About the Foundation

The Jeffrey Coombs Memorial Foundation was established to provide assistance to area children, youths, and families, and to help fund enrichment programs within Abington schools. The non-profit, 501C-3 organization is in memory of Jeff Coombs, an Abington father of three who died on September 11, 2001 in the WTC Terrorist Attacks. Since the very informal creation of the Foundation in November of 2001, a dedicated and wonderful group of volunteers has raised more than $750,000 through the Annual Jeff Coombs Memorial Road Race, Walk and Family Day and a variety of other fundraisers.  Each year our marathon runners raise an excess of  $10,000 each to run the Boston Marathon under the Foundation name.  Many thanks to John Hancock for including us in their charity marathon program.

Over the years we have assisted families in a variety of ways after they found themselves in suddenly difficult situations because of death or illness in the family. Because of the foundation that honors Jeff’s legacy as a loving father, generous friend and caring individual, families have enjoyed vacations and group outings and received financial help to ease the burden of their current situation.  Children have been treated to summer camps and they’ve been granted small “wishes” to help them adapt to the difficult changes in their lives. Parents have been able to provide their children with grief counseling when necessary, and the kind of holidays we all are fortunate enough to give our children, all in the name of Jeff.

The Foundation hosts a Holiday Festival for military families each year.  For the last 9 years, it has brought together families of deployed military, families of the fallen, and families of injured service members as a result of their service in post-9/11 conflicts.  More than 300 family members annually have enjoyed this highly-anticipated event.  They are treated to a delicious buffet dinner, games, entertainment, face painting, clowns, back massages, manicures, professional family photos, visits from professional athletes, Santa, crafts, gift bags and gifts.

Local students have also benefitted from the Foundation through numerous grants for Abington public and private schools to enrich the children’s education, and scholarships for graduating seniors and students enrolled in private high school, and

 

16th Annual Road Race

The 16th Annual Jeff Coombs Memorial Road Race will be held on September 10, 2017.

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About Us

We are a non-profit, 501C-3 organization founded in memory of Jeff Coombs, an Abington father of three who died on September 11, 2001 in the WTC Terrorist Attacks.

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Jeff Coombs Memorial Fund

PO Box 463
Abington, MA 02351
Phone: 781.982.1608
Email: jeffcoombsfund@gmail.com