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2019 Georgette’s Annual Fashion Show


We are thrilled to announce the 31st Annual Georgette’s Celebrity Holiday Fashion Show! This year’s show will be held on Friday, November 22nd, 2019, at the Hilton Downtown Tampa with proceeds benefiting St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital for a new Breast Ultrasound Unit.

This Broadway-style show with a rich history has grown into one of Tampa Bay’s signature events with a tradition that features entertainment, professional dancers, and special celebrity models. In addition to the show, attendees enjoy lunch, a fabulous silent and live auction, and an opportunity to participate in a raffle. Attracting over 700 of Tampa Bay’s most philanthropic and stylish women, it is sure to kick the holiday season off in style!

For more information about sponsorships or auction items feel free to contact us.

Big Hug Day



Hugs make us feel better. They make us feel loved and let us know everything will be ok. Well, the world is in need of a hug in a big way, and nobody knows that better than children. This January, kids are stepping up to give us all a BIG HUG, and they need your help.

On January 21, 2018, kids in communities around the world will participate in Big Hug Day by gathering in circles and hugging each other to show that when we have compassion for one another and treat each other the way we want to be treated, we could solve a lot of our problems.

Not only are they trying to help make the world a better place one hug at a time, they have an ambitious goal to raise funds and awareness for a cause that’s important to them – children in need.  A donation of $10 or more sends a virtual hug to our very own kids at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.  Or, to show support for the kids and their mission, donate $35 or more to receive an exclusive The Big Hug t-shirt and help support St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.

Visit www.bighugday.com for more information on the big day.



2018 Heroes Ball

The Heroes Ball, an annual blacktie event to benefit
St . Joseph’s Children’s Hospital , attracts an audience of over
600 guest s to enjoy an upscale and elegant evening to raise
support for a n awareness of the care available at St .Joseph’s
for our families during some of life’s most important moments.PROCEEDS BENEFITING


Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina • 700 S. Florida AvenueThe evening includes
An elegant and fun evening of dinner & dancing
Entertainment by Jessie’s Girls
Fabulous live and silent auction items
**This year’s Heroes Ball is SOLD OUT!**


2018 Philanthropic Women Luncheon

Featuring keynote speaker, Jenna Bush Hager

2018 marks the 10 Year Anniversary of the Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s. Our Annual Speaker’s Luncheon helps introduce the group to new members and celebrates the accomplishments of our members and their support of quality health care for women, children and families in Tampa Bay. Reservations include admission to the presentation, lunch provided by the Tampa Yacht & Country Club, and a group Q&A session with Jenna Bush Hager.

Thursday, February 8, 2018
11:00am – 1:30pm
VIP Meet & Greet for PWSJ members at 10:30am
Tampa Yacht & Country Club
5320 Interbay Boulevard
Tampa, FL  33611

Seating is limited

 This event is currently SOLD OUT. Registration options are for previously reserved attendees only. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please call 813-872-0979  or email nora.gunn@baycare.org
Table: $1,000

Individual Seat: $100

Jenna Bush Hager

Jenna Hager has seen firsthand how small change can make a large difference in a single life. Currently the chair of UNICEF’s Next Generation, an initiative dedicated to reducing the number of preventable childhood deaths around the world, Hager traveled throughout Latin America and the Caribbean with UNICEF where she saw firsthand the plight faced by the underprivileged. Her experience inspired her to write Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, New York Times bestseller based on the life of a 17-year-old single mother living with HIV and determined to shield her child from the abuse and neglect that riddled her own childhood.

Hager shares her own stories of creating change in someone’s life and leaves audiences with a call to action on how they too can improve people’s lives in their own community. A contributing correspondent for NBC’s TODAY, Hager shares positive, uplifting messages of regular people doing extraordinary things. Passionate about literacy, education and improving inner-city schools, Hager was herself a teacher in Baltimore, MD.

In addition to Ana’s Story, she also co-wrote Read All About It! with her mother, former First Lady Laura Bush. Hager and Mrs. Bush recently released a second children’s book, Our Great Big Backyard, which celebrates the Centennial of the National Park Service, and encourages children to go outside and explore America’s parks. Hager is currently writing a joint book of short stories with her sister, Barbara Pierce Bush titled Sisters First for release in October 2017. It will take readers on an extraordinary and deeply personal journey behind the scenes of what it is like to be born into a political dynasty, reveal never-before-told stories about their family, and uncover the enduring sisterly bond that kept them sane through it all.