Delores Barr Weaver Establishes $4 Million Endowed Fund

Community-Foundation-logoDelores Barr Weaver is establishing a $4 million endowed fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida to support nonprofit organizations in presenting their premier fundraising event. The Endowed $10,000 Event Grant Fund Established in 2015 By Delores Barr Weaver will provide an annual grant of $10,000 to 20 local organizations to support their leading fundraising event in perpetuity.  “It was very difficult for me to narrow the list of deserving organizations who work so hard to raise money, and so I hope you will feel special that you were chosen for this gift,” Mrs. Weaver told the assembled executives from the recipient agencies who met at The Community Foundation offices. “You were chosen because you rose to the top by the work that you do. Keep up the good work, and we will all make a difference together.”

The organizations and their specific events are:


  • Barnabas Center – Empty Bowls
  • Cathedral Arts Project – Spring for the Arts
  • Clara White Mission – Miracle on Ashley Street
  • Douglas Anderson School of the Arts – Extravaganza
  • ElderSource – Night with the Stars
  • Gateway Community Services – FLAVOR of Jacksonville and the Beaches
  • Hubbard House – Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast
  • I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless – Transformations
  • Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network – Coming Out Day Breakfast
  • Jacksonville Children’s Chorus – Dancing with the Stars
  • Jacksonville Historical Society – Gingerbread House
  • Jacksonville Speech and Hearing – Finfest
  • Junior Achievement – Smart Women Make Change/JA Girls
  • ONE JAX – Humanitarian Awards Dinner
  • PACE Center for Girls Jacksonville – Portrait of PACE Luncheon
  • Ronald McDonald House – McGala
  • St. Johns Riverkeeper – Oyster Roast
  • Sanctuary on 8th Street – SHINDIG
  • Theater Jacksonville – Production Grant
  • Tom Coughlin Jay Fund – Golf Celebrity Dinner and Auction

As each agency nears the time of its big fundraising event, it will receive a $10,000 grant from the endowed fund.   The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida will continue to issue the grant (which is not an event sponsorship) as long as the organization retains its status as a nonprofit organization and continues to present the event.

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