The principals and employees of J. Neel and Company take great pride in supporting the community with volunteered time. Since we are very active in these endeavors we do limit the number of commitments we can support effectively.
Jeffrey Neel, CPA
Blaine County Education Foundation
Treasurer/Chair for Foundation from 2002 – 2011. The Education Foundation supports the Blaine County public schools with supplemental funding for district initiatives, teacher classroom grants, needs-based student support, and scholarships. During my tenure on the board, the Foundation had also funded teacher down payment assistance grants during a period when local real estate prices were beyond the ability for new teachers to afford which was affecting the district’s ability to attract teachers to the valley.
Higher Ground of Sun Valley (formerly Sun Valley Adaptive Sports)
Treasurer from 2011 to the present. Higher Ground provides adaptive programs for returning veterans affected by PTSD and related combat injuries and their families including 3 years of follow-up contact and support. The organization also provides year-round adaptive programs for locals and people visiting the area with special needs as well as coordinating Special Olympics winter sports activities. During my tenure the organization has rebranded with a more nationally recognizable name to support our efforts to broaden the geographical reach of the programs at a time when more veterans are returning from tours of duty, to expand the influence of the organization in delivering effective adaptive programs to more people, and in supporting research activities to better understand therapies that help individuals improve their lives and relationships. To learn more about Higher Ground programs, visit www.highergroundsv.org