The Sharing Plate was born on October 27, 2016. On this date, at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation’s annual Sequins, Suits & Sneakers Gala, Sharing Plate #1 was presented to Jackie Joyner-Kersee by JJK Foundation Board Chairman Alex Fennoy.
East St. Louis, IL USA
“Every day at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center, we are inspired by the people that come to SHARE their time, talents, treasures and most importantly, LOVE, with the people of East St. Louis.
We believe that SHARING makes the world a better place.
Because of this belief, the JJK Foundation has designed a very special gift that we hope will inspire others to SHARE of themselves not only in East St. Louis, but around the world.
The gift is a Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation Sharing Plate. These are custom designed, and numbered. The plates state what we believe:
“Sharing makes the world a better place”
1 Timothy 6:18
Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds and to be generous and willing to share.
It is my pleasure to present the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation Number one (#1) Sharing Plate to our founder, and our inspiration, Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Jackie personifies what sharing is all about with her grace and generosity. With the presentation of this Plate, the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation is proud to launch The Sharing Plate initiative!”