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Awareness Day at Wonderland of Ice – September 2017

The Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Foundation in conjunction with the Wizards at Wonderland of Ice held an Awareness Day at WOI. There was an open skate for young and old alike, a pizza truck, silent auction and even Storm showed up to show his support for the Foundation.

Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Foundation Awareness Day at Wonderland of Ice Back Row: Mac Jacobs Middle Row: Kaeleigh Pollard, Taylor Jacobs, Storm and Karen Jacobs Front Row: Lucy and Miller Frey

The Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Foundation banner at Wonderland of Ice

United in Hope Scholarship- June 2017

The Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Foundation and the John Patrick Flanagan Foundation welcomed the United in Hope scholarship recipients at a reception at the Jacobs' home. We wish the recipients the very best as they head off to college in the fall!

Left to right: Taylor, Mac, Karen and Don Jacobs; United in Hope recipient Arianna DeNitto and her aunt and uncle; Amanda, Walter, Bridget, Emma, Ann and Jack Flanagan. Missing from photo, United in Hope recipient Andrea Sebaibi.

Oktoberfest - 2016

The Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Foundation's fundraiser - Oktoberfest 2016 - was a great night of remembering Chad's legacy while raising money to help boys and girls be all that they can be. Guests were served German-inspired food by Fairfield Prep sophomores volunteers while imbibing on German beer, wine and cocktails at Penfield Pavillon. Highlights of the night included a game of Masskrugstemmen, a yodeling contest and "raise the stein" where additional money was raised for academic and athletic scholarships. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported this great cause!


Yodellers from left to right - Jeanne Wingate, Jana Joham and winner Kyle Ralston.


Masskrugstemmen winners - Men's (John Stack), Women's (Shelia Ferrara) and Youth (Casey Wingate).


United In Hope Scholarship - 2016

The United in Hope Scholarship was awarded to Ben Foster and Aidan Coyle by the Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Foundation and the John Patrick Flanagan Foundation on June 28th at a reception held at Black Rock Yacht Club. The United in Hope Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who attend school in Westport or Fairfield, lost a parent to cancer and are attending an institution of higher learning that fall. Ben Foster is from Westport, CT and graduated from Staples High School. Ben will be attending Denison University. Aidan is from Darien, CT and graduated from Fairfield Prep. Aidan will be attending Boston College. Both boys lost their dads to cancer this past October



Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship at Fairfield Prep

The first Fairfield Prep Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship recipient, Travis Whitney, graduated in June. Travis will be a Pre-Med student at Quinnipiac this fall. Travis recently wrote, "I am extremely grateful for my experiences at Prep. I am aware that by attending Prep I have a world of brotherhood and opportunities open to me that would be impossible without 'guardian angels' watching over me."



Scavenger Hunt and Celebration Party - 2015

The Scavenger Hunt and Celebration Party Fundraiser was held at Stepping Stones Museum on October 3, 2015. Once again the supporters formed teams, came up with themes and sped around town in limousines on a scavenger hunt. The Bridesmaid team was triumphant! They amassed an incredible amount of points to win the overall prize and were awarded with champagne and the Stanley Cup trophy! Team Orange is the New Black, headed by Chad’s mother, Ginny Jacobs, was won the best overall theme for the night. After the hunt, guests enjoyed dancing to Tangled Vine, a silent and live auction and celebrating Chad’s legacy. The event raised over $60,000 to help kids be all that they can be!


The Bridesmaid team was triumphant!


Team Orange was won the best overall theme for the night

Oktoberfest Fundraiser – October 2014

The Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Foundation held an Oktoberfest-themed fundraiser at The GingerMan in Norwalk in October. Supporters of the Foundation donned lederhosen and dirndls and were entertained by the German band Schwarze Schafe. It was a night of laughter, remembrances and fun. Over $50,000 was raised at the event allowing the Foundation to further fund academic and athletic scholarships to children with a financial need.


Karen Jacobs, Brigid Rogers and Tom Ryan celebrate Oktoberfest in style! Ein Prosit!

United in Hope Scholarship - 2014


The 2014 United in Hope Scholarship was awarded to Jake Santo (Staples High School) at a ceremony held at the Black Rock Yacht Club. Jake, his family and the Board members of both Foundations attended this special event. Despite experiencing great loss as a young man, Jake strived academically and gave back to his school and community.


The 2014 United in Hope Scholarship recipient, Jake Santos, with Mac and Karen Jacobs and Amanda, Bridget, Emma and Jack Flanagan. Missing from photo: Taylor Jacobs

Third Annual Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Foundation Scavenger Hunt and Celebration Party - September 28, 2013

The third annual Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Foundation Scavenger Hunt and Celebration Party was held on September 28, 2013. Chad's family, friends and Foundation supporters formed teams, chose a theme and traveled around town in limousines on a scavenger hunt. The hunt was capped off with a celebration party that included a silent and live auction and dancing to the amazing band, Tangled Vine. Over $65,000 was raised at the event allowing the Foundation to further fund academic and athletic scholarships to children with a financial need.


Team Mount Cyanide goes all out and wins Best Theme!


United in Hope Scholarship - June 13, 2013

The Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Foundation and the John Patrick Flanagan Foundation came together to award the United in Hope scholarships to this year's recipient winners, Luke Donohue (Fairfield Ludlowe High School), Karl Rodriguez-Perez (Notre Dame High School), and Kelly Rotondo (Fairfield Ludlowe High School). The reception was held at Black Rock Yacht Club on June 13th, 2013 and was attended by the recipients and their families and the Boards of both Foundations. All three of the candidates have continued to persevere with their lives academically and athletically while being positive role models in their communities despite having lost a parent to cancer at young ages. Both Foundations are honored and humbled to be able to provide these students with the scholarships and we wish them all the best in their future endeavors.



United in Hope Scholarship recipients with Karen, Mac and Taylor Jacobs and Amanda, Emma and Bridget Flanagan

Second Annual Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Foundation Scavenger Hunt and Celebration Party - September 22, 2012

The Second Annual Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Foundation Scavenger Hunt and Celebration Party was held on September 22nd at Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk, CT. Fourteen teams traveled around Westport and Norwalk taking pictures with politicians, at the hairdressers, climbing aboard a city bus, etc. Back at the Celebration Party, fellow party-goers bid on auction items and tried to figure out, "Who Knew Chad Best". In the end, team "The Dark Knight" won best theme while team "Pack of Lies" won the Stanley Cup and overall scavenger hunt. It was a night of laughs and love and over $65,000 was raised for the Foundation!


Best Theme: The Dark Knight Team

Wonderland Wizards Youth Hockey and Wonderland of Ice Recognize The Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Foundation and Jacobs Family - September 22, 2012

Lisa Fedick and John and Mike Ferguson presented the Foundation, Chad's parents - Don and Ginny - and Chad's wife and children - Karen, Taylor and Mac an award recognizing their contributions to helping many children realize their dream of playing hockey with the Wonderland Wizards. "Not What Would Chad Do, But What Has Chad Done."


Lisa Fedick presenting the award to the Foundation and Chad's family

Italian Wine Merchant Dinners - June 2011 and 2012

The night before the Piper Jaffray Consumer Conferences in NYC in June of 2011 and 2012, the Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Foundation hosted a dinner and wine tasting at the Italian Wine Merchant Center in Union Square and raised money for the Foundation. Many of Chad's former colleagues, and some individuals who didn't have the opportunity to know him, joined together for a dinner and wine tasting to celebrate Chad's life and legacy. Chad would have loved to have been a part of these events. Chad's colleagues and special friends, Joe Teklits, Jeff Lick and Jeff Klinefelter spearheaded these dinners and the Foundation is very appreciative. The Italian Wine Merchant Dinners raised over $14,000 for the Foundation.


First Annual Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Foundation Scavenger Hunt and Celebration Party - September 24, 2011

On what would have been Chad's 46th birthday, Chad's family and friends came together to celebrate his life and legacy at the First Annual Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Foundation Scavenger Hunt and Celebration Party held at the Scandinavian Club in Fairfield, CT. Eighteen (18) teams dressed up in lederhosen, "Chad's" at different phases of his life, Super Heroes, the cast of the Jersey Shore, among other things... The teams flew around Fairfield and Westport in limousines in search of celebrities, kissing strangers, locating an Easter bunny and priest and even catching live chickens and bringing them back to the clubhouse for points. The team on time and with the most points was team Garden of Eden! It was a wild evening filled with much love and support for Chad, his family and the Foundation. The event raised over $85,000 for the Foundation.


Women from Team Sprockets - "Picture with a Stranger"