Provide financial assistance to bona fide community organizations benefiting the physical and mental health needs of the underserved in Puerto Rico through community fundraising and educational awareness.
The Jack and Eunice Knight Memorial Fund Youth Grant
This is a grant from a fund donated in the memory of John G. (Jack) and Eunice K. Knight. Jack and Eunice were long time residents of Northern Virginia and noted for their active role in the life of their community. He was also known for his support of employees regardless of their economic background or country of origin. Both took roles in various boards and helping organizations. Jack’s work included board member of many of the community organizations including the library board, little league, regional industry advisory liaison as well as a member of the local Rotary.
Eunice advocated for others since her days as a grade school student and brought awareness to the needs of all. She continued her advocacy throughout her career as a news reporter in both print and broadcasting and into her long career as a teacher and writer. She served as an English and Art teacher having started art programs on high school and college levels and served on various community and academic boards over the years. Eunice also started a high school ESL program at a boarding school and served as liaison for international students. She was a beloved teacher by all her students and recognized as one of their most influential teachers.
Given Jack and Eunice’s long history of support for youth, funds have been donated in their memory for the purpose of awarding grants to the youth of Puerto Rico undertaking extraordinary efforts to improve their communities.