Social Events

Many of the top social events in the area.

Salvation Army Celebrates its namesake, the Red Shield

Salvation Army Celebrates its namesake, the Red Shield

The Adam W. Herbert University Center on the University of North Florida’s campus hosted the Salvation Army’s Sixth Annual Red Shield Ball Oct. 19. The Red Shield Ball was launched in 2014 in order to raise funds specifically for the organization’s homeless shelter, located at 900 West Adams Street in Downtown Jacksonville and the services […]

‘Fun fundraiser’ supports children with Muscular Dystrophy

‘Fun fundraiser’ supports children with Muscular Dystrophy

MDA Toast of Life Co-Chair Elaine Ashourian said her goal was to have a “fun fundraiser,” so people would return to support children with Muscular Dystrophy. Judging by the joy her guests expressed, she accomplished her mission. Nearly 450 turned out to raise money to send children afflicted with the disease to summer camp and […]

Guests rock to Caribbean tunes during Morning Star’s Havana Nights

Guests rock to Caribbean tunes during Morning Star’s Havana Nights

Ricky Ricardo would have been right at home during Havana Nights, Morning Star School’s 8th Annual Gala and Auction Sept. 28 at the Haskell Building in Riverside. The event, which boasted Cuban-inspired cuisine, mojitos, open bar, casino games, a cigar lounge, and dancing to Caribbean tunes, helped to raise money for the school that services […]

DLC Nurse & Learn celebrates three decades of caring for children

DLC Nurse & Learn celebrates three decades of caring for children

DLC Nurse & Learn celebrated its 30th Anniversary of Hope and Miracles at the RiverFront Cafe Sept. 12. Local author and advocate Pam Tebow, mother of football player Tim Tebow, winner of the Heisman Trophy, was the keynote speaker at the event, which included dinner and a reflection of 30 years of miracles with the […]

Love for animals feted during Humane Society gala

Love for animals feted during Humane Society gala

Longtime animal lovers Tom and Betty Petway were honored during the Jacksonville Humane Society’s 21st Annual Toast of the Animals gala at TIAA Stadium Sept. 21. Hundreds of guests roamed the spacious US Assure Club West while enjoying scrumptious fare and drinks from 24 vendors and restaurants. Jacksonville Jaguars General Manager Dave Caldwell and his […]

Equal Justice Award named for 2019

Equal Justice Award named for 2019

Judge Hugh Carithers, chair of the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Pro Bono Committee, took home the Equal Justice Award hardware during the 20th Annual Robert J. Beckham Equal Justice Award Celebration Sept. 18 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.  Carithers recently retired after serving as administrative judge of the Family Division of the Fourth Judicial […]

St. Vincent’s draws a crowd for Delicious Destinations

St. Vincent’s draws a crowd for Delicious Destinations

The Ascension St. Vincent’s Foundation brought friends together, as top donors and the mission’s biggest fans made way to the beaches to celebrate the 18th Annual Delicious Destinations. The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club played host to the gathering of top chefs from throughout the Southeast who served superb cuisine paired with fine wines and […]

WeCare celebrates health of uninsured, community contributors

WeCare celebrates health of uninsured, community contributors

WeCareJax, an organization dedicated to improving healthcare access for the uninsured and underserved in our community, held its annual awards banquet Aug. 23 at WJCT Studios. The evening event rolled out honors for those that serve as pivotal contributors. The nonprofit’s mission coordinates a community-wide network of medical services to include the voluntary contributions of […]