Social Events

Many of the top social events in the area.

JCA celebrates New Orleans with lavish fundraiser

JCA celebrates New Orleans with lavish fundraiser

The Jewish Community Alliance was transformed into a Night in New Orleans, a lavish affair complete with Mardi Gras beads, Cajun food, stilt walkers, and a second-line parade. The annual fundraiser was held to benefit JCA’s scholarship services for children, families and senior adults in need because JCA never turns anyone away due to an […]

Trike riders tug heart strings at HEAL gala

Trike riders tug heart strings at HEAL gala

In 10 minutes, HEAL pulled in $122,000 as a result of its “Bid from the Heart” live auction segment during the nonprofit’s annual Valley of Dreams gala Feb. 20 at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club. Triggering the emotional impact were six to eight nonverbal autistic children, who rode among the crowd on trikes that […]

CIS celebrates 30 years with Toast to the Tassel gala

CIS celebrates 30 years with Toast to the Tassel gala

Over 30 years Communities in Schools has worked with Duval County Public Schools in assisting 110,000 students to reach their graduation goals. To celebrate, the nonprofit hosted its Toast to the Tassel gala at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Jan. 31. The evening included cocktails, a silent auction, and dinner, as well as the unveiling of […]

Ball patrons insure rosy future for mobile ministry

Ball patrons insure rosy future for mobile ministry

Things will be coming up roses for Ascension St. Vincent’s Mobile Health Outreach Ministry thanks to those who attended the St. Vincent Foundation’s annual Red Rose Ball Feb. 21. Guests sparkled in glittering gowns and elegant black-tie attire during the River Club event, which featured a progressive dinner, live music and dancing. For nearly four […]

NFL MVP Jerry Rice closes out Florida Forum

NFL MVP Jerry Rice closes out Florida Forum

Crowds gathered to hear Hall-of-Fame wide receiver and three-time Super Bowl champion Jerry Rice relay tales from his storied career Feb. 25, as the final speaker in this year’s Florida Forum speaker series, sponsored by the Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Funds raised through the forum go to help build and equip an improved […]

North Florida Land Trust observes achievements, 20th anniversary

North Florida Land Trust observes achievements,  20th anniversary

The North Florida Land Trust (NFLT) welcomed guests to the nonprofit’s annual meeting appropriately held at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Riverside, as sprawling oaks and expansive gardens were a fitting backdrop for the organization tasked with preserving wild lands and tracts throughout North Florida. As the leading advocacy group for land […]

Local businesses raise funds to assist human trafficking victims

Local businesses raise funds to assist human trafficking victims

Four Jacksonville-based companies and one nonprofit came together to raise funds to help change lives of human-trafficking victims with a special event at Tabula Rasa Brewing Company Jan. 30. Banning together to do good were Rethreaded, FreshJax, Tabula Rasa, Craft Cuisine and Amelia Toffee. Guests were treated to a bowl of specialty crafted chili, which […]

Limousine scavengers raise money for women in need

Limousine scavengers raise money for women in need

Nearly 60 guests became much better acquainted with Jacksonville landmarks downtown and in San Marco as they competed in a photo scavenger hunt fundraiser Feb. 23 for Helping WIN, a nonprofit that supplies emergency funds to women in need. Based out of the Grape and Grain Exchange in San Marco, seven teams comprised of eight […]