Community Event: Finfest 2020

Nov 12, 2020 6:00PM—7:00PM


Virtual - Register for access

Cost Free

Event Contact Jackie Culver | Email

Introducing FinFest 2020: Private Island Edition!

Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Jacksonville Speech & Center will be presenting a re-imagined, virtual version of our annual FinFest Gala on Thursday, November 12 at 6:00 pm—FinFest 2020: Private Island Edition!

Just because we’re unable to celebrate in one large venue, it doesn’t mean that the party’s over! This year’s new virtual format provides you with the unique opportunity to share in our FinFest festivities from the comfort of your own (home) private island!

With the click of a link from your private island, you will be able to see familiar faces from the JSHC family, explore an exciting trove of treasures at our online auction, and virtually join hundreds of other guests celebrating from their own islands!

Throughout the festivities, we encourage you share the fun ways that you and those on your private island are celebrating this year’s FinFest on social media with the hashtag #FinFest2020. Are you decked out in your best Hawaiian shirts and sundresses? Are you serving some tropical cocktails to keep the party flowing? Did you decorate your private island to mark the occasion? We want to know! The private island with the Best FinFest Spirit (as judged by our FinFest Chairs) will win a special prize!

The link to join this year’s FinFest will be posted closer to the date of the event, so make sure to check our website for updates! To receive the link directly in your inbox, you can also register for a free ticket via Eventbrite!

Despite this year’s new format, our mission remains the same— 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.

We are incredibly grateful to our sponsors, donors, and supporters for their ongoing faith in the care that we provide to thousands of individuals each year throughout Northeast Florida.

Special thanks to our FinFest Chairs Jim & Sandy O’Leary; Honorary Chairs Mark & Samantha Lowery, Frank & Vickie Mangin, Matt & Seana McAfee, and Dr. Christine Sapienza & Jasmine Bragg; and Emcee Katie Jeffries!

Questions? Please contact Director of Development Jackie Culver at or (904) 652-4316.