From the President

Greetings Members and Guests!

Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated has served families and children across America for over 75 years by providing opportunities for leadership development, financial literacy, community service, educational, social, civic and recreational activities. This premiere family organization remains relevant and responsive to the rapidly changing needs of our families by embracing technology, building relationships with partner agencies and institutions and most importantly keeping children at the heart of everything we do.

The Jacksonville Chapter has a legacy of service to the children and families of Jacksonville through our commitment to the objects and aims of Jack and Jill  of America, Inc. Since 1968 we have focused our attention on the Jacksonville Community through our Biannual Les Beautillion Militaire, and contributing our collective time, talents and treasure to Jacksonville organizations  serving children and families.


On behalf of the 53 mothers in the Jacksonville Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., it is my honor and pleasure to welcome you to our website.   We are excited that you desire to learn more about Jack and Jill of America and the Jacksonville Chapter.  We take pride in being an example of the vision of our founder, Marion Stubbs Thomas, who desired an organization designed to “stimulate social and cultural relationship between our children.”

Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is a membership organization of mothers who are dedicated to nurturing future leaders by providing opportunities for children (ages 2-19) through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. Every child can be a leader!

Jack and Jill of America, Inc. was established in January 1938, with the Jacksonville Chapter of Jack and Jill being installed in November 1968.  For 50 years we have met the objectives of the national organization by providing unique experiences that aid mothers’ and children’s growth in mutual respect for one another, themselves and the community.

We have developed and focused our efforts in five programmatic thrust:  Cultural, Education, Health, Civic and Social/Recreational.  We continue to make a positive impact on the Jacksonville community.

Our chapter follows the National Theme, “The Power to Make a Difference”, by giving our children and all children the opportunities to learn, experience and express their creativity and passion.  While doing so, we are fulfilling our Chapter theme:  Children are our focus, Change is the reality and Collaboration is the strategy!

Thank you for your interest in Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and the Jacksonville Chapter!

For All the Children,


Felicia Seabury Cruse

21st Jacksonville Chapter President