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Dietrich Jackson Memorial Fund
Purpose of Fund
The primary purpose of the Fund shall be to provide financial support for educational and other charitable projects and organizations enhancing the quality of life of Putnam County African Americans. Grants from the Fund shall be suggested by the Fund Agent, and approved by the Foundation Board of Directors (hereinafter referred to as the "Board") provided that grants and contributions are consistent with the exempt purposes and status of the Foundation.
History of Fund
Dietrich brought joy into the lives of all who knew him. Friends, relatives and teachers describe him as: caring, funny, sweet, full of life, fun-loving, smart, a good and loyal friend, gifted, and polite. He was known as a person who could reach out to everyone and who stood up for kids who were picked on. In his short time in the Greencastle community, made an impact on everyone who knew him. As an African American in a white community, he contributed to improving the awareness and acceptance of students who are racially or ethnically different from the majority.
It is in his memory that his family established a fund which they hope will honor the kind of young man he was and might have been. Dietrich was college bound and some portion of the fund is intended to be used to make a contribution to members of the African American community who are going on to college.
The artwork included on this webpage is that of
Dietrich Jerjuan Jackson