Celebration of life held for Miami Dolphins SVP Jason Jenkins at Florida Memorial University

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Florida Memorial University and community leaders held a special memorial service on Friday to celebrate the life of Jason Jenkins.

The service for Jenkins took place in the Lou Rawls Performing Arts Center at 10 a.m. Friday, at 15800 NW 42nd Ave. in Miami Gardens.

Jenkins, who was a husband, father, and a beloved member of the Miami Dolphins family and South Florida community, died suddenly on Saturday, Aug. 27.

Jenkins served in the Dolphins organization for the past 14 years, working closely with the media and with the team’s community affairs teams.

He was the Senior Vice President of Communications with the Miami Dolphins and a beloved supporter of FMU.

According to a press release, Jenkins facilitated support for FMU’s Certificate Program in Construction Trades, which provides equitable access for minorities in South Florida through employment in construction, the first of its kind at a historically Black college and university in Florida.

Dr. Jaffus Hardrick, President of Florida Memorial University, told Local 10 News, “Jason was one of a kind one-- of the most unique and impactful persons you will ever meet.”

Jenkins’ last visit to the campus of FMU was to attend the graduation ceremony for the trainees who completed the Construction Trades program on June 6, where he shared encouraging words with the program’s graduates.

Jenkins stated that their success was important to him, to the Miami Dolphins and to the Lennar Foundation.

“I know his legacy is going to live on,” said Hardrick.

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