The fund will award a scholarship to a graduating senior at James I. O’Neill High School
MONTGOMERY, NY (March 18, 2021) – The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS) is honored to welcome the Jackson Truett Memorial Scholarship Fund to its family of funds. The fund was established this month by Craig and Kathleen Champlin in memory of their son.
Jackson Truett Champlin tragically passed away after an undetected medical condition on February 21. He was just 54 days old.
“Jackson will forever be a shining light that exemplified eternal love, everlasting joy, and astonishing faith,” said Jackson’s father Craig Champlin.
Each year, the Jackson Truett Memorial Scholarship Fund will award a scholarship to a graduating student from James I. O’Neill High School who has made meaningful contributions to their community and demonstrates a propensity to serve others. Preference will be given to a student affiliated with the West Point community or pursuing higher education in nursing, healthcare, fire, law enforcement, or emergency medical services.
“The Champlin family chose these particular fields of interest to honor the efforts of the emergency workers who displayed heroic efforts attempting to save Jackson’s life,” said Nicole Feller Lee, CFOS Director of Development and Marketing. “We at the Community Foundation are honored that the Champlin family has entrusted us to manage this memorial fund that will forever support local students while honoring the memory of their beloved son.”
About the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS): Based in Montgomery, NY, the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan connects people who care with causes that matter. Established in 1999, the Foundation helps philanthropic individuals, businesses and organizations establish charitable funds that will award grants and scholarships, for good, forever. The Foundation has significantly increased the region’s charitable capital and has empowered donors to make a profound difference in the quality of life in our region.Since its inception, CFOS, with its donors and fund representatives, has awarded more than $20 million in grants and scholarships. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivancurrently administers 341 active charitable funds that represent more than $41 million in assets to support animal welfare, arts and culture, education, the environment, health and human services, recreation and youth. To learn more, visit cfosny.org.
Photo: Jackson Truett Champlin