Jackson Center Honors Randy Sweeney at December 12 Holiday Open House

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Robert H. Jackson Center

The Robert H. Jackson Center, a non-profit dedicated to promoting liberty under law through the examination of the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson and its relevance to current events and issues, will honor Randall J. Sweeney, Executive Director at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and former Jackson Center board member at its annual holiday open house event. Robert H. Jackson Center President Susan Moran Murphy made the announcement.

The Tuesday, December 12 open house begins at 5:00 p.m. with a reception at the Jackson Center, 305 East Fourth Street, Jamestown, NY. Visitors are invited to enjoy light refreshments while viewing the center’s exhibits and holiday decorations, and mingling with friends, board members and staff of the center. A formal program paying tribute to Randy Sweeney will begin at 6:00 pm in the Jackson Center’s Cappa Theatre. At that time, Jackson Center co-founder and board member Gregory L. Peterson, will interview Sweeney about his life, career, and plans for the future.

Sweeney has served as executive director of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation (CRCF) for 20 years. He will retire from that position at the end of 2017. During his years at CRCF, Sweeney volunteered at numerous organizations, including the Jackson Center where he served as a member of the board and treasurer of the Jackson Center from its inception in 2001 until 2016. Prior to joining CRCF, Sweeney was vice president of sales at the former Quality Markets.

As he retires from his post, the Jackson Center would like to thank Sweeney for the huge impact he has left on Chautauqua County during his 20-year leadership of CRCF. Randy has served the community in countless ways and leaves his own legacy of support for the many organizations and initiatives he has been involved with over the decades. The Jackson Center is eternally grateful for the expertise he lent to the Jackson Center as a founding board member and in leadership roles on our Board of Directors.

People wishing to recognize Sweeney’s service to the community with a gift of support to the Jackson Center may make a donation in his honor to the “Robert H. Jackson Center, Inc. Endowment Fund”, held at CRCF, or to the “Robert H. Jackson/Randall J. Sweeney Education Fund” recently established at CRCF for the benefit of the Jackson Center. Please call the Jackson Center at (716)483-6646 if you need assistance with your gift intentions.

The Robert H. Jackson Center is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that envisions a global society where the universal principles of equality, fairness and justice prevail. The Center invites and engages students of all ages, scholars, educators, national officials and international dignitaries to analyze contemporary issues of peace and justice through the lens of Justice Jackson’s body of work.