Boys & Girls Clubs in Tennessee - 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee
Jackie Leach has served on the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Morristown for thirty consecutive years. He has served as Chairman of the Board (CVO), Vice-Chairman, Chair of the President’s Council and has been a leading donor and fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club. He has attend over 300 hundred board meetings in his 30-year tenure on the Morristown board and helped with numerous program, activities and field trips for the youth of Morristown..
Along with his wife Darlene, herself a major Club supporter and adult volunteer, Jackie has raised over hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Club while also volunteering hundreds of hours in programs by working directly with Boys & Girls Club members. Jackie’s interest and support of the Boys & Girls Club extends beyond his financial generosity and his outstanding leadership. Jackie has sponsored many families at Christmas for over 30 years, has funded scores of Club members to participate in school trips and Scholars Bowls, has provided food and clothing for members during times of need and even sponsored a Boys & Girls Club member to compete in a triathlon in Hawaii. Jackie has also provided outdoor opportunities for hundreds of Boys & Girls Club members including outings to the Virginia Creeper Trail, Cherokee Lake and several other venues in our region.
Jackie has developed the Jackie and Darlene Opportunity Fund for Children which provides clothing and shoes for children in addition to making sure our Boys & Girls Club members have the financial support they need to participate in school and community educational events and opportunities.
During his thirty years of service on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Morristown, Jackie has attended many State, Regional and National Boys & Girls Club meetings and conferences, but none more enjoyable than his trips with Morristown’s National Youth of the Year winner, Jason Reese. Jackie mentored Jason and accompanied him on trips to Dallas, Atlanta and several other cities during the Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year process.
Looking to the Club’s future, Jackie was a charter member and is a major donor of the Boys & Girls Club of Morristown Foundation, which is a separate 501 (c)(3) organization which has raised over three million dollars in the last thirteen years for our local Boys & Girls Club.
Jackie has been a Rotarian for eighteen years with perfect attendance for all eighteen years. He is also a member of the Shriner’s and is a supporter of the Shriners Hospitals for Children. He also has served as both a Junior and Senior Stewart in the Masons.
Jackie was the owner and founder of the highly successful Risk Management Service Insurance Group attaining CPC, AAI and CPCU certifications. He has since sold his company to Wells Fargo, but still does consulting work for them at times. Along with his wife Darlene, Jackie is also the proud father of three children along with twelve grandchildren