Randy Sweeney To Be Honored By The Robert H. Jackson Center

JAMESTOWN – The Robert H. Jackson Center will honor Randy Sweeney, the outgoing executive director of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, during its annual open house at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12.

The Jackson Center, 305 East Fourth St., is 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.

Jackson Center President Susan Moran said the open house begins with a 5 p.m. reception. There will be light refreshments while viewing the
center’s exhibits and holiday decorations. A formal program paying tribute to Sweeney will begin at 6:00 p.m. 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, Moran said.

“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,” Moran said.

People wishing to support the Jackson Center may make a donation in Sweeney’s 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.

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