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Florida’s Children First Celebrates Successful Jacksonville Awards

November 9th, 2014   No Comments   Advocacy

Florida foster child attorneys and advocates for at-risk children in Jacksonville and throughout North Florida this month celebrated Jacksonville’s finest children’s advocates and outstanding youth advocates at the Jacksonville Child Advocacy Awards & Reception. The event was held on November 6.

The event supported Florida’s Children First, Inc. (FCF), the leading state-wide advocacy organization for children in the child welfare system. FCF does amazing work statewide and when advocates learn about FCF’s accomplishments, they often become part of making a substantial, positive change for Florida’s foster kids. View the event photo gallery.

The Jacksonville Host Committee included Co-Chairs John “Jake” Schickel and Connie Byrd, and Joe Camerlengo, Rebekah Gleason Hope, Wayne Hogan, Jay Howell, Richard C. Komando, Eric Leach, Sarah Markman, Bruce Maxwell, Jodi Seitlin, Seth Shapiro, Charlene Shirk, Dr. Mary Soha, Dr. Michael Solloway, Valerie Stanley, Howard Talenfeld, Justin Taylor and Jesse Wilson.

Statewide Sponsors included The Florida Bar Foundation, State Farm Youth Advisory Board, The Shane McGee Foundation and Henry & Joan Karp. Northeast sponsors included Coker, Schickel, Sorenson, Posgay, Camerlengo & Iracki PA; Byrd & Byrd, LLP Terrell Hogan; Milton Leach Whitman D’Andrea & Eslinger; Family Support Services of N. Florida; and Akerman LLP Holland & Knight; as well as Drs. Gerold & Audrey Schiebler; Howell & Associates McGuireWoods LLP; and The Solloway Baptist Health.

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