Donate to the Foundation
If you prefer to mail your donation, please send to: John Michael Pierce Foundation 8055 Fountains Lane Miramar Beach FL 32550 EIN: 88-0878777
The John Michael Pierce Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization established to honor and continue John Michael's legacy as a fun loving, entrepreneurial and impactful person.
The mission of the foundation is to build awareness in young adults about the early signs and symptoms of esophageal cancer and the importance of early detection.
Young adult esophageal cancer is on the rise and since the symptoms don't seem significant, most people discover it at a late stage which limits treatment success.
Utilizing compelling, attention-getting social media, psa’s, a golf outing and an annual band party geared toward young adults, the foundation will communicate this critical message and encourage people to seek evaluation early on.
If we save just one person, we will consider our efforts extremely successful.
The foundation is governed by a board of directors and advisory board. Every board member and person involved in the foundation are volunteers, there are no paid positions. Everyone involved has the desire to share John Michael's story and his love of being a follower of Jesus.
The foundation will launch an esophageal cancer awareness campaign on September 17, John Michael’s birthday.
While the majority of the donations will be used to raise awareness of esophageal cancer, the foundation will also make annual donations to the following three organizations that John Michael cared so passionately about.
1. The Robert E. Reed GI Oncology Research Foundation - John Michael loved The Reed Foundation. A donation in his name will be made to assist with the personal help they offer with patient care and research of GI cancers like his. They are there for the individuals and families as they navigate their cancer journeys.
2. Highlands College - John Michael had a passion for Church of the Highlands and Highlands College. He faced this terminal illness with such a strong faith supported by the church and his Small Group brothers. His example on this journey impacted so many to evaluate their own faith. Life changing decisions were made to develop a relationship with Jesus because of John Michael. A donation in his name will go toward an annual scholarship to assist a ministry student working to have the same impact he did.
3. Entrepreneurs - A donation will be made to the Alabama Capital Network which has established the "John Michael Pierce Entrepreneurial Fund". John Michael loved being an entrepreneur and following his passion in varied businesses. This donation will help aspiring Alabama entrepreneurs chase their dreams too!
Thank you for your support of the John Michael Pierce Foundation. For a copy of the foundation's 501(c)(3) IRS letter please click here.