Jill Cichowicz

Jill was born in Virginia, moving around quite a bit due to her father being an Army Pilot. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations with a minor in marketing from Virginia Commonwealth University, then moved to Fort Bragg to become the “perfect Army wife” serving as FRG Leader and volunteering countless hours at each Post she moved to with her husband, Marc and 2 energetic boys Carter and Christian! They retired after serving 25 years and 5 long deployments, moving back to Richmond was important to be around Jill’s family once again.


After losing her twin brother, Scott Zebrowski to an accidental drug overdose on February 28, 2017, she partnered with The McShin Foundation and created the Scott Zebrowski Scholarship Fund to help those suffering from Substance Use Disorder (SUD) receive the help they so desperately deserve. She orchestrated her first fundraiser, “A Night for Scott” and raised over $28,000 for the scholarship fund which helped many people struggling with addiction.


Jill often visits the ladies at HARP (Heroin Addiction Recovery Program) at the Chesterfield County Jail headed up by Sheriff Karl Leonard, mentoring the inmates to give them hope and encouragement to stay strong while battling this disease. Also, she organized a Planning Committee to serve dinner to the men in Recovery at The Healing Place as well as inviting family/friends to participate in “A Day for Scott” volunteering at the Chesterfield Food Bank.


Jill hopes to continue to give back to the community in honor of Scott, as he selflessly volunteered with the homeless and those less fortunate. Jill also serves on the Philanthropy Committee at The McShin Foundation and vows to continue fighting to erase the stigma associated with Substance Use Disorder and gives hope for those struggling to fight for tomorrow.


The 2nd Annual “A Night for Scott” fundraiser was held on February 16, 2019, raising nearly $40,000 for The Scott Zebrowski Scholarship Fund.


Her hope is to continue raising awareness and funding to provide services to those affected by this disease.