About the Award
The Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals honors Lloyd Horton's legacy with an award to a deserving member that demonstrates success in their career and is nominated by their peers.
About Lloyd:Lloyd Horton, former development officer with Virginia Episcopal School and Eckerd College and former Executive Vice President of All Children’s Hospital Foundation, was in fundraising for over 40 years. During his tenure at All Children’s Hospital from 1973-2000, the Foundation generated over $150 million for the hospital’s treatment, teaching, and research services for children.
On the national and international levels, Lloyd has been a Certified Fund Raising Executive in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and a Fellow in the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) since 1980. In both organizations, he held many positions of leadership, both on the local chapter levels and on the national/international levels. He served as Chairman of AHP in 1996, and a board member of AFP where he was Chairman of the Ethics Committee from 1999 – 2002. He was the recipient of AHP’s 1999 Si Seymour Award, the highest award given to a healthcare fundraising executive. He was a founding director of the Suncoast Chapter of AFP, where he served as the chapter’s second president for two years. In 1985, the chapter selected him as the Outstanding Fundraising Executive, and in 2002, the chapter established J. Lloyd Horton Lifetime Achievement Award in his honor.
Lloyd was a founding director and the president of the Suncoast Estate Planning Council. He was a member of the Pinellas County Estate Planning Council and the National Committee on Planned Giving, and was president of the Tampa Bay Area Planned Giving Council. In 1996, he received the St. Petersburg American Red Cross Codicil Award for exceptional leadership and achievement in the development of charitable planned giving.
Lloyd volunteered in a wide range of charitable programs in the Tampa Bay area. In 1999-2001, he served as founding co-chair of the Leave A Legacy program for the region. He was a founding director of the Community Health Centers of Pinellas County and served as its chairman from 1987 to 1993. In 1996, he was recognized by the Florida Association of Community Health Centers with the Outstanding Innovative Leadership Award. He was a founding director of the Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay, the American Stage Company, and the Circle of Children Day Care Center. He served on the board of The Florida Orchestra and was its chairman of the Development Committee. In 2000, the Family Service Centers of Pinellas County honored the entire Horton family as The Family of the Year.
Lloyd is a Presbyterian elder, and is currently active in his church in Asheville, NC. He serves as a Vice-President of the Asheville Symphony and as a Trustee of Warren Wilson College. He and his wife, Carolyn, have three grown daughters, a foster son, and six grandchildren. He enjoys painting, hiking, and sailing.