The Heart of Jacobus
Enhancing Humanity through Philanthropy
The Heart of Jacobus is based on 4 pillars: personal integrity, professional excellence, productive collaboration, and positive disposition. The goal is simple: embody these values in all that we do to improve communities at home and globally. We aim to fulfill this promise with our clients and the communities they serve, with our employees, and with communities around the world.
Since 2009, Jacobus has given over $190,000 in sponsorship support for local and global initiatives.
Jacobus partners with local organizations to improve the lives of communities within California.
Through the years, Jacobus has partnered with Olive Crest to serve at-risk children and families, to help provide loving, permanent homes for children in need, and help build “forever families” for all children.
Since 1973, Olive Crest has transformed the lives of over 70,000 abused, neglected, and at-risk children and their families. Established, proven, and respected, Olive Crest serves nearly 3,000 children and families each day throughout California, Nevada, and the Pacific Northwest. Jacobus Consulting is honored to be recognized by Olive Crest as a leader in the effort to increase the number of children permanently placed in loving homes by offering benefits to employees who choose to adopt.
We also support Olive Crest’s Safe Families for Children program. Safe Families for Children is an innovative collaboration between area churches, volunteers, and child care professionals designed to support at-risk children and parents in need. It is a movement of compassion designed to reduce child abuse and return the church to the forefront of caring for children, as it had been throughout history.
For the seventh year, Jacobus is a sponsor of the 43rd annual Frontier Toyota/Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Drive Safe Classic happening on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Come join us!
Last year, Jacobus participated in the 42nd Annual Frontier Toyota/Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital “Drive Safe” Golf Classic on Saturday, May 9, 2015 in Valencia, CA and helped raise over $327,000 for emergency and trauma services in the valley – a vital, life saving service for Valley residents. The tournament, its message, and its contribution have helped benefit emergency care across this region. This was Jacobus’ 6th year sponsoring the tournament. We look forward to many more to come.
Bright Vision Orphanage
In the summer of 2015, Jacobus focused its global philanthropy on 4 core programs for an orphanage in the village of Chamendenga and surrounding areas, about 40 minutes outside Malawi’s capital city of Lilongwe:
- school builds
- leadership training
- sanitary water
- no child goes hungry
Education is key to improving the lives of those in need. Fortunately, Jacobus was able to provide resources to enable educators at the orphanage. This classroom, which Jacobus helped paint, mainly serves pre-school children in the community. When school is not in session, it is also used to teach mothers to read. The paintings may seem simple; however, the painted alphabet is the only accurate template of English letters that the community has. With this template, the community of Chinsapo can begin to learn English.
One of the most important educational tools is ensuring the adults who are responsible for these children are strong leaders who are capable of inspiring and nurturing young minds. Jacobus helped to provide leadership training for the administrators and staff at the Bright Vision orphanage. The curriculum is founded in ethics and biblical principles, such as team work and caring for children.
In April 2012, Jacobus purchased, designed, and built a new water tower for Bright Vision Orphanage. Today, this water tower is a key source of water for children at the orphanage. Children ranging from toddlers to teenagers depend on the tower to provide a consistent flow of clean water during the dryer times of the year.
No Child Goes Hungry
Earlier in 2015, Jacobus sponsored the feeding program at Chinsapo, and served food at the feeding program at Bright Vision. These programs are a collaborative effort between a number of agencies to provide food to orphans and children, ranging from toddlers to teens, who are at risk due to poverty. The child pictured here is enjoying a traditional meal of nsima and beans.