Spirit of Philanthropy, a recent initiative of Jess
Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF), began its
annual awards program to celebrate the power
and passion of women leaders who actively contribute
their time, talent and treasure to make
our community a better place to live, work and
Five North Brevard women were awarded
with Spirit of Philanthropy awards at its fi rst ceremony
in April during Parrish Medical Center’s
Spirit of Women Red Shoe Reception.
Patricia Manning, Ed.D., was awarded the
signature Lifetime Achievement award. She has
made her life’s work as a teacher and an active
community member. She is involved with PMC
and JPMF endeavors, and her accomplishments
and recognitions include contributing to the
development of three Alzheimer’s centers in
Other nominees for the Spirit of Philanthropy
Lifetime Achievement award:
Nancy Eberlin served as the president of the
board of directors of the SPCA. She used her
skills as a former owner to relocate and transform
the new highly successful SPCA Thrift Store.
George Anne Goggins has taught religious
education classes for more than 30 years and
makes quilts for the needy. She is active in raising
her grandchildren and great grandchildren,
and cared for her mother-in-law.
Lynda Tempest, a retired teacher, is involved
in many ways in her church. She demonstrates
energy and dedication to any project she organizes
and is an inspiration for spiritual women.
Barbara Terhune taught children with
learning disabilities for 25 years. She’s an active
community volunteer and has a passion for
everything she does, including long-standing
Rachel Terry began at Parrish Medical
Center in 1964 and has been an active participant
ever since. She supports many organizations,
including JPMF, Pilot Club, Brevard Alzheimer’s
Foundation and United Way.
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Awards were presented in four other categories:
Community Hero award, Janet Rooks, M.A.;
Rising Star award, Mausam Chokshi; Healthcare
Hero award, Marialice Knight, R.N.; and Business
Hero award, Aja Assad.