Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation Awarded $20,000


left to right: Charlotte Terry, Barbara Guilford, Jacque Jacobs, Susan Boyd, Jeff Pickering, Marie Stiefel, Sean Sexton, Susan McDaniel, Susan Lovelace and Julie Weary

Indian River Community Foundation presented the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation $20,000, a gift from anonymous donor.“We are so honored to be recognized with this generous gift,” remarked Marie Stiefel, President of LRJF.“As many may be aware, we have a significant and urgent need to fund the relocation and preservation of the Laura Riding Jackson Historic Florida-cracker-style house as it makes the move to its new home on the campus of Indian River State College, Mueller Campus .It’s place near the Brackett Library, will allow many more residents to visit” Stiefel continued.This gift from anonymous donor through the Indian River Community Foundation is very much appreciated.

LRJF has embarked on a “Let’s Move It’ campaign initiative asking the community to get involved and support the 12 mile journey which will cost over $300,000.Sponsorship begins with $5 a foot and extends to the “Miler Club” Relocation plans are moving a fast clip. It is expected the actual move will take place in late May.LRJF would like to celebrate the actual move with a parade and/or walk/run to help fund this relocation and preservation effort.If you would like to help, please visit www.lauraridingjackson.organd see how you cansupport efforts either through our website or event links.

This wonderful gift of $20,000 is being matched through a previous grant from the Indian River Community Foundation.Each dollar that is donated up to $50,000 will be matched . Consequently, every dollar donated is doubled under this program.

The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation preserves the historic home of the poet and provides a gathering place for writers by offering writers workshops, courses for both adults and children and community wide events such as an annual Poetry BBQ and monthly “Celebrate a Local Author”.Visit www.lauraridingjackson.orgor call 772-569-6718

One comment

  1. Grateful to be part of an organization providing so many opportunities for writers of all ages in our community. The move of Laura (Riding) Jackson’s house to IRSC is a big event and the preservation of this home is worthy of support from all of our community. I hope you will consider being a part of this.

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