Advocacy Awards

Each year, two awards will be given to First Coast Girls Initiative (FCGI) Member Organizations in honor of Patricia C. Remmer and the Remmer Family Foundation. We are excited to announce that a third award has been added! The three categories are: Program Advocate, Volunteer Advocate, and Youth Advocate. All FCGI Member Organizations, their employees and volunteers are eligible to be nominated in the appropriate category.  Membership is $75 per calendar year and everyone is encouraged to join. 

The persons selected will receive recognition on the FCGI website, an award, and a monetary award ($250 for winner; $500 for organization) presented at an Annual FCGI event. Organizational Advocacy recipients will receive one free year of membership to the First Coast Girls Initiative. Nominated organizations and their candidates will be contacted prior to the event so they can plan to be present. However, winning candidates do not have to be present at the holiday party to win. All nominations are due to [email protected] by 5 pm on November 20th, 2020.


Download the 2020 Patricia C. Remmer Advocacy Awards Application here!

The 2020 Patricia C. Remmer Advocacy Awards will presented virtually on December 3rd, 2020 at 3 pm. 


Previous Winners:

2018 Program Advocate - Kim Gallon, Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center

2018 Volunteer Advocate - Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida 5K & Special Events Committee

GIrls on the Run Volunteer Adovcate Award Winner

2018 Youth Advocate - Valencia Hughes, Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center


First Coast GIrls Initiative Youth Advocate Award Winner Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center



2017 Program Advocate – Tami Garrett, PACE Center for Girls - Jacksonville
2017 Volunteer Advocate – Verna Fields, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida

2017 Advocacy Award Winners