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OneJax Announces 2021 Humanitarian Award Honorees

OneJax, an institute of the University of North Florida, announces the recipients of its 2021 Humanitarian Awards. The honorees will be recognized at the virtual Humanitarian Awards Event on Thursday, April 15. A virtual networking reception will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a one-hour program at 7 p.m.

 The OneJax Humanitarian Awards honor those who have demonstrated the highest level of personal and professional integrity, have given generously and extensively to the community and have been dedicated to the improvement of human relations among diverse groups in the community.

 “We are honoring a group of deserving people who have made a positive impact on our community and are passionate about making Jacksonville the best place it can possibly be,” said Kyle Reese, OneJax executive director. “These honorees represent a cross-section of people doing meaningful work to make an important difference in the lives of so many in Northeast Florida. Their impact is immeasurable.”

 The 2021 awards honorees are as follows:


Gold Medallion for Lifetime Achievement

  • Nathaniel “Nat” Glover, former Duval County Sheriff and former President, Edward Waters College


Silver Medallions:

  • Martin A. Goetz, MS, MPA—CEO, River Garden Senior Services
  • Robert and Margaret Hill—Former CEO/Vice-Chair, Acosta Sales & Marketing; Community Volunteer
  • View honoree biographies on the Humanitarian Awards website.

“OneJax has been doing important work for many years in our community—but perhaps never as important as during this past challenging year,” said Michael Korn, OneJax board chair. “This year’s honorees reflect our efforts to emphasize civility in conversations, even when difficult subjects are discussed, and embody the characteristics of understanding and respect for all through education, dialogue and community building. Their impact has been felt and realized throughout our community and beyond.”

The Humanitarian Awards event is free, but reservations are required; register online via the website. Sponsorships for the Humanitarian Awards event are available and may be obtained online, by contacting OneJax at (904) 620-1529 or emailing

Since 2012, OneJax has been an institute at UNF.  For 50 years, through education, community building and advocacy, OneJax has worked to make Northeast Florida a better place for everyone by celebrating differences and identifying all we have in common.