Malik Jackson is one of those unique athletes that believes that his good fortune of playing professional football is a blessing and allows him the opportunity to have a platform to effect change. The dream of playing professional football started when he was 8 years old. It was his dedication, sacrifice, discipline and work ethic that took him to University of Southern California, then to University of Tennessee where he became an All-SEC player that lead to being drafted in the 5th Round of the NFL draft in 2012. Malik has had the good fortune of playing in two Super Bowl’s in his first five years in the league, winning Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos.
Malik has learned what it takes to be a champion and plans on sharing that path and his vision through Malik’s Gifts. He is committed to focus on areas of need in the Jacksonville and Los Angeles communities with only one goal in mind – Making a Measurable Difference.
Rod attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he starred as a wide receiver and led the nation in punt return average his junior year. Playing for the legendary Nebraska coach, Tom Osborne, and in the NFL under coaches, Mike Shanahan and Marty Schottenheimer, Rod learned the discipline, dedication, and structure necessary to succeed.
A passionate leader with integrity and a strong work ethic, Rod’s 26 years of experience in the non-profit industry allows for him to best serve clients’ charitable interests. His lifetime of leadership in the non-profit environment has allowed the organizations he founded to serve more than 160,000 at-risk children including over 8,500 military children and families of the fallen, wounded, and deployed. As a consultant, Rod shares with clients his extensive knowledge in charitable giving as it relates to 501c3 non-profit organizations, private foundations, and donor advisory funds. www.futureforkids.org / www.helpinghandsforfreedom.org
Operating under 501c3 Non-Profit Organization – TAX ID Number 27-4948678
Charity4Charities exists to assist the community by providing expertise and leadership in raising funds and building programs that serve the community. Charity4Charities brings people from all walks of life together for a variety of causes dealing with children, education, elderly, animals, disease, sickness, trauma, physical and mental suffering, the empowerment of women, leadership and other causes that advance mankind.
Originally selected by Denver Broncos in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 2012 Draft… Signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent on 3/10/16
Has played in 68 regular season games(30 starts) and eight playoff contests (seven starts) during his first four years with the Broncos
Regular season career totals include 146 tackles, 16 passes defended, 15 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries
Has recorded 21 tackles, two passes defensed, two forced fumbles, one sack and one fumble recovery in eight playoff games
Spent two seasons each at the University of Tennessee (2010-11) and the University of Southern California (2008-09) and played 46 games (24 starts) while collecting 136 tackles (67 solo), 13 sacks (71 yds.), four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
Started 24-of-25 games played for the Volunteers in two seasons, earning first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors following his senior season and second-team all-conference recognition at the conclusion of his junior campaign.
Appeared in 21 games in two years as a reserve defensive end for Southern California before transferring to Tennessee in 2010.