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At Here Tomorrow, support from the Jacksonville community is the heart of our mission. We’re proud to announce that Beaches Rotaract chose our organization as the sole beneficiary of its annual fundraiser at Alhambra Theatre. 

Learn more about the purpose of this event, the meaningful impact it had, and why your support matters.

A Night of Music and Purpose

From April 4th through May 19th, Escape to Margaritaville brought Jimmy Buffet’s timeless music to life on stage, creating an unforgettable experience for all attendees. The play tells the story of two tourists at a bachelorette party who unexpectedly find love.

Beaches Rotaract’s decision to support Here Tomorrow on May 2nd was a huge success, marking the club’s first sell-out fundraiser at the Alhambra Theatre and Dining with a crowd of 375 attendees. Through ticket sales, sponsorships, and silent auctions, more than $32,500 was raised for our organization. 

Thanks to the Match to Reimagine Suicide Prevention initiative, the total impact of the fundraiser exceeded $65,000.

About the Beneficiary Selection Process

Every year, The Rotaract Club of Jacksonville Beaches selects the fundraiser beneficiary by narrowing down choices from club member input to a board-level vote. According to Beaches Rotaract President Joe Bove, Here Tomorrow was this year’s winner.

Joe’s personal connection to our organization’s mission gives his support even more meaning. “Ironically, one of the focuses this year of Rotary International was mental health,” he said. “For me personally, I have lost loved ones to suicide and am passionate about supporting this cause.”

Joe was one of 60 new donors to our cause, contributing to the total of 69 donors from the event. “Here Tomorrow saves lives,” he said.  “The service is completely free, and it’s a resource that I’d guess less than half of people struggling mentally and emotionally know exists. If they did, it could change their life for the better.”

The Lasting Impact of Local Support

The Here Tomorrow team was grateful to be part of the play’s opening night. The event began on a festive note as our outreach and collaboration coordinator, Maia Savage, welcomed guests with tropical leis. 

Director of Peer Services Amanda Frankenfield also took the stage to express our organization’s immense gratitude for the overwhelming support. She was joined by Here Tomorrow’s founder, Joe Kenney, and executive director, Tracee Holzendorf.

Learn More About Here Tomorrow

The outpouring of love and support we received through this event was truly remarkable, and our team is grateful for the amazing people who made it possible. Our community’s generous contributions have made a difference and brought hope and healing to those in need.

With your help, we can continue making a profound impact on the lives of those struggling with mental health challenges. Learn more about Here Tomorrow and how you can make a difference here.