The Fran Payne Society is an individual giving society that was established in 2004 to generate annual, multi-year gifts to support Jack & Jill. It is named in honor of Frances T. Payne in recognition of her “Four Decades” of continuing service to Jack & Jill.
Fran became the Executive Director of Jack & Jill Children’s Center in 1969, a title she held for over 38 years. Under her leadership, the Center went through two prominent expansions. The first was to increase the number of children receiving services from 48 to 170. The second was the expansion of the support programs offered to include a food and clothing bank, a lending library, a job resource area and the provision of our Family Strengthening Program.
Throughout the years, Fran has been described as “an icon” and a “tireless worker,” helping “at promise” children and families in the community. This work has been her lifetime ministry, always ready to lend a “hand up” to families in need. She is admired and cherished by children, parents, staff and community leaders.
“WHO CARES FOR THE LITTLEST PEOPLE, THE CHILDREN MOST AT RISK IN OUR COMMUNITY? THEY DO NOT ASK TO BE BORN INTO THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES. JACK & JILL CARES FOR THESE CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES. WE PROVIDE THE RIGHT COMBINATION OF SUPPORT SERVICES, EDUCATION, GUIDANCE AND ASSISTANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENT IN OUR COMMUNITY. WE, EACH OF US, HAVE SO MUCH IN LIFE. THESE CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE; WE MUST WORK TOGETHER FOR A BETTER TOMORROW”
- Fran Payne Brochure
- Fran Payne Society Pledge Form
For your convenience, the Fran Payne Society Pledge Form above is a fillable PDF. You may print it out and complete it by hand or fill out the form digitally. Please return it completed by mail to Jack & Jill Center at 1315 W Broward Blvd, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33312 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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Thank you to our Fran Payne Society members.