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Charity begins at home For one Avondale resident, charity meant giving up her king-size bed to sleep in her closet so 25 strangers who had just suffered enormous personal tragedy could take refuge in her home. For a San Marco couple, it meant rallying nearby neighbors to welcome a family of strangers with a sick child to the neighborhood for three months, when there was no room available at Ronald McDonald House. In both cases it is clear that for some big-hearted Jacksonville residents, charity begins at home and also extends out to the neighborhood.

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one thing to open your home to a horde of relatives, but to willingly turn over your entire house to strangers may be an act of charity above and beyond simple kindness. In the aftermath of a tragic car accident, Peggy McDonald’s Avondale home became a refuge for a family that had just lost their 12-year-old daughter, Grace, when their Suburban was hit from behind near Yulee while traveling home to Ocala from an out of town wedding. McDonald’s son, a resident of Ocala, called his mom after learning about the May 21 accident from a mutual friend, and asked if the grieving family could stay the night with her so they didn’t have to check into a hotel. No one knew it then, but the family would be detoured in Jacksonville for 10 days while another daughter remained hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit at Wolfson Children’s Hospital from injuries sustained in the accident. In that time, McDonald’s home of 45 years would become a place of healing for the grieving family and the epicenter of compassion as a community rallied to ease the burden of the recently bereaved. Only hours after getting that call from her son, McDonald met part of the Force family for the first time. “He knew his mother’s heart before she even knew about the accident,” said Ben Roberts, the mutual friend of the Force family and McDonald’s son. “She didn’t have any background on the accident.” It was around 1 a.m. when Raymond Force showed up at McDonald’s back door with four other family members and a friend who were all involved in the accident. “That’s difficult,” explained McDonald of their initial meeting. “You don’t know each other. They just lost a child.” Force was grateful for the impromptu accommodations, but figured they would only stay four to five hours. “I felt a little bashful about it,” said Force, who is a pastor at Crossroads Bible Church in Ocala. “We felt like the Lord was wrapping his arms in comfort around us. To receive that kind of hospitality from a stranger… she just understood the pain we felt.”

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McDonald’s hospitality didn’t stop with members of the Force family. It extended to the family’s out of town relatives in Pennsylvania and Illinois, as well as their close friends, the Roberts family, who, like the Force family have seven children of their own. All told, 25 people stayed in the house that was affectionately referred to by its occupants as Camp McDonald. From as far away as China where the Force’s oldest son was on a mission trip at the time of the accident, family and friends funneled into McDonald’s home. “She was the ultimate host,” said Roberts, who was given the moniker of Camp Director for his help in organizing all of the necessary logistics. “People were sleeping everywhere. It was really a refuge for everyone.” According to McDonald, there were people sleeping on the floors, couches, and air mattresses. She gave up the comfort of her king-sized bed to accommodate five teenage girls, while another four slept on the floor. “When I walked in the room the next morning all nine girls were on the bed laughing, crying, and looking at pictures of Grace,” said McDonald. “I could not have orchestrated a more peaceful scenario for the healing of those children to begin.” Grace Force

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As for McDonald, the 73-year-old woman slept in her closet. Of which, she says, she “suffered nothing.” “She slept in her closet the whole time. We were all protesting it,” said Force. “We took over her house. There’s no doubt about it. We were surprised at how accommodating and joyful she was to do it.” As word spread about the accident and McDonald’s unparalleled hospitality, members of the community and of different faith congregations donated food and money to help meet the needs of the family during their stay. “The owners of Mellow Mushroom in Avondale brought pizzas one night,” said McDonald. “You can imagine how a house full of teenagers reacted to that.” Members of St. Mark’s Episcopal, where McDonald is a parishioner, brought lunch and her prayer group donated money to help cover expenses. Another one of McDonald’s friends from Avondale Methodist made a significant monetary contribution, while members of San Jose Baptist Church sent more food. “The whole scenario at my house was the body of Christ coming together to do what we are supposed to do,” said McDonald of the overwhelming generosity. One woman from Christian Family Chapel, who asked not to be identified for her contributions, organized a small army of fellow parishioners to help make breakfast casseroles, gigantic sandwich rings, fruits and aluminum pans filled with hearty meals. “I felt convicted. All these people were at Peggy’s house and she’s sleeping in a closet. How is she going to feed them? They didn’t know how long they would be there,” the member of Christian Family Chapel explained. Saying that while she tried hard to stay under the radar when dropping off multiple meals, she ultimately ran into Melody Force, the woman who had just lost her daughter. “I will never forget her words, either. She said, ‘We are so crushed in spirit, but lifted by the body.’” The member of Christian Family Chapel said the community’s reaction superseded hospitality. “God’s hands

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were all over it. It was brotherly love; it was gentleness; it was kindness; it was bearing some of the burden.” Some of the logistical burdens for those staying at McDonald’s house were the six loads of laundry that needed to be done daily. Ultimately, proving to be too much for her 50-year-old dryer. For a while, they hung clean laundry on the clothesline until someone showed up with a new dryer for McDonald. “I still don’t know exactly who all was in on the dryer…but see, I received,” said McDonald, who was supposed to be in Northern Michigan on a vacation during the time of the Forces’ stay. Sidelined by her own car accident only a few weeks before, McDonald considers the experience from its inception to be divine intervention. “This whole thing starts with God. All of it,” said McDonald. “I live, breathe and die to go to Northern Michigan, but I would not have missed this.” Among the 650 people who attended the memorial service for Grace was McDonald, who was given a pair of red Converse high-tops as a token of appreciation by the Force family. The shoes had become a symbol of Grace’s life since she wore them constantly, insisting to her mother that they went with everything. “Grace was wearing red Converse high tops when the accident happened,” said Force, explaining how excited she was to get the sneakers as a birthday gift from friends. “She wore them every day, even to church.” Now, McDonald has her own pair to remember the young girl and the kindness shared by so many after her passing. The red sneakers reflect not only the vibrancy of Grace’s life, but the neighborly love and generosity it inspired. As such, McDonald cherishes them, just as she does the family from which they came. “We couldn’t believe we had only known her for 10 days,” said Force of McDonald. “She felt like a lifetime friend. “Grace is smiling down on the situation in a lot of ways.”


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wallpaper reminiscent of an English village and a pedestal sink shaped like a bicycle. Guests are always welcome, for a day, a week or months at a time if need be, said Suzanne. In order to get to know their neighbors, the couple began hosting monthly potluck suppers sending out invitations to more than 100 who live in close proximity to their home near the Duck Pond. Said to be “the closest thing to a church supper,” the potlucks require no RSVPs. Folks just show up, bring a dish and have a great time. Soon a residential phone tree was established as well as a Colonial Manor Angie’s List so neighbors could communicate and ask each other for recommendations about household help, tradesmen or babysitting. Also, Joe was instrumental in setting up a neighborhood watch. “Suzanne is the cheerleader of the neighborhood,” said Angie Cosper, a close friend. “She really is one of a kind, such a special person with a gift for hospitality.” As they originally intended, the Honeycutts often share their guest house with friends and the friends of friends who need a place to stay while visiting Jacksonville. Methodist missionaries have been welcome there, and on a friend’s recommendation, Suzanne offered the guest house to an Arizona couple she had never met who needed a safe place to stay while adopting a baby. However, it was in the summer of 2015, when Brookwood Road resident Susan White received an urgent call from her daughter who lives in south Florida, that Suzanne’s extended family of neighbors became more intimately involved with her hospitality. White’s daughter, Suzanne Martin, wanted to help her childhood friend, Pamela Boone Renz-Serafim, find a place to stay while Renz-Serefim’s daughter, EmilyMay, received treatment at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville. The Renz-Serafim family was traveling from North Carolina, and needed a place large enough to accommodate Pamela and her


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Some of the Colonial Manor resident who welcomed a family of strangers during their time of need: Patti Price, Dr. Sharon Leonard, Joe Honeycutt, Troy Winn, Suzanne Honeycutt, Robin Ashourian, Judge Charles Cofer and Matthew Price (front).

two daughters, then 16-year-old EmilyMay and 14-year-old Carly, both of whom are homeschooled. EmilyMay, a beautiful teenage girl who had everything going for her until she began to suffer from painful headaches, had been diagnosed with Stage C Pediatric Esthesioneuroblastoma. She is one of only five known cases since 1949 to be stricken with this rare cancer. Caring for her daughter, who is currently fighting for her life in a North Carolina hospital, RenzSerafim was unable to be reached directly and provided comments for this story through Facebook. “Pam was doing everything by herself. Because her daughter is so sick, she can’t work and she struggles financially big time,” explained Martin. “She has zero support from her family and is relying on God literally.” With no rooms available at Ronald McDonald House, which at the time was in the process of building its new $12.5 million addition, Martin booked her friend into a discounted room at the Hampton Inn on the Southbank and then enlisted her mother to help find her more suitable, and hopefully less expensive, lodgings. “My daughter asked if I knew anybody in Jacksonville that would have a place to stay and hoped it was not

all the way out at the beach, which is a long way to downtown Jacksonville hospitals,” said White. After receiving her daughter’s call, White immediately took to the phone tree contacting several neighbors, including Brian Babcock. When Babcock received word, he phoned Patti Price, who came up with the idea to use the Honeycutt guest house. She quickly called Suzanne for permission. “We were at a wedding in Cashiers, North Carolina,” recalled Suzanne, noting she did not plan to return for a week. “She called me at 10:30 at night, and when I asked her why she was calling me so late, she said the chances of me saying yes were greater that way. I told her I would think about it and call her back. Then I told Joe about it. I said, ‘I don’t know if my heart can handle this. What if something happens to that little girl while she’s staying with us?’ But Joe said, ‘This is the reason we built the guest house,’ and that was that.” Suzanne knew the Murphy bed would not be adequate to accommodate three guests, but Price had a ready answer; she and her husband, David, would bring over a spare twin bed and linens, which they had in storage.

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“We truly believed it was divine intervention that I had decided to redo my office that summer. The bed was in the closet,” said Price. “There were a lot of moving parts to make this a seamless transition for this little family that had never been to Jacksonville before to come to a place where they knew no one. It was a phenomenal coming together.” After speaking again with Price, Suzanne called on her favorite neighborhood dog sitters, high school seniors Jesse Evans and Christopher Prattos. Since she would not be home, she directed the boys to go to the guest house to help David Price set up the bed, empty the drawers and ensure everything was in tip-top shape for the new arrivals. “I called Chris and Jesse and said ‘I want you to carry their luggage and to talk with them.’ I knew the two teenage girls might feel more comfortable if two teenage boys were around to talk to,” Suzanne said. “The boys answered the girls’ questions and told them this is the best neighborhood in Jacksonville,” she said, adding, “It may not be the prettiest, but it is the one with the most heart.” “I wish I could capture for you the way those boys were when they were there,” said Price. “They were so kind. They told the girls about the neighborhood and asked them to feel free to call them if they needed anything,” she said. Meanwhile, White and Price headed to the grocery EmilyMay Serafim rings store to stock the refrigerator with food. “I didn’t the bell to commemorate know Susie was going and she didn’t know I was going the end of her treatment at the University of Florida so we ended up meeting at the guest house with all Proton Institute. these groceries, which was perfect,” said Price. After Renz-Serafim and her daughters arrived, word spread fast that the family might need additional food When one of the girls had a birthday, the neighbors during their stay. In the weeks that followed, Kim brought over cake and balloons. Understanding her Alexander and a host of other neighbors kept a cooler daughter, Kendall, was close in age to the Serafim on the porch outside the guest house door stocked girls, Angie Cosper often visited for a few minutes to with homemade dinners, refreshing drinks and other help give the teens a sense of normalcy. culinary essentials. “They never had to eat out unless “We wanted them to feel like they were part of the they chose to,” said Price. neighborhood. When you are going through someThe neighbors also offered to do laundry, which thing like this it is so isolating,” she said. The Cospers Renz-Serafim refused. “Some of the neighbors would brought over little treats and dropped off puzzles and have done her laundry, but she did not want that to books, but still wanted to do more. Angie had special happen,” said Price, adding most likely she used the sweatshirts made for both girls with their monograms Honeycutts’ washer and dryer. on them, which, she said was the height of fashion Because EmilyMay and her sister don’t watch for girls in that age group at the time. much television, they were interested in stocking “That treatment is a real roller coaster. We wanted up on library books. Unable to get a library card to do something for them that was a real gift. When because they were not Jacksonville residents, White we brought (the sweatshirts) over it was one of those loaned them hers. moments. The mom immediately let me know they Meanwhile, Price, a teacher at San Jose Episcopal Day liked them. I think God shows up in those little School, learned that Carly loved to do “busy” work, so moments. They were the kind of people who appreciate she dropped off 14 handcrafted books she needed as- everything,” Angie said. sembled to hand out to parents during the school’s open Meanwhile, when White learned Renz-Serafim house. “I figured I could do this, but since Carly enjoyed had no handicapped parking pass and was parking this kind of thing I let her do it. I left her a sample, and in the far reaches of the Proton Therapy Institute’s she made 14 little books for me,” Price said. lot while EmilyMay went for treatment, she enlisted

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“It is humbling and giving. It makes you want to help out, too, because they are such selfless people. It reminds you of what a true neighborhood and community are supposed to be about.” — Dr. Sharon Leonard

her neighbor, Judge Charlie Cofer, to help secure the needed credential. “While judges are restricted from giving legal advice, they can all often provide guidance to people within the community on where to turn to find solutions for their problems, particularly when it comes to dealing with governmental agencies,” said Cofer. “If everyone in the community were active in helping others in need, it would be a much better world.” Also helping out was Dr. Sharon Leonard, a physician at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, who lives down the street from the Honeycutts. She often visited the guest house to take EmilyMay’s vital signs and even headed over in her pajamas after being summoned by an anxious Renz-Serafim in the middle of the night. “I was really happy to help out, and if I brought them some comfort and peace by going over there, that was great. It was very rewarding to feel needed,” Leonard said. “Even though I am not the kind of physician who usually treats cases like hers, I went over to do an overall evaluation and assessment. It was good to give the mother some comfort. Truly the people who went overboard were the Honeycutts, but I did a little bit,” she said. In a Facebook post listed July 13, 2016, a year after she began her stay in Jacksonville, Renz-Serafim expressed gratitude for the folks she lovingly refers to as “San Marco Angels.” “We were so blessed by the greatness of strangers who loved on us unconditionally providing a place of sweet refuge for the girls and I,” she wrote. “The folks from the Duck Pond will always hold such a special place in our hearts, especially those crazy Honeycutts for opening their beautiful and serene cottage to the likes of us! There was such a peace sitting out on the deck each morning, feeding the turtles and ducks! The entire community was incredible, seeing every need was met!”

“I have never seen such generosity as the Honeycutts have displayed toward our little community,” Leonard continued. “It is humbling and giving. It makes you want to help out, too, because they are such selfless people. It reminds you of what a true neighborhood and community are supposed to be about.” In fact, although her neighbors downplayed their role in assisting the family, Suzanne begged to differ. “That house has a life of its own,” she said. “All I had to do was send out a quick email and it was done. Joe and I never felt like we were hung out to dry. All we did was provide the space.” Expected to stay only three weeks, Renz-Serafim and her daughters remained at the Honeycutt house nearly three months. “It was the perfect place for them to stay. It would have been hard if they had to be in a hotel room because they wouldn’t have been able to leave if EmilyMay was sleeping,” said Price. “This was such a nice time of peace and comfort for them. It’s such a safe neighborhood. We tried to embrace them and make them part of the community while they were here to give them a sense of normalcy,” she said. White agreed, noting the Honeycutts' expansive deck overlooking the duck pond provided a serene atmosphere for the family to spend its down time. “It couldn’t have been more perfect for what they have gone through,” she said, adding that, with her immune system compromised, EmilyMay could not tolerate a lot of visitors. “The other daughter had no quality of life. She couldn’t do things with people because if she got sick, she might give it to her sister.” Keith Hutchinson, who along with his wife, Troy Winn, also assisted the family, summed it up the situation this way. “The daughter needed treatment. If it wasn’t for Joe and Suzanne doing this, they would not have been okay. That’s what this neighborhood does. We love each other and we do things for each other. Enough said.”

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Truer words were never spoken when Jesus told his disciples, “The poor you will always have with you.� More than 2,000 years later, the poor continue to be a focus for the hundreds of charitable organizations which exist to serve and care for the homeless, the broken and the hopeless. From a simple meal and a safe place to sleep to medical care and addiction recovery, many nonprofits have endured for decades, even a century or more to ensure that the poor among us are not forgotten. Following is a celebration of milestones for six such organizations in Jacksonville.

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t’s been 125 years since Adj. J.C. Smith and his wife were sent by their Salvation Army post in Philadelphia to Jacksonville with the goal of bringing “soup, soap and salvation,” a mission of meeting human needs without discrimination in the name of Christ, to Northeast Florida. In those early days, the Smiths held open-air meetings at the corner of Main and Bay Streets amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. At that time, the only services available to the poor and hurting were through churches and the helping hands of individual neighbors. “Jacksonville became the crossroads for The Salvation Army in Florida when they arrived in 1891,” said Major Rob Vincent, Commander of The Salvation Army for Northeast Florida. “Railroad lines ran from Jacksonville to Key West and also west to Pensacola. The Army (in Northeast Florida) continues to be a crossroads now throughout Florida, fulfilling the mission to which God has called us: To preach the gospel and meet human needs without discrimination.” The Salvation Army was first established 26 years earlier in England when William Booth, a Methodist minister, left his post to begin a mission in the poverty-stricken slums of London. His goal was to bring Christianity’s message of hope and salvation to destitute people who might need it most. Booth’s first converts had been rejected by traditional churches due to their pasts. As Booth supported them spiritually, he also challenged them to save others as the had saved themselves. Initially, Booth’s Salvation Army was set up with a quasi-military structure patterned after the British Armed Forces. This contributed to The Army’s reputation for discipline and mobility, which has served it well over the years. The first meeting of The Salvation Army in America took place in Philadelphia in 1879. Its Northeast Florida bastion was established when Smith came to Jacksonville 11 years later. While some historical records suggest the greater community of Jacksonville was happy to have The Salvation Army work to relieve the suffering of the city’s poor, things were not always easy for The Army in Florida. In 1896, although the entire Jacksonville Corps was arrested for making too much noise with its drums and horns, it was not deterred. Even as its members were loaded into the paddy wagon, the Corps continued to play loudly, only to see their Captain, who boasted a salary of 20 cents per day, charged with disorderly conduct and fined $25. However difficult its beginnings on the First Coast may have been, within 15 years The


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and an annual Christmas program during those early years. In 1924, The Army started its Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) for men struggling with additions such as alcoholism and drug abuse. The Army also started National Doughnut Day, an event it founded in June 1938 to pay tribute to “Doughnut Lassies,” volunteers who provided writing supplies, the mending of clothes, home-cooked meals and doughnuts to the soldiers on the front lines in World War I. More than 60 years later in 1985, the Army’s Women’s Auxiliary of Northeast Florida was officially chartered. Other milestone programs that have occurred in the past 125 years include its Women’s Auxiliary Celebrity Chef fundraiser in 1986; its Meal Ministry program, which serves dinner seven nights a week, in 1997; the Salvation Army had successfully established opening of its 5-Star Child Development Center many programs including daycare centers to in downtown Jacksonville in 1998; its Cold help working mothers, an anti-suicide bureau, Night Shelter in 2001 and the Towers Center of summer camp outings for children, the distri- Hope interim housing facility in 2015. bution of free ice water in the summers as no These days The Salvation Army still offers a central air conditioning was available, and the hot dinner every night of the year to anyone distribution of wood for fuel in the winters. It who is hungry. It also supplies supplemental also sponsored a clean-up-the-slums campaign groceries to 250 families every week through Commander S.L Bringle, an early Salvation Army Officer (date unknown)

its food pantry and offers a safe place to stay for homeless women and families at its Red Shield Lodge. The ARC, which is located on Beach Boulevard, currently houses 125 men who are struggling with addiction. In honor of its 125th anniversary, The Salvation Army sponsored a concert by the Ancient City Brass Band and distributed free coffee and doughnuts in Hemming Park May 3. Classic Salvation Army hymns were played and the refreshments were served from the Hope Truck, the Army’s disaster canteen. Part of the anniversary festivities included a call for 125 hours of continuous prayer for the City of Jacksonville May 1-5, 2016. During the same week, the annual volunteer appreciation luncheon was held at the Jacksonville Citadel Corps location and the first annual Salvation Army Tennis Tournament was held at San Jose Country Club to raise funds for its child development center. “We are very blessed to have been here this long and will continue with our programs and activities as long as we are needed,” said Heather Corey, director of development for The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida.

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ith a milestone birthday and a mission to serve, The Rotary Foundation’s notable contributions to communities across the world are a gift to celebrate. From global efforts to eradicate polio to local endeavors to promote literacy, Rotary International has countless worthwhile undertakings to commemorate its foundation’s centennial year. Only 16 years after being founded in Chicago in 1905, as one of the world’s first service organizations, Rotary expanded its clubs to six continents. While the first Rotary Club in Jacksonville was organized in 1912, in the Windsor Hotel downtown at Hemming Park, it wasn’t until 1916 that The Rotary Foundation was formed. Today the 1.2 million-member organization is in over 200 countries fulfilling the vision of its founder, Paul P. Harris, who said “Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world, it will be known by the results it achieves.” Those results, both globally and locally, are impressive. Starting with a meager $26.50 in the coffers, Rotary has since donated more than $3 billion to different service projects around the world. One of the most significant projects is its global campaign to eradicate polio. Beginning its involvement in 1985, Rotary International has contributed more than $1.5 billion and tens of thousands of volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion of the world’s children. In 1988, the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention partnered with Rotary

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to form the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Rotary is recognized by the United Nations as a key partner in the eradication effort. In 2007, garnering the attention of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for Rotary’s efforts in eliminating polio, Rotary received a $100 million challenge grant to raise funds for polio eradication. After Rotary’s initial fundraising success with the Gates Foundation, the partnership continued and in 2013, they offered to match Rotary’s contributions 2-to-1 for five years. Marshall Butler, the District Governor responsible for the 61 clubs that serve 31 communities in 12 Northeast Florida counties, has a particular interest in Rotary’s mission to wipe out polio. “Rotary is personal to me. My Rotary story started in 1945, when my father came down with polio,” explained Butler, a member of the West Jacksonville club and, who at 46 years old, is one of the youngest Rotarians to ever hold the position of District Governor. “Dad made a life for himself and gave back to the community.” Although limited by the use of one arm, Butler’s father still ran a successful business and set an example of service for his son that carries into his Rotary involvement. While polio was eliminated from the United States during the late 1970s, it was still in 125 countries in 1988, shortly after Rotary got involved. According to Butler, in 2016, the centennial year of The Rotary Foundation, only two countries – Afghanistan and Pakistan are still polio-endemic.

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“When Rotary first got involved, there were 1,000 cases a day. As of right now, there are 21 cases.” — M a r s h a l l B u t l e r, Rotary District Governor “When Rotary first got involved, there were 1,000 cases a day. As of right now, there are 21 cases,” explained Butler who said members from the District have traveled to other countries over the years to participate in Immunization Days. “There is a group going this year and it will be one of the last trips they ever make.” While three years have to pass without incidence of the virus before a country can be


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Florida, is consistently in the top ten percent of giving out of the 538 districts, having donated more than $3.7 million in the last five years. In 2015, CNBC rated The Rotary Foundation number five among the top 10 charities changing the world and it receives the highest ranking by Charity Navigator for its financial health, accountability and transparency. “District 6970 is one of the most fantastic Districts in the entire world in terms of what we accomplish and give to the Foundation,” said Butler. “As I visit these clubs, it’s incredible. There’s truly an attitude of service above self in Northeast Florida.” Giving focuses on six tenets – clean water, economic development, literacy, peace and conflict resolutions, child and maternal health, and disease prevention and sanitation. Besides its annual contributions to The Rotary Foundation, each club decides autonomously what projects it will support and conducts its own fundraisers to achieve those goals. After an annual golf fundraiser started to feel stale to the Rotary Club of Riverside, members Chris Croft and Ben Davis, who owns Intuition Ale Works, came up with the idea of hosting a craft beer festival. According to Matt McLauchlin, who chaired last year’s third annual event, $95,000 was raised through the fundraiser, which combines food trucks, bands, beer, and of course, a good time. “I love being involved in the beer festival,” said McLauchlin. “It’s a lot of fun to put on.” The Craft Beer Festival also enabled Rotary Club of Riverside to donate $75,000 to Community PedsCare, a pediatric program of Community Hospice. The remainder of monies raised was donated to various nonprofits supported by their club. The fundraiser, held at the Riverside Arts Market, attracts upwards of 2,500 attendees, enabling them to not only raise a significant amount Marshall Butler and his father Rodney Butler of money, but also expand Rotary’s reach into the community to potentially recruit new members. certified polio-free, Butler is confident that According to their website, “the objects of While membership to the club is by invitathe virus, which can cause paralysis and even Rotary are to encourage and foster the ideal of tion only, the group strives for both racial and death, will soon cease to exist. service as a basis of worthy enterprise.” gender diversity. “It’s part of a convergence of events that we As such, the non-partisan, non-sectarian and Following a United States Supreme Court are so close to eradicating polio,” said Butler. “I secular organization takes its motto of service ruling in 1987, Rotary International removed really believe that we will see the last case of it above self out into the community they live in, previously existing gender requirements for on earth this year…that I get to be a part of it, as well as to the wider world. club charters, and most clubs have embraced and that my dad gets to see that happen in his From its early days of providing shoes to the benefits of reflecting society’s diversity. lifetime is pretty incredible.” orphaned children to underwriting construcButler called the inclusion of women as “one Incredible is an apt description for the con- tion of a surgical center aboard a Mercy Ship, of the best things that ever happened to Rotary.” tributions Rotary has made on a more a local the club's history of giving and support makes Shelley Morgan, an area governor representlevel as well. it one of the highest ranking contributors in ing the three beaches clubs Ponte Vedra Beach, Having celebrated its own centennial in 2012, all of Rotary. Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset and Oceanside, bethe Rotary Club of Jacksonville has the distincAccording to Butler, District 6970, which lieves that for their 110 members, the focus is tion of being Florida’s first Rotary Club. includes 3,200 members throughout Northeast on working together.

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“It’s a very diverse organization and it’s working to be more diverse,” explained Morgan. “We don’t even see male or female in this club. The evolution has been phenomenal.” Instead, focusing on their goal of “doing good in the world,” the group usually supports eight to 12 charitable endeavors a year. Some of which include raising $50,000 for a dementia and memory care center in Ponte Vedra Beach, building a park area around Nease High School, collecting backpacks, school supplies, clothing and food for children heading back to school and buying a refrigerated van for the Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry enabling them to transport food for clients. “If there is a need, we find a way to fill that need,” said Morgan “…anything we can do to assist.” For Morgan, who credits the club for both networking relationships as well as cherished friendships, her involvement in Rotary branches out to family with her son serving as a past president of the Rotaract Club. Rotaract Clubs are service clubs sponsored by Rotary that exist as “partners in service” for those from 18 to 30 years old. Rotaract includes 216,000 members in 9,394 clubs in 167 countries and are considered key members of the Rotary family. There are 14 such Rotaract clubs in Northeast Florida that are either community or university based, of which Butler described members as “young and dynamic. They want to give back to the world.” For Rotary, teaching youth the importance of service goes beyond that of young adulthood, which is the focus of Rotaract, to Interact, Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 12 to 18. Another extension of Rotary’s commitment to children is its Youth Exchange program for high school students. Rotary clubs in northeast Florida participate every year in the Youth Exchange program in an effort to give children life-changing perspectives and build good will among countries. “That is how peace is built throughout the world,” said Morgan. Local Rotarians further promote good will through their involvement in Disaster Relief Efforts all over the world.

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Bell tower installation at Jacksonville National Cemetery

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According to Padraic Mulvihill, the District Community Chairman for Disaster Relief Efforts, Rotary clubs in northeast Florida have assisted victims of the Haitian earthquake, been instrumental in mosquito control efforts, and have rebuilt entire villages when other countries were struck by calamities. In the United States, Rotary has helped with everything from floods to fires. “You can see the footprints that Rotary has left in the sands,” said Mulvihill. “It’s just nonstop all the different projects.” Doug Register, president of the Rotary Club of North Jacksonville, can vouch for some of the nonstop projects. His club, while relatively small in size with just 19 members, has a long list of noteworthy endeavors. Many of the club’s accomplishments demonstrate its commitment to patriotism including the downtown Veteran’s Memorial Wall, a Bell Tower at the Jacksonville National Cemetery where it has also partnered with the University of North Florida Construction Management Department to design and build a 16,000 square foot visitor center and chapel on or adjacent to the historic site. “You never know where one idea will lead you,” said Register. “A good project will take on a life of its own.” The evolution of one such project began when a Rotary member was contacted by a nonprofit that provides medical and dental care to the

Padraic Mulvihill is presented a check by Bruce Jones of IBM Jacksonville as Jeannie Blaylock and Matthew Garman look on.

uninsured to replace an awning on their existing facility. Three years later, thanks to the fundraising efforts of Rotary, a matching grant from the Weaver Family Foundation and the media support from First Coast News anchor, Jeannie Blaylock, Community Health Outreach opened a brand new facility – debt free. Another current project for the North Jacksonville club and four other area Rotary clubs is a partnership with Councilwoman Denise Lee and the Mayor’s Office to help clean

up blight in surrounding neighborhoods. “And that’s just some of the things we do,” said Register. “We have fun doing it.” Having fun while serving others, The Rotary Foundation has filled its 100-year history with acts of service that speak volumes. “I think Rotary is that unsung hero,” said Butler. “This anniversary is a great opportunity to talk about the impact Rotary has had around the world.” Certainly, there’s much to be said.

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Vincent’s HealthCare, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016, would not be where it is today had it not been for the care and fortitude of the Daughters of Charity, an order established in 1633 by St. Vincent de Paul and Ste. Louise de Marillac. Although nearly 400 years have passed since the priest and the aristocratic widow joined forces for good in France, their original mission lives on worldwide and in Jacksonville. “From the beginning, St. Vincent’s HealthCare was founded on a Mission of compassion to provide care for those who were in need. The spirit of the Daughters of Charity is to discover the face of Christ in those whom we serve and we invite our dedicated collaborators to do the same,” said Sister Jean Rhoads, Daughter of Charity and member of St. Vincent’s Board of Directors. “Each person’s life is uplifted when you realize serving here is actually a ministry...that what you do is making a lasting difference in this challenging world. I think that’s the reason the Mission at St. Vincent’s thrives! My hope for St. Vincent’s HealthCare for the next 100 years is that it remain deeply committed to its Mission and respond with vibrant creativity to the ever-changing needs of our brothers and sisters,” she said. Almost 20 years after the nuns first came to Jacksonville to treat soldiers in a field hospital during the Spanish American War, they were

asked to return in 1916 to take over the DeSoto that motivates me to serve with Ascension and Sanitarium in Springfield. They treated more lead St. Vincent’s HealthCare,” said Tom than 600 patients during their first year at what VanOsdol, Chief Operating Officer of Clinically would eventually become St. Vincent’s, named Integrated Systems of Care for St. Vincent’s after the French priest St. Vincent de Paul. HealthCare. “We are the only local health “The Daughters of Charity hold a very special system that regularly seeks out the poor to place in my heart. These courageous foundresses care for them. Our goal is for all people to of St. Vincent’s were not only committed to have access to a clinically excellent and comhelping the poor, they lived amongst them in passionate medical home and a trusted relasolidarity. Their loving and visionary commit- tionship with their provider – regardless of ment continues today, and it’s the very thing their ability to pay.”

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The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul at the DeSoto Sanitarium in Springfield in 1916, which eventually became St. Vincent’s Hospital.

“Each person’s life is uplifted when you realize serving here is actually a ministry.” — Sister Jean Rhoads, Daughter of Charity

The Daughters of Charity left St. Vincent’s HealthCare two years ago to serve other ministries within Ascension, but their legacy lives on even as the torch was passed on to other associates within the nonprofit. “At St. Vincent’s, we live our Mission every day. Our desire to serve our friends and neighbors goes far beyond the walls of our facilities and out into the community through events like our recent Medical Mission at Home. This medical Mission gave us the opportunity to provide free healthcare to more than 200 people in an area where these services are needed the most, downtown Jacksonville, just a few blocks from where the Daughters of Charity launched St. Vincent’s 100 years ago,” said Tracie Loftis, Chief Mission Integration Officer for St. Vincent’s HealthCare. “Our Mobile Health Outreach Ministry sends doctors-offices-on-wheels to both our urban and rural communities to places such as schools and migrant farm camps to provide free care to those that might not otherwise receive medical attention. I’m blessed to work for an organization that is committed to helping those most in need in our community.” It hasn’t been just all take, no give within the community. The organization has relied upon the time, energy and commitment of many volunteers, and has been blessed by financial gifts from many local philanthropists, enabling St. Vincent’s to expand services and maintain medical excellence.

“For 100 years now, the Mission of St. Vincent’s has been supported by our friends in the community,” said Jane R. Lanier, CFRE, President of the St. Vincent’s Foundation, established in 1982. “These individuals and businesses have generously given their time, treasure and talent to ensure we can deliver on our promise to care for those most in need. We are blessed to have such committed partners.” One such partner, First Coast Energy, has enabled the Mobile HealthCare Ministry to reach its own milestone. The program began in 1991, taking fully staffed doctors-officeson-wheels to areas of the community which lack medical services. During its 2014-2015 fiscal year, the Mobile HealthCare Ministry provided free services to more than 17,000 adults and children. “We are excited to celebrate St. Vincent’s incredible 100 year milestone in Jacksonville,” said Aubrey Edge, First Coast Energy CEO. “Our longstanding partnership with the St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation through the Mobile Healthcare Ministry is a significant part of Daily’s commitment to Jacksonville. We are proud to be an integral part of the community and honored to be able to help those who live right here in our hometown. Congratulations and thank you to all of our friends at St. Vincent’s for how you have served, and will continue to serve, our neighbors and neighborhoods here in Northeast Florida.”

Another community partner, the Shircliff Society, brings together a group of young professionals to engage and inspire developing community leaders through the St. Vincent’s Foundation. Started in 2011, the Shircliff Society was named after Robert T. Shircliff, a tireless supporter of the Mission as well as a generous philanthropic leader. “Our Mission is to become advocates for a compassionate and just society and to improve the health of individuals and communities through philanthropy and volunteerism,” said Ashley Szczukowski, Shircliff Society spokesperson. “Jacksonville deserves the best leaders and innovators, and we want to help create them.” Along with the other leaders currently serving on the 10-member Board of Directors, Sidney S. Simmons, II, chairman, credits the Mission for guidance and for the healthcare system’s success 100 years later. “We are really fortunate to have so many good health systems in our community. For me St Vincent’s has remained special because of how its Mission continues to guide it in all ways – from making major strategy decisions to personal encounters with associates,” said Simmons. “Balancing high quality, innovative healthcare with special attention to the needs of those who struggle, has worked for the past 100 years, and there is no reason to think it won’t work going forward.”

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ounded in 1926, Hope Haven, which celebrated its 90th birthday in April 2016, has evolved over the years from a full-service children’s hospital to an interdisciplinary diagnostic and treatment center, providing services for children with physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities. Although officially celebrating 90 years, Hope Haven really got its start in the late 1800s when the Hope Haven Association was formed through the efforts of the Duval County Tuberculosis Association, which viewed its initial mission to preserve health among children. Designed as a “preventorium” for nutritionally and medically deprived children, the original Hope Haven Children’s Hospital was built along the Trout River in 1926. Thanks to the efforts of William Hardin Goodman, president of Hope Haven and a Jacksonville banker who helped manage the Hope Haven trust fund, the hospital was able to acquire land on Atlantic Boulevard in 1939 and move its operation to the new location, said Dr. Richard Skinner of Riverside, who led the hospital in the 1970s. According to a newspaper article in 1962, Hope Haven was the only general children’s hospital between Atlanta and Miami. “Goodman was in an accident and was pretty badly injured that he used a cane for the rest of his life,” Skinner explained. “He said if the Lord would allow him to recover from that accident that he would do something for children and he made good on his promise.” In the new facility, Hope Haven Children’s Hospital focused on caring for children with poliomyelitis, osteomyelitis and other orthopedic and crippling disorders. The original building contained two wings – one on the left was known

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as the Boys’ Ward, which was sponsored by the Meninak Club, and the one on the right, called the Girls’ Ward, which was sponsored by the Junior League, said Skinner, noting the middle section included offices, physical therapy rooms and a pool for water therapy. In the 1950s, the hospital’s focus shifted from one on specific diseases to general hospital care for children, including surgery, psychiatry, radiology, pharmacy, laboratory and cast services. During this time, Hope Haven Children’s Hospital began to offer therapies, research, education and other child-related programs. “Hospitalization in those days was far less expensive than it is today,” Skinner said, adding that when he began his practice in Jacksonville in 1951 the per diem rate at Hope Haven was $7. In order to raise money for the hospital, Goodman used the “Foote System,” which consisted of a bunch of little books with 15 to 20

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pages and with room for 10 signatures on a page, Skinner recalled. Goodman had the books sent to people on mailing lists with letters explaining about Hope Haven and requesting the recipients place money in the book and sign their name at the bottom of the page, he said. “The idea was when somebody got that and saw a friend’s name in the book he might give money,” Skinner said. “He (Goodman) had 15 or 20 women and all they did all day was open these books, take the money out and re-mail them to someone else. Over time that system fell by the wayside and he couldn’t depend on it.” In 1970, under Skinner’s leadership, Hope Haven’s goals were expanded to provide diagnostic and treatment services to children with developmental, psychological, behavioral and learning disabilities as well as academic problems. Nemours Foundation purchased Hope Haven Children’s Hospital inpatient services

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10 years later in 1980. The purchase required Hope Haven to rethink its mission. The nonprofit consolidated the interdisciplinary diagnostic and treatment needs and solidified its philosophy to provide these services regardless of a family’s ability to pay. It also designed an innovative tutorial program to help children of all learning levels through computerized instruction and began a summer academic computer camp. In 1989, Hope Haven moved to its existing location at 4600 Beach Boulevard. Three years later it changed its name to Hope Haven Children’s Clinic and Family Center in order to incorporate new services into its mission. In the years that followed the clinic, which prides itself in treating its clients like family, has expanded its services to include evaluations for autism, ADD/ADHD and Down syndrome as well as individualized tutoring, special needs therapies, after-school programs and even job placement services for young adults with special needs. At its 90th anniversary celebration, the outpatient facility in St. Nicholas unveiled a new butterfly logo and motto – “Where hope transforms families.” “The butterfly is the symbol of the ‘transformative journey’ families find when they utilize any one of its services,” said Jenny Kobin, chairman of the Hope Haven Board of Directors. “The tag line emphasizes the focus we have on the positive,” she said noting the clinic emphasizes what individuals with disabilities can do, not the opposite. “You may know us as Hope Haven Children’s Clinic, and before that as Hope Haven Hospital. Like any organization we’ve transformed. Today we’re Hope Haven. We remain focused on ensuring that children realize their full potential,” said Joanne Robertson, Hope Haven CEO. “To do that, we have an incredible team of professionals who treat clients like family and provide specialized services and educational opportunities.”

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ver the past 100 years Jewish Family & community through the commandment of our Community Services has been known faith, “tikkun olam – to repair the world.” by many names and has seen the proA charter member of the United Way, having grams under its umbrella grow exponentially. joined the organization when it was established Created with the mission to “help people in 1924 as the Community Chest, JFCS help themselves,” the former United Jewish changed its name to Jewish Welfare Society in Charities has transformed from being known 1928. In 1935 JFCS formed a committee now primarily for assisting people in need with food known as the Jacksonville Jewish Federation and emergency shelter to a multi-service agency to take care of the non-local, national and that provides social and community services international institutions. across the life spectrum to enhance the lives It was in 1946, just after World War II, that of children, adults, seniors and families coping the agency turned its focus from relief to perwith life’s challenges. sonal service. With the switch, it sought to care In 1917 four Jewish humanitarians – Julius for the aged, began foster care for children, Hirschberg, Rabbi Israel Kaplan, David Davis stressed preventative work in the community and Jack Rosenberg – established United and hired social workers. It was also during this Jewish Charities to care for folks within time the agency transformed from a welfare Jacksonville’s tiny Jewish population by ex- agency to one that specialized in counseling, tending loans of $10 to $100. During the years and within two years – in 1948 – it became the that followed, while continuing to be guided only licensed Jewish child-placement agency by Jewish values, the agency expanded its ser- in the country, placing its first child for adoption vices in order to make them available to the in 1951. Family and marriage counseling proentire First Coast Community. grams as well as services to River Garden “JFCS was founded in 1917 by members of Hebrew Home for the Aged began at this time the Jewish Community who recognized those as well as the resettlement of refugees from of all faiths living in need,” said Jodie Leach, Hungry, Cuba, Vietnam and Russia. JFCS board president. “They created a culture A decade later in 1962, the agency changed of service and a commitment to help anyone its name to Jewish Family & Children’s Services who came through their doors. This continues to better reflect its objectives. Volunteers 100 years later. We are proud to serve the entire became more involved with resettlement

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1917 photo of the Delia M. Levy Memorial Building at 425 Newnan St. in Jacksonville, the original location of Jewish Family & Community Services when it was called United Jewish Charities.


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programs and within a year work with the later, it began providing a range of communielderly independently intensified. ty-based child projection services, and in 2005, As the Vietnam war came to a close in the it became accredited through the Council on early 1970s, JFCS continued to concentrate on Accreditation for Children & Family Services. Russian resettlement, and due to the efforts of “It's a very special time for JFCS. We are proud its volunteers, the quota of Russians setting in of our long history of serving Northeast Florida Jacksonville was raised. and look forward to celebrating our accomIn 1983, the name of the agency was changed plishments and the positive impact we've had once more to what it is known as today – Jewish on the Jacksonville community over the last Family & Community Services, denoting its 100 years,” said Colleen Rodriguez, executive devotion to the greater Jacksonville community director of JFCS. “We are so thankful for the as a whole and not just the Jewish community. vision of our founders – the commitment of In 2001, JFCS collaborated with the Boys the leaders who came before us – and for the Home Association to form Family Support donors and staff who help us carry out our Services of North Florida, Inc., the lead agency mission to this day. We know we are in the for the administration of child protective ser- unique position of building the foundation for vices in Duval and Nassau Counties. Two years the next 100 years.”

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hortly after World War II ended, a group of Jacksonville Christian businessmen discerned a need to help alcoholics by offering meals, a temporary bed and the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. Seventy years later, City Rescue Mission offers so much more to Jacksonville’s homeless and those temporarily in dire straits. “City Rescue Mission is proud to serve the Jacksonville community for 70 years,” said Penny Kievet, CRM executive director. “From emergency services to our LifeBuilders’ Residential Recovery Program and Workforce Development we have existed to give folks an opportunity to recover and rebuild their lives so they can give back to their community. The Mission’s first location after incorporation in 1953 was in a small storefront on Main Street and included a dormitory for men and a chapel. Ten years later, the nonprofit moved to Laura Street and remained there until it was firebombed in 1981. Reports at the time indicated arson was suspected. For three years CRM moved from location to location while trying to raise funds to rebuild until it proved more feasible to swap that property with First Baptist Church for their State Street lot. The church gave CRM $150,000 for

its building fund, which grew to $1.2 million for a 70-bed facility dedicated in October 1984. The CRM Thrift Store, which began in 1964 on Laura Street, was relocated to 5343 Normandy Blvd. in 1988 and offers affordable merchandise to the general public. The sale of donated items supports the ongoing work of CRM. The Mission’s emergency services program operates from the State Street facility called New Life Inn. In addition to providing a meal and safe, warm bed, CRM provides guests with other needed items, such as socks, hygiene products, coats, blankets, and more at each holiday meal. CRM’s administration offices and LifeBuilder Addiction Recovery center relocated in 1998 to 426 McDuff Ave., where the Mission offers a workforce development program, and graduates of its LifeBuilders Recovery program receive alumni support. The LifeBuilders program celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2018. “Hope, Healing and Change – that is what is offered through the great service City Rescue Mission provides,” said Kievet, who became the Mission’s first female executive director in 2013. “Thank you to all who have helped thousands of people have another chance. Just wait and see what we hope to accomplish for our ‘students’ and neighborhood in the years to come.”

“Hope, Healing and Change – that is what is offered through the great service City Rescue Mission provides.” — Penny Kievet, CRM executive director

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Early photo of City Rescue Mission at a location on Laura Street, circa 1963

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rom serving at-risk children to helping homeless veterans, nonprofit organizations in Northeast Florida appeal to the public to pay for critical programs. Statistics show the region leads the state in charitable giving, but it takes more than benefit galas, golf tournaments and hefty donations from philanthropists to keep the soup kitchens open. Lobbyists work throughout the year cultivating relationships with legislators to compete for limited funds. That’s your money, too, Taxpayer. “Lobbying is a process through which legislators are educated about people and systems and organizations they are funding in their communities to serve their constituents,” said Jeff Goldhagen, M.D., professor and chief, Division of Community and Societal Pediatrics, University of Florida College of MedicineJacksonville, and medical director, Partnership

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for Child Health. “Lobbying is critical; otherwise, there are few other ways of informing legislators. It’s inconceivable that legislators know everything about everything.” “On a scale of one to 10, lobbying is an 11,” said State Sen. Aaron Bean, District 4, of the importance of keeping legislators informed. “We don’t know until someone says, ‘This is what we are doing.’ People assume our elected officials know what’s going on, but they are juggling a thousand projects. It’s important to reach out to local, state and federal legislators.” Bean has pushed for funding for a multitude of programs, many for children and senior citizens, because of lobbying and advocacy by local organizations. For example, he supported United Way’s Success By 6 program, which he said makes a tremendous difference in kids’ lives by preparing them for school, because

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“local people said they are going to tell the world about this, starting with legislators. “Invite them to events and plan regular visits to their arenas, whether City Hall or state or federal capitals,” he said. “We need to know, and we don’t know.” “Effective representation is all about communication,” agreed U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, who is stepping down as representative of Florida’s 4th Congressional District after 15 years. “And, when I sit down with folks from Jacksonville to learn about a particular project, program or issue, we can exchange ideas, ask questions of each other, and make a decision on how an individual or organization may be best served. There is nothing more powerful than sitting down with your member of Congress. It leaves a lasting impression more than an email, fax or phone call.”


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COMPELLING STORIES NO LONGER ENOUGH Competition for scarce resources is great, said Rena Coughlin, CEO of the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida and chair of the Board of Directors of the Florida Nonprofit Alliance. Elected officials want to see data proving that a nonprofit is making a difference in the community. “The old-fashioned way is centered around good story-telling,” she said. “Now lobbying has to include a serious look at output and impact and long-term benefits. Legislators are incredibly interested in that. They want to hear that their investment makes a difference.” Because of financial constraints and ethical concerns, few nonprofits pay people to lobby, according to Coughlin. Although a legal and proper function of the Internal Revenue Code (see breakout about nonprofit lobbying spending guidelines), nonprofit lobbying is sometimes seen as inappropriate to the general public and some nonprofits themselves. “But it’s also one of the strongest tools that, if nonprofits deploy well and accurately and ethically, can have profound effects that benefit the community,” she said.

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Many people believe spending money to influence legislation is outside of where nonprofits should be using resources, she said. And grantmakers can restrict using money to lobby. It’s important for nonprofits to be transparent about money spent on lobbying, which is a part of advocacy, and to be prepared to show how lobbying efforts tie into organizations’ missions to make a difference in people’s lives. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Florida Alliance represents the 40 clubs in the state, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida. “None of the organizations have lobbyists. We speak from one voice,” said Danny Lyons, executive director of the Alliance, a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt entity for the purpose of raising funds from the state legislature. Lyons said only a nickel of every dollar raised to provide educational life skills and development programs for 140,000 children statewide comes from government. “The majority comes from local donors and corporations. Our state government will support some after-school programs,” Lyons said. “We believe that local ownership and money, far and away from what government should do, should support those endeavors to keep kids in school and become responsible taxpayers.” “At Daniel Kids, we do not have a paid lobbyist. The primary responsibility is that of the CEO or president; we serve in that capacity,” said Jim Clark, CEO of the organization that provides residential, foster care, adoption, independent living and other services for children, teens and young adults. Associations such as the Florida Children’s Campaign and Florida Coalition for Juvenile Justice keep them apprised of upcoming policy that they should address with legislators. Although 98 percent of Daniel Kids’ funding is from the state or federal government, none is actually acquired through lobbying, Clark said. Daniel Kids competes for grants and receives fees for service from referring governmental agencies or community resources, including the Florida Department of Children and Families, Jacksonville Children’s Commission and United Way. Founded as an orphanage in 1884, Daniel Kids is the oldest nonprofit children’s agency in Florida, he said. “We look at legislation that needs to change in order to help make people’s lives better. We attempt to make sure to inform candidates and politicians how legislation impacts children,” said Clark, recalling how he advocated for and was present in 1999 when President Bill Clinton signed the Road to Independence law (formerly the Chafee Bill) that enhanced services for foster kids. “Daniel Kids played a major role in having that legislation passed and modified.”

TOTAL REGISTERED 501(C)(3) NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN FLORIDA

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DUVAL COUNTY**

4,713

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$72,000,000,000 DUVAL COUNTY**

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MAKING A CASE BE PREPARED

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As a nationally respected business consultant, adviser and advocate, Marty Fiorentino knows his way through the corridors of Tallahassee and Washington…and the lawmakers know him. “Honesty and integrity are first. Legislators know who is coming in the door. They know who knows the process,” he said. “They get hundreds of requests. We help with getting in the door, messaging and making the case.” In making a case, it’s crucial to show return on investment and to convince elected officials that it is worthy of taxpayer dollars, said Fiorentino, president of The Fiorentino Group, one of the largest government affairs and business development firms in the state. “There are so many organizations that are important and doing great work. But if they don’t have an advocate that can raise their profile with decision makers in government, they won’t be able to go to the next level,” he said. “Every year there are dollars to go to

deserving organizations, but if they are not made aware of them, legislators and appropriators don’t know about these organizations.” The firm’s diverse practice includes major business interests in such areas as education, transportation and healthcare. Fiorentino’s most satisfying accomplishments as a lobbyist for nonprofits include bringing Florida’s first KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) School to Jacksonville, working with the Jacksonville Zoo and working on the Monique Burr Foundation’s Child Safety Matters program to prevent bullying and all types of child abuse. “I grew up here. This is my community, my home. It’s an honor to be able to work with these organizations,” he said. “We take our clients hand-in-hand to tell their stories.” Fiorentino said elected officials often want to know what the community is doing to support organizations that are asking for money. “We outpunch our weight. This is a very, very giving community,” he said. “And legislators recognize that. There were days where if you just knew someone they would throw something in the budget for you. Those days are gone.”

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FAMILIES RALLY BEHIND CAUSES It’s not necessary to be a registered lobbyist or representative of a charitable nonprofit to get the attention of lawmakers. Passionate citizens can be influential, too, especially when the causes involve their kids. Leslie Burkhalter, recruitment coordinator for the JDRF’s (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) North Florida Chapter, is on a mission to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D,) which threatens the life of both of her children. She leads local efforts to recruit advocates to develop relationships with legislators at the state and federal levels and maintain continual communication and education. She began helping out with the foundation in 1997 when her son Tyler was in second grade and his best friend and classmate was diagnosed with T1D. In fifth grade, Tyler was diagnosed with the disease at age 11. Incredibly, four years later, her daughter Casey was diagnosed with it at age 10. “We are the statistic that 85 percent have no family history of diabetes when this hits,” said Burkhalter, a registered jeweler at Underwood Jewelers in San Marco. “We as a family dove into JDRF knowing that this is the answer to

our cure. Daily insulin injections or infusions via an insulin pump are just life support until the cure is found. Complications of T1D are heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness and neuropathy. It is my passion to help find the cure, whatever it takes.” A year after his diagnosis, Tyler was chosen to participate in the JDRF Children’s Congress, where he had the opportunity to take Rep. Crenshaw’s blood glucose level. “We stormed The Hill,” said Burkhalter. “It made a huge impact. When you have children there, it’s a heartbreaker.” Persistence is critical when it comes to developing and maintaining relationships with elected officials, she said. Through the Promise to Remember Me Campaign, advocates meet locally with state representatives to discuss initiatives and health policy. On Government Day, volunteers from across the country gather in Washington to tell their stories. Burkhalter said increasing the number of advocates is critical because advocacy efforts complement fundraising. For every dollar JDRF invests in research, the federal government provides more than $3. Since 1997, the Special Diabetes Program has brought more than $2.5 billion to the National Institutes of Health for T1D research. Burkhalter’s best friend, Debbie Whittle, was helping with diabetes advocacy when her

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Casey, Leslie and Tyler Burkhalter daughter Christa was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2006 during her freshman year at the University of Florida. “I jumped on the bandwagon to find out more about it, said Whittle, who soon found herself lobbying in front of the Health Appropriations Committee, educating members on the importance of funding they were possibly going to cut, and talking to senators in Tallahassee on behalf of the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. “I would always find time to go to Tallahassee and make it a point to lobby to try to make sure those funds weren’t cut,” she said. “In the long run that would help people here in Florida, and possibly my daughter.”

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Know the law

Set up your network

Organize your arguments

Nonprofit Lobbying

Know the process

Celebrate success

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NONPROFIT LOBBYING AND ADVOCACY

Examples of lobbying:

Examples of non-lobbying advocacy:

Meeting with members of the Appropriations Committee in Washington to ask for support of a proposed increase in funding for a specific federal program.

Distributing materials to congressional offices that describe the success of a federally funded program. Inviting legislators to visit a program so they can see first-hand how funding is used.

Calling congressional staff to ask a member of Congress to write a letter to a chair of a key committee in support of passage of a specific bill.

BASIC TIPS TO START THE LOBBYING PROCESS Before you begin lobbying for your cause, you’ll need to know about: The legislative process

A few basics about the legislative process

Organizing your group’s government relations committee

Several main arguments for the bill you are supporting

Setting up a legislative network

Your group’s organizational structure and how it communicates with its grassroots

The law governing lobbying by nonprofits

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Source: Nonprofit Lobbying Guide, published by Independent Sector: www.independentsector.org

Nonprofit lobbying and advocacy are often confused, but legislators usually need both to make informed decisions. Advocacy is focused on education about a specific issue on behalf of an organization. Lobbying is a type of advocacy. It’s important to know the difference to report activities and expenditures. Lobbying involves an attempt to influence specific legislation.


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NONPROFIT LOBBYING SPENDING GUIDELINES Heeding the admonition that ‘you must spend money to make money,’ nonprofits struggle to find the funds for lobbying. But even if extra dollars are available, knowing how much to spend legally is often unknown. Under the 1976 Lobby Law, lobbying is a proper function of groups that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. By filing with the IRS, a 501(c)(3) organization can elect to fall under the law, meaning the amount of an organization’s legislative activity is based solely on its expenditures—an option known as the 501(h) expenditure test.

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Up to a quarter of total lobbying expenditures may be spent on grassroots lobbying. Direct lobbying is communication that is directed toward a legislator or staff, refers to specific legislation, and expresses the organization’s view on the legislation. Grassroots lobbying refers to communication that is directed to the general public, refers to specific legislation, reflects a view of the legislation, and encourages the recipient to take action with respect to the legislation. There is no federal limit on how much non-lobbying advocacy a nonprofit organization can do.

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a nonprofit entity, including how many dollars go into programs as opposed to fundraising. Nonprofits that make less than $50,000 in revenue—to be put back into programs—file a shorter form, a postcard 990. “It could be that a nonprofit is doing good things but if they don’t take time to explain that, the numbers could look like everything is going to administration or fundraising, when this could be a fundraising year,” said Shannon LashleyRichardson, Nonprofit Center accountant. “Sometimes donors get too caught up in program versus administrative expenses. The value of the 990 comes in when nonprofits explain what their programs are and the numbers back it up.” An advantage of being thorough is that Form 990 is public information that most nonprofits link to their websites. “They really do have to have it professionally presented,” Lashley-Richardson said. “It’s the financial face of their organization.” Though helpful, Form 990 lacks reporting standards that would be useful for potential donors to compare organizations, Coughlin said. “The next step is for the IRS and nonprofits to work together to create standard definitions for these broad categories that have become ways to judge nonprofits,” Coughlin said. “Nonprofits have stepped into the void. GuideStar helps from the accountability side and the sustainability side.” Form 990 for all 1.7 million IRS-registered nonprofit organizations can be found online at GuideStar, a 501(c)(3) public charity itself that collects, organizes and presents the information

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at no cost. In addition to their Form 990, nonprofits are able to add data to the site, said Gabe Cohen, director of communications who works at GuideStar’s Washington, D.C., office. He spoke at NonprofitWorks 2016, a conference hosted by the Nonprofit Center in Jacksonville in June. “Donors historically look at overhead ratio, but that is changing,” Cohen said. “Now they are looking for evidence of how organizations are making a difference in the world.” But because Form 990 does not clearly ask those questions or show true evidence of results, funders often look to GuideStar and other sources for that information, Cohen said. Largely because of inconsistencies in filling out Form 990, it is just a first step in making funding decisions for the Riverside Hospital Foundation, according to Helen Werking, executive director. She said the form is valuable in determining whether an organization is a 501(c) (3) and by providing a financial snapshot. Werking said directors of the foundation, which provides financial assistance to corporations, organizations and programs that offer healthcare services in Northeast Florida, look closely at potential recipients’ missions, goals and objectives. She refers directors to “How to Assess Nonprofit Financial Performance,” a joint report by Northwestern and Harvard universities that contains questions to help funders probe into nonprofits’ missions, service delivery and financial health. Still, it often comes down to human emotion. “I think many donors respond emotionally to some mission they feel touches their heart,” Werking said.


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Renae Williams Armstrong RELIEF volunteer Eight years ago, a friend of Renae Armstrong recommended that she check out Aging True for a volunteer opportunity, knowing that Armstrong had a strong desire to serve others. Thanks to that friend, Aging True gained a very special volunteer who has been making a difference ever since her first day “on the job.” “My volunteering and all the other involvement I do with Aging True provides me an opportunity to consistently share in a mission that I truly believe in,” Armstrong said. “It brings me purpose and so much happiness to my life. My greatness is my service.” Armstrong, who volunteers in Aging True’s Respite for Elders Living In Everyday Families (RELIEF) program, is a former teacher and guidance counselor. She gives caregivers a much-needed break from the round-theclock care they must provide for their loved ones. Armstrong will often do little things with patients like singing songs or just taking walks, but those little things make a big difference and have helped her grow a special bond with those she helps. “Our volunteers help caregivers to help themselves,” said Aging True’s Volunteer Coordinator Francine Castillo. “If a caregiver can’t take care of themselves, they can’t help care for their loved one. Renae goes above and beyond to help her patient and the caregiver. Whether it’s taking walks with her Alzheimer’s patient, playing games or just getting them up and moving, she goes that extra mile.”

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PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS vs. PUBLIC CHARITIES Gold – 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. ALS ASSOCIATION FLORIDA CHAPTER Regional Headquarters - 3242 Parkside Center Circle, Tampa, FL 33619-0907 (888) 257-1717 - alsafl.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.

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CHARITY REGISTER ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

ANGELS FOR ALLISON

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

4155 Oxford Avenue, 32210 (904) 312-9490 - angelsforallison.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.

Executive Director: Carissa Hogan 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. ANGELWOOD

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

Senior Director Community Engagement: Mel Toran 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. AMERICAN CIVILITY ASSOCIATION 1 Independent Drive, Suite 102, 32202 (904) 612-5031 - americancivility.org

President: Amy Barnett Mission & Vision: The American Civility Association works to reverse the rising tide of anger, rude behaviors and bullying by educating individuals and families about the dangers of incivility, and equip them with heart tools to live safer and happier lives. AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION 7825 Baymeadows Way, Suite 104A, 32256 (904) 730-7200 - diabetes.org

Executive Director: Mandy Intravaia 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: Victoria Raleigh 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. AMPUTEE FITNESS COUNCIL, INC. P.O. Box 40807, 32203 (904) 258-6862 – amputeefitnesscouncil.org

Co-founders: Charlene Hixon, Jennifer Simms Mission & Vision: The Amputee Fitness Council’s mission is to provide accessible and adaptive fitness and recreational opportunities to those who are living with life-changing limb loss.

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. AQUAJAX 3832-10 Baymeadows Rd. #183, 32217 aquajax.net

Founder/President: George Harrell Mission & Vision: An advocacy group determined to advance projects for the city of Jacksonville that will provide greater prosperity, growth, and revenues to benefit all citizens. The first AquaJax project will be to place a worldclass aquarium on the riverfront in downtown Jacksonville. THE ARC JACKSONVILLE 1050 North Davis Street, 32209 (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 (813) 968-7000 - arthritis.org/florida/

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. 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. BAIRFIND FOUNDATION 8777 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 803, 32217 (412) 926-7456 - bairfind.org

Founder: Dennis Bair; Chief Executive Officer: Ellen Sullivan Mission & Vision: BairFind Foundation's goal is getting the public more involved with finding missing children: More eyes looking means more children found. BAPTIST HEALTH FOUNDATION 841 Prudential Drive, Suite 1300 32207 (904) 202-2912 - foundation.baptistjax.com

Chief Development Officer: Pierre N. Allaire, Ph.D. Mission & Vision: The Baptist Health Foundation, Inc. supports the health system's mission through philanthropy and stewardship of gifts that enable Baptist Health hospitals – Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Baptist-MD Anderson, Baptist Beaches, Baptist Nassau, Baptist South and Wolfson Children's Hospital – to continually serve patients and their families and other community health care needs. 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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Matt Borland Animal shelter volunteer Matt Borland has always been an animal lover, so it’s not surprising that lost animals always seem to find a way into his life and he into theirs. It’s also not surprising that for the last five years Borland has been helping bring pets and people together as a volunteer with First Coast No More Homeless Pets. “After meeting the staff and volunteers who work for First Coast No More Homeless Pets and seeing their love and passion for what they do, I knew I wanted to get involved and be a part of that organization,” Borland said. He said it’s hard to pick the best part of volunteering and being involved with the organization. “But I would have to put at the top of the list working with the staff and volunteers and the other animal organizations in finding loving homes for the dogs and cats....and of course loving on all of them,” he said. “The Mega and Super Adoption events, while exhausting, are amazing and filled with energy and excitement, especially every time you see people leaving with a new family member.” Borland regularly stays overnight at Mega Adoption events as part of the safety team, assisting with morning duties of walking, cleaning and feeding animals. “Matt has been an incredible asset to the First Coast No More Homeless Pets team,” said Rick DuCharme, Founder and CEO of First Coast No More Homeless Pets. “In addition to all of the incredible work he does for us, he is committed to our mission and vision and helping to train our volunteers at annual events.” “It’s impossible to overemphasize the impact Matt and all of our volunteers have at our events,” added DuCharme. “Just as importantly, the participating groups appreciate him and love seeing him when they arrive on site.”

CHARITY REGISTER 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. BASCA, INC. 841 Plainfield Avenue, 32073 (904) 541-1742 - bascainc.org

Interim CEO: Beth Clark Mission & Vision: BASCA’s mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Northeast Florida. BEAM 850 6th Avenue S., Ste. 400, 32250 (904) 241-2326 - jaxbeam.org

Executive Director: Susan King Mission & Vision:  BEAM is a community-based organization serving  low income  residents in Jacksonville’s beaches communities. The nonprofit relies heavily on community support to assist those in need of food or shelter. BEST BUDDIES INTERNATIONAL 4130 Salisbury Road, Suite 2200, 32216 (904) 296-0510 - bestbuddiesflorida.org

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. BETTY GRIFFIN HOUSE 1375 Arapaho Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 808-8544 - bettygriffinhouse.org

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. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA 3100 University Boulevard South, Suite 120, 32216 (904) 727-9797 - bbbsnefl.org

Executive Director: Warren Grymes Mission & Vision: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported oneto-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. BLAKE BORTLES FOUNDATION 5757 W. Century Blvd, Ste. 410, Los Angeles, CA 90045 (310) 649-5222 - blakebortlesfoundation.com / givingback.org

Vice President, Client Services: Jessica Duffaut Mission & Vision: Support children with intellectual and developmental challenges in their pursuit of full, independent lives. Provide support to first responders, with the goal of improving their ability to safely carry out their vital lifesaving work.

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B A P T I S T H E A LT H

Art Cape Baptist Health volunteer Art Cape spent 20 years in the United States Navy and although serving his country was a great honor, his present day work at Baptist Health gives him more satisfaction than almost anything. Nearly 11 years ago, when Cape was recovering from bypass surgery at Baptist Hospital, he remembers the wonderful care he received from hospital staff and volunteers. That special treatment spurred Cape on to become a Baptist Health volunteer himself. Today, he is the one who is bringing smiles to patients. “I was treated so well I wanted to help at the hospital,” Cape said. “So I decided to become a volunteer.” Cape, who has logged more than 5,000 hours in 10 years of service at Baptist, delivers flowers, mail and packages to patients. The Ortega Heights resident said he enjoys the satisfaction, appreciation and the camaraderie that comes with his volunteer work. However, Cape said nothing beats just being able to make a patient smile or helping to welcome Baptist’s littlest patients into the world. “It gives me the opportunity to really cheer someone up. Every once in a while, I will get to see a newborn baby. That is the most pleasant experience,” said Cape. “Our volunteers are the bridge of hope between caregivers, family members and health care providers,” said Tracy McDougal, Baptist Health Director of Volunteer Services. “They serve us in so many different capacities and their support is invaluable.”

CHARITY REGISTER THE BOSELLI FOUNDATION P.O. Box 16385, 32245 (904) 619-8298 - bosellifoundation.com

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. BOYS & GIRLS CLUB NORTHEAST FLORIDA 555 West 25th Street, 32206 (904) 396-4435 - bgcnf.org

President/CEO: Paul Martinez Mission & Vision: Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast 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. BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, NORTH FLORIDA COUNCIL 521 S. Edgewood Avenue, 32205 (904) 388-0591 - nfcscouting.org

Scout Executive/CEO: 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. BRIDGE OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA 1824 N. Pearl Street Jacksonville, FL 32206 (904) 354-7799 - bridgejax.com

CEO: Shariffa A. Spicer Mission & Vision:  Bridge of Northeast 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. CAF & CNL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT 136 Sawmill Lakes Blvd., 32082 (904) 545-2771 - cafcnl.org

Founder: Jim Houston Mission & Vision: To raise funds for Challenged Athletes Foundation and Camp No Limits, which provide opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities. CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST - INNER CITY MINISTRY 5860 Mt. Carmel Terrace, 32216 (904) 448-0737 - cru.org

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. CANINE COMPANIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE (CCI) Southeast Regional Office - 8150 Clarcona Ocoee Road, Orlando, FL 32818 (407) 522-3300 - cci.org

SE Region Executive Director: Bryan Williams 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.

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CHARITY REGISTER CATHEDRAL ARTS PROJECT

CHRISTIAN HEALING MINISTRIES

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

438 W. 67th Street, 32208 (904) 765-3332 – christianhealingmin.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

Director of Ministry/President: Judith MacNutt Mission & Vision: Jacksonville’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the practice and teaching of healing prayer strives to make Christian healing prayer a way of life in families, churches, and medical professions, and to be a visible presence of Jesus’ desire to heal in the world today.

134 E. Church Street, 32202 (904) 354-4846 - ccbjax.org

CISV INTERNATIONAL - JACKSONVILLE CHAPTER

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.

1650 Market Street, Suite 302 (904) 568-0818 - cisvjax.org

President: Lynn Buff 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.

CHAMPION WOMEN 3116 St. Johns Avenue, 32205 (904) 384-8484 – championwomen.org

Founder/CEO: Nancy Hogshead-Makar Mission & Vision: Champion Women is an advocacy organization for girls and women in sports, and uses sports to improve the lives of girls and women.

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

CHILD CANCER FUND

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.

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

CLARA WHITE MISSION

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

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

CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER

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.

5776 St. Augustine Road, 32207 (904) 448-4700 – childguidancecenter.org

CLAY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER

President/CEO: Theresa Rulien Mission & Vision: Invest in the community by providing counseling and support services to assist children and families in reaching their fullest potential. Improve the lives of children and families by offering a full range of comprehensive, state-of-the-art behavioral health services.

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.

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.

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.

CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK JACKSONVILLE

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR NORTHEAST FLORIDA

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

245 Riverside Avenue, Suite 310, 32202 (904) 356-4483 - jaxcf.org

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.

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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Katherine Cox Volunteer artist for patients When Katherine Cox, 12, was a patient at Seattle Children’s Hospital, a volunteer artist came to visit and to draw Katherine’s portrait. The experience was that one bright spot in the young girl’s extended hospital stay and led to Katherine’s present volunteer work for Art with a Heart in Healthcare. “I remember that calming feeling of having someone draw me and really listen to me. It made me feel human and not like a sick patient,” Cox said. Cox creates art based on a patient’s request and also creates private bed-side art experiences for children at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. “I just feel good about ‘paying it forward,’” said Cox. “I know what it’s like to be a sick child in the hospital, and I have experienced what it’s like to have someone come and create art for you as a gift and to be present with you. I believe that art and quality time are healing and empowering to anyone. It feels good to be making a difference in the lives of the children and families who were undergoing the terrifying experience of battling a serious illness,” she said. “We are fortunate to have talented, dedicated volunteers, many of whom have worked with us for more than a decade,” said Christy Power, Art with a Heart in Healthcare’s Program and Volunteer Coordinator. “Our volunteers build nurturing and supportive relationships with every young patient they meet.”

CHARITY REGISTER COMMUNITY HOSPICE OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA 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-of-life 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 compassionateheartsforkids.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. 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 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. CROHN’S & COLITIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA P.O. Box 124, Ponte Vedra Beach, 32004 (904) 553-9743 - www.ccfa.org, www.cctakesteps.org

Take Steps Walk Manager: Ginger Peace Mission & Vision:  To cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. CULTURAL CENTER AT PONTE VEDRA BEACH 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (904) 280-0614 - ccpvb.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. Katherine Cox draws with patients at Wolfson Children’s Hospital (Photo courtesy of laird)

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DEPAUL SCHOOL OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA

300 Water Street, 32202 (904) 358-3600 - culturalcouncil.org

3044 San Pablo Road South, 32224 (904) 223-3391 - depaulschool.com

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

Head of School: Dr. Amber Oliveira 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

DIGNITY U WEAR FOUNDATION

Chief Operating Officer/Chief Curator: Holly Keris Mission & Vision: The Cummer Museum works to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens, and education.

136 N. Myrtle Avenue, 32204 (904) 636-9455 - dignityuwear.org

CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

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

7899 Baymeadows Way, Suite 200, 32256 (904) 733-3560 - cff.org

DLC NURSE & LEARN

National President/CEO: Preston Campbell III, M.D. 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.

4101 College Street, 32205 (904) 387-0370 - dlcnl.org

DANIEL KIDS FOUNDATION

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.

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

DONNA FOUNDATION

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

11762 Marco Beach Drive Suite 6, 32224 (904) 242-0034 - thedonnafoundation.org

DARE – DACHSHUND ADOPTION, RESCUE & EDUCATION

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.

4495-304 Roosevelt Blvd., PMB 179, 32210 daretorescue.com

THE DONOVIN DARIUS FOUNDATION

President: Alicia Duval Mission & Vision: DARE views its mission as increasing public awareness through education against animal cruelty, related issues and overpopulation while rescuing and re-homing displaced and unwanted dachshunds and dachshund mixes.

13245 Atlantic Boulevard, 32225 (904) 290-0020 – donovindariusfoundation.com

Founder: Donovin Darius Mission & Vision: To educate, equip and empower individuals in identifying their purpose and to maximize their potential, serving the hearts, souls and minds of families in Northeast Florida.

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.

DON'T MISS A BEAT PO Box 6697, 32226 (904) 385-4001 - dontmissabeat.org

Director of Programs: Esther Poitier Mission & Vision: The mission of Don’t Miss a Beat is to blend music, art, academic achievement, and civic engagement to inspire and enlighten children and teens in the Riverside and Brooklyn communities.

DELORES BARR WEAVER POLICY CENTER

DO SOMETHING GREAT TODAY

40 E. Adams Street, Suite 130, 32202 (904) 598-0901 - seethegirl.org

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

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.

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. DOWNTOWN ECUMENICAL SERVICES COUNCIL 215 N. Ocean Street, 32202 (904) 358-7955 - descjax.org

Board President: Clay Meux Mission & Vision: The Downtown Ecumenical Services Council provides emergency assistance to people in need through food distribution, clothing assistance and financial assistance. 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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Tisa Cumbea Wells Fargo team volunteer For Tisa Cumbea, a Wells Fargo systems quality assurance analyst, what began as just helping a good friend with a sock campaign for Dignity U Wear has turned into a volunteer effort that gives her and her coworkers a special purpose. “There are so many things that make Dignity U wear special,” Cumbea said. “Playing a role in providing clothing to those in need is an amazing feeling, and it is so impactful to know that the Dignity U Wear warehouse in Jacksonville supports the distribution of clothing in 43 states across the country.” Cumbea and her colleague volunteer to help fold and sort the clothing donations, which will be distributed to those in need. When Jamie Mullis, the Dignity U Wear volunteer coordinator, came to Cumbea’s office for a volunteer awareness event, Cumbea said, “I knew this was the organization with which I wanted to get involved. “We have enjoyed every minute of it,” said Cumbea. “I am thrilled to work for a company that promotes volunteerism and makes opportunities like the one I have at Dignity U Wear a possibility. “Everyone at Dignity U Wear loves our volunteers,” said Janet Reagor, Dignity U Wear Chief Operating Officer. “We simply wouldn’t be able to serve as many people in need without their support. Last year, volunteers gave 6,000 hours of their time to ready the donations of brand new clothing. That’s equivalent to three full-time employees which, for a staff of 10, is a tremendous help.”

CHARITY REGISTER 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/florida

Area Director: Jarrett Lafferty 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. 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. EPIC ANIMALS OUTREACH (904) 274-1177 - epicanimals.org

Compassion Creator: Jessie Miller Mission & Vision: Humane education to create a more compassionate world for people, animals, and the environment. 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.

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Renaissance

Center for Regenerative Medicine Innovative Procedures Unprecedented Results

An innovative plastic surgeon who combines research, case studies and his extensive global travel to learn groundbreaking stem cell treatments. Lewis J. Obi, M.D.

Lewis J. Obi, M.D. Samuel Wells Surgicenter & Cell Surgical Network of Florida

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Robert Fields Riverkeeper volunteer When one of Robert Field’s family members invited him to come out early one Sunday morning for a cleanup along McCoy’s Creek, little did he know he would soon be the leader at future site cleanups sponsored by the St. Johns Riverkeeper. “After the cleanup, I went home and reflected about all that we had accomplished, and I’ve been hooked ever since,” Field said. “It’s shocking sometimes to look at the bags of trash that are collected by a small group of hardworking volunteers.” “We are a small organization tasked with providing a big voice for a massive river system,” said Jimmy Orth, Executive Director of St. Johns Riverkeeper. “As a result, volunteers are essential to our work, allowing us to expand our advocacy efforts, educate and inform more people and monitor more of the river” “Volunteers like Robert also contribute valuable expertise, experience and knowledge that can greatly enhance the effectiveness of our organization,” Orth continued. For Fields, his volunteer work is not just about helping to keep the St. Johns River free from trash and pollution or being an advocate for this precious natural resource. He said one of the best things about volunteering is the friendships he has made with volunteers and residents over the past three years. “There are some pretty amazing people who live in Jacksonville,” said Fields. “I am proud to be a part of such a positive group of people.”

CHARITY REGISTER 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. FEEDING NORTHEAST FLORIDA 1116 Edgewood Avenue North, Units D/E, 32254 (904) 513-1333 - feedingnefl.org

President/CEO: Luke Layow Mission & Vision: Feeding Northeast Florida’s strives to banish hunger from all 17 counties in Northeast Florida. FIRST COAST NO MORE HOMELESS PETS, INC. 6817 Norwood Avenue, 32208 (904) 425-0005 - fcnmhp.org

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

Executive Director: Jeff Willoughby 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. FLORIDA PANCREAS CANCER COALITION, INC. flpcc.org

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.

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CHARITY REGISTER FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE FOUNDATION

GABRIEL HOUSE OF CARE

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

4599 Worrall Way, Jacksonville, 32224 (904) 821-8995 - gabrielhouseofcare.org

FLORIDA THEATRE

GARDEN CLUB OF JACKSONVILLE

128 E. Forsyth Street, 32202 (904) 355-5661 - floridatheatre.com

1005 Riverside Avenue, 32204 (904) 355-4224 - gardenclubofjacksonville.org

Executive Director: Cleve Warren 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.

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.

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.

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.

FOOD ALLERGY FAMILIES OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA (904) 654-2681 – fafofstjohns.org

President: Lori Cordell Mission & Vision:  Food Allergy Families (FAF) of Northeast Florida is a volunteer-run support group for families managing food allergies. The organization’s vision is to provide support, educate the community and members on food allergies, and advocate for policy improvements for the safety of the food-allergic.

GATEWAY COMMUNITY SERVICES 555 Stockton Street, 322-4 (904) 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.

FRIENDS OF HEMMING PARK

GIRLS INC. OF JACKSONVILLE

303 N. Laura Street, 32202 (904) 515-5098 - hemmingpark.org

1627 Rogero Road, 32211 (904) 731-9933 - girlsincjax.org

Interim Director: Bill Prescott Mission & Vision: The mission of Friends of Hemming Park is to transform Jacksonville's oldest public park into a modern, urban space that engages diverse communities and restores vitality to our city's public square.

CEO: Robin Rose 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.

FRESHMINISTRIES/BE THE CHANGE INTERNATIONAL 1131 N. Laura Street, 32206 (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.

GIRLS ON THE RUN 6850 Belfort Oaks Place, 32216 (904) 619-6763 - gotrnefl.org

FRIDAY MUSICALE

Executive Director: Laura Lasko Mission & Vision: To inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

645 Oak Street, 32204 (904) 355-7584 - fridaymusicale.com

GIRL SCOUTS OF GATEWAY COUNCIL

Board Chair: Goetz Neubauer Mission & Vision: For 125 years, Friday Musical has supported the Jacksonville community through concerts, educational outreach and scholarships.

1000 Shearer Avenue, 32205 (904) 388-4653 - girlscouts-gateway.org

FRIENDS OF JACKSONVILLE ANIMALS

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.

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

GREENSCAPE OF JACKSONVILLE INC.

President - Executive Committee: 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.

1468 Hendricks Avenue, 32207 (904) 398-5757 - greenscapeofjacksonville.com

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

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Sam and Anne Langley Buckner Place volunteers

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF NORTH FLORIDA

There is a good reason why Anne Langley feels such a strong bond with the young women living at the Children’s Home Society’s Buckner Place, a residential cottage for teen parents. Langley’s birth mother lived on the Children’s Home Society (CHS) campus when she was a teen parent, and Anne and her brothers were adopted through CHS. “They’re normally lonely, hurting and have had a lot of loss, and it’s important for them to feel loved and know that people care,” Langley said. “We also want the girls to see a successful and loving marriage and partnership to hopefully inspire them to seek a supportive partner.” The Langleys, who take the young women on outings to the mall and movies, want the girls to know they are loved. They also hope the young mothers feel as though they are not being judged because of their circumstances. “Our amazing volunteers go above and beyond to make sure our kids and their families know just how much the community cares for them,” said CHS Executive Director Kymberly Cook. “From arranging memorable outings for our girls to mentoring new moms, to planting flowers on our campus, our volunteers truly put their hearts into serving. We are so fortunate to have them as part of our CHS family.”

4527 Lenox Avenue, 32205 (904) 384-1361 - goodwilljax.org

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. GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOUNDATION 214 N. Hogan St., FL 6, 32202 (904) 255-8440 – galfirstcoast.org

Circuit Director: Melinda Oberle Brown Mission & Vision: The mission of Florida’s 4th Judicial Circuit’s Guardian ad Litem program is to recruit, train, support and supervise volunteers, also known as court appointed special advocates, to speak for the best interests of children who are alleged to be abused, neglected or abandoned and who are involved in court proceedings. 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 40 E. Adams St., LL30 – 32202 (904) 332-6767 - handsonjacksonville.org

President/CEO: LeAnn Daddario 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. HART FELT MINISTRIES 7235 Bonneval Rd #123, 32256 (904) 861-2799 – hartfelt.org

President/Executive Director: Kelly Moorman Coggins Mission & Vision: Hart Felt Ministries helps Jacksonville seniors stay independent and age gracefully in their own homes. Donations help fund emergency financial assistance, minor home repairs, gift cards for groceries and other essential services, including veterinary services. HAVEN HOSPICE 8301 Cypress Plaza Drive Suite 119, Jacksonville, Fl 32256 (904) 733-9818 - havenhospice.org

Executive Director: Kelly Wells 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.

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CHARITY REGISTER HEALTHYUNOW FOUNDATION

HUMBLE HARVEST MINISTRIES

3800 Joe Ashton Road, St. Augustine, 32092 (904) 834-2938 - healthyunow.org

4446-1A Hendricks Avenue, Ste. 310, 33207 humbleharvestministries.com

Executive Director: Dr. Julie Buckley Mission & Vision:  The HealthyUNow Foundation’s mission is to develop virtual and physical communities that support the treatment of autism for individuals and their families in a Healthy Living environment.

Founders: Lori Ibach and Janice Jurkovic Mission & Vision: The goal of this annual outreach is to continue to give, in Jesus name, to those in need in our communities, through a super-size, free garage sale. HUNGER FIGHT

HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA 11250 Old St. Augustine Road, Ste. 15123, 32257 (904) 631-6357 - hearingloss.org, www.hla-jax.org

Chapter President: Tom Logue Mission & Vision:  The mission  of HLAA is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy. HER SONG 7235 Bonneval Road, 32256 (904) 513-0203 - hersongjax.org

Founder: Rachel White Mission & Vision:  Her Song addresses the issue of sex trafficking of young women in Northeast Florida by providing restorative aftercare services to survivors and by offering community awareness and outreach programs. The organization works to create a fully operational Her Song residential community where young women can heal from the devastating effects of sexual exploitation, find the confidence to succeed and the courage to move forward. HEROES AND HOUNDS RESCUE (904) 463-6545 – facebook.com/heroesandhounds77

Founder: Kelly Smith Mission & Vision: Dedicated to veterans and homeless pets, the nonprofit pulls dogs from high-kill shelters. Veterans give the dogs basic obedience training and basic behavioral modification, allowing the dogs to become more adoptable, giving them a chance at a better life. While in the program, the veterans receive peer counseling, financial planning and assistance, as well as other much needed resources to help them readjust to civilian life.

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 Northeast Florida and the surrounding area. HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA 11604 Hartman Road S., 32225 (904) 641-7984 - hdsa.org/nofl

Southeast Region Director: Nancy Rhodes Mission & Vision: Dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington's disease, HDSA offers community services, education, advocacy and research. INDEPENDENT LIVING RESOURCE CENTER OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA 2709 Art Museum Drive, 32207 (904) 399-8484 - theilrc.org

Executive Director: Tyler Lasher Morris Mission & Vision: The center serves to empower all people with a disability to live independent, self-empowered lives, and envisions full opportunity for all through self-empowerment, self-determination and equal access. IN RIVER OR OCEAN 1625 Atlantic Boulevard, 32207 (904) 384-0775 – inriverorocean.org

Founders: Gary and Terry Roberts Mission & Vision: The nonprofit promotes the protection, restoration and rational management of all river and ocean resources, and supports environmental education through scholarships, conservation programs and fishing tournaments.

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

JACKSONVILLE ALUMNAE PANHELLENIC ASSOCIATION

HOPE HAVEN CHILDREN’S CLINIC & FAMILY CENTER

JACKSONVILLE ARBORETUM & GARDENS

4600 Beach Boulevard, 32207 (904) 346-5100 - hope-haven.org

1445 Millcoe Road, P.O. Box 350430, 32225 jacksonvillearboretum.org

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.

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.

jacksonvillepanhellenic.org

President: Mary Freeman Mission & Vision: Founded in 1914, the philanthropic association has a continuous history of supporting the greater Jacksonville community. Recognized for its achievements by the National Panhellenic Council, JAPA members have given over 25,000 volunteer service hours to help those in the community.

President, Board of Directors: Willis Jones Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens seeks to cultivate a unique environment for recreation, education and inspiration. JACKSONVILLE AREA LEGAL AID

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

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

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 low-income neighbors in our community with civil legal problems.

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Liz Nolan Behind the scenes volunteer

JACKSONVILLE AREA SEXUAL MINORITY YOUTH NETWORK - JASMYN

When Liz Nolan moved to Jacksonville early in 2016, she wanted to work with an organization dedicated to helping women and girls. Nolan found her volunteer calling at Hubbard House. Nolan works alongside Hubbard House’s chief development officer, Kristi Brandon, on a variety of projects including design and content for the organization’s annual report, e-newsletter and donor correspondence. Although much of her work may be behind the scenes, Nolan, who has a background in public library management, is fulfilling her ambition to help women. “Over and over again in my research, I gravitated to organizations that provide support, education and outreach services to benefit women and girls,” Nolan said. “Hubbard House was a natural choice, and I signed on to support their mission. “I am learning so much. Kristi has been generous in letting me help with some very interesting projects,” Nolan continued. “I am pleased to be making a contribution to the important work that is being done at Hubbard House to prevent and end domestic violence.” “Volunteers are the heart of our organization,” said Ellen Siler, Hubbard House’s Chief Executive Officer. “Thanks to a group of dedicated women volunteers, Hubbard House was founded 40 years ago. Countless lives have been saved because of their forward thinking and dedication to victims of domestic violence and their children.”

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. JACKSONVILLE ARTISTS GUILD 4129 Oxford Avenue, 32210 jacksonvilleartistsguild.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. JAX CHAMBER FOUNDATION 3 Independent Drive, 32202 (904) 366-6634 - jaxchamberfoundation.org

President: Dawn Adams 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. JACKSONVILLE CHILDREN’S CHORUS 225 E. Duval Street, 32202 (904) 353-1636 - jaxchildrenschorus.org

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

President: 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. JACKSONVILLE DOG CAFÉ 5535 Roosevelt Blvd., 32244 (904) 610-0746 – jaxdogcafe.com

Executive Director: Carolyn Snowden Mission & Vision: The Jax Dog Café assists other animal rescue nonprofit organizations with adoption efforts by providing a small, intimate, stress-free environment for homeless dogs to meet and greet with prospective forever families. 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.

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JACKSONVILLE SPORTS COUNCIL

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

1 Gator Bowl Boulevard, 32202 (904) 798-1700 - gatorbowlsports.com

JACKSONVILLE HUMANE SOCIETY

JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY

8464 Beach Boulevard, 32216 (904) 725-8766 - jaxhumane.org

300 Water Street, Suite 200, 32202 (904) 354-5479 – jaxsymphony.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.

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.

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

President/CEO: Robert Massey Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Symphony’s mission is to enrich the human spirit through symphonic music. Its vision is to be the premier orchestra in the Southeast. JACKSONVILLE URBAN LEAGUE

JACKSONVILLE PUBLIC EDUCATION FUND 40 E. Adams Street, Suite 110, 32202 (904) 356-7757 - jaxpef.org

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 300 N. Laura Street, #334, 32202 (904) 630-1995 - jplfoundation.org

Director: Barbara A.B. Gubbin 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. JACKSONVILLE SCHOOL OF AUTISM 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 117 W. Duval Street, Suite 275, 32202 (904) 630-1304 - jsca.org

President: Tongila Manly 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.

903 W. Union Street, 32204 (904) 723-4007 - jaxul.org

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

Executive Director: Tony Vecchio Mission & Vision: The Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens works to foster understanding of the interaction of people, wildlife, and their environment. THE JED FUND 66 Evans Drive, Jacksonville Beach, 32250 thejedfund@gmail.com - thejedfund.org

Executive Director/Founder: Dione Garnand Mission & Vision:  The  Jed Fund assists animal welfare organizations and the homeless pets in their care, especially hard-to-place animals with medical conditions. JESSIE BALL DUPONT FUND 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. JEWISH COMMUNITY ALLIANCE 8505 San Jose Boulevard, 32217 (904) 730-2100 - jcajax.org

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. JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA 4932 Sunbeam Road, Suite 200, 32257 (904) 394-0720 - jewishfoundationnefl.org

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

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Rich and Lynda Masulli Holiday contributors and fundraisers Lynda and Rich Masulli’s love of collecting beautiful, hand-blown and hand-painted Christmas ornaments is more than just a hobby. The Masullis took that interest and turned it into an annual holiday event to raise funds for the JT Townsend Foundation. Today, the Masullis continue to volunteer and raise funds for an organization started by someone that truly inspired them. Townsend suffered a spinal cord injury in 2004 while playing high school football. After graduating in 2013 from the University of North Florida with a degree in sports management, Townsend suddenly passed away a few weeks later at age 26. “For me, the best part of volunteering is seeing the people who the foundation helped,” Rich said. “Especially when JT was alive, it was so meaningful to see the reaction of people when JT would personally deliver a piece of [adaptive] equipment or some device that would make it easier for the recipient or their care giver. JT, with his smile and positive attitude, was an inspiration for these recipients, especially youngsters.” said Rich. “He was a remarkable young man who lived his faith in a way that inspired everyone who met him.” said Lynda. “Enabling his mission to give back, bring glory to God and to encourage those who live with disabilities is a great source of joy and fulfillment.” “We have worked on countless fundraisers over the span of 10 years,” said Judi Zitiello, board chair for the JT Townsend Foundation. “The Masullis have opened up their home and their hearts to not only the Townsend family, but many other worthwhile causes that present themselves. They exemplify the ‘true servant’s’ heart through their philanthropic endeavors, and I am proud to call them friends,” said Zitiello.

CHARITY REGISTER JEWISH FAMILY & COMMUNITY SERVICES 6261 Dupont Station Court, East, 32217 (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 non-discriminatory manner. JEWISH FEDERATION OF JACKSONVILLE 8505 San Jose Boulevard, 32217 (904) 448-5000 – jewishjacksonvilleorg

Executive Director: Alan Margolies Mission & Vision: The Jewish Federation of Jacksonville is a fundraising organization that supports the local and global Jewish community by funding local and overseas partner agencies. It also forges strong connections with Israel and helps Jews across the Diaspora as well as fellow Jews in need. It works to inspire the next generation to embrace Jewish identity and value Jewish education while providing programs and services designed to engage the local Jewish community. JIM & TABITHA FURYK FOUNDATION P.O. Box 2867, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004 (904) 735-0624 - jimandtabithafurykfoundation.com

Executive Director: Tabitha Furyk Mission & Vision: The Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation helps to provide necessary funding to help the community become healthier, stronger, and educationally enriched. JT TOWNSEND FOUNDATION 830 A1A North, Suite 187, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (904) 373-0737 - jttownsendfoundation.org

Board Chair: Judith Zitiello Mission & Vision: The JT Townsend Foundation helps First Coast families with children and adults with disabilities by providing adaptive equipment or comprehensive financial assistance. 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. JUNIOR LEAGUE OF JACKSONVILLE 2165 Park Street, 32204 (904) 387-9927 - jljacksonville.org

President: Emily Friend O’Leary 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. JUSTICE COALITION 1935 S. Lane Avenue, Suite 1, 32210 (904) 783-6312 - justicecoalition.org

Chair: Robert Bracewell Mission & Vision: The Justice Coalition works to reach out to victims, the community, law enforcement, legislators, the faith-based organizations and local officials.

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CHARITY REGISTER 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.

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. LISC JACKSONVILLE

KAMP KRITTER 1650-31 Margaret Street, Suite 208, 32204 (904) 384-2111 - kampkritter.com

Executive Director: Sue Towler Mission & Vision: Kamp Kritter is a nonprofit, no-kill sanctuary committed to finding permanent homes for strays, abused or unwanted dogs, and provides a loving environment for unadoptable dogs to live out their days in peaceful surroundings.

10 W. Adams Street, Ste. 100, 32202 (904) 353-1300 - liscjacksonville.org

Executive Director: Janet Owens Mission & Vision: LISC Jacksonville is the leading nonprofit community development organization in the nation, focused on transforming challenged urban communities into neighborhoods of choice and opportunity—good places to work, do business and raise families. LUTHERAN SERVICES OF FLORIDA

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.

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

KIDS FIRST OF FLORIDA

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.

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

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA

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.

4615 Philips Highway, 32207 (904) 448-5995 - lssjax.org

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

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

Program Coordinator: Jenny Lehman Mission & Vision: Kids Together Against Cancer offers support for children whose parents are diagnosed with cancer.

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.

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.

MAKE-A-WISH® NORTHEAST FLORIDA 3938 Sunbeam Road, Suite 3, 32257 (904) 580-5906 – cnfl.wish.org

LEADERSHIP JACKSONVILLE

Regional Director: Claudia Foxworth Mission & Vision: Make-A-Wish wants each wish experience be a game-changer for a child with a life-threatening medical condition. The vision compels the foundation to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid, and drives it to make donated resources go as far as possible.

40 E. Adams St., Ste. 230, 32202 (904) 396-6263 - leadershipjax.org

MALIVAI WASHINGTON KIDS FOUNDATION

CEO: Jill Langford Dame Mission & Vision: Leadership Jacksonville’s mission is to educate, connect and inspire diverse leaders to build and strengthen their communities. Its vision is to be the catalyst for vibrant, connected communities where diverse perspectives are valued and encouraged for the greater good.

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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Holly Pudwill Client advocate When Holly Pudwill moved to Jacksonville from Orlando several years ago, it was hard for her to leave family behind. However, when Pudwill began volunteering at Hart Felt Ministries, she soon realized that Miss Inelle, the 91-year-old Hart Felt Ministries client with whom Pudwill was matched, would become just like family. “It’s the same relationship that I have with my grandmother back home,” Pudwill said of her friendship with Miss Inelle. “We just talk, and she tells me stories about her life, and I tell her stories about my family. It makes it feel more like home here.” Pudwill said she joined Hart Felt two years ago because of a powerful desire to help someone who may have no one else. Pudwill has not only been able to fulfill that wish by helping Miss Inelle with things like preparing meals, but also by serving on Hart Felt Ministries’ Board, as well as its fundraising committee. “Knowing that I am making a difference with my time and that my donation is used to improve someone’s life is a great feeling,” said Pudwill. “It really does enrich your life.” “Holly has amazing energy and is such a blessing to Hart Felt,” said Kelly Moorman Coggins, Hart Felt Ministries’ executive director. “She is not only an advocate for her client, Miss Inelle, but also sings the praises of Hart Felt to anyone who will listen, resulting in new volunteers to serve the ministry.”

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

President: Sandy Arpen Mission & Vision: The Mandarin Museum and 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 4040 Woodcock Drive, Suite 147, 32207 (904) 398-2821 - marchofdimes.org/florida

Executive Director: Ann Geffen 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

Founder: 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. 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. MEMORIAL PARK ASSOCIATION 1650-302 Margaret Street, Ste. 322, 32204 info@memparkjax.org - memparkjax.org

President: Agnes E. Danciger Mission & Vision: The Memorial Park Association seeks to protect and preserve Memorial Park, which was dedicated in 1924 to honor Floridians who died in service during World War I. MEMORIES OF LOVE FOUNDATION 4932 Sunbeam Road, Ste. 200, 32257 (904) 596-2789 / (800) 625-1566 - memoriesoflove.org

President/Cofounder: Mel Gottlieb 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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SENIORS ON A MISSION

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Louise Rickman

METHODIST CHILDREN’S VILLAGE

Senior volunteer

Louise Rickman truly is a “senior on a mission.” Whether she is mending clothing, assembling school kits for children or making goody bags for charity races, her volunteer work for Seniors on a Mission (SOAM) brings her purpose and joy. Rickman and her husband, Charles, started volunteering for SOAM eight years ago and they have been involved with the organization continuously ever since that day. “It’s a wonderful niche for us to help others in this way,” Louise said. “We are really blessed by helping various organizations through Seniors on a Mission, which provides us many different types of work projects.” “Louise is one of our great volunteers here at Seniors on a Mission,” said Leesha Archie, SOAM’s program manager. “There are literally hundreds of people across the city who are wearing clothes mended by this amazing lady.” Not only do the Rickmans enjoy helping so many local charities through their volunteer work at SOAM, they also love being around other seniors who have a common purpose. That purpose is to help local non-profits achieve their mission, said Louise. “What a joy it is to help other not-for-profit organizations meet their goals in so many different ways,” she said. “At the same time, we are enjoying the camaraderie of other seniors and Christian leaders.” “The greatest generation that ever lived is continuing to be leaders in this world,” said Joanne Hickox, SOAM’s founder and executive director. “They have the time, the desire and the passion to volunteer for the good of others. This is a generation that knows what it is to sacrifice, they know the value of giving of one’s self for the betterment of all.”

7915 Herlong Road, 32210 (904) 783-1681 - methodistchildrensvillage.com

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. MICAH’S PLACE P.O. Box 16287, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 (904) 491-6364 - micahsplace.org

Executive Director: Heather Woody Jones 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 (A.K.A. CAMP I AM SPECIAL – CATHOLIC CHARITIES) 235 Marywood Drive, St. Johns, FL 32259 (904) 230-7447 -dosacamps.com

Executive Director: Lauren Weedon Hopkins Mission & Vision: 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. 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. THE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION 6196 Lake Gray Boulevard, Suite 105, 32244 (904) 296-7434 - mda.org

Executive Director: Lauren Herringdine Mission & Vision:  The Muscular Dystrophy Association works to save and improve lives of people fighting muscle disease. NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS P.O. Box 24783, 32241 (904) 388-3932 - namijacksonville.org

President: Ebony Benjamin 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.

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CHARITY REGISTER NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY NORTH FLORIDA

NORTH FLORIDA SCHOOL FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION

8940 Western Way, Suite 16, 32256 (904) 332-6810 - nationalmssociety.org

223 Mill Creek Road, 32211 (904) 724-8323 - northfloridaschool.org

NEMOURS FOUNDATION

NORTH FLORIDA LAND TRUST

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

2038 Gilmore Street, 32204 (904) 479-1967 - northfloridalandtrust.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.

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

Head of School: 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.

Executive Director: Jim McCarthy Mission & Vision: North Florida Land Trust preserves the natural areas, historic resources and working lands of North Florida.

NEW HEIGHTS 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 OLD DOG HOUSE SENIOR DOG RESCUE 1650 Margaret Street, Ste. 302, PMB 137, 32204 (904) 419-7387 – theolddoghouse.org

Founders: Erik and Kim Stordahl Mission & Vision:  The Old Dog House is Northeast Florida’s first nonprofit dedicated to giving older and senior dogs a chance at living out their lives in dignity.

NEXT STEPS, INC. 3545 St. Johns Bluff Road S., Suite 1, PMP 255, 32224 (904) 434-1054 - nextstepsinc.org

President: Vena Patton Mission & Vision: Next Steps is a financial and referral resource for women released or about to be released from the Duval County Detention Center. 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 Northeast 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

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. NORTHEAST FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION 7801 Deercreek Club Road, 32256 (904) 394-9494 – nefarcharitablefoundation.org

CEO: William Glenn East Mission & Vision: With a vision to be the charity of choice for real estate professionals, the mission is to serve as an advocate and resource for local nonprofit communities in Northeast Florida. NORTH FLORIDA HEALTHY START COALITION 644 Cesery Boulevard, Suite 210, 32211 (904) 723-5422 - nefhealthystart.org

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

Executive Director: Nancy Broner Mission & Vision: OneJax seeks to promote diversity as the foundation for a strong community. It works to increase respect and improve relationships among people who represent the rich menagerie of religious, ethnic, racial and cultural groups that compose our community. ONEBLOOD 7595 Centurion Parkway, 32256 (904) 353-8263 - oneblood.org

President/CEO: Don Doddridge Mission & Vision: OneBlood 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. OPERATION NEW UNIFORM 8825 Perimeter Park Blvd., 32216 (904) 328-1600 – operationnewuniform.org

Executive Director: Justin Justice Mission & Vision:  Operation New Uniform’s mission is to train veterans and their families for fulfilling careers and develop their skills as they grow within an organization, and its vision is to produce confident veterans who are coveted and embraced in the business 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.

Executive Director: Faye Johnson 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.

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Elinor Snow Volunteer Scrabble player Every Wednesday afternoon you can find Elinor Snow at a local assisted-living facility playing Scrabble with a senior she has befriended through Jewish Family & Community Services’ Healing Network. Although Snow gets beat almost every week in the game, there are really two winners who come out of her weekly visits. “It makes me feel special when she sees me come into her room and she says that seeing me is one of the bright lights of her week,” said Snow about her visits to a senior in the Healing Network program. “I feel blessed that at the age of 76, I am healthy, I have a loving husband and a wonderful family. Helping out at Jewish Family & Community Services is fun and rewarding, and I hope to continue as a volunteer for many more years,” Snow said. For Snow, who began volunteering seven years ago at Jewish Family & Community Services, the time she spends with seniors is so enjoyable that a standard onehour visit can end up lasting three hours. “As a social service organization we are deeply committed to meeting the needs of our clients, but it is often our volunteers who make the difference,” said Colleen Rodriguez, Jewish Family & Community Services Executive Director. “Their dedication to our community is inspiring to see and because of them, we are able to expand our reach and help more individuals and families in Jacksonville.”

CHARITY REGISTER 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

Vice President/Chief Development Officer: Pierre Allaire, Ph.D. 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 PERFORMERS ACADEMY 3674 Beach Boulevard, 32207 (904) 322-7672 - theperformersacademy.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. THE PETER BRAGAN FOR BETTER BASEBALL FOUNDATION 1010 E. Adams Street, Suite 105, 32202 (904) 327-5069 – peterbraganbbf.org

Founders and co-chairs: Peter and Nancy Bragan, Jr. Mission & Vision: The Peter Bragan for Better Baseball Foundation financially supports and promotes the game of baseball for betterment in Northeast Florida and provides scholarships for higher education. The foundation’s vision includes the opening of The Jacksonville Baseball Museum to provide a cultural destination to showcase the historical legacy of baseball in Jacksonville. THE PGA TOUR – THE PLAYERS 100 PGA TOUR Boulevard, Ponte Vedra, FL 32082 (904) 285-3700 - pgatour.com

Senior Vice President: 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. PINE CASTLE INC. 4911 Spring Park Road, 32207 (904) 733-2681 - pinecastle.org

CEO: 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.

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CHARITY REGISTER POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE OF JACKSONVILLE

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF JACKSONVILLE

3450 Monument Road, 32225 (904) 854-6555 - jaxpal.com

824 Children’s Way, 32207 (904) 8074663 - rmhcjacksonville.org

PRESBYTERIAN SOCIAL MINISTRIES

ST. FRANCIS ANIMAL HOSPITAL

4115 Post Street, 32205 (904) 338-0920 – presbyteriansocialministries.org

2727 Atlantic Blvd., 32207 (904) 674-7223 - SaintFrancisAnimalHospital.org

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.

Executive Director: David Tuttle Mission & Vision: Offers faith-based social service ministry for everyday problems, including programs that offer shelter, clothing and education to individuals and families in need.

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.

Founder: Susan Shelton, DVM, DABVP Mission & Vision: St. Francis Animal Hospital’s mission is to make healthcare accessible to all owned pets. ST. JOHNS RIVERKEEPER

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

2800 University Boulevard North, 32211 (904) 256-7591 - stjohnsriverkeeper.org

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

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.

QUIGLEY HOUSE

ST. VINCENT’S HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION

17 Old Orange Park Road, 32073 (904) 284-0340 - quigleyhouse.org

1 Shircliff Way, 32204 (904) 308-7300 - jaxhealth.com

RETHREADED

SALVATION ARMY OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA

820 Barnett Street, 32209 (904) 438-8109 - rethreaded.com

328 N. Ocean Street, 32202 (904) 301-4875 - salvationarmyflorida.org/jacksonville

RIVER GARDEN HEBREW HOME

SANCTUARY ON 8TH STREET

11401 Old St. Augustine Road, 32258 (904) 260-1818 - rivergarden.org

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

RIVER REGION HUMAN SERVICES

SCHULTZ CENTER FOR TEACHING AND LEADERSHIP

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

4019 Boulevard Center Drive, 32207 (904) 348-5757 - schultzcenter.org

RIVERSIDE FINE ARTS

SEAMARK RANCH

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

3631 Seamark Ranch Road, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 (904) 529-1951 - seamarkranch.com

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.

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

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.

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.

Executive Director: Layne Thompson-Payne 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.

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.

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.

Executive Director: Rick Cartlidge 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.

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

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. 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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Vince Smyth Foster Buddies mentor For the past six years, Vince Smyth has been a mentor to young people who have been dealt some tough times in their lives. Being a “buddy” to those children through Family Support Services’ Foster Buddies Program has made an impact on many lives, including Smyth’s. “The best part for me is certainly seeing positive change and growth in the child,” said Smyth, who was recently named Volunteer of the Year by the Florida Coalition for Children (FCC). Smyth, who serves as Associate Vice President of Administration and Finance at the University of North Florida, has devoted more than 600 hours to mentoring foster youth, but to him, it’s just plain having fun. “Much of my contacts involve doing fun things like going to the zoo, beach, circus, going on boat rides and biking,” said Smyth. “The foster children Vince has mentored truly benefit from the friendship and bond they developed with him, and Family Support Services is very appreciative,” said Lee Kaywork, Family Support Services Executive Officer. “Male volunteers as role models are difficult to come by, making Vince’s commitment to mentoring even more important,” said Kaywork. “Every foster child deserves to have someone like Vince in their lives. A caring adult to talk with, share experiences with and get special attention from.”

CHARITY REGISTER SENIORS ON A MISSION 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 independent-living 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

President: 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

Program Manager: Jenna Price Mission & Vision: The Spina Bifida Association provides support for families living with Spina Bifida. SPRINGFIELD PET RESCUE GROUP sprgjax@gmail.com - sprgjax.org

Chair: Tiare Bugarin Mission & Vision: Springfield Pet Rescue Group is dedicated to placing stray and abandoned animals found within the borders of historic Springfield, in loving, responsible and committed homes, following a comprehensive adoption process. 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. SUSAN G. KOMEN NORTH FLORIDA 200 W. Forsyth Street, Ste. 1620, 32202 (904) 448-7446 - komennorthflorida.org

Executive Director: Delores Wise Mission & Vision: To save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. TAG! THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF ST. AUGUSTINE 76 Dockside Drive, Suite 105, 32084 (904) 647-1757 – tagmuseum.org

Executive Director: Kim MacEwan Mission & Vision: To create transformative, play-based opportunities to discover, explore and innovate, which would result in a world where all people think for themselves, confidently ask questions, compassionately and collaboratively solve problems, and creatively craft a better world. 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. Vince Smyth with his Foster Buddy

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When Erin Zeilman, a junior at Elon University in North Carolina, had the opportunity to spend her summer break as an intern for the McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation, she jumped at the chance to do volunteer work that aligned perfectly with her passion to make an impact on others. “I was passionate about their mission and wanted to be involved in whatever ways I could,” Zeilman said. “Although I only participated in a few special events prior to this summer, I was always an advocate for the local and global difference they are making,” she said. Zeilman, who assisted at the Foundation’s Kamp Kenzie, not only wants to make a difference by volunteering, she has a goal of making a career out of helping others. “Truly everything that the Foundation is doing is amazing,” said Zeilman. “Being surrounded by individuals who are committed to really making a difference in the community has been eye-opening and allowed me to reflect on my future. Because of them and the passion and drive they display, I am confident that I want to pursue a career that leaves an impact on others,” she said. The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation helps young people find their purpose by providing programs and events, such as Kamp Kenzie, that offer outreach initiatives and youth development. “Erica has been an amazing addition to our team this summer,” said Adrian Gibbs, foundation director. “Erica was a smiling face and a warm hug all summer long. Her time with us may have been short, but her impact leaves a lasting impression.” “Volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization,” Gibbs said. “From teens to adults, we rely on volunteers of all ages to make our programs run successfully. It is a beautiful sight to see people from different backgrounds come together for a common goal.”

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. TIMUCUAN TRAIL PARKS FOUNDATION 9953 Heckscher Drive, 32226 (904) 707-3584 - timucuantrailparksfoundation.org

Executive Director: Mark Middlebrook 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. VISION FOR EXCELLENCE vfe.jaxpa.com

Chief Operating Officer: Kendall Anderson 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 decision-making 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: Jami Bueker 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. Erica Zeilman with two campers at Kamp Kenzie.

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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.

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

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

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.

4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, 32256 (904) 296-7350 - woundedwarriorproject.org

CEO: Lt. General Mike Linnington Mission & Vision:  The Wounded Warrior Project works to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. YMCA OF FLORIDA’S FIRST COAST

WESTJAX OUTREACH 5126 Timuquana Road, 32210 (904) 573-1333 - westjaxoutreach.org

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

12735 Gran Bay Parkway, Suite 201, 32258 (904) 296-3220 - firstcoastymca.org

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. YOUNG LIFE JACKSONVILLE

WHITE OAK CONSERVATION FOUNDATION 581705 White Oak Road, Yulee, FL 32097 (904) 225-3200 - whiteoakwildlife.org

PO Box 2173, 32203 (904) 387-9633 - jacksonville.younglife.org

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

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

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PO Box 692, Conway, SC 29528 (843) 655-2835 - youngstroke.org

Founder: Judy Hicks Mission & Vision: WomenadeJax mentors children at Daniel Kids through career development, fun and community service. THE WOMEN’S BOARD OF WOLFSON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Founder/Executive Director: Amy Edmunds Mission & Vision: YoungStroke is the first and only American advocacy organization formed to specifically address the unmet needs of young adult stroke survivors and their caregivers.

1325 San Marco Boulevard, Suite 802, 32207 (904) 202-2866 - womensboardwch.com

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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. WOMEN’S CENTER OF JACKSONVILLE 5644 Colcord, 32211 (904) 722-3000 - womenscenterofjax.org

Executive Director: Teresa Miles Mission & Vision: The Women's Center of Jacksonville improves the lives of women through advocacy, support and education. WOMEN'S GIVING ALLIANCE 245 Riverside Ave., Suite 310, 32202 (904) 356-4483 - www.jaxcf.org/wga

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

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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Let’s face it. First Coast donors are generous. In the past few years more than a quarter of a billion dollars has been donated, pledged or raised by residents living in Northeast Florida to support the capital campaigns of 12 local nonprofits. Each sows passionate support of the community and thereby reaps munificence from a passionate list of donors. Through their efforts, a better quality of life has been initiated, improved and preserved for residents across the First Coast.

Doors are open at the House That Love Built Ronald McDonald has a larger house, thanks to the generosity of Jacksonville donors. With 26 more guest rooms, the Ronald McDonald House can serve more than 1,500 families each year after a $12.5 million capital campaign allowed the San Marco-based nonprofit to expand and renovate its facility. “Growing the House That Love Built” was concluded with a ribbon cutting on Sept. 26, 2016, opening its doors to families who travel to Jacksonville for their child’s medical treatment. A core project of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Jacksonville, the House has been providing lodging, meals, transportation and a community of compassionate care for 28 years to families who need to be near a

hospital for their child’s treatment. As Jacksonville has continued to grow as a leading medical destination for children’s healthcare, so has the demand for the Ronald McDonald House. The RMHC of Jacksonville provides help for families receiving treatment at five healthcare facilities: Brooks Rehabilitation, Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, UF Health Jacksonville, UF Health Proton Therapy Institute and Wolfson Children’s Hospital. The community’s contributions to the expansion and renovation of the House will not only add to the number of families served but also to the level of comfort and respite given. In addition to the guest rooms, the three-story expansion also includes a new volunteer kitchen to support the many volunteers that

Ronald McDonald assists Mary Virginia Terry in cutting the ribbon commemorating the new $12.5 million addition to Ronald McDonald House in San Marco Sept. 21. Crowded behind her are some of the children and parents currently staying in the house. Looking over Mrs. Terry’s shoulder to her right are Cole Fox, J.F. Bryan IV and Ronald McDonald House Executive Director Diane Boyle.

prepare meals for visiting families, a learning center, a fitness center, covered parking and a beautiful rooftop garden. “The rooftop garden is an integral component of our health and wellness program,” said Diane Boyle, executive director, RMHC of Jacksonville. Although the facility’s addition is now complete, the existing building’s renovations are planned to be completed by the end of the year. This third phase of the campaign also includes implementing a new health and wellness program. The RMHC is always in need of volunteers to cook family meals and aid in other areas as the House is open 365 days of year. Go to www. rmhcjacksonville.org or call (904) 807-HOME to learn more. 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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Donors are true Angels of the Woods Two years after The Ida Mae Stevens Foundation gave a tract of land – affectionately known as The Woods – to the North Florida School of Special Education, the school’s Board of Directors launched a $6 million vision for a new lower-school campus and a therapeutic equestrian center, already secured with a million-dollar gift. The capital campaign, which began with a silent phase in mid2016, had raised $2 million within six months before NFSSE officially kicked it off at its annual Dinner on the Farm fundraiser in the Woods, the five-acre gift which will soon house a 32,000-square-foot campus for grades one to eight. A variety of naming opportunities are available, from the campus itself to one of four horse stalls and much in between. “Through the Angel of the Woods capital campaign we seek the funds to transform these woods, which are already an extraordinary amenity for our children, into an expanded campus, virtually doubling the school’s footprint,” said John Macdonald, board president. “It is an aggressive step for us. But we are confident that those who join us in the cause – our Angels – will share in the satisfaction of seeing North Florida School of Special Education grow to accommodate more of our community’s most special members.” NFSSE began offering classes 25 years ago at South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church to three intermediate-age students. Today the school at 223 Mill Creek Road is now home to 120 students in grades one to 12, with 40 students in a post-graduate program, and others age 18-22 receiving help in the transition program. The new campus will double enrollment, serving children and young adults with a variety of intellectual disabilities and some with physical challenges as well. Integral to the new project is the equestrian center from which students can ride into a portion of the woods to get lost in the wildlife while discovering their authentic self.

Delores Barr Weaver receives a commemorative photograph from Bert and Sarah Brown and their son Ben in appreciation for her million-dollar gift to the capital campaign.

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Capital campaign continues for new flagship YMCA The Winston Family YMCA—the new flagship YMCA on Riverside Avenue—opened its doors August 26, 2016 after great community support for the $21 million capital campaign made it possible. Although the new Y is now up and running, the capital campaign is still in need of $2 million in donations to complete its goal. The public’s support thus far has been noted as exceptional. “We would not be standing here without the generous contributions from each and every one of our donors who pledged to help us build a stronger and healthier First Coast,” said YMCA of Florida’s First Coast President and CEO Eric Mann. “We are proud to serve as a welcoming center and a positive force to motivate people of all ages and background to reach their full potential.” The new Winston Family YMCA , which replaces the 60-year-old Yates Family YMCA, is even closer to the St. Johns River on the same

Dignitaries at the Aug. 26, 2016 ribbon cutting of the new Winston Family YMCA included Luther Coggin, Pat Geraghty, Mayor Lenny Curry, Rev. Stephen Goyer, Delores Barr Weaver, James Winston, Russell Newton, Eric Mann, John Anderson, John Baker

property, and will continue to provide opportunities to support and encourage the health and fitness of area residents. Through key partnerships, this new branch will also serve as a hub for the Y’s community-focused efforts to reduce chronic illnesses such as cancer, stroke, heart disease and diabetes. Partnering with health organizations including

Baptist Health, Brooks Rehabilitation and Florida Blue, the new Luther and Blanche Coggin Family Healthy Living Center will offer a comprehensive range of programs to address health concerns of both youth and adults. For more information about the Winston Family YMCA or to make a donation, visit FirstCoastYMCA.org.

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Located in the historic 5 Points neighborhood of Riverside, The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens is one of Jacksonville’s best kept secrets. Nationally, however, it is recognized as one of the nation’s most innovative cultural institutions, due in large part to public programs the museum has presented over the past several years, empowering conversations about history, race, cultural values, and challenges. When the Cummer Museum was awarded a $500,000 three-toone match grant in fall 2015 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), it was just one of 15 museums throughout the United States – and the only one in Florida – to receive the grant. To receive the full amount, the Cummer must raise $1.5 million in matching dollars before the Challenge Grant period is complete approximately four years from now. During the first year of the match, the Cummer secured $125,000 from the NEH and $375,000 from donors, for a total of $500,000 raised toward the ultimate $2 million goal, which will be invested as an endowment. The endowment will allow the museum to create innovative programs that more deeply impact diverse audiences by looking at art through the lenses of literature, philosophy, religion, history, and more, according to Holly Keris, the museum’s chief operating officer and chief curator. “It will also allow the Cummer to fully develop and share best practices in accessibility for individuals with disabilities, building on an area of strength for the Museum while benefitting other institutions and the broadest cross-section of individuals who desire access to arts and culture content,” said Keris. “We are honored that this grant award validates the important work happening at the Cummer Museum, along with that of multiple collaborators and partners, to make the power of the humanities accessible to all.”  The museum plans to promote opportunities to participate in the match. For more information, contact advancement@cummermusuem.org or call (904) 899-6025.

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Developmentally disabled adults enjoy new community at Arc Jacksonville Village Almost one year to the day after construction began, the grand opening and ribbon cutting of The Arc Jacksonville Village, the nation’s first community of its type, was held May 18, 2016. The Arc Jacksonville Village is an affordable, independent-living, apartment-style neighborhood designed to maximize community inclusion for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Village includes 97 villas of one- and two-bedroom apartments, recreational amenities including a swimming pool, and an 11,207 square foot community center. Just as thrilling for Judy Lanier, The Arc Jacksonville director of development, was the closing of the capital campaign at the end of its fiscal year on Sept. 30, 2016 with all $22.2 million raised for construction and initial operating expenses. “We are excited to have raised $22.2 million to establish a new residential option for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” said Lanier. “We are, however, seeking private sector funding for enhancements to services and activities such as establishing an organic garden, additional fitness opportunities and employment readiness.” The construction/development cost was provided through the efforts of many individuals, groups, sponsors, community benefactors and families. The state of Florida awarded Low Income Housing Tax Credits allowing EverBank to invest in The Village.

Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles and Ben Davis cut the ribbon during the grand opening of The Arc Jacksonville Village May 18. Looking on are Village resident Kristie Gabel; Blake Wilson, EverBank CEO and president; Senator Aaron Bean and Jim Whittaker, The Arc Village CEO and president; front: Village residents Destiny Tolson and Michael Williams.

Among those private individuals who contributed were Ben and Diana Davis, who made a gift in memory of Ben’s mother, Mary Lou Davis, for whom the community center was named. Although the capital campaign is over, The Village seeks to partner with community members to establish a volunteer program fueled by persons with multi-faceted interests and expertise. With 121 residents, each with unique hobbies and interests, Lanier welcomes Jacksonville neighbors who want to share their skills. To volunteer at The Arc Jacksonville, call (904) 355-0155 or email volunteer@arcjacksonville.org.

Bringing hope to cancer patients in Northeast Florida The American Cancer Society’s compassionate goal to erect 32 Hope Lodges throughout the United States and Puerto Rice has an endgame and many champions in Jacksonville. One of seven cities currently campaigning to build Hope Lodges, Jacksonville has raised over 85 percent of its $19.2 million goal to construct and operate the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Hope Lodge, a residence on the Mayo Clinic campus that will provide lodging at no cost to cancer patients and their families seeking treatment in the Greater Jacksonville area. Since the campaign began a year ago, $15.2 million in gifts, pledges and verbal commitments have been received, according to Kellie Ann Kelleher, director of the American Cancer Society’s Major Gifts Campaign. Several community partners have already shown their support of this exciting and

Rendering of the front of Hope Lodge Jacksonville

life-changing service to cancer patients in the Jacksonville area. Best Buy Founder and Past Chairman Dick Schulze, a major champion of the Lodge, pledged 50 percent of the goal if Jacksonville can raise an equal amount. “With his pledge we are able to offer donors the ability to make gifts and pledges to capital or operating expenses for the lodge,” said Kelleher. In addition to Schulze’s pledge, Wayne and Delores Weaver vow to match all individual gifts of $5,000 or less up to $500,000. Other gifts of note include a $500,000 pledge from the Bryan Family through The Henry and Lucy Gooding Endowment of The Community Foundation and an anonymous pledge of $500,000.

Plans have groundbreaking and construction starting in first quarter 2017, but the community must first meet the Schulze Family match. When the match goal is met by the end of 2016, a ribbon-cutting will open the Hope Lodge in late 2017. Jacksonville’s Hope Lodge will have 32 patient suites and provide round-the-clock transportation to treatment centers and hospitals in the area along with a variety of resources and information to help fight a patient’s particular cancer. You can make a financial contribution to support the building of the Hope Lodge through the local campaign office or go to mstage.qa.cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsservices/ hopelodge/jacksonville/index

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Four-year campaign keeps beacon of hope lit After nearly four decades of providing substance abuse treatment, Gateway Community Services of Jacksonville embarked on its first capital campaign in February 2016 when it broke ground at its main campus on Stockton Street. The accredited nonprofit, 37 years strong, is enhancing its capacity to provide services for people recovering from alcohol or drug addiction. Its $7 million capital campaign will accomplish three important infrastructure improvements or additions over a four-year period ending December 2019. The project began with a two-floor, 12,000square-foot expansion at Gateway’s main Stockton Street campus, a former Holiday Inn off Interstate 10. This two-story addition will house its outpatient clinic, medication-assisted treatment area, and case management and administrative offices, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2016, according to Candace Hodgkins, the nonprofit’s president and CEO. Moving these disciplines to the new space will free up areas in the current building, renovated for patient transitional housing. Patients living here will have completed treatment but still need Gateway’s support and structure to strengthen their sobriety, according to Hodgkins. Up to 80 patients (two to a room) can receive employment assistance, child care, parenting classes, counseling and other resources for up to a year in the transitional housing. In addition to the expansion and housing renovation at the main campus, the capital campaign will also fund improvements at off-campus transitional housing on Jacksonville’s Eastside. The first phase of the campaign, with a $4.2 million goal by the end of 2017, has raised $1,678,500 from pledges, cash and Community Development Block Grants from the City of Jacksonville. The Delores Barr Weaver Fund at the Community Foundation of Northeast Florida also made a two-to-one challenge grant of $1 million, with $250,000 pledged so far to meet the needed $2 million in order to win the $1 million challenge.

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“It is the most exciting time for our agency and for this community, especially because of the huge epidemic of heroin overdoses presently in the community, said Hodgkins who has been with Gateway for 18 years, five of those years as CEO. “We’re a beacon of hope for people

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“We really needed donors to come through and give us the final push to save the fort,” said Jim McCarthy, NFLT Executive Director. “We A year-long campaign to save Jacksonville’s are so grateful to those that have pledged to only substantial original fort – the 1898 Spanish get us closer to where we need to be to purAmerican War Fort – and make it a part of the chase the property – various private citizens National Park Service’s interpretive and com- who wish to remain anonymous, the City of munity education outreach program, ended in Jacksonville, the Delores Barr Weaver Fund early November 2016 having achieved its and the Jaguars Foundation – and those final $400,000 goal, thanks to an anonymous donor donors who came forward to save this wonwho agreed to match up to $39,000 to raise the derful piece of Jacksonville history.” final amount needed. There was a lot of neighborhood concern The North Florida Land Trust (NFLT), the when it was learned the new owner had intenacquisition and fundraising partner of the tions of clearing the land and building a home National Park Service on this project, had a there, according to Marc Hudson, NFLT Land year-long purchase agreement with the owner, Protection Director, who was the first staff who bought it from a tax auction as a real member to review the property. That’s when estate investment. NFLT was asked to step in and try to raise

money to preserve the historically significant fort. They’ve been working hard to do just that. “We are absolutely excited about it,” said Hudson. “A lot of people don’t realize that there have been five different fortifications on the bluff, with the four preceding forts lost to history.” By saving the Spanish American War Fort, Jacksonville’s significant role in this war will continue to live on. The purchase was completed Nov. 3, and the fort will be donated to the National Park Service as part of the Fort Caroline National Memorial as a public access park about a block away from Fort Caroline’s Ribault Monument. Those interested in donating to preserve the Spanish American War Fort should send their donation marked for the “Fort” to NFLT, 2038 Gilmore Street Jacksonville FL 32204 or donate online at www.northfloridalandtrust.org.

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Celebrating 100 years of community service As Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS) approaches its centennial mark of serving residents of all ages, faiths and ethnicities, the nonprofit is embarking on a campaign to raise funds to support a new facility and renovate its existing building. Just in the past 15 years, community needs and JFCS’ response has greatly grown. To accommodate more than double the clients, JFCS staff and its budget have both tripled since 2001, when the agency moved into its current location at 6261 Dupont Station Court, according to Kathy Wohlhuter, CFRE, JFCS Director of Development & Marketing. JFCS provides crucial services to families in need, including emergency financial assistance and financial assistance case management, a food pantry, counseling for individuals, couples and families, adoption services, community-based prevention and child welfare services, senior services and programs responding to the unique cultural needs of the Jewish community. The bottom line is that the JFCS has outgrown its current building. The lack of space presents safety concerns, affects client privacy and stymies day-to-day operations. “Most importantly, the dignity of our clients is compromised,” said Wohlhuter. But, thanks to the generosity of many caring donors, JFCS has raised over $3.1 million to date toward the $4.5 million goal. The new building in Baymeadows, at 8540 Baycenter Road, will enable JFCS to continue its prevention and education focus in helping solve some of the community’s most pressing problems. It will host the administration offices and all services except for the food pantry and children’s services and counseling. Also at the new building a Holocaust Memorial and Jewish Community exhibit will be built. The current location will increase the size of its food pantry, create at a clothing closet and work with the child welfare system. For information about how to contribute, contact Kathy Wohlhuter at (904) 394-5727 or at kwohlhuter@jfcsjax.org.

An office building in Baymeadows will be renovated to provide a new home for Jewish Family and Community Services.

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The Caldwells have chaired major fundraising efforts for Jacksonville Humane Society. Shown here: Dave, David, Joelle Caldwell with Nala, Coco and Monkey

Something to howl about: campaign passes halfway mark For the love of animals, the Jacksonville Humane Society’s Campaign for a Compassionate Community has raised more than half of its $15 million goal to build a new Humane Care and Education Center. Now pet lovers all over Northeast Florida are being asked to share their passion for homeless dogs and cats with a donation. The quiet phase of the campaign began about three years ago, kicking off the official public launch in February 2016 with $5 million, including million-dollar pledges from public relations executive Michael Munz, chairman of the JHS board of directors, and philanthropists Wayne and Delores Weaver and Linda and David Stein. The Weavers’ gift, through the Weaver Family Foundation Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, includes a $100,000 challenge grant to encourage other donors. Campaign Chair Linda Stein has also generously offered to match up to one million in gifts or pledges. Other donors pledging to support the campaign include the Chartrand and Lazzara families, the DuBow Family Foundation, Tom Petway III and wife Betty, Lee Thomas and wife Dorothy, the Michael and Kim Ward Foundation and the Zimmerman Family Foundation. The nonprofit has also been selected by the Petco Foundation to receive $1 million toward their needs. The campaign will run until all funds are raised with construction anticipated to begin in the late 2017, according to Denise Deisler, JHS executive director. The new facility, including the new education area on the second floor, will be built at the shelter’s current location of 8464 Beach Blvd. The education area will enable JHS to provide various teaching/fun-based activities such as obedience classes, hosting children’s camp and birthday parties, and indoor walking and exercise of the animals during inclement weather. “The new facility is about so much more than bricks and mortar,” said Deisler. “It reflects the place animals have in our lives and our love for them. It is a facility that will bring people together around that shared love and will provide the resources necessary to reach our community’s full capacity for compassion. Jacksonville is a national leader in animal welfare, our model will assist other communities in achieving the same lifesaving results.” To donate to the campaign, go to jaxhumane.org/donate and choose Capital Campaign or contact Amy Pierce at (904) 493-4606 or apierce@ jaxhumane.org


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Sulzbacher Village campaign goal nearly reached in one year During the Sulzbacher Center’s September 2015 Transformations gala, public support was announced for the collaborative plans to build an additional center, the Sulzbacher Village, specifically to help women and children overcome homelessness and get back on their feet. One year later, when Sulzbacher celebrated new successes at Transformations 2016, the nonprofit also announced its gratitude for the tremendous outpouring of help toward reaching the capital campaign goal of $20.5 million and making the new village a reality. “The need to have affordable housing built for homeless women and their families is based on the fact that they are the fastest growing and most critical demographic in the homeless population today,” said Cindy Funkhouser, Sulzbacher president and CEO, who is also overseeing this important community project. In just one year’s time the capital campaign has raised most of its goal with only $750,000 left in donations needed to finalize the project. Funds raised include $9.2 million from low income housing tax credits from an investor; 4.5 million from the state of Florida; and 5.5 million from private donations. According to Funkhouser, when the tax credits close in December 2016, they plan to follow-up with a groundbreaking that same month for Sulzbacher Village, an 85,000-square-foot campus to be built at 44th and Pearl Streets in Gateway. The land has been leased to the nonprofit

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Securing Tomorrow Together closes in on $100 million goal Three years after lengthy discussions with community and health system leaders about the future of health care in Northeast Florida, Baptist Health’s Securing Tomorrow Together $100 million campaign is nearly complete – two years ahead of schedule. “The campaign theme and goal to raise $100 million by 2018 emerged from those discussions and from the strategic priorities they identified,” said Pierre N. Allaire, chief development officer and vice president for Baptist Health Foundation. The public phase of the campaign kicked off in October 2015, and support for the areas and needs identified as important to community health care has put the campaign at the $92 million mark. The initiative is designed to anticipate and meet future community health care needs through the strategic development of three core areas: endowment building, capital improvements and program enhancement. Donors with a particular interest in a specific need of a core

All three core areas are having strong support, according to Allaire. Several key endowments have been funded to enhance services in pediatric asthma, children with medically complex conditions, adult neurosurgery, nursing education, pastoral care and oncology as well as aid from patients and their families receiving treatment at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center. Program support has also been strong and appeals to donors who want to see their dollars used to help patients immediately, whether in cardiology, oncology, charity care, pediatrics, neurosurgery, orthopedics, medical education and more. Capital support has been given for renovations and construction at the hospitals, Structural Heart Coordinator Stephanie Hembach, and for equipment such as a lifelike neurosurgery ARNP, BSN, RN, Mrs. Jacqueline Schrank, Joel P. training model, which allows neurosurgeons to Schrank, MD, and Timothy Groover, MD, MBA, CPE, FACHE, vice president and chief medical officer of run through a procedure before operating. Baptist Physician Partners With several thousand supporters, Securing Tomorrow Together is getting close to the area or the fight against a particular disease can finish line. When the campaign concludes in ensure their donation will be used in that spe- 2018, Baptist Health will produce a Donor cific area because Baptist Health’s services Honor Roll sharing a number of stories of include four adult hospitals – Baptist Medical donors who have helped to fund strategic Centers Jacksonville, South, Beaches and Nassau campaign priorities. To make a gift online or – and Wolfson Children’s Hospital, the region’s to learn more Securing Tomorrow Together, only children’s hospital. visit foundation.baptistjax.com/campaign.

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Learning through service clubs at school, church youth ministries or by their own initiative, young people on the First Coast are nurturing the art of giving back, discovering early the joy charitable work can bring, particularly when it comes from a willing heart.

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Racking up 1,010 volunteer hours in one day In September 2015, the entire St. Johns Country Day Upper School student body spent a day volunteering at several nonprofit organizations in the greater Jacksonville area, tallying 1,010 volunteer hours in one day. The students volunteered their time, skill, labor and commitment to make things better for those in need at Feeding Northeast Florida, I.M. Sulzbacher Center, Food Pantry of Green Cove Springs, The Clothes Closet and Food

Pantry, Lighthouse Learning Center, P.E.T. folding hundreds of flyers, cleaning outdoor (Personal Energy Transport) Project, Institute kennels and cuddling homeless kittens; sorting of Worship Studies, Habitat for Humanity of and folding clothing; designing and painting Clay County, Quigley House, SAFE Animal murals; painting park benches; removing trash, Shelter, Sanctuary on 8th Street, Clay County moving books and donating 35 bags of pet food. Dental Clinic, Westminster Woods, Ronald “All of the students did a great job,” said SJCC McDonald House and Clay Humane Society. Upper School Service Coordinator Heather Some of the activities the students participated Velasco of Lakeshore. “They were grateful for in were packing food for the homeless; tying the opportunity to give back to the community purple ribbons for domestic violence awareness; and to help the less fortunate.”

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CASEY GOODWIN

Helping others “because it is a huge part of who I am”

When it came to teaching their daughter how to give back, Casey Goodwin’s parents took to heart the essence of the Biblical proverb, “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” When she was eight years old, Goodwin recalled her parents suggested that instead of receiving birthday presents, she request that her party guests bring items she could re-gift as Christmas presents to give to the homeless at the Sulzbacher Center. “From a fairly young age, my parents encouraged me to give back,” said the 17-year-old San Jose resident. “Since my birthday was in December, they encouraged me to get Christmas gifts to give to the Sulzbacher Center since I was fortunate and didn’t really need anything else. When we delivered all those presents, I felt the love in it and realized it was something I wanted to continue doing. I don’t know what kind of job I will end up doing in my life. All I know is I want to go into something that allows me to help people, whatever it is, because that’s a huge part of who I am.” The early philanthropic lesson manifested itself again when Goodwin entered middle school. A student at The Episcopal School, Goodwin is founder and president of Help 4 Jax, a student organization she started at the middle school as a seventh grader and continued when she entered high school. “We volunteer and raise funds for four organizations – the Sulzbacher Center, Downtown Ecumenical

Helping out at the I.M. Sulzbacher Center from Help 4 Jax are Courtney Crawford, Casey Goodwin and her father, Sal Goodwin, Liam Nields, and Isaiah Nields. Front row: Taylor Batah and Jordan Polster

Services Council (DESC), Dignity U Wear and the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation,” she said, noting the group meets twice a month. “The club kind of grew with me.” The Episcopal senior also serves as one of three co-presidents of the Episcopal Upper School’s Community Service Council, a group that meets once a month to promote three or four Jacksonville community service events on campus. The Council also plans a school-wide community service day in March. This year, the group advocated for Buddy Walk, an October walking event that raises funds for the Down Syndrome Association of

Jacksonville, and Walking Tree Event, a fundraiser for the North Florida School of Special Education, where students partner with children from the North Florida School by walking around the track and playing games. Also planned is Josh’s Run, a dog-walking event to benefit Paws Park, a membership playground for dog owners and their pups in Jacksonville Beach. The funds will help purchase benches, shelters, agility courses and Astroturf, Goodwin said. The event is named after Episcopal alumni Joshua Heinz, who passed away in January 2014.

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Working to provide clean water to Guatemalan villagers

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As the culmination of a year-long fundraising effort spearheaded by Logan Franks of San Marco, water filters from Ecofiltro, a Guatemalan company, were given by Franks to every household in the village of Sepoc2 during a Southside United Methodist Church mission trip to Chisec, Guatemala, in July 2016. A student at Stanton College Preparatory School, Franks found one of her most generous contributors to be the third grade at Hendricks Avenue Elementary, which voted to donate the funds they raised during their “lemonade war,” towards Frank’s water-filter project. Each year, HAE’s third grade participates in a friendly fundraising competition between classes after the students read the book, “The Lemonade War” by Jacqueline Davies. “Logan stood surrounded by the entire village and boldly spoke of the Living Water that Jesus offers freely by His grace,” recalled Amy Franks, Logan’s mother. “Every family walked away with an education on clean water and beamed with excitement to be gifted such a lavish gift.”


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MARIA MUZAURIETA

Turning compassion into action through the Red Cross When Maria Muzaurieta of San Jose was a sophomore at Bolles she started the school’s Red Cross Club as a way to combine her personal interest in medicine with her entrepreneurial spirit and her desire to “turn compassion into action.” “Charitable work represents helping others in need, which is what life is all about,” said Muzaurieta, a 2016 Bolles graduate. During Muzaurieta’s tenure as president, the club boasted nearly 60 members in her senior year and was named Bolles Club of the Year in 2015. During its first year, the club raised $1,000 for the American Red Cross. In 2015, the regional chapter named Muzaurieta the Northeast Florida Red Cross Youth Volunteer of the Year, not only for her efforts at Bolles but also for work she had done outside of school in conjunction with the local chapter based in Riverside. Aiming to have her club “put the fun in fundraising,” she inspired Bolles Red Cross Club members to seek donations through Mother’s Day Card, Spirit Day and Jeans Day fundraisers as well carnation flower sales and her personal favorite, the Piñata Party, where the club tied a piñata to a tree on campus and offered students the opportunity to swipe at it for a small donation.

CATHERINE MAIGE

Service Club Aficionado

During her four years at Bishop Kenny High School, Catherine Maige of Miramar had her hands in so many academic honor societies and service clubs it is hard to believe she also had time to study, play varsity tennis for two years, and be Senior Class President, chairman of the Homecoming committee and Homecoming Queen. Starting her senior year with a whopping 710 community service hours, the straight-A 2016 graduate of Bishop Kenny spent her days serving as service chairman for the school Anchor Club and also worked for three years for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Apart from school she was a member of the Community Hospice PedsCare Teen Advisory Board and Leadership Jacksonville youth program; volunteered at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care; was an art therapy leader in Kid’s Together Against Cancer at St. Vincent’s Medical Center and spent a week during a summer as a “Camp I Am Special” buddy, where she shadowed a disabled camper at Camp Marywood 24/7 helping with toileting, bathing, and feeding. Being part of so many charitable activities helped her learn how to balance her life, Maige said. “It showed me what’s important in my life and that serving others is truly invaluable.”

GRACE HUIE Lemonade 4 Leukemia

Concerned that her class might be left behind when the sixth-grade Leadership Council at Riverside Presbyterian Day School initiated a “Pennies for Patients” service project to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in February 2016, fifth grader Grace Huie held a lemonade sale at her Avondale home. With the help of her classmates she raised $302 in three hours to boost her class’s total to $327. In all, Riverside Presbyterian fifth graders raised $1,191.99 of RPDS’s total donation of $7, 745.59, which was the highest ever recorded by the school. “They were very excited and motivated to raise the funds, and the generosity of our community was amazing,” said Shannon Huie, Grace’s mother. “The sale was indeed a group effort, and I know Grace would agree everyone was instrumental in the success of it.”

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“Here, I trained for life and the Olympics.”

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With a heart for those in need, high school student Christian Glover is not only running hard for the Bolles Cross Country team, but also running his own campaign to shoe the shoeless. Hoping to deliver a high purpose beyond the typical preseason party for his cross country teammates, Glover, a senior at The Bolles School, contacted Soles4Souls, a nonprofit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing. With the help of his parents, friends and fellow cross country teammates, Glover initiated a donation drive seeking lightly used running shoes, which he will continue to collect and deliver to a collection and distribution center throughout the school year. Eventually the shoes will be given to those in poverty around the globe through worldwide distribution channels.

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Young Artists Not only do young people make a difference to the less fortunate in their communities by raising money, sharing their skills and volunteering at local non-profits, from an early age many children growing up on the First Coast have discovered art as a creative way to visually express the joy of giving back. Invited to articulate the beauty of philanthropy through drawing, painting or sculpture, students at several schools in the greater Jacksonville area shared their artistic vision of what it means to be a generous community. The following are a few of their submissions.

“Rivers Soothe the Soul” The Main Street Bridge reflected in the peaceful St. John’s River shows the importance of keeping our rivers clean so the people of Jacksonville can take in this amazing site. I try to do my part to keep our waters clean by picking up cans and trash near our rivers. Miles Easley, Fishweir Elementary School, Grade 3

“Big Heart”

“Everyone gives and loves”

I chose to create a colorful heart because it takes a big heart to serve others and be giving. Braylon Cook, Riverside Presbyterian Day School, Grade 2

Two budding young artists collaborate to show the synergism of giving and loving. Shepherd College and Olivia Davis, Riverside Presbyterian Day School, Kindergarten

“All you need is LOVE”

“Circles of Giving”

“Be a Giving and Compassionate Hero”

The hands are a way to show how to give, the heart shows compassion, the American flag represents the ultimate way to serve one’s country. Parker Buerck, The Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Grade 6

This digital painting shows someone reaching out to the poor or elderly and showing them care, compassion, and charity. Savanna Ludden, Bishop Kenny, Grade 10

The girl holding up her hand is saying NOW is the TIME to deliver the message that everyone deserves compassion and respect. Isabel Colón, The Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Grade 8

“Tribute to Generosity”

“Kindness Matters” Most people when they think about giving, think of donating money, but it’s more than that. Giving can truly touch someone’s life, and when you do it in kindness, it’s powerful. Emily Skyles, Bishop Kenny, Grade 10

Tribute to Generosity is about how we are all tied together in our humanity. Providing a helping hand does well for the public, however, it can often put restrictions on our own lives. Yet, we must find in our own heart to break the chain of restrictions and realize that the act of philanthropy is part of what brings humanity together. Svetlana Saleh, Wolfson High School, Grade 12

“Tribute to Generosity” September 2016 Size: 14”(W)x 19”(H) x 10”(D) Medium: Plaster wrap, wood, metallic paints, wire

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Want or wealth. Experiences, unbearable or enlightening. Hearts touched by beauty or catastrophe, by grief or the plight of others – when it comes right down to it, although the reasons for generosity are many and varied, the power really begins when one’s heart is moved to act. In the following pages you’ll meet individuals who, through their own joys or sorrows, gave to others because they wanted to make a difference and showed us what the power of one really means.

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artworks valued at about $5.8 million. The its significance, and will provide joy, education, Donald and Maria Cox Collection includes and scholarship for generations.” Mitchell’s 1986 painting “Chord III,” two While living and working in New York City, paintings by Guston, a bronze sculpture by the Coxes frequented many art galleries, Shapiro, and Haring’s “Two Dancing Figures” studios and museums in search of musesculpture. The 98 objects in the entire Cox um-quality artwork. “In New York, sometimes Collection include 16 paintings, 27 sculptures, on a Saturday, we might have visited up to 28 52 works on paper, one photograph, and two galleries,” said Maria Cox. “There was so much pieces of ephemera. going on in the galleries and the museums Cox, a MOCA trustee for 12 years, has also uptown, midtown, SoHo, and then Tribeca created The Donald and Maria Cox Fund by and further east and south. It was always good pledging a gift to help support research, con- to go to a museum along with the galleries; it servation, access, and future growth of the sharpened the focus.” Permanent Collection. Residents of New York City for decades, in “Maria Cox’s generous gift transforms MOCA’s 1999 Donald and Maria built a retirement home Permanent Collection,” said Ben Thompson, in Ponte Vedra Beach. Not too long after moving acting director. “These important works by to Northeast Florida, Maria became involved top-tier artists bolster the strength of the with MOCA Jacksonville, serving as a Trustee Permanent Collection, dramatically increasing for 12 years.

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“The Cox gift will greatly strengthen MOCA’s Permanent Collection, considerably enhancing the Museum’s outreach and education efforts.” — Preston Haskell, Former chair of the MOCA J a c k s o n v i l l e B o a r d o f Tr u s t e e s

Left: Maria Cox, at home in Ponte Vedra Beach (Photo courtesy of MOCA Jacksonville) Right: JOEL SHAPIRO, Untitled, 1988. Bronze, 14 ½ x 12 x 14 inches. Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Gift of Donald and Maria Cox. © 2016 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. (Photo courtesy of MOCA Jacksonville)

The couple might well have chosen to give this collection to Bluefield College, Bluefield, Virginia, where they established The Donald and Maria Cox Visual Arts Center in 2002. Instead, they made a significant gift to MOCA Jacksonville in 2004, and then Maria added to the collection in August 2016. “At another institution, her gift would have to compete with many other significant works for exposure from storage. And once their works were curated into an exhibition, they would be competing with myriad other great art offerings about town for an audience,” said Charles Gillman III, chair of the MOCA Board of Trustees and president of Cumberland Woods, LLC. “Now, it’s up to MOCA to prove to our local constituencies the exceptional value of this gift that has come to us here in Jacksonville.” The Cox Collection includes 60 artists previously not represented in MOCA’s Permanent Collection. Although the collection primarily focuses on American artists, there are works from German, British, Italian and other artists as well. “The Cox gift will greatly strengthen MOCA’s Permanent Collection, considerably enhancing the Museum’s outreach and education efforts,” said Preston Haskell, founder of integrated design-build firm The Haskell Company and a former chair of the MOCA Jacksonville Board of Trustees. “It’s a great statement about MOCA and the community to have Maria and Don Cox, who could have gone anywhere, to choose Jacksonville and to choose MOCA as the principal benefactor of their generosity.” To celebrate this transformational gift, MOCA Jacksonville is exhibiting a selection of the new objects in “Breaking Ground: The Donald and Maria Cox Collection,” through January 8, 2017.

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hen David Farace, president and Head of School, learned that a member of the Bolles School faculty had donated a half a million dollars to the school he did a double-take. “He said, ‘Can you say that again? That’s never happened to me before.’” recalled Cathy Stupski. A San Jose resident and long-time kindergarten teacher on the Bolles Lower School campus in Ponte Vedra, Stupski is the first, and, so far only, faculty member to ever make a six-figure donation to the school. She stunned Farace as well as many of her Bolles colleagues – several of whom cheered and cried upon hearing the news – when she announced last spring a gift of $500,000 to honor her late husband, Karl, who died of a sudden heart attack on August 3, 2015. Stupski’s donation is earmarked to serve as early-stage funding for a new 10,800-squarefoot multipurpose gymnasium on the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra campus. Included in the new building will be a basketball court, bleachers, a stage for school performances, restrooms, and proximity to the school’s existing athletic fields. The building is planned to be built where the tennis courts now reside, which will be easy to view from her classroom window. Her generosity has inspired the entire Bolles community in its approach to giving, said KC Cassell, Bolles’ Chief Advancement Officer. “What Cathy has done is the classic goodwill that leads others to be inspired,” he said. One set of parents, who did not know Stupski personally and wish to remain anonymous, were so touched by her generosity, that they decided to give $1 million towards the project, said Cassell. Stupski learned of the massive anonymous donation when Farace asked her to read a mysterious note to her colleagues during a pre-planning

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faculty meeting. “It was a nice note from the donor, who had children go through the school. Because of my gift, they decided to exceed my gift and give to the school in order to get this project launched. The note didn’t have an amount, so when Mr. Farace asked me if I wanted to know how much, I said yes,” Stupski said. The response was balloons, confetti, tears and applause as a video flashed $1 million, a photo of the Ponte Vedra campus and renderings of the new gymnasium, said Bolles Director of Communications Jan Olson. Stupski was inspired to give such a sizeable amount after receiving a commemorative plaque from her husband’s employer two months after his death. “I took the plaque home and showed it to my kids. They said, ‘Mom, you ought to do something with it.’ I told them I was going to put it on the mantel, and they said ‘no, Mom, you really ought to do something with it.” Stupski thought briefly of donating to Florida State University where her husband had earned his degree in finance and accounting. “Florida State could have gotten something from me, but they had just gotten $100 million for the new business school, and I figured my little contribution wouldn’t be much,” she said, referring to a recent donation from the late Jim Moran’s family and the Jim Moran Foundation. The largest donation in FSU history, the money is slated to create the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. Prior to teaching at Bolles, Stupski served for 12 years as preschool instructor at Southside United Methodist Church in San Marco. After her sons, Eric and Matthew, enrolled in Bolles Lower School on its Whitehurst campus, she worked as a substitute for two years at Bolles before being offered a permanent job on the Ponte Vedra campus in 2005. Thinking back on

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the fun her sons had attending basketball games, sock hops and pep rallies in the gym during their Whitehurst days, Stupski came up with the idea to build a similar structure in Ponte Vedra. “Standing in my classroom, I realized I wanted to give the money to Bolles for a gym because we don’t have one,” she said. “I came up with a figure and told my children. They said, ‘Really, Mom?’ But it was my money, and I did it because I felt I needed to give back. I just know I will reap the benefits ten-fold and maybe even a hundred-fold. It will maybe give somebody a job and a lot of joy to children coming up in the school,” she said, adding she plans to put the plaque in the lobby once it’s built. Building a gym is a fitting way to memorialize her husband because he worked out his problems on the treadmill at Epping Forest Yacht and Country Club, and often coached basketball at the YMCA, Stupski said. “In actuality, initially I thought I was paying for the whole thing. I had no clue,” she said. “My husband would look at me like I’m crazy (if he knew), but then he would say ‘okay, I’m a true believer that if things are meant to be they will happen,’” she said. “This is happening so it’s meant to be. I think my husband has approved of it because it’s coming together. I just hope I don’t have to retire before it comes to be.” Conservatively the school needs an additional $500,000 to $700,000 before it can feel “comfortable” going ahead with the project, said Cassell. “That’s ensuring we can do it absolutely the way Cathy and others have wished it,” he said. “The good news is we’ve got a really enthusiastic group of parents and alumni in the community, and we’re set to launch a series of gatherings and receptions to add onto our momentum.”


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enri Landwirth, Ponte Vedra philanIn his 20s he worked his way through the ranks thropist famous for his rags-to-riches of the hotel industry, receiving some schooling life story of surviving the Holocaust in hotel management thanks to the G.I. Bill after to become a highly successful hotelier in Cocoa military service in Korea, to manage the famous Beach and Orlando, has a motto: The family Starlite Hotel and a Holiday Inn in Cocoa Beach that gives together, stays together. at the start of the Space Race. Eventually he made As a man who grew up in German concen- millions becoming part owner in several successtration camps and left Belgium after World War ful Holiday Inns in the area around Disney World. II to arrive in New York City with only a sixthBut perhaps the thing Landwirth is most grade education, no understanding of English famous for is charity. and $20 in his pocket, Landwirth’s life story He is founder of several nonprofit organizawould make Horatio Alger proud. tions including the Jacksonville-based Fanny

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Landwirth Foundation, Dignity U Wear, and Memories of Love, co-founded in 2006 with his good friend Mel Gottlieb of San Jose. Outside of Northeast Florida, Landwirth also founded the Mercury 7 Foundation, renamed the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, as well as Orlando’s Give Kids the World Village, which he established in 1986 to provide a place for terminally ill children and their families to stay while enjoying Orlando’s theme parks free of charge. While in Orlando and bringing up his children, Landwirth got an early taste of philanthropy

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when he accepted a director’s position with a foundation that helped handicapped children. He was thrilled to assist the kind of kids that would have been killed on sight in Nazi Germany, giving them a chance to work at his hotels so they could contribute to society. For his efforts, he was named Florida’s Man of the Year, which was the first of many prestigious awards he would receive in his lifetime. Growing up, Greg Landwirth and Lisa Landwirth Ullman recall their father was “always involved in the community.” He started his last two nonprofits – Dignity U Wear and Memories

Perhaps the most valuable legacy Landwirth’s children received from their father was his example. “He was so driven, and there was a good side and a bad side to that,” said Lisa. “He worked a lot because the hotel was always open. A piece of the family, he had to sacrifice. But because he was so driven, he taught us to fight for what we want and to get an education because it’s something that can never be taken away from you,” she said. “The one overall value he taught us was to accept all races and religions, to accept everyone, because if you don’t that’s the beginning of hate and discrimination,” Lisa continued, recalling a time in the 1960s when her father fired the manager of his Holiday Inn because he refused to rent rooms to the black baseball players in the Detroit Tiger’s organization, in town for spring training. “Dad stepped in and said, ‘Oh, no. You’re going to be removed if you don’t let them stay here.’ It was a big deal and it made all the papers,” she recalled. “He saw no color. There was no prejudice in him.” When he worked in Orlando, Landwirth often hosted appreciation parties for his employees, inviting them into his home, said Greg, noting his father would also buy food for homeless people instead of giving them money. “What an inspiration he was for giving to others,” Lisa said. “His spirit of giving was one of the biggest gifts he gave to us.” When Landwirth established the Fanny Landwirth Foundation, a charity named for his mother, to help needy people and the nonprofit Henri Landwirth organizations that serve them, he required his at the Holiday Inn children – Lisa, Greg and their older brother in Cocoa Beach Gary – and eventually their spouses – Lisa’s husband, Glenn Ullmann and Gary’s wife, of Love – 16 years ago when he became bored Theresa – to serve on the board. Twice a year with retirement after moving to Ponte Vedra. the family members gather to present grants to Unfortunately, Landwirth, 89, suffers now various nonprofit organizations. from dementia and lives a quiet life in Cypress Meanwhile, his grandchildren – Lisa’s daughVillage, said Lisa. But to his daughter and son, ters, Sarah Ussery Rudolph, Emily Ussery, and “altruistic” and “compassionate” are words Greg’s children, Max Landwirth, and his sister which describe him, even though he was a Rebecca – are being prepped to become future man who suffered four divorces and was often board members. “His grandchildren are on the distant from his family. junior board, which we call the Next Gen Board,” “Growing up, he was not real expressive with said Lisa. “They listen in at our board meetings. love and healing, and it was understandable They’ve researched grants and have given some due to what he had lived through,” said Greg. grants themselves. Our next goal is to go to a “I think he has always had a get-out-of-jail free family foundation conference together,” she said. card. If there was something we couldn’t do or “[Having family on the board] is something didn’t do or if he was wrong, we always gave my father started and something he wanted to him the benefit of the doubt. We never wanted do to help keep us together as a family. One of him to suffer more than he already had. We the reasons he started the foundation was for were all good kids, and if we weren’t, he didn’t us to work together as a family to give to nonknow about it,” he said. profits, which we continue to do,” she said. The

“What an inspiration he was for giving to others, His spirit of giving was one of the biggest gifts he gave to us.” — Lisa Landwirth Ullmann

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“He encouraged us to work in the nonprofit industry if we could. We were nurtured to start our own nonprofits, too. All of us.” — Lisa Landwirth Ullmann

Fanny Landwirth Foundation gives away approximately $250,000 in grants per year. As a father, Landwirth also had another requirement – that his children become intimately involved in the nonprofit world by starting their own charities. “He encouraged us to work in the nonprofit industry if we could. We were nurtured to start our own nonprofits, too. All of us,” said Lisa. Landwirth’s oldest son, Gary, works as a nonprofit consultant in Asheville, North Carolina and once served as an employee of Give Kids the World in Orlando where he had the chance to observe his father in action. Knowing his father, who left school at age 13, valued education, Gary started up the highly successful nonprofit, A Gift for Teaching, which works with local businesses giving teachers access to free school supplies, furniture, computer accessories and toys. Recently, the Orlando-based A Gift for Teaching gave away more than $100 million in free school supplies, Greg said. Following in his brother’s footsteps, Greg replicated Gary’s charity in Tampa, using a $100,000 grant from Fanny Landwirth as seed money. It also was highly successful and brought

him recognition as a top nonprofit in the state a few years ago, said Lisa. When it came to developing her own charity organization, Lisa joined with her cousin, Lori Guadagno, to establish Art with a Heart in Healthcare, a healing art program based out of Wolfson Children’s Hospital. “We work individually with the patients and in group art sessions,” said Lisa. “So far we have served more than 40,000 patients,” she said, noting the program has expanded to Nemours Children’s Specialty Care and Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital. Scarred emotionally from the loss of his parents, who were killed by the Nazis, and his tenure in five different concentration camps over five years, Landwirth identifies with the homeless, the hungry, the undereducated and the terminally ill children his charities were created to serve. During his teenage years he was hungry, abused, and known only by the yellow Star of David on his arm and a tattooed number, B-4343, near his wrist. Landwirth’s life was miraculously spared at war’s end when a Nazi soldier, ordered to go out in the woods and shoot him along with four other prisoners, fired his gun in the air and demanded they run. At first he was filled with hatred and anger at his lot in life, Landwirth said in a video clip, posted online by Hate Hurts, a project he took up after he retired. In order to prevent suffering, stop discrimination and the kind of hatred he experienced in the Holocaust, he shared his experiences with youth groups so it might not happen again. “I wanted to jump out of my skin sometimes because of the hate I had,” he said. “Thank God, I don’t know when, how or where, but all of a sudden it left me. It just went away and forgiveness came along, and I became a completely different person.” “My father healed himself through his philanthropy,” said Lisa. “His first big contribution was Give Kids the World. I think what he did was see himself in the eyes of the children as they were dying. When he was young he never knew when his time might come, and I think he identifies with those children.” Interested in helping the homeless, it was on a visit with Lisa to the I.M Sulzbacher Center that Landwirth got the idea for Dignity U Wear. After asking a group of homeless men how he could help them, a middle-aged, weather-beaten, malnourished man stood up and pulled down his pants to reveal his naked buttocks. “I need some underwear,” he said, and Landwirth knew he could help. He and Lisa went immediately to K-Mart and bought every pair of socks and underwear on the shelves. Henri Landwirth with his children Greg, Lisa, Gary and Gary’s wife, Theresa


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Then he began calling his corporate contacts asking if he could buy all the packages of underwear and socks that had been opened by customers or returned to their stores. Even though he did not have a specific recipient in mind, several companies offered to give him surplus clothing, and his friend, Jay Stein, got Stein Mart involved. “Once we started, we had so many pairs of socks and underwear we had to open a storage unit in Ponte Vedra,” Lisa recalled, adding that she, her father and his wife, Linda, personally spent time sorting through the clothes. “Then we went to a bigger unit, then two, and he finally had to buy the warehouse on Myrtle Street.” “Dad never wanted to turn down a donation of clothes,” Greg explained. “Sometimes they would make him take the whole truck. That’s when Dad realized he needed to grow, and he spent the next 10 years working on Dignity U Wear.” Through December 2015, Dignity U Wear has donated 9.2 million pieces of brand-new clothing valued at $160.5 million to more than one million children, men and women in 43 states. “Henri is the dignity in Dignity U Wear,” said Janet Reagor, chief operating officer of the

nonprofit. “If you’ve ever seen him interacting with a recipient of his generosity, Henri is so focused on the person, it’s as if they are the only two people in the room.” Parker McCrary, Chairman of the Dignity U Wear Board of Directors agreed. “Meeting Henri Landwirth was one of the most memorable moments of my life,” he said. “People want to be around Henri, and when he asks you to do something, it is very hard to say ‘no’ because he asks from a quiet place of passion and compassion.” Although Landwirth loved Dignity U Wear, it was Give Kids the World which was particularly close to his heart, Lisa said. “With Dignity you don’t see the families right there. You see the backend of it with the sorting and the warehouse. Lisa Landwirth Ullman and He likes to get things started and work with the her brother, Greg Landwirth companies to make it happen, then he is okay to step away once that happens,” she said. Both Greg and Lisa said they hope their chil- continuing to serve the Fanny Landwirth dren will follow in their grandfather’s footsteps Foundation and also, on their own, to do what by keeping their sights on the nonprofit world. they can to contribute to their own communi“I hope they will continue to volunteer, do ties and make the world a better place is what mission trips and continue to see the world in I hope for,” she said. “And I hope they will see a way that is not the way they were raised,” said that we try to live that way and that by doing Lisa. “Volunteerism, site visits with us, so they will emulate their grandfather.”

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Avenue, which also boasts sculptures such as Rafe Affleck’s flowing stainless steel piece in front of the building and Barbara Neijna’s aluminum arch overlooking the St. Johns River in the back. “If you take a tour of the [Haskell] building, you’ll find abstract expressions of art from a wonderful collection that Preston has created and enjoyed supporting,” Balz said. “It is so important that we blend and weave the connections between art and the sciences.” Preston Haskell’s acquired and commissioned art can be seen throughout Northeast Florida, with several pieces loaned or gifted in downtown Jacksonville, and a sculpture garden gifted to Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. His most recent gift was a commissioned sculpture for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. The 20-foot steel fabrication was created by Aisling Millar McDonald, an adjunct professor of visual arts at the University of North Florida. “This is the beginning of a truly wonderful outdoor museum, and of what I hope and believe contextually will be much larger and will make our city even more beautiful, more

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attractive and more widely known as a wonderfully supportive city for the arts,” said Haskell at the dedication of “Harmonious Ascent” on October 18, 2016. There is more to come. Through the Haskell Sculpture Initiative, contemporary, abstract and colorful works ranging from 20 to 30 feet tall will be located on private property downtown, with visibility from city streets. Haskell not only supports the arts through his vast collection, which he began in the 1970s, but he supports Jacksonville culture through service on several boards, including MOCA Jacksonville, the Cummer, and the Jacksonville Symphony, and through financial gifts as well. In January 2015 Haskell gave MOCA a $5 million endowment to help launch a new phase in the life of the museum by inspiring similar philanthropy to build the museum’s endowment and sustain future programming. His gift is one of the single largest gifts from an individual contributor to a cultural organization in the history of Jacksonville, according to museum officials. “Whether it’s looking at how people can better access our river, whether it’s fighting for


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equality or supporting our growing arts community, Preston Haskell leads on all those fronts,” said Audrey Moran, 2016 JAX Chamber Chair. “He is known and loved by many and please put me at the top of that list. He is also one of the most generous people you will ever meet. When he makes a gift, he gives from his heart and that is what he has done today.” Even visitors to Northeast Florida encounter Haskell’s largesse. Nearly 20 years ago, Haskell established a gallery at the Jacksonville International Airport to host fine art exhibitions by local artists for the JIA Arts Commission, which now manages six gallery spaces at the airport. Jacksonville artist David Engdahl and former longtime employee of Haskell Company said he has a deep respect for what the company and Haskell has personally done to make Jacksonville a better community. “Preston is thoughtful, insightful, visionary, generous and modest. He has been successful and impactful in providing leadership in many community organizations – nonprofit, private and governmental, always encouraging us to look well into the future,” said Engdahl. “Both The Haskell Company and Preston personally have made contributions too numerous to count to the great benefit of our city, not only in arts and culture, which is his passion, but in all areas. Quite a few of these contributions may be unnoticed and many are unrecorded.”

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hen Joshua Dawson gets ready for work, he puts on a fire-engine red zoot suit and dons a bright blue genie mask. Voila! The Experience Genie is ready to make his appearance in a city somewhere in North America. While Dawson’s costume evokes thoughts of the fairy tale lamp genie, which granted wishes of freedom and fortune to Aladdin of the Arabian Nights, he and partner Ingrid Thornhill have a greater mission – to grant cancer patients a life experience. “The whole purpose of what I do is to have people celebrate life,” said Dawson in a publicity video. “When you are thinking about dying you are not really thinking about living. I want to take the people we surprise out of their heads and celebrate the journey of life and experience life, and sometimes the best way to do that is jump out of a plane with a blue genie.” Yes, Dawson has done that, creating life experiences for cancer patients from skydiving to spa treatments and everything in-between. Through his I Am Genie Foundation, Dawson has granted more than 200 wishes worth over $1 million in 70-plus cities in the United States and Canada. The genesis of Dawson’s mission was the 2005 cancer death of his 52-year-old father. After grieving and drifting aimlessly for four years, a light went on when Dawson realized he was

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“In March I thought I was visiting Phil Porter at Subaru of Jacksonville to talk about battling cancer, but when I got there I was met by a blue genie!” she said. Arrington and her family stayed at a beach hotel for a week, and their itinerary included a behind-the-scenes tour of the Jacksonville Zoo; a race car driving experience for her husband and son; a Gordon Lightfoot concert, complete with meet-and-greet; a shopping spree and an image makeover and spa treatment. “It was wonderful to step out of the cancer world and enjoy time together as a normal family,” said Arrington. “To see my son laughing just made my heart happy and he still talks about visiting the Jacksonville Zoo. Phil Porter and his whole company were so nice to me…the financial blessing he and The Experience Genie gave me was a tremendous help. I lost my job and my husband Corey was working to support us all…that gift came at a time when we needed it so much,” she said. When Porter discusses his partnership with The Experience Genie he mentions The Subaru Love Promise. The company partners with local nonprofit education, health, community, environment and animal organizations to give back to the community. Their purpose is to do what is right and good, just for the sake of doing it and to improve the world and peoples’ lives. “We live and work in the community and feel fortunate to be able to help support our community through partnerships, donations, volunteerism and hosting events for local nonprofit organizations…just because it’s the right thing to do,” Porter said. Porter’s personal commitment to help others, and especially those fighting cancer, goes much deeper. In January 2016 his sister, Paige Porter, lost her battle with breast cancer after an eight-year struggle. As a Catholic and a 1972 graduate of Jesuit High School in Tampa, Porter has pledged to live his life positively influencing his community through service to those in need. His rapport with Joshua Dawson and partnering with The Experience Genie to grant wishes for cancer patients, have been fulfilling, joyful experiences for him, his wife Roxanne and their entire family, Porter said.

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Nov. 18, 11 a.m. Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Make your mark at the 30th anniversary of National Philanthropy Day by honoring donors, volunteers and professionals for their outstanding achievements in contributing to our community’s quality of life. afpflfirstcoast.afpnet.org

Nov. 18, 6-9:30 p.m. Jacksonville University Club

Commemorate military veterans in a semi-formal celebration of dinner, dancing, entertainment and auction. The event benefits Operation New Uniform. For registration and additional information, visit onudinnerandshow.org

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Nov. 18, 6-9 p.m. Treaty Oak Park, 1123 Prudential Drive

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Nov. 25 – Jan. 1, 2017 Jacksonville Beach Sea Walk Pavilion

In True Florida holiday style, local artists and businesses come together to decorate the iconic life guard chairs on Jacksonville Beach. This historic beaches tradition helps to support the Volunteer Life Saving Corps. of Jacksonville Beach. deckthechairs.org

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Net proceeds from the event will help communities provide Monique Burr Foundation for Children programs including the foundation’s Child Safety Matters and the bullying and child abuse prevention to public elementary schools at no cost. The program offers training and resources for students, parents and school personnel throughout the state of Florida. mbfchildsafetymatters.org

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Nov. 29, 6-9 p.m. U.S. Assure Club West, EverBank Field

The first annual Evening of Celebration benefiting the Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center includes food, cocktails, a live and silent auction, and live music performed by The Chris Thomas Band. Individual tickets are available for purchase along with sponsorship opportunities. For registration and additional information, visit foundation.baptistjax.com.

Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

The inaugural celebration and awards gala will honor Dan Jennings, former Miami Marlins manager and GM, and will feature The Pedro Roast, with local media roasting Peter Bragan Jr. The black tie event benefits The Peter Bragan for Better Baseball Foundation, which grants scholarships to college baseball players. PeterBraganBBF.org

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Nov. 30 – Dec. 23, Monday-Friday 11 am. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ticketed event. Jacksonville Historical Society, 317 Philip Randolph Boulevard

Join in this special Jacksonville holiday tradition where gigantic, creative gingerbread houses are showcased. Guests also enjoy beautiful, themed Christmas trees and other holiday festivities throughout the event. jaxhistory.org.

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40TH ANNIVERSARY ART & ANTIQUES SHOW Dec. 2-4, Prime Osborn Convention Center. Visit website for details.

Jacksonville’s anticipated social event of the year, three days of dealers, lectures, celebrities, culminating with patient fashion show. 2016 Theme: “We’ve Only Just Begun” (1970s). artsandantiquesshow.com

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JINGLE BELL RUN December 3, TBD. Visit website for details. Unity Plaza, 220 Riverside Ave.

This 5K run is filled with fun holiday costumes and jingle bell running shoes to raise funds and awareness for the work of the Arthritis Foundation. arthritis.org/getinvolved/jingle-bell-run/

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DINNER UNDER THE STARS

December 4, Time TBD. Visit website for details. Fantasy Farms, 194 S. Roscoe Boulevard Denise Kowkabany with Ward Lariscy

RETHREADED’S CHRISTMAS PARTY December 10, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Rethreaded Warehouse, 820 Barnett Street

Join Rethreaded for their annual Christmas party filled with fun ornament making, a hot chocolate bar and North Florida School For Special Education’s Berry Good Farms Food Truck. During the evening hours, enjoy Christmas carols from local bands. rethreaded.com

This annual event to help support the Jacksonville School For Autism, is a delightful evening of live music, wine and dinner. jsakids.org

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FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS 5K & FAMILY FUN RUN December 10, 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. San Marco Square

Luminaries light the way for runners and walkers throughout beautiful San Marco for this holiday fundraiser to support the Children’s Miracle Network. Holiday festivities include horse drawn sleigh rides and of course, a visit from Santa. cmnjax.com/events

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December 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. JaxPal Monument Center, 3450 Monument Road, 32225

Camp participants ages 9-18 will learn family principles on managing resources and how to use their gifts of time, talent and treasure to help their community. donovindariusfoundation.com

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Now in its 34th year, the Jacksonville Marathon is the oldest marathon in Jacksonville. Each year, a percentage of proceeds from the marathon are donated to Duval County Public Schools’ high school track and cross country teams. amerisbank.com/Jacksonville-marathon/

December 18, Time TBD. Visit website for details. Riverside/Avondale

This decades old holiday tradition in the Riverside/Avondale neighborhoods transforms the area into a winter wonderland. The event includes block parties, light parades and church festivities. Support the Riverside Avondale Preservation by purchasing a luminaria kit. riversideavondale.org

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ANNUAL BUDDY FLAG FOOTBALL FUNDRAISER December 30, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Bishop Snyder High School, 5001 Samaritan Way

Join in the fun with this flag football fundraiser by playing or come out and be a cheerleader for your team. Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities’ “Camp I am Special.” Participants receive lunch and tournament t-shirt. Call 230-7447 or visit dosacamps.com

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MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY OF SERVICE

January 16

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

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1ST ANNUAL WALK TO END HUNGER January 21, Time TBD. Visit website for details. Riverside/Brooklyn Area

Get a team together or participate as an individual to help Hunger Fight end hunger on the First Coast. hungerfight.org

Todd and Haley Russell with Dr. Kenneth Ngo and Monica Alexanderson

BARK FOR LIFE OF SOUTHSIDE - RELAY FOR LIFE

CUMMER BEACHES ANNUAL CELEBRATE! GALA

January 21, 10 a.m. Dogwood Park, 7407 Salisbury Road

January 21, Time TBD. Visit website for details. TPC Sawgrass, 110 Championship Way

Bring your favorite pooch to this pet-friendly, community fundraiser which includes a walk, demonstrations and games to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. relayforlife.org/barksouthsidefl

Enjoy a fascinating evening at a special gala to benefit The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. cummermuseum.org

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January 27, 7 p.m. Ticketed event. Visit website for details. Hyatt Regency Riverfront, 225 East Coastline Drive

It’s Jacksonville’s very own Dancing with The Stars. See your favorite local celebrities show off their dancing talents in support of those facing breast cancer. Proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen North Florida. komennorthflorida.org

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2ND ANNUAL POWER TO THE PURPLE January 28, Time TBD. Visit website for details. 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.

A NIGHT FOR HEROES January 28, 6 p.m. Ticketed event. 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. Gala includes dinner, dancing and an auction. anightforheroes.com

January 28, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Ticketed Event JJ’s Bistro, 330 A1A North #209

Enjoy a sampling of French wines, heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts as you mingle through The Shoppes in Ponte Vedra to help support Angelwood. angelwoodjax.org WOLFSON CHILDREN’S CHALLENGE

January 28, Time TBD The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville

The Wolfson Children’s Challenge is an ultra-marathon event celebrating kids who receive care at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. You can be a part of the event by organizing a relay team, signing up as a sponsor or by participating in the other runs. The Wolfson Children’s Challenge features a 55-km Ultra Marathon good for long-distance runners; a 55-km Ultra Relay perfect for teams; a 30-km Individual Run for marathon training; and a 1-Mile Fun Run, an ideal race for kids. For registration and additional information, visit www.wolfsonchildrenschallenge.com

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FLORIDA FORUM MEGYN KELLY

January 30, 7 p.m. Ticketed Event. Times-Union Center, 300 Water Street

Bringing renowned speakers from around the world, The Florida Forum has enriched the intellectual and cultural life of Jacksonville for 25 years. thefloridaforum.com

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FIGHT FOR AIR CLIMB February 4, 8 a.m., Registration - $30.00 - $50.00 Bank of America Tower, 50 North Laura Street

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RED ROSE BALL

February 3, 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 4, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street

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

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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

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ANGELWOOD 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. For information or sponsorship opportunities contact twilliams@angelwoodjax.org angelwoodjax.org

CHARIOTS OF FUR BEACH RUN & FESTIVAL February 4, 10 a.m. Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Pavilion

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

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February 9, 11 a.m. Linda Cunningham Design, 1049 Kings Avenue

EXPO February 10, Noon - 7 p.m., February 11, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water St. 5K, 10K & FAMILY RUN February 11, Time TBD., ATP Boulevard in Ponte Vedra Beach ULTRA MARATHON February 11 - 12, Time TBD., ATP Boulevard in Ponte Vedra Beach MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & MARATHON RELAY February 12, Time TBD., ATP Boulevard in Ponte Vedra Beach Visit website for details.

February 11, 6:30 p.m., Ticketed event. WJCT Studios, 100 Festival Park 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/

ANNUAL MEN’S EVENT - JEWISH FAMILY & COMMUNITY SERVICES February 9, 5:30 p.m. Best Bet Jacksonville, 201 Monument Road

Jewish Family & Community Services, which is turning 100 this year, has partnered with Best Bet Jacksonville to host their Annual Men’s Event fundraiser featuring a poker tournament, fine Scotch, hand-rolled cigars and delicious food. jfcsjax.org

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, 10K and family run, 110 ultra-marathon and an expo. breastcancermarathon.com

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This event is always a fun-filled evening to help support Greenscape. Enjoy cocktails, dinner and dancing at this highly anticipated annual event. greenscapeofjacksonville.com/ events/the-root-ball/ RETHREADED ANNUAL GALA February 11, 6 p.m. Glass Factory, 601 North Myrtle Street

Join Rethreaded as they celebrate Mukti or “freedom” at this annual gala. The evening includes dinner, shopping, music and poetry readings. rethreaded.com

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BRASS WINES FOR MUSIC

February 12, 6 p.m. Location TBD. Visit website for details.

Sponsored by Beaches Residents Actively Supporting the Symphony. Taste premiere wines, enjoy an intimate chamber concert and bid on fine wine and wine dinners at some of the area’s top restaurants. brassonline.org

CHILDREN’S CHAMPION AWARDS GALA February 16, Time TBD. Visit website for details. Omni Hotel, 245 Water Street

Join Episcopal Children’s Services for this wonderful gala as they honor community members, organizations and businesses who support early childhood education in Jacksonville. ecs4kids.org

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JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY GALA

TACOS FOR TATAS: PINK TIE EDITION

February 17, 7:30 p.m. Times-Union Center for Performing Arts, Jacoby Hall, 100 Water Street

February 20, 6-9 p.m. HOBNOB, Unity Plaza

World-renowned pianist Lang Lang performs at this event, which will also be a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Jacoby Symphony Hall. The evening includes a cocktail reception, dinner and performance. jaxsymphony.org

Serving as the after-party of the 10th anniversary of DONNA Marathon Weekend, the event is “pink chic” and includes food, beverages, live music, dance lessons and more to support DONNA Foundation for breast cancer research. breastcancermarathan.com

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ART & ARCHITECTURE TOUR February 18, Time TBD. Visit website for details. Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Avenue

Celebrate the connections between great art, domestic architecture and nature featuring the work of Richard Skinner & Associates. Event benefits art, gardens and education programs at the Cummer Museum. cummermuseum.org

THE HEAL VALLEY OF DREAMS & CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC February 23 - 24, Time TBD. Visit website for details. TPC Sawgrass, 110 Championship Way

Help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the HEAL Valley of Dreams with a day of golf at the amazing TPC. The event features Thursday night cocktails and Friday golf. healautismnow.org/events

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4TH ANNUAL RIVERSIDE CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

GREENSCAPE FLOWERING TREE SALE

February 25, 3-7 p.m. Riverside Arts Market, under the Fuller-Warren Bridge

February 25, 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/30th-flowering-tree-sale/ GARDEN CLUB FLEA MARKET February 25, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue

Find hidden treasures and great bargains at the Garden Club’s flea market where there will be a variety of household items, furniture, decorations and jewelry. gardenclubofjacksonville.org/events/

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ST. VINCENT’S ORTEGA RIVER RUN February 25, 8:30 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/

The Rotary Club of Riverside presents a charity event to benefit Community Hospice PedsCare® in its mission to provide comfort, care, and support for children with life-threatening conditions, as well as the charitable causes of the Riverside Rotary Foundation. riversidecraftbeerfestival.com 25TH ANNUAL CATHOLIC CHARITIES BLACK & WHITE GALA February 25, 6:30 p.m. Jessie Ball duPont Center

All proceeds from this elegant Gala go to benefit local families in crisis through Catholic Charities. Black tie optional. ccbjax.org

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3RD ANNUAL JAZZ ON THE BRIDGE

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. 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 GETTIN’ JIGGY SEMINAR Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. The Mudville Grille, 3105 Beach Boulevard

Family-oriented seminar presented by In River Or Ocean, a nonprofit created in memory of Clay Roberts. Presentations will cover fishing, boating, water safety and natural waterways preservation. Inriverorocean.org

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March 2, 10:30 a.m. - Tickets $40. Garden Club, 1005 Riverside Ave.

March 4, 7 a.m. – 64-mile ride start, 7:20 a.m. - 32-mile start, 7:40 a.m. - 20/10-mile start Nocatee

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This fundraiser for the Garden Club of Jacksonville will feature James T. Farmer III with a lunch and lecture on floral design. gardenclubofjacksonville.org

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WHALE OF A SALE

March 3 – 4, doors open at 8 a.m. Ticketed event. Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fairgrounds and Expo Center

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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CATHOLIC CHARITIES CAMP I AM SPECIAL FASHION SHOW

RIDE FOR THE CURE

Ride for someone you know who has been touched by breast cancer and support Susan G. Komen to raise funds for local breast health education, screening and treatment. komennorthflorida.org MOO-VE IT 5K March 4, 9:30 a.m. Cowford Chophouse, 101 E. Bay Street

Proceeds from the race will benefit the North Florida School of Special Education, and runners will have the option to be paired with a student from the school's running team for the event. 1stplacesports.com/mooveit.html

March 4, Time TBD. Visit website for details. 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 FIRST COAST HEART & STROKE BALL March 4, 6:30 p.m. Marriott Sawgrass, 1000 PGA Tour Blvd.

Join the American Heart Association for an unforgettable evening of hope and entertainment. Each year, community members, medical professionals and corporate leaders come together to celebrate the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association. firstcoastheartball.heart.org

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09 JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT HALL OF FAME March 9, Noon. Location TBD. Visit website for details.

Junior Achievement’s annual Hall of Fame event recognizes individuals, companies, and elite supporters who have substantially contributed to Junior Achievement’s success and the young people reached locally since 1963. The 2017 Thompson S. Baker Award recipient is Lawrence “Laurie” DuBow, a Jacksonville philanthropist and former part-owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars. jajax.com

The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital continues its Florida Forum series with NFL star, Heisman Trophy winner and co-host of SEC Network’s pre-game show, Tim Tebow. thefloridaforum.com DANIEL MEMORIAL GOLF CLASSIC

March 13, Time TBD. Visit website for details. 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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GRAND ANCHOR HAWAII

March 17, 6:30 p.m. Wells Fargo Center downtown. Visit 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 18, Time TBD. Visit website for details. Marriott Sawgrass, 1000 PGA Tour Blvd.

This annual cruise-themed dinner will help Project SOS to strengthen, empower and educate teens in Northeast Florida. Call (904) 296-9950 for inquiries, sponsorship opportunities or tickets. projectsos.com

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WISH MADNESS

March 23, time & location TBD. Visit website for details

Make-A-Wish© fundraiser targeted for craft beer loving sports enthusiasts, with discerning palates, ages 25 and up, who enjoy the thrill of college basketball at its finest. The evening will feature live and silent auctions, as well as gourmet cuisine from the area’s finest restaurants and local craft breweries while guests watch the Sweet 16 basketball games on big screens. cnfl.wish.org

HAVEN HOSPICE ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

March 24, 1 p.m. Shotgun Start 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

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ANNUAL SHERIFF’S ROUND-UP FOR POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE March 25, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 East Coastline Drive

Former Sheriff John Rutherford with Clarence Gooden

Kick up your heals at this western themed event with great food, gaming tables, dancing and silent auctions, all to benefit the Police Athlete League of Jacksonville. jaxpal.com/event/4th-annual-sheriffsround-up/

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BARK FOR LIFE FERNANDINA BEACH – RELAY FOR LIFE Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

31ST ANNUAL CELEBRITY CHEFS TASTING AND SILENT AUCTION

Bring your favorite pooch to this pet-friendly, community fundraiser, which includes a walk, demonstrations and games to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. relayacsevents.org

March 30, 10:30 a.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/jacksonville/ celebrity-chefs

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

MUTT MARCH Rev. Eric Williams with Rita Joost

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ANGELWOOD BIKE & LOW COUNTRY BOIL MOTORCYCLE RIDE Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

Tarik Minor, Mayor Lenny Curry, Molly Curry, Melanie Lawson

RACE FOR THE KIDS 5K Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

Hop on your Harley to help support Angelwood programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities. angelwood.org

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

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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April 1 – Visit website for details. EverBank Field

April 6, Time TBD. Visit website for details. Jacksonville Marriott, 4670 Salisbury Road

GIRL SCOUTS WOMEN OF DISTINCTION AWARDS

HEROES AMONG US STRONGER TOGETHER GALA - 100 YEAR CELEBRATION Join Jewish Family & Community Services for their annual gala as they hold their 100-year celebration and honor those who help impact the lives of people in Jacksonville. jfcsjax.org WALK TO DEFEAT ALS April 1, 8:30 a.m. Seven Bridges/Tinseltown, 9735 Gate Parkway North

Gather some teammates and take a two mile walk in this great Jacksonville event to bring hope to those living with ALS. alsafl.org

Hana Aschi, Kristin Ruffell, Cari Sánchez-Potter, Kat Hardwick, Laura Phillips Edgecombe and Bryant Hardwick

RELAY FOR LIFE – BARTRAM TRAIL

RELAY FOR LIFE – MANDARIN

April 1, Noon Bartram Trail High School, 7399 Longleaf Pine Pkwy

April 1, Noon Mandarin High School, 4831 Greenland Road

Gather a team for the largest nonprofit fundraiser in the world which celebrates cancer survivors and remembers those we’ve lost. This neighborhood driven event is a family-friendly, noncompetitive walk that raises funds to fight a disease that has taken too much from too many. relayforlife.org/bartramfl

Gather a team for the largest nonprofit fundraiser in the world which celebrates cancer survivors and remembers those we’ve lost. This neighborhood driven event is a family-friendly, noncompetitive walk that raises funds to fight a disease that has taken too much from too many. relayforlife.org/mandarinfl

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

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CUMMER AMELIA SPRING GARDEN WALK

April 7, Time TBD. Visit website for details. Omni Amelia Island Plantation, 39 Beach Lagoon Road, Fernandina Beach

Welcome spring with a peek at selected Amelia Island Plantation private gardens and a tour at the Omni Resort’s hydroponic greenhouse and beehives. Proceeds benefit the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. cummermuseum.org

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April 8, Noon St. Augustine High School, 3205 Varella Avenue

Gather a team for the largest nonprofit fundraiser in the world which celebrates cancer survivors and remembers those we’ve lost. This neighborhood driven event is a family-friendly, noncompetitive walk that raises funds to fight a disease that has taken too much from too many. relayforlife.org/staugustinefl

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April 7, 10:30 a.m. Golf Club Fleming Island, 2525 Country Club Boulevard

April 8, Registration 8 a.m. Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive

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. bascainc.org/events

Take a walk along the scenic St. Johns River in downtown to help 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 8, 8 a.m. Metropolitan Park, 4110 Gator Bowl Boulevard

April 8, 6:30 p.m. Ticketed event. Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway

BLOOMS GALORE & MORE PLANT SALE

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April 8, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Preview Party April 7, 5:30 p.m. - Dusk) Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue

April 8, Time TBD. Lori Schiavone Commons, 4114 Oxford Avenue

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

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/

22nd 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

Enjoy an evening of fun, fine dining and an auction with hundreds of items to benefit St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School. stmarksdayschool.org

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Christina Gatlin, Ambur Finley, Jill Davis

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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CUMMER BALL April 22, Time TBD. Visit website for details. Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Avenue

This black tie event is the Cummer Museum’s premier fundraiser. Guests enjoy an evening of the finest art collections, dinner and live music at one of Jacksonville’s great cultural treasures. cummermuseum.org/events/type/ special-events KATIE RIDE FOR LIFE

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WALK MS JACKSONVILLE

April 22, 8 a.m. Unity Plaza, 220 Riverside Avenue

April 18, 6 p.m. Jessie Ball duPont Center, 40 East Adams Street

Join Leadership Jacksonville at their annual Celebration as they honor Tim Cost and David Stein as outstanding community leaders. Proceeds support Leadership Jacksonville’s youth programs. leadershipjax.org

This annual fundraising event brings the community together for a day of fun outdoors 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

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1ST ANNUAL GIRLS INC. CELEBRATION LUNCHEON April 20, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. WJCT Studios, 100 Festival Park Avenue

April 22, 10 a.m. Orange Park High School, 2300 Kingsley Avenue

“Fuel Her Fire & She Will Change the World” is the theme for the Girls Inc. debut celebration luncheon. Keynote speaker for the event will be Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. girlsincjax.org

Gather a team for the largest nonprofit fundraiser in the world which celebrates cancer survivors and remembers those we’ve lost. This neighborhood driven event is a family-friendly, noncompetitive walk that raises funds to fight a disease that has taken too much from too many. www.relayforlife.org/claycountyfl

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GABRIEL HOUSE OF CARE GALA

April 21, Time TBD. Visit website for details. TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse, 110 Championship Way

April 22, 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. Bolles School, 7400 San Jose Boulevard

Enjoy a special themed evening, Havana Nights with music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions to benefit Gabriel House. gabrielhouseofcare.org

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April 22, Time & Start Location TBD. Visit website for details.

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

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The BRASS (Beaches Residents Actively Supporting 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-of-a-kind items including conducting the symphony at next year’s dinner and in-home concerts by members of the Jacksonville Symphony. brassonline.org

SHOWCASE OF THE PERFORMING ARTS April 22, Times TBD. Visit website for details. 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

ANNUAL COLOR ME FED RACE AGAINST HUNGER 5K RUN/WALK April 22, Time TBD. Visit website for details. River City Brewing Company, 835 Museum Circle

Join Hunger Fight for this event which takes walkers/runners over the Main Street Bridge, around the Landing and along the Northbank Riverwalk and finish over the Acosta Bridge at River City Brewing Company for an after party. hungerfight.org

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JACKSONVILLE SCHOOL FOR AUTISM CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC April 24, 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 PHYSICIANS CUP GOLF CLASSIC

April 24, 9:30 a.m. Timuquana Country Club

Hit the fairway to help support St. Vincent’s Riverside, Southside and Clay County Physicians Giving Societies. jaxhealth.com/foundation/

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April 27, 6 p.m. Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street

Help mark the 47th year that people making a difference in the community have been honored at this special dinner. onejax.org

DINING OUT FOR LIFE IN JACKSONVILLE April 27, Participating Restaurants & Times TBD. Visit website for details.

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April 28, 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/ Heather Moore Geraghty, Rachel Roberts

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/

Heather Wingard, Ann Evans, Emily Magevney

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April 30, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Friendship Fountain, 1015 Museum Circle, in St. Johns River Park

Join HandsOn Jacksonville in this festival celebration to honor volunteers who are making a difference in our community. Enjoy food, music & fun activities. handsonjacksonville.org or celebrategood.org

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14TH ANNUAL NEFAR CHARITABLE BASS TOURNAMENT April 29 Palatka City Dock

The charity bass fishing tournament benefits Haven Hospice. With 100 percent of all sponsorships, donations and tournament proceeds presented, the foundation has raised almost $300,000 for Haven Hospice in 13 years. nefarcharitablefoundation.org/ bass-tournament/ MDA MUSCLE WALK

April 29, 9 a.m. Jacksonville Landing, 2 W. Independent Drive

Help raise funds and awareness for the MDA at this fun, family walk along the St. Johns River. mda.org

April 29, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., April 30, 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. raphometour.com JOSEPH A. STRASSER BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL

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/events

RELAY FOR LIFE – RIVERSIDE

Sally Hazelip with Mike and Elaine Ashourian

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Event to benefit Betty Griffin House, in its 26th 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

Gather a team for the largest nonprofit fundraiser in the world which celebrates cancer survivors and remembers those we’ve lost. This neighborhood driven event is a family-friendly, noncompetitive walk that raises funds to fight a disease that has taken too much from too many. www.relayforlife.org/riversidefl

Enjoy a day of golf at the beautiful St. Johns Golf & Country Club by joining this scramble format tournament to benefit The Children’s Miracle Network. The event includes dinner and awards ceremony. cmnjax.com/events

April 30, Time TBD. Visit website for details. Jacksonville Zoo, 370 Zoo Parkway

4TH ANNUAL BETTY GRIFFIN HOUSE 5K RUN & WALK

April 29, 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. Unity Plaza, 220 Riverside Avenue

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. St. Johns Golf & Country Club, 205 St. Johns Golf Drive

HEAL FIRST COAST ZOO WALK FOR AUTISM

April 29, 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

ACE FOR KIDS GOLF CLASSIC

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

AN EVENING OF TASTE Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details. Matthews Restaurant, 2107 Hendricks Avenue

This annual fundraising 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/buckner

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JACKSONVILLE CITYWIDE DANCE MARATHON

ANGELWOOD GOLF CLASSIC Date, Time and Location TBD. Visit website for details.

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 BACKYARD BBQ CHAMPIONSHIPS Date, Time & Location 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 BOWL FOR KIDS SAKE Date, 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/events HART FELT MINISTRIES PRAISE BAND CONCERT Date TBD, 6 p.m. Visit website for details. The Salem Centre, 7235 Bonneval Road

Lift your hands and get ready for an evening of praise music! Hart Felt Ministries will host this concert featuring some of the city's top praise bands to raise funds to help senior citizens in our community age in place. hartfelt.org

Date, Time & Locations TBD. Visit website for details.

Put on your boogie shoes for a citywide dance marathon with, games, food and entertainment, all to support the Children’s Miracle Network local pediatric programs. www.cmnjax.com RED, WHITE AND BLUSH Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Sacred Heart Catholic Church Sullivan Hall, 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 REVERSE RAFFLE TO BENEFIT KIDS FIRST FLORIDA Date, Time TBD. Visit website for details. The Hilltop Restaurant, 2030 Wells Road

Proceeds benefit Clay County children in foster care. kidsfirstofflorida.org

SHOWCASE OF THE VISUAL ARTS

We are proud to announce that for every VA mortgage loan closed with Aaron Duez at HomeBridge Financial Services, Inc., HomeBridge will donate $1,000 to this amazing organization on behalf of the borrower. The cost to train these wonderful dogs can be well over $27,000 so every dollar helps!

You have a Marine ready to take care of you today, so give me a call. I am ready to make the dream of home ownership come true for you.

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Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. FSCJ Wilson Center, 11901 Beach Boulevard

Branch Manager Mortgage Loan Organizer

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

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WJXT Sports Director Sam Kouvaris hosts the annual tournament to support programs and services of Dreams Come True. dreamscometrue.org

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May 4, 3 p.m. Friendship Fountain, 1015 Museum Circle

Gather a team for the largest nonprofit fundraiser in the world which celebrates cancer survivors and remembers those we’ve lost. This neighborhood driven event is a family-friendly, noncompetitive walk that raises funds to fight a disease that has taken too much from too many. relayforlife.org/metrojacksonvillefl

May 6, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Seawalk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach

Take a stroll near the beach to help support Best Buddies raise awareness and funds to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. bestbuddiesflorida.org MARCH FOR BABIES – FIRST COAST

RELAY FOR LIFE – BAKER COUNTY May 6, 3 p.m. Memorial Park Duck Pond, 160 West Boulevard

Gather a team for the largest nonprofit fundraiser in the world which celebrates cancer survivors and remembers those we’ve lost. This neighborhood driven event is a family-friendly, noncompetitive walk that raises funds to fight a disease that has taken too much from too many. relayforlife.org/bakerfl

May 6, 9 a.m. Jacksonville University, 2800 University Boulevard North

This family event which helps raise funds for the March of Dimes, includes food and activities for kids. Join a team or form your own. Doggies are also welcome along the route. marchofdimes.org/florida

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May 6, 5 p.m. Deerwood Country Club, 10239 Golf Club Drive

A night of fun “Derby Day” events with dinner, drinks – especially mint juleps. Proceeds help support Pine Castle programs. pinecastle.org/events

JOCKEYS & JULEPS May 6, time TBD. Visit website for details Junior League of Jacksonville, 2165 Park St.

Derby Day party to benefit the Junior League. jljacksonville.org/jockeys-julepsderby-day/

WALK FOR WISHES May 6, time & location TBD. Visit website for details.

Corporate, civic and family teams come together for a morning of celebration, fun and games and a two-mile walk. The highlight of this event is hearing from the WISH kids, and their families. The goal is to raise $100,000 and have 500 + participants with 40 – 50 walk teams. cnfl.wish.org

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Help the Donna Foundation in its support for breast cancer patients by participating in this fun 5K event. Runners will earn a free TPC ticket for the “Pink Out” on May 14. breastcancermarathon.com Corey and Karlie Yarbrough with Kameron Branon

Jacksonville’s only resort-style marina has a slip waiting for you.

GIVE EXQUISITE GIFTING STARTS AT THE CUMMER SHOP.

Dreaming of the boating lifestyle? You’ll love The Marina at Ortega Landing. Minutes from Downtown, we’re a short trip by boat or car from almost anywhere in Jacksonville. A safe harbor against storms, the Marina at Ortega Landing is situated on the Ortega River near parks, restaurants, retail and boating businesses. With occupancy at an all-time high, you’ll want to secure your slip now. Check out the specials at ortegalanding.com and come for a tour of the marina. Call (904) 387-5538 Visit 4234 Lakeside Drive Jacksonville, FL 32210 www.OrtegaLanding.com

The Cummer Shop is filled with items that are educational, inspirational, and fun. Highlights include artwork by local and regional artists, a dynamic selection of wearable art, garden and home décor, children’s toys, books, cards, and art prints. Proceeds from the Cummer Shop support the many programs at the Museum. Explore our inventory, hours, and upcoming promotions at cummermuseum.org/visit/shop.

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May 18-20, Safe Light - 3 p.m. Palatka City Docks, South 3rd Street

THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

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

WOLFSON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BASS TOURNAMENT

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

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May 19, 10 a.m. - 2 p.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. firstcoastgored.heart.org

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Bill and Toni Hatchett

Providing essential and innovative services and care for individuals, families, and communities throughout Northeast Florida to prepare for and support graceful aging. Nutrition Affordable housing In-home services including personal care and housekeeping Mental Wellness Caregiver Support Services Care Coordination ACHC accredited and Medicare certified Home Health Agency (License #29993139)

In a culture that views aging as a time of decline, Aging True Community Senior Services guides older individuals to help make their elder years an enriching and graceful culmination of life. We provide seniors with the care and assistance they need to live independently. Join us in celebrating and supporting the gift of aging. Aging gracefully and with dignity is what every person deserves.

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May 20, 8 a.m. Metropolitan Park, 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd.

The 45th anniversary walk benefits the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, helping the organization to serve more than 400,000 Floridians living with epilepsy and seizures. efof.org/walkthetalk RELAY FOR LIFE – SOUTHEAST JACKSONVILLE

May 20, 2 p.m. UNF J.B. Coxwell Amphitheater, 1 UNF Drive

Gather a team for the largest nonprofit fundraiser in the world which celebrates cancer survivors and remembers those we’ve lost. This neighborhood driven event is a family-friendly, noncompetitive walk that raises funds to fight a disease that has taken too much from too many. relayforlife.org/southeastjaxfl

RELAY FOR LIFE – FERNANDINA BEACH/YULEE May 20, 3 p.m. Main Beach Park, 32 N. Fletcher Avenue

Gather a team for the largest nonprofit fundraiser in the world which celebrates cancer survivors and remembers those we’ve lost. This neighborhood driven event is a family-friendly, noncompetitive walk that raises funds to fight a disease that has taken too much from too many. relayforlife.org/fernandinabeachfl FINFEST: ROLLING ON THE RIVER May 20, 6-10 p.m. Timuquana Country Club, 4028 Timuquana Road

The 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

Our mission is to provide nutritious meals to children and families deemed food insecure and hungry in our local communities.

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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT NORTH FLORIDA GOLF CLASSIC

May 21-22, Time TBD. Sponsors purchase tickets to participate. Visit website for details. TPC Sawgrass, 110 Championship Way

May 24, Registration 7:30 a.m., Shotgun Start 8:30 a.m. 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

The golf classic is a high-end tournament to support Junior Achievement of North Florida, which provides students with programs in financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workforce preparation. Treat yourself, key staff, and your clients to the TPC Course and reserve a foursome for the tournament. jajax.com

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A TRUE TESTIMONIAL:

1st Annual “Walk to End Hunger” 5k Walk

January 21, 2017

Riverside/Brooklyn Area

Come join Hunger Fight January 21st for an AMAZING day of FUN as we “Walk to End Hunger” in our local communities. Get a TEAM together or come as an individual and help us reach our GOAL of $50,000 to end hunger on the First Coast.

Gail Morley has partnered with Rethreaded, a Jacksonville non-profit created to break the cycle of sex trafficking. Gail has been able to tap into the resources of Thrivent, a Fortune 500 not-for-profit financial services company, to help Rethreaded work towards its mission. Some of the ways she helps them is by hosting pop-up-shops and sponsoring events, which allows Rethreaded to make and keep more money to reinvest in the women it helps. Ellen Cottrill, restaurateur and owner of HOBNOB, took advantage of Thrivent’s Action Team program. She invited her friends to an evening at Rethreaded to make the popular “Grace” scarves. Fifteen local women gathered for an evening of wine, shopping, and scarf making and learned about helping stop the cycle of the sex trade. Through her partnership with Rethreaded, Gail continues to gain matching funds and help live the mission.Thrivent connects faith and finances for good. Gail is here to help you, your family, and your community thrive. Matching Funds Provided by Thrivent = Endless Benefits to Women in Need

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Donate Today to Hunger Fight: www.hungerfight.org

To learn more about how Gail Morley partners with individuals and non-profits to help them get a strong financial plan and live a generous life, you can contact her at gail.morley@thrivent.com or (904)710-9245.

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A NIGHT AT ROY’S Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Roy’s Restaurant, 2400 3rd Street S., Jacksonville Beach

This annual, Hawaiian-themed luau will help support the Monique Burr Foundation. Enjoy Hawaiian inspired food prepared by Chef Roy Yamaguchi along with tropical cocktails, live music and a silent auction. moniqueburrfoundation.org

CULTURAL COUNCIL ANNUAL ARTS AWARDS GALA Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

Join the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville at this wonderful arts celebration to honor artists and businesses who have helped enhance art and culture in the Jacksonville community. culturalcouncil.org/artsawards Diane Boyle, Meg and Peter Kucher

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MIRACLE ON ASHLEY STREET CELEBRITY WAITERS & SERVERS

FIESTA DE MAYO

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

Enjoy an all you-can-eat taco bar, festive cocktails at this annual fundraiser to benefit Sulzbacher Beaches Clinic. sulzbacher.org GREAT STRIDES 5K WALK Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

Get a team of family, friends and co-workers to help raise funds to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. This family friendly event includes activities for children, food and entertainment. cff.org/northfl/ MCGALA Time & Date TBD. Visit website for details. Sawgrass Marriott, 1000 PGA Tour Boulevard

This annual gala brings guests together for dinner, an incredible silent auction and plenty of dancing - all to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville. rmhcjacksonville.org

MAINSPRING ACADEMY ANNUAL GALA Date, Time & 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

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 23rd annual event with all proceeds going to the Clara White Mission’s programs for the homeless. clarawhitemission.org MEDICINE & MIRACLES Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Double Tree Jacksonville Riverfront, 1201 Riverplace Boulevard

Enjoy and evening with Jacksonville Jaguars coaches and players as they entertain and compete for tips as your waiters. Funds raised will support the pediatric programs at UF Health and Wolfson Children’s Hospital. cmnjax.com RIVERHOPS Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

The 8th annual gourmet dinner benefits the North Florida School of Special Education. Guests will enjoy live music, cocktails, gourmet food and a silent auction all at a beautiful riverfront location. www.northfloridaschool.org/events THE CUT PARTY Date, 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

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June 3, 10 a.m. Trinity Campus, 800 Hammond Blvd.

Gather a team for the largest nonprofit fundraiser in the world which celebrates cancer survivors and remembers those we’ve lost. This neighborhood driven event is a family-friendly, noncompetitive walk that raises funds to fight a disease that has taken too much from too many. www.relayforlife.org/westsidefl CROONERS, CARS & COCKTAILS

June 3, 7-10 p.m. WJCT Studios, 100 Festival Park Ave.

A Fifties evening of fundraising will benefit ElderSource, a nonprofit serving more than 12,000 people in Northeast Florida. myeldersource.org

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10TH ANNUAL CLAY ROBERTS MEMORIAL INSHORE SLAM AND JUNIOR ANGLER TOURNAMENT June 17, 8 a.m. Visit website for details. Beach Marine at 2315 Beach Boulevard on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Join in the 10th 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

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BUDDIES & BIRDIES ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

Join in a round of golf which includes greens and cart fee, breakfast, cookout lunch plus awards and prizes. Proceeds support Best Buddies Florida. bestbuddies.org WALK FOR WISHES Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

This two mile, easy-going walk along the St. Johns River will help support the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida. cnfl.wish.org

WHITE AFFAIR GALA (FORMERLY THE OXYGEN BALL) Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

Enjoy a night of cocktails, dinner, live music and auctions to benefit the American Lung Association. lung.org

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TBD JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT GRAND PRIX Date/Time, Location TBD. Visit website for details.

The JA Grand Prix is an indoor go-kart race at Autobahn Indoor Speedway with all proceeds benefiting the JA Boy$ program, a Junior Achievement initiative that brings financial literacy and entrepreneurship programs to boys and young men in Jacksonville. Participants register online and use their unique peer-to-peer fundraising link to raise a minimum of $250 to secure their kart in the race. jajax.com

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UNITED WAY OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA ANNUAL MEETING & CELEBRATION Date/Time, Location TBD, 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

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August 5, Time TBD. Visit website for details. Rethreaded Warehouse, 820 Barnett Street

Date, Time & Location TBD. Ticketed event. Visit website for details.

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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August 19, Time & Location TBD. Ticketed event. Visit website for details and sponsorship opportunities.

Enjoy this Vegas-style evening to help All I Know raise funds for its programs to help local at-risk youth and families. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, and beverages in addition to Blackjack, craps, Texas Hold’em Poker, roulette and slot machines. alliknowjax.com

A special evening to celebrate the Women’s Center of Jacksonville with music, fabulous food, drinks along with silent and live auctions. Funds raised will help support the Women’s Center of Jacksonville’s programs to improve the lives of women in the community. womenscenterofjax.org Kacie Shagnea, Tony Sudler, Trish Bautista

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AN EVENING OF PROMISE Date & Time TBD. The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Avenue

This signature fundraising event for Nemours Children’s Specialty Care helps raise funds to continue pediatric patient care. The evening features live music, great food and entertainment. nemours.org/eveningofpromise


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ANGELWOOD FASHION SHOW Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Sawgrass Marriott, 1000 PGA Tour Boulevard

Includes a silent auction, shopping, raffle and the most fabulous fashions found on the First Coast. angelwoodjax.org BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA BENEFIT AUCTION Date & Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

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 golf, dinner, vacation and ticket and attraction packages. boyscoutauction.org

Get a taste of the Caribbean at this island-themed event that includes dinner, drinks, live entertainment and a silent auction. Funds raised go towards Haven Hospice unreimbursed programs and services. havenhospice.org LUNG FORCE RUN/WALK Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

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. lung.org 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/lockup

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September 7-9 Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

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

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2017 FIRST COAST HEART WALK September 16, Metropolitan Park. Visit website for information.

Virginia and Matthew Hall, Tim and Tracie Loftis

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

Join over 20,000 walkers at the First Coast Heart Walk as they take steps towards a heart-healthy lifestyle while raising funds to fight heart disease and stroke in our community. firstcoastheartwalk.org 7TH ANNUAL REMISSION ROCKS Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. River City Brewing Company, 835 Museum Circle

Local Docs 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

7TH 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 8TH ANNUAL CAF & CNL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT Date, time, location TBD. Visit website for details.

More than $300,000 has been raised over the past seven years for The Challenged Athletes Foundation and Camp No Limits, as well several Northeast Florida nonprofits. cafcnl.org

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AVONDALE 5K CLASSIC Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

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/ BOOTLEGGER’S BALL SPEAKEASY PARTY Date &Time TBD. Visit website for details. Location: It’s a secret!

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ANNUAL SUPERHERO 5K & MILE FUN RUN

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details.

Sport your favorite superhero costume or mask and run, walk or stroll to support kids of Mainspring Academy, a school for special needs children. mainspringacademy.org

19TH ANNUAL SISTERS OF THE SEA SURF CLASSIC 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

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

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, of course, lots of cocktails. riversideavondale.org

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FRIES WITH THAT WINE Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

COMPASSION BY THE SEA BENEFIT Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

Have an enjoyable evening 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

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

DAILY’S THE TRADITION GOLF TOURNAMENT Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

This annual event, held at exclusive golf courses, will support the St. Vincent’s Healthcare Foundation’s Mobile Outreach Ministry, which travels to underserved neighborhoods to provide free medical care. jaxhealth.com/foundation DANIEL FOUNDATION GALA 2017 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 DRIVING FOR DREAMS Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Autobahn Indoor Speedway, 6601 Executive Park Court N.

Grab your golf clubs and head out on the links to benefit Gabriel House. Participants will enjoy lunch, an awards dinner and prizes. gabrielhouseofcare.org HART FELT CHARITY GALA Date & Location TBD, 6 to 10 p.m. Visit website for details.

Celebrate the life-changing work of Hart Felt Ministries for senior citizens in our community at Hart Felt Ministries' 7th Annual Charity Gala. The event will feature dinner, music, an auction and entertainment. Hart Felt Ministries is dedicated to preserving independence for senior citizens by providing resources to keep seniors in their homes. Services included friendly visits, transportation, and wheelchair ramp construction. hartfelt.org

A car show, indoor racing and food trucks make up this fun event to support Dreams Come True. dreamscometrue.org

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HIT THE GREENS FOR GREENSCAPE 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

JACKSONVILLE TAILGATE TO A CURE Date &Time TBD. Visit website for details. EverBank Field

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. jacksonvilletailgate.eventscff.org

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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

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. supportpancan.org

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SHINDIG FOR THE SANCTUARY Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

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/ Rick Cartlidge, Vicky Watkins

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve, 505 Guana River Road

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Experience the excitement of the Roaring Twenties at this fun-themed cocktail party to benefit the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus. Enjoy dancing and music along with live and silent auctions. jaxchildrenschorus.org

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Gina Smith, Katie Smith, Emily Thomas

ROARING TWENTIES PARTY Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

$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


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WINE, WOMEN & SHOES Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

STRUT YOUR MUTT

Date, Time TBD. Visit website for details. Metropolitan Park, 1410 Gator Bowl Boulevard

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

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THE GREAT PONTE VEDRA PADDLE

Enjoy the Marketplace shopping experience featuring boutiques and vendors from a variety of local and national vendors, 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 and Location TBD. Visit website for details.

The United Way and its partners officially kick-off the United Way’s campaign at this annual luncheon. unitedwaynefl.org/events/list/

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

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 beach-filled day will benefit The Heal Foundation. healautismnow.org/events.html TOAST TO THE ANIMALS Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

Join in the 19th annual special food and wine-tasting event to support the Jacksonville Humane Society. jaxhumane.org/events.aspx

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October 14 - 15, Time TBD. Visit website for details. Routes start at TPC Sawgrass or Marineland and finish in Daytona Beach.

October 21, 2 p.m. Jacksonville Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall

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13TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN DOORS & MORE

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

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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 life-threatening conditions and their families. hdm.communityhospice.com

A wild, wacky costume-clad one-mile fun run and 5K supports quality care for medically complex children in Northeast Florida. Sponsored by Community Hospice. hdm.communityhospice.com

5TH ANNUAL MANDARIN ROAD FALL FARM FESTIVAL

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

8TH ANNUAL FLOUNDER POUNDER FISHING TOURNAMENT Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

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

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19TH ANNUAL TRANSFORMATIONS GALA

Date, time & location TBD. Visit website for details.

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 find housing of their own. Festivities include a hors d’oeuvres reception, tribute program, silent auction and dessert. sulzbachercenter.org/transformations

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

10TH ANNUAL SPIRIT OF THE ADA The event celebrates October as Disability Awareness Month and is open to North Florida residents with a disability and their guests. www.theilrc.org 11TH ANNUAL BREW AT THE ZOO Date & Time TBD. Purchase tickets online. Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway.

22ND ANNUAL COWFORD BALL

Go wild to help support the Jacksonville Zoo with this casual, after-hours fundraiser. Enjoy samplings from over 50 area restaurants, 200+ beer tastings, wine tastings, cocktails, animal encounters and entertainment to benefit the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens. jacksonvillezoo.org

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

Strap on your cowboy boots and jeans for this western-themed event with food, live and silent auctions, midway games and dancing. This event is the largest fundraising event in Northeast Florida for the American Cancer Society, raising more than $7.8 million since its inception in 1995. http://www.cancer.org/MyAcs/index

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23RD ANNUAL BARBARA ANN CAMPBELL MEMORIAL BREAKFAST Date TBD., 7:30 a.m - 9 a.m. Visit website for details. Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 East Coastline Drive

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 life-saving programs and services Hubbard House provides to more than 5,000 women, children and men each year. hubbardhouse.org ANGEL OF THE ARTS Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details. Location: held at a private residence

Kim Johnson, The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead, Helen Lane, Lily Zabeneh, The Very Rev. Raja Zabeneh

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 MD ANDERSON GOLF CLASSIC Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

Join in this annual golf tournament to raise funds for all four Baptist hospitals and Wolfson Children’s Hospital as well as the Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center. Players receive complimentary meals and beverages, tee gifts and chances to win incredible prizes. foundation.baptistjax.com/events ANNUAL CHOMP N’ STOMP 5K/1 MILE RUN WALK & ROLL Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

Run, walk or roll in the family event to help fund programs and services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through Building Abilities of Special Children & Adults (BASCA). bascainc.org/events

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ANNUAL DINNER FOR DUCKS UNLIMITED Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

This banquet dinner is an evening full of fun and fellowship to benefit Ducks Unlimited, the leader in wetland and waterfowl conservation. ducks.org

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

Spend a special evening at this annual fundraising event for Gateway Community Services. Guests can experience a variety of dining experiences from around Jacksonville all while enjoying live musical entertainment. gatewaycommunity.com

ANNUAL FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details

This annual food and wine festival supports the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida and treats guests to a variety of food from local restaurants as well as hundreds of fine wines and spirits. bfcnf.org

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Holiday 2016 and Looking Forward to 2017 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 housing, meals and essential services to those in need. Cards and more on sale now at www.GiveAGoodNight.org or call 904-394-8051. A perfect alternative gift for anyone on your list! Sulzbacher Village Construction will begin before the end of 2016 on this permanenthousing community for women and families. Occupancy is anticipated for December 2017. The Village will include 70 permanent housing units, a female veterans wing, a pediatric clinic, job-training programs and more to help residents achieve long-term success and self-sufficiency—all within a quiet neighborhood environment. Several naming opportunities are still available and supporters may make a donation online at www.sulzbachervillage.org. For more information call 904.394.8082

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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

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

ANNUAL REGGIE HUNT MEMORIAL GOLF CLASSIC

ANNUAL TRAIL OF TERROR

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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 ANNUAL RIDE & ROLL FOR A CURE Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details

Hop on your motorcycle for a beautiful ride, food, music and a raffle, all to support diabetes research. jdrf.org/northflorida

Date, Time & Location TBD. Ticketed Event. Visit website for details.

Join the Jacksonville Jaycees every weekend in October for the Trail of Terror Halloween fun. Funds raised will help the Jaycees continue their support of various nonprofits throughout Jacksonville and help area young professionals develop leadership and business skills. jaxterror.com


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CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY ANNUAL CARING CHEFS

Teresa Lind, Jennifer Clements

Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. The Avenues Mall, 10300 Southside Boulevard.

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ARBOREATUM WINE & FOOD FEST IN THE WOODS 2016 Date& Time TBD. Ticketed event. Visit website for details. Held at the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, 1445 Millcoe Road.

Fourth annual ArborEATum Wine & Food Fest benefits the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens. Some of Jacksonville's best restaurants will provide samples of their menu items. Enjoy appetizers, desserts, coffees, wine and craft beers, and live entertainment. jacksonvillearboretum.org/ eventsactivities/ or email: info@jacksonvillearboretum.org.

This fundraiser for the Children’s Home Society is one of the area’s biggest food and wine-tasting event. Guests sample cuisine from the some of the best restaurants in Northeast Florida. chsfl.org/caringchefs CHIP AWAY HUNGER GOLF TOURNAMENT Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

Enjoy contests, prizes and a day of golf to support Hunger Fight in feeding needy families in Northeast Florida. hungerfight.org

Carla Venegas, Sabrina McCoskey, Lori Davis

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Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Club Continental, 2143 Astor Street

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

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/

An enjoy an evening of mystery featuring a “pop-up” dinner in the style of a Paris tradition. Guests learn of the secret location just two hours prior to the event. Proceeds benefit the Cathedral Arts Project. capkids.org

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DOGFEST WALK ‘N ROLL Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

DINNER ON THE FARM

Date & 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 their students. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, live music and an art auction to benefit Berry Good Farms. northfloridaschool.org/events

Grab your four-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

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RACE FOR THE CURE

Date, time, locations TBD. Visit website for details.

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

Annual firefighters’ campaign to help Muscular Dystrophy Association fund treatments and cures. Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters Local #122 can be found at many intersections, boot in hand, to accept spare change for MDA. mdausa.org

Join Susan G. Komen in one of the largest education and fundraising events to help fight breast cancer. Get a team of coworkers, friends and family to help fund local programs of education and breast cancer screening and treatment. komennorthflorida.org

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LEXUS CHAMPIONS FOR CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

Date, Time & Location TBD. Ticketed event. Visit website for details.

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

Elegant evening of cocktails, hors d’ oeuvres, dinner, music and dancing raises funds to help the JDRF find a cure for diabetes and its complications through research. northflorida.jdrf.org MONKEY’S UNCLE ANNUAL CHARITIES GOLF TOURNAMENT Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

Jump in your golf cart and hit the green to help Monkey’s Uncle Charities support area nonprofit agencies and individuals in need. monkeyscharities.com

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 5K – JACKSONVILLE Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk unites communities to support each other. The event honors those touched by the disease and raise awareness and funds to create a world free from the pain and suffering of breast cancer. main.acsevents.org/site/TR/ MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer

This unique event involves high-end 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

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MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER 5K – CLAY COUNTY

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk unites communities to support each other. The event honors those touched by the disease and raise awareness and funds to create a world free from the pain and suffering of breast cancer. main.acsevents.org/site/TR/ MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer

Tom Bibson, Scott Shier, Janann Holt, Bobby Lee

MALIVAI WASHINGTON CHAMPIONS FOR CHILDREN GALA

27TH ANNUAL AGING TRUE GOLF CLASSIC

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

NASSAU COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING GALA

Date & Time, Location TBD. Visit website for details.

Date, Time & Location TBD. Ticketed Event. 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

Swing a club to support Meals on Wheels, a vital program for homebound seniors. agingtrue.org

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

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 seek shelter. salvationarmyflorida.org/Jacksonville

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TACOS FOR TATAS Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

RED WHITE AND BLUES WINE & FOOD TASTING

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

Date, Time & Location TBD.

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/ RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF JACKSONVILLE GOLF CLASSIC Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

Here’s your chance to play on a beautiful course followed by a fabulous reception and live auction to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville. rmhcjacksonville.org

Frank Houston, Melanie Jensen, and Jim Atnip

SPOOKTACULAR Dates & Time TBD. Ticketed event. Visit website for details. Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway.

Don’t miss the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens Annual Spooktacular for all ages. Ten nights of thousands of pumpkins, candy, trick-or-treating, music, dancing, giant slides and bounce houses. See to some favorite characters, fairies, wizards, pirates, scarecrows and more. There will be three SCARE ZONES. spooktacular.jacksonvillezoo.org

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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 this 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


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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. HandsOn Jacksonville helps match citizens with volunteer opportunities in their community. www.handsonjacksonville.org THE OLDEST CITY RED TROUT CLASSIC

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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. redtroutclassic.eventscff.org THE SEA & SWINE Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

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 (904) 491-6364

TRUE BLUE GOLF TOURNAMENT Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

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 UNIQUE BOUTIQUE Date & 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

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ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION AT MOCA Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street

2ND ANNUAL GUARDIAN AD LITEM BENEFIT Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Courthouse Atrium, 214 N. Hogan Street

Behind the scenes tours, live and silent auctions, food and live music all to benefit volunteer recruitment and training for the Guardian ad Litem program. galfirstcoast.org

13TH ANNUAL PEARLS & CUFFLINKS MASQUERADE GALA Date, time & location TBD. Visit website for details.

The annual gala fundraiser supports the efforts of the Clara White Mission to end hunger. theclarawhitemission.org

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15TH ANNUAL RIVERSIDE WINE FESTIVAL

25TH ANNUAL RIVER GARDEN GALA

Date & time TBD. Visit website for details. Riverside Liquors, 1251 King Street

Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

The charitable fall festival features more than 300 varieties of wine, food vendors and live entertainment in the historic Park and King retail corridor. A portion of the proceeds benefit a worthy nonprofit each year. riversidewinefest.com

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Enjoy this catered reception and purchase unique art by Mainspring Academy students to show support of the school which helps students with special needs. mainspringacademy.org

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Held each November, funds raised by the gala contribute a significant portion of River Garden Foundation’s fundraising efforts, which help to subsidize the immediate needs of the people who call River Garden their home. rivergarden.org

Date, Time & Location TBD.

Join the Jacksonville Jaycees as they recognize the great, young leaders of Jacksonville and discover who will also be nominated to the JCI Florida’s Outstanding Young Floridians and the U.S. Junior Chamber International’s Ten Outstanding Young American Awards.

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S O C I A L DAT E B O O K 2017 - NOVEMBER

Caroline Pope, Melissa Bateh, Deena Wallace, Emily Magevney

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BEST BUDDIES CASINO NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS Date, Time & Location TBD.

Enjoy a Vegas-inspired evening to benefit Best Buddies and its programs to help those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. bestbuddieschampion.org/jax FESTIVAL D’VINE Date & Time TBD. Treaty Oak Park, 1123 Prudential Drive

Enjoy a night of great food and a large variety of wines from local restaurants to help support Catholic Charities.

HUNGER FIGHT ANNUAL THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY OUTREACH Date & Time TBD. Visit website for details. Teams purchase food packing tables at event. Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Waters Street

A great way to help those in the community right before the Thanksgiving holiday. This annual event, where teams package thousands of meals to distribute to local fund pantries, mission homes and backpack programs, supports Hunger Fight. hungerfight.org

RED TIE AFFAIR Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

A great night of food and fun to support the ACE Program of Lutheran Social Services. issjax.org

Our mission is to help youth recognize their full potential by providing programs that encourage caring for others, giving to those in need, and growing in their own spirituality.

SIGNATURE CHEFS Date, Time & Location TBD. Visit website for details.

This annual event featuring the area’s finest chefs supports the March of Dimes in their work to improve the health of babies. marchofdimes.org/florida

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SISTER’S WALK FOR EPILEPSY Date, time and location TBD. Visit website for details.

Held during Epilepsy Awareness Month, the family-friendly 5K walk will benefit Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. efof.org/events/ STEP OUT: WALK TO STOP DIABETES Date, time, location TBD. Visit website for details.

One-day signature fundraising walk will benefit the American Diabetes Association. To register, volunteer or get more information, visit diabetes.org/stepout. WALK4HEARING Date, time, location TBD. Visit website for details.

National Walk4Hearing 5K raises awareness and funds for the National Hearing Loss Association of America. walk4hearing.org Did we miss your event?

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Helping Young People Recognize Their full potential

If your charity event(s) didn’t make the list, please let us know! Send details (event name, date, time, location, website, and short description of the event) to editor@residentnews.net or visit circlescharityregister.com and click on Contact to complete a form. Deadline for the 2017-2018 issue is Sept. 1, 2017.

LENDING A HAND TO KIDS IN CRISIS is as Easy as Donating to Daniel Kids

An average of eight cases of child abuse or neglect are reported right here every day. Helping these children is as simple as making a contribution to Daniel Kids, Florida’s oldest child-serving organization. Your donation can:

• supply counseling for an abused or emotionally troubled child • connect a neglected child with a caring foster or adoptive family • provide a homeless teen with a safe place to stay and independent living skills • offer K-6 students with special needs an academic environment where they fit in

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Backpack Drives December 19-30, 2016 Sponsored by All I Know Donations help purchase backpacks and school supplies for children for the second half of the school year.

Making a difference in someone’s life is often as easy as donating to a drive. There are many ways to take advantage of the unused or extra items you might have in your attic or your pantry, or you can add an extra pair of socks or can of soup to your shopping cart. Whatever the need, just do something.

Visit alliknowjax.com or call (904) 305-4124 for details.

June – July, 2017 Sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Join the Northeast Florida real estate firm as they fill hundreds of backpacks with school supplies for local children. Visit floridanetworkrealty.com for complete list of drop-off locations and school supplies.

Clothing Drives

Food Drives

December 12, 2016 - January 7, 2017 Sponsored by All I Know The annual Warming Duval Coat Drive collects winter wear and monetary donations to provide coats, sweaters, socks, gloves and mittens to underserved men, women and children across Northeast Florida.

October 2017 Sponsored by Ameris Bank Ameris Bank conducts its annual Helping Fight Hunger Food drive to collect nonperishable food items to be distributed to over 10 local food banks. Ameris also contributes a monetary donation to each food bank recipient during the food collection drive. Non-perishable food donations may be dropped off at any Ameris Bank location.

Visit alliknowjax.com or call (904) 305-4124 for details.

Through April 1, 2017 Sponsored by All I Know Formal dresses, shoes, handbags, accessories and monetary donations for the annual You Are Worthy Prom Dress event allows teens in need to feel special as they are treated to a day of shopping for a prom dress, shoes and accessories. Visit alliknowjax.com or call (904) 305-4124 for details.

May 2017 Sponsored by Dignity U Wear The annual UNDIE Campaign collects new undergarments and socks to help Dignity U Wear supply these needed items, which are often the most requested, yet least donated items. Visit dignityuwear.org or call (904) 636-9455 for details.

Visit amerisbank.com/helpingfighthunger for more information.

Year-Round Sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty The Avondale and San Marco offices conduct food drives throughout the year to donate to local food banks. Nonperishable food items are collected and may be dropped off at either office. Visit floridanetworkrealty.com or call (904) 296-1737 for more information.

Holiday Food Drives Sponsored by local churches, schools and community groups Each year leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas, many local groups conduct food drives for specific items which can help make holiday food baskets for families in need. Visit residentnews.net and click on Historic Life – A Neighbors and Newcomers Guide to find a list of schools, churches and civic organizations.

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August 2017 Sponsored by Riverside Park United Methodist Church The annual Rockin’ Back to School event in Riverside Park provides hundreds of children with backpacks and school supplies, and free school physicals courtesy of St. Vincent’s Mobile Health Outreach Ministry. Visit riversideparkumc.com or call (904) 355-5491 for details.

Year-Round Sponsored by Hendricks Avenue Elementary School Partnership Initiative/ Southside United Methodist Church “Blessing Bags” are filled with school supplies, a backpack, gently used children’s clothing, new shoes, socks and underwear as well as personal care items at the start of each school year to benefit the Hendricks Avenue Elementary School Partnership Initiative (HAPI). To donate, contact rjoeltjoel@aol.com or call (904) 382-3056.

CPR Mannequins December 5-30, 2016 Sponsored by All I Know Donate to raise funds for CPR mannequins which will be used to provide training for children who live in at-risk and under-served neighborhoods, many of whom live with elderly grandparents. Visit alliknowjax.com or call (904) 305-4124 for details.


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Toy Drives Ends December 5, 2016 Sponsored by Robert Half International The annual “Make Spirits Bright” holiday toy drive collects new, unwrapped toys for 500 Boys & Girls Club children ages five through seven. Robert Half staff will bring and pick up a collection box to any participating business. For drop off locations or additional information, contact Chris Luther at (904) 632-0941.

Ends December 3, 2016 Sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Berkshire Hathaway’s Avondale and San Marco offices collects new, unwrapped toys for Holiday Helpers, an all-volunteer organization which helps children in Northeast Florida who are affected by HIV and other childhood diseases.

Emergency Shelters Ends December 17, 2016 Sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots helps provide toys at Christmas as well as a message of hope to thousands of underprivileged children. New, unwrapped toys are accepted for donation at various drop-off locations around Jacksonville, including Publix or Duval County fire stations. Visit jacksonville-fl.toysfortots.org for more information and toy drop-off collection sites.

Through December 2016 Sponsored by YMCA of Florida Help brighten a child’s holiday and pick an angel from the YMCA’s First Coast Angel Tree at any of the YMCA branches, then donate new, unwrapped toys and gifts for a child’s Christmas present. Visit firstcoastymca.org for more information.

Visit floridarealtynetwork.com or call (904) 296-1737 for details.

July 2017 Sponsored by Wolfson Children’s Hospital Ends December 6, 2016 “Give A Toy, Fill The Joy” is the theme of the 6th Sponsored by Family Support Services annual Christmas in July toy drive for children Roberta’s Angels, through the annual Be An in Wolfson’s care each year. Financial donations Angel Campaign, collects unwrapped gifts for also needed to purchase items for infants and children, teens and young adults, ages 10-22, in teens who do not receive as many toy donations foster care. Drop off at Family Support Services, as patients of other ages. 1300 Riverplace Blvd., Suite 700 or at Watson Visit christmasinjuly.com or call the Baptist Health Realty, 4194 San Juan Ave. Foundation at (904) 202-2919 for details. To sponsor a child or teen, visit beanangeljax.org or call (904) 418-5816.

Ends December 15, 2016 Sponsored by Sulzbacher Center Donate unwrapped, new toys for children and stocking stuffer items for adult men and women at the Sulzbacher Center Shelter. Donations may be dropped off at 611 E. Adams St. Visit www.sulzbachercenter.org or call (904) 394-8082 for details.

Year-Long Campaign Sponsored by Nemours Children’s Specialty Care New toys and coloring books/crayons are collected year round for patients. Social workers at Nemours also have patient wish lists for those who would like to donate. Call the Nemours’ Volunteer Services office at (904) 697-3517 for more information.

The Sulzbacher Center can have more than 300 people living in the shelter in one day. The Center welcomes donations of general items such as dishes, bedding, bath and toiletry items, shoes, coats and more. For a complete list, visit www.sulzbachercenter. org/content/kind-donations. To arrange a time to drop-off your items, call (904) 394-8082.

Homeless Pets Year-Long Campaign Sponsored by The Jacksonville Humane Society and First Coast No More Homeless Pets Collection drives for pet food and pet supplies are held throughout the year which help the organizations care for our furry friends. Some of the items which are collected year-round; clay kitty litter; treats (both hard and soft); toys and chew toys; blankets (with no fill), leashes and collars. For a complete list of donations and drop off information and locations, visit fcnmhp.org or call (904) 425-0005 or visit jaxhumane.org or call (904) 725-8766.

Musical Instruments Year-Long Campaign Sponsored by Duval County Public Schools To help meet the growing need of instruments for middle and high school music programs, the school district conducts Instruments for Changes, a year-round community drive for donations of new and gently used instruments such as flutes, clarinets, trombones, trumpets and saxophones. Contact Jeff Smith at smithj1@duvalschools.org, (904) 739-4869 Ext. 1. or visit duvalschools.org/arts.

Our Troops Year-Long Drive Show your support for U.S. troops stationed overseas, as well as at our local bases, by donating items for troop care packages and goodie boxes. The Greater Jacksonville USO collects a variety of items, including snacks, toiletries and personal care items, and international phone cards. For a complete list, visit jaxuso.org or call (904) 778-2821. Donations may be dropped off at the NAS USO, Building 150, Yorktown Avenue front gate. Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty members join Holiday Helpers in providing Christmas gifts for children affected by HIV/AIDS.

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The 2016-2017 edition of Circles, Social Datebook & Charity Register

Circles - Vol. 2  

The 2016-2017 edition of Circles, Social Datebook & Charity Register