Givers Gala raises nearly $150,000 for United Way-SJC
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The United Way of St. Johns County and its supporters raised nearly $150,000 at the organization’s second annual Givers Gala on Jan. 25 at Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach.

With 260 people attending the sold-out event, funds were raised through ticket proceeds, sponsorships, a live auction led by state Sen. Aaron Bean, a silent auction and other donations made at the event. According to Melissa Nelson, president and CEO of the United Way of St. Johns County, the proceeds will go toward the organization’s Community Impact Fund, which is designed to make program grants for nonprofit partners.

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