JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars delivered on a promise to serve Jacksonville's youth. In 2008, the Jaguars, Jaguars Foundation and the Weaver Family Foundation contributed more than $1 million in grants to 37 local youth-serving nonprofits.
Under the leadership of Delores Barr Weaver, Jaguars Foundation Chair and CEO, the foundation focused on support programs that serve economically and socially disadvantaged youth and families. The grant total since 1995 is more than $11.9 million in Jacksonville and the surrounding counties of Baker, Clay, Nassau and St. Johns.
?Our dream of the Jaguars Foundation began even before Jacksonville was awarded the 30th NFL franchise in 1993,? Weaver exclaimed. ?I am proud of the Jaguars Partners for making the annual million dollar commitment to the Jaguars Foundation to support these important programs for youth and their families, which is especially important for the agencies serving low-income families in these difficult economic times.?
Since 1995, the Weaver Family Foundation has made contributions to Jacksonville organizations in excess of $42.8 million.