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Celebrating 30 years with a Caribbean spirit

Celebrating 30 years with  a Caribbean spirit

Thatched huts, tiki bars, and a St. Lucia Steel Drum Performance marked Caribbean Nights McGala 2018, a celebration of Ronald McDonald House’s 30th anniversary serving families with sick children wishing to take advantage of Jacksonville’s medical community. More than 500 guests gathered in the ballroom at Sawgrass Marriott Resort May 19, raising $300,000 to support […]

Cultural Council’s Arts Awards honor best, brightest

Cultural Council’s Arts Awards honor best, brightest

The 42nd Annual Arts Awards, Jacksonville’s equivalent to the Oscars, Tonys, Emmys and the Grammys all in one, honored many deserving artists at the May 5 event at the U.S. Assure Club. Emily Lisska, former Executive Director of the Jacksonville Historical Society for 21 years, was presented with the Helen Lane Founders Award and the […]

Nonprofit helps thousands each year thanks to generous supporters

Nonprofit helps thousands each year thanks to generous supporters

Nonprofit helps thousands each year thanks to generous supporters Clad in “island” attire and leis, nearly 300 guests came together May 19 at the Timuquana Country Club  to support Jacksonville Speech and Hearing. All proceeds from FinFest 2018 directly fund the 69-year-old nonprofit’s mission to provide the highest quality professional and compassionate care to all […]

Florida Theatre evokes Studio 54 nightclubbing at annual gala

Florida Theatre evokes Studio 54 nightclubbing at annual gala

The Florida Theatre’s annual major fundraiser paid homage to the nightclubbing and disco music era of the Seventies, drawing hundreds to the benefit — called the event of the year by Numa Saisselin, president of the Florida Theatre Performing Arts Center. The May 19 benefit opened with a jazz funk trio playing during the cocktail […]

ExZOOberation Masquerade puts ‘fun’ in fundraising

ExZOOberation Masquerade puts ‘fun’ in fundraising

Despite the rainy evening, guests danced the night away April 7 at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ fundraising event, ExZOOberation: Masquerade Soiree and After Dark Party. Animal lovers and party animals wore black and donned Venetian masks for the swanky fundraiser held in the Shaba Terrace. DJ Vic Micolucci kept the party moving while guests […]

Securing future of arts education more important than ever

Securing future of arts education more important than ever

As public school board leaders grapple with decreasing funds for arts education, the mission of the Cathedral Arts Project is needed more than ever. Now in its 25th year providing underserved children and youth with opportunities in the visual and performing arts, CAP’s 14th annual Spring for the Arts gala will go far in helping […]

Looking forward to the future

Looking forward to the future

Friends and benefactors of Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS) gathered at the Prime Osborn Convention Center April 26 to celebrate the mission of “Heroes Among Us: Looking Forward to the Future,” co-chaired by Debra Pataky and Tammy Shumer. Honoreees included “the JFCS Faces of the Future,” Faye Hedrick, Tmima Neihaus, Alicia Rauchwarger, Lauren Rickoff, […]

Guardian ad Litem advocate for youth in crisis

Guardian ad Litem advocate for youth in crisis

For some children, life is a challenging place void of parental guidance, love, and compassion. That’s why the annual “There’s No Place Like Home” gala to benefit Guardian ad Litem Florida First Coast is so important and serves such a need in our community. The Oz-themed event held April 13 in the Duval County Courthouse’s […]

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