On March 16, 2006, the TIRF Board of Trustees hosted a breakfast in Tampa, Florida honoring TIRF’s supporters, reviewers, and grant recipients. Joan gave an inspirational speech explaining why she gives to TIRF. Penny and Jim were recognized for their continued work with TIRF since before its inception as a foundation.
After welcome remarks from TIRF Chair, Neil Anderson, Patsy Duff, Chair of the Research Advisory Committee, introduced the grant recipients for the current year. Then Carol Chapelle and Joan Jamieson, 2004 TIRF Priority Research Grant Recipients, offered their special thanks to TIRF for funding their recently completed research project. Closing the event was Past Board of Trustee and Founding Donor Joan Morley, who spoke briefly about the history of TIRF and why she gives to TIRF.