The John Brower Jr Foundation was created in June of 2015 when Vanderbilt Advisors, John and Robert Brower, decided to create a foundation to spread awareness to the opiate abuse epidemic on Long Island. John and Jody Brower lost their son, John Jr., to an overdose after he had became addicted to painkillers due to a prescription he was given to cope with surgeries after a car accident. Vanderbilt Advisor, Robert Brower, along with his sister Kristen took to the internet to memorialize their brother on social media which led to the creation of the foundation.

The John Brower Jr Foundation had an extremely impressive first year of service, education, and community support. Over the course of one year, the foundation held a walk for over 400 people, raised over $40,000, and were featured on many news outlets which all helped to spread awareness to opiate abuse and save lives.

Here are a few exciting things going in on the Foundation right now:

ABC News – Long Island Viewpoint with Ken Rosato
The John Brower Jr. Foundation, represented by John and Kristen Brower were joined by the Outreach Program in a televised interview with ABC’s Ken Rosato to share their story and spread awareness. Check out their interview segment here.

You can now support the John Brower Jr Foundation through all of your Amazon purchases through the AmazonSmile Foundation. Simply start by going to then search for and select John Brower Jr Foundation Inc. That’s it! Just remember to always begin shopping at and make sure the top left of your screen says “Supporting: John Brower Jr Foundation Inc”.

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from all your eligible Amazon purchases. To learn more about AmazonSmile, click here.

Save the Date!
The second annual John Brower Jr Foundation 5k Walk will be held at Jones Beach on Saturday, October 8th from 9am to 1pm. At last year’s walk over 400 Long Islanders showed support and this year is sure to be even better! Read about the walk here and check out the event photo gallery here!


Congratulations John Brower Jr Foundation! We are so proud of all you accomplished in your first year, and can’t wait to see all the good you will do for our community! Follow them on Facebook!