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YMCA’s celebration of W.W. Gay’s life establishes new scholarship fund and community award

YMCA’s celebration of W.W. Gay’s life establishes new scholarship fund and community award

The Winston Family YMCA hosted a virtual Celebration of Life event on March 23 that raised more than $110,000 for the 2021 Winston Y Annual Campaign and announced the new W.W. ‘Bill’ Gay Community Impact Award. Family members, employees, community leaders and elected officials, including Rick Catlett, former president and CEO of the Taxslayer Gator […]

Jim Moran Foundation gives $685K to Feeding Northeast Florida

The Jim Moran Foundation has awarded $685,000 to Feeding Northeast Florida (FNEFL) to commemorate the foundation’s 20th anniversary. The grant will support FNEFL’s Prescriptive Nutrition program in which FNEFL will partner with Federally Qualified Health Clinics (FQHCs) and Free and Charitable Clinics (FCHCs) to aid low income, uninsured patients referred by the clinic providers. The […]

In Memorium: Esther (Betty) Elizabeth McCormick Acosta-Carter

In Memorium: Esther (Betty) Elizabeth McCormick Acosta-Carter

Betty Acosta-Carter, 96, died peacefully on April 3. She was married to the love of her life, Edward I. Acosta, from Jacksonville, for 40 years, from 1945 until his death in 1986. A few years later Betty was reacquainted with Carroll Carter, and they married at All Saints Church in 1988. They were married 10 […]

Ceremonial White Dove Releases

Ceremonial White Dove Releases

When ceremonial white doves lift up and soar off into the sky, it is a mesmerizing, achingly beautiful sight that momentarily stops time. Throughout history, pristine white doves have symbolically and visually embodied the deepest human emotions, whether of sorrow and loss, joyful celebration or religious significance. However, those lifetime memories inspired by white doves […]

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