24th Annual Toast to the Animals

November 9, 2022 @ 6:30PM — 10:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

TIAA Bank Field: 1 TIAA Bank Field Drive, East Club (lower level) Jacksonville, FL 32202 Get Directions

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Taste, Toast and Save Lives

Toast to the Animals is one of Jacksonville’s premier tasting events!

We hope you will join us for our 24th annual Toast to the Animals, Jacksonville’s premier charitable tasting event! This year we are honoring Jacksonville Philanthropist and former JHS Board Chair Kristine Cherek and Kirk Larsen. For Kristine Cherek and Kirk Larsen, the First Coast is more than just a place to live – it’s a home. Since moving here, Kristine and Kirk have made an indelible impact on the lives of countless people and animals, thanks to their support of the Jacksonville Humane Society and other charitable organizations. Their kindness, generosity, and passion for giving have made our community better.

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, San Marco Animal Hospital, Mandarin Animal Hospital, Your Home Vet, First Coast No More Homeless Pets and Durbin Creek 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, 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.


  • Includes exclusive JHS wine glasses, other JHS branded items, and toys and treats for your dog and cat! Value $200. Basket available for viewing at Toast to the Animals. You do not need to be present to win.


5:00 p.m. VIP Reception presented by the Jaguars Foundation

6:30 p.m. Event Begins - East Club (Lower Level)

8:00 p.m. Welcome from Sean Lueck, Board Vice Chair & Denise Deisler, CEO

Official Toast by event Honorees Kristine Cherek & Kirk Larsen

Live Auction emcee Curtis Dvorak

For vendor and sponsor-related questions, please contact Theresa Scordo at 904.493.4606 or email tscordo@jaxhumane.org.



A big thank you to our sponsors!

Pawsitive Impact Sponsor
Dun & Bradstreet
North Florida Sales
Auction Sponsor
Winn Dixie Stores, Inc. - Corporate Headquarters
Platinum Collar Sponsorship
Black Knight Financial
Fetch by The Dodo Pet Insurance
Fidelity Information Services
Petco Love
VyStar Credit Union
VIP Reception Sponsor
Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation
Gold Collar Sponsorship
Auld & White Constructors, LLC
Bank of America
Fidelity National Financial
Florida Blue
Hunter (Copper Dog Whiskey)
VanTrust Real Estate
Buy A Square Board Sponsor
Capital One
Silver Collar Sponsorship
CarePlus Health Plans
Central Bark
Miller Electric Company
PNC Financial Services
USI Insurance

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