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Trinity Love Hoblit Third Annual Gala

This year is going to be very special because it’s our third annual gala, and everything comes in “threes” with Trinity.

For the first time, we will be recognizing those who are saving lives. Our goal for this year’s gala is to raise more than $100,000 to support and fund neurological research, training and treatment for brain aneurysms, strokes and other cerebrovascular conditions.

We are extremely grateful for the groundbreaking work that Doctors Ricardo Hanel and Philipp Aldana, Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Baptist Health, Baptist Neurological Institute and Baptist Nassau are doing, and we are committed to continuing to support their work to save lives.

This year, a young child with MOPD from Guatemala, Michelle, was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. Michelle and her family traveled to Jacksonville for a craniotomy, in which an aneurysm clipping was performed because doctors in Guatemala were unsure how to treat Michelle’s condition. Doctors Hanel and Aldana, Wolfson Children’s Hospital and with. Mr. Michael D. Aubin’s generous support, Michelle’s surgery was a success!

The Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation and The Neurosurgery Outreach Foundation (NOF) worked together to assist Michelle and her family by covering their travel, lodging and care package. Our foundation is tremendously thankful for our generous donors who made the treatment possible for Michelle and her family:

- Julian & Kim MacQueens, owners and founders of Innisfree Hotels

- Don Fox, CEO of Firehouse Subs

- Kimberly Vandervoorn, vice president of United Health Group

- The Neurosurgery Outreach Foundation

- Sean McGill

We are pleased with what we have achieved in a short amount of time. After two galas and with huge support from our donors and community, our endowment fund stands at $111,000. Our goal over the next four years is to reach a “research-for-life endowment” of $20 million. If we can meet this milestone, we will have a great shot at being able to fund our mission in perpetuity. Over the next four years, Baptist Health will match 100 percent of all gifts between $25,000 and $1 million and will match by 150 percent any gifts greater than $1 million. If we can raise $8 million, and with the 150 percent match, we should be able to reach the $20 million goal.

Our mission is to save more lives. In addition, the Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation is excited to support NOF, a Jacksonville-based foundation, that is doing many amazing things by promoting the advancement of neurosurgical care in underserved communities through service, education and support. The Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation has committed to funding $10,000 toward its education to support the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Sanctioned Skull-Base Course and Traveling Fellowship program where deserving residents train in the hospital neurosurgical program.

The Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation has come so far in just three years. We are tremendously grateful and blessed for our board of directors and advisory committee members – our success has been amazing thanks to their involvement, hard work and passion for our mission. To donate, visit

We are grateful for The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for its continued support of the Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation by hosting the Third Annual Gala on April 6, and to our donors who continue to support us each year.


Jordan Becker with Fiberbuilt Umbrellas


Senator Aaron Bean


The multi-grammy award winner, Dave Yaden, will be returning to support our cause by performing with the two-time Adele and Fred Astaire nominee American Broadway theatre and television actress, Krystal Joy Brown, who is also best known for her portrayal of Diana Ross in the Broadway musical Motown, accompanied by Tony Award-nominee theatre actor for best featured actor in a musical Broadway, MOTOWN, Charl Brown; Ciara Renee played in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Pippin as leading player and appeared on regional productions of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Broadway workshops of Hamilton and Bull Durham; Anthony Llerandi, Isabelle Martin, Eden Rewa and the dancers directed by our talented director and choreographer, Susie Dodge.

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