In 2004 Jason Taylor and his wife Katina founded the Jason Taylor Foundation with the goal of improving the lives of children in South Florida. The Foundation has accomplished much in a short time, including launching the Jason Taylor Reading Room, an after-school program aimed at increasing literacy among inner city children; renaming the Holtz Children’s Hospital’s learning center as “The Jason Taylor Children’s Learning Center;” providing eleven sixth grade students with college scholarships through the Take Stock in Children organization; creating the “Big Screens-Big Dreams” program to screen inspirational films for hundreds of student-athletes; and furnishing 60 children with $300 back-to-school shopping certificates as part of the “Cool Gear for the School Year” program.
Jason has also partnered with the Invicta Watch Group and its CEO; Eyal Lalo on a number of charitable ventures and was given the opportunity to create a collection of limited edition of watches, “As a watch enthusiast and collector, I am excited to be partnering with Invicta on the development and launch of my collection of watches”.
Taylor has been widely recognized for his charitable work. In addition to winning the 2007 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, he has been named twice as one of The Sporting News “Good Guys” and was honored by CBS Sports’ James Brown with a JB Award, given annually to NFL players who have demonstrated a commitment to building better communities and stronger families.