Your gift to this fund is for special needs at TRAC and honors one of TRAC’s finest leaders. On March 24, 2015, Jerry Sullivan, Director of CitySquare’s Transition Resource Action Center (TRAC), passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. The Jerry Sullivan Memorial Fund was created by Jerry’s family as a way for his legacy and his passion for serving at-risk youth to live on. The TRAC family and the world lost an amazing person at just 44 years old. Jerry loved his family, friends, and life. He enjoyed traveling and seeing new places. He enjoyed sailing and camping. He loved who he was and the life he had been given. He was always ready to encourage others to help those less fortunate and especially his “TRAC Youth”. The Jerry Sullivan Memorial Fund honors Jerry by providing financial assistance not covered by other sources for specific youth or for TRAC operations.
Jerry’s family also created the “Jerry Sullivan Moving Forward Scholarships” that are awarded every year. His family says: ‘We are so grateful to be able to honor his love and passion for the youth he cared for so much by awarding those chosen with a scholarship to help Move Forward into the new and positive chapter in their lives. Jerry would be so PROUD of all of you. His favorite word was “Hope”. He never gave up and he would not want you to. May God Bless you all.’
Jerry always had a special place in his heart for those faced with hard times and difficult challenges. He knew when he was very young, he wanted to be a Family Counselor. He loved kids and he always enjoyed spending time with them. He loved making them laugh and happy. Jerry’s entire career was working with and helping kids. When he went to work for TRAC, he was in the perfect place. He loved his job, loved helping the youth, enjoyed watching them grow, and he especially loved watching youth Move Forward and accomplish their goals. Jerry had a love and passion for the TRAC youth, and he shared that with so many. He devoted his life to helping others. That is who Jerry was. His legacy at TRAC lives on through the Jerry Sullivan Memorial Fund.