Hope Lodge

Hope Lodge
Susan Williams, Wyndham Manning, Hope Lodge Campaign Chair Charlie Tomm, Bunny Manning (Photo by Brian Kaiser Photography)

Evening of Awareness puts spotlight on future Hope Lodge

The American Cancer Society held an Evening of Awareness for the Richard M. Schulz Family Foundation Hope Lodge capital campaign at the Ortega home of George and Dr. Annie Egan on Jan. 19.

The Society is seeking to raise $19.2 million to construct and operate Hope Lodge Jacksonville, a residence that will provide lodging at no cost to cancer patients visiting the Greater Jacksonville area. Over $12 million in gifts, pledges and verbal commitments have been received, according to Kellie Ann Kelleher, Director of the American Cancer Society’s Major Gifts Campaign.

Gifts of note include a $500,000 pledge from the Bryan Family though The Henry and Lucy Gooding Endowment of The Community Foundation and an anonymous pledge of $500,000. Carter and Cheryl Bryan are Campaign Chairs Emeritus. Other naming opportunities at varying amounts have been secured by many local families supporting the project, including the Zimmerman Family foundation, the Eric Friedheim Foundation, Mary Virginia Terry (C. Herman Terry), Mary Virginia Skinner Jones, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Gay, Sunrise Rotary Club of Orange Park, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shircliff, Hap and Brooke Stein, the Addison Hines Charitable Trust, Mr. and Mrs. Michael McKenny, and Mel and Debbie Gottlieb.

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