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Ken Jackson, front right, generously donated $500,00 to the Remy Fund for pets and animal services.
Ken Jackson of Hoover recently donated $500,000 to the Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. Jackson, founder of the Remy Fund, said he made the gift to increase the ability to support animal-related programs that provide rescue/shelter services, spay/neuter services and animal-assisted therapy.
In its first two years, the Remy Fund of the Community Foundation awarded $40,000 in grants. Nonprofit organizations can submit applications for the next cycle of Remy Fund grants, which begin April 1.
Jackson established the Remy Fund with an initial $250,000 gift and named it in honor of his late dog Remy, a Jack Russell-Shih Tzu mix.
For more in the Remy Foundation, visit foundationbirmingham.org.