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J.W. Fanning Humanitarian Award

The Athens Regional Foundation is proud to present the 25th Annual "J.W. Fanning Humanitarian of the Year" award to Dr. Elizabeth Nevil. The award recognizes individuals who have high personal values in their own life, while making significant contributions to Athens Regional through their time, interest, and commitment to the medical center and the community it serves.

Dr. Nevil is a valued member of the Athens Regional Auxiliary. She has served in numerous leadership positions including President in 2004-2005. She also served as President of the Georgia Council on Auxiliarians/Volunteers 2008-2009. Her dedication to Athens Regional is evident by her contribution of nearly 6,000 lifetime volunteer hours. 

Dr. Nevil is also a member of the Georgia Retired Educators Association, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Classic City Pilot Club, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UGA, and Athens First United Methodist Church. 

One of Elizabeth’s nomination letters used the quote, "People do not quit volunteering because they grow old. They grow old because they quit volunteering." If that’s the case, Dr. Nevil will be young for the rest of her life! Her willingness to help others makes her not only a valuable member of the Athens Regional Auxiliary but of the Athens community as well.

Dr. Elizabeth Nevil

See more photos from the 2014 Pillar Society Reception 

About the J.W. Fanning Humanitarian Award

Each year, the recipient is selected based on the following criteria:

  • Significant contributions to ARMC through his/her time, interest, and commitment to the medical center and the community it serves
  • Significant contributions, as a volunteer, in worthwhile community services that improve the health, welfare, and quality of life for area residents
  • High personal standards in his/her life
  • May be a community citizen, a physician, a current or former Medical Center or Foundation Board member, but may not be an Athens Regional Health System employee

All recipients have carried on the tradition of service set by Dr. J.W. Fanning, the late UGA Vice President for Service and the father of leadership development in Georgia. He made many remarkable contributions to our community.

See the distinguished list of former recipients

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