Jeff enjoys biking, hiking, and kayaking, and is passionate about supporting parks and recreational areas. In addition, Jeff and Kathleen’s son is a proud member of our military, so supporting veterans is important to him, including supporting the training of dogs for service animals to our disabled veterans.
As a former public school teacher, Kathleen has first-hand knowledge of the negative effects that cuts to public education have had on the quality of education that students receive. Supporting our youth as they strive to better themselves is very important to her. She is also a lifelong pet owner, and her love for all animals is what drives her to give to these charities.
Supporting the animal population is important to Jeff and Kathleen’s daughter, Jennifer. As a proud cat-mom, she knows the positive impact that animals can have on the lives of people. This cause is especially close to Jennifer’s heart, and she hopes that the Foundation can continue to help animals in need.
Josie, Jeff’s sister, is passionate about Special Olympics. She became involved when she befriended two women with cognitive disabilities, and has been a track coach, a partner in volleyball and basketball, and a dorm room counselor for Special Olympics. Her love for horses inspires her to contribute to their welfare. Supporting programs where horses are trained as therapy animals is important to Josie as well.
Jacque has always had a desire to care for those less fortunate than herself, and the mission of the foundation ties in perfectly to those who so desperately need help and compassion. So, for those serving our country; to animals that need protecting; to children less fortunate and protection of our environment, the foundation provides needed financial resources to make some of the organizations serving these needs a reality.
The Von Voigtlander Family Foundation, an irrevocable charitable trust under Michigan law was created by Jeff and Kathleen Von Voigtlander.
Our mission is to make the world a better place by being part of the building and strengthening of those in need of assistance.