Alexine Jackson (Deceased)


Headshot of Alexine Jackson

A 23-year breast cancer survivor, Ms. Jackson was a firm believer in the power of cancer prevention, early detection and quality health care across all populations. Her relationship with the Foundation began in 1989, when she served as the national president of the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of the USA. The Foundation and the “YW” collaborated on the Foundation’s first outreach program, Project Awareness. Ms. Jackson joined the Foundation’s board of directors in 1995.

Ms. Jackson’s advocacy and volunteer work extended far beyond her ties to the Foundation—she was an active volunteer in the Washington D.C. community both inside and outside the health care continuum. She was the chair of the board of directors of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer organization. She also served as chairperson of the Intercultural Cancer Council, with efforts focused on minority cancer education and prevention. Outside of the health care space, Ms. Jackson was the former chair of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and president of Black Women’s Agenda, in which she was awarded the Community Service Award in 2001 for her work advancing, securing and protecting the rights of Black women facing poverty and/or a lack of access to economic and educational opportunity.