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 was so excited when I learned that I would be working at a publishing company! There was never a dull moment working with my mentor. I am extremely blessed for being an award recipient of the AnnieRuth Foundation’s summer internship program because I was able to learn more about my future career of becoming a journalist and got paid for it. It was an amazing experience!

Zacari Rogers

2016 SIP Award Recipient

Being an AnnieRuth Foundation summer internship award recipient has been a blessing and an honor. I am so very grateful to have been offered this opportunity because this internship is the first step to my career goal as a Fashion Buyer. Through this program, I learned a lot about the Fashion Merchandising industry and I feel very strongly that this is the field for me. I am also thankful for the AnnieRuth Foundation for giving to the community by investing in the future of students.

TaNia Anderson

2016 SIP Award Recipient

I felt privileged to volunteer my services with the AnnieRuth Foundation; it was an awesome experience to be able to help assist in preparing the back packs filled with supplies and giving bagged fruit and vegetables to the students at Ocean way Elementary school, the kids were taught how to make healthy choice in selecting the foods they eat. This organization is doing an outstanding job educating our communities on various topics!

Sadie Lane

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

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


The AnnieRuth Foundation and its volunteers have been instrumental in strengthening families and improving the community!

Charlene Gross

Family Engagement Manager

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 am highly thankful to the AnnieRuth Foundation for placing an intern with such quality with us and for offering the Summer Internship Program to businesses on the First Coast.

Pastor Terry Hill, Jr.

Radio Personality, Praise 107.9FM

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

We would like to thank the AnnieRuth Foundation and all of its volunteers for hosting the 4th Annual Christmas Party at University Plaza Apartments! All of our residents had a wonderful time. The children and families were very happy and proud to be a part of the Christmas party. We are looking forward to having many other events hosted on our property in the near future.

Antonia Carrasquillo-Sage

Manager, University Plaza Apartments

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