The Jennifer Ward Memorial Fund was begun in 2005 in memory of Jennifer Ward,
a daughter, a sister, a niece, a cousin, a girlfriend, a teacher, a coach, a Parrothead,
and most of all, a loving friend to everyone in her life. Jennifer was taken from us
suddenly on January 7th, 2005, from a cardiac arrhythmia that was described by her
doctors as a "one in a million occurrence". Much like her untimely death, Jen's life
was one in a million - a mixture of love, care, kindness and giving, to her loved ones,
her friends, her students, and just about anyone else whose life she touched.
The mission of the Jennifer Ward Memorial Fund is to generate increased public
support towards helping community and charitable efforts in Cape May County, NJ.
Donations to the Memorial Fund help fund vital services that make a world of
difference to the scholastic community and to those who suffer from heart ailments.
The Jennifer Ward Memorial Fund has teamed up with AtlantiCare to provide
Automatic External Defibrillators to organizations in need, starting with the Catholic
Schools of Cape May County. The Jennifer Ward Memorial Fund has also started
scholarship programs at St. Ann's Catholic School in Wildwood, NJ, where Jennifer
was a teacher from 2002-2005, and at Ocean City High School in Ocean City, NJ,
where Jennifer graduated from in 1993.
The Fifth Annual fundraiser for the Jennifer Ward Memorial Fund is quickly approaching! We are
changing things up and will be holding the event on August 22 (instead of our traditional date in
October) at the Hibiscus Restaurant in Somers Point, NJ. We wish to thank you for your generous
contributions and support and hope we can count on you again. The continued support of our
community strengthens our motivation and commitment to do more in Jennifer’s name.
The Jennifer Ward Memorial Fund
Jennifer Ward Memorial Fund 2009 Island Party Fundraiser