Charitable Register 2015-2016

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January

Jan. 18
Martin Luther King Day of Service
The United Way of Northeast Florida partners with Wells Fargo, HandsOn Jacksonville and LISC volunteers to implement improvement projects and inform residents about free tax preparation and financial education services provided by United Way’s RealSense initiative. Details TBA. unitedwaynefl.org

Jan. 28, 6:30 PM
Best of Jacksonville Party
Dozens of the city’s “Best” (as named by the readers of Jacksonville Magazine) restaurants, pubs and nightspots treat guests to samples of their signature eats and drinks in this 13th annual fundraiser. Location TBA, 389-3622, jacksonvillemag.com

Jan. 30, 6 PM
Focus Celebrate Gala
The Cummer Museum of Art is the beneficiary of this gala featuring entertainment from the Opera Department at UNF. $150, TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse, cummermuseum.org

February

Feb. 6, 8 AM
Fight for Air Climb
This unique fundraiser is a “vertical road race.” Walk, run or race up hundreds of steps in a Downtown Jacksonville skyscraper to support finding a cure for lung disease. $30 to register and $100 fundraising minimum. Bank of America Tower, 520-7117, lung.org

Feb. 6, 10 AM
2016 Chariots of Fur
Lace up your shoes, leash your dog and join the fun at the 2016 Chariots of Fur 5K beach run and one-mile fun run on the shores of Jacksonville Beach. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit St. Francis Animal Hospital to help family pets in need of medical care. Handmade ceramic dog bowls awarded to 5K race winners. Seawalk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach, chariotsoffur5k.org

Feb. 6, 6 PM
A Night for Heroes
UF Health Jacksonville’s annual gala helps raise support for trauma patients and honors the nurses, physicians and specialists who care for them. This black-tie event features dinner, dancing and an auction. $175, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 244-1060, anightforheroes.com

Feb. 12, 7 PM
Red Rose Ball
An evening of dinner, live and silent auctions and dancing is in store for those attending this year’s Red Rose Ball. The 35th annual event raises funds for St. Vincent’s in order to provide healthcare and healing to local families in need. Jacksonville Marriott Southpoint, 308-7306, jaxhealth.com/foundation

Feb. 12-14
DONNA Marathon Weekend
This weekend for runners will raise money to end breast cancer by benefiting the Mayo Clinic and The DONNA Foundation. Run through North Florida’s beaches with DONNA’s marathon, half marathon or marathon relay. $95-$105, 355-7465, Prime Osborn III Convention Center, breastcancermarathon.com

Feb. 20, 6:30 PM
Root Ball
Greenscape of Jacksonville invites you to bust out your best bell bottoms and groovy attire for this casual ‘60s-themed event that features music and entertainment, food and plenty of dancing. $200, $100 for guests 30 and under. WJCT Studio, 398-5757, greenscapeofjacksonville.com

Feb. 25, 6:30 PM
3Squares
This foodie fest features local restaurants, beverage distributors and caterers engaging in a friendly competition showcasing their signature dishes. Guests enjoy food, drink and live entertainment, with proceeds benefiting Feeding Northeast Florida, a nonprofit agency that provides food to more than 150 food pantries in 17 area counties. $70, Prime Osborn Convention Center, 513-1333, feedingnefl.org

March

Mar. TBD
27th Annual Girl Scouts’ Women of Distinction Dinner
Join the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council for an evening affair as they honor six women whose professional achievements and service to the community exemplify the goals and values of a Girl Scout. $100, Marriott at Southpoint, 388-4653, girlscouts-gateway.org

Mar. TBD, 11:30 AM
Daniel Kids Annual Golf Classic
For more than 15 years, the Daniel Kids Golf Classic has been a fundraiser for at-risk youth. Participants enjoy a day on the greens with celebrity golfers and a chance to win hole-in-one prizes. Timuquana Country Club, 296-1055, danielkids.org

Mar. 2 , 7 PM
Florida Forum: Peyton Manning
NFL superstar, humanitarian and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is the featured guest speaker. Off the field, Manning works with at-risk youth and organizations providing health care for children. Benefits Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Times-Union Center, 202-2886, womensboardwch.com

Mar. 12, 6 PM
Heart Ball
The American Heart Association hosts this event to spark awareness, compassion and a deeper understanding of the nation’s deadliest killer. The Heart Ball is a nationwide event that celebrates AHA’s mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Guests join the fight against heart disease and stroke by attending, all while enjoying delicious food and drink. Sawgrass Marriott Resort, 256-5729, heart.org

Mar. 18
Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Wine Tasting Gala
This annual event allows guests to sample food and wine from top local restaurants and vineyards, while participating in an auction for a wide variety of items. Proceeds go to Jay Fund, a local organization that helps First Coast families dealing with childhood cancer. 543-2599, tcjayfund.org

Mar. 31, 11 AM-1 PM
Celebrity Chefs Tasting Luncheon and Silent Auction
The event stars local media celebrities and business leaders dishing up great bites of their favorite recipes. This fundraiser also has a silent auction and benefits The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. $35, Prime Osborn Convention Center. 301-4841, salvationarmynefl.org

April

Apr. TBD
Celebrate GOOD
HandsOn Jacksonville presents Celebrate GOOD, an event honoring volunteers working in a variety of ministries and programs. Attendees will be treated to a day of food and entertainment while nominated volunteers receive awards for their dedication and service to the community. TBA, 332-6767, handsonjacksonville.org

Apr. TBD
8th Annual Jacksonville Backyard BBQ Championships
Guests sample award-winning BBQ from more than 50 amateur and professional BBQ Teams from around the First Coast. Enjoy live music and games for the kids. All funds raised support Daniel Kids and the Glyn Cook Memorial Scholarship, helping homeless youth go to college. EverBank Field, 296-1055, danielkids.org

Apr. 2, 7 PM
Cocktails for a Cause
Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a DJ and a silent auction at Pit Sisters’ annual gala. Florida Coastal School of Law, 8787 Baypine Rd., pitsisters.org

Apr. 9, 8 AM
One Walk
Participants join the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in their goal of creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). Each year, JDRF Walks bring together more than 900,000 people from around the world to raise funds for critical T1D research. Last year’s Jacksonville walk raised more than $440,000. Metro Park, 739-2101, jdrf.org

Apr. 9
Cummer Ball
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens annual fundraising gala is always an evening of artistic moments. Guests enjoy dinner, music, dancing and further entertainment. Black tie encouraged. Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, $175-$350, 899-6034, cummermuseum.org

Apr. 15, 6:30 PM
Spring for the Arts
Celebrate arts and education in Jacksonville with the Cathedral Arts Project’s 12th annual Spring for the Arts. $125, 35 years old or younger, $75. Deerwood Country Club, 281-5599

Apr. 16, 7:45 AM
Katie Ride
The 12th annual premier bicycle touring event benefits the Katie Foundation, an organ donor education program. Cycle, walk or run on Amelia Island with routes from 18 miles to 100 miles. Atlantic Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave. Fernandina Beach, 491-0811, katiecaples.org

Apr. 21, 6 PM
Celebration 2016
This annual fundraising dinner event highlights several key members of Leadership Jacksonville, honoring them for their work strengthening and inspiring local areas as Community Trustees. Jessie Ball duPont Center, 396-6263, leadershipjax.org

Apr. 23, 8 AM
March for Babies
Walkers gather at EverBank Field for a route ending with a live shot on the jumbotron. Entertainment and childrens’ activities are included. Proceeds benefit the mission of March of Dimes to prevent premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality. EverBank’s Pepsi Cabana Village, 398-2821

April 23-24
Riverside Avondale Spring Tour of Homes
Each spring residents of the Riverside Avondale Historic District open their homes to guests in an effort to raise money for the city’s premier grassroots historic preservation organization, Riverside Avondale Preservation. Each year approximately a dozen homes are featured. Tour hours: Saturday, 10 AM-5 PM; Sunday, noon-5 PM. 389-2449, riversideavondale.org

Apr. 28
Dining Out for Life
Restaurants throughout Jacksonville volunteer to donate 25% or more of their daily sales to Northeast Florida AIDS Network. Visit the website for a list of participating restaurants, 356-7227, nfanjax.org

May

May TBD
Oxygen Ball
Join the American Lung Association for an evening of cocktails, dinner and music during the 18th annual Oxygen Ball. Participate in silent and live auctions to raise funds for research centers dedicated to finding cures for diseases like lung cancer, asthma and COPD. TBA, 520-7123, lung.org

May TBD
Great Chefs of St. Augustine
Jacksonville Magazine and Catholic Charities of St. Augustine host this second annual culinary competition featuring two teams of chefs from some of the Oldest City’s top restaurants, doing battle in a plate-versus-plate four-course dinner. $150, Treasury on the Plaza, Downtown St. Augustine, 389-3622, jacksonvillemag.com

May 10-15
The Players Championship
The PGA Tour’s marquee hometown tourney is a nightly series of fundraisers (Live at the Lot, The After Partee, The Cut and Fancy Pants Party). Each event benefits a different local charity, with tickets usually ranging from $35 to $10. The tournament itself raises millions annually for area non-profit organizations. TPC at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, pgatour.com

May 20, 10 AM
Go Red for Women Luncheon
Annual luncheon helps fight the number-one killer in women, heart disease. A health and education expo opens at 10 AM, and the lunch and fashion show begins at noon. Florida Blue Campus, 256-5274, heart.org

May 21
McGala
Join more than 500 attendees at for a night full of entertainment, dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Proceeds ensure that the Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville is able to continue to provide a “home away from home” to families of ill and injured children seeking medical treatment in Jacksonville. Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, 807-4663,  rmhcjacksonville.org

June

Jun. 2
Jacksonville FOODFIGHT
Fight against hunger in Jacksonville by participating in the 26th annual FOODFIGHT, an event that allows dozens of local restaurants, beverage distributors and caterers to compete for the public’s favor by showcasing a variety of signature dishes. 730-8239, jacksonvillefoodfight.org