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Founded in memory of Jacob Wheeler

Jacob Wheeler Foundation

Our Mission


Suicide is not chosen.  It happens when the pain exceeds the ability to cope.

The Jacob Wheeler Foundation was founded by Bill, Lisa and Abigail Wheeler in memory of their son and brother, Jacob Wheeler.  Jacob tragically died on January 1, 2014 at the age of 15.  He was active in soccer and swimming earning Academic All-State recognition in 2014 for both sports.  He was a sensitive and compassionate person who tried to remain out of the limelight.  

Marilyn Cameron

Community Volunteer

Bob Whelan

Community Volunteer

our board

The Jacob Wheeler Foundation beginnings have been made possible through the gifts of "everlasting friendships".  Love and memories shared from generations past and extending to generations forward.  We are forever grateful for family and friends much needed in this effort.

The Jacob Wheeler Foundation provides memorial scholarships will support the community through activities that promote suicide awareness and prevention and offer survivor support.

The Jacob Wheeler Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.  

Bill Wheeler

Jacob's Father