Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Tribute...

The Van Wezel Foundation attended the 2013 SRQ Visionary Tribute on Friday for Gil Waters. It was an honor to be part of a ceremony honoring such an outstanding man in our community. We are so thankful for the visionaries in Sarasota!

Pictured above is the Tribute Book for Gil Waters, a truly inspirational man who happens to live among us here in Sarasota. At the Tribute, we were fortunate enough to have been surrounded by Sarasota's most prominent individuals, all of which are close friends of Gil's. 

Over 500 individuals ranging from Bankers to members of Congress joined together on January 4th, 2013,  to celebrate the outstanding achievements of this incredible man. Sarasota's Mayor, Suzanne Atwell, named January 4th "Gill Waters Day", and several other proclamations were made on Gil's behalf. Every guest of his Tribute learned about Gil's life from beginning to present, and saw from beginning to present what Gil has done for Sarasota. His attributions to our city are truly remarkable. Gil himself made a very special thank you speech, words that truly inspired every guest. The Van Wezel Foundation is absolutely ecstatic to have been able to participate in such a momentous Tribute.

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