Jeffris Foundation featured in Traditional Building magazine

Traditional Building magazine, Oct. 2017 cover

The Jeffris Foundation is thrilled to have been profiled in the October 2017 issue of Traditional Building magazine.

An excerpt from the story:

Advertising is fond of the phrase “Looks small, thinks big” as a tagline for high-tech products that are as powerful as they are compact, but it might apply equally well to philanthropic organizations like the Jeffris Family Foundation of Janesville, WI. Though overshadowed by the Goliaths of the giving world, and with a tightly focused mandate, it nonetheless stands tall in supporting historic preservation projects that are under-the-radar, but with outsized impact.


As Thomas M. Jeffris, President, explains, the Foundation was established in 1979 by his parents, Bruce and Eleanor, and Jeffris himself with some down-home goals. “The family felt that it wanted to improve the quality of life of the people of Wisconsin, and through preservation projects in smaller communities because, obviously, these don’t have the financial means of the big communities.”

Read the full article on the Traditional Building website

View the article as it appeared in print (PDF)