Jenn has an active presence in many charitable organizations because she believes that it is important to give back to your community and help those that are less fortunate.
When Jenn was in college she started a mentoring program for girls that were living in a foster home called Pleasant Place. This home was a very special place for Jenn as she started the mentoring program shortly after her younger sister Carrie was killed in a car accident. The home had girls that were under the age of 18 and were either pregnant or had children of their own. Jenn, along with her fellow athletes, came to the home once a week to help the girls with life skills, tutoring, college applications and taking care of their children. Jenn was also instrumental is creating a Guardian Angel Program that got other athletic teams, corporations and individuals to sponsor a girl and her child at Pleasant Place. It is here that Jenn discovered how important it is to help those less fortunate and it allowed her to be the “big sister” she no longer could be. Below you will find some of the charitable organizations Jenn works with over the year.
The Carrie Brown Foundation
The Carrie Brown Foundation is a non-profit organization created in memory of Jenn’s younger sister Carrie who was tragically killed in a car accident in 2000. The foundation was created to continue Carrie’s spirit of giving, with all proceeds going towards less fortunate children through scholarships and grants. Every 4 years following the Summer Olympics, the foundation hosts the Olympian and Celebrity Gala, gathering athletes and celebrities to inspire and motivate children to pursue their dreams.
Kids in the Game
Donate to Help Get a Kid in the Game
Team Gleason “No White Flags”
Steve Gleason will always be remembered for his blocked punt on the night the New Orleans Superdome reopened for the first time after HurricaneKatrina. Steve played for The New Orleans Saints from 2000-2008. In 2011, Steve was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), considered a terminal neuro-muscular disease. Steve is determined to inspire others by continuing to pursue life adventures despite his diagnosis, and has challenged the worlds of technology and science to identify their most promising developments toward new treatments and a cure.
Steve and his friends and family started Team Gleason to generate public awareness for ALS, raise funding to empower those with ALS to live a rewarding life, and ultimately find a cure.
(Re)claimed Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization birthed out of a desire to exalt Christ by fulfilling the biblical mandate to serve orphans and the poor. We seek to accomplish this by focusing on three priority areas: education, service and financial assistance.
(Re)Claimed Project will assist families who wish to adopt.
- Help educate people about the plight of the nearly 150 millions orphans around the world
- Connect prospective adoptive families to a mentor family who has adopted through the same agency and/or in the same country
- Provide grants to assist families with the financial burden associated with adoption costs
- Award scholarships to college students who were orphaned or adopted