Founded in 2000, the non-profit Jester & Pharley Phund developed from the overwhelming national response to David Saltzman's illustrated children's book The Jester Has Lost His Jingle.

This year, The Jester celebrates its 21st anniversary, with more than 330,000 books in circulation.

The Jester was David's senior project at Yale. Before his death from cancer at 22 in 1990, his family promised him that his book would be published as he envisoned it and that its universal message of hope, laughter and self-empowerment would be shared with children coping with cancer and other illness.

We are proud of the many awards and honors given to The Jester and our programs benefiting ill children and literacy.

 

Phund Accomplishments Include:
170,000 Jester books and dolls donated
50 Jester & Pharley Smile Carts in hospitals, shelters nationwide
200-plus schools participating in Jester Read-A-Thons
42 million pages read by students to help ill children

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The Jester & Pharley Phund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.
Proceeds benefit ill and special needs children and literacy. Federal EIN #95-4785834