Darnell Smith

Freed to Run adds powerhouse proponents, community co-chairs

Freed to Run adds powerhouse proponents, community co-chairs

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid’s largest fundraiser, Freed to Run, will get a boost this year from three newly-appointed co-chairs of the event: Darnell Smith, Florida Blue’s market president for North Florida; Eric Krall, mortgage sales manager with Community First Credit Union; and Ryan M. Ludwick, an attorney with Fisher, Tousey, Leas & Ball. The trio […]

Heart ball celebrates mission, donors, volunteers and saved lives

Heart ball celebrates mission, donors, volunteers and saved lives

Generous donors opened their hearts and their pocketbooks to raise a whopping $1,063,000 during the 2019 First Coast Heart Ball at the Sawgrass Marriott April 13. The record-setting amount was the most ever raised by the American Heart Association gala, said Lisa Craig, communications director. The glamourous event was chaired by Russ and Claudia Thomas, […]

Leadership Jacksonville honors three in community

Leadership Jacksonville honors three in community

Leadership Jacksonville held its 24th Annual Celebration of Leadership April 16 at the Jessie Ball duPont Center to honor three leaders in the community. Alberta Hipps, LJ Class of 1993; David Miller, LJ Class of 2008, and Darnell Smith, LJ Class of 2000 were celebrated for their contributions to the nonprofit and the community at […]