Family Celebration Luncheon

Be our guest for lunch and celebrate the achievements of families, children, seniors, veterans who turn to JFCS for help.
You will hear first-hand how our services & programs have made a positive impact on their lives and within our community.

Volunteer Recognition Brunch

Each year, JFCS of the Suncoast honors individuals for their commitment to community service and for making a difference in the lives of children, families, seniors, veterans and individuals who are effected by a cancer diagnosis. Volunteers are the cornerstone of our organization and provide vital services and support to individuals and families who turn…


Tribute to Veterans

The Tribute to Veterans Service to Community Awards Luncheon is a special event sponsored by JFCS to honor local veterans who inspire patriotism, provide service to others, and offer hope to veterans.Recipients are selected from a pool of candidates nominated by local veterans’ service organizations and non-profit agencies. Attendees are asked to bring donations of…


Celebrity Chefs

The Annual Celebrity Chefs held at The Resort at Longboat Key Club offers several events throughout the day.  An optional Golf Challenge featuring a scramble format is held on the Islandside Golf Course followed by the featured Celebrity Chefs Food & Wine Tasting, auction, live music all held “Under the Tent.”  This casual food and…



The JFCS Gala at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota is the signature event of the Season, and features a performance by the Sarasota Orchestra. A cocktail reception kicks off this very elegant evening, followed by a formal dinner. The programs and services of JFCS are highlighted in the event’s theme, décor and music. JFCS Gala – People Who…


Legacy Awards

The Annual Legacy Awards Luncheon recognizes individuals who generously donate their time, talent and treasures to help the most vulnerable members of our community overcome life’s challenges and become self-sufficient.   Three prestigious awards are featured at this luncheon: Sidney J. Berkowitz Building Community Award recognizes continued, outstanding voluntary service to the community reflecting improvement of…