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Dec 19, 2013
Dottie Berger MacKinnon
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott announced three inductees to the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame, including child advocate Dottie Berger MacKinnon, of Tampa, who passed away earlier this year.
MacKinnon was a founder of Joshua House, which serves as a haven for children removed from their families. She also founded A Kid’s Place, which is a group home in Brandon that advocates for siblings to stay together after being taken from their homes due to abuse or neglect.
Governor Scott chose the women from a list of 10 nominees. Others on the list include Highland County Sheriff Susan Benton, of Sebring, and Louise Jones Gopher, a lifelong educator in Okeechobee.
MacKinnon passed away in October after losing her battle with cancer. She was 71.
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