WILDLIGHT, Fla. – Rayonier is pleased to announce that $138,000 has been awarded to 47 local nonprofit organizations across Nassau County. Recipients of the grants were recognized at a special awards breakfast held at the FSCJ Betty P. Cook Nassau Center.
The recipients will use the funds to address a range of community needs, including civic, cultural, educational, environmental, natural resources, and health and human services programs.
“These organizations are instrumental in improving the health and well-being of Nassau County families and residents,” said Mark Hebert, vice president of Eastern Forest Resources for Rayonier. “We have been embedded in this community for more than 85 years and are proud to support and recognize the tireless efforts of this year’s recipients.”
Present at the awards breakfast were Commissioner Jeff Gray (Chairman, District 3), Commissioner Klynt Farmer (Vice-Chairman, District 5), Commissioner A.M. “Hupp” Huppman (District 2), Commissioner Alyson McCullough (District 4), and Ocean, Highway and Port Authority Commissioner Mike Cole (District 5). Also in attendance were Superintendent Dr. Kathy K. Burns and board member Gail Cook (District 2) from the Nassau County School District, Nassau County Economic Development Board Executive Director Sherri Mitchell, and Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper.
“I love seeing the County’s corporate residents, neighbors and officials supporting the important work that our non-profit community does for Nassau County,” said Commissioner Klynt Farmer. “It’s truly a testament to why people aspire to raise a family here. Our community is made up of some of the most loving, caring and charitable people in the state of Florida and I’m proud to call Nassau my home.”
Through its community fund, Rayonier provided grants to the following organizations and projects in Nassau County in 2022:
Rayonier (NYSE:RYN) is a leading timberland real estate investment trust with assets located in some of the most productive softwood timber growing regions in the United States and New Zealand. We own or lease under long-term agreements approximately 2.7 million acres of timberlands. We are More than trees because we recognize that our 90+ years of success in the timberland industry comes from our people, an empowering culture and the courage to constantly challenge “the way it’s always been done.” Get to know us at www.rayonier.com.
Wes Hinton, VP, Wildlight; Rhett Rogers, VP, Portfolio Management for Rayonier; Mike Bell, VP, Public Affairs and Communications for Rayonier; and Mark Bridwell, VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Rayonier present grant to Janice Ancrum, President and CEO, Council on Aging, and Scott Brown, Development Director, for Council on Aging.
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