Save-the-Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
for the 2019 Schoenbaum Humanitarian Award Luncheon
honoring Brock and Julie Leach

Brock and Julie Leach

2018 Schoenbaum Humanitarian Award
Honorees – Carolyn Michel and Howard Millman

(Left to right: Major Julie Whiten, Event Chair Kim Cornetet, Honorees Howard Millman & Carolyn Michel, Luncheon Speaker, Christian Thomas Lee and Major Chuck Whiten)

Special thanks to 2016 Honorees, Keith & Linda Monda ad Bob & Lin Williams for their $50,000 challenge grant.


 2017 Honoree  Gerri Aaron

Betty, Gerri, Kim and Majors-comp

Major Ethan Frizzell, Gerri Aaron 2017 honoree, Kim Cornetet – 2017 event chair,
Betty Schoenbaum and Major Sue Frizzell

2016 Honorees Keith & Linda Monda  

Honorees, CoChairs, Majors and Betty-comp

Keith and Linda Monda, Majors Sue and Ethan Frizzell, Betty Schoenbaum
Event Co-Chairs Gordie White and Wendy Rose


A special thank you to the Jay and Becky Kaiserman Foundation
who  generously underwrote the cost of your lunch.
100% of the tickets purchased benefited homeless families
through The Salvation Army Family Resident Services.


2015 Honorees Elton & “Gordie” White

Major Ethan Frizzell, honorees Elton & Gordie White and Betty Schoenbaum. (L-R)

Major Ethan Frizzell, honorees Elton & Gordie White and Betty Schoenbaum. (L-R)

2014 Honorees Alice Rau and Joyce Tate 

Tate Glitz

From left to right: Advisory Board Member Wendy Rose, Honoree Joyce Tate, Major Sue Frizzell and Event Co-Chair Michelle Crabtree


Rau Glitz

From left to right: Advisory Board Member Wendy Rose, Major Ethan Frizzell, Honoree Alice Rau and Event Co-Chair Michelle Crabtree


2013 Honorees Al and Barbara Siemer with Betty Schoenbaum
March 21, 2013


It was an exciting event this year, especially with the addition of two challenge grants.  An anonymous donor provided a $10,000 challenge donation to help encourage attendees to bid on silent auction items and make donations.  In addition, the Siemers made a $50,000 challenge grant, so that some donations were not only doubled but tripled the impact as proceeds from this event go to the FAITH(Families In Transitional Housing) program serving homeless families in Sarasota. We thank all the sponsors, businesses that provided items for the silent and live auction as well as all of the attendees.  We appreciate your generosity and continued support of our efforts to continue “Doing The Most Good.”

Warren and Margot Coville honored on March 29, 2012 at 12th Annual Schoenbaum Humanitarian Award Luncheon


Event Chair: Marilyn Bezner with honorees Warren & Margot Coville and
Majors Phillip and Donna Murphy

The Schoenbaum Humanitarian Award Luncheon: This prestigious award is named for the late Alex Schoenbaum, founder of Shoney’s Restaurants. He served as the 1994 Capital Campaign Chairman for The Salvation Army in Atlanta, Georgia.  Under his guidance and direction, $33 million was raised for The Salvation Army Officers Training College in Atlanta, thereby assuring a solid future of leadership for The Salvation Army.

Past Award Recipients 

2017 Gerri Aaron
2016 Keith and Linda Monda
2015 Elton and Gordie White
Joyce Tate and Alice Rau
2013 Al and Barbara Siemer
2012 Warren and Margot Coville
2011 Diane and Bob Roskamp
2010 Dr. Larry & Pat Thompson
2009 Tana & John Sandefur
2008 Maj. General Raymond and Margaret Mason
2007 Sandy and Jerry Loevner
2006 Elaine Keating
2005 Dennis & Graci McGillicuddy
2004 Lee Wetheringon
2003 Dr. Robert Windom
2002 Wilma Hamilton