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Walter and Michelle Stys: Giving Hope by Giving Back Walter and Michelle Stys began their support of Wolfson Children’s Hospital nearly 20 years ago when the two decided to leave their entire estate to the region’s only full-service, tertiary children’s hospital. Having suffered the devastating loss of his two-year-old daughter to a neurological condition, Walter Stys became a supporter of children’s medical care, and the couple established an endowment to provide permanent, annual support for neurosciences. This extraordinary gift ensures that, for generations to come, the Walter and Michelle Stys Neuroscience Institute at Wolfson Children’s Hospital will offer comprehensive, family-centered medical and surgical care for children with neurological conditions, while providing condition-specific treatment and rehabilitation tailored just for them. Their generous gift also provides long-term support for programs serving medically fragile babies and children with complex health conditions. Michelle lost her husband in 2013 after 34 years together, but knows he would have been proud to see how their gift is being used to deliver help and hope for so many children and families throughout our region.

Securing Tomorrow Together As the area’s only not-for-profit, community focused, locally governed and faith-based health system, Baptist Health invites the community to join us in Securing Tomorrow Together. Donations of all sizes help us continue our commitment to offer the highest level of health care by making important capital improvements, enhancing programs and building endowments so we remain strong for generations to come. To make a gift to Wolfson Children’s Hospital or one of our adult hospitals,contact Baptist Health Foundation at 904.202.2919, email foundation@bmcjax.com or visit foundation.baptistjax.com.

Ranked year after year among the top 50 children’s hospitals in neurology and neurosurgery care.


THE WOMEN’S BOARD WOLFSON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Extraordinary undertakings can spring from extraordinary loss. In 1972, Ray and Richard Martin lost a premature twin daughter. That tragedy inspired Ray’s mother, Ellen Cavert, to create what would become the hospital’s largest volunteer-driven, communitysupported source of philanthropy. Formed in 1973, The Women’s Board has grown from 41 to nearly 400 members and raised more than $26 million for equipment, programs and facilities at the region’s only children’s hospital between Orlando and Atlanta. The Women’s Board’s unparalleled success is a testament to Mrs. Cavert’s indomitable commitment to improving and saving the lives of children.

The Women's Board strives to further awareness in the community of the services and facilities of Wolfson Children's Hospital and to raise funds to ensure the finest available pediatric health care. The Women’s Board has funded many areas of the hospital, including: The Pediatric Surgery Center of Distinction Bone Marrow Transplant Unit Behavioral Health Center Kids Kare Pediatric Ambulances Children’s Radiology Pediatric Cardiovascular Program Children’s Emergency Center Newborn Intensive Care Unit Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

In 2013, The Women’s Board began a five-year, $4 million pledge to fund the Pediatric Surgery Center of Distinction—to provide children and their families with the best services and technologies, enable skilled surgical staff to work on advancing techniques, expand the use of minimally invasive and robotic surgery, and meet the needs of pediatric trauma patients. In addition to that pledge, The Women’s Board funds other vital services and programs, giving the hospital more than $1 million each year.


The Women’s Board produces two major events that together raise more than $1 million a year for Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

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LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHERS It’s finally here…Circles: Social Datebook and Charity Register, a magazine that tells the story of a charitable city built on the foundation of Southern hospitality, gratitude and an overwhelming sense of faith in a better tomorrow. We feel it is a fitting tribute to grace the cover of this inaugural issue with women who have led, and continue to lead, the way in philanthropy in Jacksonville. Compassionate dispositions, hearts for those in need, the ability to spur others to act and – ultimately – to donate and volunteer, our “Cover Girls” are just a few of the many women in our city who make a difference. How appropriate that they are adorned in jewels, gowns and superb smiles for such a precedent-setting occasion. They are our Grande Dames. When called to action, they give of themselves tirelessly, bringing ideas, special talents and funds to countless projects. In fact, they made the cover photo shoot an unforgettable experience, lighting up the room with energy and authenticity – not just flash bulbs! We are honored and humbled that this special group of women made it a priority to help launch this venture. As an extension of the cover shoot, a larger group of fabulous females, each with their own unique connections to the nonprofit sector, grace the pages inside. We invite you to read about the inspirational, uplifting and outstanding roles they play in our community. We also highlight the passions of our most bold givers in a section titled What’s In a Name? These donors enable construction of facilities for our healthcare system, museums, performance halls and sporting venues, and they better the student experiences at institutes of higher education. The goals of a healthier, growing city are realized by the impact of these humanitarians. The Social Datebook will help to deliver larger turnouts for fundraisers, grow initiatives and increase awareness of nonprofits and their missions. This calendar is a first for our city and will prove its intended worth. In addition, plan to visit circlescharityregister.com to get updates for event dates yet to be determined. The Charity Register, a thorough list of over 200 nonprofits, was narrowed down from thousands to those that have a significant impact on our city. We know we may have missed a few, but it will always be a work in progress. Circles honors those who paved the path to prosperity for our city and we raise up the next generation, which will continue the good works of their predecessors in philanthropy. Gratefully,

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G W E N YAT E S Faith guides Gwen Yates’ inspiration for giving and volunteering. Read about her passion on page 34.

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H E AT H E R L A N E C O U R T N E Y HELEN LANE, LAMBERT LANE

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To learn why the Terry name reaches from town to the beaches and beyond, turn to page 19.

Following a fine example, granddaughters Lambert and Heather respect their greatest mentor. Read more about the Lane legacy on page 45.

The Lazzaras lead by example – and their children learned to follow. Read more on this mother-daughter pair and their inspirations on page 22.

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Our cover girls – Mary Virginia Terry, Ellen Cavert, Betsy Ross Lovett and Helen Murchison Lane – are just a few of the many generous women in Northeast Florida who, through their largesse, have affected our community in so many positive ways.


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Stein, a standout in red, is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. Learn more about her and her husband David on page 21.

Caldwell has made it her mission to adopt and advocate on behalf of local furry friends. She and her husband Dave take time to make a difference. Read more on page 84.

This costume-clad, leading lady of philanthropy never takes a day for granted. A lifesaving experience and lifelong passion for education puts things in perspective. Read more on page 15.

More than just belles of the balls and grande dames of the galas, they are shining examples of why Northeast Florida ranks high on the list of philanthropy in the top 50 biggest cities. In these pages you’ll find the stories behind the causes close to their hearts, the reasons

behind their penchants for funding the arts, education, health, and the homeless, including veterans, pets, and the mentally disabled, and much more. In costume or couture, dressing up for charity is a way of life for Jacksonville’s philan-

E L L E N C AV E R T, G R AC E AND JOSEPHINE SARBER The Women’s Board is a family affair for four generations of Caverts. Turn to page 40 to read how tragedy turned into an everlasting triumph for Ellen Cavert and her next of kin.

thropic set. For the cover shot and this spread, gowns were provided by Linda Cunningham, furniture by Hugo’s Fine Furniture and Interiors, photography by Jensen Hande and catering by Liz Grenamyer.

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Jacksonville's guide to philanthropy — the events, people, and places that make us a charitable city.

STATE OF THE [NONPROFIT] SECTOR

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10th Anniversary Report

WHAT’S IN A NAME? Donors Leave Lasting Impressions

AN INSPIRATION TO SERVE FAITH AS A CATALYST FOR ACTION

NONPROFIT EPICENTER EMERGES Repurposing a Landmark

THE WOW FACTOR IN FUNDRAISING EFFECTIVE ADVI CE FROM A CREATIVE LEADER

ESSENTIAL READING LIST FOR DONORS FINDING A ‘GOOD READ’ JUST GOT EASIER

PUBLISHERS Seth Williams Pamela Bradford Williams SALES AND MARKETING MANAGER Debra McGregor NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Tarryn L. Bradford ART DIRECTOR Joshua Garrett GRAPHIC DESIGN Cheryl Mayo, Joe Bahret, Danielle Smith Bolt MANAGING EDITOR Kate Hallock

NEXT GENERATION GIVING Trends Emerge

SUPPORTING SULZBACHER

EDITOR Marcia Hodgson CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

A Campaign to Meet Demand

Lorrie DeFrank, Julie K. Garmendia, Kate A. Hallock, Marcia Hodgson, Vince Iampietro, Marion Johns, Doug Milne, Lara Patangan, Katie Smith

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INTERN PROOFREADER Sophia M. Williams

Our List of the Essentials

IMPACT Where Sports and Philanthropy Collide

PAYING IT FORWARD Beyond Business as Usual

SOCIAL DATEBOOK Top Events and Fab ulous Fundraisers

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MAKING THEIR MARK

National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is celebrated across our great nation every year in November. This year, the leadership of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) North Florida Chapter took time to plan a celebration of their own, one that recognizes altruistic and selfless acts in our local community. By bringing top nonprofit organizations, lead donors, private foundations and awardees together to rally for philanthropy on November 17, the results can only serve to elevate giving, volunteerism and charitable engagement. The occasion delivers a true opportunity to highlight the accomplishments, both large and small, that philanthropy—and all those involved in the philanthropic process—make in our region. Setting a high bar for others to achieve, the 2015 awardees and nominating organizations exhibit an obligation necessary to Northeast Florida’s growth and health. Kudos to the winners, may they continue to inspire through their fine examples of leadership, vision and support of others as they move all of us forward — to a better tomorrow.

2015 NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY CHAPTER AWARD WINNERS AND NOMINATING ORGANIZATIONS

OUTSTANDING FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONAL

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISER

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Carol Harrison

Ryan A. Schwartz

Tabitha and Jim Furyk

Nominated by: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville, Inc.

Nominated by: The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville, Inc.

Nominated by: Community Hospice of Northeast Florida and Wolfson Children’s Hospital

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OUTSTANDING CIVIC Rotary Club of North Jacksonville

Jessie Ball duPont Fund Nominated by: Family Foundations, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, LISC Jacksonville, and United Way of Northeast Florida

Nominated by: Community Health Outreach

OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPIC CORPORATION Bank of America Nominated by: Communities in Schools, St. Vincent's HealthCare Foundation and Sulzbacher Center

OUTSTANDING YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY Palm Avenue Exceptional Student Center Nominated by: Feeding Northeast Florida

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DELIVERING DATA AND A SNAPSHOT OF THE SECTOR

NORTHEAST FLORIDA NON Creating a lasting impact in our local community.

TRENDS REVEALED BY STATISTICS, RESEARCH In Northeast Florida we’re fortunate to have organizational leadership that understands the importance of research and indepth analysis of our charitable, nonprofit networks. What began as a collaborative project of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund and the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida back in 2005, the State of the Sector has become a fruitful research project that informs those seeking more insight on the sector. As a litmus for the health and vitality of our five-county region including Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties, the recent release of the State of the Sector 2015: 10th Anniversary Report provides resources for those who collectively seek sound data upon which to rely for sound decision making. Top donors and private foundations, nonprofit leaders and development professionals as well as government administrators depend upon such findings to make a case for their initiatives and goals. The study aims to provide a solid, research-based starting point for honest dialogue about the value and impact of the nonprofit sector as well as the challenges that it faces. The compilation and analysis of the research study was based on the size, characteristics and balance sheets reported by the designated 501(c)(3) organizations from as far back as 1998 and continued through 2013 [the latest available through the IRS]. This data has helped to provide insight – a glimpse into the trends of the last 15 years. The most poignant result of the findings is the effective reduction in donor participation rates from 2006 to 2013, even as recovery from the recession and economic stagnation continue to plague nonprofits. The study revealed a 15-percent drop in donors; almost 26,000 fewer people made charitable contributions during this time period. On the brighter side of the research, things are looking up, as fewer organizations are operating in the red and many of the largest organizations are seeing asset growth and improving revenue streams. Some of the most telling and compelling statistics and information have been compiled through the use of imagery for a quick, visually stimulating breakdown [see infographic NORTHEAST FLORIDA NONPROFITS 2015]. To read the full report, visit the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida’s website at nonprofitctr.org, scroll down to featured news and look for State of the Sector.

State of the Sector Fall 2015 research was underwritten by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund and falls under the custodial watch of the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida. Research was managed by Jacksonville University’s Division of Social Sciences under the direction of Dr. Ray Oldakowski. Data analysis and report preparation was provided by Mary Kress Littlepage, KBT & Associates.

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JOBS CREATED BY SECTOR

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41,508 Construction

38,443 Manufacturing

35,743 COUNTIES SERVED

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PROFITS 2015

Diverse and serving many needs

ARTS & CULTURE .................................... 10% ASSOCIATIONS ....................................... 10% ENVIRONMENT & ANIMAL PROTECTION ...... 5% GENERAL EDUCATION.............................. 10% GENERAL HEALTH.................................... 10%

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of benefitting society rather than for making and distributing profits. Nonprofits may to any individual. There are no shareholders, no equity investors, no owners.

Source: State of the Sector 2015 report, funded by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund Copyright 2015

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WHAT’S IN A NAME? The next time you find yourself in an auditorium listening to a beautiful performance, be mindful of the enriching experience that the arts deliver. Enjoy the long walk through the halls of the hospital and marvel at the outstanding world-class facilities and the care delivered to you, or a loved one. And when you attend a sporting event or attend a graduation at a local university — realize the growth and accomplishments that have occurred in the life of a friend or relative. These moments all become part of our experience, thanks to the generous nature of some of our city’s most noble givers. The blessings of their abundance help to deepen our collective experience; with gratitude, we share an inside look at their motivations to give.

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Betsy Ross Lovett

Giving brings joy to her life

“I receive more from the benefit of being a part of something far more than I ever, ever could give. I can’t tell you what happiness it brings to me.” — BETSY ROSS LOVETT

You might say that Betsy Ross Lovett hasn’t met a cause yet that she hasn’t funded, but it’s clear the Jacksonville native has a special love for learning, especially through reading. She has been a regular and enthusiastic participant in the Episcopal Children’s Services Wild Reading Safari, dressing in costume for the character of her chosen story. Mrs. Lovett particularly loves themed galas but loves most the opportunities to further literacy and education, believing that education, reading and the arts inspire people to become involved in productive endeavors. “It’s the joy of my life,” she said about her philanthropic gifts. “I receive more from the benefit of being a part of something far more than I ever, ever could give. I can’t tell you what happiness it brings to me.” Through her gifts she has funded the Betsy Lovett Courtyard at the Jacksonville Public Main Library and the Betsy Lovett Center for the Arts at The Bolles School Bartram Campus and said that many parents have thanked her for that gift. “A clerk in the grocery store said ‘My son was at Bartram and going the wrong way. Now he’s on stage in New York City.’ Imagine! That’s really saving a life and gives the rest of us great joy seeing him perform,” said Mrs. Lovett. In July 2015 she was surprised with an honor from Learn to Read Jacksonville, which named a portion of the Adult Learning Center at the Olga L. Bradham and Etta L. Brooks Branch Library the Betsy Lovett Reader’s Corner. “I was really quite surprised,” said Mrs. Lovett. “It was overwhelming, as these honors are typically naming opportunities.” Jacksonville health care has also benefited from Mrs. Lovett’s largesse when she created the Betsy Lovett Fund for the Advancement of Surgery and Medicine at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, renaming its Riverside surgery center the Betsy Lovett Surgery Center. Mrs. Lovett shares the story that doctors at St. Vincent’s Hospital saved her life in 1939, inspiring her to make the donation. On her ninth birthday, she was admitted with pneumococcus, peritonitis and a ruptured appendix; a new drug called sulfanilamide and an arm-to-arm blood transfusion saved her life, and Lovett has never forgotten that.

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J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver

Doing something to give back

SUPPORTING FUNDRAISING IN PERPETUITY Delores Barr Weaver firmly believes it takes diverse, successful organizations to serve a community with distinction. In December of 2014, she announced an initiative, one that backed that philosophy. The establishment of a $4 million endowed fund at the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida would deliver thousands to local organizations annually. The grant program, one that debuted in 2015, now funds 20 nonprofit organizations with grants of $10,000. Each year in perpetuity, monies are issued to support marquis fundraising events for select nonprofits. “It was very difficult for me to narrow the list of deserving organizations who work so hard to raise money, and so I hope you will feel special that you were chosen for this gift,” said Mrs. Weaver, during the announcement to the top nonprofit leadership that gathered at the Community Foundation offices. “You were chosen because you rose to the top by the work that you do. Keep up the good work, and we will all make a difference together.” The following list of nonprofits and their signature events were recipients of the Endowed $10,000 Event Grant Fund: • • • •

By her own admission, Delores Barr Weaver doesn’t relax very often or have time to read anything frivolous. As primary decision-maker when it comes to managing grants and donations from the Weaver Family Foundation and The Delores Barr Weaver Fund, Mrs. Weaver spends her free time reading anything that has to do with the nonprofit sector. Although her passion is to champion for the rights and needs of women and children, especially young girls, Mrs. Weaver and her husband, Wayne, have generously donated millions of dollars to the healthcare community, earning the honor of naming opportunities. Most of the major healthcare facilities in Jacksonville have benefited from the Weavers’ generosity, resulting in the J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center at the Mayo Clinic; J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Tower serving Baptist Medical Center and Wolfson Children’s Hospital, and the J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Women and Infants Pavilion at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Clay County. The name of the couple who brought an NFL franchise, the Jaguars, to Jacksonville is also found on a downtown community center, home to FreshMinis-

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tries, a harbor for youth and a place to pursue a brighter future through job preparation programs. Fittingly, the J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Community Outreach Center, located north of the sports district, recently became the recipient of an iconic jaguar mural previously installed on the Bostwick Building. The arts have not been neglected either. As Riverside residents, the Weavers enjoy walking through the historic neighborhood and visiting The Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens, where they have established the J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Community Sculpture Garden & Plaza. During an interview for a segment of the Leadership Jacksonville-sponsored Jacksonville Legacy Series, Mrs. Weaver noted that anyone can be philanthropic. “I like to think that you can be a philanthropist only giving $25 or $50. A lot of the challenge grants require that people raise a certain amount through smaller contributions. In that way people have been told that they can make a difference, no matter what they give. They can have ownership,” she said. “If you don’t have $25, you go volunteer, you do something to give back. It’s an obligation we all have, in our own way.”

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Barnabas Center – Empty Bowls Cathedral Arts Project – Spring for the Arts Clara White Mission – Miracle on Ashley Street Douglas Anderson School of the Arts – Extravaganza ElderSource – Night with the Stars Gateway Community Services – FLAVOR of Jacksonville and the Beaches Hubbard House – Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless – Transformations Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network – Coming Out Day Breakfast Jacksonville Children’s Chorus – Dancing with the Stars Jacksonville Historical Society – Gingerbread House Jacksonville Speech and Hearing – Finfest Junior Achievement – Smart Women Make Change/JA Girls ONE JAX – Humanitarian Awards Dinner PACE Center for Girls Jacksonville – Portrait of PACE Luncheon Ronald McDonald House – McGala St. Johns RIVERKEEPER – Oyster Roast Sanctuary on 8th Street – SHINDIG Theater Jacksonville – Production Grant Tom Coughlin Jay Fund – Golf Celebrity Dinner and Auction


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Richard and Kimberly Sisisky For Richard and Kimberly Sisisky, it’s all about making lives better

When you ask Richard and Kimberly Sisisky to reflect on their philanthropic efforts in the Jacksonville community and why they devote so much to help others, their answer is really very simple: “To make someone’s life better.” Sisisky, who serves on the board of the directors of Baptist Health, and his wife, who serves on the Women’s Community Advisory Board at Baptist, want to let the people they help know that someone cares about them and the issues they may be facing. “We likely will never meet directly the recipients of our charitable giving, but seeing the participants of programs we do support and learning the progress the agencies do in making lives better, this is a particularly good feeling,” said Sisisky who was recently named Trustee of the Year by the Florida Hospital

Association for his work with Baptist Health. Sisisky was also instrumental in the recent affiliation between Baptist Health, Flagler Hospital and Southeast Georgia Health System. In addition, he currently serves as chair of Baptist Health’s comprehensive fundraising campaign, Securing Tomorrow Together, which has a goal of raising $100 million. The Sisiskys are long-time donors to Baptist Health and supporting various programs and initiatives, including funding the annual lecture series which bears their name, the Sisisky-Kleppinger Lecture Series. The series, started in honor of Kimberly’s parents who spent their lives working toward specialized care for women, focuses on women’s health issues. Sisisky says he and his wife’s drive to help others stems from the values their parents incorporated in

their upbringing and which they hope to pass on to their children. “We were blessed with wonderful parents and grandparents who, in word and deed, always demonstrated to us our responsibility to help those whose lives were not as easy as ours,” said Sisisky. “So I guess seeing and hearing this all of our lives made it become a habit...indeed a good habit and one we are very fortunate we can share. “We hope our legacy is that we tried in some small way to help alleviate the burdens many deal with on a daily basis,” he added. “In my faith tradition, if you save one life, it’s as if you saved the world. Just because you alone cannot help alleviate all the pain and suffering in the world, does not mean you should not do anything,” said Sisisky.

“We hope our legacy is that we tried in some small way to help alleviate the burdens many deal with on a daily basis. In my faith tradition, if you save one life, it’s as if you saved the world.” — RICHARD SISISKY

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“We have both been involved in the community since we were very young. It is simply what we both love to do and it has always been a part of our everyday conversation.” — ANN HICKS

David and Ann Hicks

Community involvement part of couple’s everyday conversation

How fitting – and an interesting coincidence – that the University of North Florida named one building for a family inspired by a man for which another building is named. David and Ann Hicks made Jacksonville news in October 2015 when UNF announced a $7 million gift by the longtime community leaders, philanthropists and UNF supporters, to establish the Hicks Honors College – the University’s sixth academic college – formerly known as the UNF Honors Program. Before receiving that generous gift, however, in 2012 the University dedicated UNF Hall, Building 53, as Hicks Hall to honor Ann and David for their dynamic leadership and unselfish support to Northeast Florida. The seeds for David’s involvement with community were planted by his father in his hometown of Amherst, Massachusetts, then fertilized in Jacksonville in the 1960s by a man whose name can be found on the UNF Campus. “By coincidence, David’s first job was working for Jack Daniel at Stockton, Whatley, Davin & Co. Jack mentored him and encouraged him to become involved in the United Way and its’ agencies,” Ann

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said. Jack Daniel is Jaquelin James Daniel, for whom UNF named its administration building J.J. Daniel Hall in 1991. “We have both been involved in the community since we were very young,” said Ann. “It is simply what we both love to do and it has always been a part of our everyday conversation.” Later in life, the couple pooled their passions and focused on three areas: the Cummer Museum, where they both served on the Board, housing and education. “I was a new member on the HabiJax board when Mayor Ed Austin tapped David to head the Jacksonville Housing Authority,” Ann said. “At one point, I invited David to join me at a HabiJax board meeting. He immediately shared my enthusiasm over HabiJax and saw what could be done in collaboration. The result was a turned around Housing Authority and the number one Habitat for Humanity affiliate in the country.” After her children were grown and married, Ann decided to pursue a second degree at UNF. “The more time spent there, the more we realized what an enormous asset UNF is to this community. We decided many years ago to establish scholarships for

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students from HabiJax and the Housing Authority. “David made it a habit to visit all the applicants in their homes. The program has grown too large now and he misses that aspect,” she said about the Pathways to Success Scholarship program, initiated in 1996 with a $10 million endowment to fund scholarships. With David’s leadership, it succeeded in securing more than $15 million in donations from over 30 donors in Florida. Now, the Hicks Honors College will fund studyabroad scholarships, sending around 60 students a year on study-abroad opportunities for longer transformational experiences (summer, semester or year) and will fund Hicks Fellows, selected junior and senior honors students who will participate in undergraduate research, travel to conferences, special projects, academic competitions or performance opportunities. “We are very excited about the creation of the Honors College and look forward to watching it develop,” said Ann. “We have been very fortunate and have had a great deal of fun in the process.”


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Mary Virginia Terry Philanthropic efforts are second nature

“My husband and I have always believed that giving back to the community and to those less fortunate is so very important” — MARY VIRGINIA TERRY

To those that know her, they would say Mary Virginia Terry’s philanthropy – not only in the Jacksonville community, but throughout the Southeast – comes as natural to her as breathing. Mrs. Terry’s name, along with that of her late husband C. Herman, can be seen on many buildings in Jacksonville, however, their giving goes far beyond the beautiful buildings that exhibit their namesake. Born and raised in Quitman, Georgia, Mrs. Terry has lived most of her adult life in Jacksonville. Her most notable charitable work involves organizations centered on education, children, healthcare and the arts. “My husband and I have always believed that giving back to the community and to those less fortunate is so very important,” said Mrs. Terry. Their philanthropic efforts in the Jacksonville community can be seen at downtown Jacksonville’s Terry Theatre in the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts; the concert hall at Jacksonville University; the Terry Gallery at Jacksonville’s Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens; the Conference Center and Cancer Center at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Riverside; The Women and Infants Pavilion at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Southside; the Children’s Heart Center at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Theatre at the Jacksonville library. Mrs. Terry is also generous with her time and energy, which she has devoted to many causes in Jacksonville. She served on the advisory board of Florida Community College Jacksonville as well as the University of North Florida Foundation Board and the Jacksonville University Board of Trustees. Her commitment to give back to the community can also be seen through her service on the Wolfson Children’s Hospital Women’s Board, and the boards of the Children’s Home Society, Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, I.M. Sulzbacher Center, St. Vincent’s Hospital Foundation as well as the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Leadership Council. There is no doubt that the humble Mrs. Terry exemplifies the true nature of philanthropic giving and, with great joy, asks for nothing in return.

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David and Linda Stein Satisfaction comes from making a difference in others’ lives As a teen flipping burgers on Beach Boulevard 60some years ago, David Stein had no idea that his name would someday grace prominent buildings in Jacksonville. The David A. Stein Jewish Community Alliance and David A. Stein Campus at the Greenwood School are visible testimonies to the Stein family’s numerous charitable gestures throughout Jacksonville. Among the city’s most generous philanthropists, David and Linda Stein have donated millions for education, arts, animal welfare and other programs to enhance the quality of life in Northeast Florida. David maintains that his passion for giving back to the hometown he loves is simple: “I want people to be educated and stay in Jacksonville so they, too, can give back to Jacksonville.” “We want to support Jacksonville people and give them exposure so they have pride in the city and want to stay and work and live and raise their children here,” Linda added of their hands-on efforts to bolster their contributions.

Actively involved in their philanthropic endeavors, the Steins do much more than write checks. Through their scholarship endowments at the University of North Florida and Jacksonville University, they currently have 30 students who they mentor by engaging them in community projects such as building HabiJax houses, visiting the mayor’s office and exposing them to other opportunities to learn and give back. UNF’s David Stein Business Ethics Endowed Scholarship recipients affectionately call themselves “Steiners” in appreciation of the Steins’ gifts, which include a fellowship fund for graduate school. “David and Linda not only give so students can be at UNF, they also provide them with experiences that teach life skills and other lessons beyond the classroom,” said Joshua Merchant, Ph.D., vice president for University Development and Alumni Engagement and executive director, UNF Foundation, Inc. “David believes in young people and what they can do for the community. He lights up when he interacts with them.” To support the mission of a school for learning-challenged students, David established the David A. Stein Greenwood School Endowment. “These children who

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learn differently have a tough, tough time,” he said. “They need help to grow and dream.” Through example, he gives hope to all the students who benefit from his generosity. Working his way up through the company, he became a Burger King franchise owner and ran local restaurants for more than four decades before selling them – a lucrative venture that he continues to share with his community. Linda serves on the board at JU – where she earned a fine arts degree and was a Miss JU – and at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and she chairs Jacksonville Humane Society’s capital campaign to build a Humane Care and Education Center. David serves on Mayo’s National Leadership Council. The Steins strongly support the Jacksonville Symphony and donated funds to create the United Way of Northeast Florida’s Stein Fellowship through which young professionals help middle school students stay on track to graduation. According to David, the most satisfying aspect of his philanthropy is “making a difference in peoples’ lives, whether through scholarships or a community center like the Jewish Community Alliance or the Greenwood School.”


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Dave Kulik with Red Rose Ball 2014 Honorary Chairs Nancy and Gary Chartrand and Jane Lanier, president and system chief development officer, St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation

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Healthcare, education benefit from family foundation Sometimes the help received during a personal situation leads to an opportunity to give back, especially in the medical community. That wasn’t the case nearly nine years ago when Gary and Nancy Chartrand responded to the St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation’s “Building a Healthier Community Campaign.” “Our reason for contributing is not because of any family ties to St. Vincent’s but because we believe in St. Vincent’s and they really support the poor,” said Nancy Chartrand at the time of the ribbon-cutting ceremony, April 17, 2007. “We’re just so very fortunate that we were in a position to help the community and St. Vincent’s in this way.” The Chartrands contributed to the funding for the 55,000 square-foot clinic – named The Gary and Nancy

Chartrand Heart and Vascular Center Clinic Building – that houses classrooms, physician offices and the CardioPulmonary Rehabilitation Center. The healthcare community isn’t the only lucky beneficiary of the Chartrand’s generosity. Education needs are the primary focus of the Chartrand Family Foundation, created in 2006 by Gary Chartrand, executive chairman and chair of the board of directors at Acosta Sales and Marketing, his wife Nancy, their son, Jeffrey, and daughter, Meredith. Grants from the Foundation provide funding and resources to schools in lower-income neighborhoods, giving children and young adults the opportunity to achieve self-expression, personal freedom and financial independence.

“We’re just so very fortunate that we were in a position to help the community and St. Vincent’s in this way.” — NANCY CHARTRAND

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Helping to ‘level the playing field’

From education to healthcare to the arts to community efforts, Gasper and Irene Lazzara’s commitment to making life better for residents of Northeast Florida is evident through their extraordinary contributions. Since its founding nearly 20 years ago, their family foundation has given over $15 million in donations to more than 30 organizations. Notable philanthropic gestures that bear their name include the Lazzara Performance Hall at the University of North Florida, the Lazzara Health Sciences Center at Jacksonville University and the Lazzara Family Fine Arts Scholarship Endowment at UNF, as well as scholarship programs at Edward Waters College and Florida State College at Jacksonville. “A naming makes a very public statement about the level of commitment you have made to the mission of an organization. When it is an  educational institution, it speaks to one of our core missions, which is to provide opportunity, access and an effort to help ‘level the playing field’ for young people in our community,” said Irene. A former special-education teacher and a longtime member of the UNF Foundation board, Irene said one of their most fulfilling initiatives is providing scholarships to fine arts students at UNF. “With a belief that access and enjoyment of the arts greatly enhances quality of life, it is especially gratifying to help these talented students reach their dreams,” she said. Gasper, an orthodontist and founder of Orthodontic Centers of America, has made major philanthropic efforts to ensure that orthodontic treatment is available and affordable by working to increase the number of trained orthodontists and developing more efficient business systems. Increasing minority representation in his profession continues to be one of his priorities. The Lazzara Health Sciences Center at JU houses the orthodontic school that not only provides quality training to orthodontists, but also affordable braces to patients in the community. The Lazzaras also support the United Way’s Success by 6 program that provides scholarships for children to attend quality early learning centers. Additional recipients of their financial and other support include Florida Theatre, where Irene was board chair for three years, Jacksonville Humane Society, Sanctuary on 8th, The Florida House and the Jacksonville Zoo. 22

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“We also like to support events that utilize a lot of community volunteers, such as our hospitals and the American Cancer Society and Pediatric Hospice. These community efforts give everyone a chance to contribute in whatever way works for them,” said Irene. “It’s really about building community.” “Their gifts impact not only the institution,  but the entire  community,” said Joshua Merchant, Ph.D., vice president for University Development and Alumni Engagement and executive director, UNF Foundation, Inc. “They have also demonstrated how important UNF is to their family by introducing their children to the university and getting them involved in volunteering, as well.” The Lazzara family’s next-generation philanthropists – daughter Jessica Wynne, sons John and Christopher, and Christopher’s wife, Rachel – are following their parents’ strong lead. They serve on boards and are involved in efforts to support the library, MaliVai Washington

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Youth Foundation, hospitals and other charities. “It’s wonderful to see them taking off, finding their niches and having fun with it,” said Irene. Jessica, an attorney for a private equity firm, will be teaming up with her sister-in-law, Rachel, to organize a fashion show and auction fundraiser for the Mission House. Actively involved with UNF’s Student Affairs Community Council, on the board of the Jacksonville Public Library Foundation, and a member of the Florida House Board, Jessica credits her parents for her interest in volunteering. “Truly my greatest example is my parents; they both give their time and their resources to the local community and the national community,” Jessica said. “For so many of my parents’ friends, like the Steins and the Chartrands, this is such a part of their lives. Growing up around them and their examples of giving have been my greatest inspiration.”


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here is a scripture passage which says, to whom much is given, much is required. According to Gwen Yates, it’s the premise that guides the former City Councilwoman and longtime role model, as she spoke of her service to constituents in Jacksonville. ‘Much’ is indeed a word that could be used to describe her efforts on behalf of countless nonprofits and roles within city government, while working to improve the lives of others. In fact, during her 2002/2003 year of service, Yates was awarded City Council's most prestigious internal award, the Webb Award, bestowed annually by the outgoing President to the Council Member [or members] that best exemplify an extraordinary commitment to public service. Having served on a myriad of boards including the Florida Council on Aging, Healthy Families Jacksonville, Catholic Charities, Youth Leadership Jacksonville, St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation, and Life Care Pastoral Services, Yates has demonstrated exactly how much she believes in volunteering. “I learned early on that organizations can’t do without volunteers,” said Yates. “If they don’t have people to step up to the plate, they can’t effectively serve the people in our city.” Volunteering seemed to naturally evolve from whatever job Yates held. When she taught in Catholic school at the beginning of her career, she encountered troubled families and offered counseling; when she worked at a youth detention center, she worried about kids who committed minor offenses being locked up with juveniles who had engaged in more serious criminal activity so she wrote a grant to get funding to create an alternative program for them; and when Yates served as councilwoman for District 8, she used her government position to influence legislation that would improve the lives of not only those in her Northside district but throughout the City. For Yates, answering the call to serve is part of living her Catholic faith. “We seem to always be at the right place and time to help,” explained Yates, when speaking of not only her own service to others, but that of her husband, Alton, as well. “I think it’s God placing us where we need to be.” Married for 55 years to the Air force Lieutenant Colonel known for his contributions as a space and civil rights pioneer, Yates said they learned early in their marriage to support each other’s community involvement. “Our faith has kept us together and has been so important to how we live our lives,” said Yates. “We listen to each other, love each other and work together to try and make a difference.” It’s her passion for both the youth and the elderly where she has tried to make the biggest difference in both her 26-year career with the City of Jacksonville and her two terms serving on City Council. “I am very passionate about our youth and the difficult choices they face,” explained Yates. “Families have changed and what we see in the media that once was unacceptable has become acceptable. We need more people to volunteer to be role models – to be that person that someone will want to emulate.” While working under former Mayor Jake Godbold, she was tasked with centralizing programs that served the elderly. She was particularly concerned about the lonely old, the elderly poor, and about enabling seniors to live independently for as long as possible. Yates said being a member of the City Council was just another level of service where she could advocate for the community. Having embodied what it means to give much, Yates said it’s simply a matter of sharing her blessings. “I have tried to share my time, my talents and my limited resources to help others, especially the less fortunate,” said Yates. In Yates’ case, her faith and her blessings, as well as an abundance of love and respect for those she served, has made all the difference in the community.


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ples of Mid-Century Modern architecture was saved from demolition after sitting empty since its closure in 2005, when it had become unable to keep up with the technological requirements of a library that had transitioned from the Dewey Decimal system into the digital age. The Haydon Burns Library, named after the city’s longest serving mayor, was considered state of the art when it was designed by Jacksonville architect Taylor Hardwick. Built in 1965 at a cost of $3.7 million, the 126,000-squarefoot building was designed with floor-to-ceiling windows on the ground floor that, according to the book Taylor Hardwick: 60 Years of Design, “would attract people and create in them an interest to enter and find out what was going on inside.”

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Just as notable as what was going on inside was Hardwick’s unique design of the building’s exterior, featuring 88 “fins” extending from the second floor to the roof vertically, similar to the way 88 keys on a piano spread horizontally. The fins were implemented to catch the wind and cast shadows to help keep the building cool, creating a melodic design of function and fun, perhaps hinting at the playfulness taking place inside at the library’s former puppet theater. Today, that puppet theater is used as a lecture hall which seats 149 people and features a state-of-the-art sound system. Still, it boasts the imaginative scalloped stage proscenium original to the building. Perhaps just as memorable to Hardwick’s design is Momentum and Direction, the vivid mosaic mural made out of a rainbow of glazed bricks, designed by local artist Ann Williams. It wrapped all four sides of the elevator and stair tower on the east side of the building. Now, two sides of the mural are exposed to the streetscape instead of one. The new design also created an outdoor patio area for future retail space such as a coffee house or restaurant. Wherever possible, green building techniques were implemented, including a cistern used to collect rainwater to irrigate the roof-top garden, solar storage tanks that supplement the electric water heaters and a white reflective roof that helps make the building more energy efficient. So it goes, this melding of old and new, past and future. Much like the original mosaic of emerald-colored tiles that glisten on the exterior, the building exemplifies this patchwork of a long history of learning and service to the people of Jacksonville, one that continues into the future through the repurposing of the building as a center for nonprofit organizations. Brooke Robbins, Senior Associate Architect with KBJ Architects, spearheaded the $25 million renovation after the building was purchased for $2.2 million by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund in 2013. “This isn’t a typical developer property,” explained Robbins. “They looked at this as an investment.” It’s easy to see that investment in terms of the building’s features spread out over four floors including one below ground. There is a conference center and three seminar rooms; a Great Hall for receptions and exhibits; a roof garden for social events; a boardroom seating 45; a training center with four training rooms, and “Hot Desks” that can be rented by individuals for short-term work spaces.

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“We carry this as an asset, but it’s not simply for our benefit, it’s a community benefit. It is something that serves a much larger public interest.” — Sherry Magill, President of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund

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However, the Jessie Ball duPont Fund’s investment is not limited to the building. It’s an investment that was ultimately made in the community. “We carry this as an asset, but it’s not simply for our benefit, it’s a community benefit. It is something that serves a much larger public interest,” said Sherry Magill, president of the Jesse Ball duPont Fund. “What I hope this means is that those nonprofits that are really in the business of community building, helping our most vulnerable residents and citizens, will see this as their home.” Paralleling the innovative design of the building is the pioneering approach of institutional endowments that made the project viable. Given the erosion of capital markets resulting from the Great Recession, the trustees of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund decided to devote a portion of the endowment into developing the Center as a community asset. Just as its portfolio includes traditional stocks and bonds, hedge funds, and other assets, a portion of the Fund’s capital was invested into the Center. Of course, results from such an investment can’t be measured in dollar figures alone, without giving consideration to the public benefit the Center provides by serving as a gathering place for philanthropic and nonprofit organizations. Magill emphasized the obligation she and the trustees of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund had “to be ultra-responsible” with its endowment which was created by the will of Mrs. duPont, one of the great philanthropists of the 20th century who called Jacksonville home. While traditionally the duPont Fund is a grant maker, not a developer or landlord, the innovative investment in the Center is in line with the Fund’s principles by developing a permanent community asset. “It is absolutely in keeping with our mission as a charitable grant maker, but it’s part of a larger strategy. We have that money to serve a community interest; to serve a greater good,” Magill explained. “We certainly do that through our grant making. But, there are other ways to think about that endowed capital. With this facility we decided to convert some of our assets that are in traditional markets into this asset.” Although the return on this investment can’t be measured exclusively by capital, the benefit it provides the nonprofits are certainly tangible. “It drives down operating costs of nonprofits…allowing them to redeploy philanthropic dollars to their mission,” said Magill. “This rent goes to a greater purpose. They could never afford this kind of space, this location or this technology.” The Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center has the claim to fame of being the first tenant in the building. Lawanda Ravoira, president and CEO of the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, recognizes the unique opportunity that has been made possible by the Jessie Ball duPont Center, part of which was being able to design their space to align with their function instead of having to retrofit themselves into an existing space.

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“The message it enables us to give to the people we serve – the young girls and families who come here – is powerful,” explained Ravoira. “It says ‘You are valuable and deserve to be in a space that honors you.’”

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“We have access to great technology, which is especially important as we help our clients develop individual work plans and search for jobs.” — Lauren Weedon Hopkins, Regional Director of Catholic Charities

Crediting the visionary leadership of Magill, Ravoira said working in the repurposed space has been uplifting for their 13 full-time staff members who now have resources at their fingertips they would never have been able to afford on their own. However, for Ravoira it’s the message of value that it sends to clients of the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, which Ravoira appreciates most about being a tenant in such an extraordinary space. “The message it enables us to give to the people we serve – the young girls and families who come here – is powerful,” explained Ravoira. “It says ‘You are valuable and deserve to be in a space that honors you.’” Lauren Weedon Hopkins, Regional Director of Catholic Charities, is grateful to have the agency’s Workforce Development Program in the Center. “We are utilizing the state-of-the-art conference rooms for our job readiness trainings for our clients,” said Hopkins. “We have access to great technology, which is especially important as we help our clients develop individual work plans and search for jobs.” There are 10 tenants in the building, as of fall 2015, with another four nonprofits moving in by January 2016. Magill estimates there will ultimately be 16 to 18 organizations in the repurposed Center, which is thoughtfully designed to nurture team building and enhance the collective voice of the nonprofit world. “It is in the best interest of the community that they live under the same roof and that they enhance their collaboration,” said Magill, who hopes the Jessie Ball duPont Center

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will raise the visibility of the nonprofit sector’s potential to deal with many of the challenges in our community. Ravoira has already noticed the sharing of resources and deeper relationships with fellow nonprofits taking place. “The synergy between the different nonprofits organically happens is not something you typically get to experience,” said Ravoira. “All of us being in one space creates this incredible opportunity for exchange and for the work we do to be more closely aligned.” Rena Coughlin, CEO of the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida and a tenant in the new Center, believes the building, with its long history of service and unique features, is symbolic of the of the nonprofit community’s efforts to better the city. “I am thrilled to have an important marker in downtown of this excellence that portrays the nonprofit sector as innovative, as caring about recycling what’s important, about renovating and about transparency,” said Coughlin. “This building is beautiful. It’s transparent – full of glass and life. Even architecturally, it reflects the values of the nonprofit sector.” Like a story in one of the books that used to line the shelves of Jacksonville’s downtown library, the building designed by Hardwick and repurposed by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, has begun a new chapter. However its future is written, it will no doubt continue as it began, with a legacy of service to the people of Jacksonville. “I think that the future of this organization, of this building and of the nonprofit sector is that together we will be able to take on some of the biggest challenges of our times – poverty, homelessness and education,” said Coughlin. “Having a building and a presence that stands for that will really be a game changer.”


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Simple, successful fundraising INSTITUTE THE WOW FACTOR Serious about fundraising, major nonprofit organizations typically employ a professional fundraiser, often a member of staff with the position of development director, to reach out to philanthropists for financial gifts. But for smaller, limited-budget nonprofits, twisting donors’ arms often falls to the organization’s executive director. Even paying for membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals may be a stretch for the budget, so looking for creative ways to get needed funds can become a time-consuming exercise. Jaqueline Cornelius, Principal of Douglas Anderson School for the Arts, has developed a step-by-step how-to, almost a bible, for effective fundraising, based on her successful experiences. Cornelius is active with the Arts School Network, a nonprofit association founded in 1981, comprised of the leading arts schools and colleges. The Network is dedicated to providing leaders in arts schools with resources, support, and networking opportunities. Learning from her Network peers, Cornelius has turned the practice of fundraising into an art form. Fundraising is simple, she said, it’s about building connections and relationships. “I’m a facilitator,” Cornelius said. “I try to connect the right people together. That’s where the magic occurs. I build relationships and provide connections between those who have access and can make a difference with those who have needs and are deserving.” The most critical element in raising money is to have passion for your program and commitment, said Cornelius. Her motivation is the sincere belief arts education is valuable and important for all students. “It needs to be genuine. If it’s artificial, it’s doomed,” she said. “To create a program and garner support, you need to have WOW in front of you. When you talk with a person about what you believe, you want them to respond with “WOW! Let them see it for what it is.” 34

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Knowing the intricacies of your program is important, Cornelius said. Integral knowledge and data is essential so you can answer any question, she said. Because she defends the value of arts education on many levels, Cornelius formulates quantitative data to support her claims. Through a study she initiated to uncover indicators of success among Arts School Network institutions, Cornelius discovered art school students score 50-70 percent higher than the mean on SATs; the graduation

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rate at arts schools is higher (98 percent of the DA senior class graduated last year); and attendance rates are higher on local, state and national levels. “I use this information when I talk with people,” she said. Cornelius also utilizes other fundraising tools. Start with a vision. Ensure your mission is clear and simple. Know your purpose then define your needs. Develop a solid strategic plan and goals. Establish an advisory board comprised of key community members who will serve as guardians in times of hardship.

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Join local like-minded organizations such as the city Cultural Council, museum boards, the Rotary or local Chamber of Commerce, she said. Have staff members join national, state and local boards for their specific area. Host annual events such as galas where city leaders and philanthropists serve as honorary chairs and tie a major giving campaign to the event is also of vital importance. Establishing an endowed foundation is a good way to cover expenses not in the operating budget, she said. When building a bank of donors, start small by establishing one-on-one relationships with stakeholders and alumni before approaching community leaders and general supporters, she said. “Find out what they do for a living, what interests them. Perhaps they are costumers, or the executive director of the zoo. See what expertise and experience they have and what their interests are. Know your needs. Plumbers, architects and local businessmen all have connections and can advise you,” she said. “It’s important to establish a personal relationship with them. People often give because of you, not the institution. You as an individual are an important part in the success of the relationship,” she continued. Donors want to know their giving makes a difference. The value of handwritten thank-you notes cannot be underestimated and publishing a magazine is another way to thank patrons for their generosity, she said. “I say to people there are many ways to make a difference and contributing resources to DA is only one of many. You need to match the person with what they are passionately interested in,” Cornelius said. “It might not be art or education but hospice or the river or nature. I might connect them with Mayo, or the St. Johns RIVERKEEPER. The bottom line is to be genuine. This way, I’m still working to make a difference, even if it is not here, and that’s part of the magic. I’m a part of facilitating them with what they want to do.”


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THE DONOR’S ESSENTIAL READING LIST REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION FROM THE NATIONAL DONOR GROUP THE PHILANTHROPY ROUNDTABLE, PUBLISHER OF PHILANTHROPY MAGAZINE, WWW.PHILANTHROPYROUNDTABLE.ORG.

Five Books That Should Be in Every Donor’s Library Philanthropy – broad, complex, inherently personal – is rooted in a donor’s desire to make a difference in society In order to achieve results, donors must learn to collaborate effectively with individuals and with organizations. Therefore, in philanthropy, as in business, execution is

at least as important as strategy, and management excellence, as evidenced by effective decision making, takes on extra importance. Not surprisingly, Philanthropy magazine’s list of the best books for philanthropists leans in the direction of management insight.

GIVE SMART: PHILANTHROPY THAT GETS RESULTS Thomas J. Tierney and Joel L. Fleishman, Public Affairs, 2011

Give Smart is structured around a set of six questions the authors feel all donors must ask in order to get results, questions like “What are my values and beliefs” and “What is ‘success’ and how can it be achieved?” The result is a practical guide replete with real-life stories of how others have answered these questions for themselves.

LEAP OF REASON Mario Morino, Venture Philanthropy Partners, 2011

Morino’s book offers practical advice on one of the most difficult challenges facing donors and nonprofit leaders – measuring success. From his essay “We’re Lost But Making Good Time” on the challenges of truly measuring results in the social sector to his “Compendium of Top Readings” and a number of new essays from others, Leap of Reason is a concise guide to help donors get and stay focused on the results they seek.

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GOOD TO GREAT AND THE SOCIAL SECTORS: A MONOGRAPH TO ACCOMPANY GOOD TO GREAT Jim Collins, Harper Collins, 2005

Collins’ monograph offers strong counsel to those seeking results with their giving. Chief among his recommendations is the importance of “who is on the bus,” a memorable phrase that sums up the importance of leadership and teams in driving organizational improvement.

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Charles W. Collier, Harvard, 2006

Peter F. Drucker, Harper Paperbacks, 2008

Because philanthropy is inherently personal, this book is a good starting point to help address questions of concern to families of wealth. In particular, the book can help donors think through ways to share family values through philanthropy.

Drucker is widely known in the for-profit sector as a management guru, however, he was the original thought leader in the social sector as well. Given how important strong execution is to driving social change, this list wouldn’t be complete without Drucker’s wisdom.

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Northeast Florida, as throughout the country, young philanthropists are veering from their parents’ and grandparents’ traditional approaches to giving to their community. No less generous and passionate about their causes, they are more hands-on in terms of the impact of their money, time and talents. They want to know the deal and they use technology to find out before doJoanne E. Cohen nating a dime. They care about outcomes and help make decisions. They are all in. And they better be. They have a daunting responsibility. According to a report by the Center on Wealth and Philanthropy at Boston College, newly updated data shows that an estimated $59 trillion will have been transferred from 93.6 million American estates between 2007 and 2061— the greatest wealth transfer in U.S. history. Heirs will have received $36 trillion, with the rest going to charities, estate taxes and estate closing costs. To address what some observers are calling this “New Golden Age of Philanthropy,” nonprofits and academic institutions are conducting studies and programs to encourage philanthropy and help families make informed decisions. “For a period of time they might want to give to the same organizations their parents did, but they really are interested in other things. So the heart and soul of those conversations can be very difficult for parents and kids,”

said Joanne E. Cohen, vice president, philanthropic services for The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida who specializes in next generation giving. “Generations behind the Baby Boomers—X, Y and Z—acquire information differently. They are becoming more mile-deep than inch-across as far as giving. Neither is good or bad, but it’s different from how their parents and grandparents gave.” Sharna Goldseker In response to questions from funders on how to teach children and grandchildren about philanthropy—which concerns time and talent as well as money, which they often don’t have until later—The Community Foundation invited Sharna Goldseker, a national expert in next generation giving, to speak to participants of its Weaver Philanthropic Initiative and at the Donors Forum of Northeast Florida. Goldseker is executive director of 21/64, a New York City-based nonprofit consulting practice specializing in next generation and multigenerational engagement in philanthropy. Its name is a symbol of its approach to family collaboration, 21 symbolizing when young people come of age and 64, when people typically think about their legacies. “I was thrilled to meet next generation funders in Jacksonville who have a real commitment to their local community and an earnestness and curiosity for how they can utilize their resources to make a difference,” she said.

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VA L U E S B E F O R E VA L UA B L E S It’s not unusual to have four generations of family members older than 21 working simultaneously with nonprofits like The Community Foundation, said Goldseker, who helps people articulate their philanthropic identity and clarify their values. She referred to a 2013 study of 21 to 40 year olds from wealthy families conducted by the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Michigan and 21/64, which identifies generations as: Traditionalists, born 1925 to 1945; Baby Boomers, 1945 to 1965; X, 1965 to 1980; Y or Millennials, 1980 to 1995; and Z, 1995 to 2015. The report titled “Next Gen Donors: Respecting Legacy, Revolutionizing Philanthropy” reveals what is most important to Generations X and Y, who stand to inherit that unprecedented wealth: • Driven by Values, Not Valuables: They seek a balance between honoring family legacy and assessing the needs and tools of the day. They fund many of the same causes that their families support and give locally, so long as that philanthropy fits with their personal values. • Impact First: They see previous generations as more motivated by a desire for recognition or social requirements, while they see themselves as focused on impact. They want impact they can see, and they want to know that their own involvement has contributed to that impact. • Time, Talent, Treasure and Ties: They want to develop close relationships with the organizations or causes they support and they want to listen and offer their own professional or personal talents, all in order to solve problems together. They believe that collaborating with peers makes them all better donors and extends their impact.

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• Crafting Their Philanthropic Identities: They learn most from seeing and doing, or even hearing from others about their own authentic experiences of seeing and doing. Rather than waiting until the sunset of their lives to decide who they are as philanthropists and what legacies they want to leave, these next gen major donors actively craft their identities now and think about their own legacies.

Grace Sarber vividly remembers the sad day her newborn sister, one of twin girls, died when she was five. Now, at 47, she is president of the organization her grandmother started a year later to give other sick babies more of a chance. She represents the third generation of one of Jacksonville’s most philanthropic families, with her young children showing strong signs of bringing up the fourth. Grace’s mother, Ray Cavert Martin, gave birth to the girls prematurely in 1972, when Wolfson Children’s

Hospital’s equipment to care for them was woeful compared to the superior capabilities it has today. The improvement is largely because of Sarber’s grandmother and Martin’s mother, Ellen Cavert, who handpicked compassionate women to create The Women’s Board to raise money for Wolfson. Through its Art & Antiques Show and Florida Forum speaker series and donations, the board has raised $26 million for the hospital. “We have just under 400 members and we are


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“What they are funding is not as different as how they are funding,” Goldseker said. “The focus is on impact and due diligence where to fund and find systemic solutions to problems. They don’t just want to sit on a board. They want to serve organizations that represent what they care about and be partners with nonprofits.” “In the past donors might have donated clothes to Michelle Braun a thrift store to help folks. These days, they may still want to do that but also want to know what the organization is doing to help prevent homelessness and provide opportunities for employment to help people become part of the economy,” said Rena Coughlin, chief executive officer, Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida. For example, often our grandparents’ benevolent approach to charity was to write a check and attend an event, Coughlin said. Now young givers talk about venture philanthropy, the willingness to try new approaches and work with organizations to focus on measureable results. Frequently the “greatest generation” sealed philanthropic transactions verbally with a handshake, said Jane R. Lanier, CFRE, president and system

passionate about serving children,” said Sarber, spokesperson for her 96-yearold grandmother who still advises her on running the board. In June, Cavert received the Florida Times-Union’s EVE Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to Wolfson and numerous other causes. “My family’s approach was to turn tragedy into purpose,” said Sarber. “We’ve loved the hospital our whole lives. I volunteered as a little girl. It’s always been a part of my life and who

we are as a family.” As a child, Sarber remembers her mother volunteering, bringing babies home and nurturing them to better health. “That affected me significantly and is a huge reason why my heart is open to helping children who are not my flesh and blood,” she said. “We were raised with a very strong faith background and believe wholeheartedly that God calls on us to help others.” Four decades after Cavert started the board, its members remain guided by one of her “Ellenisms,” the

chief development officer, St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation. “The younger generation still wants to have that feeling of trust but they want to know more. People in their 30s and 40s say, ‘May I come and see the program and talk to the people who are leading this?’ They are not skeptical but they want to be more involved,” she said, explaining that this hands-on approach is a deeper engagement than Jane R. Lanier the older generation volunteering at such places as hospitals, libraries, colleges and museums. “We are delighted with the commitment demonstrated by the next generation of givers. Our young professionals group, Atlantic Circle, certainly demonstrates what it means to Live United. They give their time and resources, and they unite to make our community a better place,” said Michelle Braun, president and CEO, United Way of Northeast Florida. “They are always building relationships as they plan and implement community activities, such as building playgrounds, planting gardens, cleaning up campuses and canvassing neighborhoods to inform residents about free tax preparation and financial education services.”

directive “Most people aren’t going to say no to a sick baby. Your job is to ask them.” However, younger members are also pushing for a bigger social media presence and a more interactive website, Sarber said, noting people are going to pull out a credit card, not write a check and mail it in. “We have the most phenomenal group of young people—dynamic, smart, savvy and incredibly giving,” Sarber said. “I am so encouraged looking at the future of our board, hospi-

tal and philanthropy because of this enthusiastic group of young people.” She could say the same thing about her husband, L. Johnson “Johnny” Sarber, and their three children who also volunteer for Wolfson and who have agreed to make her board presidency a family commitment. “Yes, this is going to take mommy’s time but they will learn through this process that it’s not always about us. Sometimes life needs to be about other people,” she said.

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STRONG FAMILY TRADITION OF HELPING OTHERS From the patriarch in his mid-90s to the young teens, generosity is second nature to members of Jacksonville’s Gefen/Jaffe/Zimmerman family. Growing up, Barbara Jaffe learned the importance of giving through examples set by her father, Sid Gefen—a way of life she embraces with her husband, Larry Jaffe. Likewise, Barbara’s sons, Sanford “Sandy” and Bradley Zimmerman, and their children are carrying on the strong family traditions of helping others. His 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Florida College of Health and Human Performance for his contributions to Florida tourism recognized one of a multitude of causes Gefen supported to make a difference in the quality of life of people throughout the state and beyond. Jaffe—a recipient of the Florida Times-Union’s prestigious EVE award for her community contributions—shares her father’s longtime commitment to United Way of Northeast Florida, serving on the board and mentoring aspiring philanthropists through its Stein Fellowship program. “Barbara Jaffe generously gives her resources through the Tocqueville Society, a group of individuals who contribute $10,000 or more to United Way of Northeast Florida, and she has served as a mentor for seven of the 10 Stein Fellowship classes,” said Michelle Braun, United Way president and CEO. “With the objective of developing future community and philanthropic leaders, David and Linda Stein generously donated $1 million to create United Way of Northeast Florida’s Stein Fellowship.” Barbara’s father and late mother, Lois, had been active in their synagogue, perhaps the most notable passion of this giving family. Past president of his synagogue, the Jacksonville Jewish 42

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Center, Sandy Zimmerman, at 41, is president of the Jacksonville Jewish Federation, which provides such local services as adoption and nursing home support for Jewish and non-Jewish families and whose global affiliates touch lives around the world. “What they saw you do says so much more,” said Jaffe about nonverbal guidance from parents to get involved and give back. “They see not just talk, but action. Writing a check is important but the kids don’t see the financial part,” agreed Sandy Zimmerman. “But on Tuesday night they see that I am exhausted and still willing to go to a meeting. They see sacrifices for the greater good of philanthropy, like I saw from my mom. It’s wonderful for my kids to realize what is important to me.” Last year, at age 13, his daughter Brooke proved that she had been paying close attention. On her own for her Bat Mitzvah project, she researched philanthropies worldwide and launched an on-line fund-raising campaign to raise money for Innovation Africa. Her dad matched the $2,500 she raised and the agency combined the total with the proceeds from another student’s campaign to install a solar system to provide energy to pump clean water to a rural village of 7,000 people. The teen’s initiative is an example of how the younger generation—in her case

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the youngest, Generation Z—uses technology to research and fund charities and seeks services with significant impacts. “They are hands-on. They don’t want to just write a check. They want to see the differences they make. In a lot of charities, it’s time, talent or treasury, a least two of the three. Young people today are involved in all three,” said Jaffe, who works in management for The Jaffe Group at Morgan Stanley with her sons. “That has always been a way of life for my family, giving back to the community.” “That family is beyond generous with their time and commitment to charity,” said Kellie Ann Kelleher, director of major gifts, American Cancer Society, recalling Bradley’s young son, Josh, doing a project with at-risk children at Daniel Kids Foundation for his Bar Mitzvah. And so it continues.

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“Young people today 35 and under are very motivated by the mission of the charity,” said Grace Sarber, president of The Women’s Board that her grandmother, Ellen Cavert, started 42 years ago to raise awareness and funds for Wolfson Children’s Hospital. “Taking them on hospital tours is their favorite thing. They are the most ardent supporters because of what they see there.” A young philanthropist herself at 47, Sarber and her family have played major roles in the board’s two biggest fundraisers, The Art & Antiques Show and Florida Forum. It has raised more than $26 million for Wolfson since its inception. Sarber’s counterpart, Heather Lane Courtney, 31, also the granddaughter of an extraordinary philanthropist, is the youngest person to chair Jacksonville’s prestigious Cowford Ball, held Oct. 3 at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds to benefit the American Cancer Society. Reluctant to accept the high-profile position she shares with her husband, Will, because of her youth and inexperience, she was persuaded by the gala’s impact on combating cancer by raising more than $7 million over the past two decades. Acknowledging that her younger generation may not yet have the wealth to be major donors, Courtney said they are generous with their time and talents. “The commodity we give back is our time, and getting involved is the best way to give that,” she said. “I can give time much easier than I can give $2,000.” At 41, Sanford “Sandy” Zimmerman is president of the Jacksonville Jewish Federation, whose philanthropic outreach extends from Northeast Florida to Europe and Asia. Grandson of Sid Gefen and son of Barbara Jaffe, both highly respected local philanthropists, Zimmerman observes changes in the generations’ philanthropic gestures. “Old school donors wrote the checks. The new generation wants to go to the former Soviet Union and meet the families,” Zimmerman said. “They want a sense of fulfillment and need to do more due diligence. There is clearly a difference from my grandfather’s generation.” Zimmerman recognizes the responsibilities of his and his children’s generations. “It’s also the legacy aspect,” he said. “Our parents and grandparents started the foundations. The kids actually are responsible for distributing the money.”

Kellie Ann Kelleher, director of major gifts, American Cancer Society, agrees. “The previous generation went out and called on their fellow CEOs and local guys and said, ‘We need money.’ Now it’s let’s start a social media campaign, let’s get on the radio or a web site and donate a dollar,” she said. “For example, dance marathon campaigns are raising millions of dollars. And these are college students.” Kellie Ann Kelleher Kelleher said although that’s more work than asking one philanthropist for a large amount of money, charities have to change with the times. “If donors want to see and feel and be a part of the impact, bring them to the projects,” she said. Lanier views technology as important but not replacing personal relationships. “I have no problem with Facebook and Twitter and you have to have your own website. But no one is giving you a major gift on social media,” she said.

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It doesn’t take someone from Generation X, Y or Z, or even a Baby Boomer, to realize how technology has changed philanthropy. In March, local philanthropist Helen Murchison Lane, 91, received word that her alma mater, Virginia’s Sweet Briar College, was closing because of its dire financial situation. “The very next day the alumni got together by email. They raised $26 million in two months and it’s still open,” she said. “Sweet Briar could not have been saved in my day.” Courtney, Lane’s granddaughter, said her “immediate gratification generation” embraces technology not only to raise funds but also to research data of organizations they support. “It’s no longer a question of whether something is acceptable on line, it’s how good it is. Organizations looking to engage Generation Y and later have to have not just a website but a social presence, as well,” she said, calling her age group the last to use paper encyclopedias.

Still, it all comes back to example, philanthropy’s most solid foundation. As a child Lane observed the community service of her parents and other older relatives. She spent all her adult life acting on her devotion to Jacksonville, from co-founding the Women’s Giving Alliance to donating The Pink House, one of many Victorian-style homes she restored, to the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center for counseling services for atrisk girls. She and her late husband, Edward W. Lane Jr., raised their four children to give back, a tradition that continues with their 13 grandchildren. “It was the way we lived. I don’t think I said, ‘Go out and do volunteer work’,” Lane said of setting examples for her children. “They have good sense and good educations and they, too, think it’s important to help others.” Courtney maintains that her grandmother’s generosity, as well as that of her Ringhaver grandparents, also highly recognized locally for their

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philanthropy, influenced her community involvement. This year’s 20th anniversary Cowford Ball was presented by Ring Power Corporation, her mother’s family’s company. Karen Wolfson, who has made significant contributions to Wolfson Children’s Hospital through her extraordinary volunteerism including service on its board and The Woman’s Board that supports the hospital, believes philanthropy comes from the heart. “Children who see philanthropy of action or money grow up with that model of really wanting to give to others and make a difference. I definitely believe that parents and grandparents can and do instill a love of giving in their children,” she said. “Many people give of themselves and it often has nothing to do with their bank accounts. It takes both time and financial gifts from the heart to make our world better.” Cohen said that is the most important message she shares with classes of the Weaver Philanthropic Initiative, a Community Foundation program to support next generation philanthropists. “It takes all of those ways of being philanthropic to make our community strong,” she

said. “People may not have the wealth but have time and talent. That is just as important.” “I learned from my parents that there is no one-way street in Jacksonville,” said Jay Demetree, referring to their obligations to the city, as well as the country, that has given them so much. His father, a real estate developer and banker who died in April, and his mother established the Jack and Betty Demetree Family Foundation. Jay, president and CEO of Demetree Brothers and board member of St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation, and his wife, Tammy, and their children continue to uphold the family’s philanthropic values, particularly concerning children’s causes. Acknowledging his family’s good fortune, Demetree recalled his parents telling him, “What you have is a gift from God. You have an obligation to make sure others benefit.” Overall, he believes Jacksonville gets an A+, too. “Generous is an understatement,” Demetree said. “We might be a big city but we have a small town feel and people take care of each other here.”

For more information: http://www.nextgendonors.org/ ( The report, “Next Gen Donors: Respecting Legacy, Revolutionizing Philanthropy” ) • http://2164.net/ ( 21/64, a non-profit specializing in next generation philanthropy ) • https://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/research_sites/cwp/pdf/Wealth%20Press%20Release%205.28-9.pdf ( U.S. wealth transfer report by the Center on Wealth and Philanthropy at Boston College )

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“I T NEV ER OC CURRED T O ME T O L I V E ANY OTHER WAY T H AN H ELPI NG WH EN S OMEONE NEEDED H ELP. WE’RE AL L S UPPOSED T O TAK E CA RE OF EACH OT H ER.” — Helen Murchison Lane

A MONUMENTAL MATRIARCH LEADING BY EXAMPLE, A VALUED MENTOR HELPS TO MAKE THE FUTURE A BIT BRIGHTER At her Ortega home, Helen Murchison Lane took a break from making phone calls on behalf of the St. Johns River to talk about changes she sees in how people help others these days. Soon she would be leaving for a St. Johns RIVERKEEPER meeting. At 91, Mrs. Lane belies recent studies showing that young philanthropists care more about the values and impact of their philanthropy than their predecessors. Mrs. Lane has always been all in. “It seems like a normal thing to want to do, to say thank you for the life you live. Helping others is right in line with that,” Mrs. Lane said. “It never occurred to me to live any other way than helping when someone needed help. We’re all supposed to

take care of each other.” As Mrs. Lane observed the philanthropic gestures of her father, who graduated from Harvard the day she was born, and other family members, so her four children and 13 grandchildren witness hers. Known throughout Northeast Florida as a philanthropist extraordinaire for her contributions to art, restoration, education and a multitude of other charitable causes, Mrs. Lane is as humble as she is generous. “I’m just an elderly housewife who loves Jacksonville and if I have helped I am grateful because that’s the way it should be,” she said. “Her entire life, after her children, her full-time job was Jacksonville,” Heather Lane Courtney said of her grandmother.

“After college she went to work volunteering. I wanted to do the same.” No question, said Heather, examples set by her parents and grandparents on both the Lane and Ringhaver sides of her family nurtured her passion for giving back to her community. At 31, Heather is the youngest cochair of the Cowford Ball to benefit the American Cancer Society. Serving with her 33-year-old husband, Will, she is well on her way to following in her grandmother’s footsteps—“big shoes to fill,” she said. Hesitant at first to accept the daunting responsibility, the couple accepted after Heather’s step-grandmother and Will’s grandfather died of cancer. “It’s such an incredible honor. We didn’t feel worthy of it,” Heather said. “But everybody is touched by cancer.” Like her grandmother, Heather became involved in the Junior League of Jacksonville and Cummer Museum, and volunteered at various charitable events. Yet both recognize that the challenges and opportunities of the

younger philanthropists are different from those of older generations. Heather, who is employed by Ring Power Corporation as power systems marketing and business development manager, said Jacksonville is fortunate to have many wealthy individuals who support a wide variety of causes, even though the younger ones may have more time than money to give right now. Heather’s 22-year-old sister, Lambert Lane, is on the cusp of joining the next generation of givers. Although still a student in college, she is passionate about dance and children and hopes to put the two together in the future. “Children need caring and I think I can bring that to children through dance,” said Lambert. “I want to help impoverished kids learn to express themselves through dance.” Like her older sister, Lambert said her grandmother is her inspiration. “She is the best woman I know. She’s constantly giving back, and she is so humble.” “I am proud of their generation,” said Mrs. Lane.

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FUTURE LEADERS LEARN OF CRITICAL ISSUES AND ABUNDANT OPPORTUNITIES In support of the next generation of philanthropists, for 16 years The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida has been offering an in-depth program to help ensure their success. Six months of classes combined with hands-on grantmaking help them see opportunities and potential. Participants contribute to a grantmaking pool and class members identify goals for their philanthropy and use the funds to make grants in support of them, according to the nonprofit. In 2013 it was renamed the Weaver Philanthropic Initiative in recognition of the philanthropic leadership provided to the community by J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver. “Since 1999, The Community Foundation has been honored to work with more than 75 emerging philanthropists as they frame their personal philanthropic mission,” said Joanne E. Cohen, the foundation’s vice president, philanthropic services, who specializes in next generation giving. “Connecting participants with leaders of the incredible nonprofit organizations in Northeast Florida and assisting them with their personal grantmaking expands their awareness of our community, which benefits us all. We are proud of the more than $380,000 that has been granted since the program began.”

Annie Bryan

The Weaver Philanthropic Initiatives class was an invaluable learning experience. Our class had the opportunity to learn from community leaders, national experts, each other and the staff at the Community Foundation. I was especially grateful for the guidance and help in shaping my personal philanthropic goals and mission, and I’m excited to continue my future philanthropy with the background and knowledge I gained from the class.  Founder and CEO, HeroMe Philanthropic cause: Pediatric Healthcare

Josh Bryan

WPI provided tons of great takeaways, but there are two that really stand out. First, Jacksonville is an incredibly charitable city. There are so many diverse people supporting so many great and varied organizations. The second is to give deliberately and strategically whether it’s with your time, talents or money. No matter how much you can volunteer or give, it will be a lot more effective if there is a plan and it's not just passed out to whoever asks. Vice Chairman/Co-Founder, Brightway Insurance, Inc. Philanthropic Cause: Mentorship program for LGBT college students

Michael Miller    

One of the lessons I have taken away from the program is the need to be much more strategic with my giving. Instead of giving to a wide range of causes, I can get a bigger impact by focusing my resources, both time and treasure, on a specific area of need. Another takeaway is that with this new focus, there will be times that I need to decline requests for funding of needy causes, but those times I say no will make the times I do say yes that much more powerful and impactful. Probably the biggest lesson was that as a philanthropist, there are so many forms of capital that are valuable with financial being not even close to the top of the list. Everyone can be a philanthropist! It does not cost a penny to give of your time, expertise, guidance and making social connections. Financial Advisor Philanthropic Cause: Education

Buck Williams

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The Weaver Philanthropic Initiative was a wonderful experience that provided many, many lessons, thoughts and ideas on individual philanthropy and how to be most effective with your giving. One of the major “aha moments” I experienced during the class, which immediately influenced my actions, was the realization that philanthropy is about so much more than giving money. You have the ability to make such an impactful difference with your time, knowledge, network and other aspects of your personal and professional life. I have seen firsthand how giving your time and effort can help drive results and accomplish goals of an organization faster and more effectively than just making a donation. For most any organization more donations are better than less, but as a young professional starting a family it was invigorating to learn that giving money is only a part of philanthropy and giving time can be even more impactful.


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I.M. Sulzbacher Center vision of “ending homelessness one person at a time” is a step closer to fulfillment, thanks to many wellknown area philanthropists and businesses. Fourteen donors have stepped up to the plate to help fund Sulzbacher Village, a new campus for homeless women, children, and families. After 20 years of offering comprehensive services to Jacksonville’s homeless men, women, and children at locations downtown and at Jacksonville Beach, the new campus will reach more homeless to provide food, shelter, comprehensive health care, and life-skills training. “Sulzbacher Village will build its new campus outside of the downtown core, where our homeless women and families can live safely and continue to access the services they need to put their lives back together,” said Cindy Funkhouser, Sulzbacher President and CEO. The facility will include studio, one-, and two-bedroom units to house single women, female veterans, and two-parent families, with a total of 70 units accommodating up to 310 people, while 30 more units will house women and families in need of short-term emergency housing and medical respite care. “Women and children are the largest segment of homeless today. There are 200 at Sulzbacher Center, with a waiting list,” said W.C. Gentry, chair of the

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Rendering of proposed new center courtesy of The Stellar Group

“...women and families can live safely and continue to access the services they need to put their lives back together,” — Cindy Funkhouser

“Opening Doors” fundraising campaign. Gentry was instrumental in helping the Center obtain land needed for the new Village. In 2012 when his father died at age 94, Gentry sought to honor his dad and talked with the minister about using 4.5 acres of church land for a playground in his father’s name. However, Gentry said he knew of the Sulzbacher Center’s long-time dream of the building project. He said he put two and two together and spoke with people at the Center about the church’s available acreage. “The church embraced the idea of using the land for the Sulzbacher Center’s project,” said Gentry. The United Methodist Church agreed to a long-term lease for $1 per year, he said, adding that the plan fits with the Methodist Church Conference’s commitment to do local missionary work for communities in need.

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Rendering of proposed new center courtesy of The Stellar Group

The Opening Doors fundraising campaign has so far raised $16 million, with about $11 million awarded in the form of low-income tax credits from the State of Florida (Florida Housing Finance Corporation) along with other programs, while almost $5 million more was raised from individual and foundation donations. The initial seed money was provided by Gentry, who expects the balance of $2.5 million to be raised by the public campaign by the end of 2015. The Lead Gift for the project came from the Lucy B. Gooding Charitable Foundation Trust, while naming opportunities came from a variety of trusts, funds, corporations and individuals, such as Gentry and Murphy. Florida Blue will name the pediatric clinic, along with Baptist Health/Wolfson Children’s Hospital, which will be providing operational support and funding. The entire female veterans’ wing and its rooms have

been named by the Delores Barr Weaver Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida; the single women’s wing will be named for Julia Taylor, and the family wing will be named for Susan and W.C. Gentry. The main lobby will be named for Ginny Myrick, the waiting room of the clinic will be named for Hugh Greene, and the resident resource center will be named for Dan Murphy. The central courtyard and gardens will be named for the Bryan Family Trustees of The Henry and Lucy Gooding Endowment, while the courtyard playground will be named for McGuireWoods. The daycare center playground has been named by the DuBow Family Foundation. The children’s program playground will be named for The Stellar Group, the children’s computer lab will be named for Drs. Julie and Duncan Baker, and the children’s program basketball court will be named for Patrick Geraghty.

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ur region is full of outstanding nonprofits and the effects they have on the lives of Northeast Florida residents is incalculable. The initiatives administered, on their behalf, transcend all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds present in our city’s vast landscape. These nonprofit organizations formed to benefit society, as their purpose is to serve the greater good by distributing funds, goods and ‘for fee’ services through a network of collaboration and shared sacrifice. The demand for services, however great and growing, must be met in order to ensure the health of our citizens. In order to foster the support of our unique nonprofit sector, interconnectedness is imperative in today’s world. Through this list of charitable organizations, the goal is to broaden the reach of those serving our city’s most vulnerable citizens, doing the most good. Many families and individuals undergo loss, or have recently undergone loss; whether it be a family member, a job or even a home during a difficult economic climate, many are looking for a way to a better life. By publishing this comprehensive guide, the power to connect donors, development and fundraising professionals, volunteers and corporate decision-makers will be enhanced, creating a wider safety net for members of our community. This guide will help to nurture better relationships for a healthier tomorrow. After all, we’re all in this together.

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UNITED WAY UNITED WAY PROGRAM BREAKS DOWN BARRIERS TO SUCCESS Many teenage girls focus on clothing, hair styles and postings on social media, but 13-year-old Laila Farrington had much more to be concerned about. Her parents were incarcerated, she had failed a grade in school and had to make the transition of starting at a new school. On top of that, she had to adjust to a new living environment after she moved in with her aunt and uncle. “With what my parents were doing, I could have got shot or I could have been killed. You never know,” said Farrington. “No one in her life had ever stayed in her life,” said Laila’s aunt, Lois Villearreal, who sought help through the United Way. Today, Laila is a resolute young woman who has learned to overcome her past, thanks to the United Way and Full Service Schools. Full Service Schools provides counseling through the school system and helps remove the non-academic barriers that may impact children’s success in school. “When Laila first came to us, she was angry, resentful and kind of just mad at the world,” said Penny Nevins, Clinical Counselor with Full Service Schools. “We just slowly broke down those barriers and she developed so much belief in herself that she realizes even though she can’t control the situation with her mom and dad, she can still be a success.” “If I wasn’t in the United Way program or if I wasn’t able to live with my aunt and uncle, I don’t know where I would be right now,” said Farrington.

Private Foundations vs Public Charities Crimson – Private foundations: Created to distribute money to public charities or individuals, primarily through the making of grants to other nonprofit organizations, a private foundation does not solicit funds from the public. Black – Public charities: Direct services with broad public purposes, including educational, religious, scientific, and the literary activities, among others, as well as the relief of poverty and other public benefit actions, public charities can accept donations from the general public while serving the public good.

5 STAR VETERANS CENTER 40 Acme Street, 32211 (904) 723-5950 - 5starveteranscenter.org

Executive Director: Len Loving Mission & Vision: The 5 Star Veterans Center works to ensure a positive impact in North Florida by offering safe/secure housing to displaced veterans, in an attempt to alleviate veteran homelessness.

ABILITY HOUSING OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA, INC. 76 S. Laura Street, #303, 32202 (904) 359-9650 - abilityhousing.org

Executive Director: Shannon Nazworth Mission & Vision: Ability Housing focuses on the development and operation of quality affordable rental housing for individuals and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness and adults with a disability.

AGING TRUE 4250 Lakeside Drive, Suite 116, 32210 (904) 807-1203 - agingtrue.org

CEO: Teresa K. Barton Mission & Vision: Aging True has been helping seniors maintain their independence and age gracefully by designing and administering programs in Northeast Florida for the past 54 years.

ALFRED I DUPONT TESTAMENTARY TRUST 510 Alfred duPont Place, 32202 (904) 394-9800 - alfrediduponttrust.org

Chairman: Hugh M. Durden Mission & Vision: The Trustees and staff of the Alfred I. duPont Testamentary Trust act as loyal stewards of Alfred I. duPont's legacy through prudent financial management and faithfulness to his mission, and by advancing his mission appropriately through the Trust's charitable beneficiary, The Nemours Foundation.

ALL I KNOW INC. 5501 Wesconnett Boulevard, #7534, 32244 (904) 305-4124 - alliknowjax.com

Founder/CEO: Claresa Baggs Mission & Vision: All I Know is committed to providing valuable, insightful, purpose-focused life skills to children and families.

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Regional Headquarters - 3242 Parkside Center Circle, Tampa, FL 33619-0907

4155 Oxford Avenue, 32210

(888) 257-1717 - alsafl.org

(904) 312-9490 - angelsforallison.org

President/CEO: Kim A. Hanna Mission & Vision: The ALS Association is leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.

Executive Director: Mary Lee Willetts Mission & Vision: Angels For Allison is an opportunity to gather together in God’s name to help with the financial needs of families who are suffering with the loss of a child.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION 4237 Salisbury Road, Suite, 406, 32216 (904) 281-9077 - alz.org

CEO: Kay Redington Mission & Vision: The Alzheimer’s Association is working to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

ANGELWOOD P.O. Box 24925, 32241 (904) 288-7259 - angelwoodjax.org

Executive Director: Diane Tuttle Mission & Vision: Angelwood helps improve the quality of life for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families.

THE ARC JACKSONVILLE 1050 North Davis Street, 32209

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 1430 Prudential Drive, 32207 (904) 398-0537 - cancer.org

Executive Director: Amy Post Mission & Vision: The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

(904) 355-0155 - arcjacksonville.org

President/CEO: Jim Whittaker Mission & Vision: The ARC works to serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential and to participate in community life.

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION 14499 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite #139 - Tampa, Florida 33618

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION

(813) 968-7000 - arthritis.org/florida/

7825 Baymeadows Way, Suite 104A, 32256

Mission & Vision: The Arthritis Foundation helps to conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections.

(904) 730-7200 - diabetes.org

Executive Director: Meredith Bass Mission & Vision: The American Diabetes Association works to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION 5851 St. Augustine Road, 32207 (904) 256-5700 - americanheart.org

Executive Director: Kristin Kyle Mission & Vision: The American Heart Association is helping build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION 6852 Belfort Oaks Place, 32216 (904) 743-2933 - lungfla.org

President/CEO: Martha Bogdan Mission & Vision: The American Lung Association helps save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

AMERICAN RED CROSS NORTHEAST FLORIDA 751 Riverside Avenue, 32204 (904) 358-8091 - nefloridaredcross.org

CEO: Patrick Shea Mission & Vision: The American Red Cross works to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

ART WITH A HEART IN HEALTHCARE 841 Prudential Drive, 32207 (904) 306-0390 - artwithaheart.info

Founders: Lori Guadagno, Lisa Landwirth Ullmann Mission & Vision: Art with a Heart in Healthcare provides personalized fine art experiences that enhance the healing process for patients and their families.

BAPTIST HEALTH FOUNDATION 841 Prudential Drive, Suite 1300 32207 (904) 202-2912

Chief Development Officer: Pierre Allaire Mission & Vision: The Baptist Foundation funds the growth of vital programs such as the Baptist AgeWell Institute, enhances life-saving capabilities, technologies and facilities, develops clinical expertise through a scholarship program, and promotes health and wellness in the community.

BARNABAS CENTER 1303 Jasmine Street, Suite 101, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 261-7000 - barnabasnassau.org

Executive Director: Wanda Lanier Mission & Vision: The Barnabas Center works to provide assistance to individuals and families in crisis throughout Nassau County. W W W.C I R C L E S C H A R I T Y R E G I S T E R .C O M

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BASCA, INC.

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841 Plainfield Avenue, 32073

555 West 25th Street, 32206

(904) 541-1742 - bascainc.org

(904) 396-4435 - bgcnf.org

Executive Director/President: John Cone Mission & Vision: BASCA’s mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Northeast Florida.

President/CEO: Paul Martinez Mission & Vision: Boys & Girls Clubs of N.E. Florida helps to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

BEST BUDDIES INTERNATIONAL 4130 Salisbury Road, Suite 2200, 32216

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, NORTH FLORIDA COUNCIL

(904) 296-0510 - bestbuddiesflorida.org

521 S. Edgewood Avenue, 32205

Area Director: Erika Hatch Mission & Vision: Best Buddies works to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

(904) 388-0591 - nfcscouting.org

BETTY GRIFFIN HOUSE

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1375 Arapaho Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084

1824 N. Pearl Street Jacksonville, FL 32206

(904) 808-8544 - bettygriffinhouse.org

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Executive Director: Joyce Mahr Mission & Vision: The Betty Griffin House offers protection and quality services for victims of Domestic Violence and their minor children and/ or victims of Sexual Assault and their families of St. Johns County, through operation of a shelter offering assistance, counseling, and transitional support.

CEO: Shariffa A. Spicer Mission & Vision: Bridge of NE Florida promotes the development of healthy, productive and self-sufficient individuals and families by providing comprehensive educational, social and health programs to children and youth in need.

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Scout Executive: Jack Sears Mission & Vision: The Boy Scouts of America helps to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices in their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scouts’ Oath and Law.

CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST - INNER CITY MINISTRY 5860 Mt. Carmel Terrace, 32216

3100 University Boulevard South, Suite 120, 32216

(904) 448-0737 - hlic.org

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Executive Director: Ben Goldsmith Mission & Vision: Campus Crusade For Christ, Jacksonville, serves and mobilizes the church to live out God’s heart for the poor by training and resourcing volunteers in partner ministries.

Executive Director: Warren Grymes Mission & Vision: Big Brothers Big Sisters of N.E. Florida provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-toone relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

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SE Region Executive Director: Cathy Benson Mission & Vision: Canine Companions For Independence enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.

Executive Director: Jen Vihrachoff Mission & Vision: The Boselli Foundation is a faith-based non-profit organization striving to help children living in at-risk neighborhoods on the Northside of Jacksonville.

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CATHEDRAL ARTS PROJECT 207 N. Laura Street, Suite 300, 32202 (904) 281-5599 - capkids.org

President/CEO: Rev. Kimberly Hyatt Mission & Vision: The Cathedral Arts Project works to enrich the quality of life in Northeast Florida through unleashing the creative spirit of young people.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES BUREAU JACKSONVILLE 134 E. Church Street, 32202 (904) 354-4846 - ccbjax.org

Executive Director: Lauren Weedon Hopkins Mission & Vision: Catholic Charities provides services to anyone in need, regardless of race or religion; to advocate justice, human dignity and quality of life; and to call all people to join in these efforts; thereby reflecting the compassion of God in Christ.

CHILD CANCER FUND 4720 Salisbury Road, 32256 (904) 396-4223 - childcancerfund.org

Executive Director: Carla Montgomery Mission & Vision: The Child Cancer Fund provides emotional, practical, educational, and financial support to families of children battling childhood cancer.

THE CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY OF FLORIDA - BUCKNER DIVISION 3027 San Diego Road, 32207 (904) 493-7744 - chsfl.org

Executive Director: Kymberly Cook Mission & Vision: The Children’s Home Society embraces children and inspires lives by helping to break generational cycles of child abuse and protecting children from harm.

CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK 580 W. 8th Street Tower 1, 3rd Floor, 32209 (904) 244-9354 - cmnjax.com

Executive Director: Emily Williamson Mission & Vision: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals are dedicated to improving the health and welfare of all children by raising funds and awareness for the pediatric programs of UF Health Jacksonville and Wolfson Children's Hospital.

CISV INTERNATIONAL - JACKSONVILLE CHAPTER 1650 Market Street, Suite 302 (904) 568-0818 - cisvjax.org

President: Vicki Jimenez Mission & Vision: CISV International helps participants develop skills to become informed, responsible and active global citizens to make a difference in our community and the world.

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For Veronica Medley, troubles just seemed to keep mounting. The 57-year-old grandmother had just moved to Florida after taking care of her mother in Maryland, and was now taking care of two young grandchildren. Medley had custody of one granddaughter and was going through the process to legally adopt her other granddaughter. She was in danger of having the girls, ages two and 11, placed in foster care if she could not find stable housing. Enter Family Promise’s interim housing program. “From the first day I spoke with the people at Family Promise, they told me ‘Veronica, it’s going to be all right,’ and it was,” said Medley. Things certainly did work out for Medley, who attained the resources she needed and even enrolled in college. Most importantly, she was able to keep custody of her grandchildren. She is now working at St. Vincent’s Medical Center and is setting her sites on becoming an RN. “Nearly 40 percent of the homeless are families with children,” said Mark Landschoot, Family Promise of Jacksonville’s executive director. “Family Promise partners with area churches and community service organizations to offer hope for families that their lives can change. The churches provide shelter and meals while Family Promise provides case management and support services.” Family Promise’s success rate is great. “Eighty-five percent of our families return to self-sufficiency,” said Landschoot.


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CITY RESCUE MISSION 426 S. McDuff Avenue, 32254 (904) 387-9377 - crmjax.org

Waiting for a lung transplant was stressful for Diego Castano. Wondering where he and his family would live to be close enough to the Mayo Clinic when the call came just added to his stress. The South Florida resident was also facing months of off and on hospital care post-surgery, so Castano worried about where he and his family would stay. Thanks to the Gabriel House, an extended-stay hospital hospitality house on the campus of the Mayo Clinic, Castano, his wife and two daughters were able to stay together as a family throughout his surgery and during his after care. As it turns out, the Castanos found more than a place to stay; they made life-long friends. “There is a large group of patients and we became like family,” said Castano. “We all stay in contact with each other, even the staff. It’s the most dedicated staff that you will ever find.” Castano, who had a successful left lung transplant, said after his surgery he had to stay in the Jacksonville area for three months. “I don’t know what I would have done,” he said. “Hotels are so expensive, we could not afford that. It would be like having two mortgages for me.” “We help patients from all the area hospitals,” said Gabriel House Executive Director Valerie Callahan, who explained Gabriel House is the only adult (16 and over) hospital hospitality house in Jacksonville. “We play such an important role in taking care of transplant and cancer patients who are receiving medical care away from home.” “My family and I feel so safe and comfortable at Gabriel House,” said Castano. “It’s like a second home.”

Executive Director: Penny Kievet Mission & Vision: The City Rescue Mission exists to transform the lives of the homeless and needy, serving them through the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.

CLARA WHITE MISSION 613 W. Ashley Street, 32202 (904) 354-4162 - clarawhitemission.org

President/CEO: Ju’Coby Pittman Mission & Vision: The Clara White Mission works in partnership with the community to prevent and reduce homelessness through advocacy, housing, job training and employment.

CLAY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER 3292 County Road 220, Middleburg, FL 32068 (904) 291-5561 - ccbhc.org

CEO: Irene M. Toto Mission & Vision: Clay Behavioral Health Center is dedicated to being a resource that provides mental health and substance abuse counseling and treatment to adults, teens, children and families in Clay County.

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS - JACKSONVILLE One Riverside Avenue, Suite 400, 32202 (904) 366-6350 - cisjax.org

CEO: Steve Gilbert Mission & Vision: Communities In Schools works to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS OF JACKSONVILLE 327 E. Duval Street, 32202 (904) 350-9949 - communityconnectionsjax.org

CEO: Lelia Duncan Mission & Vision: Community Connections develops imaginative and resourceful strategies and community partnerships to meet the ever-changing and multifaceted needs of working homeless and low-income women, children and families in Northeast Florida.

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR NORTHEAST FLORIDA 245 Riverside Avenue, Suite 310, 32202 (904) 356-4483 - jaxcf.org

President: Nina Waters Mission & Vision: The Community Foundation For Northeast Florida stimulates philanthropy to build a better community through civic leadership, philanthropic leadership and by providing products and services to help donors fulfill their philanthropic goals.

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266 Sunbeam Road, 32257 (904) 268-5200 - communityhospice.com

President/CEO: Susan Ponder-Stansel Mission & Vision: Community Hospice works to improve the quality of life for patients and families, and to be the compassionate guide for end-oflife care in our community.

COMMUNITY REHABILITATION CENTER 623 Beechwood Street, 32206 (904) 358-1211 - communityrehabcenter.org

CEO: Dr. Erakal Goodman Mission & Vision: The Community Rehabilitation Center promotes the mental, physical and emotional well-being of individuals and families in Northeast Florida by providing easily accessible, culturally competent, quality-based clinical services.

COMPASSIONATE HEARTS FOR KIDS 731 Duval Station Road, 32216 compassionatehearforkids.org

Founders: Christina and Richard Wood Mission & Vision: To show love to children dealing with difficult situations by bringing comfort and joy in their time of need, we desire to show compassion to all children experiencing difficulties by demonstrating love through action: the Caden Project provides Build-A-Bears© to children in hospitals, and Caleb’s Helping Hands finds special solutions for special needs children who need help participating in life’s activities.

The Many Lifestyles of Northeast Florida for 30 Years

COUNCIL ON AGING ST. JOHNS COUNTY 180 Marine Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 209-3700 - coasjc.com

Executive Director: Becky Yanni Mission & Vision: The Council On Aging St. Johns County provides leadership and advocacy for the dignity, independence, health and community involvement of older St. Johns County residents.

COUNCIL ON AGING NASSAU COUNTY

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1367 S. 18th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 261-0701 - nassaucountycoa.org

Executive Director: Janice Ancrum Mission & Vision: The Council on Aging of Nassau County works to improve the lives of older adults with a special focus on those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged through their Senior Life Centers as well as compassionate care designed to improve the health, independence and economic security of area seniors and their families.

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CULTURAL CENTER AT PONTE VEDRA BEACH

DELORES BARR WEAVER POLICY CENTER

50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

40 E. Adams Street, Suite 130, 32202

(904) 280-0614 - ccpvb.org

(904) 598-0901 - seethegirl.org

Executive Director: Judy Hixenbaugh Mission & Vision: The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach works to bring the arts into the life of our communities through arts education, art appreciation and community outreach.

President/CEO: Lawanda Ravoira, Ph.D. Mission & Vision: The Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center is a local nonprofit organization that works to engage communities, organizations and individuals through quality research, community organizing, advocacy, training and model programming to advance the rights of girls and young women, especially those in the justice and child protection systems.

CULTURAL COUNCIL OF GREATER JACKSONVILLE 300 Water Street, 32202 (904) 358-3600 - culturalcouncil.org

Executive Director: Tony Allegretti Mission & Vision: The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville champions the appreciation, relevance, and expression of art and culture.

THE CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS

DEPAUL SCHOOL OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA 3044 San Pablo Road South, 32224 (904) 223-3391 - depaulschool.com

Head of School: Dr. Andrea M. Cummings Mission & Vision: The DePaul School of Northeast Florida is committed to understanding and educating students with specific learning differences such as visual and auditory processing disorders, memory or attention deficits and dyslexia.

829 Riverside Avenue, 32204 (904) 356-6857 - cummermuseum.org

Executive Director: Hope McMath Mission & Vision: The Cummer Museum works to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens, and education.

CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION 7899 Baymeadows Way, Suite 200, 32256

DIGNITY U WEAR FOUNDATION 136 N. Myrtle Avenue, 32204 (904) 636-9455 - dignityuwear.org

Executive Director: Barbara Truncellito Mission & Vision: Dignity U Wear Foundation positively impacts the lives of children and their families in need by providing brand new clothing.

(904) 733-3560 - cff.org

Executive Director: Steven Oswald Mission & Vision: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is dedicated to improving the daily lives of people with Cystic Fibrosis and to finding a cure for all people with CF.

DANIEL KIDS FOUNDATION 4203 Southpoint Boulevard, 32216 (904) 296-1055 - danielkids.org

DLC NURSE & LEARN 4101 College Street, 32205 (904) 387-0370 - dlcnl.org

Executive Director: Amy Buggle Mission & Vision: DLC Nurse & Learn provides year-round high-quality education, nursing care, and therapies to children of all abilities so that children and families have the opportunity to reach their maximum potential.

Mission & Vision: Daniel Kids Foundation, Inc. works to improve the lives of children and families through various community-based services.

DONNA FOUNDATION 11762 Marco Beach Drive Suite 6, 32224

DAVID GARRARD FOUNDATION 1021 Oak Street, 32204 (904) 376-7029 - www.davidgarrardfoundation.org

Director: Heather Surface Mission & Vision: Founded in 2009, the David Garrard Foundation supports programs that enhance the awareness, education and research of breast cancer and Crohn’s disease. The foundation also aims to support healthy lifestyle choices for youth.

(904) 242-0034 - thedonnafoundation.org

Director: Julie D. Terrazzano Mission & Vision: The Donna Foundation raises money to be used exclusively for the critical needs of First Coast women living with breast cancer.

DO SOMETHING GREAT TODAY 40 Adams Street E. Suite 140 32202 (904) 348-0737 - dosomethinggreattoday.org

Executive Director: Erin Colledge Mission & Vision: The nonprofit helps people connect with the causes they care about and find volunteer opportunities through social media and technology.

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ANGELS FOR ALLISON DOWNTOWN ECUMENICAL SERVICES COUNCIL

ANGELS FOR ALLISON TURNING GRIEF INTO RELIEF

215 N. Ocean Street, 32202 (904) 358-7955 - descjax.org

Executive Director: Jeff Matthews Mission & Vision: The Downtown Ecumenical Services Council provides emergency assistance to people in need through food distribution, clothing assistance and financial assistance.

DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF JACKSONVILLE 630 May Street, 32204 (904) 353-6300 - dsaj.org

Executive Director: Debbie Revels Mission & Vision: The Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville is committed to helping people with Down Syndrome achieve their full potential and to helping create a community that is educated, supportive, and inclusive of individuals with Down Syndrome.

DREAMS COME TRUE OF JACKSONVILLE 6803 Southpoint Parkway, 32216 (904)296-3030 - dreamscometrue.org

Executive Director: Sheri K. Criswell Mission & Vision: Dreams Come True is dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of children with life-threatening illness.

DUCKS UNLIMITED National Headquarters - One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, Tennessee 38120 1-800-45DUCKS or (352) 262-9252 - ducks.org

Area Director: Andrew Kasper Mission & Vision: Ducks Unlimited is the world’s leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation.

EARLY LEARNING COALITION DUVAL COUNTY 8301 Cypress Plaza Drive, Suite 201, 32256 (904) 208-2044 - elcduval.org

President/CEO: Susan Main Mission & Vision: The Early Learning Coalition helps lead and support the early learning community in building the best foundation for children from birth to age five.

ELDERSOURCE 10688 Old St. Augustine Road, 32257 (904) 391-6600 - myeldersource.org

Executive Director: Linda Levin Mission & Vision: ElderSource works to empower individuals to age with independence and dignity by providing leadership, direction, advocacy and support for a comprehensive, coordinated continuum of care.

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For someone who has lost a loved one, especially a child, the fear of forgetting is ever present. While the initial grief eventually fades, the desire – the need, even – to hear that child’s name spoken aloud never passes. Kimmy Littlejohn-Clark lost her 43-dayold son Chancz in 2012; he was born with Trisomy 18, a very rare and life-threatening chromosomal condition. “We were not expecting to bury a child,” said Littlejohn-Clark. “The hospital staff told me about Angels for Allison; they were there at the right time.” Littlejohn-Clark was a recipient of financial funeral aid from Angels for Allison and soon became involved with the organization as a volunteer, helping during the Festival of Flight. Over the past few years Littlejohn-Clark found that her Facebook blog became a source of therapy for her and decided to start a support group named after her baby boy. She moderates Angel Talks in Chancz’s Corner, an informal time to help grieving moms and dads talk about their ‘angels.’ “God put it on my heart to start a group to reach other parents who are suffering silently,” she said. “Talking about your angel brings healing; it’s part of the journey.”


JACKSONVILLE SPEECH AND HEARING TRANSFORMING A YOUNG GIRL’S LIFE THROUGH GIFT OF HEARING A severe speech and hearing disorder made it hard for Bethani Cain to communicate at school and with her family and friends. Now in first grade at Ruth N. Upson Elementary School, Cain is “truly transformed,” thanks to the therapy she received from Jacksonville Speech and Hearing. “Before coming to Jacksonville Speech and Hearing, Bethani had real trouble communicating with other people. You could not understand a word she said,” said Bethani’s grandmother, Connie Cain. “It’s incredibly rewarding to watch our audiologists and speech pathologists help people overcome speech and hearing challenges,” said Michael Howland, Jacksonville Speech and Hearing’s president and CEO. “Communication is absolutely essential to leading a full and productive life and we strive every day to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients.” Now Bethani is more confident interacting with friends and at school. “She is truly transformed. Before receiving speech therapy, she would often get frustrated because people were not able to understand what she was saying, which is no longer the case. Bethani used to be afraid to speak, but now she loves talking on the phone and telling her family about her day,” said Cain.

EMPOWERMENT RESOURCES 3832-010 Baymeadows Road, Suite 348, 32217 (904) 268-8287 - empowermentresourcesinc.org

Executive Director: Elexia Coleman-Moss Mission & Vision: Empowerment Resources works to make children and families stronger and empower them to be successful leaders in the community today, for a better tomorrow.

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF FLORIDA - JACKSONVILLE 5209 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 101, 32207 (904) 731-3752 - efof.org

CEO: Karen Egozi Mission & Vision: The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome challenges created by epilepsy.

EPISCOPAL CHILDREN’S SERVICES 8443 Baymeadows Road, Suite 1, 32256 (904) 726-1500 - ecs4kids.org

CEO: Connie Stophel Mission & Vision: Episcopal Children’s Services strives to be a recognized leader in early childhood education that uses research and best practices to help families ensure their children enter school ready to learn.

FAMILY NURTURING CENTER OF JACKSONVILLE 2759 Bartley Circle, 32207 (904) 389-4244 - fncflorida.org

Executive Director: Stella Johnson Mission & Vision: The Family Nurturing Center is dedicated to the needs of children and families in crisis throughout Florida.

FAMILY PROMISE OF JACKSONVILLE 225 E. Duval Street, 32202 (904) 354-1818 - familypromisejax.org

Executive Director: Mark Landschoot Mission & Vision: Family Promise is an interfaith hospitality network providing temporary assistance, hospitality and case management for families with children experiencing homelessness.

FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES OF NORTH FLORIDA 130 Riverplace Boulevard, Suite 700, 32207 (904) 421-5800 - fssjax.org

President/CEO: Lee Kaywork Mission & Vision: The Family Support Services of North Florida, Inc. works to be the leader in providing safety, stability, and quality of life for all children by working with the community to strengthen the family unit.

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FEEDING NORTHEAST FLORIDA

FLORIDA THEATRE

1116 Edgewood Avenue North, Units D/E, 32254

128 E. Forsyth Street, 32202

(904) 513-1333 - feedingnefl.org

(904) 355-5661 - floridatheatre.com

President/CEO: Bruce Ganger Mission & Vision: Feeding Northeast Florida’s strives to banish hunger from all 17 counties in Northeast Florida.

President: Numa C. Saisselin Mission & Vision: Florida Theatre works to enhance the North Florida community’s quality of life by providing diverse and memorable arts and entertainment experiences, and by preserving a unique historic Jacksonville landmark.

FIRST COAST NO MORE HOMELESS PETS, INC. 6817 Norwood Avenue, 32208

FRESHMINISTRIES/BE THE CHANGE INTERNATIONAL

(904) 425-0005 - fcnmhp.org

1131 N. Laura Street, 32206

Founder & Executive Director: Rick DuCharme Mission & Vision: First Coast No More Homeless Pets seeks to end the killing of dogs and cats in shelters in our community, Northeast Florida and the nation.

(904) 355-0000 - freshministries.org

Founder, Chairman & CEO: Rev. Dr. Robert V. Lee III Mission & Vision: FreshMinistries is an interfaith organization working to eliminate extreme poverty by empowering communities and individuals to realize their full potential.

THE FIRST TEE OF NORTH FLORIDA 4401 Cypress Links Boulevard, 32033 (904) 810-2231 - thefirstteenorthflorida.org

FRIDAY MUSICALE

Executive Director: Boots Farley Mission & Vision: The First Tee of North Florida works to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

645 Oak Street, 32204

FLORIDA PANCREAS CANCER COALITION, INC.

(904) 355-7584 - fridaymusicale.com

Executive Director: Mandie McKenzie Mission & Vision: For 125 years, Friday Musical has supported the Jacksonville community through concerts, educational outreach and scholarships.

flpcc.org

FRIENDS OF JACKSONVILLE ANIMALS

Founder: Patrick McLaughlin Mission & Vision: The goal of FLPCC is to invest in local, world class, pancreas cancer research, where our neighbors are part of the team and can see the value of their contributions and know where they are being spent.

c/o Animal Care and Protective Services, 2020 Forest Street, 32204

FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE FOUNDATION

friendsofjaxanimals.com

Executive Director: Alicia Strayer Mission & Vision: Friends of Jacksonville Animals works directly with Jacksonville’s Animal Care and Protective Services to benefit the lives of shelter animals by focusing on fundraising to assist with medical care, enrich the shelter environment, and promote adoptions to reduce euthanasia.

501 W. State Street, Suite 104, 32202 (904) 632-3237 - fscjfoundation.org

Executive Director: Eric Becher, Ph.D Mission & Vision: Florida State College Foundation strives to secure financial resources for Florida State College at Jacksonville to provide students in need access to an affordable, quality education and to enhance the lives and the economic development of Northeast Florida.

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GABRIEL HOUSE OF CARE 4599 Worrall Way, Jacksonville, 32224 (904) 821-8995 - gabrielhouseofcare.org

Executive Director: Valerie Callahan Mission & Vision: Gabriel House of Care provides hope and compassionate support to patients and their caregivers in a “community of healing” environment by providing temporary lodging and support to those who come to Northeast Florida from other communities to receive life-saving medical care.

K U M I KO O KO O N

P E AC O C K A L L EY

Specializing in fine linens, tabletop, intimate apparel and home accessories.

Bonne Buit

3579 ST. JOHNS AVENUE bonnenuit@att.net • 904-389-2403 Holiday Hours: Mon-Fri 10-6; Sat 10-5


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GARDEN CLUB OF JACKSONVILLE 1005 Riverside Avenue, 32204 (904) 355-4224 - gardenclubofjacksonville.org

President: Carol Waters Mission & Vision: The Garden Club of Jacksonville is dedicated to education, beautification, and conservation citywide with projects such as the gardens at The Jacksonville Zoo, the Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens, Tree Hill, and The St. Johns RIVERKEEPER.

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GATEWAY COMMUNITY SERVICES 555 Stockton Street, 322-4 387-4661 - gatewaycommunity.com

President/CEO: Candace Hodgkins, Ph.D., LMHC Mission & Vision: Gateway Community Services helps deliver effective treatment and recovery services based on proven steps to help people suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction and related mental health issues.

GIRLS INC. OF JACKSONVILLE 1627 Rogero Road, 32211 731-9933 - girlsincjax.org Fo r fur the r i n fo r m ati o n o r to m ake yo u r r e s e r vati o n, pl ea s e cal l 9 04 .899.6038  o r v i s i t cu m m e r mu s e u m .o r g / b al l Resident Circles Ad 2015_Layout 1 10/6/15 10:31 AM Page 1

RIVERSIDE Presbyterian Day School

Now accepting PreK 3 - 6th Grade applications for 2016 - 17

Executive Director: Peg Ganger Mission & Vision: Girls Incorporated works to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold by being a leading advocacy organization dedicated to extending girls’ voices, issues, and concerns to policy makers, corporations, and the media.

GIRL SCOUTS OF GATEWAY COUNCIL 1000 Shearer Avenue, 32205 388-4653 - girlscouts-gateway.org

CEO: Mary Anne Jacobs Mission & Vision: Girl Scouts of Gateway Council helps to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

GREENSCAPE OF JACKSONVILLE INC. 1468 Hendricks Avenue, 32207 398-5757 - greenscapeofjacksonville.com

Executive Director: Anna Dooley Mission & Vision: Greenscape of Jacksonville is dedicated to enriching Jacksonville through planting, protecting, and promoting trees.

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF NORTH FLORIDA 4527 Lenox Avenue, 32205 384-1361 - goodwilljax.org

830 Oak Street | Jacksonville, FL 32204 904.353.3459 | admission@rpds.com | www.rpds.com

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CEO: Bob Thayer Mission & Vision: Goodwill Industries is the nation’s largest private provider of training and employment services for people with disabilities and special needs.


WOMEN’S CENTER OF JACKSONVILLE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY JACKSONVILLE 2404 Hubbard Street, 32206 (904)798-4529 - habijax.org

CEO: Mary Kay O’Rourke Mission & Vision: Habitat For Humanity Jacksonville (HabiJax) seeks to put God’s love into action, and bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.

HANDSON JACKSONVILLE 6817-1902 Southpoint Parkway, 32216 (904) 332-6767 - handsonjacksonville.org

President/CEO: Dr. Judith A.M. Smith Mission & Vision: HandsOn Jacksonville works to inspire, equip and mobilize volunteers to use their time, talent, money and voice to create change in their communities and in the world.

HAVEN HOSPICE 8301 Cypress Plaza Drive Suite 119, Jacksonville, Fl 32256 (904)733-9818 - havenhospice.org

Interim Director: Jim Poole Mission & Vision: Haven Hospice helps to honor life by providing comfort, care and compassion to those they serve.

THE HEAL FOUNDATION 226 Solana Road #211, Ponte Vedra, FL 32082 (904) 716-4198 - healautismnow.org

Executive Director: Scottie May Mission & Vision: The Heal Foundation serves as an outreach organization providing educational programs and camps tailored to the needs of the Autism Community.

HOPE FOR A BETTER LIFE 4727 Sunbeam Road, 32257 (904) 333-9448 - hopeforabetterlife.com

President/Board Chair: Dr. Mary Pentel Mission & Vision: Hope For A Better Life, Inc. is dedicated to improving the quality of life for socially and economically disadvantaged children and adults in Northeast Florida by focusing on a different local nonprofit each year to promote its mission, raise awareness and funds.

HOPE HAVEN CHILDREN’S CLINIC & FAMILY CENTER 4600 Beach Boulevard, 32207 346-5100 - hope-haven.org

CEO: Joanne M.A. Robertson Mission & Vision: Hope Haven provides excellence in educational, psychological and related therapeutic services for children, families and young adults with special needs.

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SKY’S THE LIMIT, THANKS TO WOMEN’S CENTER OF JACKSONVILLE Knowing her job prospects would be severely limited without a high school diploma, let alone a college degree, twenty-something Patricia Vaughns set her sights on obtaining her high school diploma. Although focused on reaching that goal, she needed a little help and found it at the Women’s Center of Jacksonville. “The Women’s Center set me up with a tutor and helped me stay focused,” said Vaughns who received some tutoring in math to help her graduate. Today, Vaughns has earned her high school diploma and is now working toward a Bachelor’s degree at Florida State College Jacksonville (FSCJ), where she has also been working as a test proctor for a little over a year. “You need that one-on-one and good motivators, and at the Women’s Center, they really wanted to see me succeed,” said Vaughns. “Their doors are always open and there are so many women who need help. They are so encouraging and helped me to be able to say to myself ‘I know I can do this.’ “I look forward to continuing being a role model to other women who need encouragement to know the sky is the limit for them as well,” said Vaughns.


NORTH FLORIDA SCHOOL FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION THE RIGHT INGREDIENTS FOR SUCCESS Being diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (Autism Spectrum) has not stopped Christopher O’Rourke from finding his passion. O’Rourke started an internship in culinary arts last year made possible by the North Florida School of Special Education (NFSSE), through Florida State College Jacksonville (FSCJ). He not only excelled in the culinary arts program, according to his mentor Chef Brett Swearingen, but O’Rourke gained confidence and honed his skills with the one-on-one direction he received from the program at NFSSE. “Chef Brett and the North Florida School of Special Education helped me gain more confidence in my skills,” explained O’Rourke, who received his Technical Certificate in Food and Beverage Management from FSCJ in May. “I could not have done it without the help and support of Chef Brett and my North Florida School of Special Education Family,” he said. O’Rourke chose to continue on in NFSSE’s post-graduate program and worked in the school’s culinary arts program preparing healthy, delicious lunches each week while training to work on NFSSE’s newly established food truck, Berry Good Farms On The Go. This fall O’Rourke will be NFSSE’s first compensated student employee on the food truck.

HUBBARD HOUSE P.O. Box 4909, 32201 (904) 354-0076 - hubbardhouse.org

CEO: Ellen Siler Mission & Vision: Hubbard House strives to make every relationship violencefree and to ensure safety for victims and their children, empowerment of victims, and social change through education and advocacy.

HUNGER FIGHT 3811 University Boulevard West, Unit 4, 32217 (904) 374-5623 - hungerfight.org

Executive Director & Co-Founder: Sherri Linden Porter Mission & Vision: Hunger Fight works to eradicate hunger in North East Florida and the surrounding area.

INDEPENDENT LIVING RESOURCES OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA 2709 Art Museum Drive, 32207 (904) 399-8484 - cilj.com

Executive Director: Matthew Motko Mission & Vision: Independent Living Resources of Northeast Florida works to empower all people with a disability to live independent, self-empowered lives.

JACKSONVILLE ARBORETUM & GARDENS 1445 Millcoe Road, 32225 (904) 630-5500 - jacksonvillearboretum.org

Chairman of the Board: Merrill Varn Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens seeks to cultivate a unique environment for recreation, education and inspiration.

JACKSONVILLE AREA LEGAL AID 126 W. Adams Street, 32202 (904) 356-8371 - jaxlegalaid.org

Executive Director: James A. Kowalski, Jr. Esq. Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Area Legal Aid works to assist our lowincome neighbors in our community with civil legal problems.

JACKSONVILLE AREA SEXUAL MINORITY YOUTH NETWORK - JASMYN P.O. Box 380103, 32205 (904) 389-3857 - jasmyn.org

Executive Director: Cindy Watson Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network works to support and empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth by creating safe space, providing youth development services and bringing people and resources together to promote diversity and human rights.

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JACKSONVILLE ARTISTS GUILD

JACKSONVILLE HUMANE SOCIETY

4129 Oxford Avenue, 32210

8464 Beach Boulevard, 32216

jacksonvilleartistsguild.org

(904) 725-8766 - jaxhumane.org

President: Jean Dodd Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Artists Guild is dedicated to elevating artistic awareness and participation by artists through dynamic programs and exhibitions that enhance, encourage and promote the arts.

Executive Director: Denise Deisler Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Humane Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of the community to bring about an end to the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals.

JAX CHAMBER FOUNDATION 3 Independent Drive, 32202

JACKSONVILLE PUBLIC EDUCATION FUND

(904) 366-6634 - jaxchamberfoundation.org

40 E. Adams Street, Suite 110, 32202

President: Sandy Barton Mission & Vision: The JAX Chamber Foundation serves Northeast Florida in funding workforce development, leadership and entrepreneurial education programs in support of long-term regional prosperity.

(904) 356-7757 - jaxpef.org

JACKSONVILLE CHILDREN’S CHORUS 225 E. Duval Street, 32202

President: Trey Csar Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Public Education Fund strives to inform and mobilize the community to advocate for universally high-quality public schools for all children.

JACKSONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

(904) 353-1636 - jaxchildrenschorus.org

300 N. Laura Street, #334, 32202

Artistic & Executive Director: Darren Dailey Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus works to provide a high-quality choral music education for children of diverse backgrounds, fostering teamwork, self-discipline, accomplishment and pride while filling an important cultural need in the community and sharing the beauty of the choral art form through artistically excellent performances.

Interim Director: Janet Wesley Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Public Library Foundation helps to strengthen the ability of the Jacksonville Public Library to serve as an educational and cultural resource for the community.

(904) 630-1995 - jplfoundation.org

JACKSONVILLE SCHOOL OF AUTISM JACKSONVILLE CIVIC COUNCIL 800 W. Monroe Street, 32202 (904) 354-0530 - jaxciviccouncil.com

Executive Director: Jeanne Miller Mission & Vision: To help resolve community issues by studying a problem, proposing one or more solutions, advocating for change, and providing resources and support.

9000 Cypress Green Drive, 32256 (904) 732-4343 - jsakids.org

Founder & Executive Director: Michelle Dunham Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville School for Autism is dedicated to helping children with autism and their families by tapping into all available resources to provide "outside of the desk" thinking.

JACKSONVILLE SISTER CITIES ASSOCIATION JACKSONVILLE COMMUNITY COUNCIL 100 Festival Park Avenue, 32202 (904) 396-3052 - jcci.org

President/CEO: Clayton Davis Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Community Council works to bring people together to learn about their community, engage in problem solving, and act to make positive change.

JACKSONVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY 314 Palmetto Street, 32202 (904) 665-0064 - jaxhistory.org

Executive Director: Emily Lisska Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Historical Society works to foster and promote appreciation of the history of Jacksonville and Northeast Florida.

117 W. Duval Street, Suite 275, 32202 (904) 630-1304 - jsca.org

President: Crystal Broughan Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Sister Cities Association fosters and encourages mutual understanding, friendship and peace through cultural, economic, educational and professional exchanges between the people of Jacksonville and the people of our Sister and Friendship Cities.

JACKSONVILLE SPEECH & HEARING CENTER 1128 N. Laura Street, 32206 (904) 355-3403 - shcjax.org

President/CEO: Mike Howland Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center helps provide the highest quality professional and compassionate care to all individuals with hearing, speech and/or language disorders in our community.

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JACKSONVILLE SPORTS COUNCIL 1 Gator Bowl Boulevard, 32202

JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA

(904) 798-1700 - gatorbowlsports.com

4932 Sunbeam Road, Suite 200, 32257

President/CEO: Rick Catlett Mission & Vision: The Gator Bowl Association works to create an economic impact through increasing tourism and meaningful charitable giving.

(904) 394-0720 - jewishfoundationnefl.org

JACKSONVILLE URBAN LEAGUE

Executive Officer: Jeff Klein Mission & Vision: The goal of the Jewish Community Foundation of Northeast Florida is to help donors develop their own charitable giving plans.

903 W. Union Street, 32204

JEWISH FAMILY & COMMUNITY SERVICES

(904) 723-4007 - jaxul.org

6261 Dupont Station Court, East, 32217

President/CEO: Dr. Richard Danford Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Urban League works to assist African Americans and others to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.

(904) 448-1933 - jfcsjax.org

CEO: Colleen Rodriguez Mission & Vision: Jewish Family & Community Services is committed to the mission of helping people help themselves and serves all persons in a nondiscriminatory manner.

JACKSONVILLE ZOO & GARDENS 370 Zoo Parkway, 32218 (904) 757-4463 - jacksonvillezoo.org

JT TOWNSEND FOUNDATION

Executive Director: Tony Vecchio Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens works to foster understanding of the interaction of people, wildlife, and their environment.

830 A1A North, Suite 187, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

JESSIE BALL DUPONT FUND

(904) 373-0737 - jttownsendfoundation.org

Executive Director: Karen Estella Smith Mission & Vision: The JT Townsend Foundation helps First Coast families with children and adults with disabilities by providing adaptive equipment or comprehensive financial assistance.

40 E. Adams Street, 32202 (904) 353-0890 - dupontfund.org

President: Sherry P. Magill Mission & Vision: The Jessie Ball duPont Fund works to expand access and create opportunity by investing in people, organizations and communities that were important to Jessie Ball duPont.

JUDY NICHOLSON KIDNEY CANCER FOUNDATION P.O. Box 50127, 32240 (904) 309-0502 – jnfkidneycancer.org

President: Linda Ostoski Mission & Vision: The Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation is dedicated to furthering awareness and education, providing support, and funding research.

JEWISH COMMUNITY ALLIANCE 8505 San Jose Boulevard, 32217 (904) 730-2100 - jcajax.org

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF JACKSONVILLE

Executive Director: Myron Flagler Mission & Vision: The Jewish Community Alliance strengthens Jewish life, serves as a common meeting ground, and enhances the quality of life of the entire community.

2165 Park Street, 32204 (904) 387-9927 - jljacksonville.org

President: April Patterson Mission & Vision: The Junior League of Jacksonville is committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.


NEMOURS CHILDREN’S SPECIALTY CARE

JUSTICE COALITION 1935 S. Lane Avenue, Suite 1, 32210 (904) 783-6312 - justicecoalition.org

Executive Director: Ann Duger Mission & Vision: The Justice Coalition works to reach out to victims, the community, law enforcement, legislators, the faith-based organizations and local officials.

JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION NORTH FLORIDA CHAPTER 9700 Philips Highway, Suite 106, 32256 (904) 739-2101 - jdrf.org

Executive Director: Brooks Biagini Mission & Vision: The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation works to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications through the support of research.

KATIE CAPLES FOUNDATION 914 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 1A, Amelia Island, FL 32034 (904) 491-0811 - katiecaples.org

Executive Director: Jennifer Cook Mission & Vision: The Katie Caples Foundation is committed to increasing the number of registered organ donors and eliminating the wait for the more than 125,000 adults and children in need of a lifesaving organ transplant.

KIDS FIRST OF FLORIDA 1726 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073 (904) 278-5644 - kidsfirstofflorida.org

CEO: Irene M. Toto Mission & Vision: Kids First of Florida works to ensure the safety of children through a holistic approach designed to support the health and well-being of families in order to build a healthier community one family at a time.

KIDS TOGETHER AGAINST CANCER 1 Shircliff Way, 32204 (904) 308-5822 - ktacjax.com

Program Directors: Cynthia Farah, Jennifer Maggiore Mission & Vision: Kids Together Against Cancer offers support for children whose parents are diagnosed with cancer.

L’ARCHE HARBOR HOUSE, INC. 700 Arlington Road North, 32211 (904) 721-5992 - larchejacksonville.org

Executive Director: Melanie Saxon Mission & Vision: The L’Arche Harbor House believes that by creating an environment where people with intellectual and physical disabilities can share their gifts, we are affecting a positive change in the world.

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NEMOURS CARE GIVES LITTLE BOY HAPPY LIFE Just 12 hours after his birth, Jasper suffered adrenal failure and pulmonary hypertension after both lungs collapsed. Today, thankfully, Jasper is a happy 2-1/2-year-old boy under the excellent care of many specialists at Nemours. “We see several specialists at Nemours,” said Jasper’s mom, who explained that after many test procedures her son was diagnosed with Septo-Optic Dysplasia. Jasper and his family have adapted to his health condition and are extremely grateful to have the team of Nemours medical professionals caring for him. “Our life revolves around his medical needs, including multiple Nemours visits each month,” said Jasper’s mom. “He takes medication three times a day and receives an injection every night. He also has an emergency kit that must be carried with us at all times in case of a crisis,” she said. “Nemours Children’s Specialty Care provides outstanding care to families on the First Coast. The Nemours Fund for Children’s Health is proud to support the patients and families we serve,” said Maggie Hightower, Corporate Partnerships Manager. “We’ve all adjusted to his needs and he lives a very happy life, thanks to the help from his Nemours specialists,” said Jasper’s mom.


VISION IS PRICELESS JOHNNY DANIELS CAN SEE HIS GRANDCHILDREN’S FACES Johnny Daniels loved his job as a painter, so when cataracts began to cause him to lose his sight, not only was his happiness at stake, but also his livelihood. He had no insurance to cover the cataract surgery he desperately needed to regain his sight. His eyesight eventually got so bad he could no longer drive, he was let go from his job, and had to have someone live with him to help him get around. Although Daniels knew his cataracts were treatable, he did not have the funds to pay for the surgery. He turned to Vision Is Priceless for help and qualified for Gift of Sight, a free cataract surgery program for the underserved and uninsured who have been blinded by cataracts. “Vision Is Priceless is grateful to have the opportunity to oversee the Gift of Sight program and offer this service for our patients who would remain blind without this resource,” said Susan Mattox, Executive Director of Vision Is Priceless. “It is truly inspiring to have the support of these generous volunteers and donors that continue to make this annual program a reality.” Today, nearly a year after his surgery, Daniels is not only back to doing the painting he loves, he also knows “vision is priceless” by the looks he can see on his family’s faces. “It gave me back my life and I can see the faces of my kids and grandkids,” said Daniels. “That means the world to me.”

LEADERSHIP JACKSONVILLE 4040 Woodcock Drive, Suite 155 32207 (904) 396-6263 - leadershipjax.org

Executive Director: Jill Langford Dame Mission & Vision: Leadership Jacksonville educates, connects and inspires diverse leaders to build and strengthen their communities.

LEARN TO READ 303 N. Laura Street, 32202 (904) 238-9000 - learntoreadjax.org

Executive Director: Judy Bradshaw Mission & Vision: Learn to Read Jacksonville is dedicated to improving adult literacy in Duval County.

LUTHERAN SERVICES OF FLORIDA 1) DUVAL CO. HEAD START 1095 A. Philip Randolph Boulevard, 32206 (904) 423-8637 - lsfnet.org 2) SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH 10450 San Jose Boulevard, Unit A, 32257 (904) 900-1075 - lsfnet.org

Central Services President & CEO: Samuel M. Sipes Mission & Vision: Lutheran Services Florida serves to bring God’s healing, hope and help to people in need in the name of Jesus Christ.

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA 4615 Philips Highway, 32207 (904) 448-5995 - lssjax.org

President/CEO: R. Wayne Rieley Mission & Vision: Motivated and guided by the compassion of Christ, Lutheran Services serves and cares for people in need.

MAINSPRING ACADEMY 6867 Southpoint Drive, Suite 103, 32216 (904) 503-0344 - mainspringacademy.org

Head of School: Garrett Adamson Mission & Vision: Mainspring Academy helps students with special needs and learning challenges reach their fullest potential.

MALIVAI WASHINGTON KIDS FOUNDATION 1096 W. 6th Street, 32209 (904) 359-5437 - malwashington.com

Executive Director/CEO: Terri Florio Mission & Vision: The MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation works to develop champions in classrooms, on tennis courts and throughout communities.

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MANDARIN MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY 11964 Mandarin Road, 32223 (904) 268-0784 - mandarinmuseum.net

President: Sandy Arpen Mission & Vision: The Mandarin Museum & Historical Society shares the stories of Mandarin's history, culture and natural resources by providing engaging programs that educate, entertain and inspire.

MARCH OF DIMES

In 17 Northeast Florida Counties, one-in-six of our neighbors are facing hunger...and one-in-four of them are children.

4040 Woodcock Drive, Suite 147, 32207 (904) 398-2821 - marchofdimes.org/florida

Executive Director: Ann Ngo Mission & Vision: The March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

MARGARET’S MEMORIES 819 Park Street, 32204 (904) 355-5491 - margaretsmemories.org

Executive Director: Nicole Remo Mission & Vision: Margaret's Memories is a standing mission project of the Riverside Park United Methodist Church and makes Bereavement Memory Boxes for parents who lose a child(ren) to miscarriage, stillbirth, or death shortly after birth. The boxes are donated to local hospitals in Jacksonville, Florida.

With every dollar you donate to Feeding Northeast Florida, you can feed seven people in our community.

Donate at www.FeedingNEFL.org

FE EDING NORTHEAST FLORIDA

An Insatiable Appetite for Ending Hunger

Support us and enjoy food from 50 of the area’s best restaurants at the 3Squares fundraising event on Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Prime Osborn. Visit www.3squares.org for details

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MCKENZIE NOELLE WILSON FOUNDATION 13936 Ascot Drive, 32250 (904) 992-0124 - caregivegrow.org

Foundation Director: Adrian Gibbs Mission & Vision: The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation desires to inspire and help young people find their purpose in a world of challenges.

MEDICAL HOME FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN PROJECT 910 N., Jefferson Street, 32209 (904) 798-4161 - mhhcp.org

Project Director: David Wood, M.D. Mission & Vision: MHHCP’s vision to improve the health and well-being of Jacksonville’s homeless children resulted in a mission to ensure that each homeless child has access to comprehensive health care, including physical, dental, mental and developmental care.

MEMORIES OF LOVE FOUNDATION 4932 Sunbeam Road, Ste. 200, 32257 (904) 596-2789 / (800) 625-1566 - memoriesoflove.org

Executive Director: Helen Werking Mission & Vision: Memories of Love provides treasured family time for children with an ill parent with a trip to Orlando, Florida’s best-loved theme parks.

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METHODIST CHILDREN’S VILLAGE

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

7915 Herlong Road, 32210

P.O. Box 24783, 32241

(904) 783-1681 - methodistchildrensvillage.com

(904) 388-3932 - namijacksonville.org

Executive Director: Ginger Lee Mission & Vision: The Methodist Children’s Village works to enhance the quality of young children's lives through nurturing, early intervention, and developmentally-based education.

President: Hayes Basford Mission & Vision: The National Alliance On Mental Illness Jacksonville helps support and improve the quality of life for family members and those living with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance abuse through compassion, education, and advocacy.

MICAH’S PLACE P.O. Box 16287, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 (904) 879-6270 - micahsplace.org

Executive Director: Shandra Riffey Mission & Vision: Micah’s Place provides prevention and intervention services to victims of domestic violence; and to provide education within our community to effect change in behavior and attitudes relating to domestic violence.

MINISTRY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY NORTH FLORIDA 8940 Western Way, Suite 16, 32256 (904) 332-6810 - nationalmssociety.org

Chapter President: Corrina Steiger Madrid Mission & Vision: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society North Florida Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in North Florida and raise funds for critical MS research.

( A.K.A. Camp I Am Special – Catholic Charities ) 235 Marywood Drive, St. Johns, FL 32259 (904) 230-7447 -dosacamps.com

Ministry Director: Rebecca Aleman Mission & Vision: The Camp I am Special helps to reflect the compassion and love of God in Christ, by providing persons with disabilities the opportunities to know, love and serve God based on the value and dignity of human life.

NEMOURS FOUNDATION 807 Children’s Way, 32207 (904) 697-3600 - nemours.org

CEO: David J. Bailey Mission & Vision: Nemours is committed to improving the health of children.

NEW HEIGHTS

MISSION HOUSE 800 Shetter Avenue, 32250 (904) 241-6767 - missionhousejax.org

Executive Director: Lori Anderson Mission & Vision: Mission House helps meet the needs of homeless adults at the beaches through compassion, faith and programs designed to provide assistance at an individual level.

MONIQUE BURR FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN 7807 Baymeadows Road, East, Suite 205, 32256 (904) 642-0210 - moniqueburrfoundation.org

Executive Director: Lynn Layton Mission & Vision: The Monique Burr Foundation works to make a positive impact on the community at large, to create change in a family’s life for the better, and to give hope in the life of a child by providing bullying and child abuse prevention safety education that is relevant to issues facing children today, including all forms of abuse, neglect, bullying, and internet safety.

3311 Beach Boulevard, 32207 (904) 396-1462 - newheightsnefl.org

President/CEO: Sue Driscoll Mission & Vision: New Heights works to enrich the lives of persons with disabilities and their families and empower their independence and lifelong growth through quality services.

THE NONPROFIT CENTER OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA 40 E. Adams Street, Suite 100, 32202 (904) 425-1182 - nonprofitctr.org

CEO: Rena Coughlin Mission & Vision: The Nonprofit Center of N.E. Florida connects, strengthens, and advocates for nonprofits, creating a more vibrant Northeast Florida.

NORTHEAST FLORIDA AIDS NETWORK 2715 Oak Street, 32205 (904) 356-1612 - nfanjax.org

THE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION 6196 Lake Gray Boulevard, Suite 105, 32244 (904) 296-7434 - mda.org

Health Care Services Coordinator: Lauren Donoho Mission & Vision: The Muscular Dystrophy Association works to save and improve lives of people fighting muscle disease.

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Executive Director: Donna Fuchs Mission & Vision: Northeast Florida AIDS Network provides compassionate leadership, services, and advocacy in meeting the prevention, health, spiritual, and social needs of individuals, families, and communities.


DANIEL KIDS HOMELESS TEEN EXCELS AFTER HELP FROM DANIEL KIDS

NORTH FLORIDA HEALTHY START COALITION 644 Cesery Boulevard, Suite 210, 32211 (904) 723-5422 - neflhealthystart.org

Executive Director: Jennifer Gornto Mission & Vision: The Healthy Start Coalition leads a cooperative community effort to reduce infant mortality and improve the health of children, childbearing women and their families in Northeast Florida.

NORTH FLORIDA SCHOOL FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION 223 Mill Creek Road, 32211 (904) 724-8323 - northfloridaschool.org

Executive Director: Sally Hazelip Mission & Vision: The North Florida School of Special Education works to improve the lives of students with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities through the achievement of academic, vocational, and social skills.

NORTH FLORIDA LAND TRUST 2038 Gilmore Street, 32204 (904) 479-1967 - northfloridalandtrust.org

Executive Director: Jim McCarthy Mission & Vision: The North Florida Land Trust cultivates a legacy for our children through the protection of natural and cultural resources in North Florida

NOURISHMENT NETWORK 4615 Philips Highway, 32207 (904) 448-5995 - wenourishhope.org

Director: Heather Vaughan Mission & Vison: The Nourishment Network addresses hunger and nutrition issues in Northeast Florida and works to educate the public about the causes and possible solutions for domestic hunger issues.

NUTRITION & WELLNESS ACROSS THE AGES, INC. 3100 University Boulevard, 32216 536-8631 - nwaainc.org

Executive Director: Donna Toms Jones Mission & Vision: Nutrition and Wellness Across The Ages works to provide evidenced-based nutrition education and research for the Florida area and beyond.

ONEBLOOD ( Formerly The Blood Alliance ) 7595 Centurion Parkway, 32256 (888) 998-2243 - igiveblood.com

Executive Director: Ed Lawson Mission & Vision: The Blood Alliance provides a safe, available and affordable blood supply to more than 200 hospital partners and their patients throughout most of Florida, parts of Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina.

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Brittney Deeter was a homeless teen living in poverty, violence and lack of supervision. Today, Deeter just earned her Bachelor’s degree, has started her first semester of graduate school at Florida International University in Miami and works for Memorial Healthcare System as a community youth counselor. She did it with the help of the Daniel Project Prepare program. “My senior year of high school, I was homeless. I knew I needed to escape my environment, which was a reality of poverty, violence and despair,” explained Deeter. “My guidance counselor introduced me to the Project Prepare program and I became a Daniel Kid. “I came to know that there were people in this world pushing for me to succeed, people that cared about my grades, my ability to get to school, if I had clean clothes, whether I had a meal that day, my happiness and my future,” said Deeter. “Every year, more and more teens are becoming a growing number to the community’s homeless count,” said Shelly Davalos, Project Prepare director. “Project Prepare is a resource for these young adults, helping and hoping to get them through their education, help them to become productive members of the workforce and to ultimately find safe and stable long-term housing.” Deeter often wonders where she would be if not for Daniel Kids. “Would I still be worried about drive-by shootings or the violence around me?” said Deeter. “Would I have gotten lost in that drug infested environment? I shudder at the thought, and I will be forever grateful to everyone at Daniel.”


FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES FSS HELPS FOSTER TEEN “FEEL WHOLE”

ONEJAX 1 UNF Drive, #53, 32224 (904) 354-1529 - onejax.org

As a young teen in foster care, Kristi Phoenix struggled financially and emotionally every day. Today it’s a completely different story for Phoenix, who receives help from Family Support Services of North Florida and is now a confident 18-year-old student at Florida International University in Miami. “My life now seems more pieced together because I feel as though I have a family with the people at Family Support Services,” said Phoenix, who was recently the recipient of the statewide Rising Star Award from the Florida State Foster and Adoptive Parent Association. “Last Christmas, I was part of the Be An Angel Program where people sponsored me for Christmas and I received gifts. All of the people at the party made me feel whole; it was not about the gifts, but the company of others,” said Phoenix. “I was not able to spend Christmas with my family so it gave me that sense of family that I needed.” “Every day Family Support Services impacts the lives of local children by providing safe and loving homes for foster children and forever families through adoption,” said Lee Kaywork, Family Support Services CEO. “We provide transition services for foster youth to assist them in becoming successful adults and our family prevention efforts give struggling families in our community the ability to stay together in a safe, nurturing and stable home environment.”

Executive Director: Nancy Broner Mission & Vision: OneJax seeks to promote diversity as the foundation for a strong community. We work to increase respect and improve relationships among people who represent the rich menagerie of religious, ethnic, racial and cultural groups that compose our community.

PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS 1 W. Adams Street, Suite 301, 32202 (904) 421-8585 - pacecenter.org

President/CEO: Mary Marx Mission & Vision: PACE provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.

PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK National Office - 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (310) 725-0025 - pancan.org

President/CEO: Julie Fleshman Mission & Vision: The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

PATIENT ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION OF CANCER SPECIALISTS OF NORTH FLORIDA 7015 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 1, 32256 (904) 519-2739 - pafcsnf.org

President: Bob Phelan Mission & Vision: The Patient Assistance Foundation of Cancer Specialists of North Florida offers short-term financial assistance for day-to-day living expenses to patients undergoing treatments for cancer or blood-related diseases.

PATRONS OF THE HEARTS 841 Prudential Drive, Suite 1300, 32207 (904) 202-2919 - foundation.baptistjax.com

Co-founders: Dr. Jose and Hilda Ettedgui Mission & Vision: Patrons of the HeARTS is a program that functions under the umbrella of the Baptist Health Foundation and benefits international children that live in corners of the world with no access to the specialized care they require.

THE PGA TOUR – THE PLAYERS 100 PGA TOUR Boulevard, Ponte Vedra, FL 32082 (904) 285-3700 - pgatour.com

Executive Director: Matt Rapp Mission & Vision: The PGA TOUR, its players and tournaments support more than 3,000 charities. These local and national organizations work in a range of areas affecting the lives of millions in the communities where we live and play. 74

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PINE CASTLE INC.

RETHREADED

4911 Spring Park Road, 32207

820 Barnett Street, 32209

(904) 733-2681 - pinecastle.org

(904) 438-8109 - rethreaded.com

Executive Director: Jonathan May Mission & Vision: Pine Castle works to enrich the lives of people with developmental and acquired disabilities by providing opportunities to learn, work and live in our community.

Founder & President: Kristin Keen Mission & Vision: Rethreaded offers the oppressed a chance to grow into the fullness of who they are.

RIVER GARDEN HEBREW HOME 11401 Old St. Augustine Road, 32258

POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE OF JACKSONVILLE

(904) 260-1818 - rivergarden.org

3450 Monument Road, 32225

CEO: Martin Goetz Mission & Vision: River Garden Hebrew Home helps provide a wide range of quality, cost effective elder care services in residential, outpatient, and community-based settings.

(904) 854-6555 - jaxpal.com

Executive Director: Lt. Lakesha Burton Mission & Vision: The Police Athletic League of Jacksonville works to enrich the lives of children by creating positive relationships between law enforcement officers and the youth of our community through educational, athletic and leadership programs.

RIVER REGION HUMAN SERVICES 2055 Reyko Road, Suite 101, 32207 (904) 899-6300 - rrhs.org

PROJECT S.O.S. INC.

CEO/Executive Director: Tiffany Galvin Green Mission & Vision: The River Region Human Services works to provide integrated health services that change lives, rebuild families, and restore communities.

4417 Beach Boulevard, #103, 32207 (904) 296-9950 - projectsos.com

Founder/CEO: Pam Mullarkey Mission & Vision: Project SOS is committed to strengthening families by empowering parents and educating youth to make healthy life choices.

RIVERSIDE FINE ARTS 1100 Stockton Street, 32204 (904) 389-6222 - riversidefinearts.org

THE PERFORMERS ACADEMY

Executive Director: Stacy Aubrey Mission & Vision: The Riverside Fine Arts Association seeks to enrich the spirit and enhance the quality of life for the community through education and direct experience of artistic expression.

3674 Beach Boulevard, 32207 (904) 322-7672 - theperformanceacademy.com

Executive Director: Kathryn McAvoy Mission & Vision: The Performers Academy works to increase access to the performing arts for all children in the Jacksonville Area.

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF JACKSONVILLE

QUIGLEY HOUSE 17 Old Orange Park Road, 32073

824 Children’s Way, 32207

(904) 284-0340 - quigleyhouse.org

(904) 8074663 - rmhcjacksonville.org

CEO: Peggy Payne Mission & Vision: The Quigley House works to provide advocacy and empowerment to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault while providing community education to heighten awareness.

Executive Director: Diane Boyle Mission & Vision: The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville supports the health and well-being of children by providing lodging and other services for critically ill, chronically ill and seriously injured children and their families.

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ST. JOHNS RIVERKEEPER 2800 University Boulevard North, 32211

sulzbacher presents holiday 2015 and 2016 Upcoming Give a Good NiGht Raising critical dollars to help homeless children and their families find the way home. The purchase of a Holiday card designed by a child living at the Center provides a night of safe shelter, meals and essential services to those in need. Cards on sale now.

(904) 256-7591 - stjohnsriverkeeper.org

Executive Director: Jimmy Orth Mission & Vision: The St. Johns RIVERKEEPER works on behalf of the community for clean and healthy waters in the St. Johns River, its tributaries and its wetlands, through citizen-based advocacy.

ST. VINCENT’S HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION 1 Shircliff Way, 32204

traNsformatioNs This “Feel Good” event of the year is Sulzbacher’s largest and most important annual fundraiser. At this event, we honor and celebrate the successes of individuals and families who overcome the hardships of homelessness. Transformations, October 2016. opeNiNG doors We are proud to announce our capital fundraising campaign to build a separate campus for women and families that includes 70 permanent housing units, a female veteran wing, a daycare facility, a pediatric clinic, job-training programs, social services and more! Sulzbacher Village campaign launched October 2015. Ongoing online giving and small hosting events. for more information about the sulzbacher Center and our upcoming fundraisers, please visit www.sulzbacherCenter.org

(904) 308-7300 - jaxhealth.com

President & System Chief Development Officer: Jane R. Lanier Mission & Vision: St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation is dedicated to spiritually-centered holistic care, which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.

SALVATION ARMY OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA 328 N. Ocean Street, 32202 (904) 301-4875 - salvationarmyflorida.org

Area Commander: Major Rob Vincent Mission & Vision: The Salvation Army works to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

SANCTUARY ON 8TH STREET 120 E. 8th Street, 32206 (904) 356-3588 - sanctuaryon8th.org

Executive Director: Vicky Watkins Mission & Vision: The Sanctuary On 8th Street works to encourage and empower Jacksonville youth and families in need by ministering to their spiritual, physical, social, and intellectual needs.

SCHULTZ CENTER FOR TEACHING AND LEADERSHIP 4019 Boulevard Center Drive, 32207 (904) 348-5757 - schultzcenter.org

President/CEO: Deborah Gianoulis Heald Mission & Vision: The Schultz Center is a resource and convener for innovative learning, leadership and professional development systems.

SEAMARK RANCH 3631 Seamark Ranch Road, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

Spare a few clamS The RiveR Needs You Now! Mission: To be an independent voice that defends, advocates, and activates others for the protection and restoration of the St. Johns River. www.sjrk.org

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(904) 529-1951 - seamarkranch.com

Executive Director: Fred Meiners Mission & Vision: Seamark Ranch is a nurturing Christian home and family system that gives children from families in crisis the tools they need for a brighter future.


DLC NURSE & LEARN SENIORS ON A MISSION

BEATING THE ODDS OF LIFE AGAINST SEVERE DISEASE

2050 Art Museum Drive, Suite 102, 32207 (904) 551-4373 - seniorsonamission.org

Founder & Executive Director: Joanne Hickox Mission & Vision: Seniors on a Mission exists to love and encourage independentliving senior citizens, enabling them to live longer, healthier, more grace and purpose-filled lives.

THE SHOELACE FOUNDATION P.O. Box 551029, 32255 (904) 479-5925 - theshoelacefoundation.org

Executive Director: Jerry Jasmin Mission & Vision: The Shoelace Foundation works to empower underprivileged youth to become productive members of society.

THE SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF JACKSONVILLE 807 Children’s Way, 32207 (904) 697-3686 - spinabifidajax.org

Executive Director: Maria Quinones Mission & Vision: The Spina Bifida Association provides support for families living with Spina Bifida.

SULZBACHER CENTER 611 E. Adams Street, 32202 (904) 359-0457 - sulzbachercenter.org

President/CEO: Cindy Funkhouser Mission & Vision: The Sulzbacher Center works to empower homeless and at-risk women, children and men through health, housing and income services thereby restoring hope and self-sufficiency.

TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN 4527 Lenox Avenue, 32205 (904) 384-1361 - takestockjax.org

Director: Leah Lynch Mission & Vision: Take Stock In Children works to change the lives of deserving children by combining in-school support through a college support coach, the promise of a college or vocational school scholarship and most importantly the guidance of a caring mentor.

TEACH FOR AMERICA 214 N. Hogan Street, Suite 6010, 32202 (904) 353-6517 - teachforamerica.org

Executive Director: Darryl Willie Mission & Vision: Teach For America works to enlist, develop and mobilize as many as possible of our nation’s most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence.

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Simon, born two months prematurely with a severe group of genetic conditions known as congenital muscular dystrophies, has been fighting the odds to live since birth. Most individuals with those conditions don’t live past the age of three. Thanks to the help he received from DLC, a child-care facility for special needs children, Simon received the physical therapy, speech and occupational therapy he needed. Simon is now 15 years old, with nearly a 3.0 GPA at Florida School for the Deaf and Blind and the only student in his class to pass the 10th grade Florida Standard Aptitude Test (FSAT). Next year, he will be a duel enrollment student taking college classes at First Coast Technical College with a goal of becoming a computer animator. “I think DLC is awesome,” said Simon’s mother, Laura. “They helped me and Simon so much and we try to give back when we can.” “The money raised during the Passport to Riverside & Avondale campaign will go toward the DLC Scholarship Fund, which is what Simon was on when he first came to DLC Nurse & Learn,” said Amy Buggle, executive director. “His mother Laura was able to attend school while Simon was in our care receiving the therapy he needed to thrive, and she now has her Bachelor’s degree and is doing very well,” said Buggle. “The scholarship fund is for children with special needs from low-income families, giving therapy and tuition assistance while the parents attend school or work.”


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TIMUCUAN TRAIL PARKS FOUNDATION 9953 Heckscher Drive, 32226

Customers walking through the front entrance of the Sam’s Club on Beach Boulevard easily see that La Tisha Robirts truly loves her job. Robirts, who greets customers with enthusiasm, was able to get her position thanks to the Supported Employment Program of Pine Castle, an agency that serves people challenged with disabilities. For Robirts, that has given her independence, a sense of worth and financial freedom. “Working has changed my life by giving me more independence, a chance to make more money than I was when I was attending a day program and has given me the opportunity to make and have new friends,” Robirts said. “Since working, I have been able to move out of my apartment, purchase a home and become a homeowner.” Robirts has been employed with Sam’s Club for eight years and is a great example of how their programs can make such a significant difference in the lives of those with disabilities. “I am very thankful to Pine Castle, the employment staff and my job coach, Michelle Ward, for helping me get a job out in the community and helping me maintain my job for eight years,” said Robirts. “I was afraid to leave the day program and get a job in the community but knew that I was not making enough money nor did I have outside friends. Working in the community has changed my life.”

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Executive Director: Maria D. Mark Mission & Vision: The Timucuan Trails Parks Foundation serves to protect, preserve and promote the Timucuan Trail Parks through advocacy, fundraising and marketing.

TOM COUGHLIN JAY FUND FOUNDATION P.O. Box 50798, 32240 (904) 543-2599 - tcjayfund.org

Executive Director: Keli Coughlin Mission & Vision: The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund helps families tackle childhood cancer by providing comprehensive financial, emotional and practical support.

TREE HILL NATURE CENTER 7152 Lone Star Road, 32211 (904) 724-4646 - treehill.org

Executive Director: Mark Mummaw Mission & Vision: Tree Hill Nature Center promotes environmental stewardship to the community through hands-on educational programs and low-cost access to natural areas.

UNITED WAY OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA 1301 Riverplace Boulevard, Suite 400, 32207 (904) 390-3200 - unitedwaynefl.org

President/CEO: Michelle Braun Mission & Vision: United Way provides leadership, resources and focus to change lives in our community by creating sustainable improvements in education, income and health.

USO COUNCIL OF GREATER JACKSONVILLE AREA Naval Station Jacksonville Center - P.O. Box 108, NAS Jacksonville, 32212 (904) 778-2821 - jaxuso.org

Executive Director: Mike O’Brien Mission & Vision: The USO provides the support and services needed by families and military members.

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Program Directors: Kendall Anderson and Denis Sanchez Mission & Vision: Vision for Excellence provides young people with educational resources, interaction with positive role models, self-esteem enhancing activities and community-building opportunities, which will result in good decisionmaking skills and a desire to produce positive contributions to the community.

VISION IS PRICELESS COUNCIL 3 Shircliff Way, Suite 546, 32204 (904) 308-2020 - visionispriceless.org

Executive Director: Susan Mattox Mission & Vision: The Vision Is Priceless Council works to serve as the premier community resource for improving the vision health of First Coast children and adults through screening, referral, and education.

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CEO: Mary Pat Corrigan Mission & Vision: Volunteers in Medicine Jacksonville works to improve the health of the Greater Jacksonville community by providing free outpatient medical service to those who are employed but cannot afford health insurance or health care for themselves and their families.

President: Paula Liang Mission & Vision: The Women’s Giving Alliance makes grants to nonprofit organizations to support critical community services for women and girls.

WE CARE JACKSONVILLE 4080 Woodcock Drive, Suite 130, 32207 (904) 674-6450 - wecarejacksonville.org

Interim Executive Director: Sue Nussbaum Mission & Vision: We Care Jacksonville provides primary and specialty care to the uninsured, the homeless, and the medically underserved people of Jacksonville.

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WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF JACKSONVILLE 100 Festival Park Avenue, 32202 (904) 280-8162 - worldaffairscounciljax.org

Executive Director: Trina Medarev Mission & Vision: The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville works to promote an understanding of the world and its people and to engage citizens of Northeast Florida in becoming better informed participants in the global community.

WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, 32256

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Executive Director: Steven Nardizzi Mission & Vision: The Wounded Warrior Project works to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.

Executive Director: Steve Burnett Mission & Vision: West Jax Outreach works to cloth the needy, feed the hungry and heal the sick in the name of God.

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President & CEO: Eric K. Mann Mission & Vision: The YMCA strives to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Mission & Vision: The White Oak Conservation Foundation is committed to protecting, promoting and preserving endangered species and habitats.  

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Area Director: Mike Shea Mission & Vision: Young Life introduces adolescents to Jesus Christ and helps them grow in their faith.

Founder & Chair: Ellen Cavert Mission & Vision: The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital strives to further awareness in the community of the services and facilities of Wolfson Children’s Hospital and to raise funds to ensure the finest available pediatric care.

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Interim Director: Laurie Price Mission & Vision: The Women's Center of Jacksonville improves the lives of women through advocacy, support and education.

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YOUTH CRISIS CENTER 3015 Parental Home Road, 32216 (904) 720-0002 - youthcrisiscenter.org

President/CEO: Kim Sirdevan Mission & Vision: The Youth Crisis Center works to provide safe shelter for at-risk children and youth, counseling for families in crisis, links to community resources, and life skills training for at-risk adolescents emerging into adulthood, all with the goal of strengthening families and restoring hope.

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Impact.

It’s felt through the crunch of shoulder pads of 350-pound linemen protecting the Jaguars quarterback. It’s the moment a driver meets the golf ball at THE PLAYERS Championship and it’s the sound of a tennis ball leaving strings at over 100 mph at the ATP Tour Championship. It’s also found in the power of a soccer ball booted into the net on the pitch of a Jacksonville Armada FC match. High-level sports mean impact on many levels, though none are more symbolic than the one felt by the collective influence of sports and philanthropy in any city, more importantly, in our city. Sports fuel a spirit of collective energy as teams represent togetherness, and this family environment often spills out of locker rooms and into a fan base. When people connect to sports teams, they take on a sense of pride, a belonging to something larger than the individual. The influence a franchise can carry is powerful.

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SPORTS & PHILANTHROPY THE PIGSKIN EFFECT “What community outreach and fan engagement does is build spirit,” said Peter Racine, President of the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation. “It’s that simple.” This parallel can be seen throughout the city of Jacksonville and Northeast Florida as sports continue to grow in their influence. With the arrival of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1995, the community came to understand that, beyond the fun and games, major sports franchises change the game of giving. Football fan or not, there’s no denying the impact the Jacksonville Jaguars make on our community. Economically, they fill hotel rooms and restaurants, empty rental car lots and store shelves. But, less tangible are the changes that take place due to charitable programs and participation that goes straight to the heart of the community. The Jaguars won’t experience a winning season every year, but because of the gold and teal’s commitment, Jacksonville does. Abiding by the philosophy that there is no “I” in “Team,” many times the Jaguars Foundation’s effort to improve the community are indirect to the point of being off many peoples’ radar all together. But to the thousands of Jacksonville men, women and children, including active-duty military and veterans who are positively impacted each year, the Foundation has been a true game-changer. “We align with NFL priorities and the team’s priorities of children and families, military and women’s health issues. It ties a good knot,” said Racine. “The Weavers took giving to a whole new level. What the Khans are doing is saying, ‘Our goal is to not just make the Jaguars better, but to make Jacksonville

Honor Rows, a first-of-its-kind game-day seat incentive program, began with the Jacksonville Jaguars 1995 inaugural season. Shad Khan, Jaguars owner, welcomed a military family representing the NAS Jacksonville-based War Eagles Patrol Squadron Sixteen (VP-16).

Jacksonville youth who participated in the NFL’s Play 60 programs, a national youth health and fitness campaign, are seen here holding the United States flag at the opening of a Jacksonville Jaguars game. The Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation and THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health partner with local nonprofits to tackle childhood obesity.

The Jaguars hosted 16 high school football teams at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields at EverBank Field in the 2nd Annual 7-on-7 Passing Challenge, designed to sharpen the skills of young athletes.

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In a show of support from the business community, the Zane Beadles Parade Foundation drew leadership from Swisher International. Executives Dave Unteidt, Peter Ghiloni, Lou Caldropoli and John Miller gathered for a photo with (middle) Jaguars Guard, #68, Zane Beadles.

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better.’ The business community is really on fire about this. What we’re finding is that corporations beyond those affiliated with the team are saying ‘What can we do in the community to partner up?’” This past year alone, the Jaguars Foundation provided nearly $2 million to the Jacksonville community, $1.2 million of which came directly from the Khan family. According to Racine, $2 million places the Jaguars Foundations impressively high up among corporate peers. In theory, big salaries make big differences. Higher profile athletes command more attention, both on and off the field. And off the field is where charity in a city can go a long way. In addition to the spirit which arises from the Jaguars Foundation, there are also countless other charitable extensions from the Jaguars organization. Among them are the Weaver Family Foundation Fund, the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund

Foundation, the Donovin Darius Foundation, the Boselli Foundation, Joshua Frase Foundation, the David Garrard Foundation, the Zane Beadles Parade Foundation, to name a few. “It’s using the cachet that sports celebrities have,” Racine said. “That’s very different from institutional philanthropy in that a guy like Tony Boselli not only started his own program, but is actually running it. That’s a bigger step, because not only are you raising money for a cause, but now you are responsible for those kids and their growing up process.” While most players are passionate about charities of their own, both in and out of town, collectively as an organization, the Jaguars Foundation makes active strides at improving the lives of everyone in the community. “There is a synergy that says ‘Yes, there is a business part to the Jaguars, and then there is the community side’,” said Racine. “That is where the sweet spot is. That allows us,

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in a market like Jacksonville, to do some pretty significant good.” From the $300,000 in charitable tickets, 500 Jaguar and ROAR cheerleader appearances and more than 1,000 donated items to nonprofits, “significant good” is a mild way of putting it. One of two projects presently high on the priority list for the Foundation is the creation of 10 community football fields within the next three years. Also, in conjunction with the

Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program, the Foundation is placing full-time athletic trainers in each of Duval County’s main 17 public schools. Currently, there are none. Five fulltime athletic trainers have been signed. In the meantime, candidates and new hires will earn their Master’s degree in Kinesiology at Jacksonville University. Make no bones about it, the leadership within the Jaguars front office exhibit the spirit of giving and

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community involvement. In September 2015, Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell, along with his wife Joelle, chaired the Jacksonville Humane Society’s top fundraising event, Toast to the Animals 2015, for the second year in a row. Partnering with the Jaguars GM and his wife has certainly helped to raise the bar. The Terrace Suites now play host to the annual event and the contribution to the Jacksonville Humane Society’s Medical

Fund has made significant strides. With hearts for homeless animals, the Caldwells walk the walk and have taken on three rescue dogs as well. “I’ve always done something for animals, it’s just my life, what I do,” said Joelle. “One of the first things we wanted to do when we got to Jacksonville was get involved with the Humane Society. What they do there is phenomenal.” That same month, Jaguars President


SPORTS & PHILANTHROPY Mark Lamping was awarded the 2015 Florence N. Davis Award for Community Achievement. Community Connections selected Lamping and the Foundation for contributions to the Jacksonville nonprofit community and assistance with local families in need. The Jaguars, however, are but one of the driving forces behind helping those in need. FROM TEE TO GREEN If you’ve spent any time in North Florida, you’re certainly aware of the PGA TOUR’s commitment to charity. It’s also no secret what the PGA TOUR, via THE PLAYERS Championship, gives back to the local community. In addition to the colossal economic impact THE PLAYERS makes on our home turf, last year alone, the tournament gave $7.5 million to worthwhile organizations. “Since the tournament came to the area in 1977, we’ve provided

One example of a leading sports figure’s commitment to philanthropy was the grand opening gala of Nordstrom St. Johns Town Center, when Jim and Tabitha Furyk co-chaired the fundraising event to benefit the Cathedral Arts Project, Junior League of Jacksonville, and Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Front: Susan Greene, Brandy Jefferson, Hillary and Michael Aubin, Tabitha Furyk Back: Hugh Greene, Jamie Nordstrom, Erik Nordstrom, Blake Nordstrom, Jim Furyk Resident News Ad 2015 - revised_Layout 1 10/22/2015 8:00 PM Page 1

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SPORTS & PHILANTHROPY just under $68 million to the Jacksonville community,” said Matt Rapp, PLAYERS Championship Executive Director. “We’re the lead and largest sponsor, financially, of the Quality Education for All Fund, which targets the 37 schools in the Raines, Ribault and Jackson feeder pattern, which are the most challenged areas of the region. We are also the largest funder of scholarships at University of North Florida and Florida State College at Jacksonville. We support Edward Waters College and Jacksonville University as well.” THE PLAYERS has a long-term grant with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, where they’ve created THE PLAYERS Center and outreach program to get underprivileged youth properly prepared for their educational future. Much like professional football players who support charities of their own, professional golfers tend to leave their mark in the communities they call home. Locally, the Jim & Tabitha Furyk

Jim Furyk, 17time PGA Tour winner, poses with a patient at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

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Foundation is as good of an example as it gets. For 20 years now, the greater Jacksonville area has been their adopted home and beneficiary of their foundation’s efforts. “We have so many wonderful children’s charities in Jacksonville and when we started raising children here, you start to feel like you’re part of the community, like it’s home,” said Furyk, a 17-time PGA TOUR winner. “Jacksonville is our home. We want to make a difference in this area.” “With our children in school here, we really wanted to do something to help out,” said Tabitha. “We’re here to stay and to do all that we can…possibly even other things, like scholarships.” Among the organizations which benefit from the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation are Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Operation Shower (for military families) Blessings in a Backpack (low-income families) and Community PedsCare (pediatric hospice and palliative care).

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SPORTS & PHILANTHROPY A VA L UA B L E VO L L E Y Not far from the Furyks’ home and PGA TOUR National Headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach is the home base of ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) World Tour. Its players span every corner of the globe and, as such, their charitable reach embraces the world over. Its “ACES For Charity” program is committed to giving back to the communities in which Tour events are held. Thanks to one of tennis’ most celebrated players, that deft touch with community is not lost on the North Florida community. For two decades legendary tennis professional MaliVai Washington has taken advantage of his elevated stature for the betterment of this community. In doing so, he has utilized the game of tennis as the caveat to new worlds and programs to help at-risk youth avoid social pitfalls and instead reach their potential. “The work we do in Northeast

“I know that we are changing the lives of the young people we serve...” — MaliVai Washington Florida is critically important,” Washington said. “I know that we are changing the lives of the young people we serve, but at times we are actually saving lives. We have been in Jacksonville for 20 years now and have seen young people from challenged neighborhoods grow up to be successful adults in this community. That is more gratifying than anything else.”

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PHILOSOPHY ON THE PITCH Jacksonville Armada FC owner Mark Frisch has kept the Jacksonville community at the center of his heart all his life. Born and raised in the community, an unwavering priority is to give back to Jacksonville – the city that has provided so much to his family. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the team wore signature pink jerseys for two

October games, with a portion of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. In a show of support to the military in August, the North American Soccer League team featured Military Appreciation Night at one of its games. “Soccer is a game that is fueled by a sense of community,” said Jacksonville Armada President Steve Livingstone. “Our club is committed to being highly visible in the Jacksonville community and having a strong charitable presence.”

The Jacksonville Armada FC also hosts kids’ clinics, with the goal of building confidence, healthy hearts and healthy bodies. ROUNDBALL READING The Jacksonville Giants, who claimed the 2012 and 2013 American Basketball Association (ABA) titles, have also taken their game to the community through their “Books for

Baskets” program. In an effort to help local students achieve academic success through reading, team members, team dancers and the team mascot (“Mr. Biggs”) visit each participating school to engage with students in stimulating and interactive dialogue about required reading. Because of its overwhelming success, the “Books for Baskets” program was awarded the 2011 Duval County Schools Business Recognition Award.

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BASEBALL AND BOOKS With a real push on reading importance of its own, the Jacksonville Suns began the “Catch Reading Fever” campaign. During the school year, longtime Suns President Peter Bragan, Jr. visits upwards of 20 schools for the “Casey Challenge.” After reading to students the legendary baseball poem “Casey at the Bat,” Bragan challenges students to memorize the poem. As a motivating factor, students who successfully achieve the feat receive a bat or glove from the team. As an additional way to spark a reading interest, Bragan also reads his favorite children’s books to area students. A R E N A E XC E L L E N C E

The Jacksonville Sharks mascot, Chum, visits area school children as part of the team’s philosophy to encourage learning and literacy in our public schools.

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Started in 2010, the Jacksonville Sharks have taken the Arena Football League (AFL) by storm. In its inaugural season, the team ranked third in the

league in ticket sales and average game attendance. The following year, the Sharks beat the Arizona Rattlers to claim the AFL Championship title. Committed to the community they call home, the Sharks give back in a number of areas. From working with the Sulzbacher Center to serving meals at the Mission House in Jacksonville Beach to various military appreciation initiatives, the team is as devoted to its off-the-field performance as they are the throes of completion on the field. Sports organizations and athletes do make a tremendous impact on the growth and stability of Jacksonville. On a more grandiose stage, perhaps, but their impact is reflective of everyone in the community who extends a helping hand and call Jacksonville home. From snow-cone proceeds at T-ball games to state-ofthe-art hospital wings, Jacksonville is a remarkable place called home, driven by its impact across all playing fields.

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ACOSTA SALES & MARKETING As the sales and marketing powerhouse behind most of the trusted brands in the food industry, Acosta Sales & Marketing cares about feeding the hungry. Acosta has been a long-time supporter of Lutheran Social Services’ FOODFIGHT, which has raised more than $1 million over the past 25 years to battle hunger and support struggling families in Northeast Florida.

B&B EXTERMINATING For the past six years, B&B Exterminating has focused on supporting the Jacksonville School for Autism (JSA). B&B President Jessica Miner and lifelong friends, Chip and Teresa Davis, founders of the “Flounder Pounder” fundraiser for JSA, share the experience of raising children on the autism spectrum, which inspires their efforts to spread awareness of autism and support the school. As both an event sponsor and a billboard advertising donor, B&B and their staff provide over $12,000 in cash and in-kind support and many volunteer hours for the fishing tournament — now in its 6th year — in addition to supporting other events throughout the year.

BRUNET-GARCIA ADVERTISING AGENCY The creative energy of Brunet-García thrives in the urban core atmosphere of San Marco, so when historic Hemming Plaza needed a facelift, the agency jumped on the chance to help give the underutilized public space new life. “As creatives, we always want to encourage efforts to make our city more vibrant. An active downtown is key to building the kind of culture that can not only sustain, but attract other creative talent and opportunities. Hemming Park is a crucial link in making that happen,” said Aerien Mull, senior art director and studio manager. The fresh branding for Hemming Park and the new Hemming Beer Garden is the result of many hours of donated work for more than a year from the Brunet-García creative team.

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The staff of Burdette Ketchum believes in using their professional talents and expertise to provide community organizations with marketing services they would not be able to otherwise afford. They accomplish this via their charitable giving program called HeartStrings. This year they are working with Gateway Community Services to develop a new video and materials, produce a photo shoot, update brand messaging and other creative elements, and assist with fundraising, all to support GCS’s mission of helping individuals seeking recovery from addictions. COOL MOOSE After Cool Moose’s Tony Jarvis was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease, he and wife Laurie looked for ways they could help raise money and awareness for fellow patients and families struggling to cope with kidney conditions while sharing quality time together. Since 2013, they’ve hosted lobster bakes each fall to support both the National Kidney Foundation and the Memorial Park Foundation.

CSX As a premier transportation company headquartered right in our backyard, CSX has a large presence in Jacksonville’s nonprofit community. One of the company’s focus areas is the environment – seen through the fuel efficiency of its locomotives and support of environmental efforts, such as the “Trees for Tracks” planting program. Partnering for the past five years with Greenscape of Jacksonville, the local nonprofit tree planting organization, they have planted nearly 400 trees and undertaken a variety of landscaping projects. CSX senior counsel Kim Bongiovanni also serves on the Greenscape board. “We’ve been fortunate to have a strong local supporter in CSX, who understands the value that trees and landscaping bring to a community,” said Greenscape Executive Director Anna Dooley. CSX and Greenscape cooperatively hosted a tree giveaway to Jacksonville residents on November 14, 2015 in Riverside.

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FRED MILLER GROUP For the realtors of the Fred Miller Group, Angels for Allison is a cause close to the heart. “So many of us, and our customers, have young children,

and we are all so aware of the tragic twists and turns that life can take. To be able to help a family deal with such a tragedy as losing a child, a family who cannot pay for their own child’s funeral, is incredibly rewarding and uplifting,” said Carol Miller. “That’s Angels for Allison’s mission: to raise money to pay for the costs of funerals for families of children who have died suddenly. It’s amazing what they’ve been able to do, and how Jacksonville has responded with such enthusiasm.” The Fred Miller Group supports the annual Festival of Flight and participated in a painting night fundraiser at the Angels for Allison studio.

GRASSROOTS NATURAL MARKET As repeat sponsors of the Avondale 5K Classic, Grassroots Natural Market continues to offer support to the Sanctuary on 8th Street, which is dedicated to empowering youth and families in need in and around the urban core through education, social services, recreation, and the arts. As strong proponents for not only health and nutrition education, but all forms of education in the local community, it’s a rewarding opportunity for the owners and staff of Grassroots to help the children at the Sanctuary.

THE FOOD PARK PROJECT Valerie Hermann’s Food Park Project officially launched at One Spark in 2013, but she first spent several years learning hands-on the principles of permaculture farming in Hawaii, and cultivates her own homestead garden. Now she works with local businesses, nonprofits, and private citizens to establish native, edible, and perennial gardens to build community and self-reliance. When the North Florida Land Trust hired Hermann to create a small permaculture plot in the front yard of its Riverside office, she built watersaving swales, enriched the soil with coffee grounds and compost, and taught the staff and volunteers to care for the minimal demands of the plants, including yarrow, squash, turmeric, and sweet potato. She volunteers her time organizing volunteer work days and educational workshops for the community at the Land Trust office and around the city.


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LOAD KING Load King, which supplies turn-key retail solutions for brick-and-mortar restaurants, retail spaces, and kiosks, had an empty storage facility languishing in the New Town area near downtown Jacksonville when Rethreaded was hoping to establish a home base. Since 2013, Load King has provided free of charge the warehouse that houses Rethreaded’s manufacturing facilities and retail space, providing invaluable support to the mission of creating employment opportunities that help women start a new life while learning valuable job skills.

INTUITION ALE WORKS Regulars at Intuition Ale Works’ taproom know that it’s a rare month that passes without some special event going on in the brewery. Intuition has built a reputation for supporting as many fundraisers and nonprofits as possible, with everything from “pint nights” where a dollar per glass is donated to a nonprofit partner, like K9s for Warriors — which pairs doggy companions with returning servicemen — to custom beers concocted especially for an organization, like their limited-edition pepper-spiced Siren black lager, brewed to raise money for Girls Rock Camp.

JEA JEA and its staff are dedicated to giving back to the community, and their support of United Way of Northeast Florida is one way they help improve the lives of Jacksonville residents in need. Last year, employees raised almost $7,000,000 for United Way through pledges, donation, and fundraising events.


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WATSON REALTY CORP When Judy Nicholson, a realtor for Watson Realty Corp. suddenly became ill in 2008, she was shocked to discover she had terminal kidney cancer. She had suffered no symptoms and passed away eight months later. In her memory, Watson Realty Corp. serves as a corporate sponsor to the Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation, which funds early-detection research. “Watson Realty is honored to support such a good cause, particularly as it has affected one of our own,” said Lorri M. Reynolds, Watson Cares 2015 Chairperson.

PONTE VEDRA PLASTIC SURGERY Eight years ago, Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery donated five goody-filled spa baskets to fundraisers and charity events around Jacksonville. Today, they’re donating as many as 500 baskets per year – filled with their own Private Label Spa Products – to support a variety of charities and nonprofits, like the Donna 26.2 Marathon, where they also sponsor a sunscreen tent to help participants enjoy the sun while protecting their skin. SEVENTH WONDER DAY SPA Since opening in 2002, Seventh Wonder Day Spa has immersed itself in the community by supporting a wide variety of nonprofits, missions, and children’s programs, including the US Navy Junior Sea Cadets FDR Squadron, which helps expose young people to public service opportunities and seamanship training. Seventh Wonder also benefits Jacksonville residents directly through hosting free twice-monthly community meditations, where they teach relaxation and stressrelief, and provide the opportunity for neighbors to connect.

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Tom Rowand, Jr., president of R&D Landscape & Irrigation, is a lifelong animal lover. “I have a unique opportunity to help something I strongly believe in. Nothing touches my heart more than the poor dogs and cats that have to sit in the kennels at Animal Care and Protective Services, scared and abandoned. Knowing I cannot take all of them home with me, the next best solution is to support and assist those who work so hard to provide those animals the best opportunities to find a good home, and those who make their stay at the shelter more comfortable while they wait for their new homes,” said Rowand. “Our company has helped provided

Based at CoRK Arts District and hawking custom bags and refashioned clothing from her vintage-trailer mobile boutique dubbed “Shelby,” Sally Keiser of Sally Ann also shares her skills with people who are interested in learning to sew. “I gave away the first machine in 2009, when one of my blog readers, a 17-year-old in Ohio, contacted me for advice on hand sewing because she couldn’t afford a machine. I got her address to send sewing supplies, and I sent her a machine that I didn’t use anymore. She was so grateful and appreciative that it inspired me to keep doing it,” said Keiser. “When people learn I make everything, the conversation often leads to ‘I have a

supplies such as peanut butter and honey for the dog treats, beds, toys, and materials such as dirt, pipes, and tarps for the group play area. To be able to help such a great organization as Friends of Jacksonville Animals is an honor and a privilege.”

machine I don’t use anymore…’ and ‘I wish I could learn to sew’ and that's how this whole thing was born.” Keiser has repaired and gifted about 30 machines locally, and about 40 total, to everyone from an eager 12-year-old boy to a young woman in her twenties starting an alterations company.

SUN-RAY CINEMA For Tim and Shana Massett, the independent-spirited owners of Sun-Ray Cinema in 5 Points, partnering with the creative young minds of Jacksonville’s Girls Rock Camp is a perfect fit. Sun-Ray donated the screening proceeds from The Punk Singer and other films to support Girls Rock Jacksonville, and made sure everyone was well-fed on pizza during the Girls Rock camper showcase concert.

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PAJCIC & PAJCIC For attorney Steve Pajcic and his staff at Pajcic & Pajcic, the city’s youth are one of Jacksonville’s most important assets. That’s why he donated $50,000 to fund supervised “Rec ’n Roll” summer recreation programs in parks across Duval County. The program aims to keep kids active, engaged with their communities, and out of trouble during summer’s long days of free time. Steve Pajcic’s fondness for parks as healthy outdoor venues for children is also evident through a $75,000 donation to Friends of Hemming Park in August 2015. “I don’t think you can really feel good about Jacksonville unless you can feel good about Hemming Park, which is our heart and soul,” said Pajcic. Keeping it outdoors, and in the family, Steve and his son Michael

also host an annual Wiffle Golf + Happy Hour to benefit Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. The event offers participants the chance to win $6,000 for a hole-in-one, with an additional $6,000 donated in the golfer’s name to JALA. Pajcic & Pajcic also matched all entry fees, hole sponsorships and prizes won with a donation to JALA.

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NATURAL LIFE Each spring Natural Life hosts the Natural Life Music & Arts Festival, a free one-day festival benefiting the adoptive children and families of the Children’s Home Society of Florida. The celebration, hosted at Metropolitan Park in downtown Jacksonville, features world-class Americana musicians, local healthy food vendors, family craft activities, and regional artisans and brings out thousands in the community to enjoy a spirited day of music, dancing, art, and fun.

TERRY’S KITCHEN/ROBERTS’ SOUTHBANK PHARMACY Terry and Gary Roberts, of Terry’s Kitchen and Roberts’ Southbank Pharmacy respectively, founded In River or Ocean (IROO) in memory of their son Clayton, who was an avid fisherman and had a deep passion for river and ocean activities. IROO promotes the protection, restoration and rational management of all river and ocean resources, working as a steward of the waterways by educating Jacksonville residents on conservation and responsible use and care of natural resources through an annual intergenerational fishing tournament and an annual memorial scholarship at Bishop Kenny High School.

ZENCOG BICYCLE COMPANY With a passion for getting people out into their community, ZenCog Bicycle Company in Riverside not only sells bicycles, but supports several local fundraisers around Jacksonville, including donating a beach cruiser for the silent auction at Clean Water Music Fest — held annually at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall — which raises money for Charity: Water, an organization that builds fresh water wells in countries with limited access to clean water.

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How to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist As first seen on ABC’s Extreme Makeover and more recently seen on Regis and Kelly and The Tyra Banks show, the effect of modern dentistry has changed dramatically in the past decade. When the amazing transformations are made on these shows, most commonly, it is the Smile Makeover that makes the greatest difference in ones appearance. Dr. Jacqueline West, DMD, of West Dentistry in Jacksonville, explains, “Today’s technology for materials and procedures has improved significantly. New materials like stronger porcelains and resins allow us to restore teeth without having to use metals. The benefit of these advances is that we now have materials and skills to create the most natural looking smiles that dentistry has ever been able to provide.” She continued, “Many times these complete Smile makeovers can be completed in just two visits! Truly, crooked teeth can be straightened, broken and chipped teeth repaired, and missing teeth replaced. What used to take years is now done in just a few visits: with amazing quality.” These types of procedures should be performed by a highly trained cosmetic dentist. Of course all dentists are concerned with the cosmetic appearance of their work. A cosmetic dentist should have extensive training from a cosmetic institute. Even then, it is the client’s responsibility to research a doctor’s credentials, materials, and referrals.

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During the records appointment, the dentist should personally do a comprehensive examination of your teeth. He or she should view x-rays, discuss any discomfort you may be experiencing, and ask you pertinent questions about what you would like to change about your smile or bite. They should then give you several treatment options to enhance or repair your smile.

Dr. Jacqueline West of West Dentistry regularly attends the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advance Dental Studies. She continues her quest for the latest in cosmetic dentistry knowledge there annually. She and her team make the consultation fun. They are excited about the work they do and are happy to show you countless incredible before and after photos of the clients. Dr. West demands excellence. This requires the most experienced and talented laboratory utilizing the best materials available today. She won’t settle for less. After all, it is your smile we’re talking about. It has to be durable and look great!

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Seated are Debbie and Mike Keller with Bob and Margaret Schumacher

Harry Frisch with 2015 Florida Forum speaker, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak

Greg and Karen Montana, Debbie and Pete Gunnlaugsson

Ann and Keith Holt

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and Molly Curry

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EMPTY BOWLS NASSAU

November 5, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Potter’s House, 5119 Normandy Boulevard Join the Justice Coalition as they honor extraordinary heroes in our community who have helped innocent victims of violent crime and their families. justicecoalition.org

BURGERS & BREW

November 5, 7 to 9 p.m. Jessie Ball duPont Center, 40 East Adams Street Guests will be treated to some of the best gourmet burgers ever created along with craft beer and live music. Be the judge as local chefs team up with a craft brewery and compete for the “Best Pairing” award. Proceeds from the event will benefit Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville. nemours.org/givingtonemours/ events/2015/burgersandbrews

November 6, Noon - 1:30 p.m. Atlantic Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach Help combat hunger at the Empty Bowls luncheon with a simple meal and take home a beautiful, handcrafted ceramic bowl. The event will also feature prominent speakers and live entertainment. barnabasnassau.org/emptybowls/

FESTIVAL D’VINE

November 6, 6 to 9 p.m. Treaty Oak Park, Prudential Drive Enjoy an amazing selection of wines and food while strolling through beautiful Treaty Oak Park on a crisp November night to help support Catholic Charities. ccbjax.org/events.php

ARTSCAPADE

November 6, 7 p.m. Sweet Pete’s/Candy Apple, 400 North Hogan Street This annual event combines art, music, fun and caring for children. Help raise funds to continue the life-saving work of Baptist Health System Foundation. foundation.baptistjax.com/ poth_artscapade

Kerry Warren, Catholic Charities Special Events Coordinator, Jennifer Garizio, Catholic Charities Regional Director and Debbie Moore, Director of Development

F E S T I VA L D ’ V I N E Catholic Charities has held its annual Festival D’Vine in November at Treaty Oak Park on the Southbank for the past four years. The event raised an an estimated $100,000 for the Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance Program, which has a goal of preventing homelessness by helping families facing eviction to remain in their homes.

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November 7, 8 a.m. Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street Bring your strollers, pets, coworkers, friends and family along to walk to raise funds for care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. alz.org/cnfl/ Laura McCalvin and Fred Caldwell

Dale and Marilyn Antram with Dr. Jose Ettedgui, Founder

BUDDY WALK

November 7, 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Jacksonville Beach Seawalk George and Kay Armstrong with Loretta Cotto

Zack Workman and Maggie Walsh with Hilda Ettedgui, Founder

A R T S C A PA D E Founded in 2005 by Dr. Jose and Hilda Ettedgui, the Patrons of the HeARTS supports a partnership between the community, UF Pediatric Cardiovascular Center and Wolfson Children’s Hospital to save up to 10 children born in remote or underdeveloped countries through cardiovascular treatment each year. While Patrons of the HeARTS covers the supplies, housing and incidentals for each child, the hospital partnership donates the cost of inpatient hospitalization and physician services for heart repair.

Pavilion, 1st Street North Join the over 300,000 people around the country who do the Buddy Walk in support of the Down Syndrome Association. dsaj.org

PASSPORT TO RIVERSIDE & AVONDALE

November 9, 9:30 a.m. Registration & Brunch, 11 a.m. Shotgun Start. Atlantic Beach Country Club, 1600 Selva Marina Drive Hole-in-One and Putting Contests, Awards Reception, Snacks & drinks on the course, tee gifts and goody bags. This event benefits the programs of Pine Castle for adults with developmental disabilities and brain injuries. pinecastle.org/events

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November 7, 2 - 5 p.m. Location TBA (location to pick up trolley will be announced a few weeks before the event) Hop on a trolley and ride through historic Riverside and Avondale to benefit DLC Nurse & Learn. Trolley stops include local shops and restaurants that will have lots of free treats. Live music and a raffle will also be part of the event. dlcnl.org

November 10, 7 p.m. Times-Union Center, 300 Water Street The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital continues their Florida Forum series with former First Lady and advocate for literacy and women’s health, Laura Bush. Mrs. Bush will speak about the issues she advocated while in the White House. womensboardwch.com/floridaforum/2015-2016-florida-forum/

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November 12, 6 p.m. Jessie Ball duPont Center (former Hayden Jones Library), 40 East Adams Street Fundraiser benefits Downtown Ecumenical Services Council (DESC). Enjoy music from American Idol's Tyanna Jones and local rising star Melissa Smith, tasty food and drinks, indoor fishing simulators and more. descjax.org

SIGNATURE CHEFS AUCTION

November 12, 6 p.m. Omni Jacksonville Hotel, 245 Water Street Jacksonville’s top chefs display their culinary talents for guests to enjoy along with a cocktail reception, live entertainment and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the March of Dimes. marchofdimes.org/florida/ events/events.html

32nd NATIONAL MS SOCIETY DINNER OF CHAMPIONS November 12, 6 - 9 p.m. The Clubhouse at TPC Sawgrass, 110 Championship Way Join the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapter, in honoring Mark Lamping, President of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Proceeds from the dinner benefit research and services of the National MS Society. nationalmssociety.org/FLN or call (904) 332-6810 to order tickets.

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November 13. Time TBD. Visit website for details. Deercreek Country Club, 7816 McLaurin Road North Get out those golf clubs to support our nation’s heroes with an afternoon of play on the amazing Deercreek Country Club golf course. Proceeds from the tournament will help the Wounded Warrior Project serve wounded veterans. proudsupporterwwp.org

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November 13, 6 p.m. San Jose Country Club, 7529 San Jose Blvd. The second annual gala, presented by BASCA Ladies Auxiliary, benefits Building Abilities of Special Children & Adults (BASCA). The dinner, with live and silent auctions, helps BASCA’s mission to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Northeast Florida.

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November 13, 6:30 - 9 p.m. Jacksonville Marriott, 4670 Salisbury Road Help honor the achievements of people with disabilities and support the 50 years of Arc’s work in our community. This 50th anniversary celebration for Arc Jacksonville is held in memory of Bill Sackter. arcjacksonville.org/dinner-with-bill-2015/

OYSTER ROAST

November 13, 7 p.m. The Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue Anticipated annual event benefits the St. Johns RIVERKEEPER, supporting its effective advocacy, outreach and education programs, and sustains the organization. Delicious food and outstanding entertainment on the riverfront. stjohnsriverkeeper.org/events/oyster-roast/

E M P T Y B OW L S L U N C H E O N Lutheran Social Services Empty Bowls Luncheon supporters Mark and Lynette Weber, Ruth Voss, Lutheran Social Services board member Alan Voss and Marie Friedsan of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in San Marco

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November 14, 8 - 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 3 - 5 p.m. Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street Gather your friends and co-workers to sponsor a table where you will work as a team to help package meals for Hunger Fight during three food packing sessions. The meals are distributed to hungry children and families in Northeast Florida and South Georgia. hungerfight.org/pack-food/ food-packing-events

STEP OUT WALK TO STOP DIABETES

OY S T E R R OA S T RIVERKEEPER Oyster Roast patrons Diane Brunet-García, Jack Twachtman, Jorge García and Linda Cunningham

November 14, 9 a.m. Fidelity National Financial Parking Area, 601 Riverside Avenue Take a walk along Jacksonville’s scenic riverfront area to help the American Diabetes Association promote awareness and continue to deliver services to those affected by Diabetes. stepout.diabetes.org

11TH ANNUAL PEARLS & CUFFLINKS GALA

November 14, 6 - 9 p.m. 14000 Citicards Way, Citi Gala presented by Citi & Clara White Mission in celebration of the mission's 110th anniversary of service to the community. Proceeds will provide holiday meals and services to the homeless and low income persons in our community. clarawhitemission.org

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R E D, W H I T E A N D B L U E S The North Florida School of Special Education depends upon the generosity of patrons like Frank and Sutton Houston as well as Virginia and Ryan Hinckley to fulfill their mission.


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RIVER GARDEN GALA MEET ME IN HAVANA Crystal Fanale and Justin Ashourian came out in support of MDA’s Toast for a Cure Gala

ANNUAL EMPTY BOWLS LUNCHEON

November 17, Noon - 1 p.m. Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street Help support Nourishment Network and enjoy a simple meal served by local celebrities. The event will feature handcrafted bowls, a silent auction, live pottery demos and live entertainment from area musicians and local schools. wenourishhope.org/events

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November 20, 6-10 p.m., Tickets $75/person Private home on Alhambra Drive West Held in a magnificent riverfront private home, the annual wine, spirits and food tasting event presented by Rogers Towers will benefit North Florida School of Special Education, and includes a jewelry drawing, live music and a live auction. northfloridaschool.org/events

21 6th ANNUAL MCKENZIE’S RUN

November 21, 9:30 a.m. EverBank Field, 1 EverBank Field Drive This 5K run/walk and 1 mile fun run will help to support The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation which is dedicated to helping young people fulfill their purpose. mckenziesrun.org

MDA TOAST FOR A CURE GALA November 21, 6 - 10 p.m. Hyatt Regency, 225 East Coastline Drive An elegant evening of dinner and dancing plus auctions to help raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Northeast Florida. mda.org/office/jacksonville

November 21, 7 p.m. Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, 1000 PGA Tour Boulevard Experience a night in hot Havana featuring Chéz-zam, a world-renowned theatrical dance troupe. This black-tie evening will include cocktails, an elegant dinner, silent auction and dancing. Proceeds benefit the River Garden Hebrew Home/ Wolfson Health & Aging Center. rivergardengala.wordpress.com

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November 27-29 Deck the Chairs, November 29, 4:30-7:30 Light the Beach & entertainment. Festival events continue until January 2, 2016. Check website for details. Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Pavilion, 1st Street North It would not be the holidays in Florida without a winter festival on the beach. Join in the fun of decorating the iconic life guard stands on Jacksonville Beach and a host of events guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit - Florida style. deckthechairs.org

River Garden Foundation’s 2014 Chairs Debbie and Jeff Parker await the arrival of guests

30 CHAMPIONS FOR CHILD SAFETY PRO AM GOLF TOURNAMENT November 30, 10 a.m. The Palencia Club, 600 Palencia Club Drive Spend an afternoon golfing paired with a pro on this magnificent course in Palencia. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Monique Burr Foundation For Children. moniqueburrfoundation.org/ get-involved/events/

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5 FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS 5K AND FAMILY FUN RUN

Florida Senator and Mrs. Bill Nelson with Susan and Bruce Smathers

Sara Kate Levin, Kitty Davis and Libby Levin

December 5, 5:30 p.m. San Marco Square Get in the holiday spirit as San Marco lights up with luminaries and participants walk/run to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network. Families can enjoy sleigh rides, a petting zoo and even a visit from Santa. cmnjax.com/cmn-eventcalendar/index.php

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Tom Ranney with Rosemary and Dan Jackson

Susan Towler, Velma MonteiroTribble and Jim Towler

A R T S & A N T I Q U E S S H OW - V I VA E S PA Ñ A ! The annual Art & Antiques Show to benefit Wolfson Children’s Hospital celebrates the extraordinary efforts of patrons to raise awareness and much needed funding for children and facility improvements at the children’s hospital. The three-day show and sale, annually produced by The Women’s Board, begins with the Benefactor Preview Reception and Opening Night Party, one of the social season’s most highly anticipated events in Jacksonville.

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ARTS & ANTIQUES SHOW - VIVA ESPAÑA!

December 2, 8:30 a.m. Hemming Park, 117 West Duval Street Run through the streets of downtown Jacksonville in true Pamplona, Spain tradition, except with no bulls - just the Jacksonville RollerGirls. Those who “survive” the chase will be treated to an after party with drinks, food and music. All to support many programs of The Arc Jacksonville. arcjacksonville.org

December 3 - 23, weekdays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed Sundays Jacksonville Historical Society headquarters, 317 A. Phillip Randolph Boulevard A holiday treat for the whole family to see creative gingerbread houses on display. The event benefits the Jacksonville Historical Society. jaxhistory.org

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December 2 - 4, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Avenue Enjoy an elegant shopping experience, holiday music, champagne and appetizers to support the programs and and activities of the Cummer Museum. cummermuseum.org/event/ champagne-shopping-cummer-shop

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December 4, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Dec. 5, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Dec. 6, 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street This three-day event to support Wolfson Children’s Hospital is one of the largest art and antique shows in the South, featuring national guest lecturers and internationally known art and antique dealers. womensboardwch.com

The Gingerbread Extravaganza showcases the talents of schools, church groups and others who depict local scenes, such as the American Red Cross Volunteer Lifesaving Corps at Jacksonville Beach, in elaborate confectionary concoctions.

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December 4, 11 a.m. Blue Sky Golf Club, 1700 Monument Road Join in one of the best golf tournaments on the first coast and support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Participants will enjoy restaurant stations along the course with a wrap up clubhouse reception, live music as well as live and silent auctions. nfl65roses.eventscff.org or cff.org/NorthFL

December 12, 9 a.m. Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street This annual holiday event supplies thousands of toys to underprivileged children and treats kids to a fun Christmas celebration, all thanks to hundreds of volunteers and Jacksonville companies who donate. ccpoj.org

ANNUAL BED & BREAKFAST INN TOUR

December 12 - 13, 1 - 5 p.m. See website for Inn locations See some of St. Augustine’s beautiful bed & breakfasts all decked out for the holidays on this self-guided walking tour. Proceeds from the event benefit a selected charity each year with Betty Griffin House as the beneficiary for the 2015 event. staugustinebandbtour.com

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December 19, Registration at 4:30, Run at 6 p.m. Riverside Park, 753 Park Street. Get those jingle bells on your laces and put on your best holiday themed costume for the festive Jingle Bell Run 5K to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. arthritis.org/florida


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FOCUS CELEBRATE GALA

January 2, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Bishop Snyder High School, 5001 Samaritan Way Join in the fun with this flag football fundraiser to help Catholic Charities’ “Camp I am Special.” Participants receive lunch and tournament t-shirt. dosacamps.com

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January 16, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ticketed event, please see website. One Love Christian Center, 2960 Edison Avenue Public event with luncheon and five speakers offering open discussion about overcoming adversities and how to discover purpose in life. Event benefits All I Know's programs to help local at-risk youth and families. alliknowjax.com

POWER TO THE PURPLE

January 9, 5-9 p.m. Intuition Ale Works, 720 King Street Catering by Mojos, live music, silent and live auction, raffle and more, to benefit the American Cancer Society. Sponsored by the Riverside Relay For Life team. Tickets are $35/person. For information, call (904) 391-3618 or email cheyenne.overby@cancer.org.

Angelwood Executive Director Diane Tuttle, Christopher Griswold, Robin Wahby, Chairman of the Angelwood Fashion Show

January 18 Coordinated by The United Way of Northeast Florida, HandOns Jacksonville, Wells Fargo and Local Initiatives Support Corp., this event brings the Jacksonville community together to work on various projects throughout the City. unitedwaynefl.org

January 28, 6 - 9 p.m. JJ’s Liberty Bistro, 330 A1A North #209 Come try 15 different French Wines, mingle through the shops and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Proceeds benefit Angelwood Tickets, $75/person, must be purchased in advance at JJ’s or contact Tera Williams at twilliams@angelwoodjax.org angelwoodjax.org

January 29, 6 p.m. Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue “Murder at The Deadwood Saloon” will be the theme for this entertaining night of dinner and a great mystery at the Garden Club of Jacksonville. gardenclubofjacksonville.org/events/

January 30, 6 p.m. TPC Sawgrass, 110 Championship Way Enjoy a fascinating evening of entertainment from the University of North Florida’s talented Opera Department to benefit The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. cummermuseum.org

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SOCIAL DATEBOOK 2016 - FEBRUARY CHARIOTS OF FUR BEACH RUN & FESTIVAL

February 6, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Seawalk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach, 1st Street North There is nothing better than a morning run on the beach, especially with your four-legged friend while you help to support St. Francis Animal Hospital. After the run, enjoy a festival with food trucks, music and vendors. chariotsoffur5k.org

Farley and Athena Grainger, Honorary Chair Mary Pat Kulik, Jane and Joe Thomasino with Steve and Sandy Ramsey

A NIGHT FOR HEROES

Ellie Simmons, Ty King with Rosa Maria and Fitch King

Dick and Marcia Morales

RED ROSE BALL The theme was “Do You Believe in Magic” for the 34th annual Red Rose Ball, which benefits the mission of St. Vincent’s Healthcare Foundation. Dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, as well as an amazing sleight of hand performance by internationally acclaimed magician John Railing, took place on a chilly evening before Valentine’s Day.

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FIGHT FOR AIR CLIMB

February 4, 5:30 - 9 p.m. Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Ave. This annual event is more than an opportunity for guests to dress up in their Mardi Gras best and nosh on authentic Cajun food, it’s a fun way to support the Community Connections mission right on the riverfront. communityconnectionsjax.org

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February 6, 8 a.m., Registration - $30.00 Bank of America Tower, 50 North Laura Street Join in this unique fundraiser for the American Lung Association that takes place in skyscrapers and stadiums across the country. Walk, run or race up 42 flights of stairs to raise funds for education, research and advocacy to promote lung health and prevent lung disease. climbjax.org

RUN YOUR HEART OUT 5K

ANNUAL JAZZ ON THE BRIDGE February 5, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Downtown Hyatt Regency Ballroom Get all jazzed up at the Annual Jazz on The Bridge to benefit Bridge of Northeast Florida. Guests enjoy great sounds from top jazz musicians. bridgejax.com/news-events

February 6, 8 a.m. Shoppes of Avondale Go the distance by supporting the Cathedral Arts Project at their annual 5K event. The run goes through the beautiful, scenic and historic neighborhoods of Avondale. capkids.org/our-events/ run-your-heart-out-5k/

February 6, 6 p.m. Hyatt Regency Riverfront, 225 East Coastline Drive An annual gala to benefit UF Health’s TraumaOne and to honor the medical professionals and first responders who care for trauma victims. The gala includes dinner, dancing and an auction. anightforheroes.com

8 INAUGURAL SPORTING CLAY SHOOT

February 8, 9 a.m. Jacksonville Clay Target Sports, 12125 New Berlin Road Try this fun and exciting sport to benefit Angelwood which helps children and adults with developmental disabilities. Ammo and a BBQ lunch will be provided. Co-hosts: Former Jaguar Jeff Lageman and former Sheriff John Rutherford. angelwoodjax.org

11 NORTH FLORIDA SCHOOL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION FASHION SHOW & LUNCHEON

February 11, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Linda Cunningham Designer Boutique, 1049 Kings Avenue Enjoy a catered lunch with silent auction, a jewelry trunk show, raffle and student art as you get a peek at the latest fashions. Proceeds benefit the North Florida School of Special Education. northfloridaschool.org/events/

12 RED ROSE BALL

February 12, 7 p.m. Marriott at Southpoint, 4760 Salisbury Road This popular ball is an elegant night of cocktails, dinner and entertainment to help raise funds for St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation which provides healthcare to those in need. jaxhealth.com/foundation/

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February 12 - 14 EXPO - February 12, 12 - 7 p.m., February 13, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Prime Osborn, 1000 Water Street 110 ULTRA MARATHON - February 13, Time TBA, Players Championship parking lot off ATP Tour Boulevard 5K & FAMILY FUN RUN - February 13, 8:30 a.m., Prime Osborn, 1000 Water Street MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & TEAM RELAY - February 14, 7:30 a.m., The Players Championship parking venue $20 discount for local residents online, use promo code: locals rule, expires Dec. 31, 2015. Online registration for all events closes Tues. Feb. 9 at 11:59 p.m. This huge Jacksonville event continues to grow each year and is the only marathon in the U.S. dedicated to breast cancer research and care. The weekend includes a marathon, half marathon, team relay, 5K and family run, 110 ultra-marathon and an expo. breastcancermarathon.com

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February 19, 6:30 - 11 p.m., Ticketed event WJCT TV Studio, 100 Festival Park Avenue. This groovy fundraising event for Greenscape of Jacksonville will feature a Sixties theme as guests don their favorite Woodstock apparel and enjoy cocktails, dinner and dancing. greenscapeofjacksonville. com/events/the-root-ball/

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CHILDREN’S CHAMPION AWARDS GALA

WHALE OF A SALE

February 20, 2-4 p.m. Batt Family Fun Center, 1838 Cassat Avenue Sponsored by the Westside Relay For Life team, the bowl-a-thon will benefit the American Cancer Society. Tickets are $20 per person (includes shoes and 2 games). For information, call (904) 391-3618 or email cheyenne.overby@cancer.org.

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February 21, 6 p.m. Marsh Landing Country Club Sponsored by Beaches Residents Actively Supporting the Symphony. Taste premiere wines, enjoy and intimate chamber concert and bid on fine wine and wine dinners at some of the area’s top restaurants.

February 23, 5:30 p.m. Prime Osborne Convention Center, 1000 Water Street Join Episcopal Children’s Services for this wonderful gala as they honor community members, organizations and business who support early childhood education in Jacksonville. ecs4kids.org

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February 26 - ticketed event, Feb. 27 sale hours: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fairgrounds, 510 Fairground Place One of the Junior League of Jacksonville’s most popular fundraisers where participants can find awesome bargains on gently used merchandise. Shoppers can also enjoy great food, drinks and desserts. jljacksonville.org

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February 25, 6:30 p.m. Prime Osborn, 1000 Water Street Over 50 Jacksonville area restaurants, caterers and beverage distributors join together to fight hunger at this anticipated event. Enjoy an array of spectacular food and drink along with live entertainment to support Feeding Northeast Florida. feedingnefl.org/category/events/

GREENSCAPE FLOWERING TREE SALE

February 27, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. Metro Square Office Park, 3563 Phillips Highway Plan some great landscaping for your yard with a selection of thousands of beautiful trees and shrubs at great prices. Proceeds support Greenscape of Jacksonville. greenscapeofjacksonville.com/ events/29th-flowering-tree-sale/

GARDEN CLUB FLEA MARKET

Rebecca Callahan, Renee Farhat and Rachael Shrader

Kimberly Waterhouse, Earl Benton, Kim Lambert, Melissa Woody, Mark and Kim Rigdon

DAILY’S ORTEGA RIVER RUN

A N N UA L S H E R I F F ’ S R O U N D -U P The annual Sheriff’s Round-Up event helps deliver support for programming at the Police Athletic League (PAL). The nonprofit serves over 2,200 children annually and over 500 children daily through after-school educational programs. PAL’s local mission is to enrich the lives of children by creating positive relationships between law enforcement officers and the youth of our community through educational, athletic and leadership programs.

February 27, 8 a.m. Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue This huge flea market and clothing boutique helps support the Garden Club of Jacksonville and features an abundance of hidden treasures. gardenclubofjacksonville.org/events/

Former Sheriff John Rutherford with Clarence W. Gooden Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at CSX

February 27, 8 a.m. Starts & finishes at St. Mark's Episcopal Day School, 4114 Oxford Avenue at Ortega Blvd. An event that has become a long standing tradition in Jacksonville that includes a 1 mile fun run and 5 mile run/walk with prizes and fun all along the route. Proceeds benefit the financial aid and scholarship program at St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School. stmarksdayschool.org/ support/ortegariverrun/

CATHOLIC CHARITIES CAMP I AM SPECIAL FASHION SHOW February 27, 11 a.m. St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 1773 Blanding Boulevard Check out the latest fashions at this spectacular fashion show and help support Catholic Charities’ “Camp I am Special.” dosacamps.com

ANNUAL SHERIFF’S ROUND-UP FOR POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE

February 27, 6 – 9 p.m. Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Kick up your heals at this Western-themed event with great food, gaming tables, dancing and silent auctions, all to benefit the Police Athletic League of Jacksonville. jaxpal.com/event/3rd-annualsheriffs-round-up-for-pal/

JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY GALA

February 27, Time TBA Times-Union Center for Performing Arts, Jacoby Hall, 100 Water Street Violinist Joshua Bell performs at this event, which includes reception, dinner and performance.

TBD GETTING’ JIGGY SEMINAR

Date, time & location TBD. Visit website for details. Family-oriented seminar presented by In River Or Ocean, a nonprofit created in memory of Clay Roberts, named for his email address. Presentations will cover fishing, boating, water safety and natural waterways preservation. Inriverorocean.org

MAKING STRIDES TO MAKE MIRACLES

Date, time & location TBD. Visit website for details. Lace up your bowling shoes for the Children’s Miracle Network and get a team going for the annual bowling tournament. Participants enjoy bowling and festivities centered on a different theme each year. cmnjax.com

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Marty and Debbie Cothern with Tom Coughlin

Gabi Glassman with Tom and Louisa Isaacs

Salvatore and Francine Palmeri

T O M C O U G H L I N J AY F U N D W I N E TA S T I N G G A L A

Laurie Menefee, Jason Remmel, Wolfson Children’s Hospital President Michael Aubin and wife Hillary and Karen Wolfson

2 FLORIDA FORUM PEYTON MANNING

March 2, 7 p.m. Times-Union Center, 300 Water Street The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital continues their Florida Forum series with the NFL’s five-time MVP and humanitarian, Peyton Manning. womensboardwch.com/floridaforum/2015-2016-florida-forum/

5 MUTT MARCH

March 5, Registration at 9 a.m., Walk starts at 10 a.m. Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive This pet walk and festival brings together thousands of animal lovers and their pets to raise funds for the Jacksonville Humane Society. Participants can check out the pet-friendly vendors, see pets available for adoption and a silent auction. jaxhumane.org/events.aspx

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GIRLS INC. DADDY/ DAUGHTER DANCE

March 5, Time TBD. Visit website for details. Hyatt Regency, 225 E. Coastline Drive Dads and daughters are sure to have a special time together at this fundraiser for Girls Inc. of Jacksonville sponsored by The Jacksonville Jaguars. The dance will feature a fun photo booth and a candy station. girlsincjax.org

GRAND ANCHOR GALA

March 5, Time TBD. Marriott Sawgrass, 1000 PGA Tour Blvd. Cruise-themed dinner features comedian Jan McInnis. The fun night benefits the youth of Project SOS. Call (904) 296-9950 for inquiries, sponsorship opportunities or tickets.

A signature event for Jacksonville, the annual Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Wine Tasting Gala provides guests the opportunity to rub elbows with former Jaguars Coach, Tom Coughlin. The two-time Super Bowl winning coach of New York Giants fame still makes it a priority to arrive in Jacksonville for the event. Coughlin, who founded the Jay Fund in 1996, greets patrons as they sample cuisine and fine wines at the annual affair. The event has raised over $1.5 million in its first 10 years to help families in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia with financial, emotional and practical support as they tackle childhood cancer.

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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT HALL OF FAME

COMMUNITY FIRST NATURAL LIFE MUSIC FESTIVAL

March 8, Noon – 1:30 p.m. Register on website. UNF University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive JA’s annual Hall of Fame luncheon highlights the impact Junior Achievement is making in the lives of young people in North Florida. Individuals who have substantially contributed to Junior Achievement’s success are inducted into the JA Hall of Fame. jajax.com

12 HEART BALL

March 12, 6 p.m. Marriott Sawgrass, 1000 PGA Tour Blvd. As one of the main fundraisers for the American Heart Association, this event gives guests a night of food, live entertainment and auctions at the elegant Marriott Sawgrass. heart.org As supporters of the American Heart Association, Bill and Toni Hatchett make their way to the Marriott Sawgrass annually for the Heart Ball.

March 13, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Metropolitan Park, 4110 Gator Bowl Blvd. This popular festival is a free community event for families offering a day of music, food, crafts, healthy food vendors and an Artisan Market. The festival benefits the Children’s Home Society of Florida. communityfirstnaturallifemusicfestival.com

14 DANIEL MEMORIAL GOLF & TENNIS CLASSIC

March 14, Tee off at 11:30 a.m. Timuquana Country Club, 4028 Timuquana Road Join in a day of golf or tennis to support the work of Daniel Memorial as they improve the lives of children and families in our community. danielkids.org


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ANGELWOOD BIKE & LOW COUNTRY BOIL MOTORCYCLE RIDE

CELEBRITY CHEFS TASTING AND SILENT AUCTION

March 15, 10:40 a.m. The Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Regan Plaza A 50th anniversary Founders’ Day event will include induction of Honorary Trustees and Trustees Emeriti, with remarks by Sherry Magill, executive director of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund. Jessie Ball duPont was the school’s original benefactor.

March 19, time TBD, visit website for details. Adamec Harley-Davidson, 8909 Baymeadows Road Hop on your Harley to help support Angelwood programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities. angelwood.org

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TOM COUGHLIN JAY FUND WINE TASTING GALA

HAVEN HOSPICE ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

March 18, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Wells Fargo Center downtown. See website for details. Join Tom Coughlin for this special event and sample cuisine from top restaurants and fine wines as you bid on auction items to help raise funds for the Jay Fund. tcjayfund.org

March 31, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street This annual spring event is a major fundraiser for the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. Guests are treated to local celebrities serving up their favorite recipes at several dining stations, a silent auction and a free cookbook of the featured recipes. salvationarmynefl.org

Celebrity Chefs serve the community from all walks of occupations; pictured are Jane Lanier, CFRE – president and system chief development officer, St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation with Salvation Army Auxiliary member Rita Joost.

HEROES AMONG US STRONGER TOGETHER GALA

March 24, Registration & lunch: 11 a.m., Tournament at 1p.m. Fleming Island Golf Club, 2260 Town Center Blvd. Get ready to tee off at this spectacular golfing event at the beautiful Fleming Island Golf Club to support Haven Hospice. havenhospice.org/golftournament

Thank you Jacksonville. Because of you, over $88k was raised at the $mart Women Make Change! event to support JA Girl$ financial literacy and entrepreneurship programs that reach young women in North Florida.

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March 31, 6:30 - 9 p.m. Prime Osborn Convention Center Join Jewish Family Community Services for their annual gala to honor those who help impact the lives of people in our community. jfcsjax.org

RACE FOR THE KIDS 5K

Date/Time TBD. Visit website for details. Nocatee, 245 Nocatee Center Lace up your running shoes and run to help Young Life Jacksonville send kids to the local area camp helping adolescents to grow in their faith. jacksonville.younglife.org

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Susan Caven, Honorary Chairman Preston Haskell, his wife Joan Haskell and John Caven

Ron and Hilah Autrey, Wendy and Hugh Durden, Mark and Cheryl Lamping

Melanie, Tim and Stephanie Cost

CUMMER BALL

SPRING FOR THE ARTS

The theme of the Cummer Ball 2015 paid tribute to local collectors as Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting featured works from the collection of Preston H. Haskell, organized by the Princeton University Art Museum.

Scott Riley and Steve Williams support all things artistic, as they pay tribute to the Cathedral Arts Project’s annual affair.

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SUBARU BASCA GOLF CLASSIC April 1, Location TBD. Visit website for details. Premier annual fundraiser for Building Abilities of Special Children & Adults (BASCA) to fund items for BASCA programs and services. Sponsored by Subaru of Jacksonville, which will have a Hole-in-One contest for a brand new Subaru. Contact robinsnyder@bascainc.org for details.

2 ANNUAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS WALK

April 2, a.m. start time TBD. Visit website for details. Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive Take a walk along the scenic St. Johns River downtown to help the Hubbard House bring much-needed awareness to domestic violence. Walk participants receive a free T-shirt and other great prizes. hubbardhouse.org

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April 2, 3 - 9 p.m. Hendricks Avenue Elementary School, 3400 Hendricks Avenue Gather a team for this family-friendly, community fundraiser where teams take turns walking around the track to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Food, games and entertainment help make this a special event to honor those affected by cancer. www.relayforlife.org/sanmarcosanjosefl

VISION IS PRICELESS BBQ & WESTERN

April 2, 5 p.m. The Keeler Property, 17255 Normandy Boulevard Don’t miss this countrified event that includes home cooked BBQ, silent and live auctions plus, live entertainment - all to benefit Vision Is Priceless. visionispriceless.org/Western

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7 GIRL SCOUTS WOMEN OF DISTINCTION AWARDS

April 7, Silent Auction at 6 p.m., Program at 7 p.m. Jacksonville Marriott, 4670 Salisbury Road Support the Girl Scouts Gateway Council as it recognizes role models for young girls by honoring women from the Northeast Florida community for their professional accomplishments for the 27th year. girlscouts-gateway.org

9 JDRF ONE WALK

April 9, 8 a.m. Metropolitan Park, 4110 Gator Bowl Boulevard Lace up your walking shoes and gather a team for this fun walk while you help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation fund life-changing research. walk.jdrf.org

CUMMER BALL

April 9, 6:30 p.m. Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Avenue This black tie event is the Cummer Museum’s premier fundraiser. Guests enjoy some of the finest art collections, food and entertainment at one of Jacksonville’s great cultural treasures. cummermuseum.org/events/ type/special-events

10 BRASS ANNUAL DINNER AND CONCERT

April 10, 6 p.m. Ponte Vedra Inn and Club The BRASS (BEACHES RESIDENTS ACTIVELY SUPPPORTING THE SYMPHONY) Annual Dinner and Concert is the most anticipated event of the season. Cocktails, dinner and a Jacksonville Symphony concert with a live auction featuring one-ofa-kind items including conducting the symphony at next year’s dinner and in-home concerts by members of the Jacksonville Symphony. brassonline.org


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KATIE RIDE FOR LIFE

April 11, Time TBD. Visit website for details. Jacksonville Golf and Country Club, 3985 Hunt Club Road One of the best annual golf tournaments in support of Angelwood's Programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Lunch, prizes and awards. angelwoodjax.org

15 SPRING FOR THE ARTS presented by EVERBANK

April 15, 6:30 p.m. Deerwood Country Club, 10239 Golf Club Drive This annual event is one of the Cathedral Arts Project’s major fundraisers and features auction items, food and wonderful performances by CAPkids. capkids.org/our-events/spring-for-the-arts/

April 16, 8 a.m. Atlantic Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach This outstanding cycling event is a nine island coastal ride through beautiful Amelia Island which helps to support the Katie Caples Foundation’s organ donor education program. The event features various course lengths, an off the road course and a family fun ride walk/run and a “virtual ride.” katiecaples.org/events/12thannual-katie-ride-for-life/

3RD ANNUAL BETTY GRIFFIN HOUSE 5K RUN & WALK April 16, 8:00 a.m. St. Augustine Beach Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine, FL Event to benefit Betty Griffin House, in its 25th year providing free services to victims of domestic and sexual abuse. All proceeds are used to help end domestic and sexual violence. Visit website to register. bettygriffinhouse5k.org

BLOOMS GALORE & MORE

April 16, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue This anticipated, annual event is a tremendous sale of plants, garden items and art. Proceeds benefit the Garden Club of Jacksonville. gardenclubofjacksonville. org/programs-events/

RELAY FOR LIFE - FSCJ NORTH CAMPUS

April 16, 3 p.m. FSCJ North Campus, 4501 Capper Road Gather a team for this family-friendly, community fundraiser where teams take turns walking around the track to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Food, games and entertainment help make this a special event to honor those affected by cancer. relay.acsevents.org

GABRIEL HOUSE OF CARE GALA April 16, 7 p.m., TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse, 110 Championship Way Enjoy a special themed evening, Havana Nights: 5th Anniversary, with music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and live and silent auctions to benefit Gabriel House. gabrielhouseofcare.org

17 CELEBRATE GOOD VOLUNTEER FESTIVAL

April 17, afternoon event TBD. Visit website for details. Friendship Fountain, 1015 Museum Circle, in St. Johns River Park Join Hands On Jacksonville in this festival celebration to honor volunteers who are making a difference in our community. Enjoy food, music & fun activities. handsonjacksonville.org

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April 21, 6 p.m. Jessie Ball duPont Center, 40 East Adams Street Join Leadership Jacksonville at their annual Celebration Dinner to honor a select few of its members as Community Trustees. Proceeds help support Leadership Jacksonville programs. leadershipjax.org

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MARCH FOR BABIES - FIRST COAST

April 23, 8 a.m. EverBank Field Pepsi Cabana Village, 1 EverBank Field Drive This family event, which helps raise funds for the March of Dimes, includes food and activities for kids. Doggies are also welcome along the route. marchofdimes.org/florida/ events/10294_3136353138.html

WALK MS - JACKSONVILLE

April 23, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Unity Plaza, 220 Riverside Avenue This annual fundraising event brings the community together for a day of fun outdoors at Riverside’s Unity Plaza to help those living with MS and work toward ending MS. Friends & families of those living with or affected by MS, caring individuals and corporate teams walk 5K or fully accessible 1 Mile routes. walkMS.org or 904/332-6810

April 23 & April 30, Time and Location TBD. Visit website for details. Gather your friends, family and coworkers for some fun at this bowling fundraiser to help Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Northeast Florida and help change kid’s lives. bbbsnefl.org

CATHOLIC CHARITIES GALA April 23, Time TBD. Visit website for details. Hyatt Regency Downtown All proceeds from the Gala go to benefit local families in crisis. ccbjax.org

RELAY FOR LIFE WESTSIDE

April 23, Noon to Midnight Ed White High School, 1700 Old Middleburg Road Gather a team for this family-friendly, community fundraiser where teams take turns walking around the track to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Food, games and entertainment help make this a special event to honor those affected by cancer. www.relayforlife.org/westsidefl

REVERSE RAFFLE TO BENEFIT KIDS FIRST FLORIDA

April 23, 2016, Time TBD. Visit website for details.. The Hilltop Restaurant, 2030 Wells Road Proceeds benefit Clay County children in foster care. kidsfirstflorida.org

RIVERSIDE AVONDALE PRESERVATION SPRING TOUR OF HOMES

April 23, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., April 24, 12 - 5 p.m. This annual spring event includes touring some of the most beautiful and historic homes in the Riverside/Avondale Historic District. The tour helps raise funds for the Riverside Avondale Preservation. riversideavondale.org

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SOCIAL DATEBOOK 2016 - APRIL SHOWCASE OF THE PERFORMING ARTS

April 23, 12:30 - 2:30 and 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., April 24, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. University of North Florida, Lazzara Performance Hall, 1 UNF Drive Enjoy an evening of wonderful performances in theatre, ballet, step, jazz and more by Cathedral Arts Project students. capkids.org

EXZOOBERATION

April 23, 6:30 - 11 p.m., Ticketed event. Visit website for details. Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway 21st annual evening fundraiser to benefit the zoo and gardens, raising funds for the care and feeding of the animals and plants, educational programs and conservation projects. jacksonvillezoo.org

25 JACKSONVILLE SCHOOL FOR AUTISM CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC April 25, Registration 7:30 a.m., all day event. Visit website for details. Deerwood Country Club, 10239 Golf Club Drive Have a great day of golf and lunch at the beautiful Deerwood Country Club to support the Jacksonville School for Autism. jsakids.org

28 RELAY FOR LIFE HEMMING PARK April 28, 3 - 9 p.m. Hemming Park, 117 West Duval Street Gather a team for this family-friendly, community fundraiser where teams take turns walking around the track to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Food, games and entertainment help make this a special event to honor those affected by cancer. www.relayforlife.org/metrojacksonvillefl

DINING OUT FOR LIFE IN JACKSONVILLE

April 28, Participating Restaurants TBA. Visit website for details. Dine out at participating restaurants and a portion of their proceeds for the night will go to the Northeast Florida Aids Network. nfanjax.org/diningoutforlife/

24 HEAL FIRST COAST ZOO WALK FOR AUTISM

April 24, 8 a.m. Jacksonville Zoo, 370 Zoo Parkway Join thousands of participants as they walk around the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens to help the Heal Foundation assist individuals in Northeast Florida who are living with Autism. healautismnow.org/zoowalk.html

30 RELAY FOR LIFE RIVERSIDE

April 30, 3 - 9 p.m. Unity Plaza, 220 Riverside Avenue Gather a group for this family-friendly, community fundraiser where teams take turns walking around the track to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Food, games and entertainment help make this a special event to honor those affected by cancer. www.relayforlife.org/riversidefl

JOSEPH A. STRASSER BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL

April 30, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tree Hill Nature Center, 7152 Lone Star Road This wonderful nature festival includes butterfly release, vendors and more to benefit Tree Hill Nature Center. treehill.org

EPISCOPAL 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

April 30, 6 p.m. The Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Munnerlyn Campus A formal event under tents by the St. Johns River will mark the culminating event of the school’s 50th anniversary year.

RED, WHITE AND BLUSH

April, 30, 6 – 8:30 p.m. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 7190 Hwy 17 S, Fleming Island Enjoy wines from around the world at this annual fundraiser for Quigley House, Clay County's Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center. Hors d'oeuvres, live & silent auctions, raffle and Nifty 50/50 quigleyhouse.org

Beth Chesak, Cathy Hartley and Missie Sarra LePrell

John and Christy Valentino

Ali Korman Shelton, Ryan Schwartz, Kenyon Merritt, Helene Schwartz and Craig Merritt

E X Z O O B E R AT I O N Patrons and proud Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens supporters made way to the 20th annual ExZOOberation celebration in early April of 2015. The casual, Roaring Twenties evening benefit was held to raise money for the care and feeding of the Zoo’s animals and plants, educational programs and conservation initiatives. Attendees enjoyed drinks and dinner along with silent and live auctions, which included the chance to bid on the rights to name the Zoo’s new baby gorilla. Exotic animals were also available to touch and admire.

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AN EVENING OF TASTE

Date/Time TBD. Visit website for details. Matthews Restaurant, 2107 Hendricks Avenue This annual fund raising event benefiting the Children’s Home Society, is a true culinary delight with an exclusive selection of food, fine wines and elegant music. chsfl.org

BACKYARD BBQ CHAMPIONSHIPS

April, Time TBD. Visit website for details. Tailgaters Parking on Talleyrand East of the Stadium Get ready to eat some of the best BBQ around as amateur and professional teams compete in this recipe contest to raise funds for Daniel Memorial. The event not only includes awesome BBQ but live entertainment and games. danielkids.org

COCKTAIL COUTURE

Date/Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details. This unique fashion event includes teams of designers that compete to take some ordinary materials and turn them into runway fashion pieces. The event supports the work of Dignity U Wear in the Jacksonville community. dignityuwear.org

Date, time & locations TBD. Visit website for details. Put on your boogie shoes for an eight-hour dance marathon with, games, food and entertainment, all to support the Children’s Miracle Network local pediatric programs. www.cmnjax.com

SHOWCASE OF THE VISUAL ARTS

Spring 2016 event, Time TBD. Visit website for details. St. John’s Cathedral, 256 E. Church Street Display of student artwork in all artistic media created by students of the Cathedral Arts Project (CAP). Cap provides instruction in visual and performing arts for local underserved, school-age children. capkids.org

WALK TO DEFEAT ALS

Date/Time TBD. Visit website for details. Seven Bridges/Tinseltown, 9735 Gate Parkway North Gather some teammates and take a twomile walk in this great Jacksonville event to bring hope to those living with ALS. alsafl.org

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SOCIAL DATEBOOK 2016 - MAY A R T S AWA R D S G A L A Poetic performance artist and radio host, Al Letson, alongside Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s communications director and evening emcee, Daniel Austin, at Light the Night 2015. The annual awards gala brings creatives, donors and patrons together to celebrate and present awards to top artistic endeavors and artists in our city. Heather Wingard with Diana Davis and Krista Eberle

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15th ANNUAL SAM KOUVARIS DREAMS COME TRUE GOLF TOURNAMENT May 2. Visit website for details. San Jose Country Club, 7529 San Jose Blvd. WJXT Sports Director Sam Kouvaris hosts the annual tournament to support programs and services of Dreams Come True. dreamscometrue.org

CULTURAL COUNCIL ANNUAL ARTS AWARDS GALA

7 ST. MARK’S KENTUCKY DERBY EVENING & AUCTION May 7, 4 p.m. Lori Schiavone Commons, 4114 Oxford Avenue An evening of derby hats and equestrian-style fun including hundreds of auction items to benefit St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School. stmarksdayschool.org

May 7, 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. Timuquana Country Club, 4028 Timuquana Road A night of fun “derby day” events with dinner, drinks - especially mint juleps. Proceeds help support Pine Castle programs. pinecastle.org/events

May 7, 6 p.m. VIP admittance, 7 p.m. public admittance. Ticketed event. TPC Sawgrass, at 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. Join the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville at this wonderful arts celebration themed BOUNDLESS to honor artists and businesses who have helped enhance art and culture in the Jacksonville community. culturalcouncil.org/artsawards

ANNUAL RIVERHOPS

May 7, Time TBD. Visit website for details. Tickets are $150 per person. The riverfront Alhambra Drive home of Mike & Elaine Ashurian. The 7th annual gourmet dinner benefits the North Florida School of Special Education. Guests will enjoy live music, a seated pairings dinner and silent auction. Intuition Ale is the Beer Partner for the event. www.northfloridaschool.org/events

10 THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

May 10 – 15, Visit website for details. TPC Sawgrass, 110 Championship Way It’s one of the most talked about events on the First Coast where you can be a part of sports history. Held at the beautiful TPC in Sawgrass, several fundraisers throughout the tournament benefit local charities. pgatour.com

13 THE CUT PARTY

May 13, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details and to buy tickets. Join former Jacksonville Jaguar Tony Boselli and the “who’s who of Jacksonville” for this popular TPC party featuring live entertainment. The event helps to support the work of The Boselli Foundation. www.thecutparty.com

19 WOLFSON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BASS TOURNAMENT May 19 - 21, Safe Light - 3 p.m. Palatka City Docks, South 3rd Street Enjoy some of the best bass fishing around at this second largest tournament in the U.S. Funds raised support Wolfson Children’s Hospital. foundation.baptistjax.com/ basstournament

20 GO RED FOR WOMEN LUNCHEON

May 20, 10 a.m. Florida Blue Campus, 4800 Deerwood Campus Parkway Join in the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women national initiative at this local event and help fight heart disease. heart.org

LUNG FORCE EXPO

May 20, Time TBD, Visit website for details. Aloft Hotel at Tapestry Park, 4812 W. Deer Lake Drive Join the American Lung Association, patients, caregivers and healthcare providers as they share information and learn about the latest treatments, resources and research to help those living with lung disease and their families. LUNGFORCE.org/EXPO

21 5TH ANNUAL FINFEST: ROLLING ON THE RIVER

May 21, VIP Reception at 6 p.m., Main Event at 7 p.m. Timuquana Country Club, 4028 Timuquana Road The 5th annual themed event is filled with music, dancing and an auction. Proceeds benefit the Jacksonville Speech & Learning Center which provides therapy for all ages, children through adults, regardless of ability to pay. shcjax.org

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SOCIAL DATEBOOK 2016 - MAY MCGALA

May 21, Time TBA, Visit website for details. Sawgrass Marriott, 1000 PGA Tour Boulevard This annual gala brings guests together for a night of dinner, an incredible silent auction and plenty of dancing - all to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville. rmhcjacksonville.org

22 JAY FUND ANNUAL CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC

May 22 & 23, Sponsors purchase tickets to participate. Visit website for details.. TPC Sawgrass, 110 Championship Way This annual golf classic brings out a line-up of both national and local sports celebrities to support the Jay Fund. The tournament includes dinner at the elegant TPC Sawgrass clubhouse with a live and silent auction. tcjayfund.org

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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT GOLF CLASSIC

May 26, Time TBD. Visit website for details. Dye’s Valley Course, 110 Championship Way The JA of North Florida Golf Classic is a high-end tournament for the benefit of Junior Achievement of North Florida, which impacted more than 52,000 students last school year with programs in financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workforce preparation. Treat yourself, key staff, and your clients to Dye’s Valley Course and reserve a foursome for the tournament starting at $6,000. jajax.com

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MAINSPRING ACADEMY ANNUAL GALA

Date, time and location TBD. Visit website for details. A fun-filled evening for parents, staff and the community to celebrate Mainspring Academy and raise funds for student scholarships and continuing education for teachers. mainspringacademy.org

MIRACLE ON ASHLEY STREET CELEBRITY WAITERS & SERVERS

Date/Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details. Clara White Mission, 613 West Ashley Street Nearly 100 local celebrities come together to wait on tables at this 22nd annual event with all proceeds going to the Clara White Mission’s programs for the homeless. clarawhitemission.org

OXYGEN BALL

Date/Time TBD, Visit website for details. TPC Sawgrass, 110 Championship Way Enjoy a night of cocktails, dinner, live music and auctions to benefit the American Lung Association at beautiful TPC Sawgrass for the 18th annual ball. lung.org

PAWPARAZZI GALA

Date, time, location TBD. Visit website for details. Support First Coast No More Homeless Pets while enjoying a fabulous dinner and champagne reception. The event will feature a runway fashion show with local hot fashions and rescued four-legged friends. fcnmhp.org/events

MCGALA McGala is the annual signature fundraising event for Ronald McDonald House. The benefit ensures that more than 1,100 families have a place to stay when they travel to Jacksonville for pediatric medical treatment.

Veronica ScottFulton and Dwight Fulton

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ANNUAL JACKSONVILLE FOOD FIGHT

June 2, Evening event, time TBA, Visit website for details. Bud Zone, EverBank Field, 1 EverBank Field More than 30 restaurants offer delicious samplings of food and cocktails from the area’s best beverage and wholesale distributors. Proceeds benefit Nourishment Network. jacksonvillefoodfight.org or lssjax.org

TBD GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT REIGN PROGRAM

June 2016, Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details. Tournament to benefit REIGN (Renewed, Empowered, Influenced, Galvanized, Necessary), a program of ALL I KNOW. REIGN offers programs for men who are unemployed, veterans, or ex-offenders to provide them with work and real-life skills and training. Their goal is to open the door to employment for men in the program. alliknowjax.com

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS TRIBUTE: A CELEBRATION OF ACHIEVEMENT

It’s important that you understand your rights when it comes to the taking of your property and business. The members of Foerster, Isaac and Yerkes, P.A. are proud to have represented landowners and business owners throughout the state of Florida for over 60 years. Whether commercial or residential, we will help you protect your property when a condemning authority threatens to acquire your property through eminent domain. Florida law requires the condemning authority to pay full compensation for your property or business, including all fees and costs. There are NO fees or costs due from the owner. Property and business owners should know their rights and hire an experienced legal team. Our attorneys and staff will guide you through every step of the process.

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June 2, Time TBD. Visit website for details. EverBank Field, 1 EverBank Field Drive. This annual fundraising event for Community Connections of Jacksonville honors community leaders who have committed to helping families and children. Community honoree will be announced in January 2016. communityconnectionsjax.org

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TBD CLARA WHITE MISSION ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

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Date/Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details. Join in a day of golf to help support the programs of the Clara White Mission. clarawhitemission.org

9TH ANNUAL CLAY ROBERTS MEMORIAL INSHORE SLAM AND JUNIOR ANGLER TOURNAMENT

UNITED WAY OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA ANNUAL MEETING & CELEBRATION

June 18, Time TBD. Visit website for details. Beach Marine at 2315 Beach Boulevard on the Intracoastal Waterway. Captain's Meeting, June 17 at 7 p.m., Mudville Grille, 3105 Beach Blvd. 9th annual premier family fishing tournament in memory of Clay Roberts. Proceeds benefit the Clay Roberts Memorial Scholarship awarded to a graduating senior. The tournament brings families and friends together on the water and promotes appreciation of our natural waterways. Enjoy a day of fishing, food and music. fishwithclay.com or inriverorocean.org

Date/Time, Location TBA, Visit website for details. The United Way holds it annual meeting and celebrates its Northeast Florida fundraising campaign to help various nonprofits make a difference in the community. unitedwaynefl.org

Community Connections invited special guests Mike and Leigh Ann Fleming, Kimberly Jones, Debbie Buckland, Sandy Bartow and Luke Posson to their annual Celebration of Achievement event.


Ben and Paige Hakimian

Melissa Tyler and Sharon Lucie

Jim and Kathy Hamilton

Patty and John Otterson Dr. and Mrs. Tirbod Fattahi

Mike and Sims Wachholz

Peter Carpenter, Bill and Dana Birchfield and Lee Smith

Liz and Quinn Barton

Courtenay Wilson and Debby Melnyk

Tiffany Massey, Heather Surface, Laura Mould and Jennifer Guthrie

Ted and Kirby Alexander with Perry Walthour and Tod Ogletree

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SOCIAL DATEBOOK 2016 - AUGUST

Dr. Bevan Londergan, Dr. Abby Taylor with Jackie and Dr. Matt Bargas

Kyle Mullaney and Erin Slappey

AN EVENING OF PROMISE

Hal and Heather Houston with Annie and Josh Bryan

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2ND ANNUAL HUNGER FIGHT GAMES

August 26, 7 p.m. The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Avenue This signature fundraising event for Nemours Children’s Specialty Care helps raise funds for NCSC to continue pediatric patient care. The evening features live music, great food and entertainment. nemours.org/eveningofpromise

CASINO ROYALE

August 26, 2016 Time & Location TBD. Ticketed event. Visit website for details. Enjoy this Vegas-style evening to help All I Know raise funds for their programs to help local at-risk youth and families at their annual Casino Royale principal fundraiser. Enjoy blackjack, craps, roulette and slot machines plus great music and dancing. alliknowjax.com

Date/Time TBA. Visit website for details. Bolles School, 7400 San Jose Boulevard Put together a team for this annual event and as you compete in fun events such as a three-legged race, tug of war, egg toss and sack races to earn a trophy and medals. The real winners are local families in need who are helped by Hunger Fight. hungerfight.org/pack-food/ events-calendar

22ND ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF WOMEN

Date/Time TBA. Ticketed event. Visit website for details. Deerwood Country Club, 10239 Golf Club Drive A special evening to celebrate the Women’s Center of Jacksonville with music, fabulous food, drinks along with silent and live auctions. Funds raised with help support the Women’s Center of Jacksonville’s programs to improve the lives of women in the community. womenscenterofjax.org

It was a sweet affair at the downtown location of Sweet Pete’s and Candy Apple Café as donors enjoyed spectacular cuisine, live music, a whisky and chocolate tasting and plenty of candy in support of Nemours Children’s Specialty Care during a delectable fundraiser in mid-August. The proceeds will help Nemours Fund for Children’s Health in order to provide pediatric patient care as well as support for prevention and education programs.

ANGELWOOD FASHION SHOW

Date/Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details. "Summer in the City" is the theme of this annual sellout fashion event. Lunch, a silent auction, shopping raffles and some of the hottest fashions in Jacksonville are all included. Proceeds benefit the programs of Angelwood for children and adults with developmental disabilities. angelwoodjax.org

BIRTH TO 5K WALK/RUN

August event. Date & Time TBD. Race starts and finishes at Unity Plaza. Visit website for details. Unity Plaza, 220 Riverside Avenue This fun, family event includes a birth to 5K race, a birth to 5K fun run/walk and a children’s festival. Proceeds will support the Early Learning Coalition. elcofduval.org

BOWLING FOR BUDDIES

Date/Time/Location TBD. Visit website for details. Recruit your friends, co-workers and family for a bowling team to support Best Buddies International at this fun-filled bowl-a-thon. Great food and a silent auction will also be part of the event. bestbuddiesflorida.org

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUB FOX 30 DREAM 18 GOLF TOURNAMENT Date/Time, Location TBD. Visit website for details. Join in this fun-filled golf tournament to help support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida. bgcnf.org/upcoming-events

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB ANNUAL DODGE BALL TOURNAMENT Date/Time/Location TBD. Visit website for details. Don’t “dodge” your chance to help the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida at the annual Dodge Ball Tournament. The event features great prizes, t-shirts and food. bgcnf.org/upcoming-events

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA BENEFIT AUCTION

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. World Golf Village Renaissance, 500 South Legacy Trail Help support the youth programs of the Boy Scouts of America and get a chance to bid on a variety of fantastic items such as golfing, dinner, vacation and ticket and attraction packages. boyscoutauction.org

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SOCIAL DATEBOOK 2016 - AUGUST CITY RESCUE MISSION CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE GOLF TOURNAMENT

LUNG FORCE RUN/WALK

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Jacksonville Landing, 2 West Independent Drive. Join neighbors, family, friends and co-workers for this American Lung Association fundraising run and walk. Participants receive a Lung Force Action Passport to make the experience interactive and to visit different stations throughout the event and win prizes. lungfla.org

Date/Time/Location TBD. Visit website for details. Play golf at one of the most prestigious courses in the country to help The City Rescue Mission. The tournament features an awards banquet with live and silent auctions. crmjax.org

GENERATIONS ITALIANO

RETHREADED’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Date & Time TBD. Ticketed event. Visit website for details. Art Institute of Jacksonville, 8775 Baypine Road Enjoy a true Italian feast, family style, to benefit the Children’s Home Society which serves children and families on the First Coast. chsfl.org

Jill Langford Dame and Moitreyi Nayek

JASMYN ANNUAL EVENT

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details. This annual, themed event helps benefit JASMYN (Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network) to support at-risk LGBT youth. jasmyn.org, call (904) 389-3857 or (904) 389-0089

Date/Time TBA. Visit website for details. Rethreaded Warehouse, 820 Barnett Street This birthday celebration for Rethreaded is a fun community event with food, drinks, a live band and activities for kids. rethreaded.com

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Leadership Jacksonville Executive Director Jill Langford Dame and women in the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2016 sported Rethreaded scarves at a recent class meeting, supporting Rethreaded’s mission to break the cycle of the sex trade by offering viable and creative work to those affected by the sex trade.


SOCIAL DATEBOOK 2016 - SEPTEMBER

Michelle Kruger with Jo Miller and Rebecca Hoadley Stuart Smith, Rick Cartlidge, Deron Simmons, Alonzo Jackson

Kelly Camp with Cheryl Virta, Casey Steel, Crystal Browning and Jenny Stanelle

S H I N D I G F O R T H E S A N C T UA RY The annual Shindig for the Sanctuary event delivers results as the most successful fundraising occasion for the Sanctuary on 8th Street. From humble beginnings as Urban Ministries of Springfield in 1992, it has become a real sanctuary for children in tough, impoverished neighborhoods. Renamed The Sanctuary on 8th Street in 2001 after the program relocated to a historic post office building, the nonprofit offers afterschool tutoring and summer camps. Their signature event is held annually at the Garden Club of Jacksonville in Riverside.

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THE GREAT PONTE VEDRA PADDLE

September 5, 2016, 8:30 a.m. Mickler’s Landing, CR 203, Sawgrass Grab your paddle board and head out to beautiful Ponte Vedra Beach for one of the largest stand-up paddle board events on Florida’s coast. Proceeds from this fun and sun beach filled day will benefit The Heal Foundation. healautismnow.org/events.html

September 16, Time TBD. Visit website for details. Florence N. Davis Center, 327 East Duval Street Enjoy some of the most delicious burgers flipped by celebrity chefs to benefit Community Connections’ programs for babies and young children. communityconnectionsjax.org

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17 AVONDALE 5K CLASSIC

September 17, 8 a.m. The Shoppes of Avondale, 3585 St. Johns Avenue Take a run through the historic Avondale area and then enjoy a block party with free beer, live music and great prizes. sanctuaryon8th.org/events/

16 BURGERS 4 BABIES

September 16, 6 p.m. Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue Enjoy a catered dinner and check out some beautiful handcrafted items on sale to raise funds for the Sanctuary On 8th Street. sanctuaryon8th.org/events/

18TH ANNUAL SISTERS OF THE SEA SURF CLASSIC September 17, 2016, Time TBD. Visit website for details. Jacksonville Beach Pier on the South side, 503 First Street North Grab your board and paddle out to help Sisters of The Sea raise funds for Bosom Buddies at the Women’s Center of Jacksonville. sistersofthesea.org

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TBD 3RD ANNUAL JACKSONVILLE BABY BUGGY WALK & HEALTH FAIR

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Unity Plaza, 220 Riverside Avenue. This free family event includes a music jamboree, food and family activities. Taking place during National Infant Mortality Awareness Month, this event helps create awareness to reduce infant mortality rates in the U.S. nefhealthystart.org/ jacksonvillebabybuggywalk

6TH ANNUAL REMISSION ROCKS Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. River City Brewing Company, 835 Museum Circle Local doctors will trade their stethoscopes for a musical instrument as their bands rock-out to raise money for Bosom Buddies in support of breast cancer patients and survivors. womenscenterofjax.org

6TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF FLIGHT

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details. Huge outdoor music and arts festival to benefit Angels For Allison. Enjoy local bands, a beer garden, unique crafts, artwork, vendors and games for all ages. Proceeds benefit financial needs of families suffering the loss of a child. angelsforallison.org/festival-of-flight

Robert and Patrick George with Patty Barksdale

6TH ANNUAL PROFIT GOLF CLASSIC

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. TPC Sawgrass, 110 Championship Way The legendary TPC Sawgrass is the course and Take Stock In Children is the reason to enjoy a morning of golf followed by an awards luncheon. takestockjax.org/news/

2016 FIRST COAST HEART WALK Date & Time TBD. Visit website for information. Metropolitan Park, 1410 Gator Bowl Boulevard. Bring the whole family to join in this inspirational, fun walk that is the American Heart Association’s major fundraising event. Funds raised help to fight this country’s number one killer - heart disease. firstcoastheartwalk.kintera.org

BOOTLEGGER’S BALL

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Location: It’s a secret! Step back to the Roaring ‘20s at this annual, popular fundraiser to benefit Riverside Avondale Preservation. This fun evening of flapper dresses and striped suits will include a delicious dinner, desserts and cocktails. riversideavondale.org


SOCIAL DATEBOOK 2016 - SEPTEMBER DANIEL FOUNDATION GALA 2016

JACKSONVILLE TAILGATE TO A CURE

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details. This gala celebrates the work of Daniel Kids and raises funds for their support programs and services for troubled youth. danielkids.org

Date &Time TBD. Visit website for details. EverBank Field, 1 EverBank Field Drive Join in Jacksonville’s most popular tailgate party and enjoy food from some of the area’s top restaurants. The party ends with a silent and live auction with all proceeds benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. cff.org

DELICIOUS DESTINATIONS

Theresa and Bill Dahl show their support for the Daniel Kids as they help celebrate 130 years alongside other donors.

BRUSHED BOLD

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details. Enjoy an exhibit of inspirational paintings and photography by local breast cancer survivors. The art and photography will be sold to benefit 26.2 with Donna and the Donna Foundation. thedonnafoundation.org

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, 200 Ponte Vedra Boulevard Renowned chefs come to Jacksonville to prepare their signature dishes for this three-day, exclusive fundraising event that includes a luncheon, evening reception and gala. Proceeds benefit the St. Vincent’s Community Outreach Ministries, which provides free health care to the underserved in our community. deliciousdestinationsjax.com

FRIES WITH THAT WINE

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details. If you think wine pairings are reserved for fancy food think again. Ronald McDonald House Charities Fundraiser offers a variety of wines matched with McDonald's Menu favorites. rmhcjax.org

LOVE LOVE TENNIS TOURNAMENT

Date, Time TBD. Visit website for details. San Jose Country Club, 7529 San Jose Boulevard The ball is in your court to support the Salvation Army of Northeast Florida and join in a women’s only tournament. Proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army’s Childhood Development Center. salvationarmynefl.org

Maureen and Jay Burnett help to sponsor the St. Vincent’s Foundation’s annual Delicious Destinations event in Ponte Vedra Beach.

HIT THE GREENS FOR GREENSCAPE

PURPLESTRIDE 5K RUN & FAMILY-FRIENDLY WALK

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Blue Sky Golf Club, 1700 Monument Road. Join in this golf tournament to help Greenscape of Jacksonville and enjoy a day of golf, buffet lunch, beverage cart, raffles and awards. greenscapeofjacksonville.com

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Pavilion, 1st Street North Join in the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s signature fundraising event with children's activities, music and refreshments taking place in communities all over the nation. pancan.org

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SOCIAL DATEBOOK 2016 - SEPTEMBER PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details. Location: (held at private home) Experience the excitement of the Roaring Twenties at this funthemed cocktail party to benefit the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus. Enjoy dancing and music along with live and silent auctions. jaxchildrenschorus.org

$MART WOMEN MAKE CHANGE!

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details. $mart Women Make Change! is Junior Achievement’s signature event to benefit JA Girl$, an initiative that has educated girls and young women in financial literacy, career readiness and entrepreneurship since 2006. The annual event brings together those in the community whose unwavering support impacts what JA Girl$ and Junior Achievement are able to accomplish now and into the future. jajax.com

STRUT YOUR MUTT

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Riverside Park, 753 Park Street Bring out your four-legged best friend to this dog-themed festival and dog walk/5K run, which benefits Best Friends’ local No More Homeless Pets Network partners. support.bestfriends.org

TASTE OF GOLF

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. TPC Sawgrass, 110 Championship Way Pamper yourself with an evening of magnificent culinary creations and fine wines at the prestigious TPC Sawgrass to benefit The First Tee of North Florida. Chefs from the area’s finest golf and country clubs will be preparing a delicious feast to be enjoyed in a beautiful setting. tasteofgolf.com

TOAST TO THE ANIMALS

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Terrace Suite at EverBank Field, 1 EverBank Field Drive. Join in the 18th annual special food and wine-tasting event to support the Jacksonville Humane Society. jaxhumane.org/events.aspx

WINE, WOMEN & SHOES

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 22 East Coastline Drive Enjoy the Marketplace shopping experience featuring boutiques and vendors from a variety of local and national retailers, plus a fashion show and the “Wall of Wine” - all to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida. bbbsnefl.org

UNITED WAY PARTNERS IN PHILANTHROPY & KICKOFF

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. EverBank Field, 1 EverBank Field Drive The United Way and its partners officially kick-off the United Way’s campaign at this annual luncheon. unitedwaynefl.org/events/list/

Curtis Dvorak and Jacksonville Humane Society Board President, Michael Munz

Eric and Amy Levy

T OA S T T O T H E A N I M A L S The Jacksonville Humane Society hosts its annual Toast to the Animals event at the Terrace Suites of EverBank Field each September. Animal lovers and passionate advocates across Northeast Florida attend to share camaraderie to raise funds for the organization.

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Betsy Lovett with Ward Lariscy

District 14 Councilman Jim Love, District 10 Councilman Reggie Brown, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville General Manager Gina Caliendo with his wife Kyla

Charles and Marilyn Gilman Mike Meehan with his boys, Gavin and Hudson with Joe Joseph, Julie Meehan, Delana, Joe, Leslie and Lilah Joseph

Dan Dodd and Bob Hyde Mike and Susie Miller with Gwen and Alan Howard

Greg and Ginny Smith The first place trout winners were presented their check by Terry, Gary and Casey Roberts.

Kathy Harrison with Natalie Stockton and Carolyn Williams

Joe and Barb Krier

Cyrus Abbassi, Dr. Abdi Abbassi, Dr. Saumil Oza, Kristina Abbassi and Neetal Oza

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Katie Bush with Leslie Burkhalter

Sandy Beatty and Ray Vogel Molly and Bill Hughes with Katy Guarneri

M I R AC L E S G A L A

Corkie and Clarence Gooden

Aimee and Dane Boggs

The 15th Annual Miracles Gala, a formal evening coined "One Night in Paris" drew a crowd from in-town – to the beaches in support the North Florida Chapter. JDRF is the world’s leading nonprofit, nongovernmental funder of diabetes research. The mission resonates with donors, as leadership guarantees the resources are spent most effectively to accelerate progress toward finding a cure. The annual gala was held at the Sawgrass Marriott on October 10.

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MONKEY’S UNCLE CHARITIES GOLF TOURNAMENT

UNIQUE BOUTIQUE

October 7, 6 - 10:30 p.m. Purchase tickets starting at $65 online. Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway. Go wild to help support the Jacksonville Zoo with this casual, after-hours fundraiser. Enjoy samplings from 50 area restaurants, 200+ beer tastings, wine tastings, cocktails, Barcardi, animal encounters and entertainment to benefit the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens. jacksonvillezoo.org

October 8, 6 p.m. Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa The evening will include a cocktail hour, seated dinner, live and silent auctions, and entertainment. Proceeds from the 2016 Miracles Gala will support the next milestone in diabetes research. jdrf.org/northflorida

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DINNER ON THE FARM

October 7, Time TBD. Visit website for details. Berry Good Farms, North Florida School for Special Education, 223 Mill Creek Road North Florida School for Special Education celebrates their horticulture division and its students. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, live music and an art auction to benefit Berry Good Farms. northfloridaschool.org/events

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October 12, 11 a.m. Jacksonville Beach Municipal Golf Course, 605 South Penman Road Jump in your golf cart and hit the green to benefit the Cardiac/ Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Baptist Medical Center Beaches. monkeyscharities.com

BARK FOR LIFE

October 15, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Memorial Park, 1620 Riverside Avenue Bring your favorite pooch to this petfriendly, community fundraiser to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. For information, call (904) 391-3618 or email cheyenne.overby@cancer.org. Dinner on the Farm, an event supporting North Florida School of Special Education's Berry Good Farms, inspired Darlene and Tony Papa to partake in an evening of culinary delights.

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October 21-23, Time TBD. Visit website for details. Junior League’s River House, 2165 Park Street This three-day shopping event features a preview night, luncheon and a cocktail event. Merchants will feature clothing, handbags, art and more. jljacksonville.org/unique-boutique/

22 7TH ANNUAL FLOUNDER POUNDER FISHING TOURNAMENT

October 22. Visit website for details. Beach Marine, 2315 Beach Boulevard. Registration at Captain's Meeting on October 20. Join in a day on the water for some great fishing and great prizes in this fishing tournament to raise funds for the Jacksonville School of Autism. jsakids.org/flounder_pounder


SOCIAL DATEBOOK 2016 - OCTOBER BIKE MS: PGA TOUR CYCLE TO THE SHORE

October 22 - 23, Time TBD, Visit website for details. Routes start at TPC Sawgrass or Marineland and finish in Daytona Beach. Cyclists ride along one of North Florida’s most scenic routes to help raise funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's efforts to support those living with MS while working to end MS. Cyclists are provided meals throughout the event weekend. bikeMS.org or call (904) 332-6810

TBD 4TH ANNUAL MANDARIN ROAD FALL FARM FESTIVAL

Date, Times & Location TBD. Visit website for details. Bring the whole family to this ticketed family event with games, pony and hay rides, food and bounce houses. Proceeds benefit a local charity each year. mandarinroadfestival.com

4TH ANNUAL RED CARPET DINNER

Date, Time & Location TBD. Ticketed event. Visit website for details. This is event is a “premier” way to support Spina Bifida of Jacksonville as guests feel like a celebrity and walk the red carpet, then enjoy a night of great food and live entertainment. spinabifidajax.org

5TH ANNUAL PIER PRESSURE FISHING RODEO

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Jacksonville Beach Pier, 503 1st Street North, Jacksonville Beach The 5th Annual Pier Pressure Fishing Rodeo with Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Northeast Florida will be held at the Jacksonville Beach Pier. inriverorocean.org or bbbsnefl.org

12TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN DOORS & MORE

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Jacksonville Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, 510 Fairgrounds Place This is the Halloween event you won’t want to miss and is packed with something for everyone to enjoy from dancing, to spook-tacular makeovers and trick-or-treating for toys at “fantasy doors.” Halloween Doors & More is an annual benefit for Community PedsCare, a pediatric palliative and hospice program to support, comfort and care for children with life-limiting and lifethreatening conditions and their families. mmd.communityhospice.com

17TH ANNUAL PURPLE RIBBON GOLF TOURNAMENT

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Golf Club at Fleming Island, 2260 Town Center Boulevard. Tee up to help create awareness of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Quigley House at the beautiful Golf Club at Fleming Island. quigleyhouse.org/events

18TH ANNUAL TRANSFORMATIONS GALA

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details. Times-Union Center Moran Theater, 300 Water Street. Well known as the “feel good event of the year,” Transformations spotlights formerly homeless individuals and families who overcame homelessness to achieve self-sufficiency and housing of their own. Festivities include a hors d’oeuvres reception, tribute program, silent auction and dessert. sulzbachercenter.org/transformations

21ST ANNUAL COWFORD BALL

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Jacksonville Fairgrounds, 510 Fairground Place Strap on your cowboy boots and jeans for the American Cancer’s largest fundraiser. The Western-theme event features food to “yee haw” about, live and silent auctions, midway games and dancing. acsflnr.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/ CowfordBall2016

"Two years ago I discovered a tumor. Driving an hour every day to treatment and back would have been so draining. Staying at Hope Lodge meant I could rest and heal. When Tom and I put our estate plans together, we decided to support projects that improved the quality of life for others. Hope Lodge was a beautiful fit. We’re giving back the gifts that were given to us – healing and hope." - Leone, Hope Lodge major donor

The Hope Lodge program provides free overnight lodging to cancer patients and caregivers who have to travel away from home for treatment. We are working on a campaign to build a Hope Lodge community in Jacksonville. Join us today! Right now, every dollar raised is matched by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsservices/hopelodge/jacksonville

To learn more or get involved, contact Kellie Ann Kelleher, Campaign Director, at kellieann.kelleher@cancer.org or 904-391-3606.


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TBD 22nd ANNUAL BARBARA ANN CAMPBELL MEMORIAL BREAKFAST

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details. Hubbard House’s signature fundraiser is held in honor of those who have died due to domestic violence, and for survivors of domestic violence, during National Domestic Violence Awareness month. Proceeds support the lifesaving programs and services Hubbard House provides to more than 5,000 women, children and men each year. hubbardhouse.org

26TH ANNUAL AGING TRUE GOLF CLASSIC

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Join local celebrities for a day of golf on the spectacular Hidden Hills course to benefit Aging True’s Meals On Wheels program. Sponsorships, foursomes or individual tickets will be available. agingtrue.org/events

ANGEL OF THE ARTS

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details. Location: held at a private residence each year Enjoy a special reception with award winning wines and food to benefit the Cathedral Arts Project. capkids.org/our-events/angels-of-the-arts/

ANNUAL BAPTIST HEALTH GOLF CLASSIC

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. TPC Sawgrass, 110 Championship Way Join in this annual golf tournament at the magnificent TPC Sawgrass to raise funds for all four Baptist hospitals and Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Players receive complimentary meals and beverages, tee gifts and chances to win incredible prizes. foundation.baptistjax.com/events

ANNUAL FLAVOR OF JACKSONVILLE & THE BEACHES

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Latham Plaza, Jacksonville Beach Spend an evening ocean side at this annual fundraising event for Gateway Community Services. Guests can experience a variety of dining from around Jacksonville and the Beaches community all while enjoying live musical entertainment. gatewaycommunity.com

ANNUAL REGGIE HUNT MEMORIAL GOLF CLASSIC

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Amelia River Golf Club, 4477 Buccaneer Trail Enjoy a day of golf in beautiful Amelia Island to support Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Northeast Florida. The tournament includes lunch and dinner and plenty of great prizes. bbbsnefl.org

CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY A N N UA L C A R I N G C H E F S The annual event for foodies hosted by the Children’s Home Society, held annually at the Avenues Mall, raises awareness and funds for essential programs statewide. Since 1902, Children’s Home Society of Florida has been helping to deliver services that help break the cycles of abuse in families, heal the pain for traumatized children, guide teens through successful transitions to adulthood and create strong, loving families.

Mel and Debbie Gottlieb with CoChairs Drs. Lorraine and Omar Dajani

CORKS & FORKS It was a formidable first year for St. Vincent’s Clay County Inaugural Corks & Forks event. The goal is to enhance and grow St. Vincent’s Medical Center’s service to struggling and vulnerable citizens by way of the St. Vincent’s Outreach Programs. The event took place on the grounds of The Club Continental on Fleming Island, a fitting location for the food and wine spectacular.

ANNUAL SERVEPRO GOLF TOURNAMENT

COMING OUT DAY BREAKFAST

ArborEATum WINE & FOOD FEST IN THE WOODS 2016

COMMUNITY REHABILITATION CENTER ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Windsor Parke Golf Club, 13823 Sutton Park Drive North Enjoy a day of golf at one of Florida’s top 100 courses to benefit the JT Townsend Foundation which helps children and adults with disabilities. jttownsendfoundation.org

Date & Time TBD. Ticketed event. Visit website for details. Held at the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, 1445 Millcoe Road. Third annual ArborEATum Wine & Food Fest benefits the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens. Some of Jacksonville's best restaurants provide samples of their menu items. Enjoy appetizers, desserts, coffees, wine and craft beers, and live entertainment. jacksonvillearboretum.org or email: info@jacksonvillearboretum.org.

CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY ANNUAL CARING CHEFS

Brad and Cristin Nestor

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. The Avenues Mall, 10300 Southside Boulevard. This fundraiser for the Children’s Home Society is one of the area’s biggest food and wine-tasting events. Guests sample cuisine from the some of the best restaurants in Northeast Florida. chsfl.org/caringchefs

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Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details. This annual breakfast, hosted by JASMYN (Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network), brings together small business, as well as corporate, educational and professional communities that support LGBT equality. jasmyn.org

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Hidden Hills Country Club, 3901 Monument Road Spend a great fall day playing golf with friends and co-workers at the Hidden Hill’s Arnold Palmer signature design golf course. The tournament will benefit the Community Rehabilitation Center. communityrehabcenter.org

COMPASSION BY THE SEA BENEFIT

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Plantation Beach Club, 101 Plantation Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach Have an enjoyable evening at the beautiful Plantation Beach Club with awesome food, beer, wine and live music to benefit Mission House's efforts to assist homeless men and women in the Beaches area. missionhousejax.org


SOCIAL DATEBOOK 2016 - OCTOBER CORKS & FORKS

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Club Continental, 2143 Astor Street Enjoy an evening on the banks of the St. Johns River at this anticipated annual fundraiser with elegant wines and culinary delights created by the area’s best chefs. Proceeds benefit St. Vincent’s Medical Center Clay County. jaxhealth.com/foundation/

DAILY’S THE TRADITION GOLF TOURNAMENT

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. TPC Sawgrass, 110 Championship Way A day of golf at the beautiful TPC Sawgrass will help support the St. Vincent’s Healthcare Foundation’s Mobile Outreach Ministry which travels to underserved neighborhoods to provide free medical care. jaxhealth.com/foundation/the-tradition/

DINNER FOR DUCKS UNLIMITED

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Jacksonville Firefighter Hall, 625 Stockton Street This banquet dinner is an evening full of fun and fellowship to benefit Ducks Unlimited, the leader in wetland and waterfowl conservation. ducks.org

DOGFEST WALK ‘N ROLL

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Riverside Arts Market, 715 Riverside Avenue. Grab your 4-legged friend and join in this community dog walk to support Canine Companions for Independence which enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing assistance dogs and ongoing support. The event will include games for adults, children and dogs along with food shopping and music. www.cci.org/DogFest

EXCELLERATE

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Malone Air Charter at Craig Municipal Airport, 855-121 St. Johns Bluff Road North This unique event involves highend cars taking a lap around Jacksonville’s beltway as the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office shuts down I-295. Proceeds benefit the Police Athletic League. Participants can check out all the hot rods at the preview night before the event. excelleratejax.com

Gabriel House of Care 5th Anniversary Celebration

FRIGHT FOR SIGHT COSTUME 5K & FUN RUN

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Beaches Town Center, 200 First Street, Neptune Beach. This unique event is a fun combination of a Halloween costume contest with a 1 mile fun run on beautiful Neptune and Atlantic beaches - all to support Vision Is Priceless. After the run, enjoy the costume contest and parade with tons of prizes. visionispriceless.org/events

GABRIEL HOUSE OF CARE GOLF TOURNAMENT

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Deerwood Country Club, 10239 Golf Club Drive Grab your golf clubs and head out to the exquisite Deerwood Country Club to benefit Gabriel House. Participants will enjoy lunch on the Veranda, an awards dinner and prizes. gabrielhouseofcare.org

Come and celebrate with us throughout 2016 “A Community of Healing for Organ Transplant & Oncology Patients” 4599 Worrall Way, Jacksonville, FL 32224 Phone: (904) 821-8995 • Fax: (904) 821-8997 (On the Mayo Clinic campus)

www.gabrielhouseofcare.org

JEWISH FAMILY COMMUNITY SERVICES ANNUAL WOMEN’S EVENT

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details. This annual event boasts a different, fun theme each year where women come together - daughters, granddaughters and nieces to support Jewish Family Community Services. jfcsjax.org

LEXUS CHAMPIONS FOR CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Timuquana Country Club, 4028 Timuquana Road This popular, annual golfing event has helped to raise over a million dollars since its premiere and helps support the UF Health Breast Center. ufhealthjax.org

MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive Join in the largest network of breast cancer events in the nation and walk to fight breast cancer. This noncompetitive 3.1 mile walk helps to honor and inspire all those affected breast cancer. main.acsevents.org/site/TR/ MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer

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RED SHIELD BALL The second annual Red Shield Ball celebrated the Red Shield Lodge, a place of refuge for families undergoing difficult circumstances. Through the support of generous donors and businesses, the Salvation Army in Northeast Florida was able to shelter 407 children and, on average, 147 families last year. While under the care and auspices of the Lodge, families receive intensive case management services from crisis intervention to parenting skills, personal finance, stress management, health and wellness advice and more.

MALIVAI WASHINGTON CHAMPIONS FOR CHILDREN GALA

Date & Time, Location TBD. Visit website for details. Join the MaliVai Washington Kid’s Foundation at their annual gala to recognize their student athletes for great success. malwashington.com/gala

MALIVAI CHAMPIONS FOR CHILDREN TENNIS PRO-AM Date & Time, Location TBD. Visit website for details. Tennis anyone? This annual tennis event helps support the MaliVai Washington Kid’s Foundation. malwashington.com

MDA LOCKUP

Monthly events in all areas of Northeast Florida. Visit website for details. “Doing Time” has never been so much fun. Share a cell in the MDA jail with prominent community leaders and raise money for MDA by calling friends and family to help make your bail. Muscular Dystrophy Association provides care and support, funds research for treatment and cures for those suffering from muscle diseases. mda.org/locate/state/fl

MONSTER MASH DASH

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Jacksonville Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, 510 Fairgrounds Place Get a jumpstart on your Halloween fun with this fundraiser that includes a 1-mile run, 5K race, a restaurant village of food, adult beverages, live entertainment and activities for the kids. Monster Mash Dash is an annual benefit for Community PedsCare, a pediatric palliative and hospice program to support, comfort and care for children with life-limiting and lifethreatening conditions and their families. mmd.communityhospice.com

NASSAU COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING GALA

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Omni Amelia Island Plantation, 39 Beach Lagoon Road This annual gala is an elegant evening of dinner and live entertainment to benefit the Nassau County Council On Aging’s programs for seniors. nassaucountycoa.org/events

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Honorary Chairs Pete and Marilyn Carpenter with Vivian and Milton Searcy

OCEANWISE

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve, 505 Guana River Road Spend an evening taking in the sunset at the scenic Guana Tolomato Mantanzas Reserve while enjoying dinner from local restaurants and live music. Hosted by the Friends of the GTM Reserve, proceeds help to support the mission of protecting and preserving the ocean and estuaries. www.gtmnerr.org

PHYSICIANS CUP GOLF CLASSIC Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Timuquana Country Club, 4028 Timuquana Road Hit the fairway on the beautiful Timuquana Country Club golf course to help support St. Vincent’s Riverside, Southside and Clay County Physicians Giving Societies. jaxhealth.com/foundation/

RED SHIELD BALL

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details. This dazzling, annual gala where guests enjoy dinner, live music and dancing along with silent auctions will help support the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Lodge where women and families find shelter. salvationarmyflorida.org/Jacksonville

RED WHITE AND BLUES WINE & FOOD TASTING

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details. Support the North Florida School of Special Education with this classic wine and food tasting event and view art work by students of the NFSSE. www.northfloridaschool.org/ events/fundraisers/

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RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF JACKSONVILLE GOLF CLASSIC

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, 110 Championship Way Here’s your chance to play on the world renowned TPC course followed by a fabulous reception and live auction to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville. rmhcjacksonville.org

SPOOKTACULAR

Dates TBD, 6:30 - 10 p.m. Tickets $8 Zoo members, $10 for non-members. Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway. Don’t miss the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens 29th Annual Spooktacular for all ages. Ten nights of thousands of pumpkins, candy, trick-or-treating, music, dancing, giant slides and bounce houses. Favorite characters, fairies, wizards, pirates, scarecrows and more. There will be three SCARE ZONES. spooktacular.jacksonvillezoo.org

TACOS FOR TATAS

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Engine 14 Brewery, 633 Myrtle Avenue North This fun, highly anticipated event to help fight breast cancer will benefit the 26.2 with DONNA. Put on your pink chick outfit and enjoy great Mexican food, specially crafted beer and dancing. breastcancermarathon.com

TASTE OF THE JAGUARS

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. East Club of EverBank Field, 1 EverBank Field Drive. Join some of the Jacksonville Jaguars for the 3rd annual dinner where several top area restaurants each take on a course of the meal for guests to enjoy. Proceeds benefit Feeding Northeast Florida. feedingnefl.org/category/events

THE HUMAN RACE

Date & Time, Location TBD. Visit website for details. The Human Race is open to any community nonprofit, school, church or civic group to raise funds for their cause. Hands On Jacksonville helps match citizens with volunteer opportunities in their community. handsonjacksonville.org/race

THE OLDEST CITY RED TROUT CLASSIC

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Conch House, 67 Comares Avenue, St. Augustine Join in one of the most highly acclaimed fishing tournaments in Northeast Florida to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event kicks off with a captain’s dinner and includes two days of competitive inshore fishing. cff.org

THE SEA & SWINE

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Littleberry Farm, 95546 Clements Road, Fernandina Beach Kick-off fall with a down-home country event featuring pulled pork, hayrides, dancing, beer, wine and live music - all to benefit Micah’s Place. micahsplace.org

TRUE BLUE GOLF TOURNAMENT Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Sawgrass Country Club, 110 Championship Way The spectacular Sawgrass Country Club is the setting for this special tournament that supports True Blue Navy Families Benefactors which helps local Navy sailors and their families. jaxtruebluenfb.org/golf-tournament


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Stevie Schoof, Natalie Schoof, Kristanna Barnes, Paula Weatherby, Michael Weatherby, Denise Khuri

Philip and Cricket Kelly

Mindy and Glen Barker

Doug and Laura Skiles, Susan and Jim Towler

Will Courtney, Betsy Lovett, Heather Lane Courtney

M.J. Easterling, Dan Murphy, Abel Harding, Barney Smith

Joel Embry and Ginny Myrick

Tommy Lee, Suzie O’Quinn, Nee Cee Lee with Major Janine Vincent

Christi and Robert O’Quinn

Blair Stark with Marie and Annie Sullivan

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The 2015-2016 edition of Circles, Social Datebook & Charity Register