At a recent meeting of the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club, Past President Shannon Brown was given special recognition as a Paul Harris Benefactor.  Those who are awarded Benefactor status by the Rotary Foundation have designated the Rotary Permanent Fund as a beneficiary in their estate plan.  The Rotary Foundation Permanent Fund is an endowment that invests all such bequests, using only the investment earnings to fund Rotary projects.  While presenting Brown with her Benefactor certificate and pin, President John Boylan commended her for making a commitment to the future of Rotary’s efforts to avert war, cure crippling diseases and end hunger and poverty, thus saving lives throughout the world.