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Moving Foundation Communications Past Raising Awareness

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

This post originally appeared on the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) blog Read More



 

Graduation Season is Here

Monday, May 21, 2018

There is something quite magical about this time of year. The academic regalia, the congratulatory hugs, the encouraging speeches and the familiar chords of “Pomp and Circumstance” all signal a time of transition and new beginnings. Read More



 

The Value of Mentoring

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Check out www.mentoring.org, the website of MENTOR, a national non-profit organization devoted to increasing the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for America’s young people. It makes the case for mentoring
as follows: Read More



 

So, this is Christmas (and what have you done?)

Thursday, December 21, 2017

John Lennon’s carol has become a Christmas standard. As the end of the year approaches, it hauntingly asks us what we have done to make the world a better place. It has universal appeal because it speaks to our highest aspirations.   Read More



 

Affirmation

Monday, December 04, 2017

We recently celebrated national Native American Heritage Month in November, and it offered us another opportunity to reflect upon the Johnson Scholarship Foundation’s mission to Indigenous People and its strategy to execute it.  Read More



 

A Good Partnership

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The cover of this month’s Report is from our June meeting in Tampa of the partners of the Johnson Scholarship for students with disabilities in the Florida State University System. This annual meeting is convened by the Foundation and attended by representatives of each of the state universities and the Board of Governors’ Office. The Foundation was well represented, as you can see from the photo.  Read More



 

Concentrating Focus for Results

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Foundation stresses the importance of adhering to a strategy to achieve results. We concentrate on education for disadvantaged people so that they may obtain better employment and a better life.  Read More



 

The Fading American Dream

Friday, May 19, 2017

Raj Chetty is a professor of economics at Stanford University and has been recognized by the American Economic Association as the best American economist under age 40. His current research focuses on equality of opportunity: how can we give children from disadvantaged backgrounds better chances of succeeding?  Read More



 

Have Faith (and Keep Going)

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Whenever I am tempted to feel blue or pessimistic about JSF’s effectiveness all I have to do is listen to our peers, which I had the opportunity to do last week at The Center of Effective Philanthropy (CEP) Biannual Conference in Boston.  Read More



 

Thank You

Thursday, December 15, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close I will use this space to count the things for which I am grateful.   Read More



 

Nova Scotia Beckons

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

September’s Grant Program Meeting will focus on Foundation grants that serve Indigenous Peoples. Janine Pease, Bob Lorence and Rick Williams, our consultants in this area, will all attend. This is Bob’s last meeting and Rick and Janine’s first. There will also be a number of invited guests and we will receive reports on our major programs and what others are doing in this area. Read More



 

Non-Monetary Support in the SUSF Johnson Scholarship Program

Monday, June 20, 2016

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Faith & Money

Monday, May 23, 2016


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In the Year 2041

Friday, February 19, 2016

January’s page concluded by asking how the knowledge and experience gained in our first 25 years can guide us to be better in the next 25 years. Let us look ahead another 25 years to 2041. We will start close to home, with assumptions that are so likely that they appear certain. Read More



 

The End of the Beginning

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The arrival of 2016 marks the 25th birthday of the Foundation. It aspires to a perpetual life and the end of the first 25 years is an important milestone. It is worthwhile to reflect on the first 25 years and what they have taught us.    Read More