Scholar Spotlight

The JC Runyon Foundation exists to help students move forward after behavioral health issues have drained their financial resources and hopes for a future.

Scholar Spotlight: Miranda

Have you noticed that we have updated our logo? We are in the midst of revamping our brand and in addition to an updated logo we will be spotlighting our newest scholarship recipients one at a time. Even though we had so many outstanding applications this year, we were only able to say YES to […]

Scholarship Applications are due THIS FRIDAY – May 1st.

If you are planning on applying for 2015-2016 scholarship funding, time is running out! Scholarship Application2015 available here! Scholarship Eligibility information available here! We have received several inquiries regarding scholarships for graduate level courses. Unfortunately, at this time, we are only considering students enrolled in an UNDERGRADUATE program. Hopefully, we will be able to consider […]

We are almost sold out!

If you plan on attending this year’s gala, do not delay! We have 2 tables available for sale and a smattering of seats, but that’s it! Not convinced you should be a part of this? Mariel Hemingway will be there to share her story and sign her latest books which we have available BEFORE the […]

#Moving Forward – What Does That Mean To Us?

When we started this amazing adventure, the JC Runyon Foundation, in 2010, I never could have imagined where it would go and just how fast it would get there. We’ve intentionally kept an open mind to ideas and the movement of the mental health community to see just how this small idea we had could […]

2015 Gala Tickets On Sale Now

2015invitationinsert Please join us for our gala! Tickets are limited, so get yours today. Please note tickets are not available for purchase on line, please print out the 2015invitationinsert here and mail a check with the form to JC Runyon Foundation * PO Box 383251 * Germantown, TN 38183-3251 . Email me at nshaheen@jcrunyonfoundation for […]

2015 Applications Due May 1st

We’ve updated our application process, so be sure download the correct format Scholarship Application2015. Who is the JC Runyon Foundation you ask? We are a small charity governed by an all-volunteer Board formed in 2010 to honor the legacy of John Charles, “Jack” Runyon. All of the Board members have been involved with behavioral health […]

Accepting Scholarship Applications Now

Did you know that about 1 out of every 25 students have sought treatment in a mental health facility for substance abuse, depression, bipolar disorder, suicidal thoughts/attempts, or another behavioral health disorder? Think about that statistic, that is about 1 student out of every classroom in every school in the United States. The numbers are […]

JC Runyon Foundation Person of the Year 2014

We are so very pleased to announce our very first Person of the Year, Chris Henderson guitarist with 3 Doors Down! Chris has just completed his second year of sobriety, which is a huge accomplishment in and of itself. But he has maintained this sobriety while on a World Tour with his multi-platinum award winning […]

Sponsorships Needed

We are so proud to announce that our first annual JC Runyon Foundation Gala is March 15, 2014 at the Botanic Gardens of Memphis. We’re not ready to release the names of our entertainment yet, but TRUST ME, you’re going to want to be a part of this one! Tickets will go on sale in […]

Striving for Mediocrity

Each Halloween a group of our neighborhood friends gather in our driveway to eat, visit, and assign trick or treating tasks (this means the dads go while the moms stay back with the candy and the fire pit – score one for the moms!) Halloween is usually a pretty big deal in our neighborhood and […]

Scholar Spotlight – Katy

          Katy has always dreamed of becoming an oncology nurse, but when major depression began to emerge at the age of 12, she began to see her plans unravel before her eyes. Throughout high school she tried to maintain a facade of perfection and excelled in her classes, but inside she […]

Our Board consists of professionals in the behavioral health care industry and educators. We understand what you’ve been through and we have the resources to help.