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Charles Edward Manly II Endowment


Charles Edward Manly, II a long-time Big Brother in Tampa who was matched with Little Brother Frederick, believed whole-heartedly in Big Brothers Big Sisters. Helping others in need meant the world to him. After he passed away, his parents and other family members have continued to donate in his honor. Rather than receive or give birthday/anniversary presents, friends and family instead donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, Inc.


From left Dr. Lewin Manly, Jr., David Fox, BBBS Board Chair, Little Brother Johnathan, Big Brother Anthony DuBose, Rita Manly, Stephen Koch, CEO. Anthony and Johnathan are ambassadors representing the Charles Edward Manly Endowment at the 2014 Art of Helping Children Gala

His parents wanted to make his legacy a permanent one: in 2009, Dr. Lewin and Rita Manly, Jr. established the agency's very first endowment, with a $10,000 donation. In 2012, the Charles Edward Manly, II Endowment reached $25,000! Now, the interest  from the Endowment will be used each year to match a child with a mentor...forever. Charles was a wonderful example for others; a special thanks to his loving family and friends who will make sure other children will have a special mentor in their lives, like Charles. Below are some of the donors who have contributed over the years:

Dr. Lewin R. and Rita Manly, Jr. (Parents)

Lauren Manly (Sister)

Ralph and Donna Ablaseau 

Adamsville Elementary School

 Linda Alexander

Deborah Amster-Smith

Lester and Mera Archambeau

Thelma Archambeau

Dianne Blakely

Claudia and Selo Broady

Joy San Walker Brown

Dr. and Mrs. Henry Diversi

Virginia Edwards

Linda W. Gulley

Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Jones

 Deborah Landau

Bruce and Janet Lordi

Gwendolyn Pambi

Michael and Joanne Quattro

Lisa and Gary Schmitt

Col. Linda Smith

Stewart Hen and Jill Sung

Gloria S. Thomas

Anita Warren

 Barbara Webb

If you'd like to contribute, click here  and indicate 'Charles Manly II Endowment' in the notes section.

If you would like more information on how to establish a Tribute or Endowment fund in honor of your loved one, please contact       De Anna Sheffield Ward, 813.769.3604 or