At the heart of The Vaughn McClure and Jeff Dickerson Foundation lies a dedication to upholding and advancing the causes dear to Vaughn and Jeff. Our mission supports research initiatives in heart disease, mental health, and cancer, alongside fostering the development of future journalists. We are committed to preserving their legacy of empathy, integrity, and an unwavering commitment to progress, ensuring their spirit of making a meaningful difference continues to inspire and impact the world.


The TVMJD Foundation stands as a testament to Vaughn and Jeff's tenacity and larger than life spirit. This foundation is committed to impacting medical research and funding journalism scholarships at Northern Illinois University and Buffalo Grove High School, and Conant High School with a focus on promoting diversity. It is our hope that we not only pay tribute to their remarkable lives but also weave their values and aspirations into the fabric of future generations.


Giving to the TVMJD Foundation is an opportunity to be part of a living legacy. Your support advances important initiatives that reflect Vaughn McClure and Jeff Dickerson's deep-seated commitment to provoking positive change. Through your generosity, we can continue to do important work in their memory while inspiring the next wave of journalists to narrate the pivotal stories that shape our community.

Vaughn McClure

A prince of a man’ whose generosity and positivity we aim to pay forward through the efforts of the foundation

Jeff Dickerson

Jeff Dickerson

Beloved reporter and respected figure in the Chicago sports landscape who we honor through the work of this foundation

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To honor the memories of Vaughn McClure & Jeff Dickerson by supporting the people and causes that were close to their hearts.



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