​YLKGOM Community Service

The Krewe by-laws require all new members to have volunteered time to charities in the Tampa Bay Area.  Our standing rules also require members to demonstrate continued volunteer service.

In 1997, the Aleta Goodson Community Service Award was created and given to a member for outstanding volunteer work for charities in the Tampa Bay area.  The name has since changed to Angels of Grace to not only honor our volunteers but to honor all of our deceased members as well.  

Click the get involved button to email the AOG Committee Chair for committee participation.

2018-2019 AOG Charity: Children's Cancer Center

We are excited to honor our AOG recipient Mary Nicholson and her chosen charity the Tunnels to Tower Foundation.  Tunnel to Towers was started to honor the life of Firefighter Stephen Gerard Siller who on September 11, 2001 went by foot thru the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to assist in rescue efforts at the Twin Towers in New York City.  Firefighter Siller was already off for the day and was on his way home when he heard the call and he answered the call with the ultimate sacrifice, his life.  Stephen had everything to live for; a great wife, five wonderful children, a devoted extended family, and friends. Stephen’s parents were lay Franciscans and he grew up under the guiding philosophy of St. Francis of Assisi, whose encouraging and inspirational phrase “while we have time, let us do good” were words that Stephen lived by. Stephen’s life and heroic death serve as a reminder to us all to live life to the fullest and to spend our time here on earth doing good – this is his legacy. 

The mission of the foundation is to honor the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001.  They also honor our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country.  The foundation had a huge impact here locally and for Mary’s family.  Her son Michael Nicholson is a recipient of one of the Smart Homes built by the Foundation for our returning and injured military.  To learn more about Michael and the Smart Home project click here

It is YLKGOM’s goal to raise funds for another SMART home being built here in the Tampa Bay area. Click here for more general information on Tunnel to Towers Climb Tampa.

2018-2019 AOG Charity: Children's Cancer Center

Our 2018/2019 AOG winner was Debbie Rudolph and her charity was the Children’s Cancer Center.  The Children’s Cancer Center or CCC, is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving families of children who have cancer or chronic blood disorders with emotional, financial and educational support necessary to cope with their life-threatening illness.  The CCC has over 24 support programs and services helping over 1,000 families, support is offered to all members of the family and is available throughout every step of their difficult journey.  The CCC was founded in 1974 by Mac and Cecile Burnett who lost their daughter to leukemia and Dr. Janifer M. Judisch.  The CCC is a Four Star Charity on Charity Navigator.

The Krewe held several fundraising events such as HamBingo at Hamburger Mary’s, Magic Mike Night at Cinebistro, a wine tasting and our annual AOG auction in November.  But by far, our favorite event was the Children’s Cancer Center annual Gelatin Plunge.  The past O’Malley’s issued a challenge to each other and raised over $3,000.00 at this one event.

The total of all of our fundraising efforts for the Children’s Cancer Center was $25,618.00

Angels of Grace-AGCSA AWARD

Winners of the AGSCA Award:

Janice Long – 1997:  Roosevelt Elementary School Special Needs Scouting Program
Joy Jones - 1998:  GFWC Tampa Junior Woman's Club and Suncoast Girl Scouts
Sylvia Campbell – 1999: Judea Christian Center
Jeanne Rowe – 2000: Palma Ceia Presbyterian Preschool for Special Needs Children
Lynn Townsend – 2001:  Plant High School Rowing Team
Ann Marie Critcher – 2002:  Susan B. Komen Foundation
Sally Harris – 2003: Circle C Ranch
Bobbie Schofield – 2004:  James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital
Linda Cone – 2005:  Camp Boggy Creek
Nancy Laskowitz – 2006:  Ophelia Project
Cindy Hodgkins – 2007: Pathfinders Youth Leadership
Betsy Isaac – 2008:  Tampa Bay Harvest
Dorrit Morgan – 2009:  Cystic Fibrosis
Jeanne Barth - 2010:  Morning Star School
Carol Rodriguez - 2011:  Autism Speaks
Karen Wells - 2012: My Hope Chest for Breast Reconstruction
Katie Wyatt - 2013: Make a Wish
Melissa Morgan - 2014:  Wounded Warriors Foundation
Kimberly Anderson - 2015:  Ronald McDonald House

Lisa Semeyn - 2016:  Salesian Youth Center
Kimberly Aguilar - 2017 - GiGi's Playhouse Tampa

Debbie Rudolph - 2018 - Children's Cancer Center

In Loving Memory of our Angels of Grace:

Aleta Goodson

Sarah Jordan-Holmes

Sherry Krone

Madeline Raab

Betsy Creed

Nancy Guy

Nan Beytin

Barbara Carter

Mary Dietz

Barbara Regall

Barbara Tatlow

Supported Charities

Following are a few of the charities that are or have been beneficiaries of the time, talents and skills of members of Ye Loyal Krewe of Grace O'Malley:

Accent on Dance
All Children's Hospital
Alzheimer's Foundation
American Association of University Professors
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
American Victory Ship
Angels Unaware
Angel Network
Artists Unlimited
Arts Council of Hillsborough County
ASAP
Associated Marine Institute
Athena Society
Bay Area Legal Services
Better Business Bureau
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Bits & Pieces Puppet Theater
Bouvier Dog Rescue
Boys and Girls Club
Business and Professional Women
Brandon Women's Club
Breast Cancer Walk 
Camp Boggy Creek
Camp Florida Rotary
Carrollwood Service League
Carrollwood Village Swim Team
Chamberlain Adult Community Band
Champions Fund
Child Abuse Council
Children's Cancer Center
Children's Heart Foundation
Children's Miracle Network
Chiselers
Chiseler's Thieves Market
Clearwater Free Clinic
Community Food Pantry
Community Theater
Creative TampaBay
Crime Watch
Crises Center
Cultural District Taskforce
Cultural Executives Council
Cystic Fibrosis Association
Daughters of the American Revolution
Davis Islands Garden Club
Dress for Success
Easter Seals
Empty Bowls
Family Resources
Festival of Trees
First Night Tampa Bay
Foundation for Family Literacy
Florida Center for Contemporary Art
Florida Council on Aging
Florida Education Fund
Florida Leaders' Council
Florida Orchestra
Florida State Fair
Friends of Westgate Regional Library
Gateway Chamber of Commerce
General Federation of Women's Clubs
Gigi's Playhouse

Girl Scouts
G. I. R. L. S.
Golf View Garden Club
Governor's Task Force for Minority Business Certification
Green Fest
Guardian Ad Litem
Gulf Coast Odyssey of the Mind
Gulf Ridge Cub Scout Council
Habitat for Humanity 
Hands on Tampa
Heartwalk
Helping Hands
Hillsborough Community College
Hillsborough County Bar Association Law Day
Hillsborough County Bar Association Auxiliary
Hillsborough County Public Library Board
Hillsborough County Recycling Taskforce
Hillsborough County Schools Readiness Coalition
Hillsborough County Schools 
Hillsborough Tomorrow
Humane Society of Hillsborough County
International Rett Syndrome
James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital
Joshua House
Judeo-Christian Health Clinic
Junior Achievement
Junior Diabetes Walk
Junior League
Kidney Foundation

Las Damas de Arte
Leadership Arts, Tampa
Leadership Florida
Leadership Tampa
League of Mercy
Leukemia & Lymphoma Assoc.
LifePath Hospice 
Life’s Treasures Thrift Store
Little League
Lowry Park Zoo
MacDonald Training Center
Manatee Civic Association
March of Dimes
Masque Community Theatre
Mayor's Beautification Program
Meals on Wheels
Medina Scholarship Fund
Memorial Hospital Mercy House
Metropolitan Ministries 
Mission Club
Moffitt Cancer Center
Morning Star School
National Council for Community And Justice
Neighborhood Beautification
Northside Mental Health Auxiliary
Ophelia Project
Paint your Heart Out
Palma Ceia Presbyterian Pre-School for Children with Special Needs
Pan American Women's Club
Patel Foundation for Global   Understanding
Pilgrimage Institute for Integrative Healing
Pinellas County University
Plant High School Crew
Plant Museum
Poodle Rescue
Project Return
Red Cross
Ronald McDonald House
Rose Circle
Rotary Club of Tampa
Salesian Center
Salvation Army
Sertoma
SERVE
S.H.A.R.E.
Shriner's Hospital
Southwest Florida Blood Bank
SPCA
Special Olympics
Special Olympics Golf Tournament
Spinal Muscular Atropy Association
St. Joseph's Hospital
St. Jude's
Susan B. Komen Foundation
Sweetwater Community Organic Garden
Sword of Hope Society
Tampa AIDS Network
Tampa Bay Harvest
Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
Tampa City Council
Tampa Foster Angel Program
Tampa Chamber of Commerce
Tampa Children's Home
Tampa General Hospital
Tampa Junior Women's Club
Tampa Marine Institute
Tampa Museum of Art
Tampa Police Athletic League
Tampa Theater
Tampa Women's Club
Temple Terrace Junior Women's Club
The Crisis Center
The Education Channel
The Heart Ball
The Spring
Tiger Bay Club 
Toys for Tots
Transplant Olympics
United Way
United Way Day of Caring
University Community Hospital
University of South Florida Alumni Assoc. University of South Florida College of Fine Arts
University of South Florida Theater
University of South Florida Women's Club
University of Tampa
Ups with Downs
Vitally Interested Volunteers of the Orchestra
Wade Boggs Foundation
Wish for a Child
Ybor City Chamber of Commerce
YMCA
Young Life
Zoofari

© 2019 by Ye Loyal Krewe of Grace O'Malley

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