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Jesse Kloss Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jesse Kloss Charity

Jesse Kloss Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established to ensure charities have the financial resources they require to join National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE). Please feel free to VISIT HERE to make a gift in Jesse’s memory. Dr. Kathleen Robinson (NANOE Co-Founder) has many meaningful memories of Jesse and ability to love and transform each person he met. Here’s what Kathy has to share:

Some friends and colleagues live a life that is memorable and unforgettable. To me, Jesse was one of them! He was a thoughtful, passionate, intensely curious individual who sought to better the lives of low-resourced communities and show the way we should all live-with kindness, thoughtfulness, empathy, and clarified conviction.

He lived out the principle that we should do to other what we would want done to us! He was a man of faith who showed those around him a sounder, more complete way to manifest their faith in community action. No matter where he lived, he sought to serve his community. He wanted to be a comfort and an encouragement to others. He wanted to challenge people’s thinking. Not to agitate but to encourage a re-examination of what was valued and believed so that actions were intentionally purposeful. That, to me, is a man of courage!

Jesse Kloss Memorial Scholarship Fund

Yes, he was a scholar and a hard-working colleague while we were both at the University of Hawaii and the University of South Carolina. Our work was in and with communities working to realize best practices in meeting needs, building human service systems that truly made an impact, and analyzing current community situations with community and neighborhood leaders to address social and environmental issues. He was a systems thinker. He understood that many issues faced by communities were a result of the current ways in which people interacted and shared resources and opportunities, or the lack of connection and access to resources and opportunities. In South Carolina and Hawaii, various community leaders used his contributions to guide their strategic business, foundation, nonprofit, and government actions and services. He was a private businessman for years and later in life sought to pursue his degrees. He worked his way through his bachelors, master’s and doctorate at a time when most men would be too afraid to give up their current life in order to strike out in a new direction. But that was Jesse! A man with a passionate purpose that drove him to use his talents and do the hard work needed to become truly proficient.

His work life post doctorate was cut short. He went through major surgery which left him dealing with a great deal of continuing health issues. This is indeed unfortunate, but it is a reminder that each day counts. It’s not so much about what we plan to do in the future as it is how we live our life each day!

To carry on the legacy he left us, funds donated in his memory will go to support the growth, development, and impact of nonprofit leaders who desire to make a significant impact related to their mission. Memorial contributions will be given to National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE). Gifts may be made online by VISITING HERE or by phone at (803) 808-5086 or by mail:

NANOE PO Box 1840 Lexington, SC 29071

Dr. Kathleen Robinson Jesse’s university faculty mentor, friend, and colleague Co-founder of NANOE.

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Kathleen Robinson
Kathleen Robinson
During her fifty-year career, Dr. Robinson worked in community and regional support systems development for at-risk families, children and youth organizations, community-based literacy systems, holistic family centers and nonprofit human services organizations. In addition, her focus has been on systems-based approaches to community planning and policy development, and social impact assessments of various community change projects. Her expertise is rural, integrated community development. Dr. Robinson previously served as Director of the Center on Neighborhood Development and the Director of the Center on Nonprofit Leadership within the Institute on Families and Neighborhood Life at Clemson University (1998-2009). She also co-lead in the development of the Institute’s PHD program in International Family and Community Studies. Prior to her work at Clemson University, she was Associate Director and Research Professor at the Institute for Families in Society and Director of the Division on Neighborhood Development at the University of South Carolina (1995-1998). From 1981-1995, she was a tenured Assistant and Associate Professor in the College of Agriculture and Human Resources (Department of Human Resources), an Associate Professor in the College of Social Sciences (Department of Urban and Regional Planning), and Research Associate in the Center on Youth Development at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In 1977, she and her husband moved to Hawaii where she was a Research Associate in the Culture Learning Institute at the East-West Center (1978-1981) before joining the UHM faculty. From 1975-1978, she was a senior graduate assistant and Research Associate in the Nonformal Education Institute at Michigan State University working on a multi-million dollar USAID project in Indonesia to enhance the nation’s teacher training college system to include, among other things, an emphasis on community development initiatives. In addition, she served as Vice President of Program and Publications for Pioneer Girls, a faith-based, interdenominational, international girls club, camp and women’s leadership development program (1970-1975). From 1967-1970, she was a graduate assistant in the College of Education at Texas Women’s University working on marine biology science curriculums for inland schools, and a science teacher in the Denton Texas public school system. While studying at Moody Bible Institute, she founded and directed an out of school child and teen development and literacy center in two housing projects in Chicago, as well as founding and hosting a radio program at WMBI (1964-1970). Dr. Robinson testified several times before the U.S. Congress, several states’ legislative bodies, and the United Nations. She served as a consultant to numerous state social service, health, juvenile justice, governors’ offices, environmental, and municipal agencies. Internationally she was a consultant to 28 international organizations, including several divisions of the United Nations, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, ASEAN and the All Union (USSR) Academy of Sciences, Asian Development Bank, Asian Institute for Technology, Australian Commonwealth’s Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Canadian International Development Agency, Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute, European Centre For Social Welfare Policy and Research, the German Development Bank, German Ministry of Education, Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture, and the U.S. Peace Corps. She has received numerous awards and recognitions from her work, including several fellowships and an Award of Distinction from the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges for her leadership of a national task group to add new science understanding to what was offered through schools and colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources across the U.S. She was awarded the University of Hawaii Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching in 1990, the highest award given at UHM. She also has received awards of distinction from the U.S. Peace Corps and USDA for her community development work. At the University of South Carolina, she was recognized for her contributions to research productivity, and received three faculty excellence awards while at Clemson University. Texas Woman’s University honored her in 2015 with the Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award and, that same year, the National Development Institute awarded her their 25th anniversary Nonprofit Leadership Award. In 2017, the National Association of Nonprofit Executives and Organizations honored her with their first Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award. She received letters of commendation from three states’ governors for her work in enhancing various aspects of human service delivery systems. Having traveled and worked in 151 countries, she is a recognized leader in rural community development in a variety of national and cultural contexts. She retired in 2009 from Clemson University but remains affiliated with the Institute as an Adjunct Professor. Since her retirement, she has remained active in leadership roles within two charter schools, National Development Institute and the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives. She currently lives in Pawleys Island, South Carolina.

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