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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 […]

Concert raises funds to help feed the hungry in Florida

Concert raises funds to help feed the hungry in Florida

Critically-acclaimed concert pianists Michelle Chen Kuo and son Christopher Kuo performed a two piano recital for the benefit of Feeding Northeast Florida March 10 at Friday Musicale. The musicians are currently on a benefit tour for nonprofit organizations across the country, with more than 30 engagements in 19 states across the United States. Their most […]

Caroline Kennedy ends Forum season with elegance

Caroline Kennedy ends Forum season with elegance

The Florida Forum’s 2017-2018 season ended on a positive note for the Women’s Board, which was able to pay the last installment of a $4-million, five-year pledge to help Wolfson Children’s Hospital become a Pediatric Surgery Center of Distinction, including a professorship in pediatric surgery. The Forum’s final speaker was Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President […]

Black & White Ball raises funds for those in financial crisis

Black & White Ball raises funds for those in financial crisis

Teal and gold fittingly provided the splash of color for Catholic Charities’ 26th Annual Black & White Ball, held March 3 in the U.S. Assure Club at EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The event serves as one of the primary fundraisers for Catholic Charities Jacksonville Regional Office of the Diocese of St. Augustine, […]

A Gatsby-style affair rolled out for Epping’s 30th

A Gatsby-style affair rolled  out for Epping’s 30th

It was an evening to remember at Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club, as founding members mingled with fresh faces in membership in celebration of the club’s founding. The Gate Hospitality group rolled out a Great Gatsby-styled affair Feb. 24 to welcome attendees with sophistication and flair to the mansion on the river. Music, fine […]

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