Florida Tech Trustee Elizabeth J. Swann and her husband Jim Swann will be recognized with The Bjorg and Bjornar Hermansen Legacy Award for a lifetime of philanthropy at Florida Today’s Volunteer Recognition Awards on Nov. 16.
The award is named in part for another Florida Tech trustee, Bjornar Hermansen, who passed away in 2015.
Elizabeth Swann, known as Jonnie, was named a Florida Tech trustee in 2003. With Jim Swann she has been instrumental in improving the university and the community for many years. Their numerous philanthropic accomplishments include helping to build the Brevard Zoo and supporting the United Way of Brevard and Cocoa Village Playhouse.