Gina Williams-Jackson, National Editor of Jack & Jill. (Courtesy photo)

The Memphis Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. will host its 81st Founders Day Celebration today (January 27) at 4 p.m. at Hattiloo Theater at 37 S. Cooper.

The gala event will feature a celebratory champagne toast to Gina Williams-Jackson, newly elected National Editor of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Williams-Jackson is the wife of J. John Jackson, VP Fed Ex Services.

In addition, the Memphis Chapter will honor their legendary living past presidents, during a “Parade of Presidents.”

Also planned is a private seating for the acclaimed play, “A Song for Coretta” and the smooth jazz sounds of Copacetic 901, featuring Tracy McGee.

“A Song for Coretta” is set for 2:45 p.m., with absolutely no admission after 3 p.m.

The Memphis Chapter of Jack & Jill was chartered on Aug. 28, 1946. President Vanecia Belser Kimbrow, Esq., said the Memphis Chapter remains “dedicated to seek for all children the same advantages which we desire for our own.

“For 81 Years Jack and Jill has ignited, inspired, and impacted change for ALL children of diverse backgrounds by creating a wide range of educational, artistic, cultural, athletic, and social activities that build whole, healthy, and happy children that are ready to fulfill their full potential.”

Costs: $50 per person for the play and reception; $35 reception only; $25 all current Jack and Jill age group participants.

For more information: Founders Day Co-Chair Dr. Chii Onyeaocha, 404-798-9056; President Vanecia Belser Kimbrow, Esq., 901-870-7965.