Legacy Awards

The Community Foundation, in partnership with the North Central Florida Estate Planning Council, established the Legacy Awards to recognize the crucial interaction between donor, professional advisor, charity, and local corporations necessary in creating an effective and meaningful charitable gift.

*To purchase tickets CLICK HERE. For sponsorships details view the sponsorship booklet HERE. Please email office@cfncf.org with any questions. 



2024 Honorees

Donor Award

Dr. Bernie and Chris Machen

Professional Advisor Award

Lindy Crews, ChFC®, CRPC™

UBS Financial Services

Mary Walsh, CPA

James Moore and Co.

Community Champion Award

The Peterson Family

Caring and Sharing Learning School

*The Community Foundation held their 25th anniversary celebration in 2023 in lieu of the Legacy Awards

2022 Honorees

Donor Honoree: Dr. Paul and Ruthie Dell, Hands to Love

The Donor Recognition Award is awarded to an individual, couple or family who has made a significant impact through their planned gift to a charity. This Legacy Award for Donors recognizes and honors an individual or family for their commitment to a deferred or planned gift made in support of one or more non-profit organizations or charitable causes. Special consideration is given to donors who have provided leadership and or encouragement to others, and to donors who have structured unique and innovative planned gifts that enrich the lives of people in our community. This award may be made to honor either living or deceased donors.

Professional Advisor Award: Donna Brown, James Moore and Co.

Nonprofit Award: Nonprofit Award: Peaceful Paths


Community Champion Award: Bishop Christopher Stokes, Willie Mae Stokes Community Center