Announcing 2018 Grant Awards

In remembrance of the passing of Jamie Bernard on January 22, 2010, the James Kirk Bernard Foundation (JKBF) is pleased to announce its December 2018 grant funding to Active Minds and Bard College. Active Minds (activeminds.org) is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for students and young adults ages 14–25. […]


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Remembering Jamie Today

The family of Jamie remembers him on this day, the anniversary of his death on January 25, 2010. Jamie left us with memories we hold in our hearts and a creative legacy we can enjoy into the future. We are proud of who he was and only wish he were still with us. Please take […]


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James Kirk Bernard Foundation Launches Virtual Cultural Arts Center

POBA – Where The Arts  Live, a new, fully-digital online arts community celebrating the enduring power of creativity, is now open to the public. POBA’s nonprofit mission is to preserve, display and promote the creative legacies of talented 20th and 21st century artists who passed away without recognition of the full measure and impact of […]


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On the Horizon for 2013

In honor of Jamie’s creativity and vibrancy, we are pleased to announce that work has begun on a new initiative of the Foundation:  an online resource center and and virtual exhibition space to store, display and advance the creative works of those whose written, visual and musical art has not been made available to the public […]


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Second Anniversary of Jamie’s Passing

Today, January 25, 2012, marks the second anniversary of Jamie’s passing. We love and miss him today with particular intensity, but we will love and miss him always. We ask that those who knew Jamie take a few moments of their day to remember him, and we hope that remembering him- his humor, his talents, […]


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Send Silence Packing Tour

Send Silence Packing, a program of Active Minds, is an exhibit of 1,100 backpacks representing the number of college student lives lost to suicide each year. Active Minds Inc. has collected and continues to collect backpacks and personal stories in memory or in honor of loved ones impacted by suicide. By displaying backpacks with personal stories […]


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A Message from the Bernard Family

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 is the first anniversary of Jamie’s death. Last year, Jamie left us in the early hours of a Monday. It was that morning that Sallie and Tom received the terrible call, and later that afternoon we had to tell Fred the sad news. The last few days have been heavy for […]


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Taming the Blank

  Today, in honor of Jamie’s birthday, a collection of Jamie’s writings has been compiled into the book Taming the Blank. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book with be donated to the foundation. Order online or contact us to order by mail.


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Highlights

Today, January 25, 2012, marks the second anniversary of Jamie’s passing. We love and miss him today with particular intensity, but we will love and miss him always. We ask that those who knew Jamie take a few moments of their day to remember him, and we hope that remembering him- his humor, his talents, […]


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Donation

Donations in memory of Jamie can be made to: The James Kirk Bernard Foundation 16033 Bolsa Chica, #104-142 Huntington Beach, CA 92649 Contact us for information on making a stock donation. The James Kirk Bernard Foundation is a not-for-profit organization and your donations are tax-deductible. Tax ID# 27-1791881. Due to a prior gift to underwrite […]


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