Improving student outcomes
We offer mentoring services to students who require some extra help to succeed in achieving their goals
We believe that the best way to have a lasting impact on our community is by supporting and partnering with like minded organizations
John. C. “Jack” Carney, Sr. Born in Philadelphia in 1925, he attended St. Joseph’s University and married the love of his life, Ann Buckley, a graduate of Immaculata College.
Joseph Carney is the Director of the Jack Carney Family Foundation. Joe and wife Gail founded and have owned and operated Progressive Systems Inc with service centers in Frankford and Wilmington, DE since 1991. Joe will focus on building and strengthening relationships with our service provider partners, school systems and volunteers in addition to board management responsibilities. Gail and daughter Kathlyn Carney, an elementary school teacher in Washington, D.C., are also valued contributors to the Foundation.
Another of the five Carney daughters, Liz has worked for more than 20 years to improve women‘s and children’s health in Delaware, at the March of Dimes and Christiana Care Health System. She currently serves as the state director for Delaware CAN (Contraceptive Access Now) via the non-profit organization, Upstream USA, working to reduce Delaware’s high unintended pregnancy rate. Liz concentrates her efforts on matching HEF students with health-related organizations.
Liz Carney O’Neill
Michael is the son of its founder. His experience in business (30 years) coaching (18) and (12) in Development at Saint Mark’s High School has led him to his current position as Development Director at Junior Achievement of Delaware. In partnership with his family and board members, he is committed to building the JCF Foundation and carrying Jack's legacy forward.
Margaret is the eldest daughter of Jack and Ann Carney. She lives in Northern California, where she has taught learning-challenged students in grades 4-8 for 25 years. Outreach to educators to develop awareness and participation in the HEF service learning project is her focus.
Margaret Carney McCaffery
Tom enjoyed a varied career at Saint Mark’s High School (Wilmington, DE) as an educator, coach, admissions officer, and in fund development. He now serves as Director of Development for the Stanton and George (Wilmington) Campuses of Delaware Technical Community College. A long-time friend of the Carney family, Tom enthusiastically supports the mission and vision of HEF and its founder.
Brett has been a lawyer in Delaware for 33 years, and is a partner at Morris James LLP. Brett also has significant experience in education, as a longtime Board of Trustees Member of Wilmington Friends School, and in health care, as the Chair of the Delaware Health Resources Board. As a friend and member of the extended Carney family, Brett focuses on the logistics of the JCF Foundation’s programs.