Legacy Awards 2018-11-09T14:10:04+00:00

The Community Foundation, in partnership with the North Central Florida Estate Planning Council, established the Legacy Awards to recognize the crucial interaction between donor, professional advisor, charity, and local corporations necessary in creating an effective and meaningful charitable gift. This year’s recipients are:

Donor Honoree: Mr. and Mrs. Tom and Susan Spain

The Donor Recognition Award is awarded to an individual, couple or family who has made a significant impact through their planned gift to a charity. This Legacy Award for Donors recognizes and honors an individual or family for their commitment to a deferred or planned gift made in support of one or more non-profit organizations or charitable causes. Special consideration is given to donors who have provided leadership and or encouragement to others, and to donors who have structured unique and innovative planned gifts that enrich the lives of people in our community. This award may be made to honor either living or deceased donors.

Nonprofit Honoree: Alachua County Humane Society

The Non-Profit Recognition Award recognizes a leading non-profit organization who has demonstrated a commitment to encouraging gift planning, including bequests and other planned gifts, through exceptional program and marketing efforts.

Corporate Recognition Honoree: Florida Food Service

The Corporate Recognition Award recognizes a local business who has demonstrated a commitment to encouraging philanthropy in our community through not only financial support but also through advocacy and awareness efforts.

Professional Advisor: Kirk Ruth

The Professional Advisor Award recognizes service, expertise, and outstanding work by a Professional Advisor in helping his or her client complete a satisfying and transformative charitable gift. This category applies to Trust/Estate Attorneys, Financial/Investment Advisors, CPAs, Bankers/Trust Officers and other trained or certified practicing professionals.

Random Grants of Kindness Recipients 

Junior Achievement, Biztown


Unity Family Community Center

Previous Donor Recognition Award Recipients

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Previous Corporate Recognition Award Recipients