On Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16, employees, customers, and vendors of Jack Henry & Associates participated in the annual John W. "Jack" Henry Memorial Charity Golf Classic in Monett. This year, Bright Futures Joplin was selected as one of the charities to benefit from the tournament.
On Saturday, June 16, representatives with Jack Henry & Associates presented Joplin Schools Superintendent Dr. Huff and Bright Futures Joplin with a check for $14,500. That donation has grown to more than $18,000 through additional monies donated since the presentation. Jack Henry & Associates has hosted the charity golf tournament annually since 2006 and, through the tournament, has raised more than $168,000 for charities throughout the region.
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. was founded in 1976 as a provider of core information processing solutions for community banks.
Bright Futures Joplin works within the Joplin School District to connect student needs with existing community resources. The Bright Futures model brings together businesses, human service agencies, faith-based organizations, and parent groups and partners them with the school in a way that helps them to quickly and efficiently meet students' basic needs, often within 24 hours. This enables students and teachers to focus on education and achieving success.