Jack B. Kodesh Foundation Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico with tax-exempt status under the Puerto Rico Internal Revenue Code of 2011, as amended.

Who, What & Why

The Jack B. Kodesh Memorial Tournament is dedicated to a charismatic individual whose passion for life was matched only by his love of bringing people together. While his passing left a huge void in the lives of many, his memory lives on through the charity work of the Jack B. Kodesh Foundation. The Foundation was started by several friends and family members to carry on Jacks’ legacy through community reinvestment initiatives. The Foundation aims to address various problems affecting Puerto Rico’s underserved youth in the areas of education, health, development, and wellness. It supports a programs, partnerships, and initiatives that strive to positively impact Puerto Rico’s youth and their families through philanthropy and community service programs.

Jack had an incredible passion for sports, particularly for the game of golf. From growing as a star student-athlete at St John’s High School to his days as an All-Conference Division 1 Varsity Golfer at Lehigh University. Jack loved to golf and loved his friends even more. In Jacks’ honor, the Foundation has decided to host an annual golf tournament, The Jack B. Kodesh Memorial Golf Tournament, which seeks to encompass all that Jack stood for in life while raising funds for a great cause.

Please join us for this very special event that we hope will last for years to come.


Rafael “Iky” Kodesh
Board Chairman

2023 Tournament • Thursday, November 16 2023

Since our inception in 2014, our goal has been one: empower Puerto Rico’s underserved youth in the areas of education, development, health, and wellness. For the past years, 100% of the funds raised through the Jack B. Kodesh Memorial Golf Tournament and other efforts have been donated to initiatives that attend this segment directly and bring meaningful changes.

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
Winston Churchill


A day of great golf,
For an even Greater Cause


To advance education, health and wellbeing in the underserved youth of Puerto Rico through the sponsorship of outstanding initiatives that impact the enrichment of children, communities and society.


Give the underserved youth of Puerto Rico a chance to equal education, health, and opportunities that unleash their true potential.


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