HandsOn Jacksonville claims bragging rights to an amazing board of directors! We’d like you to get to know them all, so over the next few weeks we’ll be shining the spotlight on them. You’ll get an inside peek at who they are, what they do, what they’re passionate about and how they’re making our community a better place for everyone.
Chief Executive Officer, Fazzini’s Coffee & Tea
HOJ: What inspires you to serve as a board member of HandsOn Jacksonville?
BF: My inspiration comes from the organization’s inherent understanding of the needs of its member organizations and how it continually strives to increase the awareness of the power of volunteerism within our community.
HOJ: What, do you think, is the most critical social issue facing the First Coast?
BF: Providing a MANDATORY, well rounded, all encompassing secular education to every child. And then allowing that child, as a young adult, to use that education to make a better life for themselves and those around them.
HOJ: Besides volunteering with HOJ, are you involved in other nonprofit organizations?
BF: I’m also on the board of directors of The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.
HOJ: What in life are you most passionate about?
BF: Blurring the lines between the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors by rewriting a philanthropic code that includes serious giving as a successful business strategy that advances one’s work instead of an afterthought.
HOJ: What can’t you live without?
BF: My family and friends.
HOJ: Do you have a hidden talent?
BF: I play the piano.
HOJ: And finally, what would you say to a person who is considering volunteering?
BF: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
Brock graduated from Blueprint for Leadership, 2011