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                               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
Important Dates
March 26
TPC Birdies for Charity Campaign begins

March 27
Legislative Day
Tallahassee
ALL DAY

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.

April 29
An Evening of Taste
5:30–8 p.m.
Matthew’s of San Marco

May 5
“Hope By Design” Fashion Show
2–4 p.m.
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.




                       buckner edition


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.
www.chsfl.org/buckner
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Special thanks …                                                                                         Post-Adoption Services
                                                                                                         Program
                                                                                                         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.


                                                                                                         Volunteer Appreciation
                                                      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
                                                                                                           Anniversary Crafternoon.
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

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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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                                               PHH Mortgage
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.


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