Why Give?

The Jefferson Community Foundation seeks to engage others who share our interest in improving the overall quality of life in Jefferson Parish. JCF is powered by the community for the community.

Ways to Give:

Donate online, write a check, become a Member, start a fund, create an endowment or leave a legacy, and JCF helps connect that money with the greatest need. Learn more.

Membership Levels

Chairman’s Circle – $10,000 & above

  • One on one opportunities with Foundation leadership to offer input on plans and priorities of JCF
  • Individualized philanthropic plan for your family or business
  • Coordination and planning of family or business on our Annual Philanthropy Day
  • Plus, all benefits listed below

Inner Circle – $5,000

  • Recognition of family or business at all events and workshops
  • VIP Bus Tour: Behind the scenes look at our parish and exclusive insights on assets affecting quality of life
  • Participation in Jefferson Parish State of Philanthropy Roundtable
  • Story on your Personal/Business philanthropic impact featured in JCF communication
  • Plus, all benefits listed below

Partner – $2,500

  • Recognition on Annual Giving Day
  • Special year-end/holiday recognition
  • Plus, all benefits listed below

Ambassador – $1,000

  • Invitation to the Foundation’s Annual Meeting
  • Plus, all benefits listed below

Supporter – $500

  • Opportunity to serve on JCF committees
  • Plus, all benefits listed below

Friend of the Foundation – $250

  • Exclusive Invitation to select Foundation events
  • Plus, all benefits listed below

Young Professional – $100

  • Listing in Foundation publications/website
  • Membership pin
  • Opportunity to network with other young professionals for the benefit of strengthening Jefferson Parish

Thank you to our annual donors:

Chairman’s Circle

Atmos Energy
BLD Services, LLC
COX Communications
Feil Family Foundation
Greater New Orleans Foundation
Hancock Whitney
Jefferson Parish
Lauricella Land Company Interests
Henry and Pat Shane
United Health Foundation
Bertrand and Mariann Wilson Family Fund

Inner Circle

Boh Brothers Centennial Fund
Coulon Family Fund
Favrot and Shane
James Garvey
OnPath Federal Credit Union
River Birch


Christine and Otto Briede
Betty Lauricella
Lakelawn Metairie Cemeteries
Art Lentini Senate Campaign Fund
LCMC Health
Pat and Byron LeBlanc
Committee to Elect Cynthia Lee Sheng
Metairie Bank
Meyer Engineers
Lynda Nugent Smith
Postlethwaite & Netterville APAC
Red River Bank
Eric F. Skrmetta Campaign Fund


Mr. and Mrs. Mickal Adler
Lynne Burkart
Marion F. Edwards Campaign Fund
Joseph Ewell, Jr.
James and Michelle Hudson
Jefferson Financial Federal Credit Union
Fred and Sue Preis
Ronnie Slone/The Slone Group
Stephanie Stokes


Cimsco, Inc.
Dignity Memorial
Scott Dusang
Era Hawkins
Michael Murphy
Darryl Ward

Friend of the Foundation

Blair Constant
Meghan Donelon
Ruby Noble Evans
John Illg Campaign Fund
Philip W. Rebowe
River Plate Enterprises LLC
Mr. and Mrs. Reginald H. Smith Jr.
Polly and Bob Thomas
Ms. Kate Wendel

Young Professional

Gillen Briede

Types of Funds

Donor advised funds are charitable funds for donors seeking active involvement in grantmaking. Donors advise or recommend grants from their fund to support nonprofit organizations. Donors can learn about community needs by working with the foundation’s staff. Learn more.

Donors who select these funds are able to benefit specific programs in the arts, education, or other broad areas of interest. By naming a program area and not a specific organization, flexibility exists to meet the ever-changing needs of the community. The Foundation awards grants to the most appropriate programs or organizations within the specified field of interest.

This fund type holds assets given by a charitable organization to endow the future of the work that it does. Agency endowment funds are established by the nonprofit agency, but anyone interested in ensuring the future welfare of the agency may add to these funds.

Unrestricted funds are created by those who care about the community beyond their own lifetimes. Often bearing the name of the donor or honoring a family member, these funds enable the Foundation to respond to the community’s changing needs and emergencies, to support the creation of innovative responses to community problems and to enhance the quality of life in our region. They allow donors to create a living legacy that will grow and change as our region does.

Gifts of Cash, Appreciated Securities, Retirement Plan Assets, Life Insurance, Real Estate, Tangible Personal Property.

As a nonprofit organization, we share your values and take the same care when it comes to helping our donors plan charitable gifts to the Jefferson Community Foundation. Please use these tools as you help your clients with their charitable plans, and feel free to contact us for more information or assistance.

Legal name: Jefferson Community Foundation

Federal tax ID number: 83-4204994

Located in: 3908 Veterans Blvd., Suite A,  Metairie, LA 70002

If your clients are interested in supporting JCF with a gift in their wills, below is sample bequest language they can bring to their estate planning attorneys:

“I give to the Jefferson Community Foundation, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 3908 Veterans Blvd., Suite A, Metairie, LA 70002, or its successor thereto, ______________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

We understand that gifts to charities such as JCF can be an important part of your clients’ overall financial and estate plans. That’s why we’re committed to working with you to ensure that your clients find the charitable arrangements that best meet their needs. We believe that charitable planning is a process that ideally involves the donor, professional advisors and our gift planning staff—all working together to arrange the best gift possible.