FinFest: Take Me to the River Results & Recognition

Over $155,000 raised to benefit those in need of speech and hearing services!

Once again, thanks to our sponsors, our volunteers, and you, FinFest 2017: Take Me to the River was a great success! We raised more money than ever before. 

As the only non-profit agency in Northeast Florida accredited for both speech-language pathology and audiology services, we provide the highest quality compassionate care through the generosity of individuals, corporations, foundations, and partnering organizations ensuring that no one is turned away.

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FinFest was featured in the June issue of the Resident News. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Supporters of the Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center were treated to a beautiful night on the banks of the St. Johns River, when the nonprofit’s annual Finfest, themed “Take Me to the River,” was held May 20 at the Timuquana Country Club.

The co-chairs for the evening were St. Vincent HealthCare’s Interim President/CEO Tom VanOsdol and his wife, Kathy, and the honorary co-chairs were State Attorney Melissa Nelson and her husband, Jason, and Basketball Hall of Fame legend Artis Gilmore and his wife, Enola.

Thanks to generous sponsors, event organizers and donations of silent auction items, the evening was a hit for the 68-year-old organization. Founded in 1949 by the Junior League of Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center last year provided services and relief to 4,136 children and adults struggling with hearing loss and hearing impairments. In August, the nonprofit will move to its new location at 1010 N. Davis St., one mile west of its current Laura Street location.

FinFest would not be possible without the support from our amazing Sponsors & Patrons.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make FinFest 2017: Take me to the River a success.

Your support allows us to continue to provide speech and audiology services to the members of the Jacksonville community.

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