San Marco couple to serve as Cowford Ball chairs

Donna and Tom Beames

Donna and Tom Beames

Jacksonville’s nonprofit community, particularly the American Cancer Society, are happy to have Donna and Tom Beames back in Jacksonville, after being gone from the area for the past eight years.

The San Marco couple will serve as the chairs for the 2018 Cowford Ball, and are very familiar with the organization and the event. The ball will be held Saturday, Sept. 29.

Prior to leaving Jacksonville, Donna was an active volunteer with ACS, having worked many years on the Cowford Ball, co-chaired Making Strides in 2005 and 2006, was a member of the state-wide planning committee for Making Strides, was a member of the Duval County Executive Board where she chaired the Advocacy Committee, and was selected to attend ACS Florida Volunteer Leadership Institute. She was also named the ACS Survivor of the Year for both Florida and Duval County in 2005.

Donna has also Donna co-chaired The Cummer Ball, served on the Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, co-chaired St. Vincent’s Red Rose Ball, and sat on the board of St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School.

Tom Beames is the senior managing director for SunTrust Private Wealth Management in North Florida and Coastal Georgia. While in Jacksonville, he was a past president and board member of Ronald McDonald House Jacksonville and served as campaign leadership for the United Way of Northeast Florida.

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