We hope you will join us for our 25th annual Toast to the Animals, Jacksonville’s premier charitable tasting event, on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at EverBank Stadium! This year we are honoring Nina Waters, former President of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida. Under her leadership, Foundation assets quadrupled, and annual grants to the community have grown. She has helped many nonprofits, including the Jacksonville Humane Society secure new relationships and grants.
Tickets are available at jaxhumane.org/toast.
In addition, we are excited to recognize our Kitten Krusaders, veterinary practices that partner with JHS to provide Good Samaritans the opportunity to care for kittens in their homes instead of surrendering them to a shelter: VCA All Animal Hospital of Orange Park, First Coast No More Homeless Pets, Mandarin Veterinary Clinic, Beaches Animal Clinic, Sea Glass Spay Neuter, and VCA Augustine Loretto Animal Hospital.
Toast to the Animals will be a night to remember, bringing influential community leaders, distinguished executives and philanthropists together to support the amazing work the Jacksonville Humane Society’s Medical Fund does annually. The evening will feature hors d’oeuvres and desserts from local restaurants and eateries, wine, beer, music and lively, one-of-a kind silent and live auctions. In addition, you won’t want to miss crowd-favorite activities like our collar toss wine pull and raffles! All guests will receive a commemorative JHS wine glass upon check-in.
Proceeds from Toast to the Animals will benefit the JHS Medical Fund, which helps us to provide lifesaving medical care to animals suffering from illness or injury. We do not receive any state or federal funding. It is only through the generosity of individuals and businesses like yours that JHS, a 501(c)(3) organization, is able to provide for the nearly 9,000 animals in our care.
TASTINGS PROVIDED BY:
- Anthony’s Gourmet Catering
- Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc. | Sea Best Corp.
- Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q
- Buchner’s Bierhalle
- ChopHouse Thirteen
- Coffee Perks
- Embassy Suites by Hilton Jacksonville Baymeadows
- Nothing Bundt Cakes
- Maggianos Little Italy
- My V Spot Restaurant
- Papa Johns
- Repicci’s REAL Italian Gelato & Ice
- Route 90 BBQ
- Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery
- TacoLu Baja Mexicana
- Texas Roadhouse
JHS RAFFLE INCLUDES:
Two (2), upper deck Tickets to the remaining Jacksonville Jaguars Home Games, an exclusive NFL Story Book called 75 Seasons, the complete story of the NFL, Jaguars inaugural game adjustable hat, and 2017 season signed football by four (4) Jaguars players: #40 Tommy Bohanon, #5 Blake Bortles, #93 Calais Campbell, #95 Abry Jones and #94 Dawvane Smott, plus other Jacksonville Jaguars items! You do not need to be present to win. Value $1,000. Basket available for viewing at Toast to the Animals. You do not need to be present to win.
5:00 p.m. VIP Reception (champagne welcome) presented by the Jaguars Foundation
6:00 p.m. Event Begins – West Club (Lower Level)
7:30 p.m. Welcome from Lise` Everly, Board Chair & Denise Deisler, CEO
Official Toast by event Honoree Nina Waters, former President of the Community Foundation of NE Florida
Live Auction emcee Curtis Dvorak