Reinhold Foundation Awards $75,000 at its 2015 “Celebrate Clay” Community Service Awards Breakfast

FLEMING ISLAND, Florida, April 28, 2015 – The Paul E. & Klare N. Reinhold Foundation, Inc., held its annual “Celebrate Clay” community service awards breakfast on April 28, during which the Foundation distributed $75,000 and 48 community service awards to nonprofit organizations that provide services to Clay County residents.

Holly Woods accepts the 2015 $10,000 Paul E. Reinhold Community Service Award on behalf of the Food Pantry of Green Cove Springs (Holly Woods, President of the Food Pantry of Green Cove Springs, with George Egan, Reinhold Foundation Trustee)

The Food Pantry of Green Cove Springs captured the top honor this year, earning the $10,000 Paul E. Reinhold Community Service Award.

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 $465,000 to Celebrate Clay award recipients in the past seven years.

A panel of five judges including three independent volunteers from the community and two Reinhold family representatives voted on the best projects of 2014 to determine the winners of the $75,000 in cash awards. This year’s judges were: Mr. Doug Conkey, President, Clay County Chamber of Commerce; Mr. Darren Dailey, Artistic and Executive Director, Jacksonville Children’s Chorus; Mrs. Glo Smith, MBA, Consultant, Smith Political Consulting Group; and Dr. Annie Egan and Mrs. Donna P. Myers, Representatives of the Reinhold family.

Applications were open to all non-profit groups active in the First Coast Area that provided services to Clay County residents in 2014. The 48 winners included Clay County and regionally based nonprofits, churches, and school programs.

Dave Quirk (center) accepts the Peggy Bryan Volunteer of the Year Award: Peggy Bryan (left) and George Egan (right) of the Reinhold Foundation present the award to Dave Quirk of Penney Retirement Community

Congratulations to all of the 2015 Celebrate Clay awards winners (listed below).

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

Food Pantry of Green Cove Springs

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

Concert on the Green

James Boys of Orange Park United Methodist Church

Extraordinary Executive Director* ($5,000):

Ann Dugger, Justice Coalition

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

Dave Quirk, Penney Retirement Community

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

Mike DelPizzo, Haven Hospice

Judith Chapple, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NE FL

*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):

Bright Minds Youth Development

Special Judges’ Awards ($1,500 each):

Answers Resource Facility

Clay County Golf Classic

Clay County Police Activities League

Clothes Closet, Church Women’s Christian Ministries

Hope Therapy

Northeast Florida Community Action Agency

PET Florida-Penney Farms

Quigley House

Seamark Ranch

Seniors on a Mission

Category Awards ($750 each):

Arts & Culture

CalaVida Arts Festival

Clay County Fair Association

Orange Park Chorale

Civic Programs

Historical Society of Orange Park

Community Programs

BASCA

Challenge Enterprises of North Florida

Clay County Habitat for Humanity

Henderson Haven

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid

Mercy Support Services

Waste Not Want Not

Education & Literacy

Black Creek Bowl Association

Environment & Ecology

CJ Acres Animal Rescue Farm

Friends of Clay County Animals

Health & Human Services

St. Vincent’s Healthcare Foundation

Way Free Medical Clinic

Senior Citizens’ Accomplishments

Clay County Council on Aging

Shepherd’s Center of Orange Park

Church Service Programs

Food Bridge, Middleburg United Methodist Church

Good Samaritan Ministry, Orange Park United Methodist Church

St. Catherine’s Conference

St. Luke Catholic Outreach Ministry

Accomplishments by Youth

Best Buddies

Clay County 4-H Foundation

Teen Court of Clay County

Service to Youth & Families

Episcopal Children’s Services

Family Nurturing Center

Kids First of Florida

Take Stock in Children of Clay County

Young Life Clay County

2015 Celebrate Clay Award Recipients

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, aparker@reinhold.net or visit www.reinhold.net.

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2015 CLAY LEADERSHIP LINK CLASS LAUNCHES SECOND SESSION

2015 CLAY LEADERSHIP CLASS LAUNCHES SECOND SESSION

Back row L-R: Raye Blair, Nancy Keating, Douglas Greenberg, Zac West, Mary Smith; Front row L-R: John Cone, Madelyne Saint-Germain, Teresa Scott, Joanne Hickox, Cat McCarroll

The “Clay Nonprofit Leadership Link” kicked off its second program year for nonprofit executives, funded by The Paul E. and Klare N. Reinhold Foundation. The 10 new Leadership Link participants were selected based on an extensive list of professional and philanthropic criteria, and the new participants bring a wealth of community accomplishments and experience.

Together the Nonprofit Center and Reinhold Foundation have developed this professional training program for CEO’s to build individual leadership skills, create a network of nonprofit leaders, and build sector understanding and help foster a collective, collaborative culture throughout Clay County.

“We’ve purposely designed the Clay Leadership Link to build a collaborative community of nonprofit leaders, leaders who will regularly reach across organization silos to share resources, streamline process, and, together, identify the next big ideas that will have the most positive and lasting impact for the community,” stated Leah Donelan, Vice President of Operations for the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida.

The training takes place over four months and includes site visits to each of the participants’ organizations. “This is an exceptional opportunity for these leaders to get together and learn more about each other’s missions, successes, and challenges within a framework to develop action-oriented outcomes,” said Amy Parker, Executive Director, for the Reinhold Foundation.

The Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida has led the development and implementation of the program, spearheaded by Ms. Donelan who has extensive experience in the development and facilitation of leadership training curriculum.

“United by their commitment to service and a love for Clay County, these new Leadership Link participants share a deep understanding of this community and its challenges from multiple vantage points. Individually, and as a team, they have dedicated themselves to improving their skills and partnering to develop better solutions to make Clay County even better.” Donelan said.

2015 Clay Leadership Link Class

  • Cathleen McCarroll, Executive Director, Emergency Pregnancy Services
  • Deanna Blair, Deputy Managing Attorney, Clay Legal Aid
  • Douglas Greenberg, President, Clay County Literacy Coalition
  • Joanne Hickox, Executive Director and Founder, Seniors on a Mission
  • John Cone, Executive Director, BASCA
  • Madelyne Saint-Germain, CEO, Streams of Joy Outreach
  • Mary A. Smith, Director, NEFL Community Achievement Network
  • Nancy Keating, CEO, Challenge Enterprises of North Florida
  • Teresa Scott, President/CEO, Penney Retirement Community
  • Zac West, Director, Young Life Clay County

CONTACT: Leah Donelan, 904.390.4007, ldonelan(at)NonprofitCtr.org

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Reinhold Foundation Gathers Nonprofits for Fall Leadership Alumni Breakfast

The Paul & Klare Reinhold Foundation held its 2014 Fall Nonprofit Leadership Alumni Breakfast on October 21st. The Fall Leadership Breakfast is a gathering of:

  • past and present graduates of the Reinhold Foundation’s Nonprofit Team Leadership Development and Fundraising Programs taught by Rollins College Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center
  • recipients of the Reinhold Foundation’s Individual Leadership Development Grants, and
  • new this year, members of the “Clay Nonprofit Leadership Link,” a nonprofit executive leadership program facilitated by the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida
Nina Waters, President, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida

Nina Waters, President, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida

Guest speaker, Nina Waters, President of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, presented “Successful Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Donors.” Nina’s knowledge and experience proved to be an invaluable resource for the nonprofits. Attendees left inspired and with takeaways and real action steps they could immediately begin implementing.

Click here to view or download a copy of Nina’s presentation given at the Paul & Klare Reinhold Foundation’s Fall Nonprofit Leadership Alumni Breakfast.

2014 Reinhold Foundation Fall Nonprofit Leadership Alumni Breakfast

2014 Reinhold Foundation Fall Nonprofit Leadership Alumni Breakfast

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Reinhold Foundation’s Fall Nonprofit Leadership Breakfast

On Tuesday, October 21st, the Reinhold Foundation will hold its Fall Nonprofit Leadership Breakfast gathering nonprofit professionals serving Clay County.*

Guest speaker, Nina Waters, President of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, will present “Successful Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Donors.”

Invitations are coming soon. For questions, contact Amy Parker at 904.269.5857 ext. 404.

*Since 2006, The Paul & Klare Reinhold Foundation has focused on the initiative of providing nonprofit leadership and capacity building training programs for nonprofit organizations serving Clay County. The Fall Nonprofit Leadership Breakfast is a gathering of all years’:

  • participants of the Reinhold Foundation’s Nonprofit Team Leadership Development and Fundraising Programs taught by Rollins College Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center,
  • recipients of the Reinhold Foundation’s Individual Leadership Development Grants, and
  • members of the “Clay Nonprofit Leadership Link,” a nonprofit executive leadership program facilitated by the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida.
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Mercy Support Services’ First Annual Dinner Gala

Mercy Support Services will host its First Annual Clay County Dinner Gala, “An Evening of International Cuisine” on Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Congressman Ted Yahoo is the Honorary Guest Host. To Sponsor a table, purchase tickets, or for more information, contact Sandra Conklin, Mercy Support Services, 903-352-1164. Proceeds from the event will help to fund Mercy Support Services’ Self Sufficiency Program and provide the necessary tools to guide displaced families to self sufficiency.

www.MercySupportServices.org

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Waste Not Want Not Community Yard Sale

Waste Not Want Not will host its third annual Community Yard Sale on Saturday, October 4th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Orange Park Town Hall Park located at the corner of Kingsley Ave and Rt.17/Park Ave. This event is a fundraiser at which Waste Not Want Not will be selling new and used items, food and drinks for shoppers to enjoy while they browse, and home-baked  items to take home.  In addition, there will be close to 40 additional families and vendors selling a variety of items from household and handmade goods to fishing gear and jewelry. If you want to participate and rent a space to hold your own yard sale as part of this large multi-family sale in a high-visibility location, please call  Waste Not at (904) 215-3150. A 15′ x15′ space is just $25 and you keep all your profits! For more information visit Waste Not Want Not online.

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Reinhold Foundation Presents the 2014 “Celebrate Clay” Community Service Awards

FLEMING ISLAND, Florida, May 1, 2014 – The Paul E. & Klare N. Reinhold Foundation, Inc., held its annual “Celebrate Clay” community service awards breakfast on April 30, during which the Foundation distributed $65,000 and 50 community service awards to nonprofit organizations that provide services to Clay County residents.

2014 Celebrate Clay Award Recipients

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 $390,000 to Celebrate Clay award recipients in the past six years.

A panel of five judges including three independent volunteers from the community and two Reinhold family representatives voted on the best projects of 2013 to determine the winners of the $65,000 in cash awards. This year’s judges were: : R. Patrick Hayle, President and CEO, Mercy Support Services; Martina Kohler, Town Manager (retired), Town of Penney Farms; Darin C. Roark, Administrator, Baptist Clay Medical Campus and Emergency Service Line; and Peggy Bryan and Annie Bryan, Representatives of the Reinhold family.

The Way Free Medical Clinic captured the top honor this year, earning the $10,000 Paul E. Reinhold Community Service Award.

Jeannie Gallina accepts the 2014 $10,000 Paul E. Reinhold Community Service Award on behalf of The Way Free Medical Clinic (Jeannie Gallina, Founder of The Way Free Medical Clinic, with George Egan, Reinhold Foundation Trustee)

Applications were open to all non-profit groups active in the First Coast Area that provided services to Clay County residents in 2013. The 50 winners included Clay County and regionally based nonprofits, and school programs.

Congratulations to all of the 2014 Celebrate Clay awards recipients (listed below).

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

The Way Free Medical Clinic

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

PET FL – Penney Farms

Project REACH Kids Program – Clay County School District

Extraordinary Executive Director* ($5,000):

Darren Daily, Jacksonville Children’s Chorus

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

Wayne Scott, Clay County Habitat for Humanity

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

Jean Cosby, Magnolia Point Women’s Club Charities

Katarina Zeigler, Clay County Special Olympics

*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):

St. Luke Child Care Center

Special Judges’ Awards ($1,000 each):

Agape House, First Baptist Church of Middleburg

BASCA

Clay County Golf Classic

Clothes Closet, Church Women’s Christian Ministries

Florida Striders

Hope Therapy

James Boys, Orange Park United Methodist Church

Kids First of Florida

Orange Park Community Theatre

Quigley House

Seamark Ranch

St. Vincent’s Healthcare Foundation

Waste Not Want Not

Category Awards ($500 each):

Arts & Culture

Augusta Savage Arts & Community Center

Civic Programs

Clay County Sheriff’s Explorers Post 987

Historical Society of Orange Park

Military Museum of North Florida

Community Programs

Challenge Enterprises of North Florida

Food Pantry of Green Cove Springs

Education & Literacy

Black Creek Bowl Association

Clay County Literacy Coalition

Environment & Ecology

Clay County Fair Association

Safe Animal Shelter

Health & Human Services

Angel’s Advocacy Care Network

Clay Behavioral Health Center

Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation

YMCA Bob Dye Clay

Senior Citizens’ Accomplishments

Clay County Council on Aging

Penney Retirement Community

Seniors on a Mission

Shepherd’s Center of Orange Park

Church Service Programs

Church of the Good Samaritan

Food Bridge, Middleburg United Methodist Church

Good Samaritan Ministry, Orange Park United Methodist Church

Sacred Heart Outreach

St. Luke Parish Outreach Ministry

Accomplishments by Youth

Clay County 4-H Foundation

St. Catherine’s Urban Plunge

Service to Youth & Families

Clay County Police Activities League

Family Nurturing Center

Take Stock in Children of 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.

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Head Start Spring Fair is April 25th


Head Start Green Cove Springs

Head Start at Green Cove Springs “Springs Forward” with their First Spring Fair!

You are invited to participate in the First Spring Fair. Local organizations and businesses are all invited to participate!!

Where: 1107 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Green Cove Springs, in the courtyard

When: 4/25/14, 10am-12pm

Who: Current parents of Head Start, future or prospective parents of Head Start, local businesses and organizations.

For more info, contact Indy Moran at imoran(at)ecs4kids.org or (904) 529-1150.

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Way Free Clinic Seeking Volunteer Translators

“Attention Spanish Speakers!  The Way Free Medical Clinic is in need of translators for its weekday clinics.  The clinics are from 9am – 7pm Mondays through Thursday.  The clinic breaks up the times into 3 hour time slots.  The greatest need is on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Translators help The Way’s Hispanic patients while they are at the clinic; translating for the physicians and administrative staff.  Translators also assist with incoming and outgoing phone calls.  Please give Susan Bleecker a call at 904-531-9504 ext 203 or email the clinic at info@thewayclinic.org if you are interested in working with The Way.  The Way Free Medical Clinic patients are always grateful for the time volunteers give!” www.thewayclinic.org

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Reinhold Foundation gathers nonprofits for 7th Annual Leadership Alumni Breakfast

The Paul & Klare Reinhold Foundation held its seventh annual Nonprofit Leadership Alumni Breakfast on April 1, 2014. The Annual Leadership Breakfast is a gathering of:

  • past and present graduates of the Reinhold Foundation’s Nonprofit Team Leadership Development and Fundraising Programs taught by Rollins College Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center
  • recipients of the Reinhold Foundation’s Individual Leadership Development Grants, and
  • new this year, members of the “Clay Nonprofit Leadership Link,” a nonprofit executive leadership program facilitated by the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida
J. Benjamin Warner

J. Benjamin Warner, President & CEO, JCCI

Guest speaker, J. Benjamin Warner, President & CEO of Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. (JCCI), spoke to the alumni about the “power of the third sector: creating strong communities, and the critical role that nonprofits play in building lasting community strength.” His thoughtful words inspired the alumni and celebrated the value of their work and the impact of their work on the lives of those they serve. His presentation emphasized the power and the value of the third sector and its essential role in shaping community values. Alumni said they were “enlightened” and “left the breakfast presentation feeling renewed and empowered.”

To view or download a copy of Ben Warner’s presentation, “Building Strong Communities from Within: The Power of the Third Sector,” given at the Reinhold Foundation April 1st Nonprofit Leadership Alumni Breakfast, click here.

Reinhold Foundation 2014 Nonprofit Leadership Alumni Breakfast

Reinhold Foundation 2014 Nonprofit Leadership Alumni Breakfast

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