• September 2, 2014

No. 17: Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver

No. 17: Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver 1

Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver

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Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver

Amount donated in 2012: $83.7-million

Top beneficiary: the Community Foundation in Jacksonville

Other notable gift: $10-million to the Baptist Health Foundation

Background: Mr. Weaver is chairman of Shoe Carnival. Ms. Weaver is managing partner of the John Gorrie Investment Group. The Weavers were majority owners of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the professional football team, which was sold last year.

The couple gave a total of $73.7-million in cash and stock to the Community Foundation in Jacksonville to establish the Delores Barr Weaver Fund. Ms. Weaver leads the couple’s philanthropy and is working with foundation officials to determine what causes the money will support. Among the considerations are efforts related to human trafficking, rape in the military, and mental health and suicide prevention.

The fund awarded its first grant late last year, giving $6.6-million to establish the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, which provides advocacy, education, research, and training to support the needs of girls in the juvenile-justice system.

In addition, the couple gave $10-million to the Baptist Health Foundation to endow pediatric and adolescent behavioral-health programs.

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