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/