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2012 Circle of Friends Dinner – April 28, 2012

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Over 120 guests joined us on a “Journey to Never, Never Land,” at the estate of Tracy and John Bales for the 2012 Circle of Friends Dinner Benefit.  While the lost boys frolicked on the lawn, guests enjoyed fine wines and spirits and a delicious dinner prepared by Mise en Place.

2012 Child Abuse Awareness Luncheon – April 20, 2012

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Victoria Rowell, actress, advocate, mother, a former foster child and a best-selling author of “The Women Who Raised Me,” provided the inspiration as the keynote speaker at the 2011 Child Abuse Awareness Luncheon. Over 500 guests were taken on a journey through Victoria’s life and the women the foster care system brought into her life who guided and cared for her when her birth mother could not.

Greg Johnson of Precise Construction was presented with the 2012 Olin Mott Golden Heart Award and the LAMPLighters were recognized as the 2012 Bob Thomas Star of Philanthropy Award recepients.

2011 Child Abuse Awareness Luncheon – April 1, 2011

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Derrick Riggins, former foster child and formidable advocate for children, provided the inspiration as the keynote speaker at the 2011 Child Abuse Awareness Luncheon. Title sponsor, McNichols Company welcomed over 400 guests who joined Derrick on his journey through foster care to becoming a young adult advocate for foster children throughout the state of Florida.

Dottie Berger MacKinnon was honored with the 2011 Olin Mott Golden Heart Award and the Michelin Golf Classic was recognized with the 2011 Bob Thomas Star of Philanthropy Award.

2010 Child Abuse Awareness Luncheon – April 23, 2010

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Carissa Alvarnaz, former resident at Joshua House, provided the inspiration as the Keynote Speaker at the Child Abuse Awareness Luncheon. The 400 guests followed Carissa on a journey through her life that few will ever forget.

The 2010 Olin Mott Golden Heart Award was presented to the Honorable Tracy Sheehan for her involvement in making impactful and positive changes for foster children throughout the Tampa Bay area. Dottie and Sandy MacKinnon were presented the Bob Thomas Star of Philanthropy Award to for their unwavering support of the children at Joshua House and improving the children’s quality of life exponentially.

2010 Circle of Friends Dinner – April 3, 2010

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Hosted by Mary Ann Stiles and Barry Smith, Cirque du Sonsoles was truly a magical evening. Stilt walkers and ribbon dancers escorted guests to the brightly colored welcome tent. During cocktail hour, the guests were mesmerized by the gorgeous and elegant girl in the ball as she danced upon the surface of the pool. The dinner tables were set under two enormous grandfather oaks that were strung with multi-colored Japanese lanterns. During the scrumptious meal prepared by Mise en Place, guests were entertained by a very nimble contortionist. Dancing under the stars after dinner topped off the night of wonderful camaraderie with the Circle of Friends

Child Abuse Awareness Luncheon

Carissa Alvarnaz, former resident at Joshua House, provided the inspiration as the Keynote Speaker at the Child Abuse Awareness Luncheon on April 23rd. The 400 guests followed Carissa on a journey through her life that few will ever forget. Dottie Berger MacKinnon graciously presented the Olin Mott Golden Heart Award to the Honorable Tracy Sheehan for her involvement in making impactful and positive changes for foster children throughout the Tampa Bay area. Patsy and Gene McNichols presented the Bob Thomas Star of Philanthropy Award to Dottie and Sandy MacKinnon for their unwavering support of the children at Joshua House and improving the children’s quality of life exponentially. Title sponsors, McNichols