Center for Nonprofit Excellence Member Events 2018-02-08T14:18:58+00:00

February 2018

Friends of Elementary Arts







“Musical Chairs Fundraiser”

When: Friday, February 2, 2018 from 6:00-8:30 pm

Where: GFAA Gallery, 1314 S Main, Gainesville, FL

Join the Friends of Elementary Arts for their 9th Annual Musical Chairs Fundraiser to benefit public school Elementary Arts programs.

Ronald MacDonald House Charities

“Sporting Clays Tournament”

When: Friday, February 9, 2018

Grab your shotgun and join us for a day full of fun, prizes, and shooting clays! Featured activities include both a silent and live auction as well as lunch. Each participant will receive a continental breakfast courtesy of McDonald’s, a shooter gift, and a fun-filled day of clay shooting – all for a good cause!

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Peaceful Paths

“Winter Pop-up Thrift Store Event”

When: February 14-16 2018 from 10:00 am-5:30 pm

Where: Peaceful Paths Outreach Center, 2100 NW 53rd Ave, Suite A, Gainesville, FL

Join Peaceful Paths for this three day shopping event at the Winter Pop-Up Thrift Store. Swing by Peaceful Paths Outreach Center and shop while supporting our programs. Every dollar we make goes towards direct client assistance. We will have household goods, baby items, kitchen items, furniture and more available for purchase.

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Peaceful Paths


When: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 5:30-7:00pm

Where: Sweetwater Branch Inn, 625 E. University Ave, Gainesville, FL

Join Peaceful Paths on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 for our first FRIENDraiser. During this FREE event learn about how you can get involved with our agency. The spring is packed with events and we want you to know all about them.

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The Education Foundation






“A Night in the Big Apple”

When: Friday, February 23, 2018 from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Where: Emerson Alumni Hall, University of Florida

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

March 2018

Catholic Charities








“Spirit of Charity Gala”

When: Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 6 pm

Where: Reitz Union Grand Ballroom at UF

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Ronald MacDonald House Charities

“Plane Pull”

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Red Shoe Society of North Central Florida’s Plane Pull gives teams of 10 people a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to pull an airplane while raising vital funds for RMHC North Central Florida. This action-packed event combines strength, teamwork, and competitive spirit to raise funds for seriously ill children and their families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. All are welcome to form a team – organizations and businesses, groups of friends and family members, religious organizations, and everyone in between.

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April 2018

Peaceful Paths

“17th Annual Guest Chef Cocktail Party”

When: Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 5:54 pm-8 pm

Where: Gainesville Women’s Club

Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the 17th Annual Guest Chef Cocktail Party at the Gainesville Woman’s Club. This unique affair features local members of the community serving their favorite recipe from their own kitchen.

For more information, click here, or purchase tickets here.

Climb for Cancer

“6th Annual Hogtown 5K Beer Run”

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 9:00 am

Where: Haile Plantation

It’s the 6th Annual Hogtown 5K Beer Run benefitting Climb for Cancer at beautiful Haile Plantation! Enjoy this unique cross-country run on Saturday, April 21st, at 9:00 am, as hundreds of runners kick off the Hogtown Craft Beer Festival with this exciting race which winds park trails and loops through Haile Plantation.  Adult runners can enjoy delicious craft beer from Swamp Head Brewery at the finish line, along with pizza by Fresco Pizza and Pasta, root beer for the kids, and music and entertainment. There’s something for everyone. All proceeds benefit the Climb for Cancer Foundation supporting cancer patients and their families at UF Health.

Click here for more information.

May 2018

Girls Place

“Hats, Hearts & Handbags”

When: Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10:00 am

Where: University Hilton

The luncheon program celebrates the mission of Girls Place and generates the financial resources needed to provide girls with critical programming, while bringing the community together for an afternoon of fun and friendship.

Each year, hundreds of women support Girls Place at the Annual Hats, Hearts, and Handbags luncheon. Reserve a table and decorate it with your friends to compete for awards, wear your best hat and grab your most fashionable handbag to support the girls of Girls Place.  The day starts with Mimosas at 10:00am and is followed by our key note speaker!

To reserve a table or for more information, click here.