Why We Give
We give back to our local community to help promote a better quality of life for all. Our partnerships with the Clarksville Montgomery County Education Foundation, the Montgomery County Veterans Coalition, and Austin Peay State University support each organization's goals. Thank you for helping us make a difference!
Montgomery County Veterans Coalition
The Montgomery County Veterans Coalition brings together the community to share information, knowledge, support and resources in order to become a unified voice in advocating for veterans in our community by identifying issues and creating solutions, without the duplication of services.
To create a community united in the care of veterans.
- To provide a vehicle for the flow of relevant veteran information to be distributed to the community.
- To reduce duplication of services.
- To be a resource for the community in the education of veteran issues.
- To include surrounding counties to share in our community of veteran support.
- To provide networking opportunities to all who serve veterans.
- To become a unified voice in advocating for the veterans of our community.
- To provide a forum for those serving veterans to identify issues and create solutions.
We will value the opinions and contributions of all members with no single member’s voice or effort carrying more weight than others.
While there is an administrative leader of the Coalition, that leader is held accountable by every member.
It is our privilege and duty to serve our veterans as they have served us.
We believe a unified voice will enable us to create change.
We will value each other and treat each other with dignity and respect at all times, and remember the Coalition exists to serve veterans and each other.
We believe that collaboration will result in each member‘s organizations growing stronger.
Margaree King Richard Leader of Character Scholarship at Austin Peay State University.
The JR Group is pleased to announce the establishment of the Margaree King Richard Leader of Character Scholarship at Austin Peay State University.
Margaree King Richard was born in Jackson, MS and attended Murrah High School. After graduating high school, she attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she was a member of the Division I Basketball 2006 NCAA Tournament qualifying team. She graduated from the academy in 2008 and garnered West Point’s first Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year award. After being commissioned, she completed Explosive Ordnance Disposal school at Eglin Air Force Base and became the first ever female African American Officer bomb technician in the United States Army. After an assignment to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and subsequent deployment, she was assigned to the 52nd EOD Group at Fort Campbell, KY and became the Company Commander of the 723rd EOD Company supporting austere units in theater. Margaree was diagnosed with breast cancer while in command and opted to continue her command to show fight and resolve. Thus embodying the “Never Quit” attitude the Armed Services promotes. She completed extensive chemotherapy over a six month period and completed her command. After chemotherapy and leading her company on foreign and domestic ground, she was assigned to Austin Peay State University as an Assistant Professor of Military Science. As she educated, trained, and mentored cadets and students in the Clarksville area, she realized future leaders need assistance and incentives to maintain focus in a program filled with historic success.
The academic and physical rigor of the Austin Peay ROTC program gives students the skills to apply procedures and techniques learned through critical thinking as an Army Officer. The Leader of Character Endowment has become one of many ways Margaree, mentors, family, and friends help those in need find success.
In a continued effort to give back, the JR Group will contribute portions of each commission to the Clarksville Montgomery County Education Foundation, the Montgomery County Veterans Coalition, and now, the Margaree King Richard Leader of Character Scholarship. JR Group clients select which organization receives a donation in their name.
Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation
The Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation exists to support the improvement of public education by providing the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System additional funding for the support of programs and initiatives that contribute to student achievement.
Our children have the opportunity to grow and learn at one of the best school districts in Tennessee. One of the many ways the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System continues to be a premier educational institution is through the programs funded by the Education Foundation.
The CMC Education Foundation is a non-profit foundation that functions as a fundraising support for program initiatives. When teachers and school leaders see a need for a resource that would enhance learning for students, but are not funded through the normal school budget, we step in and provide financial assistance. This helps ensure that our students receive all the necessary tools and resources to help further their educational experience. The Foundation funded Great Idea Grants, 3-D printers, school supplies, professional development opportunities, academic awards recognition, incentives for passing advanced placement exams, and much more.