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Jeremy Stom Foundation

Mission Statement:

Empowering under-resourced adolescents to
Experience Hope
by sponsoring participation in recreational activities enabling them to learn life survival skills and grow independently, spiritually, and intellectually.


Our Vision:

The Jeremy Stom Remembrance Foundation (JSRF) believes that giving adolescents an opportunity to gain awareness of themselves through recreational activities will help them reach their full potential. The ultimate vision is to aid adolescents in personal growth, as well as to help them discover a sense of freedom from everyday pressures and find joy within themselves.


About the Foundation:

The Jeremy Stom Remembrance Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization established in loving memory of Jeremy Stom. The seed money used to start the Foundation was through the generous donations made in Jeremy’s honor at the time of his departure from earth.

On April 25, 2009, one week before his 19th birthday, Jeremy lost his battle with addiction. Jeremy was a loving, kind, helpful, intelligent and courageous young man. In 2007, during a therapeutic wilderness program, Jeremy found renewed hope in himself. He became independent, learned life survival skills, grew spiritually, and discovered inner peace and joy. He also discovered a love for the outdoors.

Jeremy’s legacy will be helping adolescents
Experience Hope

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Experience Hope.

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Jeremy Stom Remembrance Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. Donations are 100% deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

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Program Description:

The Jeremy Stom Remembrance Foundation will sponsor adolescents between the ages of 13-18 with limited opportunities to participate in recreational activities. The Foundation focuses especially on those who are under-resourced and those who may be struggling in the high-pressure environment that teens face today. To honor the memory of Jeremy’s deceased brother Jean, who served in the Army 82nd Airborne, JSRF strives to sponsor teens of Veterans and military families.

JSRF coordinates with social workers, schools, health care providers, outreach program providers, military service organizations, and Veterans agencies to identify teens eligible for sponsorship in the programs.

The Foundation’s emphasis is to sponsor teens to experience a first time opportunity to attend resident outdoor camp programs offered by the YMCA such as: Camp Jorn YMCA and Camp MacLean YMCA located in Wisconsin; Camp Pinewood YMCA located in Michigan; and Kids Across America camps. JSRF also sponsors teens to participate in recreational day camps like Hoopsters Camp in Lake Zurich, IL and programs such as the U. S. Naval Sea Cadets, at the Great Lakes Naval Station in IL. Other recreational or extracurricular activities available to teens through JSRF sponsorship include, but are not limited to: lifeguard certifications, football, cheer, swim and track teams.

Why the YMCA?
The Foundation chose to work with the YMCA because of Jeremy’s experience in his first job as a lifeguard at the Central Lake YMCA. There he learned life saving skills, gained responsibility, and developed quick reactive thinking. While lifeguarding, Jeremy rescued an adult swimmer suffering from a seizure and prevented another near tragedy by rescuing a toddler from drowning.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments we want to hear from you. Please use the following contact information to connect with the foundation.

EMAIL: info@jeremystomfoundation.org

Jeremy Stom Remembrance Foundation
14 James Drive
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047

Phone: 847.438.8058



Why the Whale Tail?

        The Whale Tail is a symbol of Freedom, Strength, and Joy within a Beautiful Spirit.

 Logo design by Chris Santore, childhood friend of Jeremy.

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