The pictures are from July 25, 1980 as Ma Jernigan ( Grandmother ) poses with her 8 year grandson (Donny Wise) in several pictures to celebrate the birth of Ma Jernigan in 1912. The pictures are a snapshot in the past of a bond that would last after her death in 1988.
In 2012, the grandson turns 40 in May and begins shedding the mantle of secrecy in the professional career after 30 months of uncertainty to anyone outside the inner circle. The decision to announce a financial literacy foundation in honor of Ma or Elma Jernigan did not occur until July 22 around 8pm during a cookout with childhood friend Carol Raynor Johnson. The conversation of childhood friends since 12 would set a set of events that will see the ability of a grandson and his current business partners and confidants took an announcement to a foundation with 13 board members, 4 alternate, and 17 Associates including three confirmed Chief Executive Officers with two more offered board positions, and an associate of childhood friends, business partners, business supporters, and Judy Jernigan as board member and mother of Donny Wise.
The foundation synergy of support is a testament to the growing support of Donny Wise in his mission to bring values not paper money is a driver of innovation through ethical behavior to drive success and the American dream. The innovation of my father’s generation is awash in debt, financial ignorance, and economic crisis explains Donny Wise. The passion of following dreams is dying in the living rooms of America as digital cable is watched and smartphones are bought to people needing to believe in innovation from the smartphone is easier than the farming fields of poverty 50 years ago.
Donny Wise is using his success as an executive in banking, mistakes in money management, patient of two year illness, and personal mistakes in relationships, and the love of a grandmother who took a private hell and made a childhood heaven for a grandson to begin a business with zero dollars to a three phase initial project to implement a media group, financial products, and financial exchange that wi ll provide all consumers access to the financial world. The battle has been long and ugly to make Donny’s decision to start a business with zero dollars come true. How profits, purpose, and his story to the business and personal interactions of present and past will finally bring the zero dollar start up to the precipice of now where Takecontrolofmoney will be launched with zero credit or investors as a model of a new business start up in the United States….
January 2012 began a series of events that will end with a foundation being raised to capture the legacy of Ma Jernigan’s love of a grandson that is the beginning of a movement in personal finance to capture back the marketplace.
The final draft will be available Friday