In the past two weeks, Malcolm Jenkins held two upscale events in two different cities all to benefit youth in places near to him. And fittingly, two very special guests had the chance to tell attendees about the incredible impact his foundation has had on their lives.
The Philadelphia Eagles safety spent the first five seasons with the Saints, and it was during that time that he establishedThe Malcolm Jenkins Foundation. He also established a love of the Big Easy and seamlessly integrated the cuisine and culture into both charitable fundraisers.
On November 2, the Piscataway, New Jersey native hosted his second annual, Blitz, Bow-Ties & Bourbon event. He and his Eagles teammates mingled with guests who were treated to tastings from the area’s top restaurants, VIP bourbon tasting and live music to help bring Jenkins’ organization’s youth programming to Philadelphia.
Back south, he held the third annual Taste of New Orleans fundraiser on October 26 alongside Saint Jairus Byrd. Attendees sampled the city’s best food and wine as Jenkins raised money to support his foundation’s Project R.E.W.A.R.D.S., which provides leadership curriculum and college scholarships for New Orleans youth.
“Through the Foundation, it’s my goal to leave a lasting imprint on every city where I’ve lived, worked and played.” Jenkins said. The Ohio State graduate has brought its impact to Columbus in addition to his New Jersey hometown and two NFL team cities. “With events like these, we are able to not only raise funds, but increase awareness of the Foundation’s work and create new relationships with businesses and organizations that share our mission.”