About the CV Jaycees

The Chagrin Valley Jaycees

The Chagrin Valley Junior Chamber of Commerce (the “Jaycees”), a 501(c)3 organization, was established in 1954 with the goal of helping our community by being a force for good, determining our community’s needs, and providing solutions by planning and facilitating service projects.

History of Giving

The Jaycees have provided manpower and funds to provide a number of community activities throughout the years, some of which include Oktubafest, the Easter Egg Hunt and Holiday Tree Lighting of Chagrin Falls.

The Jaycees also host the Blossom Time Festival, the Chili Cook Off and the Don Lawrence Golf Outing, the proceeds of which enable us to support our mission of charity. Each year since the inception of the Jaycees, proceeds from our events have been distributed to many local charities, at an event called the Distinguished Service Awards where we highlight the work done by the charities we support and further recognize individuals who serve the Chagrin Valley.

CVJC Giving

The Chagrin Valley Jaycees have established an endowment that will enable us to continue our giving to many charities throughout the Chagrin Valley for years to come. Our goal is to grow an endowment that will continue to impact our current charities and allow us to expand to many more through donations received from our community. In this endowment, donations are safeguarded and formally invested to facilitate its growth, while at the same time, generating proceeds to be donated to our charities.

The Jaycees board of directors has established an Investment Committee to initiate and grow the endowment fund. We are proud to say that 100% of the board members and investment committee members will make annual contributions to the fund so that we can truly say that we put our money where our mouths are.

How can you support the CVJCs mission to serve the community?

Consider making a tax-deductible donation. Request a matching corporate gift if applicable.

Sign up with Amazon Smile, search ‘Chagrin Valley Jaycees Charitable Foundation‘ and select us as your charity.