(L-R) Dr. Nancy Cummings of Cummings Collaborative, Donna Kirtland of the Live Well Foundation of South Lake Recipients Sandra and Otis Taylor and SLCC President David Colby

The 2024 Oakley Seaver Special Service Award was presented by Donna Kirtland of the Live Well Foundation of South Lake and Dr. Nancy Cummings of Cummings Collaborative at the SLCC Breakfast meeting on Friday, Jan 19.  

Nancy Cummmings congratulates Otis (l) and Sandra (r)

Dr. Cummings noted that the award was named after her granddaddy Oakley Seaver. The award has been presented annually since 2005 to recognize excellence in non-profits, healthcare, and education. 

The year’s 2024 Oakley Seaver Special Service Award was presented to Sandra and Otis Taylor of the Give a Day Foundation.

Otis and Sandra demonstrate exceptional volunteerism within the community, contributing significantly to the success of year-round events organized by the South Lake Chamber of Commerce. Devoting their time to the chamber, they play a crucial role in setting up and dismantling monthly and yearly events.

As the Founders of Give A Day Foundation, they act as a vital link between local non-profits, businesses needing volunteers, and individuals seeking volunteer opportunities 

L-R – Sandra and Otis Taylor

Otis and Sandra have organized the Champion Circle mentorship program, providing a haven for young men needing guidance and leadership. Through workshops that impart valuable skills and life lessons, they create a nurturing environment for their growth. Additionally, they spearhead the Think Tank, a collaborative space where local non-profit organizations exchange ideas and explore ways to serve South Lake. 

They have received other honors in the community, including: 

• Chamber Ambassador of the Year 

• South Lake’s Outstanding Volunteer of the Year by the Community Foundation of South Lake 

• Volunteer Community Service Award from the Lake County Service Awards 

• Ann Dupee Gem of the Hills Award

Otis and Sandra are indeed South Lake Gems.


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