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Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo

Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo


Date ArticleType
4/17/2023 4:00:00 AM Member News

Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center to Host Annual FinFest AT Timuquana Country Club on Saturday, May 13, 2023.

6:00pm VIP Reception, 7:00pm Main Event Begins

The Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center (JSHC) will host its annual FinFest fundraiser on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at Timuquana Country Club and is honored to have Florida Blue, Haskell and the Jaguars Foundation as its Premier Sponsors. Darnell & Celestine Smith will serve as the event Chairs along with Honorary Chairs Katie Jeffries & Chris James, Dr. Christine Sapienza & Jasmine Bragg, Ashley Smith Juarez & Alex Juarez, Al Emerick & Ashely Carroll, and Clara Mangin.

This island-themed, fun-filled beachy bash will be hosted by First Coast News Anchor Katie Jeffries for the 10th consecutive year; she will be recognized at the event! Entertainment will be provided by Red Level, who rocked JSHC’s last event! Wear comfortable shoes and get ready to dance! The event features an amazing auction and raffle grand prize.

“FinFest is a festive party for a great cause, exclaims CEO Michael Howland. “All proceeds raised from FinFest directly support the speech and hearing needs of our community, ensuring that all children can experience the gift of communication.” Last year, over 350 people attended FinFest, which netted $230,000 to help Northeast Florida children.

Celebrating its 74th birthday this year, the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center provides professional and compassionate audiology and speech/language services to thousands of Northeast Florida residents regardless of their ability to pay. Patients can conveniently visit the Downtown clinic or South Duval location, as well as the Communication Station at any one of the many community screenings JSHC provides.


For Sponsorship and Patron opportunities or to donate auction items, please contact Erika Hooper at ehooper@shcjax.org or (904) 717-6930. Tickets are available for purchase at shcjax.org/finfest, $150 VIP or $100 General Admission.