Message from the CEO

President & CEO

After spending my career in non-profit management, I feel especially privileged to be writing this message as Chief Executive Officer of John F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation. This is a special time in this company’s history as we celebrate our successes and tremendous growth over the years. JFK Foundation began its journey in 1984, and has spent these years continuing to build and expand our organization. JFK Foundation has now become synonymous with our commitment to helping our clients from the hundreds of families with small children we serve, to the vast teen mentoring program we have developed, and to the hundreds of adults and seniors whose volunteer dedication has enhanced their lives. From every aspect, so many benefit from the amazing variety of programming offered by JFK Foundation.

Our commitment is providing exceptional client services and to living the core values of this organization to the fullest with dedication to enhancing the physical, emotional, intellectual health and wellness of the children, teens, adults and seniors in our communities. In short, JFK Foundation stands for excellence in leadership, integrity, full transparency in the spirit of community collaboration. 

Looking ahead, we are focused on accelerating our growth strategy while continuing to build on the strength of our brand. We are excited about expansion plans for our current programs, expansion of our Ophelia Project model beyond our Coachella Valley region, as well as adding new concepts in programming that will increase the scope of youth and education services. All of which brings positive change to the communities where we work and live. 

I am incredibly grateful to be associated with JFK Foundation and excited about this journey. The best of John F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation is yet to come!

Susan Francis
President and Chief Executive Officer
John F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation