CSI Gives Back’s Fourth Annual Gala

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The success of the annual CSI Gives Back Gala, “A Night Under the Stars,” comes as no surprise. Relive the unforgettable highlights and best moments of the event from just two weeks ago, presented below: 

As guests arrived at the University of North Florida’s arena, they were greeted with a red carpet that led them to a mesmerizing experience, creating an enchanting ambiance for a glamorous night under the stars.

The ceremony kicked off with a jaw-dropping moment as the Jacksonville Jaguars D-Line made a surprise appearance.

The CSI Gives Back board members took a moment to express their heartfelt appreciation for the countless generous donors and community partnerships, highlighting the power of collaboration and the impact it can have on creating positive change across Jacksonville. “At the end of the day, we all have the responsibility to improve the generations that come long, long after us,” said CSI Gives Back Director, Becky Lowry.

The audience was captivated as Ms. Mervin, a passionate third-grade teacher at Sadie T. Tillis Elementary, and Ms. Talley, the visionary principal at Charger Academy Middle School, shared moving real-life stories that showcased the profound impact CSI Gives Back has had on their schools. The partnership has not only improved students’ education but also uplifts their spirits and morale. The speeches left the audience inspired and motivated to make a positive change in their communities. Also among the speakers was one young student whose life has been positively transformed thanks to CSI Gives Back’s unwavering commitment.

The evening was filled with a variety of festivities and fundraising opportunities, which resulted in an impressive total of over $100,000 raised. This substantial amount of money will directly support the Jacksonville community in the coming year.

And it wouldn’t be a gala without dancing! A local Jacksonville band, Bold City Classics, kept everyone on their feet all night long as they played popular hits from across decades and genres.

The 4th Annual CSI Gives Back Gala exceeded expectations, bringing members of our generous community together for another unforgettable evening of joy, collaboration, and philanthropy. The evening was a true celebration of compassion and unity, raising funds and awareness for a deeply worthy cause – our children.

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