JEH Scholarship Foundation


Helping students affected by pancreatic cancer afford school tuition.

What we do

JEH encourages all young people to continue their education. We want to help eligible students who have been financially affected, directly or indirectly, by pancreatic cancer. Eligible students can be seeking tuition assistance for either high school, college, or a combination of the two. Selection is based on financial need, educational merit and life situation. The scholarship will be awarded based on the decision of a panel organized by the JEH Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. The scholarship award is determined by the amount JEH is able to raise in the given calendar year.

Why we do it

The JEH Foundation was founded in memory of Joe Hasten. Joe was born in Chicago in 1952 and received his bachelor of arts in history from Fairfield University and his MBA from Northwestern University. He launched his banking career at American National Bank in 1974 and then worked for Standard Chartered in Chicago, New York, London, Hong Kong, Seoul and Jakarta. He went on to become vice chairman of US Bancorp. His last position was one of giving back to the community, where he served as the CEO of ShoreBank in Chicago.

On June 1, 2011 Joe was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Joe lost his battle with this disease on November 1, 2011.

Board of Directors

Jane Hasten

Elizabeth Hasten Miller

Connell Hasten

Will Hasten


Board Members

Erin Doyle

Caroline Hasten

Jared Hasten

Shelby Hasten

Kathryn O’Brien

Tom Reynolds

Stephanie O'Connell


Advisory Board Members

Barbara McLaverty, RN, BSN, MS

Carrie Peterson, RN