The Ebony and Ivory Gala, a black tie affair that honors individuals of the community who have made a difference in health, education, economic development, and community service.
This year the event held a number of special honorees. Among the honorees for Health and Safety is Scot Ackerman, M.D. Radiation Oncologist at Ackerman Cancer Center, Cynthia Griffi n, PharmD Senior Direcector of Pharmacy Government Florida Blue Jacksonville Florida, and Hank C. Hill,
M.D. Surgical Oncologist St. Vincent’t Hospital Award honorees for the Education Award were David Fields, High School Teacher, Jewel Johson, Principal, Landrum Middle School in St. Johns County Public Schools, Marsha Oliver, Communications Officer, City of Jacksonville Mayor’s Office, Economic Development Award was given to Rhonda People-Waters, Esquire, Sylvia Perry, Managing Editor, Jacksonville Free Press, and Anita Osuigwe-Spencer, Executive Director, Take The First Step Jax, Community Service Award Jacksonville Beach Elementary Preservation Foundation The Rhoda L Martin Cultural Heritage Center at Jacksonville Beach, Distinguished Couple of the Year Award, Dr. Wendell P. Holmes, Jr. and Mrs Jacquelyn Holmes.