About Us

About The HOSS Foundation

We help meet the needs of children and/or families facing hardships due to traumatic injury, illness, or financial crisis.

The Hoss Foundation, founded by former NFL QB Jeff Hostetler and his wife Vicky, is a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization

Founders

Jeff and Vicky Hostetler

Founders

Jeff and Vicky Hostetler met in 1981 after he moved to Morgantown, WV, to play starting quarterback for the WVU Mountaineers. Jeff was one of seven children born to Mennonite farmer Norm Hostetler and his wife Dolly from Hollsopple, PA, while Vicky was the daughter of former WVU football coach Don Nehlen and his wife Merry Ann from Bowling Green, OH. Though they came from different backgrounds, Jeff and Vicky realized early on that they shared the same ideals regarding family and faith. The couple married immediately after graduation in 1984, the same year Jeff was drafted by the New York Giants. 

After six years of patient waiting, 1991 proved to be an eventful year for the Hostetlers: Jeff became the winning quarterback for the Giants in Super Bowl XXV, and he and Vicky began funding the Hoss Foundation as an arena to bless others. In the last 20 years, the Hostetlers have seen the Hoss Foundation grow from a small family affair to a non-profit organization that embraces hundreds of members in the local community. In addition, they have found other avenues to apply their hands-on approach, including visits to senior care centers, adoption assistance, and home repair. As Jeff points out, “Words are hollow without any action behind them.” The Hostetlers’ have three sons Jason, Justin, and Tyler. “The Super Bowl victory is a good beginning on the list of what I hope to accomplish.”

Staff

Jason and Amy Hostetler

Jason: Family Resource Center Program Coordinator

Amy: Executive Director of the Hoss Foundation

Jason Hostetler is a graduate of WVU with a BS and MS in Sports Management. As a college student, Jason held many internship positions, including an exciting stint as a training camp assistant for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jason also served as a program coordinator intern for the College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences at WVU. Upon graduation and completion of his last internship, Jason’s love in Christ and pleasure in helping others led him to the Chestnut Mountain Ranch boys’ home where he helped by writing grants. In 2010 Jason took the position of Executive Director of the Hoss Foundation and in 2017, he decided to take on the new role of Family Resource Program Coordinator in our Family Resource Center at WVU Medicine Children’s. Amy took on the role as Executive Director of the Hoss Foundation in 2017. Amy is a graduate of WVU with a BS in Journalism with an on emphasis Public Relations. Her passion to help local children brought her to be a mentor for the Boys and Girls Club of America for 2 years before becoming a property manager for a student housing complex in Morgantown. Amy and Jason were married in 2010 and have three children, Alexis, Emma, and Aiden.

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