Regina “JJ” Jones

Published on June 18, 2010 by in Donor

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Regina “JJ” Jones, a Punta Gorda Isles resident, has lived a life dedicated toward helping others. She began her distinguished career as a member of the Army Nurse Corps in World War II. While in service, she was stationed in the Philippines to help with the devastating aftermath of the war. After six months, she […]

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Dr. and Mrs. Hugo D. Spatz

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Mrs. Ruth D. “Wallie” Spatz is a resident of Charlotte County, having retired here with her late husband, Dr. Hugo Spatz. Mrs. Spatz has a long history of charitable giving and service to area organizations, including the Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice, the Charlotte County Cultural Center, the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, and the […]

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Marjorie H. Kelly

Published on June 18, 2010 by in Donor

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Marjorie H. Kelly has been a long time supporter and dear friend to Edison State College. It all began in 1997 when the Foundation received a random phone call to asking her to meet Mrs. Kelly at a watch repair shop in downtown Fort Myers. Marjorie introduced herself and said she wanted to help support […]

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Alice Lockmiller – 1910-2007

Published on June 18, 2010 by in Donor

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Alice Lockmiller became part of the Edison family in 1976 through longtime friends Lloyd and Jody Hendry. Education has always been important to Alice. “It is education that enabled me to be a successful business woman. Without that success I would have never been able to support the two causes that mean so much to […]

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Richard H. and Julia Rush

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Passionate about art and its preservation, alive with a spirit of adventure, Richard H. and Julia Rush have spent 50 years collecting paintings, automobiles and antiques across the United States and Europe, and sharing a wealth of knowledge with others. Their bold financial decisions, captured in 12 books and more than 600 articles, detail the […]

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