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.

#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 […]

The New Civil Rights Movement

I recently had the privilege of attending the Kennedy Forum where our nation’s best and brightest minds in the Behavioral Health industry got together to share ideas and cheer each other on. This Forum was a celebration of President John F. Kennedy’s signing of legislation that made Mental Illness a disease that should be treated […]

Parenting 101, 102, and 103

My life is in a unique place right now. I have an adult child (who turns 25 this year, what?!?!) a child who thinks he’s an adult at 19, and a nine year old. It’s almost like I get a do-over. There’s a certain perspective that I have with my youngest that I didn’t have […]

Are You Living in the 10% or the 90%?

It’s already been established that I’m a nerd, so it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that I’ve been watching a lot of Undercover Boss on Netflix lately. Here’s my rationale, each episode is about 45 minutes (about the length of time it takes to cook dinner), I know what’s going to happen and I […]

Scholar Spotlight – Ellie

Ellie grew up in a typical middle class home with a loving family. And although she was somewhat aware of mental health issues, she really didn’t pay much attention to it. But that all changed her sophomore year of high school when a fellow classmate sexually assaulted her at school. She spent a month trying […]

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.