Support the Jackson Center

Donors to the Robert H. Jackson Center play an essential role in sustaining the quality, depth and outreach of the Center’s programming.  The Center is the global resource on Justice Jackson’s exceptional life (1892-1954) and outstanding legacy. Donors provide financial resources that are critical to support the award of Teacher Fellowships, educational programming, scholarly discussions and events that define the legacy of Justice Jackson’s life as a public servant and statesman. The individuals, corporations, and foundations that contribute to the Jackson Center realize the value of investing in programming to address critical Constitutional issues of the day. These stakeholders invest in the award of our Teacher Fellows and the work they produce to educate the next generation. They attend a variety of public and private events and exhibits that allow rich intellectual exchanges with our visiting scholars. They also get a first look at our publications and receive special updates and other communications from the Jackson Center President James Johnson. Making a contribution to the Robert H. Jackson Center is quick and simple.

Our Funding

Generous individuals, foundations, and corporations that share our commitment to quality programming, probative discussion and opportunities to enrich higher education support the Jackson Center with financial contributions and intellectual engagement.

Getting Involved with the Jackson Center

The Jackson Center welcomes the engagement of a range of stakeholders in our work. We have developed a variety of opportunities for individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations to contribute to our programming and the Center as a whole.


Through the Jackson Center Program Committee, individual donors enjoy a range of opportunities to engage with the Jackson Center, whether by supporting it as a whole or by focusing on particular programs that interest them. In addition to giving cash or securities, donors can name the Jackson Center as the beneficiary of life insurance policies and other estate planning vehicles.


The Jackson Center Program Committee offers a range of events and other activities for private-sector leaders who value interactions with visiting Jackson Center scholars.


Since its founding in 2001, the Jackson Center has received important support from foundations that has allowed us to provide a wide spectrum of programming, exhibits and events. The Jackson Center hosts exhibits, houses archives and provides educational programs at its facility in Jamestown, NY, through its website, and in partnership with institutions throughout the United States and abroad.

Universities and NGOs

To advance its goals, the Jackson Center often partners with organizations that share our high standards for quality, independence and excellence in education.

Where to Give

Donors may choose to direct their gifts to support the Jackson Center’s general operations or specific research programs or projects. Gifts may be for current use, multi-year support, or endowment.

General Operating Support

General operating support enables the Jackson Center to hire and retain the best staff and engage scholars in a variety of fields. It further provides crucial resources to develop, plan and implement a wide range of timely programming, organize events, and manage outreach activities that keep concepts of justice under the law current.

Join the Jackson Society

Your membership helps support the Jackson Center’s ongoing operations and programs. Members enjoy an annual dinner, advance notice of all Center happenings, opportunities for invitations to exclusive events and more!

Jackson Society Membership

Matching Gift

Companies often will match employee contributions to educational organizations. If you wish to have your gift to the Robert H. Jackson Center matched by your company, complete a matching gift form (provided by your employer) and send this paperwork with your donation.

Make a Planned Gift

The Jackson Center’s Legacy can be your legacy! Support the preservation of the history, facility, collections and archives by entering into a planned giving program. By doing so you can help ensure that future generations experience the Center’s offerings and learn the legacy of Robert H. Jackson.

Charitable Gift Annuity

You can make a gift of cash or marketable securities to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation (CRCF) today and receive immediate tax benefits and ensure you or a loved one receives fixed quarterly income payments for life. Let the CRCF help you make a positive impact on our community by building a bridge
between your passion and the needs of the Robert H. Jackson Center! Please call us for more details.

Make a Tribute Gift

The RHJC accepts gifts in memory of some who has died or in honor of a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or graduation.

Donors may also give a gift just to say “thank you.” The RHJC will send a letter to the person honored or the family of the deceased.


More Ways to Support

Volunteer, Donate, Intern

Stories of Your Support


2015 Annual Campaign – “Why Robert H. Jackson?”

In a letter from Board member and Annual Campaign Chair Stan Lundine the question "Why Robert H. Jackson?" is brought into focus.


Who Inspires You?

Collaboration with Pine Valley Schools provides a thoughtful exhibit for the Center.


Jackson Center Teacher Fellow creates “Bob Talks”

Caroline Hayes, a 2014 Robert H. Jackson Center Teacher Fellow, made it her project this past school year to teach her sixth grade students about the legacy of Robert H. Jackson. Her students created "Bob Talks" reminiscent of TED talks to learn and teach others about Robert H. Jackson.


May’s Continuing Legal Education Seminar

On May 5, 2015, the Robert H. Jackson Center hosted its Spring Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar on the Voting Rights Act of 1965.



The Jackson Center's teacher workshops are designed to strengthen classroom techniques and provide in-depth, hands-on information.