Established in 1989 in memory of Joel A. Gingras, Jr., the mission of The JAG Fund is to raise funds and increase awareness for brain tumor research.
Since 1989, the organization has donated more than $2 million to the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) through the untiring efforts of generous individual and corporate sponsors. In recognition of The JAG Fund's hard work, the ABTA established the Joel A. Gingras Jr. Research Fellowship in 1995.
In its early stages, fundraising consisted solely of an annual "Tube Float" down the Delaware River. A portion of the cover charge for the event went straight to the American Brain Tumor Association. Over the years, the JAG Fund evolved into a formidable fundraising organization through new events and a more intense focus on fundraising. The Saturday Night Bash and Black-Tie Gala at the Union League of Philadelphia are the two big events for the JAG Fund in addition to the Tube Float. Beyond this we’ve been blessed by many outside fundraisers run by friends of the JAG Fund and those impacted by brain tumors. These events have generated additional funds for our cause.
The JAG Fund has gained incredible strength since its inception in 1989. We continue to focus on increasing awareness and raising money for brain tumor research while at the same time having fun with old friends and new.
Since 1995, we have funded 30 separate fellowships and one Discovery Grant in Joel’s name that focus on finding a cure for brain tumors.
Bestowed upon Individuals exhibiting limitless generosity, unending dedication and immeasurable contribution. After years of service, friendship, patience and strength, we honor those who deserve direct recognition from the President. The efforts which few attempt, this person has achieved...
|2019||Todd & Samantha McCarty|
|2017||Steven Brem, M.D.|
|2017||Daniel T. Johnson|
|2010||Paul J. Miola|
|2009||James H. Foresman|
|2007||Michael P. Moser|
|2006||Michael “Moe” Happ|
|2005||Gordon St. John|
|2003||James C. Comport|
|2002||Steven C. Happ|
|2002||Joseph P. Madera|
|2001||John J. Altmeyer|
|2001||Richard M. Johnson|