“The Jim Dempsey Foundation is dedicated to continuing his legacy of hope, kindness and positive development. Our Mission is to help others spread love, joy, education and care to those affected by illness.”

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Hope you have a safe and happy Veteran’s Day

Hello JDF Family, We would like to take a moment to send well wishes to all active duty and their families – bring our troops home safe! To all retired military and their families, we extend our appreciation for your service. Thank you for visiting our new website and...


It's May 7th, which we are declaring is Pay It Forward Day, in memory of Jim Dempsey.  We challenge everyone to conduct at least one act of selfless kindness today in the spirit of love and joy that Jim Dempsey brought to this world.

2015 Updates

Hello Supporters of the JDF, With the help and support of friends and families, the JDF has been able to offer very small scholarships through the Doc Dempsey Scholarship and Sheryll Dempsey Textbook Funds, but our other aspirational programs have yet to find their...