Social Events

Many of the top social events in the area.

Annual benefit celebrates good friends, jobs and a home

Annual benefit celebrates good friends, jobs and a home

More than 450 enjoyed the 25th Annual Dinner with Bill & Friends Oct. 19 at The Arc Jacksonville Village and raised over $257,000 for the nonprofit. The annual fundraiser is named in memory of Bill Sackter, an early ambassador for The Arc Jacksonville, who spoke often of the need all have for “a good friend, […]

Lara Logan gets to the truth of the story

Lara Logan gets to the  truth of the story

 Lara Logan, renowned journalist and chief foreign correspondent for CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” shared highlights of her journalism career during an Oct. 17 appearance at the Florida Forum Speaker Series, produced by The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Detailing her most exciting and intimate moments during interviews with diplomats, soldiers on the front […]

Equal Justice honorees celebrated by JALA

Equal Justice honorees celebrated by JALA

Jacksonville’s legal community was out in full force when Jacksonville Area Legal Aid hosted its 19th Annual Robert J. Beckham Equal Justice Awards Celebration at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel Sept. 20. During a VIP reception, the attorneys had the opportunity to rub shoulders with the evening’s keynote speaker, Piper Kerman, author of the memoir, “Orange […]

Patrons rallied for survivors, loved ones at Cowford Ball

Patrons rallied for survivors, loved ones at Cowford Ball

The American Cancer Society’s annual Cowford Ball took up the theme “Party ‘Til the Cows Come Home” and patrons danced the night away at the Glass Factory Sept. 29 to one of the best dance bands in the country, Soul Survivors, from Miami. If dancing wasn’t enough activity, guests took the (mechanical) bull by the […]

Animal lovers’ generosity benefits veterinary medical fund

Animal lovers’ generosity benefits veterinary medical fund

Chaired by Jacksonville Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell and his wife, Joelle, the 20th Annual Toast to the Animals gave Jacksonville’s animal lovers a chance to sample some of the best cuisine the First Coast has to offer, while supporting the Jacksonville Humane Society. The Sept. 22 event, held at TIAA Bank Field’s US Assure […]

Must-attend benefit another culinary crowd-pleaser

Must-attend benefit another culinary crowd-pleaser

Over 450 connoisseurs of gourmet food and fine wine – and supporters of St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation – enjoyed two days of fine wine and delectable dining during the 17th Annual Delicious Destinations Sept. 7-8 at The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. The five-star culinary experience and fundraiser brought top chefs from around the country, […]

Downtown’s biggest, best indoor picnic draws crowds

Downtown’s biggest, best indoor picnic draws crowds

For the sixth year, the Florida Theatre’s Blues, Brews and BBQ indoor picnic and summer fundraiser, held Aug. 23, did not disappoint as nearly 500 theater lovers raised a record $40,000-plus in support of one of three remaining Florida theaters built in the 1920s. Guests enjoyed wings, pulled pork, smoked brisket and more from ABBQ, […]

Caring physicians honored as We Care celebrates 25 years

Caring physicians honored as We Care celebrates 25 years

It’s been 25 years since professionals from the Duval County Medical Society first formed the We Care Jacksonville network of volunteer doctors and nurses to donate care to uninsured patients, and the nonprofit celebrated its silver anniversary by awarding five of its own with Caring Awards at its annual gala Aug. 25 at the Marriott […]