Amazing Grace Advocacy has received funding to support our Job Skills Junction Summer Program for High School Students with Disabilities.
The Jonathan Foundation was created for the legacy of Jonathan Thacker. In 2008 Jonathan’s story ended with a tragic car accident at the age of 10-years old, but it was not without completion. His life had perfect completion as he left this world and entered into the arms of Jesus Christ where he is enjoying the eternal rewards promised to him by his Savior. It’s an ending that Jonathan would want for everyone.
The primary goal of The Jonathan Foundation is to give hope to children in need. Since 2011, The Jonathan Foundation has gifted over $50,000 in community grants, outreach, and student scholarships. We have also invested over $65,000 to ensure the foundation’s future growth and outreach.
Kathy Platt, was an incredible Nurse and most importantly; Mom of Gwen Bartley.
Kathy passed away in 2010, but left a lasting legacy of compassion, strength and love of her Family and Grandchildren.
To honor the love and care that she gave her children, grandchildren and all that she knew; we have established a scholarship in her name to provide qualifying families with Respite Care.
Sharon Sanden passed away in 2020 and was a strong supporter of Amazing Grace Advocacy. Sharon contributed to our Summer Program for several years and we especially enjoyed the seashells that she collected and cleaned for our projects.
Sharon had incredible compassion for children with disabilities and her Grandson Trevor who has beat all the odds with his disabilities. Her enthusiasm and encouragement is a legacy that her family and friends desire to honor.
We have established the Sharon Sanden Scholarship to fund High School Students with Disabilities to attend our Transition to Adulthood Program at no cost.
Cabarrus County is the recipient of a two year grant to assess and identify the gaps/needs of Childhood Trauma in our community and address it with community wide trainings for professionals, schools and community stakeholders. Additionally, we have collaborated with Racial Equity Cabarrus to train our community leaders on historical racial trauma.
Amazing Grace Advocacy has received funding to support families during the COVID Pandemic that are in need of our services and have financial barriers.
Julia Beatrice Burris Brown passed away on March 5, 2020 she was born in Concord, N.C.
Julia loved people of all ages and her smile and inviting personality will long be remembered. She was employed by the
Cabarrus County Schools as a teacher assistant for Exceptional Children.
She entered the program when it was in the early stages working her years at Hartsell School and Long School. Although these years were technically a job, for her it
was more than that, it was her passion. She formed relationships with many of her students that continued long after her
years in the classroom ended.
Julia's family and friends have started a scholarship in her name to provide summer programs for Exceptional Children to attend Amazing Grace Advocacy Summer Programs at no cost.
$1000 or more donation
Kenneth & Joellyn Padgett
Andy & Anthea Scott
Matt & Helen Emish
JT & Jessica Patton
Jaime Jones and Family
Brandon & Kimberly McNeely
Leslie & Craig Berry
Jocelyn & Jake Smilie
Alight Solutions LLC
Amounts below $100
Keith & Danielle Johns
Tom & Patricia Brown
Justin & Nicole Wallace
Alyson & Will Stanley
Elizabeth McLaughlin as a Thank You to Georgia Lozier
Kenneth & Joellyn Padgett to Honor the Marriage of Corey & Katellyn Dulin
Leon & Marilyn Motts to Honor The Houghton Family
Carie Bumbarger to Honor:
Memorial Baptist Church in Memory of
Blaine Alton Tolle
Joan Kridler Griesbach
The Sharon Sanden Scholarship reduced the cost of our Summer Program by 40% for our Participants!