HCJ Foundation

In 2017, through the HCJ Foundation, 5 property owners received grants towards their housing purchase through the city’s Residential Down Payment Incentive Program.

In 2009, the leadership of Historic City of Jefferson, Inc. had a vision to create a separate entity in order to offer the community an option to invest in the funding of historic preservation. Such funding would serve as individual legacies to leave with the Jefferson City community for years beyond any individual’s natural life. This entity, known as The HCJ Foundation, Inc., now exists to serve as a means to preserve an individual’s own personal interest in the historic significance that this community offers. From monetary gifts and bequests through estate planning, those funds, as managed by a professional Board of Trustees, will grow and be available for historic preservation in addition to supporting the work of Historic City of Jefferson, Inc.

Benefits of tax deductions exist in that the Internal Revenue Service has determined and approved The HCJ Foundation, Inc. as both a tax-exempt organization and as a public charity. This combination enables favorable reduction of tax liability regarding the ability to deduct the contributions and the gifts of appreciated property. Please consult your tax accountant as to how such benefits may apply to your circumstances.

Your gift, alone or as a family, can serve as a legacy of your appreciation of Jefferson City’s rich heritage and of the need to provide for historic preservation. The Trustees   have focused upon a strategic plan and an investment policy that enables the Foundation to raise and retain funds, create a revolving loan program, acquire endangered historic properties, and manage dedicated funds pursuant to donor directives. The HCJ Foundation, Inc. is your opportunity to leave a lasting community gift in the preservation of its irreplaceable heritage.


President- Nick Monaco, Attorney

Vice-President- Steve Veile, Business Owner

Treasurer- Frank Burkhead, CPA

Secretary- Kay Martellaro, HCJ Vice President

Board Members:

Tammy Boeschen, HCJ President

Jill Dobbs, Central Trust Company, Vice President

Paul Graham, Attorney

Jason Schwartz, Hawthorn Bank, Senior Vice President

Stephen Stark, Attorney

Debbie Brown, Business Owner

Jeff Schaeperkoetter, Attorney