Remembering Jason Jenkins
This blog post is dedicated to our beloved YWCA South Florida board member and friend, Mr. Jason Jenkins. A devoted husband and adoring father of three, Jason passed away unexpectedly this past weekend. Our board is devastated and in shock.
We were honored to spend time with Jason during our annual board retreat, the day he tragically passed away. In true Jason style, he quietly leaned into doing whatever he could to support our mission. Jason was a doer, not a talker. He didn’t need to fill the room with extra words. Just his true commitment and an honest smile. Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel said it best, “There wasn’t a day that passed when he didn’t light up the room.”
Jason, you are already greatly missed. Your fingerprints are everywhere in our community, and your leadership at YWCA South Florida has undoubtedly pushed us forward. We vow to keep your light and spirit alive. You will never be forgotten. We are eternally grateful for your service and your timeless contributions. Rest easy knowing you have created a legacy most only dream of. We are all better for having known you. – Your YWCA South Florida Family
Honoring a community icon
Originally from Houston, Jason graduated from Texas Tech in 1997 with his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. After graduating, he worked in several positions in the Texas Tech Athletics department before moving on to the associate athletics director at Texas Southern University. He joined the Miami Dolphins in 2009 and was named the SVP of Communications and Community Affairs in 2015. He managed the media outreach, public relations, social media, and community efforts for the team, Hard Rock Stadium, and Formula One Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix.
In addition to working for the Dolphins, he was also a board member for the Anti-Defamation League Florida, Breakthrough Miami, Dolphins Challenge Cancer, Pro Sports Assembly, Urban League of Broward County, Women of Tomorrow and YWCA South Florida.