Rick Kearney

A man of vision
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Philanthropist Rick Kearney signs on as ‘The Man in the Mangroves’ producer

The film, about a homeless mathematician living in a Key West mangrove swamp, originated as the poem “The Man in the Mangroves Counts to Sleep” by poet Decker. Source: https://www.tallahassee.com/story/life/communities/2022/08/03/rick-kearney-signs-produce-film-project-homelessness/10204704002/

MLK Foundation of Florida awards going to Tallahassee, Leon County leaders

MLK 2021 Excellence in Community Service and Social Responsibility award goes to Rick Kearney, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Source: https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2021/01/15/mlk-foundation-award-recipients-announced-tallahassee-leon-county-leaders/4176088001/

#GiveTLH 2020: Grace Mission is top vote-getter in third year of grants

Receiving a $10,000 grant is Grace Mission, an outreach ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida that serves as a front-line outreach program working to move people from ministering to their need to ministering to their potential. Source: https://www.tallahassee.com/story/life/causes/givetlh/2020/12/03/givetlh-grace-mission-top-vote-getter-grant/3802299001/

National Philanthropy Day 2020: Big Bend philanthropists recognized for community support

Rick Kearney, COVID-19 Hero Award: This is presented to a person whose philanthropic contributions are unique and impactful. The group choosing Mr. Kearney for going above and beyond with innovative support for nonprofits during the pandemic. Watch their interviews below link. Source: https://www.wctv.tv/2020/11/19/national-philanthropy-day-2020-big-bend-philanthropists-recognized-for-community-support/

#GiveTLH 2020: Uplift Community Outreach helps fill the gap for families

Uplift Outreach works to fill the gap of hungry, homeless, and underprivileged people, via a collaborative approach — addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of everyone who reaches out. Uplift Community Outreach is one of nine organizations being recognized with a $2,000 grant for their work by the Beatitude Foundation and #GiveTLH, a community … Read more

#GiveTLH 2020: Rick Kearney’s philanthropy initiative continues for third year

The Beatitude Foundation and I are delighted to announce the 2020 #GiveTLH third annual initiative to support nonprofits who are quietly doing incredible deeds within our community. Source: https://www.tallahassee.com/story/life/causes/2020/09/29/givetlh-2020-third-year-kearney-supports-nonprofit-efforts/3566000001/

‘A smile on their faces’: Some Kearney Center residents thriving in motels, apartments

James Banks has been without a place to call home on and off throughout his life. For the past three years, he has been living at the Kearney Center, described as “a one-stop-shop for individuals experiencing homelessness or economic hardship.” Source: https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2020/05/20/a-smile-their-faces-some-kearney-center-residents-thriving-motels-apartments/5221935002/

Tallahassee family gets new home at The Dwellings

Tallahassee family gets new home at The Dwellings A day of celebration, in a one of a kind community, where hundreds of people can now say they call home. A chance for a new beginning after four months on a wait list, John, a veteran, and Debbie can now call this house their home. Source: … Read more

Building of ‘The Dwellings’ is almost finished

Building of ‘The Dwellings’ is almost finished Source: https://www.tallahassee.com/picture-gallery/news/2019/12/06/the-dwellings-tiny-house-almost-complete/4358210002/

Development is changing streetscapes and lifestyles

Our vision for Bannerman Crossings was to have enough mix of different types of retail and eating establishments so everybody could stay in their neighborhood. We wanted a community where you could live, work, play and shop. It kind of morphed into us building a little city out here, Source: https://www.850businessmagazine.com/new-communities/