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:

2021 Honorees


Donor Award: Ken and Linda McGurn

Professional Advisor: Joe Lowry Jr.

Nonprofit Award: Alachua Conservation Trust

Community Champion Award: Honoring the Life of Joan Canton

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2020 Honorees

Donor Honoree: Ron and Dianne Farb (Climb for Cancer Foundation, Inc.)

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.

Professional Advisor Honoree: Jeffrey Hogue, CFP®, CEPA from UBS Financial Services Inc. 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.

Nonprofit Honoree: Junior League of Gainesville

The Nonprofit Award recognizes a nonprofit who has shown their commitment to encouraging philanthropy in the community not only through advocacy and awareness efforts but also through leadership.

Previous Non-Profit Recognition Award Recipients

Previous Nonprofit Professional Award Recipients

Previous Young Philanthropist Award Recipients

  • Sayers Grooms (Watch Me Run) (2019)