Our Chapter

The Denver Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated was organized by Mrs. Isabella Bartholomew in September of 1955.The Denver Chapter celebrated its 63rd Anniversary in 2019. The Denver Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. has served the local Denver community for more than six decades.

Our service projects and youth activities continue to provide aid to those in need in our community and great opportunities to allow young people to develop and prepare for their future. The chapter shares a rich history with many families and the city of Denver. The Denver chapter is also well known for its signature event—the Beautillion. The Beautillion was established in 1983 by Denver Chapter member, Mrs. June Johnson, who was frustrated by negative television and new media imagery of African America young men. The Beautillion, now in its 37th year, continues to serve as the chapter’s signature event by mentoring the best and brightest young African American boys in the community, while raising funds to support their efforts in pursuing a higher education.

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About Jack and Jill of America

The late Marion Stubbs Thomas founded Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, on January 24, 1938, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Twenty mothers came together to discuss creating an organization to provide social, cultural and educational opportunities for youth between the ages of 2 and 19. In 1946, 10 chapters were involved in the national restructuring process. The constitution and bylaws were drawn up, and the organization was incorporated under the laws of the state of Delaware.

Today, Jack and Jill boasts 252 chapters nationwide, representing more than 40,000 family members.

Each chapter plans annual programming activities guided under our five point programmatic thrust:

Cultural Awareness

We remember the ways of living developed by communities and passed on from generation to generation, including customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values. Through our cultural heritage we honor and preserve those who are making a difference in our community by teaching our children to cherish their past and be excited about the future.

Educational Development

The core of the Jack and Jill of America philosophy is that every child – if given the proper guidance and opportunity – can be developed into a leader. Whether it is through skill enhancement or understanding the concepts of integrity, Jack and Jill has become a national icon in creating effective leaders.

Social/ Recreational

We are social beings with a need for balance to function and maintain healthy lives. We believe it is necessary to engage our children both socially and recreationally, learning to interact with peers and others in a healthy, positive and productive manner. These activities promote processes that help to refresh and reinvigorate both the mind and body.

Health

Chapters continue to embrace the importance of being more aware of health issues that impact our communities, resulting in an organization that is more health conscious. We are committed to providing healthy behaviors and personal empowerment programming and training for families to live healthy lifestyles.

Civic

Since our inception, we have been committed to legislation aimed at bettering the lives of all children. Past and present legislative advocacy focus has been on violence in the media, health and wellness initiatives, voter registration, responsible gun laws, and equal access to quality education.

Membership

We are a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2 to 19, dedicated to nurturing future Leaders by supporting children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. Jack and Jill has 252 local chapters within 7 geographical regions in the United States.

Become a Member

If you are interested in becoming a member of this chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., you must be sponsored by a member(s) of the chapter. You will be invited to attend a meeting where pertinent information, such as the qualifications, cost, selection process, and other information will be discussed

An individual meeting all requirements and qualifications must then be approved by chapter vote to complete the selection process. Each chapter is autonomous and has specific criteria for sponsoring new members.

Legacy Membership

If you are a child or the spouse of a child whose mother graduated from a chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. in good standing and you meet the other criteria for membership, you are eligible for membership as a Legacy Member. Legacy forms can be obtained from our National Office.

    In the Spotlight

    Leadership

    Our Chapter’s Leadership Board

    Maria Ware

    Chapter President

    Allison Trimble

    Chapter Vice President

    Heather Barry

    Chapter Program Director

    Cherrie Paul

    Chapter Corresponding Secretary

    Robin Robertson

    Chapter Treasurer

    Emmaly Rohrer

    Chapter Editor

    Community Service

    Local Philanthropies that we have had the honor of partnering with

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      We look forward to hearing from you about membership or how our members can serve your philanthropy and our community.

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