The TraRon Center
Helping those affected by gun violence heal through the arts.

Jeremy Black Scholarship Fund

Donate JB Scholarship Fund

The Jerry Black Memorial Fund at the TraRon Center of Washington, DC is in honor of Jerry Black whose life was taken prematurely due to gun violence. The funds will support local programs that provide children impacted by violence in the DC area with after school programs and a creative arts summer camp. The fund reflects Jerry’s lifelong commitment to non-violence, the arts and supporting his local community.

Jeremy Black Memorial Fund

Xan Korman Legacy Gift

In August 2021, Xan Korman was shot and killed in a drive by shooting at the age of 20. Xan was a rising Junior at Butler University and just about to start in his new position as manager of photography and videography for the men’s basketball team. He did not have a chance to live out his dreams, so we are hoping to help others do so.

The words we heard to describe Xan Korman most often were “selfless”, “generous”, and “passionate.” We are trying to pay that forward with our gift to the TraRon Center. Our goal is to provide support to students who have received a scholarship from the organization’s Jeremy Black Scholarship Fund and are continuing in school for their sophomore year.

We know how gun violence can impact lives of those still living. We live it every day. So do the two dear friends of Xan who were with him when he was shot. So do his friends and colleagues who tell us stories about they are using all that they learned from Xan to inspire and motivate them as they move forward with their lives

We hope our gift can also inspire the recipients of this gift to live their best lives.