Elizabeth Jones devotes her time to more than 10 organizations

Published: Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, March 31, 2008 at 11:22 p.m.

Elizabeth "Liz" Jones has helped coordinate more than 100 volunteers for the Friends of the Library Book Sale twice a year, but her service efforts don't stop there.



Jones is involved in more than 10 organizations, working to better the community.

After finishing a multi-year term as treasurer of the Child Advocacy Center, she became the 2007 president of the Friends of the Child Advocacy Center, the group that organizes fundraisers for the organization.

Jones also is now serving as treasurer of the Gainesville Women's Forum and is an active member of Sunrise Rotary, wrote Polly French Doughty in a letter nominating Jones for The Gainesville Sun's 45th Annual Community Service Award.

Jones is past president of the operational board of the Girls Club of Alachua County, and she is now serving her second term as president of the Girls Club of Alachua County Foundation. Jones helps to raise money for the club's annual events, which she also actively participates in.

"Certainly Liz Jones has given much to this community," Doughty wrote.

Every year, The Sun's award honors individuals who best exemplify service to his or her community through volunteer efforts.

The winner will be honored along with others at the Work of Heart Awards dinner on April 29 at the Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel, 4200 NW 97th Blvd.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour, and dinner is scheduled to be served at 6:30 p.m.

Call (352) 379-6207 to purchase tickets, which are $30.

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