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Foundation Florida Community College
Florida Community College
Board of Trustees
Chair N. Wyman Winbush II Vice Chair, Duval County Thomas R. McGehee, Jr. Vice Chair, Nassau County Suanne Z. Thamm Linda H. Asay, J.D. Rear Admiral Kevin F. Delaney, USN (Ret.) James E. McCollum Emily B. Smith Michael B. Weinstein Gwendolyn C. Yates
Foundation Mission Statement Our mission is to sustain and enhance the Foundationâ€™s reputation as a respected, trusted and highly recognized organization among Northeast Florida residents, business and community leaders, students and alumni; and to secure sufficient financial resources for Florida Community College to provide access to an extraordinary educational experience and respond effectively to the most important needs of the community.
The Foundation is an IRS approved 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization. This means all donations are eligible for tax deductions depending on the donorâ€™s financial situation.
A Foundation for Students Between the lines in our annual report, there is something called heart. All of the positive news, impressive facts and figures are generated by people who care about students, their future and the quality of life in our community. Each contributor to the FCCJ Foundation gives so that another student might have an opportunity for a college education and a proud, fulfilling career. We acknowledge each and every donor, and offer this message of deep appreciation on behalf of all Florida Community College students â€“â€“ thousands each year who will have a better life because of this generous outpouring of support. We also wish to recognize and thank our dedicated Foundation Board of Directors for their exceptional service to the College. They are compassionate citizens who volunteer a great deal of time and energy while balancing their own successful, busy lives; all for the wonderful cause of student success. It is truly an honor and privilege to work with the Board, the excellent faculty and everyone associated with this incredible College. Again, for the students of FCCJ, thank you so very much for your continuing support. Every gift to the Foundation makes a difference in the lives of students and in our great community.
James F. Marlier, Jr. Chair FCCJ Foundation Board of Directors
Dr. Susan K. Chappell Executive Director FCCJ Foundation, Inc.
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Board of Directors
Chair Mr. James F. Marlier, Jr. First Vice Chair Mr. James H. Winston Second Vice Chair Mr. Edward S. Grenadier Secretary Ms. Marsha Myers Treasurer Mr. Donald D. Zell Immediate Past Chair Mr. Charles “Bucky” A. Clarkson Ms. Martha E. Barrett Mr. Carl N. Cannon Mr. Robert P. Cook Rear Admiral Kevin F. Delaney, USN (Ret.) Mr. John “Jack” J. Diamond Mr. Robert Helms Mr. Michael R. Hightower Mr. John Hirabayashi Ms. Teala A. Milton Mr. Michael R. Munz Mr. Edward A. Nimnicht II Mr. Alan W. Rossiter Mr. Timothy Tresca Dr. Steven R. Wallace Mr. Cleve E. Warren Ms. Lisa Weatherby Senator Stephen R. Wise Dr. Timothy A. Woodward Honorary Board Member Mrs. Betty P. Cook Student Representative Mr. Mark Musielak
A Word From the Foundation President Since its inception, Florida Community College has balanced its dual mission of university transfer and career related education within the context of a tuition structure that is affordable for most, but not all students. Our Foundation exists to fill this gap by providing scholarships to those who otherwise could not achieve their goals of earning a college degree. At the same time, the College is renowned for being responsive to the community’s ever-changing needs. Most recently, the addition of baccalaureate degrees in specific high demand areas have been developed to increase opportunities for training in fire science management, computer networking, nursing and business. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting Florida Community College and elevating the quality of life for all citizens on the First Coast.
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A scholarship endowment that will extend the promise of higher education to hundreds of capable lowincome students each year is the best immediate and sustainable means of increasing economic opportunity, quality of life and per-capita income in our community. Dr. Steven Wallace President, Florida Community College
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Doubling the Dollars, Doubling the Difference
Landwirth established a scholarship fund and in the first year 15 students were served.
Henri Landwirth knows better than most people what it feels like to have no control of your own destiny. At 13, he was shipped to the first of many concentration camps where he would spend the next five years.
At the end of the 2008 school year, 40 to 50 Landwirth Scholars will be earning their degrees. Like all scholarship gifts, Landwirth’s is eligible for a dollar-for-dollar state match, doubling its impact.
Following World War II, Landwirth came to America. He served in the military and attended college on the G.I. bill. He then embarked on a successful career in the hotel business. But through it all, he was left with a feeling that things should be different and this motivated him to make things better. He founded several foundations, along the way receiving an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Cincinnati. Through his work in Jacksonville, Landwirth met Florida Community College President Steven Wallace and learned that the College helps students transform their lives.
Landwirth speaks to student groups at the College and educates young students on the dangers of hate. Landwirth said, “I get inspired by the students. I get inspired by them asking good questions. I can’t wait to come here.” Find out how you can make a difference by visiting the Foundation Web site at www.fccj.edu/foundation.
Keeping Families Together Students at the Lewis “Red” Bean Nassau Technical Career Center already have the lifelong opportunity for professional training. Thanks to Robert and Winette Odom, Nassau County students attending classes at the Bean Center will also have help paying for college. Winette, a fifth-generation Floridian and longtime community volunteer, said they support programs that benefit children and families. “That’s where our heart is,” she said. “We have been so blessed. We always try to put back.”
What we had in mind for the scholarship was to give it to married people who were displaced in their jobs. Maybe this will help keep a family together.
Rayonier Foundation Establishes First-Generation Scholarship A scholarship for first generation college students has been established by the Jacksonville-based Rayonier Foundation. Formed in 1952 by the international forest products company whose core businesses are timber, real estate and performance fibers, the Rayonier Foundation has long supported education, according to Vice President of Corporate Relations and President of the Rayonier Foundation, Jay Fredericksen. In targeting students whose guardian parents do not have bachelor’s degrees, Fredericksen said Rayonier felt it could maximize its investment in the community with this scholarship.
“We’re hoping our money will help people with limited financial resources or less opportunities,” he said. “It’s what students need in order to take that next step to success.” Partnering with Florida Community College was an easy decision, he added. “It wasn’t a stretch for us to say, here’s an organization we know does a great job and provides a lot of opportunity to people who need it.” As with all contributions to scholarships, Rayonier’s will be matched by the state.
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The Dr. Philip Benjamin Matching Grant Program The Dr. Philip Benjamin Matching Grant Program for Community Colleges provides the community college system with the opportunity to receive and match challenge grants. The matching program continues to attract donors who want to see the effectiveness of their gifts maximized. Eligible donations that support scholarships are awarded one dollar of state funds for every one dollar of private funds. Program funds are matched 2:3 by the state. To learn how you can take advantage of this wonderful program, call the Foundation at (904) 632-3237.
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Watching Your Investment Grow! The work of the FCCJ Foundation enables students to pursue college and rewarding careers by lessening their financial burdens. Student success is positive for employers, the local economy and all of Northeast Florida. Contributions to the Foundation help to fund student scholarships, education programs, new and upgraded facilities and technologies. Support from corporate, individual and organization partners is helping Florida Community College maintain its position as the leading provider of higher education and career-skills training
on the First Coast. The state of Florida fully matches scholarship contributions (100 percent) in total; program contributions are matched at the 66 percent level. Below are the significant financial achievements of the Florida Community College Foundation. Resources are used for student scholarships, program development and other educational opportunities for thousands of students. To learn how you can contribute, call the FCCJ Foundation at (904) 632-3237.
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Iâ€™m one of ten children. In 2002, one of my own children was born with birth defects. The scholarship has allowed me to focus on school and to achieve the goal of educating my children on the importance of following your dreams. Jeralene Marshall, Nursing
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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Fills Need In response to the community’s continuing need for welltrained nurses in a variety of specialties, FCCJ has been approved to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing with a focus in critical patient care. The new B.S.N. program targets nursing positions for which a four-year degree with an area of specialization is desired by hospital CEOs and chief nurse executives. The proposed degree will increase access for student populations who, in most cases, would not otherwise be able to participate in baccalaureate-level education in nursing, and will respond to significant needs identified by area employers, addressing educational and career advancement needs of incumbent and future workers in nursing. The proposed degree program would affirm North Florida’s response to the nursing shortage and provide highly skilled critical care nurses.
LandMar Gift Recognizes Potential The LandMar Group, a developer of residential communities, is known for recognizing potential. Since its founding in 1987, the company excelled at identifying emerging areas that would one day be “winners.” The recently established LandMar Group Endowed Scholarship at Florida Community College also recognizes potential. It looks not at just where students stand today, but where they can be headed with a little help. “By supporting the College, we are able to help improve workforce readiness by assisting young people to improve their skills and training,” said Jim Doyle, Vice President of Marketing and Sales. “This in turn makes Jacksonville and Northeast Florida a better place to live and a more attractive place for businesses considering relocation.” The gift was eligible for a dollar-for-dollar state match, and supports students who are enrolled either full- or part-time at the College in any degree-awarding program.
I’m really proud of myself now. I went through some things that made me mature and grow and I realize that everyone doesn’t have the opportunity to get an education. You never know who you’ll meet that will help you get to the next level, or open a door that wouldn’t be open to you. The main thing is to try to do something. Give me the chance and I’ll make the most of it. Willie Brown III Scholarship Recipient, Health Administration Major and 2006-07 Foundation Board Student Liaison
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TSIC Partnership Means Success Begins Early in Nassau County They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and a program affiliation that began at the Betty P. Cook Nassau Center in 2006 proved the point. Take Stock in Children (TSIC) identifies financially-challenged students in middle school and offers them the opportunity to earn four years of college tuition. The teens, all Nassau County public school students, sign an agreement to keep their grades up and stay out of trouble. Each is matched with an adult mentor who meets with them once a week to listen, encourage and offer guidance. When the students successfully graduate high school, most attend Florida Community College for the first two years, then transfer to a state university.
I enjoy coming to school. Most of my teachers go out of their way to help a student out. They have good office hours if I need to talk to them and they really check their e-mail. I’m excited about the scholarship because it allows me to not put extra stress on my mother. Kelsey Carroll Scholarship Recipient and Criminal Justice Major
Program Director Jody Mackle said the first year at the Cook Center was ideal. “It’s kind of a natural place for us to be because it’s the center of the county,” she said. “Being here helps us keep in closer touch with our students. It’s been terrific.” The program is funded by grants and private donations and managed by the College, with contributions to TSIC flowing through the Foundation. The Florida Pre-Paid Plan provides matching funds for tuition.
One Seed Grows a Big Crop at the Women’s Center Sometimes all it takes is one person or group to act, and the deed flourishes into much more. The “Bridging the Digital Divide for Displaced Homemakers” program at the College’s Rosanne R. Hartwell Women’s Center was made possible through such a strategy. Members of the Women’s Giving Alliance pool their individual annual contributions for community grants. Their initial gift to fund this program was matched by the state and then re-funded for next year. The merits of the program itself helped draw the funding. Through the Challenge Program for Displaced Homemakers, a threeweek class provides employment skills and career counseling to women whose former roles changed due to divorce, separation or a spouse’s death. The grant from the Women’s Giving Alliance enables these women to enroll in basic computer classes and become computer literate. At the end of three weeks, they are prepared to either re-enter the workforce or go back to college. The Florida Association of Community Colleges this year recognized the program with the Innovators’ Exemplary Practice Award, and 115 women were put on the path to self-sufficiency.
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Pathways to Success
Located at Florida Community College’s Downtown Campus, Pathways Academy Charter High School opened its doors in August of 2006. Although charter high schools affiliated with community colleges are not uncommon in the United States, Pathways is unique in its focus on students who have dropped out or who are at high risk of dropping out of traditional high schools.
In only its second year, the Set Sail to Achieve the Dream Virtual Cruise established itself as a successful fundraiser for the FCCJ Foundation — and one of Jacksonville’s up-andcoming events!
The Pathways model, designed to provide students with the opportunity to complete a traditional high school diploma in addition to completing college course work, continues to evolve to meet the unique needs of its student population. This innovative partnership, which serves students who do not ordinarily have the opportunity to be located on a college campus while attending high school, is a true innovation that is changing the lives of young people who may not have otherwise pursued their educational opportunities. Brittany Barnhart, a Pathways student who, at one time, lived in a domestic violence shelter with her mother and siblings and who did not see college as a possibility, was invited to give the keynote address at the Jobs for America’s Graduates National Student Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. in December, 2007. Last semester, Brittany successfully completed her high school graduation requirements and 12 credit hours through dual enrollment at Pathways and Florida Community College. She is currently enrolled full-time at the College and is on her way to fulfilling her dream of becoming a physician assistant.
The night began in the specially transformed Deerwood Center with a bon voyage reception hosted by co-chairs James and Mary Winston and FCCJ President Steven Wallace. From there, the evening showcased some of the College’s many programs, including visual and performing arts. The Caribbean marketplace offered wares and wonders of the virtual islands featuring items made by FCCJ students and faculty. At the Lucky $$ Casino, passengers played for chances to win prizes donated by area businesses and by programs at the College, such as a gourmet meal in the North Campus Mallard Room or tickets for Artist Series performances. Guests also watched as talented FCCJ students and faculty members created beautiful paintings, had a picture taken in the photo gallery, and tried to choose from the plentiful array of desserts prepared by Culinary Arts students. The event raised in excess of $60,000, of which $36,000 was submitted for a matching grant, resulting in over $90,000 raised to support first-generation college students. Jacksonville-based Rayonier Foundation was the event’s title sponsor and established the Rayonier Foundation Scholarship to benefit first-generation college students.
Make plans now to join us as we set sail for Venice during our 2009 virtual cruise scheduled for March 7, 2009, at the College’s Deerwood Center.
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“Set Sail to Achieve the Dream” Virtual Cruise at FCCJ’s Deerwood Center.
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FCCJ Golf Classic Raises More Than $20,000 for Athletic Scholarships The April 2007 Golf Classic, held at St. Johns Countyâ€™s Palencia Golf Club, raised $20,660 for scholarships. That money will be effectively doubled by the Dr. Philip Benjamin Matching Grant program. The course was packed with 104 eager golfers, including 25 student-athletes. Another 20 volunteers made the event a success through their gifts of time and labor. Results of the 2008 FCCJ Golf Classic will be announced soon.
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First Coast Community Music School
all over the area. Jim Winston, one of our supporters, came to College President Steve Wallace, and now, here we are.”
Before the opening of the First Coast Community Music School (FCCMS), most residents were unaware of how much better things could be with a place where people from all backgrounds, ages and financial abilities could learn music. Jane Condon knew. As the first principal of arts magnets, La Villa Middle School of the Arts and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, she knew that Florida schools had shifted away from the arts. She also knew there were more than 300 community music schools across the country, and that Jacksonville was likely the largest city still without such a resource. There was only one problem. “It became clear to me that Jacksonville was not in a position to build, fund and run, from the ground up, such a facility,” Condon said. “But Florida Community College has programs
After its first year ended in July 2007, the school had 200 students, 160 summer camp participants and 37 faculty members. FCCMS’s first location was at South Campus, since the College’s own performing arts programs are based there. To achieve one of its original goals of increasing diversity, the Community Music School has now opened its second site at the College’s North Campus. “All people need music. It just makes you have a better soul,” Condon said with a smile. “Until now, there has not been a place in Jacksonville for that to happen. People are happy we’re here.”
For more information on how you can support the First Coast Community Music School, contact the FCCJ Foundation at (904) 632-3237.
Artist Series The FCCJ Artist Series grossed over $11.4 million in revenue during Fiscal Year 2007, its best year ever. The Series presented 72 productions for 303 performances or services and was anchored by several long-running productions such as — The Lion King and Menopause, the Musical. Contributions reached an all-time high of $221,683 which, after expenses, was matched by the State of Florida. As of June 30, 2007, the Artist Series Scholarship Endowment had assets of over $6.3 million. The endowment earnings provide support to the student performing arts talent grant program. A second Artist Series Endowment of over $2.1 million provides program support to the Series and to student performing arts groups.
“The rmance of Disney’s A spectacular perfo s ow many Broadway sh Lion King.” One of CJ unity through the FC brought to the comm Artist Series.
The State of Florida continues to recognize the Series status as one of Florida’s Major Cultural Institutions in the Sponsor/Presenter category. One of eight organizations in Florida to receive this designation, the Artist Series is the only organization in North Florida to receive this honor. The designation also comes with a major grant projected to total in excess of $350,000 over a four-year period: 2007–2011.
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We thank you,
our donors, for
choosing to invest in the Florida Community College Foundation. Higher education is more relevant to economic prosperity than at any time in history, and no higher education institution is more relevant to local prosperity than Florida Community College.
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A Salute to our Trailblazers The Florida Community College Foundation gratefully acknowledges the following individuals and organizations that have led by example through their gifts of $25,000 or more. These investments in our students form the core of our endowment, and have created hope for thousands of families. Our Trailblazers provide powerful proof that together, we can change lives, turn dreams into reality, and brighten the future for all of Northeast Florida. Thank you for making an enormous difference.
Alfred I. duPont Foundation, Inc. American Veterans Advocate, Inc. AT&T Bank of America Baptist Medical Center Baptist Medical Center Downtown Fred and Joyce Barnes Beaver Street Foundation, Inc. Berg Family Charitable Foundation Bethel Baptist Institutional Church Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida Steven and Olivia Bowers Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital and Centers Carter and Cheryl Bryan Cascone Family Foundation Mary-Virginia Christakos and Friends Cisco Systems City of Jacksonville Charles A. Clarkson Community First Credit Union of Florida Compass Bank Betty P. Cook CSX Corporation Demetree Family Foundation Dignity U Wear Foundation, Inc. E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Company Eartha M.M. White Health Care, Inc. Elizabeth Edgar Hall, Inc. Elkins Constructors, Inc. Emily Balz Smith Foundation
Far East Brokers Federal Express Corporation Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, Inc. Florida Rock Industries, Inc. Friends of Ralph Daniel Gasper and Irene Lazzara Charitable Foundation General Motors Corporation Gifts In Kind International William and Gayle Gower Haskell Company Isuzu Motors America, Inc. Jacksonville Electric Authority JM Family Enterprises, Inc. Key Buick Landmar Group, Inc. Henri and Linda Landwirth Mac Papers, Inc. William and Julie Mason Mike and Marilyn Mass Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research Memorial Hospital Jacksonville Merrill Lynch Methodist Medical Center David and Gloria Miller, Sr. David and Kathy Miller, Jr. Nimnicht Cadillac Robert and Winette Odom
Orange Park Medical Center PGA Tour, Inc. Richard and Mary Phillips Rayonier Foundation River Branch Foundation Herbert and Miyuki Scheidel Schultz Foundation, Inc. Scott-McRae Group, Inc. Sea Star Line, LLC Shands Jacksonville Signature Flight Support Smith Barney Hawley and Emily Smith St. Joe Company St. Luke’s Hospital Association St. Vincent’s Health System, Inc. Stein Mart David and Linda Stein Steller’s Gallery Swisher International, Inc. Dekle and Jeanne Taylor The Scheidel Foundation Thomas M. and Irene B. Kirbo Charitable Foundation Wachovia Steven and Amelia Wallace Ted and Ann Watts Weaver Family Foundation W.G. Mills, Inc. James and Mary Winston Donald D. Zell
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The donors listed in this book gave
contributions either directly to the Florida Community College Foundation or to another college department that reported the gift to the Foundation staff. Other gifts and in-kind services to the College are not noted in this document but are greatly appreciated. The Florida Community College Foundation salutes the individuals who contributed to the College by helping to increase enrollment and to enhance programs throughout the College. Though this kind of support cannot be quantified in the publication, it is exceedingly important and most appreciated. The Florida Community College Foundation made every attempt to list accurately all contributors who made donations from July 1, 2006 through March 31, 2008. We apologize for any inadvertent errors or omissions that may have occurred.
thank you Donations From Individuals Orpah Abbott
Richard and Nancy Banks
Barry and Patty Adeeb
David and Josephine Bahn
Fred and Joyce Barnes
Lou and Christine Arab
Larry and Brenda Bailey
A. and Marjorie Allen
Wade Harrison Barnes
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Michael and Susan Boylan
Michael and Susan Batten
William and Sandra Beck
John and Barbara Brede
John and Ann Brickert
Andrew and Bette Corlew
Gary and Janette Corona
Frederick and Deborah Berbig
Monty and Marcia Chamberlain
Jack and Ruth Chambers
Tom and Susan Chappell
Scott and Alyssa Chappell
Alan and Tracy Chappell
Carter and Cheryl Bryan
Robert and Anna Blade
James and Mary Burke
Ralph and Joan Daniel
John and Jametoria Burton
Lad and Carol Daniels
Steven and Olivia Bowers
James and Kathleen Clower
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John and Barbara Darby
William and Sherry David
Steven and Phyllis Edgerton
Julius and Joann Davis
William and Eloise Gay
James and Nancy Eschen
Robert and Mary Gentry
Kevin and Patricia Delaney
Herschel Finch IV
Arthur and Marcella Deters
Robert and Pamela Fitch
Melvin and Debbie Gottlieb
William and Gayle Gower
Donald and Deborah Green
Stephen and Pamela Fordham
Robert and Lindsay Helms
Edward and Ann Grenadier
Lawrence and Linda DuBow
Robert and Diane Hickman
Paul and Lois Grunder
Michael and Sue Hightower
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James and Mary Hinson
Michael and Patricia Lepianka
Leerie and Norma Jenkins
Alfred and Isabel Lies
John and Kathryn Hollett
Cyrus and Wei Kitto
Donald and Suzanne Hughes
Robert and Anne Lufrano
Henri and Linda Landwirth
Robert and Monica Jacoby
Craig and Ann Major
Daniel and Ann Karnes
Richard and Diana Lee
Michael and Susan Lehr
James and Carla Marlier
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Bill and Theresa McMahan
Mary Pauline McMahan
William and Julie Mason
Robert and Pearl Nalven
David and Kathy Miller, Jr.
David and Gloria Miller, Sr.
Robert and Winette Odom
Sharon Osteen Connor
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David and Linda Stein
Mary Louise Shannon
Richard and Sylvia Simmons
Jerry and Bonnie Saffell
James and Phyllis Renninger
Dekle and Jeanne Taylor
Robert and Gloria Smith
Gerhardt and Suanne Thamm
Herbert and Miyuki Scheidel
Lenard and Tourea Robinson
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Steven and Amelia Wallace
Craig Van Boskirk
Betty June Van Horn
Jean Van Volkenburgh
Alton and Gwendolyn Yates
William and Shirley Vessels
Michael and Sara Weinstein
James and Nancy Yurko
Anna Marie Vojtech
Kathleen Von Balson
N. Wyman Winbush
James and Mary Winston
Donations From Organizations 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, FL, Inc.
Arnold Securities, Inc.
Berg Family Charitable Foundation
Adult Studies Club, Downtown Campus
ARS, Inc. of Florida
Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, Inc.
Advanced Data Systems of Jacksonville
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Advanced Otolaryngology Services, P.A.
Auto Masters Fleet Services, Inc.
Broadbased Communications, Inc.
Alfred I. duPont Foundation, Inc.
Bank of America
Brooks Health System
Alliance for the Lost Boys
Bank of America Foundation
C.C. Borden Construction, Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Baptist Medical Center Beaches
Cain & Bultman, Inc.
Alpha-Jax Foundation, Inc.
Baptist Medical Center Downtown
Capital Analysts of Jacksonville, Florida, Inc.
American Culinary Federation-First Coast Chapter, Inc.
Baptist Medical Center Nassau Auxiliary
Career Employeesâ€™ Council
American Gift Fund
Beaches Sertoma Club
Cascone Family Foundation
Beaver Street Foundation, Inc.
Cecil W. Powell & Company
Behrens Audio Lab, Inc.
Christian Carpet Cleaning, Inc.
Bennettâ€™s Business Systems
City of Jacksonville
Arlington American Legion Arlington Lions Club
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Clay Council of the Blind
Foundation Systems & Equipment Co., Inc.
Clay County Golf Classic, Inc.
Friends of the Library
Coastal Medical, Inc.
G.T. Leasing, Inc.
Coffman, Coleman, Andrews, and Grogan P.A.
Collinsworth, Alter, Lambert, Inc.
Harvest Development, Inc.
Community First Credit Union of Florida Community Nutcracker, Inc. Compass Bank Compass Group, USA d/b/a Chartwells
Greater Jacksonville Lions Club Haskell Company IATSE Local 115 IBM International Foundation
New Life Community United Methodist Church Nimnicht Cadillac North Council Regional Chamber of Commerce Northeast Chapter of Florida Nurseryman and Growers Assoc. Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center Northeast Florida Endocrine & Diabetes Assoc. P.A.
Crowley Maritime Company
Independent Living For the Blind Alumni Group
Interline Brands, Inc.
Northwest Area Council of Jax Chamber of Commerce
David A. Stein Family Foundation, Inc.
Jacksonville Airport Authority
Opportunity Development, Inc.
Delaney & Associates Consulting
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Orange Park Medical Center
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Jacksonville Hotel and Motel Association
Orange Park Medical Center Auxiliary
Demetree Family Foundation
Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute, P. A.
DF Miller Investments, Inc.
Jacksonville Society Southern Dames of America
Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc.
Jacksonville Symphony Association
PGA Tour, Inc.
Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. DuBow Family Foundation, Inc. Eagle Foundation, Inc. Elizabeth Edgar Hall, Inc. Elkins Constructors, Inc. Emerson Emily Balz Smith Foundation Estrella Engineering, Inc. Evelyn Malone Tarlton Estate FAEP Northeast Chapter Falcon AFA Chapter Fanny Landwirth Foundation, Inc. Far East Brokers Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Fidelity Investments Financial Planning Association of Jacksonville
Jacksonville Warehouse Companies Jax-Bay Hotel, LLC JM Family Enterprises, Inc. Joy to the Children Key Buick L B Bryan and Company Landmar Group Inc. LCI, Ltd. Learning Technologies Ltd. Legacy Trust Company, Inc. Mac Papers, Inc. MacClenny Optical Maddie Clifton Memorial Fund Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, Inc.
Meadors Charitable Fund
First Coast Chapter of the American Culinary Federation
Memorial Hospital Jacksonville Menâ€™s Garden Club of Jacksonville, Inc.
Florida Association of Orthodonists
Merck Partnership for Giving
Florida Dental Health Foundation, Inc.
Miller Electric Company
Florida Office Interiors
Montgomery, Copley, & Associates, Inc.
Florida Rock Industries, Inc.
Multimedia Solutions, Inc.
Foley and Lardner, LLP
Follett Higher Education Group
New Bethel A.M.E. Church
Perry-McCall Construction Company Pitman & Sons, Inc. PQH Architects Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts Publix Super Markets, Inc. Rayonier Foundation Renaissance Behavioral Health Systems, Inc. Retina Associates, P.A. Reward Technologies Rex Corporation Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Inc. River City Association of The Deaf, Inc. Riverside Avenue Christian Church Rock Creek Investment Advisors, Inc. Rogers Tower, P.A. Ronsonet Buick-GMC Truck, Inc. Sand Dollar Cleaners Scheidel Foundation Schenkel Schultz Architects Schultz Foundation, Inc. Scott-McRae Group, Inc. Sea Star Line, LLC Shands Jacksonville Sinsinawa Dominicans #7113 Software AG, Inc.
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Soutel Optical Specialty Hospital Jacksonville St. John & Partners St. Vincent’s Health System, Inc. STAT-EPI Associates, Inc. Stein Mart Suntrust Bank Swisher International, Inc. Techworks Software Inc. The Bridge of Northeast Florida, Inc. The Coca-Cola Foundation The Dayton Foundation The Golf Club of Amelia Island The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation The Hicks Charitable Foundation The Magnuson Company LLC
In my culture, the kitchen is the center of things — the good times, the people, the company. To be a successful student, you have to have a balance of commuting, attending school, work, volunteer and family time. The scholarship definitely is essential.
The Ribault Garden Club, Inc. The Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach Charities, Inc. The Sontag Foundation The West & West Group, Inc. Thomas M. & Irene B. Kirbo Charitable Foundation Timbervest, LLC Trane Company Trudy’s/Hallmark (Nature’s Bird House) Union Catholic Regional High School Unisource United Technologies Matching Gift & Volunteer Grant Programs United Way of Northeast Florida Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program Verizon Wireless VHS Investments, Inc. Vistakon, Inc. W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor, Inc. Wachovia Foundation Wal-Mart Stores Weaver Family Foundation Westside Business Leaders’ Association
Ricco Casanova Scholarship Recipient and Culinary Arts Major
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WG Pitts Company Willie Brown III and Associates Winn-Dixie Stores Foundation Winston Family Foundation
Artist Series Donations Angels — $1,000+ Charles Arnold John Billings Vicki Hatch Gleith Mann Tom Martin
Producers — $550–$999 James Abercrombie Shearer Anderson Jeffery Berk Michael Blackstone Steven Bowers Arthur Browning Patricia Cannan Debra Crosby David Derbabian Kim Dewan Jerry Dixon Ron Dixon James Duffy Ben English Ronald Evens Reginald Exum Robert Frenzel Brad Glass Michael Glisson Pamela Green Cara Hanburry Jim Harrison Jessie Hernandez Judith Hicks Jeff Hurley Herbert Jervis Leslie Krieger Joseph Krol Bud Kuthan Helen Lane Carole Lanzi Gasper Lazzara Michael Lindell George Mann Adam Marko Bradley McLeland Richard Morehead Holly Murphy Shahriar Nabizadeh Robert Nalven Photis Nichols
John Obi Alice Parker Sue Parman Gary Pease Gaylon Powers Marta Powers Edwin Rock John Rogers John Rood Roy Ryscamp Nathan Schelle Karen Seals Paul Sievert J.R. Slaughter Rebecca Spangler John Spies William Steitz Mary Thomas Stephen Tunstill Gene Walden Larry Wilf Victoria Wyckoff Jeff Yonge Donald Zell
Benefactors — $150–$549 Gerald Abdelnour Scott Abramson Walter Abstein Craig Adams Frank Adams Mary Adams Philip Adler Harold Aken Theresa Alexander Dan Alexander Haddon Allen Mary Allman Susan Amatrudi Barbara Ames Mike Anderson Miriam Andersen Raymond Anderson Gary Andrews Steven Andrews Kris Antkiewicz Charlie Arnold Herb Arteaga Kim Ashley
Patricia Ashley Phillip Atter Jeffery Aull Jim Ayersman David Bahn C. Baker Tim Baker Sandra Banning Ronald Bare Keith Barker Minerva Barncastle Bailey Barnes Patricia Barnett William Baxter Chris Beatty Harriett Bechem Robert Becker Susan Beevers Anna Bell Teddy Bennett Alan Berman Lawrence Bernard R. Berte James Bieber Gene Bissell James Black Don Blackburn Joyce Blackburn Max Block James Bolling Deborah Boney Kent Bonney Michael Borbely Thomas Borowy Aubrey Boutin W. Boyd Molly Boyd Richard Bradburry Robin Bradbury Daniel Brennan Don Brewer Don Brindley Richard Brock Rod Brock David Brook Richard Brooke Amy Brown Douglas Brown Katharine Brown Neil Brown
Stella Brown Joe Bucher Roger Budden Ted Burfeind Jason Burnett Jerry Bussell William Caldwell Chuck Calloway Bob Campbell Joy Campbell Samuel Cantor Richard Carlson C. Carter Patricia Carver Michael Castner Barbara Catalano Mike Catto Walter Chaboude Joseph Chancey Tracy Chapman O. Chasteen Mark Cheiken Mark Chowaniec Judy Chrisman Phillip Church Stephen Clark Robert Claypoole Chris Clore Anne Cohen Edward Cohill Frank Collier Cecilia Collins Michael Collins Fred Cone June Conlin Joan Conners Martin Connor E. Cook Lisa Cook Michael Coonan James Cooper Maxine Cooper Susan Corey Frank Corso Rob Cote Charles Cotten Toni Crawford Billy Creech James Cress Darryl Crisp
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Ann Cross Mike Crothers Harold Crum Bryan Curren Maguerite Cushing Dale Daak Gordon Daivs Lorraine Dajani Peter Dalmares Michael Daly John Damico Sine Darlow Katherine Davidson Betsy Davis Marshall Davis Peter Davis Deborah Deangelo Greg Delaney Stephen Delegal Art Demaio S. Demeranville Louis Deppe Carl Dietz Salvatore Diloreto Brian Dixon Ben Doerr Larry Donfrio Kevin Donovan Ed Dowling Claire Doyle John Dressler Kevin Driscoll K. Dufford Bob Duffy Normand Dufresne Patricia Dukat Joey Duncan Gerald Durrett Peter Dutton Jon Ebacher Everett Eddy Albert Edinger David Edwards Willard Egan Herman Eisenberg Ron Eittreim Susan Ellis Chris Emanuel Mark Emas John Essex Jeffrey Evans
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Gayle Eyster Robert Fairley Gary Fane Dave Fanney Nancy Federico Jim Feeser Nancy Ferdman Lenny Ferman Joe Fernandez Mary Ferreira Gary Fierro Wendell Finner John Fitzgerald John Fletcher Doris Flythe Greg Forbes Mary Fowler Carolyn Fox Teresa Frame Sharon Fredenhagen Reed Freeman Hans Frisch Patricia Frisch A. Fuller Arnie Fust Brigid Garbini Michael Garner Russell Garrison Genevieve Gasque John Gavin Michael Gayle Irwin Gendzier Don George Michael George Donald Gerarde Robert Gillespy Charles Gilman James Gilmore Matthew Godek John Goff Lorraine Goldhill David Goldman Rick Goss Ray Gottschalk Dave Gowan Kay Gowan M.T. Gower Lloyd Granat Kirk Gravelle Debra Green-Hoefer Adrian Greenhut
Williams Gregory Andrea Griffin Bernard Grobman Harry Gudenberg Jennifer Guidry Joann Gurley Danny Gurr Lee Guthrie Sally Hall Michael Halloran John Hamilton Robert Hamje Juledell Harbison Debbie Harbour David Hardegree Paul Hargreaves Tom Harmon Jim Harrell John Harrington Jeffrey Harris Mary Hawk William Hayes Kip Heaton Terry Henderson Roberta Henry Susan Hewell Joel Hickox Robert Hicks James Hill Norma Hitchcock Robert Hochwald Patricia Hoffman Gil Hoffmann T. Holt Bill Hopfer Hugh Hopkins Robert Houston Stephanie Ibach Scott Imray W. Inge Mary Irwin Lawrence Jaben Lynne Jackson Matthew Jackson Jeffrey Jacobs Ken Jacobs Stephen Jacobs Lorraine Jacobsen Derrick Jenkins Julia Johnson Alan Johnson
Paul Johnson Douglas Johnson Bunky Johnson David Johnston Willie Jones Michael Jones Curtis Jordan Jeannie Jordan Michael Joseph Sharon Juhasz Brian Kage Vickie Kaiser C. Kalapp Arielle Kantor Dorothy Karkanen Holly Kartsonis Kathryn Kassees Matthew Kelley David Kelly Edward Kelly Thomas Kemp Joy Kempkes Cathy Kenyon Gary Kerner Ray Ketcham Jack Keyser Richard Kidwell David Kight Miles King Stephen Kitchen Donald Klaras Sean Klicker Fred Koberlein Kenneth Kochan Bette Korkos Diane Koslowski Mark Kraemer Harry Krop Connie Kuncicky Clark Lablond Bronson Lamb Bob Larose Ruth Larsen David Laurie Randy Lawrence Joanne Lawson Fredia Layton Napoleon Leano Meredith Leckie Betty Lee Mirte Lee
Wayne Lemery William Leseur Daniel Lestage Fred Lester David Levesque Michael Levin Heidi Lichtenstein John Lindsey Debra Lister Michael Lithman Robert Livingston John Lobb John Lochner Bill Logay Tom Lucas Phyllis Luther Philip Lyons Cindy MacDonald Richard MacKey George Mackoul Patrick Madigan R. Maguire Dennis Maiman Patricia Mallon David Mandel Donald Mann Dottie Manning Mike Marino Cindy Marsee Gary Martin David Martinak Mary-Virginia Mason Laura Matheny Ken Mattiace Walter Maupay Bob Maxwell Phil Mays Joseph McCauley Wayne McClow
FCCJ Dance students perform with Professor Rosemary Fletcher.
Marjorie McComas Bill McCrea Donald McCurry Mary McElroy Peter McGraw Deb McKemey Alan McLemore Gary Meeks Jim Menard Michelle Mendez Debbie Merinbaum Dale Merrell Tammy Merritt James Mesing David Mette Charles Miller David Miller, Jr. J. Mitchell Robert Mizell Raymond Mock Daniel Mollitt Alan Monday Doug Moody Mary Moore Melanie Moore Michael Moore Paul Moore Maria Mora George Morar D.J. Morgen Andrew Morris Wellington Morton Dave Mosborg Mary Moses Richard Mueller Craig Munn Brian Murray
David Murray Sylvia Murray Mark Musick John Myers Pia Myers William Napier Mina Nelson Susan Nelson Lisa Nesbitt Cliff Newton John Nichols James Nicholson Luciano Noir-Jones Michael Norman Susan Norman Kent Northey Amy Nottingham Lena Null Suzanne Nygren Dorothy Oberg Wayne Oberti Lawrence Obrien Janice Oâ€™Brien Jock Ochiltree Robert Odom Kathleen Oâ€™Malley Benjamin Ossi Marohn Pacitti Gary Page Mark Palau John Papageorge Harry Pappas Michelle Paxton Louise Pelham Joseph Pence Tom Perry Joseph Persons Herb Pfeiffer Michael Phelan Seth Phelps Connie Philips Ronald Pickett Linda Pierle Harvey Pies Carol Pittman Colette Platts Toni Pledger Richard Polisner Douglas Pollard Mark Popovich Jay Portnoy
Larry Powell Jack Price Kay Price Ned Price Drew Prusiecki Alec Pueschel Stephen Puldy Brian Putzke Tom Quinn Alberto Quiroz John Ranes James Rapley Steven Rausch Kelly Raven Anita Ray Allen Reddy William Reed Jill Reichert Bruce Reid Alex Reid Harry Reiff Doris Remine Louis Rice Carmen Richter Aina Ridley Patrick Riley David Robertson Gerry Roche Susan Roche Lorraine Rodriguez Steven Rohan Lawrence Rollins Yolanda Rollins Ginny Romano Alan Romans Norbie Ronsonet Craig Rookmaaker Vickie Rose Mark Rosenblum Larry Rosenquist Fidelia Roster Joel Roth Mark Rowden Tom Roy James Royal Van Royal Heidi Ruff Susan Ryzewic Jim Sabo Russell Sachs Neil Sager
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Ismail Salahi Robert Salay Linda Sallette Edmond Saoud William Saunders David Schachnovsky Jan Schantini Denise Scheffer Herbert Scheidel Mike Schiff Jack Schmidt Mike Schmitz Robbie Scholl Darrell Schwertner Michele Segars Fred Senftleber Janice Senftleber Floyd Sewell Joe Sherin Kathryn Shipman Jack Shorstein Mark Shorstein Michael Shortstein Freddie Shugrue Debra Siebold Mary Sikes Sam Silberstein Gregory Simms Charles Skarbrevik John Skoglund Mark Slyter A. Smith Brad Smith Craig Smith Julie Smith Kathleen Smith Kenneth Smith Mary Smith George Snow Elana Steinberg David Stelbrink Bob Sternfeld Cliff Stewart Stephen Stewart Delores Stine Joseph Strength David Strickland
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Richard Stromberg Randy Stroupe Russell Stuart Jack Sullivan Evans Sumner Bob Svirsky Arthur Swain Catherine Swann Ward Sweat Martiza Swinderman Frank Tassone Raymond Tatuel Raymond Taureck James Taylor J. Taylor Mary Taylor Mary Teague Sheldon Teitelbaum Carolyn Thibodeau Merlene Thomas Peter Thomas Jackie Thomason Mary Thornton Don Toce Karen Tovey Erin Towers Joseph Train Alex Treadaway Bob Trethaway George Trotter John Turbidy Diane Turnipseed Rand Tuttle Nancy Ulerick Farid Ullah David Vandroff David Vaughn Richard Vermut Claudio Vincenty Scott Vining Vivian Virga Benard Walker James Walker Richard Walker Robert Wallo Roberta Walters Art Wampler
Donald Webb John Weber Jonathan Weber Kathryn Weedon Bill Weedon Bill Weise Howard Weiss Tracy Wells Jeff Werch Jeffrey West Ron Whitaker Marlene White Joan Whitfield Jim Whitlow Jason Widrich Charles Wilkerson Bernadette Williams Dan Williams Liz Williams Richard Williamson Betsy Wilson Bob Wilson Daniel Wilson Denver Wilson Ken Wilson William Wilson Kevin Winslow William Womble Royce Wood Tod Wood Tom Woods Nancy Woodward Polk Woolford Patrick Wright Stephen Wyand David Yarbrough Karel Yedlicka Bruce Yergin Larry Yost Gary Young Jeanne Young Rey Yvars Melanie Zakikhani Frances Zeller Joseph Zito
Artist Series Organization Donations Producers — $1,000+ AT&T Eisman & Russo, Inc.
Benefactors — $550–$999 Spartan Development Group Specialty Hospital Jacksonville PGA Tour, Inc. PALS, Etc. Promo Depot Gottlieb and Associates Martin R.W. Sage Enterprises, LLC Bank of America Harden & Associates Note-Able Music Services, Inc. Hope Nutritional Services New World Realty and Property Management, Inc. Solantic LLC Paul Davis Restoration Briggs & Cromartie Bloodstock Age Ladies Night Plantation Theatre Group Interline Brands, Inc.
Bestrate Mortgage Kayak Amelia Ling Media, Inc. Pats Foundation Law Office of Connie L. Heller Law Office of Terry Byrd Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Saliantech, Inc. Scott Media Stevens, Powell, and Company, P.A. Studio One Dance Company Sullivan Theatre The Vanderbeck Group Streamline Outdoor Services, LLC
Patrons — $300–$549 Logical Business Solutions, Inc. Southern Air Specialties, Inc. Compass Bank Home Care Advantage, Inc. CMR Group, LLC PVB Theatre Girls Sapelo National Bank Scheuble Family Broudy’s Fine Wine and Spirits Capri Industries, Inc. Auto Buffs Drummac, Inc. Hope Clinic The Schantz Family Specialty Underwriters, Inc. Southland Waste System Beachcombers North, Inc. Bubble’s Car Wash Medical Care Products, Inc. The Grays and The Stephens Advantage Medical Staffing First Bank of Jacksonville Bill Simpson Roofing, Inc. Fernandina Beach News Leader Don Brown Realty Dynamics Dance, Inc.
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Ways to Give
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There are so many ways to support the students and programs at Florida Community College that you may not know about all of them — or their tax benefits.
Here are a few. Cash and gift pledges — If you or your spouse’s employer has a matching program for philanthropic gifts, we will work with you to request the matching funds and apply them to the fund of your choice. Stocks and bonds — If you have held the asset for more than one year, you can deduct its fair market value, up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income. You will also owe no capital gains tax on its transfer to the Foundation. Real estate — Please contact us so we can meet with you to determine the best use of your property. Equipment — The Foundation welcomes gifts of equipment of use to the College or that can be quickly sold. Please contact us to discuss your item. Estate plan gifts — Your will can include any of the types of donations listed above, along with a specified percentage of your estate and/or the balance of your estate after providing for family members. Life insurance — You can make a substantial gift with only modest premium payments, or through current policies no longer needed for family members. Retirement accounts — You can name Florida Community College as a beneficiary for a portion of your IRA, profit-sharing account, or other retirement plan. Charitable remainder trusts — A trust can provide lifelong income to you and your beneficiary, then pass the remaining assets to the College. This option is appropriate for those considering a gift of at least $50,000. Charitable lead trusts — You can transfer assets to a trust for a fixed number of years with the interest going to the Foundation. When the trust terminates, the principal is distributed back to you or your beneficiaries. This is an ideal option is you do not need current income but want the asset to pass along to a future beneficiary.
Your qualified tax expert can give you information about how each option applies to your situation. Foundation staff members can also give more information about each type of gift. Contact the Florida Community College Foundation at (904) 632-3237 for more information on how you can support the Foundation. No matter how you choose to give, your donation to the Florida Community College Foundation will help ensure access to higher education and job training for those who need it, as well as improve the quality of life for the entire community.
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