Message from Chairman of the Board of Directors
Jay Demetree, Co-Chair
Len Brown, Jr.
Louis V. Walsh, IV
Advanced Direct Marketing
Ascension St. Vincent’s
Bank of America
Bishop & Mills
Black Catholic Commission
Catholic Charities Jacksonville
Catlin Truck Accessories
Certified Court Reporters
Christ the King Church
Conyers Welding & Machine, Inc.
Cox Radio, Inc.
Deerwood Rotary Charities, Inc.
Feeding Northeast Florida
Florida Blue Foundation
Holy Family Catholic Church
Holy Family Men’s Club
Jacksonville Aviation Authority
Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation
Koch Foundation Inc.
Levenson Eye Associates
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Michael Ward & Jennifer Glock Foundation
Nimnicht Buick & GMC
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
Pablo River Partners
Palazzini Brothers, Inc.
Parliment Building Products, Inc.
Perdue Office Interiors
PGA TOUR, Inc.
Queen of Peace Catholic Church
Rock Creek Capital
Ruckus Advertising + Public Relations
Sextant Wealth Advisory Group
Smith & Young Co.
St. Catherine’s Catholic Church
St. Paul’s Catholic School PTA
The Bailey Group
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida
The Donald C. McGraw Foundation Fund
The Hartley Press
The Main Street America Group
The Notre Dame Club of Greater Jacksonville
The Parts House
THE PLAYERS Championship
The Prudential Foundation
Tom Nehl Truck Company
US Assure, Inc.
The Gases have always loved reading and learning new things. Their love for reading is evidenced by a great accumulation of books that now reside in their home library. Over the years, the couple has shared their passion for reading with their three children and five grandchildren. In fact, gifting books to family members is a favorite form of celebration for the couple.
Art and Nancy firmly believe that reading has helped them grow and change into the better people they aspire to be. Through their generosity, they have shared their love of reading with the children at Guardian Catholic School by providing funding to support the Learning Commons.
“Reading is something that can significantly help children grow, learn, and achieve the best version of themselves,” says Nancy. “It is a dream come true for us to share the gift of reading with current and future students,” adds Art. Their philosophy ties in with the quote by St. Frances of Assisi that appears on their recognition plaque outside the Learning Commons: “Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”