Little Bit” in honor of Jack Kagan’s favorite boat name. CRAB also ensured the JKF logo was prominently displayed on the sail. This is the first of three modified sailboats the Foundation is granting to CRAB.

 

Sailboat granted to CRAB by Jack Kagan Foundation
Pictured above is the second of three sailboats to be granted to CRAB by the JKF. This is the “Lainie,” named for Jack’s deceased ex-wife and mother of Marc, Joel, Roslyn (Lindy) and Andrea.

 

regatta held on the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis
The “Little Bit” and the “Lainie” show their colors during a regatta held on the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis (top) and under sail near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (bottom).

 

SWAIA Executive Director Kim Peone
The SouthWestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) announces the 2020 Santa Fe Indian Market will be held via a virtual platform for the entire month of August. Artists, dances, performances, presentations, and more will be featured through a virtual platform for the first time using posted video and photos. This is very exciting since the reach will now be global, and traveling kept to a minimum due to the pandemic. The Jack Kagan Foundation is proudly supporting this effort. Bottom photo above:  SWAIA Executive Director Kim Peone; JKF Vice President Marc Kagan, and JKF Business Development Director Joanne Swanson Kagan.

 

present a grant to the Winter Garden Art Association
Jack Kagan Foundation President Joel Kagan and his wife, Grant Coordinator Yuka Kagan, present a grant to the Winter Garden Art Association via Board member and artist Noreen Coup.