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The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital Announces the 2019-2020 Florida Forum Series

Featuring Nikki R. Haley, Jon Meacham and Jerry Rice

Published Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital proudly announces the speakers for the 2019-2020 Florida Forum Speaker Series.

The speakers are United Nations Ambassador (2017-2019) Nikki R. Haley on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Jon Meacham on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, and Hall of Fame wide receiver and three-time Super Bowl champion Jerry Rice on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. The series will take place at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.

Presented by The Women’s Board, the Florida Forum raises awareness and funds for Wolfson Children's Hospital, supporting its mission to provide the highest quality of advanced pediatric healthcare regardless of ability to pay. The series is made possible by long-time partners and generous sponsors Wells Fargo, Florida Blue and Landstar. Serving as 2019-2020 co-chairs of the Speaker Series are Heather Moseley, Anna Neal and Dearing Thoburn.

Since 1992, the Florida Forum has been honored to host renowned speakers from around the world offering profound insights and fascinating discussions on a broad range of issues. In addition to enriching Jacksonville’s intellectual and cultural life, the Florida Forum has contributed more than $6.8 million to Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

For tickets or additional information, visit or call (904) 202-2886.




Nikki R. Haley




Jon Meacham



Jerry Rice


About The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Established in 1973 by Ellen Cavert, the ongoing mission of the all-volunteer Women’s Board is to raise community awareness and fund state-of-the-art infrastructure, programming and services for Wolfson Children’s Hospital—the only dedicated children’s inpatient health care facility in the region. Since its inception, The Women’s Board has raised more than $32 million in support of Wolfson Children’s Hospital to ensure the advancement of first-rate medical care for all children. Two annual fundraisers, the Art & Antiques Show and Florida Forum speaker series, enable the Board to donate more than $1 million a year to Wolfson Children’s Hospital.


About Florida Forum

The Florida Forum and the annual Art & Antiques Show, produced by The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, will contribute vital funds for a five-year, $4 million pledge supporting the creation of a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. The unit will feature state-of-the-art family suites designed for comfort and privacy while maintaining visibility and easy access for NICU staff; modified lighting and soundproofing to reduce stress on newborns; and critically important medical equipment designed to provide the highest standard of care.


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