About the Fund
The Jeffrey A. Reed Memorial Fund, which was founded in 2010, serves as a memorial to Sgt. Jeffrey Reed, of Chesterfield, VIrginia, who died of combat wounds in Iraq in March of 2009.
Founded in order to carry on Jeff's spirit of service and helping others, the fund works to raise awareness about the needs to veterans, specifically those from the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Each May, the fund awards a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving senior at L.C. Bird High School in Chesterfield, VA, where Jeff attended. Additionally, the fund provides financial support to existing organizations that serve the veteran population.
The Jeffrey A. Reed Memorial Fund awards a $1,000 scholarship at the end of each academic year to a deserving graduate from L.C. Bird High School, where Jeff graduated from 2004. Beginning in 2014, our scholarship will go county wide and will be open to all Chesterfield County students who are the children of veterans.
In partnership with the Richmond Animal League, we have launched the Hero Partners adoption initiative for active duty and military veterans searching for a companion pet.