Caring Awards 

Headshot of Hugh JonesEach year since 1992, student nominees have been solicited to receive two prestigious awards to embody the spirit of caring, volunteerism, and humanitarianism. Finalists are chosen for each award and invited to bring one guest and their nominator to an awards luncheon sponsored by Bank of America.

These esteemed awards have been made possible through the generosity and establishment of an endowment by Hugh Jones, friends of Albert D. Ernest, Jr. and Barnett Bank of Jacksonville, N.A. (now Bank of America) for the Albert D. Ernest, Jr., Caring Award and the Bill and Angie Halamandaris Caring Internship at the Heart of America Foundation in Washington, DC.


Caring Award Nomination Form   


Halamandaris Internship Nomination Form  



 2015 Recipients and Finalists


2015 Caring Award Recipients and Finalists:


Jamie Giroux (finalist), Taylor Bump (finalist, Sara Gaver-Caring Award Recipient, Jessica Harden (finalist),


Katherine Parker (internship finalist), Kaitlyn Schwantes-Caring Internship Recipient, Mr. Hugh Jones, Jr.