Our beloved Chief of Staff, basketball coach, mentor and friend, Jason Forde, unexpectedly passed away on Monday, March 21, 2022.

Jason had a profound impact on Innovation: he was gentle, selfless, funny, and kind. He was always there for anyone who needed him and never said no to a request for help.


We are all devastated by his loss, but consoled by our memories of the great man that he was.

Information about the viewing and memorial services may be found on the J. Foster Phillips website.

A GoFundMe campaign exists to assist Jason’s mother with expenses related to his passing.

This is not a solicitation of funds. As a 501c3 charity, we are not permitted to solicit funds on behalf of individuals. Instead, it is to inform you that there is an outpouring of support for Jason’s mother from our community and beyond.

– Stephen Falla Riff / Terence Jospeh
Executive Director / Principal
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