Providing college scholarships to Lucas County high school graduates who had a parent diagnosed with cancer
Our story begins more than seven years ago with a daughter and a dream. After losing her mother to Pancreatic Cancer in 2001, Jen Brouwer wanted to honor her mother’s memory by helping families who, like her and her mother, felt many emotional and financial hardships while facing the cancer battle.
While caring for her mother. Jen learned first hand that money saved for college tuition can quickly deplete to help pay for costly cancer treatments and hospital stays. Once that money is gone, many times the dreams of attending college are lost as well.
In 2007, Jen founded the Janet Phleger Foundation to give hope to those in need of financial support. Our mission is to help lighten the financial burden of higher education by providing scholarships to graduating seniors in Lucas County whose parent or guardian has battled cancer.
Over the past 9 years, we have given more than $74,000 and helped 28 Lucas County seniors with their college tuition. Our main event, Costumes for Cancer, is an annual family celebration where we honor the year’s scholarship recipients and raise money for our future beneficiaries.
When You Support JPF You Are
Giving hope to a local family who felt many emotional and financial hardships while facing the cancer battle
Making higher education possible for an exceptional student trying to further their career development
Supporting a local non-profit organization who helps students and families in the Lucas County community
Support JPF While You Shop
Support JPF While You Shop
Do you shop on Amazon or Kroger? Support the companies that support us! Amazon and Kroger have programs, Amazon Smile and Kroger Community Rewards, that donate a percentage of your purchase to JPF with no money out of your pocket.
On your first visit to Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com), you will be prompted to select a charitable organization from a list of eligible organizations. Watch the video from our Executive Director, Jen Brouwer, that shows you how easy it is to join Kroger Community Rewards.
– Michelle Adams, Mother of 2011 Recipient Bryan Adams
– Elizabeth Smith, 2016 scholarship recipient
Help Us Make a Difference
If you or your business provides a service that can help us give back even more, let’s talk! We love to work with anyone that wants to help us make an impact.
We are looking for talented members of our community to join us on our Board, and we have various events where we can always use an extra hand.
Our foundation would not be possible without the continuous support our donors as well as our partnerships with local organizations in the community.
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PO Box 352072
Toledo, OH 43635
419. 410. 8240