FinFest 2017 Take Me to the River

Did you know we are the only non-profit agency in Northeast Florida accredited for speech-language pathology and audiology services, as well as being certified to assist in providing speech pathology and audiology services for those who are on the autism spectrum? Through the generosity of individuals, corporations, foundations, partnering organizations and YOU, we are able to provide the highest quality compassionate care and ensure no one is turned away.

In 2016, the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center helped 4,136 both adults and children with speech and hearing disorders in Northeast Florida through professional speech and audiology therapies. For the past 68 years, because of your support, we have provided the life-changing services that allow children with speech or language disorders to start kindergarten ready to learn and on an even keel with their peers, adults who have lost their job due to an inability to hear obtain the hearing aids necessary for them to return to the workforce, and individuals with tinnitus and/or hyperacusis to receive the treatment and counseling which can help them regain peace of mind.

In order to continue providing speech and audiology services to the members of the Northeast Florida community, we invite you to join us for FinFest 2017: Take Me to the River!

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FinFest 2017: Take Me to the River


Date: May 20, 2017

Venue: Timuquana Country Club 

Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm

Entertainment: Top Secret Band

Attire: Island/Tropical Attire

Silent & Live Auction: If you would like to donate to our auction, contact Kristen Dietzen at (904) 717-6934 or

MC: Katie Jeffries 

Event Chairs: Tom and Kathy VanOsdol

Honorary Chairs: Honorable Melissa Nelson and Jason Nelson, and Enola Gay and Artis Gilmore

Tickets to FinFest 2017: Take Me to the River can be purchased online at, or by calling (904)717-6930.

Questions about FinFest or interested in volunteering? Contact Kristen Dietzen at (904) 717-6934 or email her at

Grab Your Tickets Now!

Thank you to our Major Sponsors


Premier Sponsors

St. Vincent’s Healthcare
Florida Blue

Platinum Sponsors

Jaguars Foundation

Gold Sponsors

All Pro Asphalt
Dr. David & Nanette McInnes
Miller Electric

Silver Sponsors

Baptist Health
BB&T Bank
Dr. Bruce & Barbara Maddern
Darrell Hanna & Associates, Inc.
Jacksonville University
JP Perry Insurance
LionsBridge Wealth Management
Lynn & Mary Jarrett
Lynne Elliott & Scott Shober
Merrill Lynch
Mike & Cathy Howland
Mike & Rosa Heard
Norville Realty
Dr. Rick Pepis
Robert Shircliff
Swisher International
The Patsy Family
Urban Partners Construction


Bronze Sponsors

BIB Technologies
Cecil W. Powell & Company
Fran Pepis
Lee & Mindy Hanna
Mary Alice Phelan