Reinhold Foundation Awards $75,000 at its 2016 “Celebrate Clay” Community Service Awards

FLEMING ISLAND, Florida, April 26, 2016 – The Paul E. & Klare N. Reinhold Foundation, Inc., held its annual “Celebrate Clay” community service awards breakfast on April 26, during which the Foundation distributed $75,000 and 48 community service awards to nonprofit organizations that provide services to Clay County residents.

Clay County Dental Care captured the top honor this year, earning the $10,000 Paul E. Reinhold Community Service Award.

Clay County Dental Care receives 2016 Paul E Reinhold Community Service Award

Nanda Dao accepts the 2016 $10,000 Paul E. Reinhold Community Service Award on behalf of Clay County Dental Care. (Nanda Dao, volunteer office administrator of Clay County Dental Care, with George Egan, Reinhold Foundation Trustee.)

The Foundation created the “Celebrate Clay” awards program to honor the legacy of Paul and Klare Reinhold and to recognize, reward, and encourage community service within Clay County. The Foundation has awarded more than $540,000 to Celebrate Clay award recipients in the past eight years.

A panel of five judges including three independent volunteers from the community and two Reinhold family representatives voted on the best projects of 2015 to determine the winners of the $75,000 in cash awards. This year’s judges were: Mrs. Felecia Hampshire, Council Member, City of Green Cove Springs; Mr. Tom Morris, Executive Director, Clay County Utility Authority; Mrs. Teresa Scott, President and CEO, Penney Retirement Community; and Mr. Ron Pilgrim and Mr. Rolf H. Towe, Representatives of the Reinhold family.

Joan Halloran of Waste Not Want Not receives the 2016 Peggy Bryan Volunteer of the Year Award

Applications were open to all non-profit groups active in the First Coast Area that provided services to Clay County residents in 2015. The 48 winners included Clay County and regionally based nonprofits, churches, and school programs.

Congratulations to all of the 2016 Celebrate Clay awards winners (listed below).

Paul E. Reinhold Community Service Award ($10,000):

Clay County Dental Care

Judges’ Choice Program Awards ($5,000 each):

Bright Minds Youth Development

Lake Asbury Jr. High School Advanced Art Program

Extraordinary Executive Director* ($5,000):

R. Patrick Hayle, Mercy Support Services

Peggy Bryan Volunteer of the Year Award* ($5,000):

Joan Halloran, Waste Not Want Not

Judges’ Choice Volunteer Awards* ($2,500 each):

Caitlin Magliochetti, Clay County Habitat for Humanity

Corla Niesen, Seamark Ranch

*Note: Volunteer and executive director awards recognize outstanding individuals for their community service. The cash awards are provided to the nominating nonprofit organization which they serve.

Best New Organization ($2,500):

Miriam’s Basket

Special Judges’ Awards ($1,500 each):

CalaVida Arts Festival

Clay County Council on Aging

Clay County Police Activities League

Clothes Closet – Church Women’s Christian Ministries


First Coast Women’s Services

James Boys – Orange Park United Methodist Church

Project REACH Kids – Clay County School District

Take Stock in Children Clay County

Teen Court of Clay County

Category Awards ($750 each):

Arts & Culture

Clay County Sheriff’s Office Pipes & Drums

Rejuvenation Gospel Choir

Civic Programs

Challenge Enterprises of North Florida

Military Museum of North Florida

Community Programs

Clay County Special Olympics

Food Pantry of Green Cove Springs

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Clay County

J.P. Hall Children’s Charities

Lake Area Ministries

Magnolia Point Women’s Club Charities

Education & Literacy

Black Creek Bowl Association of Middleburg

PACE Center for Girls, Clay

Environment & Ecology

CJ Acres Animal Rescue Farm

Town of Penney Farms

Health & Human Services

Clay Behavioral Health Center

Haven Hospice

Quigley House

St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation

Senior Citizens’ Accomplishments

PET FL – Penney Farms

Seniors on a Mission

Church Service Programs

Agape House, First Baptist Church of Middleburg

Food Bridge, Middleburg United Methodist Church

Good Samaritan Ministry, Orange Park United Methodist Church

Soul Food Ministry, Orange Park United Methodist Church

Accomplishments by Youth

Clay County 4-H Foundation

Service to Youth & Families

Healthy Families – Children’s Home Society

Kids First of Florida

Northeast Florida Camp Cadet

YMCA Clay County

Young Life Clay County

The grant programs of The Paul E. & Klare N. Reinhold Foundation, Inc. support philanthropic and charitable organizations that work to improve the quality of life for Clay County residents.

FOR MORE INFORMATION contact: Amy Parker, Executive Director, Paul & Klare Reinhold Foundation, 904-269-5857 ext. 404, or visit

2016 Awards Breakfast Photo Gallery

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