Hodges to present Humanitarian lecture series

In preparation for the 12th Annual Humanitarian of the Year Award ceremony April 23rd, Hodges University welcomes some of their former Humanitarians for a candid, open discussion about their lives, their views of our region of Florida, and what it means to be named a humanitarian.

The Humanitarian Series will kick off on February 6th featuring 1997 Humanitarian of the Year, Lavern Norris Gaynor. Mrs. Gaynor has furthered a family legacy that stands out among the finest of philanthropic traditions and spans a measure of more than 90 years of support for initiatives involving education, the arts, health and wellness, and causes especially pertinent to the needs of neglected children.  Her story is an inspiration and her spirit is contagious.

The series will continue on consecutive Wednesday afternoons, beginning at 1:30pm, at the Homewood Residence Learning Center, 770 Goodlette Road in Naples. Future guests include Truly Nolen (February 13th), Earl Hodges (February 20th), and Peter Thomas (February 27th).

The series is hosted by Dr. Louis Traina, Vice President of University Advancement at Hodges UniversityA brief video of each recipient’s life will be viewed and then members will meet these individuals and participate in an enlightening and uplifting afternoon which will be conducted in true “actors studio” format. Dr. Traina will ask probing questions that are sure to reveal lessons that are meaningful to our purpose and mission in life. 

The programs are open to the public and free of charge, but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, phone Homewood Residence at (239) 430-3535.

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