Please join us as we remember Desmond
and support African-American male students
at Seattle Central College.
In 2012, we lost a beloved family and community member, Desmond Jackson. In 2013, our family established the Desmond Jackson Memorial Scholarship at Seattle Central College to create a positive legacy for Desmond and to help young, African-American, male students attend college.
To date, we have raised over $44,000 and awarded scholarships to 14 deserving young men. Last year, with your support, we raised enough to endow our scholarship. Thank you! Our goal now is to increase that endowment to $100,000, enabling us to provide four scholarships per year in perpetuity. We're almost half way there! We can do this with your help.
Please join us for our
Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction
November 18, 2017
Mount Zion Baptist Church
1634 19th Ave, Seattle WA 98122
Tickets Available at the Door
On February 11th, 2012 Desmond Jackson left home with his friends to have a good time on a Saturday night. Early in the morning on February 12th, Desmond and his friends were standing in a parking lot in the SODO district, talking about what they were going to do next. They were laughing and having a good time when three cars drove up and approached one of Desmond’s friends. Without provocation, someone threw a bottle and hit him. Desmond attempted to calm his friend so he would not engage, but at the same time, gun shots were fired. Desmond was murdered and his friend was shot four times. To date, no arrest has been made. Our family feels that the person(s) who committed this crime should be charged, prosecuted, and convicted. We believe strongly that they should be held accountable and there should be justice for Desmond. Even with these feelings about the young men who murdered Desmond, we realize we will have to leave this issue to the criminal justice system.
Our family has chosen to remember Desmond in a positive way by offering a scholarship to deserving young men who need help to attend college. This scholarship is awarded through Seattle Central Community College where Desmond was a student at the time of his death.