1984 Society supporting Dreams Come True of Jacksonville
1984 Society

About 1984 Society

It all started with just one Dream.

In 1984, the late Thomas R. McGehee, Chairman of Mac Papers, and his wife, Delia, met a 17-year-old boy named George Lee, battling cystic fibrosis. George loved golf, and when McGehee learned this, he arranged for George to play with Fred Couples in the Pro-Am of The Players Championship (TPC).

Following an exciting round of play, Couples gave George his driver. This simple act of kindness not only meant the world to George but also to his family. A year later, George lost his battle with cystic fibrosis and was buried with his prized driver at his side.

That could have been the end of the story, but Mr. McGehee realized the power of a dream fulfilled. Partnering with his friends, Hugh Jones (Chairman of Barnett Bank), Jay Stein and Jack Williams (Stein Mart), and Roy Baker (Chairman of the Board of Directors of University Medical Center), as well as his godson, Dr. Paul Wharton, they launched Dreams Come True, a non-profit organization dedicated to granting the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses.


Starts at:  March 5, 2024 11:00 PM
Ends at:  April 4, 2024 11:00 PM




Dreams Come True

The 1984 Society

In celebration of 40 years of fulfilling dreams for local children and in honor of our first dreamer, George Lee, we are grateful you are joining the 1984 Society. 

As part of the 1984 Society with a one-time suggested donation of $1984, you will receive a limited edition custom commemorative gift,  recognition in the special edition 40th anniversary annual report, and an invitation for two guests to attend the reception for the 2024 KB Home Dreams Come True Golf Tournament presented by St. Johns Investment Management Company where you can pick up your commemorative gift in person. In addition, members of the 1984 Society will be recognized as a VIP at all 40th Anniversary signature events. 

This is a limited time campaign available until April 5, 2024 during the anniversary of George's dream. 

Thank you for your support!