Social Events

Many of the top social events in the area.

Famed NFL player, coach delivers for audience at Forum

Famed NFL player, coach delivers for audience at Forum

Over 1,200 supporters of the Women’s Board and fans of the Florida Forum attended the 2018-2019 Speaker Series season finale to hear from Pro Football Hall of Fame Member and Coach Tony Dungy. Around 350 attended the cocktail reception following Dungy’s talk about his championship years as a player for the Pittsburgh Steelers and as […]

‘Heroes Among Us’ come from community

‘Heroes Among Us’ come from community

Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS) annual fundraiser, Heroes Among Us – Transforming Tomorrows, was held April 4 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, co-chaired by Sheryl and Todd Johnson. Since 1917, JFCS has been a strong voice for people in need in the community, providing the highest quality of care through services that aid […]

Leadership Jacksonville honors three in community

Leadership Jacksonville honors three in community

Leadership Jacksonville held its 24th Annual Celebration of Leadership April 16 at the Jessie Ball duPont Center to honor three leaders in the community. Alberta Hipps, LJ Class of 1993; David Miller, LJ Class of 2008, and Darnell Smith, LJ Class of 2000 were celebrated for their contributions to the nonprofit and the community at […]

Heart ball celebrates mission, donors, volunteers and saved lives

Heart ball celebrates mission, donors, volunteers and saved lives

Generous donors opened their hearts and their pocketbooks to raise a whopping $1,063,000 during the 2019 First Coast Heart Ball at the Sawgrass Marriott April 13. The record-setting amount was the most ever raised by the American Heart Association gala, said Lisa Craig, communications director. The glamourous event was chaired by Russ and Claudia Thomas, […]

Colorful, cheerful gala supports day school

Colorful, cheerful gala supports day school

San Jose Episcopal Day School hosted its annual gala and fundraiser March 9 at the Jessie Ball duPont Center. “Color Me Happy!” was the theme and guests complied, wearing bright pinks, greens, blues and yellows, outdoing the colorful decorations throughout the downtown venue. The event, which raised over $84,000, supports the school through ticket sales […]

Jacksonville Children’s Chorus celebrates Fat Tuesday in style

Jacksonville Children’s Chorus celebrates Fat Tuesday in style

Complete with masks, beads, a jazz band and Cajun cuisine, Fat Tuesday was celebrated early when the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus held its Mardi Gras gala at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall March 2.  During the event, guests were serenaded by the Jacksonville Children’s Touring Chorus, led by Artistic Director Darren Dailey. They also had the […]

Symphony gala guests rub elbows with international cellist

Symphony gala guests rub elbows with international cellist

World-renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein joined Music Director Courtney Lewis and the Jacksonville Symphony for its annual gala March 2 at Jacoby Symphony Hall in the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. The benefit was chaired by presenting sponsor Bank of America/Merrill Lynch’s Martha Barrett, a Jacksonville Symphony Board member. The event featured a Red Carpet […]

Mukti Freedom Gala enjoys overwhelming support

Mukti Freedom Gala enjoys overwhelming support

Rethreaded’s 8th Annual Mukti Freedom Gala, chaired by Chantelle Kammerdiener, was a sold-out affair at the Glass Factory March 2. More than 500 leaders of the Jacksonville community and supporters of Rethreaded enjoyed an evening of dining, dancing, shopping and stories of human trafficking survivors while helping Rethreaded achieve more than 70 percent of its […]

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