By Southwester Staff

Join the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) August support group meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 18, from 6-7:30 p.m., via Zoom and Facebook live. 

Emcee Thelma D. Jones, Founder, TDJBCF; Courtesy of Author

The TDJBCF will celebrate Black Philanthropy Month for the third consecutive year and feature guest speaker and SW resident Jan Adams, president and CEO of JMA Solutions – a management consulting firm located in Southwest DC. Adams, a 24-year U.S. Air Force retiree, currently has 160 full-time employees with over 40% of her management team being prior military. 

A dedicated honorary member of the TDJBCF Board of Directors, Adams will discuss Black entrepreneurs and their stories of philanthropic efforts, as well as her breast cancer advocacy work. She is a staunch supporter of many local efforts, including the TDJBCF, SWNA Education and Scholarship Task Force, DC Adopt-a-School Program, and the Mamie Mallory Education and Scholarship Foundation, to name a few. Her philanthropic efforts in 2020 supported 30 charitable foundations, including the National Down Syndrome Foundation, the United Service Organization (USO), the Air Force Association (AFA), Arena Stage, and the Disabled American Veterans of America (DAV).

Under her leadership, JMA Solutions has won numerous awards that include the Air Traffic Control Association’s (ATCA) Small and Disadvantaged Business Award, Inc., 5000’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America, the DC Chamber of Commerce’s Community Impact Award, The Washington Post’s Top Workplaces for the DC area, the Washington Business Journal’s Minority Business Leader of the Year Award, among others.

Guest speaker and philanthropist Jan Adams, president and CEO, JMA Solutions; Courtesy of Author

Adams was also profiled in O, the Oprah Magazine (2018), Entrepreneur Magazine (2018), Forbes Magazine (2016), and is an original corporate contributor to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. In 2019, she was inducted into the DC Hall of Fame for her commitment, dedication, and outstanding contributions to the DC business community. In 2020, Adams received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Mid-Atlantic Region.

The meeting will be emceed by TDJBCF Founder Thelma D. Jones, who will briefly share remarks on her philanthropic and global humanitarian efforts throughout her 33 years at the World Bank Group and decades of activism in the SW community and the greater DC area. 

Mark your calendar for this special evening of paying it forward, sharing, and caring. Also please come prepared to share your philanthropic efforts so that you might help inspire or motivate others to become more involved in a cause for which they have an interest, passion, or concern. The TDJBCF would like to help amplify these voices and the causes in they champion.For more questions regarding the meeting or the TDJBCF in general, contact (202) 251-1639, thelma@tdjbreastcancerfund.org, or visit www.tdjbreastcancerfund.org.                          

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