Jo Anne McKinney, Co-Founder and President of The Big Fun Foundation, Inc. will be our guest speaker this Thursday, April 8th.
The Big Fun Foundation, Inc., 501(c)(3) is a charitable organization that raises funds to create activity boxes, “Big Fun Boxes,” that are donated to children in hospitals around the country. Knowing from 26 years of experience with her son, Grant’s health issues, regardless of the reason for the hospitalization, it is a stressful time for children and their families. Big Fun Boxes are given to children for any illness or injury. To date, 6,250 Big Fun Boxes have been given to 71 hospitals in 31 states and more than 75 hospitals await Big Fun Boxes for their patients.
Prior to concepting and developing The Big Fun Box in 2005 with her late son, Grant, Jo Anne was a copy editor and brand manager at Citibank in Jacksonville. Through this experience, she gained much knowledge in product development and branding, which have allowed the Foundation to own four trademarks for The Big Fun Box.
Since the February 2009 death of her son and co-founder, Grant Prather, the work of The Big Fun Foundation is dedicated to his inspiration and spirit.