FERNANDINA BEACH, FL (April 22, 2022) – The 15th Annual Gala benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County was held at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island on April 10, 2022.
The generosity in the room was astounding as over 500 guests joined to celebrate the efforts of Nassau County’s leading afterschool and summer program provider. During both a silent auction and a live “fill-the-heart” effort, the community showcased its commitment to philanthropy and support of the children and families in Nassau County.
Unfortunately, we lost our friend and former MC, Ben Hynson, last year to cancer. This year’s MC, Bradley Bean, led the inaugural “Ben Hynson Fill The Heart” and raised a record amount in just ten minutes. In addition, every single auction item was bid on and sold during the evening.
Entertainment this year was a dueling pianos team, Copper Piano, featuring Boys & Girls Club alumnus Jason James with Genesis Lorraine.
Special Thanks to our Gala Committee Co-chairs Nancy Carpenter and Rose Baugh, along with committee members Claire Cameron, Jim Carpenter, Cindy Dickinson, Jen Edgington, Nancy Graham, Antoinette Richter, Andrew Schmidt, and Joan Sheppard.
Every year the Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County Foundation relies on the Gala as its largest fundraiser of the year. For more information on how to sponsor a table at the 16th Annual Gala on February 18, 2023, please visit bgcnassau.org or call Andrew Schmidt at 904-261-8666.
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