Jason Jenkins

Jason Jenkins (October 30, 1974 – August 27, 2022) was the heart and soul of the Miami Dolphins reach, impact and legacy in the South Florida community. A member of the organization since 2009, Jenkins served as Senior Vice President of Communications and Community Affairs since 2015 and oversaw the organization’s front-facing brands, with a focus on making South Florida a better place for people from all walks of life. He championed the Miami Dolphins FOOTBALL UNITES program, whose mission is to unite groups of different races, genders, sexual orientations, identities, abilities and faith around the power of football. Jenkins was influential in Dolphins Challenge Cancer since its inception, helping to build DCC into the largest fundraiser in the NFL, which has raised more than $64 million to fund life-saving cancer research in South Florida. During the global pandemic in 2020, Jenkins led the Miami Dolphins Foundation Food Relief Program as it donated over 1 million meals to help address food insecurity in the community while also providing resources to local minority-owned restaurants and businesses. Jenkins’ unifying presence helped build bridges between local law enforcement and the Black community at a time when tensions were high in America. His efforts in social justice programs became a model for the NFL. His many awards and honors include: 2022 Miami-Dade County’s Black Affairs Advisory Board’s Corporate Pillar Award, 2021 Civil Society Fellowship: A Partnership of ADL and the Aspen Institute, 2021 Co-Chair of the Social Justice and Racial Equality Committee as part of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, 2021 Generational Cure Honoree, 2021 Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent CHOICE Award, 2020 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County Visionary of the Year, 2019 Equality Ally by SAVE-Dade, 2019 Men of Valor Award.