Organization

The Foundation is a non-profit with 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation was established in 2007 in honor of Jason Christopher Wagner and to carry on his legacy.The Foundation’s primary focus is to award college scholarships to graduating high school seniors who reside in the counties Jason represented in his legal practice and which his law firm continues to represent (68 of the 77 counties in the State). Qualifying and eligible students are required to submit an application to the Foundation, along with an essay. Scholarships are awarded to students with a financial need and who, in the Foundation’s view, most exemplify the characteristics Jason had in life: integrity, intelligence and kindness.

Each year, the Foundation notifies every public high school in the 68 eligible counties in the State of the availability of the Jason C. Wagner Scholarship(s) and invites each school’s graduating high school seniors to apply for such scholarship. Over the past three years, the Foundation has received hundreds of applications and through this experience, has found that a huge need exists for college scholarships for graduating high school seniors, particularly in the more rural counties of Oklahoma.

The Jason C. Wagner Foundation is unique in that it has no overhead expenses or employees. The Foundation’s board is comprised entirely of volunteers (6 of the 8 members are working professionals), and everything from office supplies to Amy’s work as President and Executive Director is donated. The Foundation’s only expenses are the actual costs of its fund-raising initiatives and the fees it pays to its accounting firm (to maintain the organization and appropriately manage its funds). The end result is that the Foundation’s net revenue flows directly to our scholarship recipients, and our goal is to increase the amount of funds we raise year over year. To date, the Foundation has awarded almost $60,000 in college scholarships.

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