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April 22, 2011

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 […]

January 25, 2011

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 […]

September 30, 2010

JKBF Provides Support for Active Minds and Extreme Sports Camp in 2010

2010 The Foundation will provide a grant of $10,000 to Active Minds.  This grant will support the development of an Interactive Program Bank, support one Chapter Coordinator Sustainability trip and provide scholarships for the organization’s annual conference.  The Active Minds Interactive Program Bank is an online resource where college chapters from across the country can share […]

September 04, 2010

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.

May 01, 2010

JKBF makes first grant to Bard College Scholarship Fund

The James Kirk Bernard Foundation’s first grant since its inception in February 2010 will go to the Bard College Class of 2010 Scholarship Fund. The fund was established by the graduating senior class to provide scholarships to rising seniors unable to complete their education due to financial hardship. The fund honors the memory of the three […]

January 31, 2010

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, […]