VENICE, FL (July 26, 2022) – On Friday, July 22, More Too Life, Inc. honored Dr. Kameron Partridge Hodgens, Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s Director of Community Leadership, with the Community Hero Award at their Inspire Change Anniversary Fundraiser Event.
For over 18 years, More Too Life, Inc. has been dedicated to the vast work of fighting human exploitation and providing victim services and programs to children, families, and the community. As the former CEO of The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center, More Too Life notes that Dr. Hodgens has been a consistent and loyal supporter of the More Too Life mission and vision. They also note that Dr. Hodgens has been an outstanding leader and advocate for the work of nonprofits throughout the community.
“I am honored to receive this award from such an incredible organization working on the prevention of human trafficking. They are relentless in providing help and hope to survivors who need it most,” said Dr. Kameron Partridge Hodgens of Gulf Coast Community Foundation.
More Too Life’s approach is to provide opportunities to turn “victims to survivors, survivors to thrivers, and thrivers into champions.” In the fight to attack human trafficking, they provide care to its victims and those on the fringe by addressing root causes.
“Kameron Hodgens is extraordinary. A breath of fresh air that embraced me and More Too Life from the first moment I met her. She listened to my ideas and engaged our entire team with true authenticity. It is said that if you want to go far do so together. Kameron is the ‘together’ anyone is blessed to have. I happened to know this from firsthand experience,” said Dr. Brook Parker Bello, Founding CEO of More Too Life.
“It’s hard to imagine a more deserving recipient for More Too Life’s Community Hero Award than Kameron Hodgens. Kameron’s professional career embodies the spirit of community heroism in every way. Kameron has that rare, unicorn-like mix of intellect, passion, and the courage to fight for those that cannot fight for themselves, and do so for as long as it takes. Gulf Coast is honored to have her as a part of our family,” said Jon Thaxton, Senior Vice President for Community Leadership at Gulf Coast Community Foundation.
About Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Headquartered in Venice, Fla. and with a second office in downtown Sarasota, Fla., Gulf Coast Community Foundation has transformed the region through bold and proactive philanthropy for over 25 years. Serving the needs of the region as a partner in philanthropy, and leader in community initiatives, Gulf Coast has granted $473 million in the areas of: health and human services, civic and economic development, education, arts and culture, and the environment. Gulf Coast was named one of the “Best Nonprofits to Work For” nationally by The Nonprofit Times in 2010, 2011, 2017, 2020, and 2021. To learn more visit GulfCoastCF.org and follow us on Facebook at @GulfCoastCommFnd.