The JD Fund honors the memory of JD – Joseph Anthony Daniels IV – who was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Oct. 3, 1997 while celebrating his 13th birthday with friends. The JD Classic, now in its 20th year, honors the memory of JD doing what he loved best – being with friends and family and having fun. This annual golf tournament is the only fundraiser supporting the JD Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The JD Memorial Scholarship Fund
One of JD’s dreams was to be an artist. The JD Fund has awarded over $80,000 worth of scholarships to over 70 students studying any form of the arts. Scholarships have also been awarded to over 40 high school students whose parents have supported the JD Classic for at least two years. The JD Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization, ID# 81-1152154.
I studied communications and media studies and plan career in advertisement and graphic design. The JD Memorial Scholarship truly helped because I was the first in my family to go to college. So, without your help and support I would not have felt so confident embarking on this incredible journey.” Ryan Leblanc, 2008 recipient, Plymouth State College graduate
Being a recipient of the J.D. Memorial Scholarship has allowed me to pursue my dream career in television production at Emerson College. After college I hope to follow my passion and be able to work in a major television studio. Thank your generous donors for honoring me with this scholarship and for believing in me and my love of the Arts.
Stephanie Fiorante, 2011 recipient, Emerson College graduate
Fifteen years ago, I had no idea how the JD Fund would have affected my life like it has. Through the help of its funding, I was able to complete my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. Today, I work as a graphic designer where I can take the knowledge I received in school and apply it in a professional setting. Beyond the day job, I have been able to grow my passion for art in other venues. I recently have been working on painting wall murals as well as working as a second photographer at a studio in Maine. The JD Fund granted me the opportunity to gain a love of learning in all facets of life, but especially in the art world. For that I am so thankful.” Kristin Koslowski, first scholarship recipient, 2006 graduate of Colby-Sawyer College.