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  • 2016 Impact Winner: Charles Allen

    Charles Allen

    Charles Allen, president of Allen Enterprises of Gainesville, Inc. and founder of Embers Wood Grill Restaurant, founded and operates three Gainesville companies.

    Allen also founded, organized and implemented an adoption-matching program between his family entertainment business and the Florida Department of Children & Families that directly resulted in 61 permanent child adoptions over a six year period. Allen and his wife June further organized these adoption matching events to include the Junior League of Gainesville and the  University of Florida chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

    Get to Know Charles:

    What is your go-to coffee order?

    Starbucks caramel macchiato, venti, iced. This is Gainesville – that’s what has to happen.