I am very thankful and appreciative of the AnnieRuth Foundation for offering such a substantive internship program to high school students on the First Coast.

Traci Evens

Owner, Meow & Barks Boutique

I would like to thank the AnnieRuth Foundation for delivering such outstanding community outreach to our residents. Young adults are in need of guidance in order to be successful in life. The facilitators’ enthusiasm in delivering a difficult topic, Breaking the Cycle, is truly appreciated. Our young people need enlightenment nowadays, more than ever.

Thank you from all of us at University Plaza!!!

Antonella Moe

Community Manager, University Plaza Apartments

Thank You for participating as a speaker at our 2013 Learn2Earn session. Your connection with the students was overwhelming. You were inspiring and extremely motivating in your interactions.

Thank you for making a difference in a child’s life!

Cedric Cruse

Education Initiatives, Office of the Mayor

I am blessed to be a part of this organization and volunteer with many individuals who take the time to help those in need. It just warms my heart to see smiles and expressions of gratitude of children, parents and elderly that we serve in local communities!

Jacquana Hughes


Many thanks to the AnnieRuth Foundation for providing such a great program for our area’s youth. We look forward to working with your organization and another summer intern in the future.

Eunice Mathis

CEO, The Florida Training Academy

We are thankful for the opportunity to serve the AnnieRuth Foundation’s summer internship initiative while, “sowing seeds, strengthening communities.

Lynn Jones

Editor Jacksonville Free Press

The Annie Ruth Foundation is a passionate organization, catering to addressing and helping to resolve issues surrounding youth, young adults, seniors, academics, poverty, and the social climate within the community. I have had the pleasure of working with its Founder, Ms. Dee Wilcox. Her commitment and dedication is contagious! She has just the right combination of humility, compassion and spunk to lead this organization to the next level. I am truly a fan and supporter of the AnnieRuth Foundation.

Ken Stokes


The passionate work of the AnnieRuth Foundation continues to build and strengthen the city of Jacksonville. We are better because of you!

Tangi K. Williams

Commission Chair, Mayors Commission of the Status of Women

When I came to the workshop this morning, I didn’t know the topic. All I knew is that the AnnieRuth Foundation was hosting it so I knew I had to be here.


Eureka Gardens Apartments

I want to take a moment to thank (the AnnieRuth Foundation) for presenting two workshops at the Mayor’s Young Leaders Advisory Council’s College, Career and Trades Fair. I just finished going over the surveys, and the students gave both of your presentations – “Understanding What Employers Want” and “Resume Development” – ratings of “excellent.” If the Advisory Council decides to host this event again next year, and I believe they will, you will be on the top of their invite list. Again, thank you for spending your Saturday helping Jacksonville’s young people gain valuable knowledge that will help them start and grow in their careers.

Dave Roman

Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Mayor

I want to share with you just how proud I am of you. To see first hand how you have developed and perfected your skills was spectacular. I was in awe at your polish and demeanor. Your communication skills were outstanding and it was obvious from the information you shared with the group how vast your knowledge of HR had become. It is indeed an honor to know you and share another moment in time participating in learning with you.

God Bless you Dee! I hope to meet with you soon to discuss how our non-profits can work together to make a difference!

Mara Walker

VP of Human Resources, HabiJax

Through the AnnieRuth Foundation’s Summer Internship Program, I’ve learned ways to be successful; from learning how to perform well during an interview, to speaking out more when in public, to learning how to start my own business. The experience has given me confidence and has equipped me with tools to comfortably handle any challenge that comes my way. I am very thankful to the AnnieRuth Foundation for providing this opportunity.

Keshon Mabry

2016 SIP Award Recipient