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Jim and Judy Watson and J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation are active participants in the Environment, Education, Arts and Other Support for the communities they are involved in. The following is a sampling of our participation.

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Environmental Support

California State University San Bernardino

$30,000 Grant to CSUSB to Plant and Maintain for Three (3) Years the University Native Oak and Walnut Forest, University Park Project, San Bernardino California
California Native Oak and Walnut Forest planted and maintained by CSUSB Science Department through a grant from J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation. In excess of 400 trees will be managed and set-aside by J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation and planted and maintained for a minimum of three (3) years by the Science Department Professors and Students of CSUSB.
Planting January 2006.

University Native Oak and Walnut Forest Planting Begins
CSUSB students, assisted by J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation, plant native oak trees.
(A story featured in the California State San Bernardino News)

$25,000 Grant to CSUSB, to Plant and Maintain a California Native Oak and Walnut Forest at the….????
J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation pledged a $25,000 grant, or more if necessary, to CSUSB to plant and maintain a Native Oak and Walnut Forest. In excess of 600 trees will be managed and set-aside by J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation and planted and maintained for a minimum of thee (3) years by the Science Department Professors and Students of CSUSB.
Planting to occur, Fall of 2006.

City Of San Bernardino

$20,000 J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation Grant to The City of San Bernardino to Landscape the I-215 off Ramp at University Parkway.
Landscaping planned for the Spring of 2006

$275,000 Expended by J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation to Install 32 Injection Wells for Water Conservation Efforts in San Bernardino
32 Injection Wells, were installed for the conservation and scrubbing of ground water that would otherwise be lost to storm drains. This is the first time this type of conservation effort has been implemented in the City of San Bernardino.

The Judy Rodriguez Watson Public Art Program contributed $5,000.00 to Tachikawa Sister City Committee’s Sister City Sign Project. Judy Watson is a member of the Tachikawa Sister City Committee.
The Tachikawa-San Bernardino Sister City program has proposed a project that is a Community Initiative to develop a Sister Cities Sign Display. The project is to be sited on the brick walkway of San Bernardino City Hall beside the cascading stream and was unveiled in 2013. The committee feels this project will be a historic and enduring educational statement related to San Bernardino’s place in the global community.

$5,773,500 Million Appraised Value for six City Parks and Trails to be developed by J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation
J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation has secured property for the expansion of parks and trails beyond the City’s resources.
Completion of all Parks and Trails to be on or before Spring 2007

City Of Seal Beach

Jim Watson is the Founding President of Trees For Seal Beach
Jim Watson has provided and maintains the Trees for Seal Beach web site to educate and acquire sponsors and volunteers for the movement to beautify Seal Beach, in addition to on-going financial support for planting and tree trimming.

Trees for Seal Beach Brochure

City Of Seal Beach Streets & Storm Drain Improvement – Certificate of Appreciation – Jim Watson – Ad Hoc Committee Member

Idaho

Kootenai County Air Quality Advisory Committee

Other Areas

Sierra Club Member

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Education Support

California State University San Bernardino

CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation

James R. Watson Assumes Chairperson Position for CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation.
Jim Watson is a member of the CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation, which is the recognized charitable gift-processing auxiliary organization of CSUSB. He assumed the Chairperson position for the 2012-13 year. Jim is a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors

$800,000 Donation by J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation to “Tools for Education” Campaign
J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation donate $800,000 to CSUSB College of Education “Tools for Education” Campaign. Literacy Center to be named by J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation.

“Watson & Associates Literacy Center” Named by CSUSB
The CSUSB Board of Trustees name the CSUSB Literacy Center to honor the generosity and support of J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation.

Dean’s Advisory Board and Literacy Advisory Council of
California State University at San Bernardino College of Education

Jim Watson is a member of the CSUSB Dean’s Advisory Board which meets with the Dean of Education to provide support, advice and guidance.

$1000 Donation to James R. Watson Elementary Literacy Program
from Jim & Judy Watson Foundation, April 2006.

$100,000 Grant from J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation to Create the Literacy Center
J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation provided a gift to improve literacy for local K-12 San Bernardino Students.

$100,000 Additional Grant from J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation to the Literacy Center Program
Literacy Center success leads to expansion of Grant. J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation give an additional $100,000 to improve literacy for local K-12 San Bernardino Students.

Literacy Center Update Letter
Letter from Mary Jo Skilling

$1,000 Sponsor in CSUSB’s Literacy Center Golf Tournament
Image of Sponsorship Awards Poster

Wine Tasting and Gourmet Appetizer Gal- August 12, 2006
Exclusive event aims to make a difference in education. Proceeds to benefit
California State University San Bernardino Tools for Education Campaign.

Jim and Judy Watson – Co-Chairs for “Tools for Education” -a $3 Million Fund Raising Campaign Jim and Judy Watson are Co-Chairs for “Tools for Education Steering Committee” to raise $4 million towards the technology needed for the new Education Building.

$45,000 Matching Grant to Tools For Education
California State University at San Bernardino

J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation have pledged to match CSUSB Faculty and San Bernardino Superintendent donations to CSUSB Tools For Education.

President Advisory Council CSU San Bernardino
Jim Watson is a member of the CSUSB President’s Advisory Council which meets with the President of the University to provide, support, advice and guidance.

$300,000 Grant from J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation to Create a Public Art Curriculum
A Grant from J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation to create a Public Art Program at CSUSB to design, build and place Public Art throughout the City of San Bernardino.
(Also noted under Support for the Arts)

$200,000 Current Grant from Jim and Judy Watson for CSUSB “Tools For Education Campaign” (TEC)
Jim and Judy Watson gave two grants to CSUSB for the “Tools” needed by the College of Education to educate future teachers and school administration.

CSUSB Magazine Article – Samples of Generosity
J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation recognized for contributions to education and the arts.

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Support for the Arts

City of San Bernardino

$10,000 Grant by Judy Rodriguez Watson Public Art Program & Associates Development Corporation to Coyote Conservatory – CSUSB
Program Created for Children in the Downtown San Bernardino Area. Through Judy Rodriguez Watson Public Art Program & Associates Development Corporation gift, San Bernardino children receive greater exposure to the arts.

$35,000 gift to Public Arts Program – Letter from CSUSB about Public Arts Program
College of Arts and Letters appreciation for $35,000 gift to Public Arts Program

Jim & Judy Watson’s Support the San Bernardino Symphony Association
Judy Watson is a member of the board, and Jim and Judy are President’s Circle Contributors to the Associations activities and efforts.

The Judy Rodriguez Watson Public Art Program contributed $5,000.00 to Tachikawa Sister City Committee’s Sister City Sign Project. Judy Watson is a member of the Tachikawa Sister City Committee.
The Tachikawa-San Bernardino Sister City program has proposed a project that is a Community Initiative to develop a Sister Cities Sign Display. The project is to be sited on the brick walkway of San Bernardino City Hall beside the cascading stream and will be unveiled in 2013. The committee feels this project will be a historic and enduring educational statement about San Bernardino’s place in the global community.

$300,000 Grant by J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation Celebration highlighted in SB Sun
J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation, CSUSB and the City of San Bernardino celebrated their combined efforts at bringing artistic improvements to the area.

$20,000 committed by Judy Rodriguez Watson Public Art Program & Associates Development Corporation to San Bernardino’s ArtStop Project
J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation bring new artwork to downtown San Bernardino, where more than 20 artistically painted spheres created by CSUSB Art Students are placed in downtown San Bernardino.

2005 Art Benefactor Of The Year Award – City Of San Bernardino
The city expresses it’s appreciation to J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation

San Bernardino Symphony Association

Jim & Judy Watson Foundation contribute $600 (Courage Sponsor) to the City of San Bernardino Hometown Heroes Military Banner Program [October 2012]

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Other Support

City of Seal Beach

Interval House-Domestic Violence Shelter

Seal Beach Police Association

Chamber of Commerce


Other California Communities

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Mission San Juan Capistrano
Music Under the Stars Concert Series

Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange

Mary’s Mercy Center, Inc.
Thank you letter to J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corporation for donation to the center.

Southeast Rio Vista YMCA
Jim Watson, one of the founding members from 1981 to present

Jim Watson, 1993 Founding Chairman Probation Community Action Association (PCAA) Youth Offender Life Redirection Program (including tattoo removal)

PCAA Chairman 1993 – 1995 Newsletter Article 1994 – Meet the Chairman

The Heart Foundation

Department of Cardiology, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center

Bethany Negash Memorial Foundation, Inc.

Casa Youth Shelter

Huntington Park Hospital Foundation

Cerritos College Foundation Cheryl A. Epple Memorial Scholarship – Supporter

Long Beach Mounted Police Association


Idaho

Post Falls School District

Post Falls Teen Center

Coeur d’Alene Community Theater

Chamber of Commerce

Jobs Plus


Other

$10,000 Katrina Relief Matching Fund

Pat McCormick Education Foundation
From Formation to Present

Jimmie Heuga Center

American Diabetes Association 1994 To Present

American Heart Association

March of Dimes

Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk

Congressional Recognition