Child Advocate Dottie Berger MacKinnon to be inducted into FL Women's Hall of Fame

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by WFTS Staff | Dec 20, 2013

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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