PHILANTHROPIES

Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. The Alzheimer's Association's mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The vision is a world without Alzheimer's disease.

 

Coach Fulmer and his family have dedicated themselves to helping bring awareness to the Alzheimer’s disease.  They participate in the annual Alzheimer’s WALK that helps support Alzheimer’s Tennessee.  In 2012 the Fulmer family served as “Champions for the Cause” and encouraged the local Knoxville community to become more involved with the Alzheimer’s Association.  Coach Fulmer’s youngest daughter, Allison, served as the Co-Chair to the 2013 and 2014 Alzheimer’s WALK where she helped run the planning committee meetings and fundraise for Alzheimer’s Tennessee.

 

"Coach Phillip Fulmer is a leader on the football field and in the community. A true volunteer who has impacted countless lives through being a champion for the cause in the fight against Alzheimer's." -  Janice Wade-Whitehead, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association, Eastern Tennessee Chapter

Boys & Girls Club - Tennessee Valley

In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them.

 

Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow - all while having fun. They are truly The Positive Place For Kids.

 

Coach Fulmer serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley and hosts an annual “Phillip Fulmer Golf Classic” where he has raised a substantial amount of money and awareness for the Boys and Girls Clubs. 

 

"We had so many young men come through tough backgrounds and in several cases the Boys & Girls Clubs were influential in their lives. It takes kids after school, maybe their parents aren't home, and gives them a safe place to be, a good place to be. They might not have that if the Boys & Girls Clubs weren't available. I deal with young people so much, and I just think it's a great organization. Particularly in Knoxville, they've done a tremendous job of reaching out to so many kids. The kids are excited to be there. They're around positive influences. A number of our players went back and worked for them in reading programs and more.” - Coach Phillip Fulmer

The Jason Foundation

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is a nationally recognized provider of educational curriculums and training programs for students, educators/youth workers and parents. JFI's programs build an awareness of the national health problem of youth suicide, educate participants in recognizing the "warning signs or signs of concern", provide information on identifying at-risk behavior and elevated risk groups, and direct participants to local resources to deal with possible suicidal ideation. JFI's student curriculums are presented in the "third-person" perspective - how to help a friend.

 

The mission of The Jason Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to the prevention of the "Silent Epidemic" of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs to equip young people, educators / youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.

 

"Phillip Fulmer became our National Spokesperson in 1998 and it is still a position he holds today. Since 1998, The Jason Foundation, Inc. has grown into one of the nation's leaders in youth suicide awareness and prevention...evolving from a local organization to one that reached over 1.38 million individuals in 2009. Every major event that has helped JFI become what we are today can be traced back to Phillip Fulmer and his involvement." - Clark Flatt, President/CEO, The Jason Foundation

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