Congratulations to our 2020 Legacy Award Winners!

The Foundation annually recognizes leadership, philanthropy, medical excellence and youthful promise.  

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Hippocrates award winner, Dr. Scott Stewart; Roy G. Harrell Jr. Leadership award winner, Reverend Kenny Irby; Helen D. Roberts Philanthropy award winners, Rolfe and Jean Duggar; Future Leader in Philanthropy award winner,  Zoltan Bouwhuis. Congratulations! 

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Roy G. Harrell Jr. Leadership Award Recipient | Reverend Kenny Irby

Servant leadership depicts the life of our nominee. A graduate of Boston University and holding a Master’s Certificate from the University of Missouri, he prepared for ministry by attending the Dallas Theological Seminary. He currently pastors the historic Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in St. Petersburg. His 2016 mayoral appointment as the first Community Intervention Director for the St. Petersburg Police Department is one of the greatest challenges of his career. In this role, he chaired the city’s “My Brother & Sister’s Keeper” committee to the White House and directed the launch of “The Cohort of Champions,” a dynamic City of St. Petersburg program supporting 100 families of minority youth. He orchestrates the city’s safe summer program for youth called “Not my son.”

He co-founded “Men & Women in the Making,” which is an innovative role modeling and academic enrichment program for minority youth where he serves as president. From a base within the St. Petersburg Police Department he acts as a liaison to the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Pinellas County School System to create opportunities for youth. He also coordinates the monthly Feeding Tampa Bay mobile pantry and quarterly resource fair.

An independent visual consultant, diversity trainer and former senior faculty member at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, he created the Institutes internationally recognized photojournalism program. In 2016 our nominee was honored by the National Press Photographers Association as the first John Long Ethics Award recipient. He also received the Sprague Award for lifetime achievement. He was chair of the jurors’ panel for the coveted Pulitzer Prize in the photojournalism category and currently serves as a juror for the Hearst Collegiate Journalism Awards. The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists awarded him their Griot Drum Award and the Flame of Distinction.

He is married to his wife of 35 years, Karen and they have four grown daughters.

Please help us recognizing the winner of the 2020 Roy G Harrell Jr Leadership Award, the Reverend Kenny Irby.

Helen D. Roberts Philanthropy Award Recipient | Jean and Rolfe Duggar

Our nominees are long standing residents of St. Petersburg. Eugenia Koufas came to St. Petersburg at the tender age of one. She attended local schools including St. Petersburg College. Her career started working for a developer but after marriage entered the travel industry. She has been a member of numerous boards.

Rolfe moved to Pass-a-Grille from Wisconsin in 1941. He graduated from law school and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1957. He has practiced main in the real estate and estate practice fields.

They have volunteered or contributed financially to charities and not-for-profits for most of their life including Rotary International Foundation, the American Cancer Society, the Hope Lodge in Tampa Rotary Club’s Camp Florida, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, Goodwill Industries and Housing, the Ronald McDonalds House, the Pinellas County Industry Council, Tony Randall’s National Actors Theatre in New York and St. Anthony’s Hospital.

It gives us great pleasure to announce this recipients of the Helen D. Roberts Philanthropy award to Jean and Rolfe Duggar.

Hippocrates Award Recipient | Dr. Scott Stewart

Our nominee received his medical degree from Michigan State University in 2006 and was a resident in Anesthesiology at the Medical University of South Carolina. He performed a fellowship in Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and was a clinical instructor, also at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is board Certified in Anesthesiology. In 2011, he joined Gulfcoast Anesthesia Partners and is credentialed to perform services at area hospitals in addition to St. Anthony’s.

He served as Credentials Chair at St. Anthony’s Hospital and is currently serving as Quality Chair. He was Department of Hospital Based Physicians Chair from 2014-2015. He currently serves as Vice Chief of Medical Staff at St. Anthony’s Hospital.

Our nominee is married with four children and has been an active promotor of the mission of Foundation, volunteering his time and talent in pursuit of common goals on behalf of St. Anthony’s Hospital. He is genuinely wedded to quality care and the patient experience.

We are pleased to announce that our Hippocrates Award for 2020 goes to Dr. Scott Stewart.

Future Leader in Philanthropy Award Recipient |  Zoltan Bouwhuis

This award is presented to an individual whose philanthropic work supports a nonprofit organization or cause mainly through volunteer time. Our recipient for this award goes to an individual active in community service.

He received his training in the Netherlands and graduated in 1990. He then immigrated to the USA in 1991 and became a citizen in 2009 (at the Magic Kingdom, right in front of the castle).

After furthering his education in the US, in 2004 he became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and in 2018 a LSCT-BIG Certified Therapist (for Parkinson’s disease).

He’s been a physical therapist for 30 years and has been with the BayCare Health System for the last 13 years. 

He currently resides at the St. Anthony’s Carillon Outpatient Clinic as Rehab Coordinator with specialty areas in lymphedema treatment and breast cancer rehab.

His volunteer work over the years includes:

Five years serving on medical team for the BayCare’s Making Strides Walk
Four years as stage manager for Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure!
St. Anthony’s Triathlon volunteer for last eight years. Claims to “own” the bike dismount corner.
St. Anthony’s HAM radio operator if communications backup during hurricane season
St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation:

“CHAMPION” for St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation’s annual Team Member Giving campaign
Proud promoter of St. Anthony’s POWER program – an exercise regimen specifically for breast cancer patients.
He fearlessly took charge of running volunteers for the 2019 St. Pete Pride Parade and Expo, a first-of-its-kind project co-led by St. Anthony’s Mission Department and the Foundation.
He participates in home build projects in which St. Anthony’s partners with Habitat for Humanity.
And for last four years, he has served on the executive committee of the “Miles for Memory” fund-raiser sponsored by Future Leaders in Philanthropy for the Memory Disorders Center
His most recent endeavor is joining several volunteer pet-transport groups where we form a relay team to help relocate rescue dogs across states to their forever home.

Please help us n recognizing the winner of the 2020 Future Leaders in Philanthropy award, Zoltan Bouwhuis.

Thank you to all who attended making last night an unforgettable evening.