Jordan Giving Hope Foundation
Jordan Camino Evert was a beloved wife, daughter, sister, friend, colleague, and counselor, and is dearly missed. We remember Jordan for her exuberant personality, faith in God, and devotion to others. The enthusiasm in which she lived life is an inspiration to all of us who knew her. Here is a small take on the life she led and what she was able to accomplish in her short time with us.
Jordan was born on March 4, 1981 in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. She grew up in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and attended St. Clare’s Catholic School and the Academy of Finance at William T. Dwyer High School.
In 2003 she graduated with honors from the University of Florida. In her four years as an undergraduate, she was an active member of Kappa Alpha Theta, a member of Florida Blue Key (FBK), and an advocate for Guardian ad Litem. She strove not only to participate but to lead in everything she chose to dedicate her time. She was named an Alachua County Local Hero, appointed Director of Academic Affairs for FBK, founded Legal Day at UF, and still found time to dream up and host some of Gainesville’s best social events, including the first Theta Heartthrob social. Jordan’s undergraduate years have fondly been recalled in a myriad of anecdotes shared by teachers, classmates, sorority sisters, and several establishments along University Avenue.
In 2006 she graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law as a proud "Double-Gator." Becoming an attorney had been Jordan’s professional aspiration since first questioned in Kindergarten. Through her law school career she continued to serve as a child advocate for Guardian ad Litem, and was also the Treasurer of the St. Thomas More Catholic Law Society, on the Law School Honor Committee, and was awarded “best new representative” for the John Marshall Bar Association. Never one to take the well beaten path, Jordan selected Warsaw, Poland as her destination for a semester of study abroad.
Jordan brought her own sense of style across all of her professional, personal, and charitable endeavors.
Jordan went on to become a trial attorney with the law firm of Lytal, Reiter, Clark, Fountain & Williams, LLP in West Palm Beach. She was a member of The Florida Bar, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, and served on the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers Section of the Florida Justice Association.
Jordan married John R. (“Jebb”) McCracken in a beautiful ceremony at San Pedro Catholic Church in the Florida Keys. They lived happily in West Palm Beach where they regularly welcomed guests, hosted dinners, and themed parties. She was an active member of the Palm Beach community, serving in the Junior League and numerous charitable organizations. She was incredibly dedicated to her family, parents Pamela and Donald Evert, younger brothers Jamison and Alexander, and numerous relatives that were a part of her daily life.
Jordan passed away unexpectedly in December of 2008. She did not suffer. She selflessly donated her organs to make the ultimate contribution to save the lives of many others.
Jordan loved traditions and we look forward to making this event an annual one that brings us all together for a great party, for a great cause and in loving memory of an unforgettable person.