25th Annual Toast to the Animals

September 27, 2023 @ 6:00PM — 9:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

TIAA Bank Field: 1 TIAA Bank Field Drive, West 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 25th annual Toast to the Animals, Jacksonville’s premier charitable tasting event! This year we are honoring Nina Waters, 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.

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 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. Only through the generosity of individuals and businesses like yours can JHS, a 501(c)(3) organization, provide for the nearly 9,000 animals in our care.


  • Includes exclusive JHS wine glasses, other JHS branded items from our Online Store, and toys and treats for your dog and cat! Value $200. The basket is 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

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, President of the Community Foundation of NE Florida

Live Auction emcee Curtis Dvorak

TASTING PARTNERS: (samples provided by)

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



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