Save the date: #JPK2016 is Sept.17th!

Save the date: #JPK2016 will be held on Hilton Head Island Saturday, September 17th.

Calling friends new and old, we invite you to join us on September 17th as we honor the 10th Anniversary of Jeff’s passing with a round of golf at Oyster Reef Golf Club in the morning, followed by an after-party at Santa Fe Cafe.

JPK Invitation 2016

JPK Newsletter 2016

JPK RSVP 2016

The Jeff Katon Scholarship Foundation was founded to honor Jeff’s memory by selecting new scholarship recipients each spring who best exhibit his qualities of generosity and friendship. We are proud to have donated more than $30,000 to assist graduating Beaufort County high school students.

Our 2016 recipient, Thomas MacDonald is a dynamic young man who impressed our committee with his confidence and conviction. He joins us in honoring Jeff’s memory by giving back to the Hilton Head Island community that Jeff called home.

We are humbled and incredibly proud to support the academic careers of:

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* Donations are 100% tax deductible as a charitable contribution through the Jeff Katon Scholarship Foundation. Tax ID #14-2010315

To donate online: https://www.cf-lowcountry.org/GivingThroughtheFoundation/DonateOnline.aspx?fn=Jeff+Katon+Scholarship+Fund

Or make your donation payable to “The Jeff Katon Scholarship Foundation”
c/o Melissa Katon, 380 Marshland Rd., Unit F-27, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926

On behalf of the entire Katon Family, thank you in advance for your donation and continued support.

We look forward to seeing you on September 17th!

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The 2015 Savannah Rock and Roll Marathon

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On Saturday, November 7th, 2015 Melissa Katon will be running the Savannah Rock & Roll Marathon in Jeff’s honor.

“Jeff never set a goal that he didn’t reach. What better way to honor my larger than life brother that by pushing my body to its limits to achieve my largest personal goal to date,” Melissa said. “I can’t think of any better motivation.”

The Jeff Katon Scholarship Foundation was created to celebrate Jeff’s life and provide annual scholarship opportunities to the youth of the Hilton Head Island community that he called home.

Since its inception in 2007, The Jeff Katon Scholarship Foundation has awarded $25,500 to graduating Beaufort County high school students to help them pay for college. Friends and family have continued to honor Jeff’s memory by selecting new scholarship recipients each spring who best exhibit his qualities of generosity and friendship.

Earlier this year the foundation awarded scholarships to two impressive young men: Wes Kerr and Marcel Smith. These two young men join their fellow scholarship recipients in honoring Jeff’s memory and love of life by continuing their education and giving back to the Hilton Head Island community that Jeff called home.

We are proud to support the academic careers of Lauren Stickles, Emily Natoli, Madison Howell, Jacob George, Justin Shaw, Britnee Kratochvil. Wes Kerr and Marcel Smith.

Please help us continue to honor Jeff’s memory by sponsoring Melissa’s 26.2 mile run and donating to the Jeff Katon Scholarship Foundation.

To donate online:

To donate via check:

  • Make check payable to “Jeff Katon Scholarship Foundation”
  • Mail to: Melissa Katon, 380 Marshland Rd., Unit F-27, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926

* Donations are 100% tax deductible as a charitable contribution through the Jeff Katon Scholarship Foundation. Tax ID #14-2010315

On behalf of the entire Katon Family, thank you in advance for your donation and continued support!

Special thanks to “The Boys” for a job well done #JPK2014

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Facebook Post: By Melissa Katon (Yesterday at 12:52am)

“I would like to thank Brendan MacDermott, Joe Gorman, Steve Michelson & Mike Jackson for hosting an amazing event in honor of my amazing brother Friday night at the Boston Winery. The planning and care that you all put into hosting Jeff’s event was clear from the start! It warms my heart to see people that Jeff valued so much take time to celebrate his life. Thank you for a night of special memories, great wine & fantastic friends! I know that Jeff was smiling down on all of us Friday night 😉

I can’t wait until next year’s event! Love you guys! xo

(A special thanks to Jennifer Howe MacDermott & Krista Carciero Gorman for all that you both did as well!)

For pictures and event information please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/599319796810757/?source=1

#JPK2014 is only 2 months away!

Just a quick reminder that #JPK2014 is 9 weeks from today, to be held at Boston Winery on Friday, April 25th. Save the date and plan to join us for a great night.

For more information, please visit our Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/599319796810757/?source=3&source_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Stay tuned: More info coming soon!

Chris

Save the Date – April 25, 2014

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Stop everything – the boys are “getting the band back together” and you’re invited! Jeff’s college roommates have organized our next event to celebrate Jeff’s life. We’re taking #JPK2014 on the road and are coming home to Boston.

Please consider joining us at Boston Winery on Friday, April 25th for a night to celebrate Jeff’s memory and raise some $ for a great cause. Join the conversation and share with your friends by joining our Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/599319796810757/?source=1

The Jeff Katon Scholarship Foundation was created to celebrate Jeff’s life and provide annual scholarship opportunities to the youth of the Hilton Head Island community that he called home.

Friends and family have continued to honor Jeff’s memory by selecting new scholarship recipients each spring who best exhibit his qualities of generosity and friendship.

Since 2007 the Jeff Katon Scholarship Foundation has awarded nearly $25,000 to graduating Beaufort County high school students to help them pay for college. We are proud to honor Jeff’s memory by supporting the academic careers of Lauren Stickles, Emily Natoli, Madison Howell, Jacob George, Justin Shaw and Britnee Kratochvil.

Friends of the foundation will remember a series of fundraising events held annually on Hilton Head Island from September 2007 – 2010. Activities included a Memorial Golf Tournament on Hilton Head Island and a black-tie dinner at Jeff’s restaurant, Aqua Grille and Lounge.

Fundraising components included a silent auction of sports memorabilia and a generous supply of community donations integrated into the weekend activities to help raise money for the foundation.

In late 2010 Aqua Grille and Lounge fell victim to the recession and was closed. Without a host site for fundraising, organizers have had to get creative about how to raise funds to replenish the scholarship pool.

If you cannot attend, but still want to assist with our fundraising effort please donate on-line at http://www.cf-lowcountry.org/give/donate-online, once there select the Jeff Katon Scholarship Fund. Supporters can also mail a check or money order to Melissa Katon, 380 Marshland Road, Unit #F-27, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. (*Please signify Tax ID #14-2010315)

The Jeff Katon Scholarship Foundation was established as a charitable fund in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, a local nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All contributions to the Jeff Katon Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry are fully tax deductible as allowable by law.

For more information, please contact Melissa Katon at (617) 543-1816 or visit our website https://jeffkaton.wordpress.com/

Ten Days ’till Falmouth

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Melissa will run the Falmouth Road Race next weekend to benefit the Jeff Katon Scholarship Foundation.

Melissa will run the Falmouth Road Race next weekend to benefit the Jeff Katon Scholarship Foundation.

Good morning everyone!

Great news. Missy has raised $1,800 and is more than half way to her fundraising goal “Running Falmouth for Jeff.”

Melissa will honor her brother’s memory by returning to Cape Cod to run the Falmouth Road Race on August 11, 2013.

She is striving to raise $3,000 for The Jeff Katon Scholarship Foundation, which provides annual scholarship opportunities to the youth of the Hilton Head Island community that Jeff called home.

To read the full story about her race, click here: https://jeffkaton.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/running-falmouth-for-jeff/

The Falmouth Road Race is only 10 days away and we need to raise an additional $1,200. Any and all contributions are deeply appreciated. 

This morning Missy started a Facebook conversation with friends and provided this update:

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My training is going great;) I logged 6.5 miles Sat, 7miles Sun & another 5.5 miles last night…I’m ready & really excited about it to be honest! I have run in quite a few races this past year, but this one is the closest to my heart…doing anything to honor Jeff is a privilege;)

To join in on the conversation and send a message of encouragement, click here: https://www.facebook.com/messages/conversation-id.286682501476548

To assist with Melissa’s fundraising effort please donate on-line at http://www.cf-lowcountry.org/give/donate-online, once there select the Jeff Katon Scholarship Fund.

Supporters can also mail a check or money order to Melissa Katon, 380 Marshland Road, Unit #F-27, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. (*Please signify Tax ID #14-2010315)

The Jeff Katon Scholarship Foundation was established as a charitable fund in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, a local nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All contributions to the Jeff Katon Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry are fully tax deductible as allowable by law.

For more information, please contact Melissa Katon at (617) 543-1816 or visit our website https://jeffkaton.wordpress.com/

Thank you all for your continued support!

Running Falmouth for Jeff

Melissa Katon will honor her brother's memory by returning to her childhood home on Cape Cod to run the Falmouth Road Race on August 11, 2013. She is striving to raise $3,000 for The Jeff Katon Scholarship Foundation, which provides annual scholarship opportunities to the youth of the Hilton Head Island community that Jeff called home.

Melissa Katon will honor her brother’s memory by returning to Cape Cod to run the Falmouth Road Race on August 11, 2013. Melissa is striving to raise $3,000 for The Jeff Katon Scholarship Foundation, which provides annual scholarship opportunities to the youth of the Hilton Head Island community that Jeff called home.

FALMOUTH, MA – It will be a homecoming filled with memories when Melissa Katon returns to Cape Cod next month to run the 2013 Falmouth Road Race.

Melissa is striving to raise $3,000 on behalf of the Jeff Katon Scholarship Foundation to honor the memory of her brother Jeffrey Paul Katon, who died in a car accident on Hilton Head Island in August 2006.

In what was once a family tradition, Melissa had last planned to run the Falmouth Road Race seven years ago, when on the morning before the event she withdrew after learning of her brothers passing.

Prior to moving to Hilton Head, Jeff Katon was a summer resident of Falmouth from 1989-1995 and had run the iconic road race several times while working at the former Lawrence’s Restaurant and Coonamessett Inn of Falmouth.

On Hilton Head Island, Jeff was former General Manager of Charley’s Crab Restaurant before opening Aqua Grille and Lounge.

The Jeff Katon Scholarship Foundation was created to celebrate Jeff’s life and provide annual scholarship opportunities to the youth of the Hilton Head Island community that he called home.

Friends and family have continued to honor Jeff’s memory by selecting new scholarship recipients each spring who best exhibit his qualities of generosity and friendship.

Since 2007 the Jeff Katon Scholarship Foundation has awarded $24,000 to graduating Beaufort County high school students to help them pay for college.

The foundation is proud to honor Jeff’s memory by supporting the academic careers of Lauren Stickles, Emily Natoli, Madison Howell, Jacob George, Justin Shaw and Britnee Kratochvil.

Friends of the foundation will remember a series of fundraising events held annually on Hilton Head Island from September 2007 – 2010.

Activities included a visit to Santa Fe Cafe, cheering on Jeff’s beloved Boston Red Sox on the big screen at Wild Wings Cafe, a Memorial Golf Tournament on Hilton Head Island and a black-tie dinner at Jeff’s restaurant, Aqua Grille and Lounge.

Fundraising components included a silent auction of sports memorabilia and a generous supply of community donations integrated into the weekend activities to help raise money for the foundation.

In late 2010 Aqua Grille and Lounge fell victim to the recession and was closed. Without a host site for fundraising, organizers have had to get creative about how to raise funds to replenish the scholarship pool.

The anniversary weekend has provided Melissa with the inspiration to return to Falmouth and run the race in Jeff’s memory.

The New Balance Falmouth Road Race was established in 1973 and has grown to become one of the premier running events of the summer season. The race draws an international field of Olympians, elite and recreational runners who follow a 7-mile seaside course from Woods Hole to Falmouth Heights.

To assist with Melissa’s fundraising effort please donate on-line at http://www.cf-lowcountry.org/give/donate-online, once there select the Jeff Katon Scholarship Fund. 

Supporters can also mail a check or money order to Melissa Katon, 380 Marshland Road, Unit #F-27, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. (*Please signify Tax ID #14-2010315)

The Jeff Katon Scholarship Foundation was established as a charitable fund in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, a local nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All contributions to the Jeff Katon Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry are fully tax deductible as allowable by law.

For more information, please contact Melissa Katon at (617) 543-1816 or visit our website https://jeffkaton.wordpress.com/