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1231879 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-05-26 08:30:00.0 UTC 2012-05-26T04:30:00.000-04:00 on-the-town-florida-resurrection-house-margaret-acheson-stuart-society Published 2012-05-26 08:30:53.0 UTC 2012-05-26T04:30:53.000-04:00 news/humaninterest DTI 92512276 4.26.12 Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Florida Resurrection House was the focus of the annual breakfast fundraiser held at St. Petersburg's Coliseum that drew nearly 500 early-morning guests. The event raised more than $190,000 for Resurrection House, a self-sufficiency program for homeless families that have young children. Participant speaker Carley Burrow recounted her efforts to overcome depression, single motherhood and financial challenges. She was in the children's choir at St. Peter's Episcopal Cathedral when the church helped launch Resurrection House, and well-wishers who knew her years ago came to celebrate the successes that have prepared her to live independently. Mary K. and John Wilson hosted the event, which also featured remarks from president and chief executive Cynthia Sinclair. Board of directors chair Bronson Alexander presented the Eagle Award to sisters Betty Shamas and Jane Beam, longtime supporters and volunteers and presenting sponsors of the 2012 event. 5.17.12 The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society, which supports the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, raised a record amount of money during the past year to support exhibitions and educational programs at the MFA, president Elise Minkoff reported at the annual meeting. Museum director Kent Lydecker received the donation of $355,000, which represents individual contributions, corporate gifts and proceeds from fundraising events. Charlotte Kendall is the auxiliary organization's next president. 5.19.12 Part reunion, part homage to two dedicated community leaders, the eighth annual Jim Fischer-Skip Carr Memorial Birthday Bash raised more than $40,000 for scholarships through the Mayor's Doorways Program and the Pinellas Education Foundation. St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster and former Mayor Rick Baker attended the celebration at the St. Petersburg Country Club, relating success stories of several scholarship recipients they have known. The initiative gives free college tuition to low-income students who maintain at least a "C" grade average and avoid drug use and criminal behavior. Bob Byelick chaired the event committee, which included David Abbey, Jim Beach, John Biesinger, Worth Blackwell, Charlie Canerday, Mitch Cochran, Linda Carr, Kris Fischer, Suzi Fischer, Paul Hardin, Ken Heretick, Chip Jones, Al Karnavicius, Doug Lampe, Tom Masterson, Mark Shames, Click Slocumb and Cathy Swanson. By Mary Jane Park, Times Staff Writer Human Interest_News,Neigh-South,News,Pinellas On the town: Florida Resurrection House, Margaret Acheson Stuart Society, Fischer-Carr birthday bash MPARKN NMC Neigh Mid dhvjzrzmu2vc dhvjz On the town St. Petersburg 6 NAYSOCCOL052712 On the town 2012-05-27 04:00:00.0 UTC 2012-05-27T00:00:00.000-04:00 John and Mary K. Wilson, from left, spend time with the Right Rev. Barry Howe and Mary Howe at Saints Alive, the annual fundraising breakfast for Florida Resurrection House. resources/images/dti/2012/05/naysocial052712_223758a.jpg Apple Photographics resources/images/dti/rendered/2012/05/naysocial052712_223758a_4col.jpgresources/images/dti/rendered/2012/05/naysocial052712_223758a_8col.jpg Florida Resurrection House, Margaret Acheson Stuart Society, Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2012/05/26/92512276-on-the-town-florida-resurrection-house-margaret-acheson-stuart-society StaffArticle 2012-11-19 01:01:54.0 UTC 2012-11-18T20:01:54.000-05:00 news,human interest_newsHuman Interest News Articles4.26.12Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Florida Resurrection House was the focus of the annual breakfast fundraiser held at St. Petersburg's Coliseum that drew nearly 500 early-morning guests.Florida Resurrection House, Margaret Acheson Stuart Society, Museum of Fine Arts St. PetersburgMary Jane Park 380278 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:32:13.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:32:13.000-04:00 mary-jane-park published Mary Jane Park <p>Mary Jane Park is a general assignment reporter and writes about south Pinellas County charitable and social events. She is editor of <i>Bay, </i>a bimonthly <i>Tampa Bay</i> Times magazine for select subscribers in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.</p><p>Mary Jane has been an editor in news and features. She came to the <i>Times </i>in 1983 from the <i>News </i><i>& Record</i> in Greensboro, N.C. Before that, she was a reporter and editor for her hometown newspaper, the <i>Salisbury </i>(N.C.) <i>Post. </i>She has a bachelor's degree in political science from Appalachian State University.</p><p>Mary Jane lives in St. Petersburg. She enjoys cooking, music, reading and traveling.</p> Times Staff Writer writers DTI 33745055 Mary Jane Park is a general assignment reporter and writes about south Pinellas County charitable and social events. She is editor of Bay, a bimonthly Tampa Bay Times magazine for select subscribers in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. Mary Jane has been an editor in news and features. She came to the Times in 1983 from the News & Record in Greensboro, N.C. Before that, she was a reporter and editor for her hometown newspaper, the Salisbury (N.C.) Post. She has a bachelor's degree in political science from Appalachian State University. Mary Jane lives in St. Petersburg. She enjoys cooking, music, reading and traveling. <p>Phone: (727) 893-8267</p><p>Email: <a href="mailto:mjpark@tampabay.com">mjpark@tampabay.com</a></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/MJPARKTIMES">@MJPARKTIMES</a</p> false templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/33745055-mary-jane-park AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:32:13.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:32:13.000-04:00 <span style="display:none;" class="author vcard"><span class="fn">MARY JANE PARK</span></span><span style="display:none;" class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Times Staff Writer 2287610 2016-08-01 01:55:26.0 UTC 4 Weeks Ago birthday-sun-fun news/humaninterest BIRTHDAY SUN, FUN StaffArticle 2289263 2016-08-12 16:37:22.0 UTC 2 Weeks Ago lip-sync-blowout-to-benefit-leukemia--lymphoma-society news/humaninterest Lip Sync Blowout to benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society StaffArticle 2287554 2016-07-31 12:47:13.0 UTC 4 Weeks Ago gary-was-a-growing-town-before-being-annexed-by-tampa news/humaninterest Gary was a growing town before being annexed by Tampa StaffArticle <p><b>4.26.12</b></p> <p>Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Florida Resurrection House was the focus of the annual breakfast fundraiser held at St. Petersburg's Coliseum that drew nearly 500 early-morning guests.</p> <p>The event raised more than $190,000 for Resurrection House, a self-sufficiency program for homeless families that have young children.</p> <p>Participant speaker <b>Carley Burrow </b>recounted her efforts to overcome depression, single motherhood and financial challenges. She was in the children's choir at St. Peter's Episcopal Cathedral when the church helped launch Resurrection House, and well-wishers who knew her years ago came to celebrate the successes that have prepared her to live independently.</p> <p><b>Mary K.</b> and <b>John Wilson </b>hosted the event, which also featured remarks from president and chief executive <b>Cynthia Sinclair.</b></p> <p>Board of directors chair<b> Bronson Alexander</b> presented the Eagle Award to sisters <b>Betty Shamas </b>and <b>Jane Beam,</b> longtime supporters and volunteers and presenting sponsors of the 2012 event.</p> <p><b>5.17.12</b></p> <p>The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society, which supports the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, raised a record amount of money during the past year to support exhibitions and educational programs at the MFA, president <b>Elise Minkoff </b>reported at the annual meeting. Museum director <b>Kent Lydecker </b>received the donation of $355,000, which represents individual contributions, corporate gifts and proceeds from fundraising events.</p> <p><b>Charlotte Kendall </b>is the auxiliary organization's next president.</p> <p><b>5.19.12</b></p> <p>Part reunion, part homage to two dedicated community leaders, the eighth annual Jim Fischer-Skip Carr Memorial Birthday Bash raised more than $40,000 for scholarships through the Mayor's Doorways Program and the Pinellas Education Foundation.</p> <p>St. Petersburg Mayor <b>Bill Foster </b>and former Mayor <b>Rick Baker </b>attended the celebration at the St. Petersburg Country Club, relating success stories of several scholarship recipients they have known. The initiative gives free college tuition to low-income students who maintain at least a &quot;C&quot; grade average and avoid drug use and criminal behavior.</p> <p><b>Bob Byelick </b>chaired the event committee, which included <b>David Abbey, Jim Beach, John Biesinger, Worth Blackwell, Charlie Canerday, Mitch Cochran, Linda Carr, Kris Fischer, Suzi Fischer, Paul Hardin, Ken Heretick, Chip Jones, Al Karnavicius, Doug Lampe, Tom Masterson, Mark Shames, Click Slocumb </b>and<b> Cathy Swanson.</b></p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:53:25