FinFest 2024

On Saturday, May 11th, nearly 400 friends and supporters of Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center gathered together at Timuquana Country Club for our annual beachy bash!

This was CEO Michael Howland’s 11th and last FinFest and Emcee Katie Jeffries was recognized as a newly elected JSHC Board Member. Al Emerick dedicated a very special song titled, “Doors Wide Open,” in honor of our 75th anniversary year. Of course, Top Secret Band provided the perfect background beat and played all of our favorite songs the entire night!

Through many generous business donations we featured almost 200 items in our silent auction, which kept our guests busy with bidding. We are excited to share that FinFest 2024 grossed $257,000, which will directly fund our mission of providing hearing, speech and language services to all individuals.

We are so grateful to our amazing supporters who believe so deeply in the impact of our mission. We want to extend a special thank you to our FinFest Chairs John-Paul (JP) & Jennifer Saenz, as well as our Honorary Chairs Captain Matthew & Susan Tuohy, Ken & Liz Babby, Renee Parenteau & Captain James Agee, Cason Schneider & Grayson Eastman, and Artis & Enola Gay Gilmore, who all share much enthusiasm for the work of JSHC!

Thank you once again to our Sponsors, Patrons, Donors, and Volunteers who made FinFest a successful event! Your support makes the mission of Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center possible: to provide the highest quality professional and compassionate care to all individuals in our community with speech, language or hearing disorders, regardless of ability to pay. 

Contact Erika Hooper at or (904) 717-6934 if you have any questions or would like more information regarding future FinFest 2025 sponsorship opportunities, auction item donations, tickets or Fund-A-Child donations.  More information can also be found below.

FinFest 2024 Sponsors and Patrons

Relive the FinFest 2024 Fun!

Thank you to our FinFest 2024 Silent Auction & Raffle Donors!

4Rivers Smokehouse



Al Emerick

Alive Credit Union

Allen’s Jewelers

Amelia River Cruises

Amy Tillman

Angel’s Envy Distillery

Anne Tucker Brittle

Artis Gilmore

Atlantis Paradise Island

Attia Design

Aurora’s Kitchen


BB’s Restaurant

Beach Life Rentals

Beaches Car Wash

Beard’s Diamonds


BIB Technologies

Blue Fish Restaurant and Oyster Bar

Bob Whitkop

Bravoz Entertainment Center

Carol Campbell

Casa Monica Resort & Spa

Cathy Nesbitt

Chandra Manning

Charlie & Frann Wohlers

Charlie Fetzer

Chick-Fil-A Ortega Park

Congaree and Penn

Cool Moose Cafe

Cooper’s Hawk Winery

Craft Cart2Go

Crayola Experience

Crispy’s Springfield Gallery

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Danna’s Photography

Dapper Dan

Debbie Martin Johnson

Diamond D Ranch

Dorothy Bourgeois

Dr. David Dobson

Dr. Tim Conway


Embered Edges

Eric Pardee – Universal Engineering Sciences

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Florida Theater

Golf Club of Amelia Island

Green Clean Property Management

Hampton Golf


Haymaker Coffee Co.

High Tide Burrito

Hila A Skin Spa

Jacksonville Delta Zeta Alumnae

Jacksonville Icemen

Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation

Jacksonville Symphony Association

Jeff Hampton

Jewish Community Alliance

Jim White

JU College of Aviation

Kate Riggs Consulting

Kat’s Kreations

Kathy’s Table

Katie Jeffries & Chris James

Kimberly Barrett

Kirk Brennan

Krysta Noe

Lead Like A Magician by Braden Daniels

Let’s Go Organize LLC

Luxe Wix Candle Co.

Manisha Joshi – Style by Manisha

Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Mary Kay by Piper Prinzi

Michael Howland

MOCA Jacksonville


Moon River Pizza

Niko’s Tee Co

North Florida Gymnastics

One Ocean Resort & Spa

Painting with a Twist – San Marco

Palm Beach Autographs

PGA Tour

Players by the Sea

PRP Wine International

Rebecca Rose Fine Portraits

Rebekah Cicero

Redfields Salon

Renee Haire, LMT

Renee Parenteau

Rio Hair Salon

River & Post

Riverside Liquors

Salt Life

Salt Life Food Shack

Scentsy by Brandy Lewis

Sean Poynter

Shawna Grant

Signia Hearing

Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery

Southbank Hotel Jacksonville

St. Augustine Alligator Farm

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

St. Augustine Pirate Museum/Colonial Experience

Stumpy’s Hatchet House

Sugarberry Gifting Co.

Susan Weinroth Photography

Tadd Manning

The Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

The Escape Game

The Loop Restaurant

The Morris Center

The Wellness Hub

Theatre Jacksonville

Tibor Horvath

TNT Gymnastics

Tom Bush BMW

Top Hot Pot

Total Wine & More


UNF Athletic Department

Unique Baskets by Kelli Taylor

Universal Orlando


Wick: A Candle Bar

Wild Adventures

Windemere Equestrian Center

WJC Design + Ambler Art Group

World Golf Village

WW Gay


Save the date! FinFest 2025 returns to Timuquana Country Club on May 10, 2025!