A Memorial foundation to Fred Jones
...Continuing his legacy and love of music
about the herk foundation
The Herk Foundation is a non-profit organization founded to help support music educational programs in Mississippi through scholarships, grants, and opportunities for music appreciation. It is expanding its initiatives to include other performance arts. The foundation was created in honor of Fred Earl Jones, nicknamed “Herk”. He served as a band director at H.W. Byers High School (Sand Flat) and was a true lover of music.
The Herk Foundation’s purpose is to advance the appreciation of music and other performance arts programs within the North Mississippi Community and the surrounding area to provide opportunities for young people to be enriched by music through empowerment of educational music programs, scholarships, and other performing arts initiatives.
supporting our efforts
through Kroger community rewards
Support our fundraising initiatives by selecting the Herk Foundation as your Kroger Community Rewards recipient. It only takes minutes to enroll. Kroger donates a percentage of spending the participating organization, at no cost to you.
recent news - scholarship RECIPIENTS 2023!
On May 19, 2023 at Rosa Fort High School, Calandra Jones-Howard presented the 2023 Fred Jones Memorial Scholarship Award ($1000) to Kayleonyah Davis and the first-ever Herk Foundation Book Scholarship ($250) to Rickyejaenae Davis. Congratulations to this year's recipients.
Scholarship Application 2024...coming soon!
The Herk Foundation is excited about our scholarship efforts and educational initiatives in 2024!!