Category: Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Jim and Joan Van Vleck: Keeping their family’s philanthropy alive

Since moving to Jacksonville from Dayton, OH, in 1996, Jim and Joan Van Vleck have immersed themselves in community and charitable causes.  They have many interests, but the arts and education are the primary beneficiaries of their leadership and their generosity.  A past Trustee of The Community Foundation, Jim led The Cummer Museum of Art …

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Eartha M.M. White Legacy Fund: Fifteen years of Preserving the Dream

The Eartha M.M. White Legacy Fund holds a special place in the heart and the history of The Community Foundation. Created in 2004 with $1.5 million from the sale of the historic Eartha White Nursing Home, the Fund was Jacksonville’s first major African American philanthropy, and today remains the community’s largest African American advised fund. …

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Donor Spotlight: Nat Glover

Originally published in Winter 2015:  Retired Jacksonville Sheriff Nat Glover embodies the passion that donors can bring to charitable giving. Twenty years ago, he made the bold decision to establish a scholarship fund for financially needy students to attend colleges and universities. Nearly everyone in Jacksonville knows Nat Glover. He was born here, played football …