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Welcome Open up your heart and love someone! Welcome to the home of  James Brown's Family Foundation! It is our pleasure to have you spend a little time with our family and engage in what makes us say "I Feel Good."
The Annual Turkey Giveaway

The James Brown Turkey Giveaway During the Annual James Brown Turkey Giveaway in November of 2005, Mr. Brown gives a turkey to an old schoolmate that looked forward each year to recieving a turkey from his fameous friend, Brother Brown.

   

JBFPAC Fashion Inspires

The James Brown Family Performing Arts Center, known as JBFPAC & JAMP NY, located in Poughkeepsie, New York was the center of attention on February 22, 2014 as it hosted Fashion Inspires! an upscale fashion show and VIP reception, at which a Jumpsuit designed and worn by the Legendary Godfather of Soul James Brown stood on display!

Fashion Inspires! featured seven designers from the US and China, including 16 year-old Designer Protégé, Kaleb Thompson who showed Sports Wear from his premier line. Mentoring him, was Gheri Legree owner of JonGheri Couturier in Los Angeles, Siana Treece of Detroit Michigan, Kyla Baylor of Poughkeepsie, New York and Aqulia Yannic of New Haven, Connecticut who showed Women’s Wear, Maggie Chambers, Owner of Five Chambers of Harlem, New York showed Men’s Wear and Tiffany Pattinson of Shaghai, China showed both Women’s & Men’s Wear fashions and accessories.

The Fashion Inspires! project was created as part of the visual, creative and fine arts programming that will take place at JBFPAC. Ten models ranging in age from 14 to 21 years - middle school to college graduate - auditioned for this unique chance aimed at offering a series of opportunities to models beginning with creating a name for the project, being part of a major advertising campaign, filmed and featured in a mock commercial, participating in a high fashion shoot on New York City’s central fashion scene—The New York City Library, Grand Central Station and the legendary Bryant Park, home of New York Fashion Week! to somewhere in-between squeezing in a few "Go-Sees" it culminated with a Fashion Inspires! show and magazine touting the models & designers. Afterwards, models, designers and more were interviewed in a live stream broadcast known as Power 845.

In addition to opening new doors of new prospects for the models—designers, photographers, make-up & hair stylists as well as business owners had an exciting networking experience!

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Special Guests & Honorees:
Bre Scullark of America's Next Top Model, Film Actor & Recording Artist Leon, with Master Stylist Nöel Reid-­‐Killings and Founding Members of Shades of Ebony: Renee
Johnson (left) and Dr. Felicia Watson (right).

Left to Right: Kei Jones in Jon Gheri Couturier (CA), Perpetua Smith in Tiffany Pattinson (China), Franaja Payne-Smith in Aqulia Yannic (CT), Zach Reid in Five Chambers (NY), Rosalee Blacker in Kyla Baylor (NY) and Joi Morris in Siana Treece (MI).

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The James Brown Family Children Foundation send "Thank You" to The B & C Group

The James Brown Family Children Foundation, James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils (J.A.M.P.) along with the James Brown Family Performing Arts Center (JBFPAC) thank you for your support in helping children live beyond and realize their dreams. A donation from Derek Wilson Sr. has been given in your name to aid these valuable ongoing projects. Your generosity and act of kindness will forever be remembered!

 

Thank You

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The James Brown Family Children Foundation/James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils (J.A.M.P.) along with the James Brown Family Performing Arts Center (JBFPAC) thank you for your support in helping children live beyond and realize their dreams. A donation has been given in your name to aid these valuable ongoing projects. Your generosity and act of kindness will forever be remembered.

AARON ALFARO
ADISON EVANS
AIDAN MCCABE
ALAN FLOYD
ALLISON SULOCK
AMANDY FERNANDEZ
ARNO VOORTMAN
ASHLEY EVERETT
BIBI MCGILL
BOB FONTENOT
BOB KOCH
BRIAN JAMES
BRIAN KASTEN
BRIAN LOCKE
CHAD KOEHLER
CHARLES REAM
CHRIS GRANT
CHRISTOPHER FISCHER
CHRISTOPHER GENOVESE
CHRISTOPHER JONES
CHRISTOPHER WOO
CLINTON REYNOLDS
CODY ORRELL
COLE BIBLER
CORA COLEMAN-DUNHAM
COREY TYLER
CORY FITZGERALD
CRYSTAL COLLINS
CRYSTAL J. TORRES
DANI IVORV
DANIEL GONZALES
DANIEL KERNEN
DANIELE RIBIERO
DENEE BAPTISTE
DEREK DIXIE
DEREK WILSON
EDWARD BRIGHT
EDWARD ROMACK JR
FRANK GATSON
FREDERIC JACQUES
GARY ODOM
GILBERT CASTILLEJA JR
HAJIBA FAHMY
HANNAH DOUGLASS
HANNAH KINKEAD
IVY MCGREGOR
IRWIN CALDWELL
JAMES CORBIN
JAMES MCGREGOR JR
JAMES BAGWELL
JAMIE PHARAND
JAQUEL KNIGHT
JEFF STAADT
JENNETTE EVERETT
JENNITA RUSSO
JOHN BEDELL
JOHN HETHERTON
JOHN LYONS
JOHN SCHULMAN
JUDE FALISE
JULIUS DEBOER
KAT RODRIGUEZ-HAROLD
KELLI MORROW
KELLY SAMUELS
KERRY ROTHENBACH
KEVIN "KWIZ” RYAN
KEVIN LEVASSEUR
KEVIN RYAN
KIM GINGRAS
KIMMIE GIPSON
KYLE BRINKMAN
LARRY BEYINCE
LAUREN ACKERT
LAUREN TANElL
LEROY BENNET
LES TWINS
LOREN BARTON
LOUIE SANTIAGO
LOUIS LUMAR
LYDIA HUANG
LYLE HARRIS
MALCOLM WELDON
MANUEL MENDEZ
MARIA SABANDO 
MARK STOLZE
MARK WILLIAMS
MARLON BOWERS
MATTHEW TUCKER
MICHAEL HORAHAN
MICHAEL RYDER
MICHAEL SHAND
MITCHELL BULLOCK
MONTINA COOPER
NATALIE KINGHORN
NATASHA GRECH
NATHANIEL FOUNTAIN JR
NEAL FARINAH
NICHOLAS JONES
NiCK WELDON
NICK FARRELL
RANDALL GARRETT
RAQUEL SMITH
RAYNIEL CASTRO
RIE TSUJI
ROB HOFFMAN
ROBIN HARPER
ROBIN SHERIDAN
RUSSELL MACIAS
SAMANTHA GREENBERG
SARAH BURNS
SEAN HARPER
SEAN O'BRIEN
SETH CONLIN
SETH SHARPL£SS IV
SIR JOHN BARNETT
STEPHEN CURTIN
SUSAN FLESLAND-CARTER
TANESHA CASON
TERRY COOLEY
TIFFANY RIDDICK
TIMOTHY WHITE
TK WOO
TY HUNTER
WHITNEY HOVERSTEN
WILLIAM SHEWMAKE
WILLIAMS SHEWMAKE, JR. 
 

Hundreds of children have a Merrier Christmas

Read about the event at Augusta Chronicle

Photos of Smiling children, parents and community friends!
http://chronicle.augusta.com/slideshow/2013-12-19/james-brown-toy-giveaway#slide-1



News 12 Special Assignment: Inside the James Brown Estate

News 12 at 6 o'clock / Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Christmas Day marks six years since James Brown died. And ever since, his estate has been tied up in the court system. His will challenged, trustees removed, some of his prize possessions sold at auction. Read Article From News 12


   

The Legendary Godfather of Soul Lives on Through the James Brown Family Foundation and JAMP

2012-12-06-funkyff141350Every once in a while in our lives we have encounters with people who are truly inspirational, who capture our hearts and our minds and are unforgettable. Mr James Brown Jr. was one of those people. He touched my life from a very early age, as a young African girl growing up in Zimbabwe. Read Article From Huffington Post

   

Jamp in Chicago

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"Prince Concert Gets Dose of James Brown Soul" Read More

   

JAMP MASTERS to perform at upcoming show in collaboration with Prince, NPG and Rebuild the Dream

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The JAMP MASTERS WILL PERFORM in the “Rebuild the Dream Village: Celebrating Community, Creativity and Collaboration” on-site at theUNITED CENTER on Monday, September 24, 2012 from 5 pm – 8 pm. The Village is a collaboration between Rebuild the Dream and Prince at the upcoming “WELCOME 2 CHICAGO” concert series in Chicago.

This truly unique collaboration, sponsored in partnership with REBUILD THE DREAM along with PRINCE and the NPG offer music students a chance to shine “unlike any other” performance. The Rebuild the Dream Village will offer concert-goers an opportunity to share and join together in building vibrant and sustainable communities. Artists, innovators and community leaders will showcase solutions, art installations, actions and information on how to improve the economy and the planet. The JAMP MASTERS will be a featured performer in the Village and will be lifted up as an example of how youth – through art and music -- can lead the way in creating a more inclusive, safe and sustainable community.

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Cool School: James Brown Academy

James Brown Academy give back to the community whenever they can. This past winter, the academy collected toys for needy children during the holiday season.

See the News Channel 6 video

   
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NAMM08Deanna Brown-Thomas appeared “Live” from the NAMM SHOW from Anaheim, CA on Friday, January 20, 2012
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Supporters of This Foundation

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Mayor with J.A.M.P.

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I had the best time visiting with your students a few weeks back. The young people in your class are amazingly talented and I know that their musical training will undoubtedly help them with all of their other educational endeavors. It was so wonderful to see such a diverse group of the children of our community come together in harmony and with one voice. Thanks so much for inviting me and I look forward to having the opportunity to come for another visit in the future!

Mayor Deke Copenhaver,
Mayor of Augusta, Georgia
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Thank You To These Sponsors Of This Foundation

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Helping Hands

Giving is our mission. Helping is our service. Growing up "Brown" we learned the importance of never forgetting those who are less fortunate. There is always room to help somone thru service.After a tornado storm hit Beech Island, SC, where Mr. Brown resided for more than 30 years, in April of 2009 people in the area were devastated. The storm demolished homes and businesses. Even the local fire department was destroyed. The Brown Family Foundation donated bedding, bath and kitchen items to help the families effected start rebuilding their lives back.

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James Brown's Final Public Appearance

True family friend Mike Hart, has a HEART!

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Book the JAMP Masters

To book the JAMP Masters for your event, call Andrea Hester at 706-736-6216 or email Kim Baxter-Lee at Kimb@jamesbrownfamilyfdn.org.

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The Blessing Chest

A family for the holidays and a youth to attend J.A.M.P.

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