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Lucy Gooding Fund

This fund was established in 1999 by the Lucy Gooding Charitable Foundation Trust to support the Craniofacial Center’s activities performed to assist families with children with cleft lip/palate and facial differences.

Lucy Bell Gooding was a native of Anderson, SC and came to Jacksonville, FL in 1929 to work at the former Independent Life and Accident Insurance Company. After 23 years as a clerk in the accounting department, she married James Henry Gooding, a founder and president of Independent, and retired. Lucy was elected a director of Independent in 1956 and held that post for 38 years. James Gooding passed away in 1954.

Lucy Gooding’s philanthropy was concentrated on providing medical school scholarships and gifts to educational institutions for construction projects as well as for operating budgets. She also gave to social service organizations for the benefit of children. In 1988, she established the Lucy Gooding Charitable Foundation Trust to further her philanthropic efforts. From 1988 through 2001, the foundation gave away $6.8 million. The Gooding Trust has been a supporter of the Craniofacial Center and its many programs since 1991.

Lucy Bell Gooding passed away on March 7, 2002 at the age of 99.

Evelyn Grader Craniofacial Center Endowment

This fund was established in 2001 by the Kenneth W. Grader Foundation, Inc., in honor of Evelyn Grader, for the purpose of supporting teaching, research and programs in the Craniofacial Center in the College of Dentistry.

Grader was a long-time resident of Polk County. She served on the board of the Children’s Home Society of Lakeland, the Cancer Society board in Bartow and was an auxiliary member at Polk General Hospital. She also received the 1991 Child Advocate Award, representing the Rose Keller Division of the Children’s Home Society. Grader passed away October 3, 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1988. The couple had two daughters, Lynn Grader Johnson and Lee Grader Kleppel.

Jessie Ball duPont Fund Craniofacial Center Endowment

This fund was established in 1985 by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to support an expanded educational program for the University of Florida Craniofacial Center.