Social Events

Many of the top social events in the area.

Land of the Tiger fitting venue for gala

Land of the Tiger fitting venue for gala

Guests of the 19th annual ExZOOberation fundraiser mingled – safely – with leopards and tigers for a night of roaring good fun as they bid and outbid each other for rights to name and adopt a giraffe, a zebra and leopard cubs among other animals at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens. The Apr. 12 Tigers […]

Vegas-style fun nets proceeds for Jacksonville Autism school

The Ante Up for Autism Gala was a night of fun and excitement at the Deerwood Country Club on Apr. 5. Friends and families in support of children with autism turned out to spin the roulette wheel and throw the dice to raise funds for the Jacksonville School for Autism. Live and silent auctions included […]

Gala raises benchmark for heart disease research

Early last month the American Heart Association-First Coast raised more than $500,000 to support the organization’s efforts to fight cardiovascular disease and stroke. Chaired by Rick Cox, Fidelity National Financial, the 6th annual Tuxes and Tennis Shoes Heart Ball, held at TPC Sawgrass was the most successful gala in the local organization’s history. The evening […]

Saltwater Cowboys ‘n Gals fight cancer in a big way

Event chairs Francy and Matt Robertson and honorary chairs Alex and Scot Ackerman welcomed guests to the American Cancer Society’s 19th Annual Cowford Ball, which went off without a hitch last month. A good time was had by all who attended the Apr. 5 event at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds, making the rounds between live and […]

Glasses raised for Surf’s Up night of giving

The 21st Annual Gala of Giving saw many glasses raised in honor of Catholic Charities and its emergency financial assistance programs offered to the community. The fundraiser, held Apr. 12 at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort, drew patrons from all over Jacksonville to support the agency’s goal of preventing unexpected homelessness due to financial crises.  Call […]

Yacht Club Celebrates a great Member-Guest Weekend

The STEEG, as it’s become known in tennis and club circles, was a hit for the local membership and their guests. In honor of the late Stewart B. Steeg, the first commodore who made tennis a priority at the club, the weekend is dedicated to the growth of members who enjoy the sport.  The competition […]

MOCA celebrates a milestone in style

MOCA celebrates a milestone in style

With a cocktail party under the stars, fine art auctions and elegant décor throughout the museum, MOCA’s most dedicated patrons arrived poised and ready for the MOCA Classic– celebrating 90 years. Throughout the history of the arts in Jacksonville, one thing has remained a constant during the years of transition from official titles and physical […]

Spring for the Arts, indeed

Spring for the Arts, indeed

The 10th  Annual Cathedral Arts Project Spring for the Arts gala celebrated its mission– while raising over half a million dollars in one evening. The goal of helping enrich the quality of life in Northeast Florida by celebrating the creative spirit of Jacksonville’s youth was in full effect, as a youth performance kicked off the […]