The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation


The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation was created in loving memory of McKenzie, who passed away in 2010. The Foundation’s desire is to inspire and help young people find their purpose in a world of challenges.


Here at The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation, we are proud to announce that we’re teaming up with Natural Life to bring you Liv-N-Grace Bracelets! We’re excited to share this unique collection of jewelry, which was originally designed as a way of healing and finding peace in the midst of McKenzie’s passing. These gorgeous bracelets debuted this past January and February at winter trade shows across the nation and online at Not only can the jewelry be found in local boutiques, but will also be available for wholesale ordering from Natural Life. READ MORE


Join us for the 5th annual McKenzie's Run on November 22nd at 9:30 a.m.! The 5K and 1 mile fun run will START and FINISH inside EverBank Field! With a team of 3 or more people its only $15 per person. Click here to register online. McKenzie's Run supports programs that help young people recognize their full potential. Don't want to walk or run?

Volunteer at McKenzie's Run HERE

McKenzie’s Story

On August 17th, 2010, McKenzie passed away from a rare and sudden illness at the age of 15. Her family was overwhelmed as more than 1,800 people attended her funeral to celebrate her beautiful life. Just one month later, her high school decided to retire her softball jersey number “as a lasting tribute to her kindness, spirit, talent, and faith.”

McKenzie had always fostered a deep passion for helping others, and wanted people to feel loved and cared for. The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation was created to embrace this passion of hers and honor her life by helping young people realize their full potential. Read More


We’re counting on the generosity of people like YOU to help us continue to support young people in recognizing their full potential.


We need YOU to help us make a difference in a child’s life. You can volunteer your TIME as a mentor by signing up online at McKenzie Gives. Volunteers needed from ages 13 and up!


The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation
13936 Ascot Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32250
Mercede New, Program Director