Our cover girls – Mary Virginia Terry, Ellen Cavert, Betsy Ross Lovett and Helen Murchison Lane – are just a few of the many generous women in Northeast Florida who, through their largesse, have affected our community in so many positive ways.
More than just belles of the balls and grande dames of the galas, they are shining examples of why Northeast Florida ranks high on the list of philanthropy in the top 50 biggest cities.
In these pages you’ll find the stories behind the causes close to their hearts, the reasons behind their penchants for funding the arts, education, health, and the homeless, including veterans, pets, and the mentally disabled, and much more.
In costume or couture, dressing up for charity is a way of life for Jacksonville’s philanthropic set. For the cover shot and this spread, gowns were provided by Linda Cunningham, furniture by Hugo’s Fine Furniture and Interiors, photography by Jensen Hande and catering by Liz Grenamyer.