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. Nomination categories with this year’s recipients are:
Donor Recognition Award: Barbara and Phil Emmer
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.
Non-Profit Organization Recognition Award: Gainesville Fisher House Foundation
The Non-Profit Recognition Award recognizes a leading non-profit who has demonstrated a commitment to encouraging gift planning, including bequests and other planned gifts, through exceptional program and marketing efforts.
Professional Advisor: Ellen R. Gershow
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.
Corporate Recognition Award: Bosshardt Realty
The Corporate Recognition Award recognizes a company that exemplifies giving back to their community through volunteerism and charitable giving.
Previous Donor Recognition Award Recipients
- E.T. and Vam York (2015)
- Dr. and Mrs. David A. Cofrin (2014)
- Dr. and Mrs Robert Cade (2013)
- Mrs. Nancy Perry and the late Chuck Perry (2012)
- Davis and Judi Rembert (2011)
Previous Corporate Recognition Award Recipients
- CPPI, Inc. (2015)
- Southeast Car Agency (2014)
Previous Non-Profit Recognition Award Recipients
- Sebastian Ferrero Foundation (2015)
- LifeSouth Community Blood Centers (2014)
- Meridian Behavioral Healthcare (2013)
- Girl Scouts of Gateway Council (2012)
- Haven Hospice ( 2011)
Previous Professional Advisor Award Recipients
- Bill Olinger (2015)
- Richard White, White & Crouch, P.A (2014)
- Vicki Santello, Merrill Lynch (2013)
- Jack Bovay (2012)
- Joe Richardson, CPA (2011)