Gatsby’s Getaway at the Jac

SFSC Foundation’s Legacy Showcase

Gatsby's Getaway Save the Date Celebrating 40 years of changing lives with 100 years of strength and beauty in downtown Avon Park
June 13, 2024

5:30 p.m. Sponsor Speakeasy (sponsors only)
6:30 p.m. General Public (all ticketholders)


We invite you to step back in time to the Roaring ’20s at the Hotel Jacaranda as we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the SFSC Foundation and 100 years since the “gracious lady” of downtown Avon Park began to be built brick by brick.

The evening will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine, all while kicking back and enjoying the tunes from Vivacity, a five-piece band with an extensive song list of music from the 1920s, perfect for the Gatsby’s Getaway and the prohibition era.

This event is a fundraiser for the SFSC Foundation as we prepare to build for the future with SFSC’s on-campus student housing.

So ladies, don your flapper dress, pearls, and feathers; gents, bring out the suspenders and spats — This event will be the cat’s meow of the season!

For details, please contact the SFSC Foundation Office at 863-453-3133 or



Thank you Gatsby’s Getaway Sponsors 

The SFSC Foundation would like to thank our sponsors for supporting our 1920s charity gala, Gatsby’s Getaway at the Jac. These friends of the Foundation truly have a passion for giving back to our community and making a difference in the lives of our students through higher education. Thank you for stepping up to support the future of SFSC as we look to build on-campus housing for our students. We look forward to celebrating our two milestones, 40 years of the SFSC Foundation and 100 years of the Hotel Jacaranda, with these sponsors and our community members.

The Flapper

The Jarrett Family

Just Like Home Pet Hotel logo

Nucor Steel Logo

Dr. and Mrs. Jeff Saunders

Lite FM and WWOJ Logo


The Jazz Singer

Dr. Catherine P. Cornelius

Mr. and Mrs. David Durando

Griffin's Carpet Mart Logo

Dr. and Mrs. Darrell Jensen

Mr. and Mrs. David Leidel

Pepper Natural Health and Wellness

Silent Auction Shoutouts

The SFSC Foundation would like to thank all individuals and businesses that donated items for the Gatsby’s Getaway Silent Auction. Your support of this event makes a difference and helps to raise funds to support our students. Each item donated is unique and we know our attendees will enjoy perusing the full lineup of silent auction items. Thank you for your support!

Alan Jay Automotive Network

Bella Gusto Olive Oil Co.

Bernie Little Distributors

The Broken Egg

Cat’s on Main

Chili’s Grill & Bar

Classic Caladiums

Cowpoke’s Watering Hole

Duke Energy

Highlands Master Jewelers

Home Depot Sebring

Key West Express

Lowe’s Home Improvement Sebring

Outback Steakhouse

Pinecrest Golf Club

Pure Grit Boot Company

The Sandhill Grill at Pinecrest

Tassel & Thread

Walmart Avon Park

The Wild Turkey Tavern


All tickets include hors d’oeuvres and two complimentary drinks. Cash bar available; beer and wine only.

The Legacy Society awardees will be honored at this event and their photos will be revealed on the SFSC Foundation Legacy Society page.