children’s home society of florida
spring 2007 buckner edition
“Mankind owes to the child CHS sisters
the best it has to give.”
IT WAS 1952, yet to them, it feels like yes-
terday. Sisters Vel Addison and Suzanne
Cline spent seven years growing up at
inside Children’s Home Society of Florida’s
(CHS) Buckner Division—and they have
nothing but fond memories.
Holiday wrap-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
With a sparkle in their eyes and a bounce
TPC Birdies for Charity 2007 . . . . . . . . . . .2 in their laughs, you’d think they were the
same little girls running through the halls
Special thanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
in the 1950s. From the ages of 7–14 and d Sisters Vel Addison and Suzanne Cline fondly remem-
Crafternoon generates 6–13 respectively, Vel and Suzanne spent ber their time at the Buckner Division’s “Girls’ Home”
record-breaking $20,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 crucial years of their girlhood in what is in the 1950s.
now the Andrew’s Building, an administra-
From the CEO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 tive office on the Buckner campus. They followed a strict schedule, along with
about 20 other girls. They had chores and were
Tax-free IRA rollovers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 It all started when the girls’ parents divorced. expected to get good grades. They had Bible
Their mother was left with five girls, worked study every night, attended church twice on
Foundation Chair two jobs and suffered from continuous back Sundays and again on Wednesday evenings.
gives $25,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 problems. So, their father agreed to take the
three youngest sisters—Vel, Suzanne and “We did everything together here; we were like
Help save a child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 a family,” Vel says.
Suzanne’s twin. When a neighbor discovered
CHS strives to break the girls home alone in the afternoons, their “It taught me a lot of responsibility,” Suzanne
the cycle, change lives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 father was given two choices: hire a housekeep- says. Responsibility, they both say, that carried
er or put them in a home. Since he couldn’t through into adulthood and into their years as
Thank you to our donors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 afford help, he brought them to CHS, where he mothers themselves. Both women, now grand-
visited every Sunday. mothers, became quite successful in the cosme-
Mother’s Day appeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
“We had a good life here,” Suzanne says. “CHS tology field, even owning salons at one time.
Fashion Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 was a good, controlled environment. Still, of their days at CHS, Vel says, “I remem-
Wish list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 We were protected. It gave us stability and pre- ber just having a good time.”
dictability when we didn’t have it elsewhere.” “There was a lot of laughing,” Suzanne says.
Calendar of events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
An Evening of Taste
AN EVENING OF TASTE with treated to the elegant sounds of a harpist as you
Chef Matthew Medure benefit- bid on unique silent auction packages.
ing CHS is Sunday, April 30 The annual spring event raised more than
from 5:30–8 p.m. at Matthew’s $26,000 last year and sold out for the second
of San Marco. year in a row. This year, we increased the capac-
Guests will enjoy fine wine as ity to accommodate the event’s popularity. CHS
they sample some of Chef board member Dave Leininger is event chair.
Matthew Medure’s most exclu- Tickets are $150. The event is expected to sell-
sive menu items in an intimate out once again, so call early to reserve your
setting, complete with a person- tickets. For more information or tickets, contact
www.chsfl.org al presentation of his dishes. It’s a great time to Nanette Vallejos at 904.493.7739.
socialize in an exquisite ambiance while you’re
TPC Birdies for Charity Campaign begins
April 18 d In his first CHS appearance, Huggy the Bear did d CHS’ Nick Geinosky and Tracy McDade accept
Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast his part to “embrace” children at the annual JSO $1,000 from Pamela Van Auker, CitiStreet Sr. VP
Holiday Party. He even posed with Chief Tara of Corporate Human Resources and Organiza-
7:30–9 a.m. Wildes and JSO Department of Corrections tional Development. In addition, the employees
Andrew’s Conference Room Food Service Coordinator, Alberto Laberinto. collected toys for the Holiday Toy Drive.
An Evening of Taste
Matthew’s of San Marco
“Hope By Design” Fashion Show
Details to come
May 8 d Sgt. Dwayne Price, Officers Tommy Braddy and d Florida Coastal Law School student Elizabeth
TPC Birdies for Charity entries deadline Ricky Minton, and Chief Don Redmond have Liebig and her 11-year-old mentee, Jazzmen, made
grill duty at the 16th Annual JSO Holiday Party Thanksgiving centerpieces for the City Rescue
for the children. Mission to use for its Thanksgiving Day tables.
Contact Nanette Vallejos at 904.493.7739
for more information.
Family Matters is a regular publication of d JSO Correctional Officers S.J. Thurgood and d Mike Tolbert, Anthony Glass, Danielle Howard,
Children’s Home Society of Florida. Jim Escott bring a load of gifts for the children. Carmen Moore and Greg Brooks from Triad
Children’s Home Society of Florida is a pri- Financial Services with toys they donated.
vate, not-for-profit organization dedicated
to Embracing Children. Inspiring Lives.
TPC Birdies for Charity
Children’s Home Society of Florida “Hope By Design”
Buckner Division Campaign 2007 Fashion Show
Executive Director— Bill Shetler
PLEDGE YOUR DONATION for each birdie
Vice President of Operations—Shelley Katz made during THE PLAYERS The 2nd Annual “Hope By Design”
Championship, and guess how many you think will Fashion Show hosted by the CHS First
3027 San Diego Road, P.O. Box 5616 be made for the chance to win two complimentary tickets Coast Alliance is Saturday, May 5, 2–4
Jacksonville, FL 32247-5616 on Delta Air Lines or a golf trip to Las Vegas. You could p.m. The location will be announced at a
(904) 493-7744 even win the Grand Prize of two VIP, weeklong tickets to later time. The show will feature spring
The Presidents Cup in Montreal, airline tickets, hotel fashions; mothers and daughters are
Family Matters—Spring 2007
accommodations, rental car and many extras. CHS is also encouraged to attend together.
Co-Editors: Nanette Vallejos giving away two tickets to this fall’s 24th Annual Caring For more information, including sponsor-
Shafaq Nawaz Chefs for the closest guess. ship opportunities, please call Nick
Heather Kinghorn The campaign kicks off March 26, and the deadline for Geinosky at 904.493.7738.
David Clark entries is May 8. Competitive rounds are May 10-13. For
more information, call 904.493.7739.
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Special thanks … Post-Adoption Services
LAST FALL, the Buckner Division launched
its Post-Adoption Services Program dedicat-
ed to strengthening families that adopted
children from foster care.
In January, 11 families attended the first
Parent Support Group meeting for adoptive
parents on the Buckner campus. The group
meets the last Tuesday of every month at
6:30 p.m. in the Ellis building.
d Dave Smith, President of PSS World Medical, d Jacksonville Jaguars running back and punt
Inc., and Jeff Anthony, Senior VP, present return specialist Alvin Pearman and Morgan The program is the only of its kind in the
Buckner Division board member Kay Cowling Stanley Executive Russell Jones (third from community, providing comprehensive servic-
and Executive Director Bill Shetler with a left) present a $5,000 check to Nick Geinosky es and ongoing resources, including counsel-
check. The company held a Halloween carni- (L) and Bill Shetler (R). For the past two ing, case management, support groups,
val for the children from Terry and Chambers football seasons, Alvin has faithfully visited parent education and a newsletter. All fami-
Centers, and employees donated money to the children at the Terry and Chambers lies that have adopted foster care children in
CHS. The company matched it, bringing the Centers every Tuesday -- his only day off. He
total to more than $8,000. was chosen as Jaguar Community Leader for
Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns
2006, receiving $5,000 to give to the charity counties are eligible for these services.
of his choice. He was also selected as For more information or services, please contact
Community Leader for the month of CHS’ Adoption Program at 904.493.7810.
September, earning another $1,000 for CHS.
Special Thanks … Breakfast
The Food Lion Charitable Foundation award- THE BUCKNER DIVISION is celebrating you! On
ed a grant for more than $4,000 to CHS’ Wednesday, April 18, we invite all volunteers
d Grace Musulim, Kathy Cayton and Henrietta Promise House. The money will provide to enjoy a hearty breakfast in appreciation of
Loper from the Navy Wives Club—Daughters nutrition education to the young mothers and what you give to our children and families.
of Dixie present a $300 check to Bill Shetler.
The money will help buy therapeutic games
supplement their budgets so they can pur- Stop by anytime between 7:30 and 9 a.m. in
and crafts for foster children to learn behav- chase more nutritional food. The mothers the Andrew’s Conference room for a feast,
ioral skills that help them relate to their peers will learn how to plan, shop and prepare age- door prizes and more. Please RSVP to Nick
and adults in a group setting. appropriate meals. Geinosky at 904.493.7738 by April 13.
Crafternoon generates record-breaking $20,000
THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY CRAFTERNOON Studio, Ponte Vedra Ballet & Dance
Presented by Natural Life on November 11 Company and Mainville’s Karate Shop.
grossed an event-high of more than $20,000 Everyone also enjoyed the musical sounds of
for CHS. Approximately 1,000 youth came Torrey Kingry and guitarist Kelly McDonald.
through Jarboe Park in Neptune Beach for Food was provided by SYSCO, Publix,
some crafty fun and entertainment. Panera Bread Company and Domino’s Pizza.
Crafternoon is a hands-on activity event for Thank you to all the wonderful sponsors who
families and children of all ages. There were made this the most successful Crafternoon yet.
more than 10 craft stations, including tie-dye
T-shirts, leather stamping, bandanna chokers,
hemp bracelets, scrap-wood painting, wire
posters, spin art, handmade gift bags, d Volunteers Kristie Barker and Kathy Waller
decoupage glass bottles, goo globs and but- take time to pose for the camera at the 5th
tons. There was also face painting, bounce
houses, cotton candy and cookie decorating g Patti Hughes, founder of Crafternoon and
with the Jaguar ROAR cheerleaders. Natural Life (Presenting Sponsor); Mike
In addition to crafts, there were performances Buresh, Crafternoon Honorary Chair; and
throughout the day by St. Paul’s Wave Lisa Waud, Crafternoon committee member
pose for the camera at Jarboe Park.
Jumpers, Let’s Dance Showteam, Music
f a m i l y m a t t e r s spring 2007 • 3
From the CEO Tax-free rollovers: Another way to help
My recent experience serving on Governor Crist’s bi-
partisan transition team reinforced my commitment
children and families
to continue pushing for critical improvements in the
lives of Florida’s children and families. We must bring RECENTLY SIGNED, “The Pension Protection the IRA to Children's Home Society of
forward new ideas in order to build upon successes Act of 2006” includes a great charitable giv- Florida, Inc. If you withdraw the cash from
of the past. As you know, CHS is committed to driving ing opportunity for owners of regular and your IRA and then send it to us, you’ll have
changes that will break generational cycles of child Roth IRAs. Now, donors ages 70 1/2 and to pay income tax on the amount withdrawn,
abuse and neglect—while continuing to provide our
older can rollover up to $100,000 each year so let the IRA trustee handle the distribution.
current, life-changing services to our clients who
from their IRAs during 2007 to CHS—with- In line with the new law, the rollover must be
need us. We remain focused upon the child next door
who is beaten and abused, the single mother strug- out paying any income tax on the withdraw- made to Children's Home Society of Florida,
gling to feed her children, the teens in our own com- al. The amount rolled over to CHS will not Inc., not to Children's Home Society of
munity who need guidance and love, and on count- be included in your federal taxable income. Florida Foundation. This designation is to
less others we serve daily. When making your charitable rollover to ensure you receive the proper tax treatment.
As we do each year, CHS will host Legislative Day in CHS, remember: Your IRA trustee distributes The tax-free rollover opportunity offers one
Tallahassee, and we invite you to join us. This annual the gift amount in your name directly from more quick, simple avenue for you to make a
advocacy day consists of face-to-face conversations big difference in the
with legislators from every community we serve. lives of the many chil-
Board and auxiliary members, direct services volun- dren looking for a
teers, clients and staff rally together to talk with sena- brighter tomorrow.
tors, representatives and their aides about the crucial
importance of CHS and issues facing our state’s chil-
dren and families. If you have a passion to improve
care and services for Florida’s children and families,
please join us. You don’t need any political experi-
ence—just a desire to improve the lives of at-risk chil- g Tax-free rollovers to
dren and families in your own community. To fight for CHS will change the
children whose voices can’t be heard without you. lives of children who
hope for a brighter
This year, CHS will focus on key issues to better the tomorrow.
lives of Florida’s children and families, including:
• Increased funding for proven prevention programs
like Healthy Families.
• Sufficient funding to protect at-risk children in
each of Florida’s communities.
• Improved support of foster parents.
• Improved contracting and monitoring of the child Foundation Chair changes lives with $25,000 gift
protection system to focus on the “well-being” of
clients in a manner that is fair and equitable for THOUSANDS OF PARENTS in our state reject, neglect,
all service providers. abuse and take advantage of their children, robbing
• Stronger adoption legislation. them of the love, affection, nurturing and guidance
• Freedom to allow CHS and other agencies to assist they deserve—and need—to become good citizens who
employees in paying for mandated automobile will contribute to society, says Ron Book, CHS
insurance coverage if they transport children. Foundation Board Chair.
Please mark your calendars for March 27, 2007, and To help drive change for these youngsters, Ron made a
join us in Tallahassee for Legislative Day 2007. $25,000 gift to the CHS Foundation, adding to its financial
Contact your local CHS resources that help CHS serve children and families.
division for more infor-
mation, and get ready to “The children we serve are beaten up, rejected, lost, left
make a difference as we feeling no one cares for them,” Ron says. “They have
bring child welfare no one else to take care of them, and we need sus-
issues and concerns to tained assistance to make a difference in their lives.”
d Ron Book, CHS Foundation
our legislators. See you Bob Giese, President of the CHS Foundation, hopes Board Chair
at the Capitol! Ron’s generous gift will act as a catalyst for others to
Dave Bundy help children and families. No matter what size the gift
is, he says, it makes a tremendous difference in the lives of those we serve.
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CHS strives to break the cycle, change lives
STEVEN WAS ONLY TWO MONTHS OLD when CHS provided safe shelter for nearly 5,000 them to trust and, ultimately, break the tragic
his father became frustrated with his crying. children last year. Many would not have cycle of child abuse. And you can help.
So, he threw the innocent baby on the floor, lived through the next night in their own April is National Child Abuse Prevention
killing him. Even though baby Steven was homes. Like so many children we serve, 5- Month. Eighty-three percent of innocent chil-
rushed to the ER, it was too late. year-old Thomas found his safe haven at one dren who died in 2005 from abuse and neg-
Two-year-old Jacob was riding in the car of our emergency shelters. Prior to coming to lect were under 5 years old. Please join us in
with his mother behind the wheel. She CHS, Thomas endured pain and suffering at the fight against child abuse. We encourage
crashed into a motorcycle. Jacob died. Later, the hands of his mother—his scalp was even you to wear a blue ribbon throughout the
toxicology reports showed she had heroin, stapled together after she smashed a beer month in honor of these children, and we
oxycodone, cocaine and alprazolam in her bottle on his head. invite you to get involved, to help change the
system. Fortunately, Thomas was rescued from his future for other youngsters. Perhaps you’d
Melissa’s father was preparing her bath when abusive environment, and caring CHS staff like to volunteer, become a foster parent or
he grew tired. So, he left his 9-month-old nurtured him the way a child deserves. mentor, or contribute financially. Whatever
baby in the tub with the water running while Because of the attention and love Thomas your passion is, please use it to make a dif-
he went to lie down. He awoke half an hour has received, he’s now a happy, helpful, ference in the life of a child.
later to find Melissa floating facedown in the bright-eyed boy who loves to smile. *Facts and statistics obtained from the Florida
bathtub, the water still running. While we are thankful that we’re able to pro- Child Abuse Death Review 2006 Annual Report,
In 2005 alone, 97 children in Florida died as tect children with support from our generous submitted by the State Child Abuse Death Review
a result of child abuse or neglect. Nearly all donors, we want to do more. We need to do Committee.
the deaths were preventable. more. Prevention programming is the solu-
tion that will save children’s lives, teach
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The Diamond Group, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Warren Grymes
Thank you to our donors Mr. & Mrs. Robert Dobrosky Ms. Susan W. Hamilton
Dr. & Mrs. Jerry A. Dorsch Mr. & Mrs. Clay Hamrick
We thank the following supporters of the Buckner Division for their Ms. Brenda A. Drake Mr. & Mrs. Russell J. Hamrick
generous donations between October 16, 2006 and January 15, 2007. Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Drewa S. Mark Hand & Associates P.A.
This list includes those who gave $50 or more. We could not fulfill Mr. Marcus E. Drewa Ms. Lillian Hanley
our mission without you! We apologize for any inadvertent omissions Mr. & Mrs. Duane Dulko Hardaker Insurance Services, Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. Louis A. Dunbar Dr. & Mrs. W. Alan Harmon
Ms. Judi Dunkley Mr. & Mrs. Effric M. Harrelson
ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Brown Mr. Clifford H. Dunn Mr. & Mrs. Salem F. Hassan
Mr. & Mrs. Harold Adams Ms. Lisa B. Buggs Mr. B. J. Durkee Mr. Scott L. Helfrich
Aetna, Inc. Ms. Melissa Burke Mr. & Mrs. Leonard M. Durkin Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd V.
Mr. & Mrs. A. G. Allen Ms. Patty A. Burnette Dr. & Mrs. Barry L. Efron Henderson, III
Mr. & Mrs. Glen C. Allen Business Valuation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Ellis Mr. & Mrs. William E. Henry
Mrs. Suzanne S. Allen Cafe Italiano Mr. & Mrs. Eric A. Ellisen Captain & Mrs. Craig A. Herda
Allstate Giving Campaign Ms. Donna M. Cappucio Mr. & Mrs. Chris Emerick Mr. & Mrs. E. F. Hicks
Mr. & Mrs. Brian Amarnick Davron & Carlos Cardenas Ms. Barbara D. Epley Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Hiday
Mr. A. Amerson Ms. Paula Carlson Mr. & Mrs. William D. Ericksen Ms. LouAnn Hodges
Ms. Mandy J. Amundsen Ms. Jeanne H. Carment Ms. Sharlene Reed Evans Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Holliday
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald W. Anderson Ms. Tiffany A. Carnes Mr. Christopher Fage Mr. Andrew A. Hooks
Anonymous Mr. Craig Carroll Faith United Methodist Church Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth A. Horn
Arlington United Methodist Women Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Carroll, III Mr. & Mrs. Martin Fanburg LCDR. Catherine P. Hourihan
Ms. Umtina Armijo Mr. & Mrs. A. E. Cason, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Farish Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hughes
Ms. Emily L. Armusik Mr. & Mrs. James W. Chafin Dr. & Mrs. Charles H. Farr Mr. J. Winder Hughes, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. William E. Arnold, Jr. Ms. Candice Singleton Chakhtoura Mr. Paul S. Ferber Mrs. Patti Hughes
Mr. Mark M. Arnold & Mr. & Mrs. Joel Chapman Mrs. C. Gladys Ferguson Mr. & Mrs. Rob Hughes
Ms. Anne K. Buzby The Chatham Group, Inc. Ms. Jane C. Ferguson Mr. & Mrs. R. Andrew Hunold
Ms. Laura Arteaga Mr. & Mrs. Andrew B. Cheney First Christian Church Mr. Anthony Hunter
Ms. Jennifer T. Athavale Mr. Chong Ae Choi of Orange Park Estate of Elizabeth Hupp
Mr. & Mrs. Kenyon S. Atlee CitiStreet First Guaranty Bank & Trust Co. Ms. Amanda J. Iames
August Worthington Mr. & Mrs. Steven R. Clapp Mr. & Mrs. Michael W. Fisher IHOP Collection Boxes
International, Inc. Mr. Dallas E. Clapsaddle Ms. Tammy L. Flantroy J.M.T. Construction, Inc.
The Augustine Grille Mr. & Mrs. Mark David Clark Mr. & Mrs. Herbert A. Foltz Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Jacoby
Ms. Wanda D. Austin Mr. & Mrs. Matthew J. Coan Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Foltz Mr. & Mrs. Kurt A. Jefferson
Mrs. A. W. Avent Mr. Joseph O. Cockrell Mr. & Mrs. Terry Fowler Mr. & Mrs. William Jencks, Jr.
The Avenues Mall Ms. Dianne Collier Mr. & Mrs. G. Thomas Frankland Dr. & Mrs. C. P. Johnson
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Bacalis Combined Federal Campaign— Mr. & Mrs. Gary Freeman Mr. Hugh H. Jones, Jr.
Ms. Brenda Bailey NE Florida SE Georgia Region Mr. & Mrs. Michael D. Fritton Mr. William R. Jones
Mr. & Mrs. David A. Baker Mr. & Mrs. Gene Conner Mr. & Mrs. George D. Gabel, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles N. Kauffman
Mr. & Mrs. Haywood M. Ball Ms. Libby Corominas Mr. Christopher M. Garrett Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth T. Kelley
Mr. & Mrs. John S. Ball Mr. & Mrs. Manuel A. Cortes Mr. Jonathan Garza Mr. & Mrs. Lee G. Kellison
Ms. Lindsay Ballas Ms. Cara L. Cowling Mr. & Mrs. Timothy B. Gaskin Mr. & Mrs. Edward L. Kelly
Dr. & Mrs. Nicholas Bancks Mr. & Mrs. John Cowling Mr. Nicholas M. Geinosky Tom Kelly Construction, Inc.
Bank of America Mrs. Martha L. Cox Mr. Paul D. George Dr. & Mrs. John Kennedy
Bank of America Foundation Mrs. & Mr. Dianna R. Coxwell Ms. Pamela H. Gerrish Ms. Kay R. Kennedy
Ms. Lauren L. Barry Crabtree Construction Company Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Gibbs Mr. & Mrs. Roy C. Kennedy, Jr.
Mr. Mort Bates Mr. & Mrs. Bill P. Crawford Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Gildersleeve Mr. & Mrs. Lee R. Kermode
Ms. Nancy Batten Rep. & Mrs. Ander Crenshaw Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Glasheen Ms. Christine Khanna
Mrs. Laurie Bauguss Ms. Rita Crews Ms. Cindy Holston Glassick Mr. & Mrs. Patrick J. Kilbane
Ms. Deborah Anita Bazzell Ms. Denice L. Crites Mr. Joshua J. Goltiao Ms. Gayle G. Kilcoin
Mr. & Mrs. Gary Beck Ms. Antoinette Crivaro Lucy Gooding Charitable Ms. Lauren King
Mrs. Aaryn D. Bell Mr. Daniel P. Croft Foundation Trust Mr. & Mrs. Gary I. Kline
Ms. Karen P. Belson Mr. Charles L. Cromer Mr. & Mrs. Timothy M. Goodman Mr. Marvin C. Kloeppel
Ms. Michelle Benefield Ms. Donna S. Crowther Mr. David R. Gorman Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Knauer
Mr. & Mrs. James D. Benoit Crush Bistro Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Douglas Dr. & Mrs. W. J. Knauer, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Gary A. Benson CSX Corporation Gormley Ms. Jane M. Knudsen
Mr. & Mrs. Randall S. Benton Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. Curran Grace & Company, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Don M. Kogos
Mr. Gilchrist Berg Cygnet Private Bank Mr. & Mrs. Donnie L. Gramling Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph A. Kraft
Mr. & Mrs. Howard C. Bissell Mr. & Mrs. J. Sandy Daniel The Grape at St. Johns Town Center Mr. & Mrs. David J. Kramer
Blue Bamboo Restaurant & Ms. Deborah Daniels Ms. Melissa Green Ms. AmiLynne Krause
Wine Bar Mr. & Mrs. Gary L. Davis Alan & Pam Green Family Ms. Laura A. Kusumoto
Ms. Mary Ann Bongiorno Ms. Kimberly A. Davis Foundation Mr. & Mrs. John F. Lanahan, Jr.
Mr. Jeffrey T. Boyd Dr. & Mrs. Leo C. Davis Mr. & Mrs. E. R. Griffin, III Mr. & Mrs. Steven H. Landau
Ms. Betty Yvette Bradley Mr. Robert A. Dawkins Mr. Mark A. Griffis Ms. Charlene A. Landen
Mr. David M. Bronson Demetree Family Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. James R. Griffiths Ms. Christine V. Lane
Mrs. Jacquelyn B. Brown Mr. & Mrs. Dean Denmark Mr. & Mrs. Scott Griswold Mrs. Helen M. Lane
Ms. Karen P. Brown Mr. Abhijit Deshmukh Mr. & Mrs. George W. Groh Ms. Betty Jane A. Langley
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Ms. Mindy M. Lanigan Panera Bread Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Bert C. Simon Ms. Cynthia Wood
Ms. Jeanie Gough Laskin Mr. & Mrs. Rallis L. Pappas Mr. & Mrs. Ricky Singletary Ms. Nicole D. Wright
Mr. & Mrs. M. K. Lawrence Mr. Howard N. Parks Ms. Cheryl D. Smith Ms. Robin Wright
Mr. & Mrs. Michael R. Leas Ms. Ellen Pearce Ms. Holly Smith Ms. Marie D. Yarber
Ms. Peggy LeBel Ms. Jane Pedrick Mr. & Mrs. Howard J. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Zambetti, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis S. Lee, Jr. Ms. Cynthia Persico Ms. Selina Smith Ms. Diana Zitko
Mr. & Mrs. Byoung Joo Lee Mr. Walter B. Peterson Mr. & Mrs. Douglas J. Snyder Joni Zwick P.A.
Mr. Rick A. Leggett PGA TOUR Charities, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Solloway
Mr. & Mrs. David L. LeMasters PGA TOUR, Inc. Sons of Confederate Veterans WE ALSO THANK all individuals
Ms. Karen LeMore Ms. Margaret C. Phelan Kirby Smith and organizations that contributed
Ms. Linda Leon Ms. Barbara A. Pickett The Southerland Group goods, services and time to our
Ms. Barbara M. Leonard Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Pinder Southside Business Men's Club children and families. This list
Mr. & Mrs. M. Richard Lewis, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Poindexter Mr. & Mrs. Brian Southwood recognizes supporters who donat-
Mary J. Lindsley Fund Ponte Vedra Women's Tennis Mr. & Mrs. Gene Spooner ed gifts valued by the donor at
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Livingston Association Mr. & Mrs. George B. Stallings, Jr. $100 or more. Many of the peo-
The Loomis Foundation, Ms. Patton G. Potterfield Dr. & Mrs. Keith L. Stein
ple listed helped make the holi-
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Loomis Ms. Aimee Powell Stein Mart, Inc.
days special for more than 800
The Loop Pizza Grill Ms. Anita Karin Powell Ms. Susan C. Stepp
Ms. Gail M. Loput Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Prosser Mr. & Mrs. Michael S. Stinson children. We apologize for any
Mr. James A. Lott PSS World Medical Ms. Darlene G. Strickland inadvertent omissions.
The Lubrizol Foundation Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Mrs. Nancy S. Studstill ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Inc.
Dr. D. P. MacLeod, Jr. Ms. Kellye M. Ramayya Mr. Jesse Summers Adesa
Mr. Steven J. Magiera Mr. & Ms. Eric Ramshaw Mr. Rob Sweeting ADT Securities Account Sevices
Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Maige Mr. & Mrs. William J. Rath, Sr. Carl S. Swisher Foundation Advanced Chiropractic
Main Street America Group Ms. Renee Ray Swisher International, Inc. Nutrition Center
Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Maiolo Mr. Michael Regan Ms. Donna J. Taft Aetna Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. Bryne M. Malone Mr. & Mrs. Richard G. Reinhart Ms. Isabel Tanenbaum Ms. Catherine A. Anderson
Mr. & Mrs. James Mandeville Lilly F. Rex Target Stores Bank of America
Mr. & Mrs. James E. Marble Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Rhodes Taylor & White, Inc. Baptist Primary Care—CBO
Ms. Jeanne V. Maron & Mr. & Mrs. Steve Kapustka Dr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Tepas, III BellSouth
Mr. Howard A. Caplan Mr. & Mrs. R. Keith Riechmann Ms. Lynda W. Thomas Blessed Trinity Catholic Church
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Mathis Riverside Hospital Foundation, Inc. Dr. Colleen Thoms Willett & School
Mr. & Mrs. James N. McGarvey, Jr. Ms. Nora E. Robinson Ms. Jill E. Thrasher The Bolles School
Mr. & Mrs. Michael V. McGuire Rolfe & Lobello, P.A. Ms. Malene Timmons Ms. Veronica Bosworth
Ms. Alicia McKenzie Rollin' Rita's Advanced Mr. & Mrs. C. D. Towers, Jr. Budget Rent A Car
Ms. Kathleen E. Meadows Party Solutions Mr. Charles A. Trevey Christ The King Catholic Church
Ms. Virginia S. Meadows Mrs. Mary Jane Rooney Ms. Donna Tubbs Citifinancial
Members Association of Ms. Cheryl Rose Mr. & Mrs. John A. Tucker, IV Ms. Edith M. Coleman
Vicar's Landing Ms. Susan Rowley Ullmann Financial Convergys Corporation
Mr. & Mrs. Lee F. Mercier Roy's Restaurant United Way of Northeast Florida CopyFax
Meridian Management Corporation Mr. & Mrs. Mark P. Rozman United Way of Tri-State Countrywide Financial
Mr. & Mrs. L. G. Milam Mr. & Mrs. Scott R. Rudge Mr. & Mrs. John Valleau Crowley American Transport, Inc.
Mrs. Kathy D. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Murray Ruffell Mrs. Elaine T. Vansant CSX Corporation
Miller Electric Company Ms. Deanne Russ Mr. & Mrs. Ricardo Villanueva CW Ranpolph, Jr. M.D., P.A.
Mr. Thomas E. Mitchell Mr. Jigija Rwakabuba Mr. David F. Vince Dave's Deluxe Services
Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Morreale Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Ryals, Jr. Vision Christian Ministries Decorative Fabrics
Ms. Margretta Morris San Juan Del Rio Catholic School Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Vollmer Demetree, Long, Butler
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Mullins Ms. Jaime Ann Sanborn Volunteer Jacksonville, Inc. Insurance, Inc.
Myra Morton Bible Class Mrs. Sharon Sandahl Wachovia Corporation Ms. Michelle Easley
Mr. David Nance Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Sandler Ms. Catherine M. Wagner Ellis & Associates, Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. William C. Napier Mr. & Mrs. Brian Todd Sandlin Ms. Barbara E. Ward First American Title Insurance
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Mr. John F. Sasen Mrs. Delores Barr Weaver First Baptist Church
Natherson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Paul D. Schilling Major Margaret M. Weitzel First Baptist Church of Mandarin
Natural Life Collections, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. William J. Schilling, Jr. West Coast Hair Design, Inc. First Coast Apartment Association
Navy Wives Club America— Mr. Ronald Carl Schmidt C. Whelan Florida Irrigation Supply
Daughters in Dixie #300 Mr. & Mrs. John J. Sciortino Ms. Barbara K. Whitaker Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Ganger
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Neal Mr. & Mrs. Francis G. Seabrook Mr. James R. White GE Business Credit Services
Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Nelson Mr. & Mrs. William Kevin Sechrist Ms. Kathy S. Wiegmann Mr. Brian Greene
Mr. John M. Nelson Mr. Danny C. Sellers Mr. & Mrs. Roger H. Wiegmann Mr. & Mrs. Scott Griswold
Mr. & Mrs. Tony D. Nelson Shacter Family Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Virgil Wilds Guardian Ad Litem Program
Mr. Hoan T. Nguyen Mr. & Mrs. James E. Shafter Ms. Beth Wiley Mr. Calvin Hart
Mr. Kyle Nisbett Mr. & Mrs. J. Howard Sheffield Mr. & Mrs. R. Chris Wilkerson Mr. & Mrs. Craig Hart
North Florida Lincoln - Mercury Mr. Robert S. Sherno Dr. & Mrs. Albert H. Wilkinson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. David H. Hess
O'Steen Automotive Group Mr. & Mrs. William A. Shetler Ms. Rosemary R. Williams Hull & Company
Ocean 60 Mrs. Virginia P. Shields Williams Wholesale Seafood, Inc. InComm
Ocean Air Graphics Mr. Harry L. Shorstein Williams-Sonoma Interline Brands
Ms. Rebecca E. Osborne Mr. & Mrs. Paul F. Silvestris WJXT-TV Channel 4 continued on back
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Thank you (cont.) Ponte Vedra Beach Golf Association Mother’s Day appeal
Jacksonville Beach Fire Department Ponte Vedra Women's Tennis Association
Jacksonville Scene Pricewaterhouse Coopers CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY by making a
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Principal Financial Group donation to honor or remember a special
Jacksonville Sheriff's Correctional Officers Prudential Employee Retirement Club person in your life and help give necessities
Jingle Bell Jam Publix Super Markets, Inc. to a child who has no mother’s touch, a child
Junior League of Jacksonville Ramada Inn—Mandarin
who has been abandoned and forgotten.
Kay Jewelers - Regency Square Mall Red Lobster Restaurant
Mr. Robbie Knopf Ms. Amy Ritchie Call CHS at 904.439.7740, or send your check
Mr. & Mrs. Philip Korn San Juan Del Rio Catholic School to P.O. Box 5616, Jacksonville, FL 32247 by
The Kurtis Group Mrs. Deborah Searcy May 9. Acknowledgements of your thought-
Least of My Breathren Mr. & Mrs. William Kevin Sechrist fulness will be sent in time for Mother’s Day.
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis S. Lee, Jr. Ms. Rhonda Sellers Share the gift of love and the promise of
Life of the South Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church hope that it brings.
Mac Paper Software Quality Engineering
Main Street America Group Stein Mart, Inc.
Marks & Morgan Jewelers Stenner Pump Company Wish list
Mr. Lonnie McDaniel SunGard Corbel
Medtronic, Inc. Mrs. Kimberly Thurlow Our children and families need the following items.
Morton's, the Steakhouse Triad Financial Services, Inc. If you can help, please contact Nick Geinosky at
MPS Group Verve Hair Design Studio 904.493.7738.
MURPHCO of Florida Villa Medici Condiminiums • Summer clothes (new only, all sizes, maternity
Naval Hospital, NAS Jacksonville Violet Garden Circle clothes included)
Navy Federal Credit Union Volkswagon of America
• Beach items
Nelnet Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes, Rogerson,
New York Life Galloway & Wachs • Tickets for summer activities (ex: Suns baseball,
North Pointe Insurance Company Vurv Technology, Inc. movies, zoo, museums, etc.)
Northeast Florida Dental Hygiene Watson Mortgage Corporation • Outdoor play set for toddlers
Association Watson Property Management • Back-to-School Supplies (beginning in July)
Pavilion Health Services Watson St. Johns Realty Corporation • Picnic tables
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Perkins Mr. Ronald Yartin • Foot lockers
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Peterson, Jr.
Permit No. 506
Children’s Home Society of Florida
Treasure Coast Division
415 Avenue A, Suite 101
Fort Pierce, Florida 34950
Phone (772) 489-5601