John T. (Jack) and Nancy C. FontaineFounder, President and Board of Director
Jack and Nancy Fontaine met in Houston, TX after moving from their hometowns in 1978. They married in October of 1981 and had three beautiful children: John, Harris, and Elizabeth. Their passion for alcohol and drug education stems from a life that has been deeply touched by substance misuse. Jack, who failed out of the University of Georgia (UGA), suffered from drug addiction and alcoholism before becoming sober. Then, in December of 2000, Jack and Nancy’s 16-year-old son, John, was killed by a driver under the influence of alcohol – his life cut short by the tragic decision to get into the car of a friend who had been drinking.
In 2006, Jack and Nancy founded the John Fontaine, Jr. Center for Alcohol Awareness and Education at UGA in an effort to make sure no other parent had to receive that dreaded call in the middle of the night. The center was established to assist students in making better decisions concerning the negative consequences surrounding drugs and alcohol.
Jack and Nancy started the John Fontaine, Jr. Charity in 2016 to support the Fontaine Center’s vision of a proactive educational model. The Center is striving to expand its programming both on campus and throughout the state of Georgia. With the Charity’s support, Jack and Nancy hope to build a national blueprint for alcohol and drug education programs for middle school, high school, and university students.