Celebrate the generous heart of philanthropy and legacy of giving in our community at the 3rd Annual Givers Gala. Presented in a way that only United Way of St. Johns can do, this must-attend event will bring together local givers from all walks of life and supporters of many organizations for a festive night of fun, inspiration and opportunity. Taking advantage of multiple venues within the Casa Monica Resort & Spa and showcasing performance band The Royals and Celebrity Auctioneer, Senator Aaron Bean, the event is sure to once again be filled to capacity. In 2019, along with a lively event and auction, the sell-out Gala showcased awards presented to the following:
- Corporate Philanthropic Award – Publix
- Emerging Philanthropist Award – Jim and Kathy Lobinsky
- Philanthropic Trailblazer – Greg White
- Philanthropic Legacy Award – Randy and Paula Ringhaver
- Nonprofit of the Year Award – Alpha Omega Miracle Home
- John and Peggy Bailey Community Leadership Award – Joe Boles
Recipients of the 2020 awards will be announced prior to the January event. United Way-SJC, which serves Putnam and St. Johns Counties, invites sponsorship, attendance and partnership with the 3rd Annual Givers Gala. Held January 24, advance tickets are available for $150.00. To purchase tickets or learn more, visit bit.ly/uwgala2020.
Serving the community for over 60 years, last year United Way-SJC documented nearly $2 million in impact which included $515,000 granted to 22 partners for 34 ongoing programs; additional funding, grants and sponsorships totaling nearly $290,000 and fundraising for specific causes or organizations led to distributing another $350,000. All this is combined with leading efforts and programs designed to address the most pressing needs facing community residents. Join United Way-SJC in celebrating the spirit and history of giving in our community. United Way of St. Johns understands that philanthropic gestures demonstrate a strong faith that we not only individually, but collectively, can make a difference. Change doesn’t happen alone. Working together, we can do so much more!