THE STATE OF FLORIDA SOLICITATION NUMBER: CH40081

(904) 701-8411

P.O. Box 77588, Jacksonville, FL 32226

Sherry Harris Blue

1967-2018

Founder

Foundation for Fortitude

Entrepreneur
Philanthropist
Visionary
Mentor
Community Champion

Sherry Harris Blue: Her Journey

Business Owner: President and CEO of:

Make It Happen Bail Bonds

Executive Bonding Group LLC

Luxuree Limo

Other Business:

‚ÄčManaging General Agent for Seneca Insurance (2013)

Founder and Executive Director:

Foundation for Fortitude, a 501(c)3 non-profit charity providing scholarships, mentoring, and opportunities for young college women in the Jacksonville area.

Leadership, Active Roles, and Philanthropic Support:

Advisory Board Member for the Johnson Family YMCA

Executive Leadership Cabinet for the American Heart Association

Emerging Markets Task Force for the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center

Past President of the Omicron Beta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and was a Diamond Life Member of the Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter

Women’s Giving Alliance, a group of 400 women who pool their philanthropic giving under the auspices of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida

Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

Board of Directors for the Women Business Owners of Northeast Florida

Active volunteer and supporter of the Clara White Mission and the Police Athletic League

Primary Sponsor for the Jacksonville Giants

Vice President of the Jacksonville Bail Agents Association

Member of the Florida Bail Agents Association, the Professional Bail Agents of the United States, National Association of Professional Women and the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce 

Election & Participation in the Spring 2017 Jax Bridges Cohort of The Jacksonville Regional Chamber Entrepreneurial Growth Division of the Jax Chamber, Jacksonville, FL

Completion of the ScaleUp North Florida program - only 15 of these programs across America - only 50 business owners chosen per year to participate in the program in North Florida.  Completion September 2017

Corporate and Entrepreneurial Achievements and Awards:

Completion of The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, Florida State University, College of Business NonProfit Executive Program - June 2017

Awarded the Foundation for Fortitude’s 2017 Inaugural presentation of the Harris – Blue Humanitarian Award which is named after Sherry Harris Blue, Founder and President of Foundation for Fortitude.

 Duval Trailblazer and Decision Maker Award 2017

Six Sigma Black Belt certification

The Top Sales Award by Seneca Insurance and Ninpo Surety (2011 & 2012)

Overall Outstanding Agent Award by Seneca Insurance and Ninpo Surety (2012)

Successful Role Model by the El-Beth-El Development Center (2011)

Women of Steel Award by Entrepreneurs Anchor Magazine (2012)

Women Entrepreneur of the Year by Masters of the Industry (2014)

Nominated for the 2015 Women In Business Established Entrepreneur of the Year

Graduate of the SBA Emerging 200 (2011) and the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center Programs Marketing Matters (2012) Financial Matters (2014) and their Leadership Matters (2014)

Boss Awards: Honored for Achievement and Services in the Jacksonville Community (2016)