Supported in part by the City of Gainesville, Alachua County, and your donations.

3055 NE 28th Drive, Gainesville, FL 32609

Board of Directors

Ending homelessness in our community starts with experienced decision-making based on compassion and research. GRACE Marketplace is in good hands with our board members.

  MICHAEL RABURN, PHD
Board Chair

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BRYAN EASTMAN
Vice Chair

What does GRACE mean to me?: "GRACE shows me every day that every one of us can make a difference if we believe we can, and if we share the skills and resources we are so fortunate to have. I hope you join me in nurturing the heart of our caring community."

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JULIE GRADDY
Secretary

What does GRACE mean to me?: "I’ve lived in Gainesville almost 40 years, raising three children here, working for the University of Florida, and later, establishing a book publishing company with my husband, Robert. I watched as our community struggled for years to create a safe and helpful center for our fellow citizens who lack a home. In its short life, GRACE has more than proven its value."  

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BOB ACKERMAN
Treasurer

What does GRACE mean to me?: "Hunger and homelessness are quality-of-life issues that negatively affect all citizens of Gainesville. GRACE Marketplace is the embodiment of our community's commitment to ensuring that all our citizens have decent food and housing and can establish a life of self-sufficiency and dignity." 

 

ANGELA PATE

 

 

JHODY POLK

 

 

WILLIAM O'DELL

 

 

JOHN THORNBY

 

JEREMY THOMAS

 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Lauren Poe
Mayor, Gainesville, FL
"They're doing remarkable work and changing the lives of hundreds and hundreds of people."
Dr. Bernie Machen
President Emeritus, UF
"GRACE's early success represents a truly remarkable launch of a much-needed community resource."

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