Social Events

Many of the top social events in the area.

JFCS Gala a huge success

JFCS Gala a huge success

Jewish Family & Community Services, a 96-year-old social service agency for children and families, drew several hundred people to its “You Can Count on Us” gala Mar. 6 at the Marriott Southpoint. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver and Lawrence and Linda DuBow served as honorary co-chairs for the event, which celebrated JFCS’ work, and raised […]

Root Ball celebrates trees, a greener Jacksonville

Root Ball celebrates trees, a greener Jacksonville

This year’s 7th Annual Root Ball, held at The Museum in Midtown Centre in St. Nicholas followed a morning of successful sales at the 27th Annual Flowering Tree Sale. Late Bloomer Garden Club members Judi Hardwick and Marcia Simmons co-chaired the 2014 ball alongside Greenscape President Bob Chabot. The group took time out to thank […]

Celebrating miracles, honoring the best and brightest

Celebrating miracles, honoring the best and brightest

It was a night to celebrate the effort and hard work of our region’s best trauma team, not to mention, the work of the forces outside of our human strength and duty- the divine. The seventh annual black tie gala, A Night for Heroes, honors the hardworking men and women from Jacksonville Fire and Rescue, […]

Red rose ball a night for lovers

Red rose ball a night for lovers

The Valentine’s Day celebration of the 33rd Annual St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation’s Red Rose Ball was a smash on the day for lovers. Patrons arrived in their very best, as couples celebrated their special day in a special way with St. Vincent’s HealthCare goals and initiatives in mind. With their latest mission titled, HeartSmart, a […]

19th Annual Cowford Ball benefits cancer research

19th Annual Cowford Ball  benefits cancer research

Cowboys and the Salt Life converge at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds on Sat., Apr. 5 with the American Cancer Society’s 19th Annual Cowford Ball. Event chairs Francy and Matt Robertson, along with honorary chairs Alex and Scot Ackerman, and a host of many other Saltwater Cowboys and Cowgirls, are working like – well, cowboys! – to […]

Tritt & Associates holds annual seasonal celebration

Tritt & Associates holds annual seasonal celebration

Arnie Tritt’s 9th annual Groundhog’s Day party raised $550 for ACE Mentoring of Northeast Florida, thanks in large part to Robert Fernandez of Danis Construction, who donated his winnings from the 50/50 raffle. The Haskell Company’s lobby and riverfront cafeteria provided an appropriate venue for the more than 350 attendees in the architecture, construction and […]

JEB BUSH CLOSES OUT 2013-14 FLORIDA FORUM

JEB BUSH CLOSES OUT  2013-14 FLORIDA FORUM

The Florida Forum wrapped up its eleventh season as former Florida Governor Jeb Bush closed out the evening with a standing ovation. During his eight-year run in office, Bush became known for reforming education and health care in Florida, all while leading the nation in job growth and narrowing the student achievement gap. He joins […]

WEAVER’S HONORS SHARED AMONG FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES

WEAVER’S  HONORS SHARED AMONG FRIENDS,  COLLEAGUES

The debut of the fifth installation in The Legacy Series afforded community leaders a great opportunity to rally around Delores Barr Weaver, Leadership Jacksonville and its trustees. The Legacy Series highlights the life and times of Weaver, from her work as a local philanthropist, historic preservation advocate, NFL franchise owner and longtime champion for economically […]