Dinner with Bill & Friends 2016
Friday, November 4, 2016 at The Arc Jacksonville Village
Chair: Audrey Moran, Senior Vice President, Social Responsibility & Community Advocacy
On Friday, November 4, more than 400 guests joined together for the 23rd annual Dinner with Bill & Friends, presented by The DuBow Family Foundation, David and Linda Stein, and J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver. Chaired by Audrey Moran, Senior Vice President for Social Responsibility and Community Advocacy at Baptist Health, the dinner was held at The Arc Jacksonville Village, raising an incredible $215,000 for The Arc Jacksonville! The evening had the largest attendance and money raised of any Arc Jacksonville event.
The evening began with a cocktail reception, where guests had the opportunity to tour The Mary Lou Davis Community Center and resident apartments. During dinner, Audrey shared heartwarming stories about her niece and Village resident, Moira, and the impact she has personally seen by The Arc Jacksonville. Her remarks centered around the feeling of “home,” a sentiment echoed by Jackie Leonardi, Village resident and day program participant and Robbie Culliton, Village resident and On Campus Transition student.
Arc President and CEO Jim Whittaker shared stories from individuals served through the agency, demonstrating how together, we can help participants take their next step. Capping off the night was Jason Hamilton who gave his famous “Show me the money” speech in which he shares his personal history of living, working and achieving.
The Arc Jacksonville is grateful to all of the evening’s sponsors:
Presenting Sponsors: The DuBow Family Foundation, David and Linda Stein, J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver
Platinum Sponsor: VyStar Credit Union
Gold Sponsors: Ameris Bank, Comcast/NBC/Universal, CSX, Publix Super Markets Charities, Mary and Bruce Bower, Sharon and Bill Nuckolls
Silver Sponsors: Baptist Health, bestbet, Florida Blue, Jacksonville University, Miller Electric Company, PQH Group, Diane and Steve Halverson, Anne and Robert Lufrano, Bernadette Moran and Frank Rossi
Bronze Sponsors: Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc., COJ Disabled Services, Katie and Tom Dumphy, EverBank, Gutos Family, Harrell Construction Co., Inc., Sally and Christopher Hazelip, Hy-Safe Technology, Jacksonville Jaguars, JAX Chamber, Debbie and Jay Johnson, R. Ward Lariscy, Martin Gottlieb & Associates, Mayo Clinic, McCall Service, Heather Moore, Elaina Moran, Orange Environmental Services, River Region Human Services, Tom and Martha Sawyer, Dr. Elana Schrader and Mr. Troy Abers, Swisher International, Inc., Kit and Corky Thomas, University of North Florida, Vestcor Family Foundation, Web.com, Wells Fargo, Wheeler’s Medical Supply, Max Zahn and Friends