Several years ago, the Management Committee of Jennings Strouss & Salmon recognized a desire among attorneys and staff to give back to the community that supports them. While many of them contributed funds and volunteered for worthy causes whenever possible, they wanted to make a more significant personal impact to highlight issues and solve problems in underserved communities. Establishing a private foundation that would maximize employees' efforts and allow the firm to outwardly express its commitment to social responsibility and philanthropic causes seemed a natural solution. Thus the Jennings Strouss Foundation ("JS Foundation") was born.

The Jennings Strouss Foundation exists to enhance the communities that it serves through self-initiatives and partnerships with other non-profit organizations that share the Foundation's charitable aims, which include the advancement of the arts, education, and community development. The Foundation achieves this goal through the collective investment of time, resources, and energy by the employees and members of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., their families, and their friends.

While the programs sponsored by the JS Foundation will surely help improve living and learning conditions for its recipients in the present, the ultimate goal of the Foundation's work is to lay the groundwork and pave new roads towards a better future for all.