Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Outstanding Philanthropy Recipients Draw Honors

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Outstanding Philanthropy Recipients Draw Honors

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The Florida First Coast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has announced the Outstanding Philanthropist award winners. Recipients were honored for their exemplary commitment to the philanthropic field.

J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver, the 2001 recipients of the Outstanding Philanthropist Award, were honorary chairmen at the Philanthropy Day Luncheon held recently. The featured speaker was Laurie Dubow, who established his family's foundation in 1989 and has been active in numerous area charitable causes and organizations and has served as chairman of the board of The Community Foundation Inc.

Award winners are:

Mary Virginia Terry of Ortega, outstanding philanthropist: Terry and her late husband, C. Herman Terry, have long supported many community organizations, preferring to be away from the limelight and avoiding publicity. Terry has continued her support of and increased her involvement in charitable organizations since her husband's death. Her involvement has met needs in the community in education, health care, human services and the arts. She supports the Children's Home Society, University of Georgia, United Way, American Cancer Society, Dreams Come True, Sulzbacher Center, Salvation Army and other local and national charities.

Maylon Boatwright of Mandarin, outstanding volunteer fund-raiser: Boatwright solicited the donation of all supplies needed and building professionals skilled to use them, contacting subcontractors and suppliers from across the Southeast to build a home for Dreams Come True valued at more than $500,000 at no cost to the organization. He has financially supported and volunteered for the DuPont YMCA, Hospice at Charlotte, N.C., Children's Miracle Network, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, St. Augustine High School, Windy Hill Athletic Association and other charitable causes.

B. Hylton Early of Ortega, outstanding youth in philanthropy: Early came up with the idea to start a Habitat for Humanity Club to give high school students the opportunity to earn volunteer hours helping others. The organization became the first official Habitat Campus Chapter at a high school or college campus in Northeast Florida. …

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