Welcome to the Julie Grantz Memorial Fund website. Our mission and passion is helping local children in need. The JGMF has been raising money and presents for The Salvation Army, the Southern Indiana Marine Toys for Tots Foundation Campaign, and local charities that help children in need for over 9 years. The First Annual Julie Grantz Memorial Fundraiser was held the first Saturday of December, 2005, and currently is held at the beginning of the holiday season each year. In the past an Annual Golf Scramble was held to raise funds for the Toys for Tots campaign, as well as making donations to smaller local charitable needs. The Golf Scramble has been suspended in order to focus more time and energy on the dance, but to date, the dances and golf scrambles have raised over $70,000 for the Southern Indiana Toys for Tots Campaign and local charities, as well as collected more than 20,000 toys. The Julie Grantz Memorial Fund serves local Southern Indiana charities. Our fundraiser collects toys for The Southern Indiana Marine Toys for Tots Foundation Campaign which serves five counties in Southern Indiana; Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Crawford, and Scott. Each holiday season an average of 5,000 children are served by the Southern Indiana Toys For Tots Campaign with over 15,000 toys needed. The Marine Toys For Tots Foundation along with the local Salvation Army distribute the toys we collect directly to the children. The proceeds from the dance and other fundraisers held by the Julie Grantz Memorial Fund are donated to The Salvation Army and other local charities that help children in need.
The Julie Grantz Memorial Fund was started in loving memory of the charitable heart and soul of Julie Staser Grantz who died tragically in a one person car accident on June 19, 2005, at the age of 36. Julie's husband Chuck Grantz, her two sons, Andrew Grantz and Nathanial Grantz, along with the Staser, Carney and Grantz families, wanted to honor her memory and her love of helping people, especially children.
You will find many ways you can be part of the community wide effort to help local children in need through the Julie Grantz Memorial Fund. Check out the JGM Christmas Dance link and all the other links to get involved in whatever ways best fit your giving abilities of time, talent and treasure.
On behalf of the Staser, Grantz and Carney families, we thank you and all the many volunteers who help make these fundraising events a success!