A “Distinct” Goal

Screen Shot 2016-08-18 at 6.31.02 AMEach year, members of The Women’s Board join forces to host the Art and Antiques Show and the Florida Forum.  While each event offers a unique experience for attendees, the purpose of both is to raise funds and awareness for Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

Over the past 43 years, The Women’s Board has been unwavering in its mission, raising more than $28 million for Wolfson Children’s Hospital.  This year marks the fourth year of a five-year, $4 million pledge by The Women’s Board to help fund the creation of Wolfson Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Surgery Center of Distinction.

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Funds raised in 2015 totaled more than $1.3 million.

While Wolfson Children’s Hospital provides a full range of pediatric healthcare services from routine to the most complex, there are some services at which Wolfson Children’s Hospital truly excels.  Called Centers of Distinction, these service areas are staffed by highly skilled physician sub-specialists and equipped with the most advanced technology.  Wolfson Children’s Hospital currently boasts four Centers of Distinction, and the creation of the Pediatric Surgery Center of Distinction will enable Wolfson Children’s Hospital to provide the most advanced surgical treatment and care to the children of our region.

A large portion of the funds raised by The Women’s Board for the Surgery Center will be matched at 150%, bringing the total contribution to $7 million.  With funds raised by The Women’s Board, Wolfson Children’s Hospital will be able to provide minimally invasive surgical options, enhanced pediatric trauma services for patients, and an endowed professorship to support an eminent pediatric surgeon.

Screen Shot 2016-08-18 at 6.29.49 AMBronze Baby Head SquareAs we anticipate the upcoming Art and Antiques Show and the Florida Forum Speaker Series, we are mindful of the honor and privilege we share in supporting the work of Wolfson Children’s Hospital.  We hope you will consider joining us this year as we celebrate the legacy of The Women’s Board and anticipate the future of the children in our region.

For more information or to purchase tickets for the Art and Antiques Show or Florida Forum, please visit The Women’s Board’s website.


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Annie Bryan lives in Jacksonville with her husband, Josh and their new baby boy.  She is a member of the Art & Antiques Show Social Media Committee, and she practices complex and commercial construction litigation for AG Adams Law.  

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