Service to the community has always been a part of Larsen’s life. The following is a list of civic engagements and volunteer duties Larsen Jay has participated in that have helped improve the East Tennessee community.
(2021 - present) Serves as a TNAchieves Mentor to help new graduates as they enter secondary education. [www.TNAchieves.org]
(2016 - 2017, 2016 - present) Served as the founding Co-Chair of the Survivor's Council and continue to serve as a peer-mentor to patients under the care of the Trauma & Emergency Dept. [www.UTMedicalCenter.org]
(2020 - present) Serves on the alumni engagement committee for the last two years to help plan events and build connectivity among Leadership Knoxville graduates. [www.LeadershipKnoxville.com]
(2020 - present) Serves as a member of the Alumni Advisory Council helping connect business school alumni in strategic ways. [haslam.utk.edu]
(2019 - present) Serving as a board member to help this East Tennessee nonprofit organization working to ensure that our community enjoys exceptional recreational opportunities, natural beauty and open spaces, and that these assets exist for generations to come. [www.LegacyParks.org]
(2008 - 2020) Founder, board member and the President of the board of this national floral recycling charity supporting patients in hospitals, senior care facilities and hospice. [www.RandomActsofFlowers.org]
(2019) Helped build homes for Sertoma's special needs residents in East Knoxville. [www.sertoma.com]
(2019) Graduate of the 8-week Citizen's Academy to learn about Knox County's fire and ambulance service provider. [AMRKnoxville.com]
(2018 - 2019) Served as a board member for the Peninsula Club in the Riverbend Neighborhood Community. [PeninsulaClub]
(2014, 2018) Served as a sponsor chaperone for the Honor Air Veteran's flights to Washington, D.C. [www.HonorAirKnoxville.com]
(2017) Graduate of the 6th Judicial District Knox County District Attorney's Office Citizens Academy to learn about the prosecutorial side of Knox County's justice system. [www.KnoxCounty.org/DAG]
(2017) Volunteered as a coach for a KYS youth baseball team. [www.KnoxYouthSports.com]
(2017) Served as a member of the Executive Director search committee. [www.ChildHelp.org]
(2017) Co-Chair of the largest annual special event to raise funds for this therapeutic horse riding program serving special needs members of the community. [www.RideAtSTAR.org]
(2015 - 2019) Served as a founding board member for the region's nonprofit educational center. [www.BetterNonprofits.org]
(2015, 2016) Chair of the annual golf tournament fundraiser supporting the Emergency & Trauma Survivor's Council program. [www.UTMedicalCenter.org]
(2014, 2015, 2016) Hosted the annual dinner event for the members of the Executive Business school. [haslam.utk.edu]
(2016) Graduate of the 10-week Citizen's Academy to learn about America's federal investigative and intelligence agency. [www.fbi.gov]
(2008) Graduate of Leadership Knoxville’s 10-month Flagship Program with more than 1,300 leaders from business, education, healthcare, government, religious institutions, non-profit and arts organizations. [www.LeadershipKnoxville.com]
(2006 - 2007) Served as an adjunct professor teaching screenwriting to budding film studies students. [www.cn.edu]
(2007 - 2014) Served as a board member and President of the board for this one-of-a-kind historic vaudeville theatre. [www.KnoxBijou.com]
(2006 - 2011) Served as a board member and President of the board for this nonprofit music school in the heart of Knoxville. [www.JoyofMusicSchool.org]
(2008) Volunteered for Knoxville's premier art museum. [knoxart.org]
(2006 - 2008) Served as a volunteer, along with our dogs Jake & Waffles, in schools and hospitals for this therapeutic animal bond program. [vetmed.tennessee.edu]
(2007 - 2008) Volunteered as a board member for East Tennessee's public radio station. [www.wuot.org]
(2006) Served as the Programs Chair confirming monthly speakers for this young business leader's networking group.
(2006) Graduate of the 6-week Introduction Knoxville program. [Introduction Knoxville]
(2006 - 2008) Served as a board member for one of our country's oldest, and finest, symphonies. [knoxvillesymphony.com]
(2005 - 2010) Founder and Producer of the nonprofit organization behind the formation of landmark downtown events such as Holidays on Ice (downtown Ice Rink), Daddy Daughter Dance, Annie & Mary Poppins Movie Sing-A-Longs, and the East TN Chili Cook-Off. Many of these events still continue today and serve as fundraisers for nonprofit organizations.
(2002 - 2004) Served as an advisory committee member to help promote filmmaking in the region.