Now Accepting Nominations for 2018 OneJax Humanitarians

Submit nominations by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29


OneJax Institute is seeking nominations for the 2018 Humanitarian Awards. The community may nominate individuals for two awards: The Silver Medallion honors those who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to our community, while the Dr. Gaston Acosta-Rua Young Professionals Award recognizes a young professional who is already making a significant impact on strengthening the community through his or her time, talent and treasure.


Since 1970, these signature awards have been the Jacksonville community's way of honoring those who have given generously of themselves and have exhibited the highest personal and professional integrity.


Humanitarian Honorees-2018A committee of OneJax board members and former honorees will review nominations based solely upon the following criteria:

  • History of community service through long-term involvement in civic, religious, nonprofit or professional/business organizations
  • Dedication to the improvement of human relations among diverse groups in the Jacksonville area
  • Impeccable personal and professional integrity
  • Sustained commitment to humanitarian ideals
  • History of placing humanitarian concerns above self-interest
  • Realistic humility about his/her importance in the world

The 2018 Awards Dinner, scheduled to take place Thursday, April 12, 2018, will mark the 48th year that people making a difference in the community have been honored. Previous honorees include Preston Haskell, Fran Kinne, Hugh Greene, Susan Greene, Frieda Saraga, Madeline Scales-Taylor, Steve Halverson, Dr. Parvez Ahmed, Rodney L. Hurst, Sr. and many others.


Contact OneJax at or 904-620-1529.