The 2016 Savannah Man & Woman of the Year were announced Friday, May 13th during The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Grand Finale Gala at Savannah Station. Titles were awarded to the two individuals (one man, one woman) who raised the most funds for the LLS during a ten-week competition, which began at the Kickoff Party on March 3rd at Critz BMW.
In its fourth year, the event raised $426,424, exceeding the original goal. In just four years the campaign has raised $1.3 million.
Congratulations to Man of the Year Jack O’Neill and Woman of the Year Amelia Harper and Jamal Barrow, who recieved the Community Service Award, The 2016 Savannah Man & Woman of the Year campaign and Leadership Team was co-chaired by Emily Dickinson of Wet Willie’s Management Corporation and Patrick Connell of Ellis, Painter, Ratterree and Adams. Henry Minis served as Honorary Chairman. The candidates are community and business leaders who are philanthropic, ambitious, socially active, resourceful and passionate about making a difference in the lives of people suffering from blood cancers. Their relentless ambition drives them to fundraise with remarkable results. This year’s class included eleven outstanding members of the Savannah community who, as a team, raised over $400,000 in ten weeks to fight blood cancer. For more information, visit www.mwoy.org/ga