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. The two categories are: Program Advocate and Volunteer Advocate. All FCGI Member Organizations, their employees and volunteers are eligible to be nominated in the appropriate category.  Membership is $50 per year and everyone is encouraged to join. 

The persons selected will receive recognition on the FCGI website, an award, a free year worth of FCGI trainings as well as a monetary award ($250 for winner; $500 for organization) presented at the Annual FCGI Holiday Party on December 6th, 2017. Organizational Advocacy recipients will receive one free year of membership to the First Coast Girls Initiative. Selected 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.

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


The deadline for 2018 nominations is TBD.