25th Annual Toast to the Animals

September 26, 2023 @ 6:00PM — 9:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

EverBank Bank Field: 1 EverBank 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, former 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, Mandarin Veterinary Clinic, Sea Glass Spay Neuter, and VCA Augustine Loretto 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, shopping, and lively, one-of-a-kind silent and live auctions. In addition, you won't want to miss crowd-favorite activities like our wine pull presented by VyStar, candle pull presented by Cooper's Candle Co, raffle, and meaningful stories from the Jacksonville Humane Society community, including a featured pet! 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.


  • Two (2), upper deck Tickets to four (4) Jacksonville Jaguars Home Games (Colts, 49ers, Titans, and Panthers), an exclusive NFL Story Book called 75 Seasons, the complete story of the NFL, Jaguars inaugural game adjustable hat, and 2017 season signed football by four (4) Jaguars players: #40 Tommy Bohanon, #5 Blake Bortles, #93 Calais Campbell, #95 Abry Jones and #94 Dawvane Smott, plus other Jacksonville Jaguars items! You do not need to be present to win. Value $1,000


5:00 p.m. VIP Reception (champagne welcome) presented by the Jaguars Foundation

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, former President of the Community Foundation of NE Florida

Live Auction emcee Curtis Dvorak

*Event Attire: Business Casual / Cocktail Attire*

TASTING PARTNERS: (samples provided by)

Thank you to Connect Agency for the Creative Support!

Thank you to WJCT and The Resident for the Media Support!

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
VCA Animal Hospitals Inc.
Platinum Collar Sponsorship
Fetch by The Dodo Pet Insurance
North Florida Sales
Petco Love
VIP Reception Sponsor
Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation
Wine Pull Sponsor
VyStar Credit Union
Gold Collar Sponsorship
Auld & White Constructors, LLC
Chase Properties, Inc.
Florida Blue
The Earl & Bettie Fields Automotive Group Foundation, Inc
THE PLAYERS Championship
VanTrust Real Estate
Mission Moment Sponsor
Dream Finders Homes, LLC
Photobooth Sponsor
NAI Hallmark
Silver Collar Sponsorship
Compass MSP
PepsiCo Beverage
USI Insurance
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