A Legacy Fund is a named fund that is part of the One More Child endowment.

You can set up a Legacy Fund in your family’s name. You can also set up a Legacy Fund in the name of your business or other entity.

You can contribute to your fund periodically and watch it grow over time. All the while you will know that your fund will be generating much needed support for our care of abused, neglected and orphaned children.

Actually, planning your estate can be a wonderful process where you have an opportunity to reflect upon God’s blessings in your life … your family, the possessions that God has allowed you to manage, and your faith. In order to assist you in this process, we have provided some “layman friendly” estate planning information that can enable you to protect your family as well as be a wise steward of the assets that God has entrusted to you to use for His glory while you are here on earth.

Make a Legacy Fund donation to honor someone special.

Gifts to your Legacy Fund are a great way to honor someone special or to mark the memory of a special occasion. For example, you can make a gift to honor the memory of a loved one who has passed away or honor a special occasion such as a wedding, anniversary, birthday or holiday.

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A Legacy Fund remains over time.

A Legacy Fund is permanently fixed to the One More Child endowment fund, which means that your Legacy Fund also continues into perpetuity.

This makes it a great way to involve your children and other family members to make a difference for abused, neglected and orphaned children.

How does the One More Child endowment work?

The One More Child endowment funds are invested conservatively and allocated diversely among a variety of investment vehicles designed to preserve capital and at the same time generate earnings for the One More Child ministry.

Funds are appropriated from the endowment and its earnings on an annual basis to provide for the needs of abused, neglected and orphaned children.

The appropriation is based upon a fixed percent as approved by the Board of Trustees’ Investment Policy, which is designed to preserve the endowment in perpetuity.

What amount is needed to start a Legacy Fund?

You can start a Legacy Fund with a minimum commitment of $10,000. If you are like many individuals this may sound like a daunting amount.

However, the commitment may be spread out over a three year period. For example, a $10,000 endowment can be fully funded with a monthly gift of $277 over a three year period.

Our Staff

Jerry T. Haag, Ph.D., CFP®


Dr. Jerry Haag is the president/CEO of One More Child. During his tenure as president, he has guided the expansion of ministry sites from nine locations in Florida to more than 50 locations around the globe. Under his presidency, One More Child has launched its Anti-Trafficking, Child Hunger, Single Moms, Family Support (prevention) and Global programs to meet immediate and long-term needs of children and families. Under Dr. Haag’s leadership, One More Child has increased from serving 3,351 children and individuals in 2007 to more than 324,000 in 2020.

Dr. Haag earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in finance from Baylor University and earned a Ph.D. in finance and real estate in 1995 from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has led and participated in humanitarian aid, emergency relief, childcare and ministry to children and families in countries around the world.

Having been appointed and reappointed since 2013 by both Gov. Charlie Crist and Gov. Rick Scott, Dr. Haag serves on the Florida Faith-based and Community-based Advisory Council which he currently chairs. He also serves on the board of directors of the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO), where he has chaired its Faith and Foster Care Research Team and served on the President’s Advisory Council. In addition, Dr. Haag has served on the board for Hines Ugandan Ministry since 2018.

Because of Dr. Haag’s experience and leadership in launching global, prevention, and anti-trafficking programs, he has been invited on numerous occasions to share our organization’s expertise with national and world leaders – to include the United States Health and Human Services, the White House, the President’s Office of the Dominican Republic (in coordination with President Danilo Medina) and the Office of the First Lady of Guatemala (in coordination with First Lady Patricia Marroquin de Morales).

Dr. Haag is passionate about long-term policy change to impact vulnerable children, and he had the pleasure of participating in a distinguished seminar on Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy, sponsored by the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs at Boston University.

He preaches regularly in churches throughout the nation, and he and his wife, Christi, also enjoy speaking together. Additionally, he has authored, presented and published academic articles relating to his business expertise and has been honored several times for his business, professional and civic achievements.

In 2018, Dr. Haag was awarded the 2018 George W. Truett Distinguished Service Award by the Baylor Line Foundation and was honored at its Hall of Fame Gala for his exceptional leadership in meeting the needs of children around the world.

Dr. Haag has served on the faculty and administration of both public and private universities, and he was named Baylor University’s Vice President for University Development in 2011, where he served before returning as president of One More Child.

From 2000-2007, Dr. Haag served as president and CEO of the South Texas Children’s Home in Beeville. He also has corporate work experience with AT&T and is a Certified Financial Planner.

Dr. Haag and Christi live in Lakeland, FL. Christi is a well-known speaker and the host of One More Child’s Hope is Here.  Their eldest son, Ben, lives and works in Dallas, TX and their youngest son, Brady, resides and works in Austin, TX.

Do you need a brief bio for Dr. Haag for an upcoming speaking or preaching engagement he is participating in? We have you covered — find it here.
Contact Jerry

Phone: 863.687.8811

Averitt Ennis

Vice President of Development

As Vice President of Development at One More Child (OMC), Averitt serves as the chief fundraising strategist to help meet the needs of vulnerable children and struggling families throughout Florida and the developing world through philanthropy. His passion is to ensure our organizations remain fiscally strong and continues to meet our goal of always helping one more child.

Averitt is a graduate from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in medical record administration and a master’s degree in health sciences.  He is also a graduate of the Fund Raising School of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University where he received a certificate in fundraising management. Averitt has more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit leadership.

Prior to joining OMC, Averitt was employed by Orlando Health where he was a Vice President within their Foundation and provided oversight for the capital campaign, annual fund program, donor relationships and policy development. He is noted for his visionary, effective and results-driven leadership. Averitt is a member at Family Church in Windermere, FL. He and his wife, Renee, have three daughters: Whitney, Kristen and Sarah. Averitt believes his role at OMC is a unique way to love and serve those in the most vulnerable positions and to be the hands and feet of Christ.

Contact Averitt

P.O. Box 8190
Lakeland, FL 33802

1015 Sikes Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33815

Phone: 863.687.8811

Pam Fuller

Director of Annual Gifts

Pam Fuller serves as Director of Annual Gifts. She is responsible for cultivating donor relationships and leading Women of Compassion, a world-changing giving society of women who are passionate about helping innocent children in need. Adopted as an infant through a children’s home in another state, Pam has enthusiastically supported the mission of One More Child for many years.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of South Florida and spent the first 24+ years of her professional career working for elected officials at the state and federal levels. Pam is honored by the God-sized opportunity to help One More Child provide hope and security to children in need.

Pam and her husband Michael have been married for 26 years. They are parents of an adult son, Alec, and attend Lakes Church in Lakeland where Pam serves in the preschool ministry and attends the Divine By Design Connect Group. Pam is also a published author, a cancer survivor and college football enthusiast.

Contact Pam

P.O. Box 8190
Lakeland, FL 33802

1015 Sikes Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33815

Phone: 863.687.8811

Erica Hall

Director of Major Gifts

Erica Hall serves as the Director of Major Gifts. She is responsible for the cultivation of partnerships through donor relations, fundraising events, sponsorships and speaking engagements to enhance the impact of One More Child.

Erica is a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications and leadership development and a master’s in nonprofit and community development. Prior to joining the Children’s Homes, Erica served as the Grassroots and Coalitions Coordinator for a statewide political campaign and, most recently, served as the Education Liaison for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam.

She and her husband Jarrett are active members of First Baptist Church Plant City where they serve as college small group leaders and are involved in new member outreach. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, canning and traveling.

Contact Erica

P.O. Box 8190
Lakeland, FL 33802

1015 Sikes Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33815

Phone: 863.687.8811

Kaf Nelson

Director of Event Planning

Kaf Nelson serves as the Director of Event Planning for One More Child. She is responsible for planning and managing all  special event fund raisers for the development team.

Kaf’s passion is getting people together in the most festive ways. Prior to joining One More Child she was an academic advisor at Southeastern University putting on events for freshmen and prospective students. She received her Master of Divinity and Master of Ministerial Leadership from SEU as well.

In addition to being the Director of Event Planning, Kaf is a youth director at Oasis Community Church in Lakeland. She is a wife to Sean, a dog mom to Copper, and a twin. She enjoys traveling and adventures, and is excited about the chance to be a part of a team pursuing hope for one more child.

Contact Kaf

P.O. Box 8190
Lakeland, FL 33802

1015 Sikes Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33815

Phone: 863.687.8811

Emily Petrilli

Director of Major Gifts

Emily Petrilli serves as the Director of Major Gifts & Campaign Planning at One More Child. She works with donors across the greater Tampa Bay area to develop and steward philanthropic support for the organization. She loves telling the story of how FBCH and One More Child are sharing the love of Jesus through providing for children and families in need. Emily is passionate about connecting people with opportunities to help meet the needs of children and families locally and globally.

Prior to joining OMC, Emily worked with youth as an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor. She holds degrees from the University of Florida and the Pennsylvania State University.

Emily and her husband, John, are active in their church community in Tampa. She enjoys encouraging women to study the Bible so that they can learn more about our great God. In her spare time, you can find Emily exploring the great outdoors, tending to her vegetable garden, playing board games, or enjoying a good book.

Contact Emily

P.O. Box 8190
Lakeland, FL 33802

1015 Sikes Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33815

Phone: 863.687.8811 ext. 2235

Rebecca Rothman

Director of Foundations

Rebecca Rothman serves as the Director of Foundations for One More Child. She is responsible for the strategic direction and management of fundraising initiatives essential to developing, expanding and stewarding foundation support for One More Child. Rebecca also manages all written fundraising materials.

Rebecca earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. She went on to receive her master’s in business administration from Saint Leo University. Rebecca also has earned her Certificate in Fundraising Management from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.

Prior to joining the team at One More Child in 2014, Rebecca was an accountant at Raulerson & Co., where she was responsible for client communications as well as nonprofit tax issues and audits. She also created, developed and led the homeless ministry at Plant City’s First Baptist Church from 2012-2014.

Rebecca and her husband, Mark, have been married for twelve years and reside in Plant City. They have four children, Layla, Rex, Jacob and Gionna. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and writing. She is an active member at First Baptist Church Plant City as ladies life group leader and deacon’s wife. As an adopted child and an adoptive parent, Rebecca has a passion for giving hope and worth to hurting children through the life-changing love of Christ.

Contact Rebecca

P.O. Box 8190
Lakeland, FL 33802

1015 Sikes Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33815

Phone: 863.687.8811

Hannah White

Director of Development

Hannah White serves as the Director of Development for FBCH and One More Child in Central Florida. She is responsible for cultivating and stewarding donor relationships on behalf One More Child. 

Hannah graduated from the University of Florida in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Non-Profit Leadership. In 2018, she joined the One More Child family in the Global Department and later joined the Development team in 2019. Prior to joining One More Child, Hannah served overseas with the International Mission Board. She has a heart for helping children and families both locally and globally. Hannah is a member of Lakes Church – South Lakeland Campus.

Contact Hannah

P.O. Box 8190
Lakeland, FL 33802

1015 Sikes Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33815

Phone: 863.577.4488

Heather Vickers

Director of Development

Heather Vickers serves as the Director of Development for FBCH and One More Child in the Panhandle and North Florida. She is responsible for cultivating and stewarding donor relationships on behalf of One More Child. She is eager to see what God has planned for the ministry to make an immediate impact and eternal difference in the lives of children locally and globally.

Heather earned a bachelor’s degree in biological science from Auburn University. She spent the first 15+ years of her professional career working on water quality protection and restoration projects at the state and federal levels. In 2017, she received her calling to serve children in need as a residential case manager on the FBCH / One More Child campus in Tallahassee prior to joining the development team in 2018.

Heather lives in Tallahassee with her sons, Gage and Tanner, and a four-legged friend named Boone. When she is not attending her children’s soccer events, Heather can be found running trails or camping in the mountains.  She is a member of Celebration Baptist Church and vice president of the Gulf Winds Track Club.

Contact Heather

8415 Buck Lake Road
Tallahassee, FL 32317

Phone: 850.878.1458


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