SOCIAL REGISTER

Art & Antiques weekend a boon for Women’s Board

Art & Antiques weekend a boon for Women’s Board

While all of Great Britain was keen with the news of Prince Harry’s engagement to actress Meghan Markle, Northeast Florida’s own philanthropic celebrities turned out for the Royal Affair Gala, kicking off the 41st Anniversary Art & Antiques Show, themed “London Calling.” This year’s gala was a return to the formal affair with full-length gowns […]

Annual ‘White Party’ raises funds for youth with ASD

Annual ‘White Party’ raises funds for youth with ASD

Guests came dressed in all hues of white to support the Jacksonville School for Autism’s 5th Annual “Dinner Under the Stars” White Party Dec. 2 at The Museum. In 2013, JSA established the “Dinner Under the Stars” fundraiser to support its Musical & Visual Arts Program. These enrichment programs include art, karate, music, piano and […]

Annual Oyster Roast turnout evidence of great Riverkeeper support

Annual Oyster Roast turnout evidence of great Riverkeeper support

The weather couldn’t have been better for the St. Johns Riverkeeper’s annual Oyster Roast, known for being one of the best parties of the year and drawing guests from all over Northeast Florida.  As it is each year, the Nov. 17 event was held at the Garden Club of Jacksonville in Riverside, where Fisherman’s Dock served […]

Library Gala celebrates programs, awards and supportive patrons

Library Gala celebrates programs, awards and supportive patrons

Proving that libraries are more than repositories of books, the Jacksonville Public Library’s programming contributed to many of the reasons why it bested 800 other Florida libraries to become 2017 Library of the Year. Supporters of the award-winning public library celebrated the honor at a cocktail reception Nov. 9 in the Makerspace at the Main […]

Fine wines, great music highlight annual Red, White and Blues

Fine wines, great music highlight annual Red, White and Blues

Supporters of  the North Florida School of Special Education enjoyed another fine fundraising event, the 8th annual Red, White and Blues, Nov. 18 at the riverfront estate of Gary McCalla, who has hosted the annual food and wine event at his home many times and continues to show commendable dedication to the school’s mission. The […]

25th Anniversary Gala is pure silver for River Garden Foundation

25th Anniversary Gala is pure silver for River Garden Foundation

Shimmer & Stars was the theme for the River Garden Foundation’s Silver Anniversary Gala, held Nov. 18 at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. The black-tie evening honored Barbara Parker, who co-chaired the Foundation’s first gala in 1993 and chaired two additional galas, and recognized 25 years of Gala Chairs. It also featured luscious […]

MDA celebrates year of progress, promise at Toast to Life

MDA celebrates year of progress, promise at Toast to Life

The annual MDA Toast to Life Gala, co-chaired by Elaine Ashourian and Randall Whitfield of Ash Properties, featured food, fun and music by Chris Thomas Band – an evening guaranteed to raise funds to send children with Muscular Dystrophy (MD) to summer camp, the highlight of their summer. Held at the Sawgrass Marriott Oct.6, guests […]

Families find hope, help at Red Shield Lodge

Families find hope, help at Red Shield Lodge

The Salvation Army of North Florida celebrated its fourth annual Red Shield Ball at the Adam W. Herbert University Center at UNF, Oct. 14, with live music, dancing, an elegant seated dinner, and live and silent auctions. This year’s honorary chairs for the sold-out gala, which raised over $200,000, were Michael Ward and Jennifer Glock. […]