Social Events

Many of the top social events in the area.

Signature event doubles funds Raised

Signature Chefs Auction, held last month at The Florida Yacht Club for more than 200 guests, raised $126,000 for March of Dimes — a figure double the revenue from 2011, according to event organizers. Honorary Chairs Susan Gentry of San Jose, along with her daughter Alison Gentry Hiers, DVM and Nancy Chartrand and Meredith Chartrand […]

Hooked on Coastal Conservation

The Garden Club of Jacksonville was the perfect spot for The Coastal Conservation Association North East Chapter’s 22nd Annual Banquet & Auction. Conserving and protecting Florida’s marine resources was the lure. The dinner and live auction event, presented by Merrill Lynch Bank of America on Nov. 1, included a silent auction and raffle in addition […]

Literary lions on the prowl for ECS

Literary lions on the prowl for ECS

The animals at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens received a dose of culture along with their daily feeding on Nov. 3 during the Wild Reading Safari. The benefit for Episcopal Children’s Services included a pride of Jacksonville celebrities who volunteered to read a variety of classic children’s stories. Philanthropist and Ortega resident Betsy Lovett dressed […]

FinFest draws support

FinFest draws support

Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center held its FinFest on the River event in the newly redesigned Timuquana Country Club ballroom Oct. 13. The fundraiser broke through a prior record nearly tripling the previous efforts, according to executive director William “Bill” McQuilkin, Jr. Special thanks went out to the Presenting Sponsor, Florida Blue and the Honorary […]

Off to the races for JDRF fundraiser

Off to the races for JDRF fundraiser

Patrons helped raise money and mint juleps glasses for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation North Florida Chapter last month at the 12th Annual Miracles Gala. Held at the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra Beach, the part’s “Derby After Dark” theme helped draw an enthusiastic crowd to the seated dinner and silent auction gala. Organizers hoped […]

Hundreds groove to live music at Fletcher Park

It was the perfect blend of ideal weather, good music, tasty picnic fare, friends and families, and lots of lively conversation. The San Marco Preservation Society’s annual Concert in the Park, held at Fletcher Park on Oct. 12, attracted adults and kids of all ages who came out to enjoy the fun-filled, free event from […]

Angels take flight in park

Angels took over Memorial Park Sunday, September 30th for the 2nd annual Angels for Allison Festival of Flight! The Festival of Flight, presented by FIS, welcomed all to enjoy the live music, food, games, merchandise and art throughout the park. Memorial Park was hopping with Bay Street Band jamming out on stage, children bouncing away […]

Vintage Vegas inspires Cowford Ball planning

Cowford Ball 2013 organizers held “A Taste of Vintage Vegas” event last month at Five Fillies Farms to introduce the event to past and prospective supporters. This year’s honorary chairs are Hilah and Ron Autrey. Event Chairs Susan and Jay Williams and Vice Chairs Francy and Matt Robertson welcomed everyone to the gathering. The event […]