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Ketie Memory Jones Memorial Arts Award

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Project ended on July 07, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Ketie Memory Jones Memorial Arts Award

Update: We have met the FS Food Group $1,000 match, which helped us surpass our goal! All additional donations will help us award a scholarship as soon as this fall. 

Help us reach our goal. Please share the campaign with your social network to help us honor Ketie's life and love for the world.

Ketie Krawl April 4-6 in Plaza Midwood at the following locations:

  • Midwood Smokehouse: On April 4, $1 from every Burnt End’s Classic BBQ Plate (Ketie’s favorite dish) will be donated to the Ketie Memory Jones Memorial Arts Award.
  • Snug Harbor: on April 5, we will be holding a raffle during the April Residency: Green Fiend show.
  • The Common Market: on April 6, $3 draft special with proceeds going to the Ketie Memory Jones Memorial Arts Award.
  • Letty's on Shamrock: April 4-9, special wine features with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit the Ketie Memory Jones Memorial Arts Award. Special thanks to Wente Vineyards, Brittany Sales Co. and Tryon Distributing!

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In honor of Ketie's memory, her passion for the arts, and her love for Charlotte and its community- her family and friends have decided to create an endowed scholarship at UNC Charlotte in the Arts (Art, Dance, Music and Theatre) for CMS students with financial need. 

Ketie Jones brought light and joy into your life whether you'd known her for years or met her in passing. Her light-hearted, charismatic passion for living, her endless compassion and love for all creatures and her appreciation of the small simple joys in life made Ketie hard to forget. She was kind, selfless, exuberant, a joy and a bright smile.

Ketie had a passion for creativity of all kinds. Apart from studying theatre design in New York City, Ketie enjoyed acting, singing, drawing, crafting, and more. She returned from the 'Big Apple' and fell in love with Charlotte and the Plaza Midwood neighborhood. She worked at Midwood Smokehouse and became integral in the fabric of the Plaza Midwood community.

On October 15, our world got darker as she was taken from us in a senseless act of violence. This perpetual scholarship would give students in circumstances similar to Ketie's the means to pursue their passion. Help us honor Ketie by doing something completely aligned with her character- helping complete strangers in need.

You can double or triple the impact of your gift if your employer participates in a matching gift program.  To see if your employer has a matching gift program, click here. If your company matches, complete your matching gift form and submit it to UNC Charlotte via mail (UNC Charlotte Foundation, 9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28223), fax (704-687-7259) or email (mwinslow at

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Light a Candle

To remember the life that was led so brightly and honestly.


Enjoy a Front Porch

Porch sitting memories of talking and laughing.


You Love Theatre

Just create, that’s you. The gal who wore the kookiest leggings to every musical rehearsal.


Big Hugs and Bigger Smiles

A woman with a heart that was bigger than a world like this deserved.

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