Sherwood H. Smith is an enduring part of Northeast Florida’s legacy of service and advocacy. As a community trustee and an advocate for the common good, Sherwood Smith has embodied the spirit of service by his lasting impact through United Way as one of the foremost leaders of our predecessor, the Jacksonville Community Chest. His life, his work and his remarkable leadership are integral to United Way’s success in changing lives in our community today.
Nominations are now closed for 2017.
Service: An individual who has demonstrated exemplary service in working directly with children and youth.
Advocacy: A community advocate whose efforts have resulted in positive change in policies or conditions that impact the well-being of children and youth in Northeast Florida.
Nomination forms are available to United Way certiﬁed agencies and to our partners working to improve the lives of young people in our community. A selection committee will review the nominations and select a deserving recipient in each category.
Sherwood Smith Award Recipients
2017 • Judy Hicks, Daniel Memorial Volunteer
2016 • Joseph Simmons III, Boy Scouts Volunteer
2015 • Vickie Robinson, ReadingPal Volunteer
2014 • Juanita Forman, Girls Inc. of Jacksonville
2013 • Ernest Wade, Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida
2012 • Amy Buggle, DLC Nurse & Learn
2011 • D. Parker, Children’s Home Society
2010 • Gene Dillard, Boys Scouts of America, North Florida Council
2009 • Leon Baxton, Communities in Schools
2017 • Rebecca Aleman, Catholic Charities Jacksonville
2016 • Susan Mankowski, Jacksonville Public Library
2015 • Renata Hannans, Communities in Schools
2014 • Susan Golden, YMCA Tiger Academy
2013 • Chris Lester, Community Volunteer
2012 • Susan Greene, Success by 6 Volunteer
2011 • Vicki Burke, PACE Center for Girls
2010 • Susan Main, The Early Learning Coalition
2009 • Nancy Dreicer, Department of Children and Families