Giving - Jefferson Ready Start Network


Jefferson Ready Start Network Future Fund

Louisiana’s future is tied to the success of its children – that’s why Jefferson Ready Start Network is taking the opportunity to transform that future in one generation.

Thanks to our valued partnership with the Jefferson Community Foundation, you can now donate to Jefferson Ready Start Network to support early childhood education in our parish. Every local dollar donated will be matched dollar for dollar by the Louisiana Early Childhood Education Fund. That means you can double your impact when you give through this exciting collaboration!

By donating online, you will be redirected to the Jefferson Community Foundation’s donate page. Make sure to select “Jefferson Ready Start Network Future Fund” as the designated recipient of your donation. This step is crucial to directing funding to Jefferson Ready Start. Please include your business name under “Organization” to ensure recognition.

The Power of Your Impact

Did you know that in the long term, for every $1 invested in quality early childhood, the state yields a $7.30 return on investment?

Quality early childhood education drives short and long-term economic development for the state because it supports the workforce of today and develops the workforce of tomorrow. When you give to Jefferson Ready Start Network you are:

  • Providing children with access to high quality early education opportunities no matter their family’s economic background.
  • Funding affordable early care and education that allows parents to work or pursue a college degree.
  • Developing the future workforce of Jefferson Parish.
  • Increasing local support and investment in early care and education.

For businesses or individuals with additional questions about supporting early education efforts in Jefferson Parish, please contact Dr. Sarintha Stricklin at

Thank You to Our Donors


Jefferson Parish - State of Louisiana


Jefferson Business Council


Jefferson Community Foundation


Jim Garvey

Lesley Webre

Friend of the Future Fund

JoAnn Turknett Clarey

Christine Briede

Era Hawkins

Kate Wendel

Donna Austin

Keith Liederman

Libbie Sonnier

Paula Polito

Sarintha Stricklin

Jessica Rouquette

Julie Paley

Ileana Ledet

April Catarella

Learn more about our giving levels! Each level of giving has the potential to help Jefferson Ready Start Network provide services and support to children, families and early education providers.

Support from Our Local Leaders

Jefferson Parish Councilmember Scott Walker shares why funding early education in Jefferson Parish is important.
Jefferson Parish - State of Louisiana
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Jefferson Community Foundation

About the Jefferson Community Foundation

The Jefferson Community Foundation (JCF) is the nonprofit, community foundation for Jefferson Parish dedicated to improving the quality of life for local residents, visitors and businesses by focusing on the needs of the community and power of philanthropy.