2019 McGala Raises Record Amount!

Presented by Joe & Nan Ferrara

Honorary Chairs: Matt & Shannon Connell

Nearly 500 supporters from the community came together to raise a record setting $450,000+ to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville’s McGala fundraising event presented by Joe and Nan Ferrara. McGala 2019 ‘The Supper Club’ – reminiscent of the renowned Supper Clubs of the 1940’s, was held Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Sawgrass Marriott Resort.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville’s Executive Director, Diane Boyle, expressed her appreciation saying, “We are truly overwhelmed by the generosity from friends of the Ronald McDonald House.  It was a beautiful night that exceeded all of our expectations. Our supporters truly value the importance of caring for critically-ill children, which is evident in their support of our mission.”

McGala also recognized Honorary Chairs, Matt & Shannon Connell for their ongoing support of McGala and the children and families of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville.

McGala is made possible through an Endowed $10,000 Event Grant Fund established in 2005 by Delores Barr Weaver.

For more information about McGala, please contact Development Manager, Faye Janes at 904-807-4669 or fjanes@rmhcjax.org.

Click here to view photos of this year’s event!


About the Endowed $10,000 Event Grant Fund est. 2015 by Delores Barr Weaver

Delores Barr Weaver established this Fund in 2015 to provide a $10,000 grant annually to support a premiere fundraising event in perpetuity at 20 local nonprofit organizations.  This grant will prov


ide a permanent source of income for organizations that Mrs. Weaver has generously supported for many years.  It is her hope that other individuals will make similar permanent gifts to organizations that have been important to them.  This Fund is one of a collection of Funds established by Delores Barr Weaver at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.  Mrs. Weaver has an extraordinary legacy of philanthropy, and she has provided transformative support to dozens of nonprofit organizations that uplift, enlighten and advance our community.  Her establishment of the Delores Barr Weaver Fund ($50 million) in 2012 was the largest gift in The Community Foundation’s history.