Sawgrass Marriott

River Garden celebrates in style, shines during a big night

River Garden celebrates in style, shines during a big night

It was an evening to remember for the River Garden Foundation, as the organization played host to a celebratory crowd that helped usher in its 30th Anniversary Gala. The ballroom at the Sawgrass Marriott played host to ‘A Time to Shine’, Sat., Dec. 10, where guests paid tribute to the almost 77 years of progress […]

McGala breaks own McRecord

McGala breaks own McRecord

Nearly 400 supporters came together to raise a record setting $600,000 to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville’s Gala fundraising event. McGala 2022 ‘Footloose Rewind’ — in celebration of the iconic 1980’s, was held Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Sawgrass Marriott Resort. “We are truly overwhelmed by this generosity from friends of the Ronald […]

First Coast Heart Ball raises nearly $300,000, most funds ever raised

First Coast Heart Ball raises nearly $300,000, most funds ever raised

The American Heart Association’s 2022 First Coast Heart Ball held on April 2 at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa raised $290,288 to support live-saving research, education and raising awareness for cardiovascular diseases and stroke, America’s number one and number five killers. More than 400 guests and 64 corporate businesses supported the event. Guests […]

Royal affair raises $583,000 for JDRF

Royal affair raises $583,000 for JDRF

In an affair fit for royalty, guests donned attire fit for a king and queen to toast Honoree Steve Halverson of San Marco during the 19th Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Miracles Gala at the Sawgrass Marriott Oct. 19. The evening, which included cocktails, dinner, dancing, card games and a silent and live auction, raised […]

Angelwood celebrates soaring possibilities

Angelwood celebrates soaring possibilities

Hundreds of guests turned out to celebrate Angelwood’s mission during the nonprofit’s annual gala at the Sawgrass Marriott resort in Ponte Vedra Beach Aug. 24. Chairing the event were Scott and Kelly Gramling, Mike and Natalie Rolewicz, and Robin and Dan Wahby. “We hope to make people more aware of what Angelwood does, day in […]

Heart ball celebrates mission, donors, volunteers and saved lives

Heart ball celebrates mission, donors, volunteers and saved lives

Generous donors opened their hearts and their pocketbooks to raise a whopping $1,063,000 during the 2019 First Coast Heart Ball at the Sawgrass Marriott April 13. The record-setting amount was the most ever raised by the American Heart Association gala, said Lisa Craig, communications director. The glamourous event was chaired by Russ and Claudia Thomas, […]