Graham’s legacy lives on

TJ Ready, Carissa Vale, Shane Alexander, Kevin Camp, Mike Balken, Dennis Gundy , Angie Peters, Davieoyn Hopson, Renee Arnette, Dustin Keuntjes, Ben Marciano, Michael Gill, Raymond Andrews

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Posted May 26, 2023 | Staff report

Hundreds of community members gathered at the Hilton Wednesday for the Chief Greg Graham Legacy Foundation luncheon. During the luncheon, the audience listened to a panel discussion about addressing local mental health needs and announced two grant awards of $15,000 each for His House for Her and Open Arms Village.

His House for Her, supports women who have experienced substance abuse, domestic violence, and other trauma and Open Arms Village is an organization that serves single men in the homeless population, helping them regain stability and independence.

Through its annual grant program, the foundation supports nonprofit organizations that share the late Ocala Police Chief Graham’s commitment to improving the lives of individuals and families. Graham passed away tragically while piloting a personal aircraft in 2020.

The grant recipients were chosen through a grant process, which was open to all nonprofit organizations in the Ocala community.

“We are thrilled to announce His House for Her and Open Arms Village as this year’s grant recipients,” said Angie Peters, Board Chair of The Chief Greg Graham Legacy Foundation. “Their commitment to their respective causes and the positive impact they have on our community aligns perfectly with Chief Graham’s values. We are confident that the grants awarded will further their mission and enable them to continue their exceptional work.”

For more information about The Chief Greg Graham Legacy Foundation and its grant program, please visit

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