ICE FOUNDATION NAMED AS FINALIST FOR TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT’S VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR AWARDS
President and Founder G.C. Murray II, Esq. also recognized as an individual finalist
TALLAHASSEE (April 19, 2018) — The Innovative Community Engagement Foundation (ICE) and President and Founder G.C. Murray II, Esq. are finalists for this year’s Tallahassee Democrat Volunteers of the Year awards.
Now in its 40th year, Volunteers of the Year honors individuals and organizations in the Tallahassee area who improve the community through volunteer service. ICE is a finalist for the Nonprofit Group of the Year, and Murray is an individual finalist in the Education Category.
All nominees and finalists will be recognized, and the winners announced, at a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3 at the University Center Club at Florida State University. Tickets are available at Tallahassee.com/volunteers.
“We are honored to receive this recognition and excited about the opportunity to call attention to ICE’s mission and get even more people involved,” Murray says. “We believe that inspired people, working together, can make a difference for individuals and our community as a whole.”
Founded in 2014, ICE has created unique projects around the state that nurture children and support young leaders. The organization, composed of volunteers, many who are attorneys and other young professionals, is headquartered in Tallahassee and has chapters in Jacksonville, Miami and Orlando.
ICE volunteers assist teachers by providing subject matter experts as well as technology. The organization provides programming to schools in Leon and Gadsden counties, logging several thousand hours from volunteers each year.
In Tallahassee, ICE hosts the annual Share the Warmth Christmas Party at Springfield Community Center to distribute hats, sweaters, gloves, socks and toys to children. The organization also distributes back-to-school supplies, turkeys during the holidays, and supplies following natural disasters. Through its annual clothing drive, ICE provides professional attire for young adults seeking employment.
Named after Dr. Amber H. Drummond, who was a fierce advocate for professional development for law students, ICE’s AHD Institute for Advancement focuses on preparing current and future law students for the legal profession. Programming includes training in advocacy, networking, mental health and wellness, and quality of life.
“Dealing with the challenges of our society requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks,” Murray says. “ICE brings these people together, and we work collaboratively to serve and improve our communities. We’re honored to be named among the finalists for Volunteers of the Year and look forward to celebrating with everyone on May 3.”
ABOUT ICE – INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FOUNDATION
Established in 2014, ICE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions and a strong foundation of support. Our mission is to stimulate different segments of society through mentorship, service and professional development. We offer a unique approach to community service specifically tailored toward millennials. With chapters all throughout Florida, there are many opportunities for engagement. Contact us to learn more and get involved: https://www.foundationice.org/