HELP SUPPORT EDUCATION LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY TO: 1) recognize and reward merit in education, 2) provide educational growth opportunities for the underprivileged, and 3) promote excellence in leadership. Select one of our 8 suggested donations or enter any amount by 12/31 for a 2022 tax deduction.
"The generous donations over the past several (years) will allow the Jamin B. Wilson Excellence in Education Awards to provide recognition to individuals who have made significant contributions to the education of D'Evelyn Jr. Sr. High School students for many years." Craig Choun, Chairman D'Evelyn Education Foundation
"At last year's Senior Banquet, I received a Jamin B. Wilson Excellence in Education Award, an experience that brought me equal measures of thrill and humility." Brian Haller - English Teacher
"The JB Wilson Excellence in Education award ... receiving this is the single greatest honor of my career."
Monte Murphy - Teacher
"Thank you for honoring my role as an educator." Judy Scoonmaker - Teacher
"Thank you for supporting Science Delivered through the Jamin Fund! You are providing an amazing science learning experience for kids. The generous grant from the Jamin Fund helps bring Science Delivered's hands-on programs to kids who can't afford other enrichment opportunities." Terry Welsh, Regional Director
"On behalf of the entire GRASP staff, thank you for the recent grant from the Jamin Fund. The students we serve are extremely fortunate that even in this challenging time, you are standing by them and our organization." Todd Martin, President, Great Aspirations Scholarship Program
"Thank you! These two words cannot express how much we sincerely appreciate your support of Valley Alliance for Education. Receiving the Jamin Fund grant is such an honor ... this generous donation will fully fund the "Seeing is Believing" grant ... we selected this grant for the Jamin Fund sponsorship, because we believe this particular grant will empower the love of life J.B. exemplified." Andrew Deitz, President, Valley Alliance for Education
"Thank you for your donation to the Education Foundation of the Summit. We appreciate your support again this year and your donation will make a big impact on students and teachers with our programs that support Innovative Teacher Awards, STEM, Career Tech, and Innovative Reading." Brad Piehl, Chairperson, Education Foundation of the Summit
"Jacob's Ladder is deeply grateful and honored to receive a grant ... made possible by the Jamin Fund ... (it) will be used specifically for the designated purpose to support the intellectually gifted, at-risk children being served by the program." David Niebuhr, Executive Director, Jacob's Ladder
"Thank you again for your support in helping these young Nepali women in Law school!"
Lisa Durham, Administrator, Answer Nepal
The mission of the Jamin (Jāyman) Fund is to pass on the character traits which exemplified the life of Jamin Buchanan Wilson by encouraging each of us to live life at the highest level - with consistency, integrity, enthusiasm, wisdom, and joy, while helping others.
Jamin Buchanan (JB) Wilson led a dynamic life up to the moment of his death, while serving with the Air Force, on December 6, 2014. He had excelled in high school and received an ROTC scholarship to Harvard. After graduating, he earned an early position of command in the Air Force. It seemed he was destined to do good things and make positive changes in the world.
Shortly after the tragic death of Jamin (JB), a decision was made to try to set up a foundation to do good things in memory of Jamin since he would not be alive to make those positive changes himself. In 2008, the Jamin Fund was originally set up with donations from Jamin's friends and family, under the umbrella of a charitable organization called the Community Foundation.
Since its beginning, the Jamin Fund has helped provide support for educational initiatives, locally and globally. The Jamin Fund has annually funded scholarships to graduating high school students, provided funds to programs that help graduating high school students obtain college scholarships, funded programs which promote science and math in primary schools, awarded annual 'Life-Long Learner' scholarships to graduating seniors, provided funds for the construction of primary schools in both Kenya and Ghana, and funded the school tuition costs of law and engineering students in Nepal. The Jamin Fund is particularly proud of its 'Excellence in Education' awards that have been given annually since 2008 to educators who have excelled in their ability to teach students.
In addition to continuing to operate under the umbrella of the Community Foundation, the Jamin Fund became an independent 501(c)(3) educational charity with the IRS in 2019 and is now a fully certified, Colorado based, charitable non-profit.