SOCIAL REGISTER

Honoring the past, recognizing the present, securing the future

Honoring the past, recognizing the present, securing the future

Three decades ago, visionary community leaders took a bold step to establish a common meeting ground for the entire community. Now the Jewish Community Alliance (JCA) is celebrating its 30th year of enriching lives in the community through unparalleled programs and services, by taking a look at its past, recognizing the present, and securing the […]

Love for St. Vincent’s mission always in the air

Love for St. Vincent’s mission always in the air

The 37th Annual Red Rose Ball, themed “For the Love of the Rose,” was hosted by St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation Feb. 16 at the Jacksonville Marriott at Southpoint. The black-tie affair featured cocktails, dinner and dancing, as well as a silent auction and a live auction. Co-chairs for the event were Sonnie Kim-Ashchi, M.D. and […]

World-renown soprano leaves symphony guests glowing with praise

World-renown soprano  leaves symphony guests  glowing with praise

The Jacksonville Symphony’s “Evening of Grandeur” began with a VIP reception before a performance of classical and contemporary works starring guest artist Renée Fleming, and conducted by Music Director Courtney Lewis. The GRAMMY-winning soprano wowed the audience with selections from Strauss, Puccini, Dvořák, Lerner & Loewe’s “My Fair Lady,” and George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess.” […]

Baseball executive draws large crowd at Florida Forum

Baseball executive draws large crowd at Florida Forum

Baseball executive Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, was the Florida Forum’s second keynote speaker in its 2017-2018 series, held Jan. 16 at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. Epstein, who led the Cubs in 2016 to their first World Series title in 108 years, drew 1,300 to the lecture, […]

Delicious Destinations delivers funds for community outreach

Delicious Destinations delivers funds for community outreach

After a four-month postponement, the 16th Annual Delicious Destinations was held Jan. 6, at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, a founding partner, along with Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits in partnership with Miller Electric, W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor, Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch. Event chairs for the program themed “Come Sail […]

‘Continental’ dinner series benefits Cummer Gardens reconstruction

‘Continental’ dinner series benefits Cummer Gardens reconstruction

The first of three unique dinner parties to benefit reconstruction of the Cummer Gardens, heavily damaged in September  2017 by Hurricane Irma, was held Jan. 11 to a sold-out crowd of 180 diners. La Dolce Vita – The Sweet Life – began with a VIP tour of art selected to complement the seated, family-style Italian […]

Nemours supporters celebrated at annual holiday event

Nemours supporters celebrated at annual holiday event

Nemours Children’s Specialty Care held a donor appreciation reception Dec. 7 at Epping Forest Yacht and Country Club to celebrate generous individual, corporate and community donors in 2017. Approximately 60 guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and holiday cheer to music by Steven Amburn of First Coast Music Therapy. A video presentation created by Pepper Lindsey […]

Local restaurant group, Jaguars host benefit to kick hunger

Local restaurant group, Jaguars host benefit to kick hunger

An empty pantry is no fun at any time, but it seems so much worse during the holidays. When the pantry itself is gone due to hurricane damage, the prospects of a happy holiday are bleak. Thanks to Black Sheep Restaurant Group and the Jaguars Foundation, families in need in Jacksonville and Houston had prospects […]