On May 12, 2021, our guiding spirit, instigator, inciter
– the person who, to most of us, lived under the name Jack Terricloth –
left us for the astral plane.
In doing so, he created a lovingly inspired, cultishly devoted, Halloween-obsessed international punk community that centered around the bands The World/Inferno Friendship Society and Sticks & Stones.
Jack’s passing signaled the end of an era.
His death was a devastating loss that left a hole in the hearts of fans and peers across the world. It left many with the question:
Late in 2021, friends and family began scheming and plotting. These brainstorming sessions ultimately led to the creation of an organization called The Jack Terricloth Foundation. On April 30th , 2022, we started a Kickstarter, hoping to raise enough money to put out a charity tribute album, hold a Halloween ritual, hire an accountant, and gather an imaginary legal team to guide us through the process of correctly setting up a nonprofit.
We set an ambitious goal of raising $25,000.
We raised that in the first few hours, ultimately raising over $113,000 on the Kickstarter alone.
Jack’s spirit is still alive and well.
It’s in the hearts of thousands of friends, fans, and society members across the world.
The goal of the foundation is to help in channeling that energy, to assist in keeping Jack’s memory alive, to see that his community continues to have events to gather at, to further causes that Jack fought for his whole life, and to give support to charitable initiatives that continue this work :
helping musicians, artists,
& PEOPLE in need.
NOW IT’S UP TO US TO CARRY ON HIS LEGACY, AND SUPPORT THE MUSICIANS AND ARTISTS WHO ARE STILL HERE.
LET'S GIVE THAT GIFT.