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Jacksonville Legacy Series

The Jacksonville Legacy Series is a non-profit initiative, created by Leadership Jacksonville to document and preserve the thoughts and ideas of the region’s most prominent leaders who have positively impacted the First Coast community.

Produced by Lindsey Films, the series of video conversations with Jacksonville leaders has aired on WJCT. Each installment of the series is available for viewing on the WJCT website, Leadership Jacksonville’s website and YouTube Channel.

Our Legacy Leaders

Dr. Frances B. Kinne


Alton W. Yates


The Honorable Frederick H. Schultz


Robert T. Shircliff


Delores Barr Weaver


The Honorable Jake Godbold


Lessons in Leadership


The videos feature:

  • Dr. Frances B. Kinne: Funded by Jacksonville University, Dr. Kinne is the first woman president of a Florida university. This segment first aired on WJCT in November, 2012.
  • Alton W. Yates: Community leader and civil rights activist. This video first aired on WJCT in February, 2013.
  • The Honorable Frederick H. Schultz: This video is a tribute to Mr. Schultz and was made possible by funds from a grant from The Schultz Foundation and first aired in April, 2013.
  • Robert T. Shircliff: A successful business, civic, philanthropic, religious, and volunteer leader in Jacksonville, Mr. Shircliff’s video aired on WJCT in October, 2013.
  • Delores Barr Weaver: A local philanthropist and champion for the disadvantaged, this segment aired on WJCT in January, 2014.
  • The Honorable Jake Godbold: The mayor of Jacksonville from 1978-1987, this video highlights his political career and first aired in September, 2014.

The project is supported financially through fundraising initiatives led by Leadership Jacksonville. Ongoing funding and support is necessary for the creation of this series to continue. Individuals, businesses and organizations in the city are encouraged to step forward to fund the series, an endowment to the city and an ongoing dialogue to educate, inspire and inform generations of future city leaders.

For more information about the project, contact Gracie Simendinger at (904) 396-6263 or email [email protected].