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Bright Lights, Big City at JCA Gala

Bright Lights, Big City at JCA Gala

Partygoers wore their best “urban chic” to Bright Lights, Big City, the Jewish Community Alliance’s annual fundraiser Feb. 25 at the JCA. After sweeping through an entrance draped with flowing white curtains, reminiscent of Miami Beach’s Delano Hotel, guests congregated in JCA’s courtyard, adorned with twinkling lights, as well as in several other similarly festive […]

Annual Red Rose Ball was ‘some enchanted evening’

Annual Red Rose Ball was  ‘some enchanted evening’

The 36th Annual Red Rose Ball, themed “Champagne in the Enchanted Garden,” was hosted by the St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation Feb. 3 at the Jacksonville Marriott at Southpoint. The enchanted evening of black tie and gowns featured a cocktail hour, dinner and dancing to music by The RiverTown Band, as well as a silent auction […]

Annual charity ball celebrates Silver Anniversary

Annual charity ball celebrates Silver Anniversary

Catholic Charities hosted the 25th annual Black & White Ball Feb. 25 at the Jessie Ball duPont Center, a popular event venue and the location of Catholic Charities’ Jacksonville office. Honorary chairs for the gala were Julie and Joe Helow. Event Chair was Paola Parra Harris and Mistress of Ceremonies was Charlene Shirk, a moderator […]

Two more join ranks of Children’s Champions

Two more join ranks of Children’s Champions

Established in 2006 by Episcopal Children’s Services, the Children’s Champion Award recognizes individuals and organizations which work passionately to elevate the welfare of children in the community. Honored at the 2017 event were Deborah Gianoulis, president and CEO of the Schultz Center, and Davalu Parrish, former president and CEO of The Bridge of Northeast Florida, […]

Dinner on the Farm provides forum for student chefs

Dinner on the Farm provides  forum for student chefs

A change in date due to the antics of Hurricane Matthew did not deter North Florida School of Special Education’s annual Dinner on the Farm from being a sold-out affair. Guests enjoyed cocktails and a sumptuous dinner prepared by transition and post-graduate students Jan. 29 on the school’s Arlington campus. School Chef Brett Swearingen assisted […]

TraumaOne supporters celebrate 10 years of giving

TraumaOne supporters celebrate 10 years of giving

It was a celebration of 10 years of giving back to UF’s TraumaOne team as donors enjoyed dinner, dancing, and the knowledge their support has provided lifesaving care to more than 4,000 trauma victims annually, during UF Health’s 10th Annual Night for Heroes gala at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Jan. 28. Over the past […]

Art and Antiques Show Gala glows with glamour, glitz

Art and Antiques Show Gala glows with glamour, glitz

This year’s Seventies-inspired theme delivered disco balls and dance moves at the Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital’s annual opening night gala. This year was special, as the 40th anniversary marked the first Wolfson Boehm Exhibit back in 1976. Boehm was the first Women’s Board event to raise funds for Wolfson Children’s Hospital and, in […]

Nemours gathers top donors, friends

Nemours gathers  top donors, friends

Nemours Children’s Specialty Care held a donor reception Dec. 8 at Epping Forest Yacht Club for about 80 guests to recognize and thank top contributors for their support throughout the year. The group celebrated recent achievements and rallied around the Rodriquez family, who shared their story about four-year-old Vini’s condition that continues to make their […]