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Florida Forum Series to Welcome Nikki Haley on Oct. 28

Event Benefits Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville

Published Wednesday, September 11, 2019



The Florida Forum Speaker Series, produced by The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, will welcome former United Nations Ambassador (2017-2019) Nikki R. Haley on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.


As the former United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Haley served as a member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet and the National Security Council. At the United Nations, Ambassador Haley ensured the American people saw value for their investment, introducing reforms that made the organization more efficient, transparent, and accountable. In a two year period, she negotiated over $1.3 billion in savings, including rightsizing UN peacekeeping missions to make them more effective and targeted while improving their ability to protect civilians.


In the UN Security Council, Ambassador Haley worked to defend Americans' interests and keep the country safe. She spearheaded negotiations for the passage of the strongest set of sanctions ever placed on North Korea for its nuclear weapons program, cutting off the regime's exports by 90 percent and its access to oil by 30 percent.


As UN Ambassador Haley championed human rights. She challenged human rights violators across the globe, standing up to oppressive regimes in Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba, and Russia.


Prior to becoming the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Haley was the Governor of South Carolina from 2011-2017. Under her leadership, South Carolina was a national leader in economic development.


Series subscriptions for all three Florida Forum speakers are now available for purchase. Haley will open the Forum on Oct. 28, followed by Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Jon Meacham on Jan. 22, 2020, and Hall of Fame wide receiver and three-time Super Bowl champion Jerry Rice on Feb. 25, 2020.


Subscriptions begin at $225 each for general seating; $300 each for preferred seating; $850 for two reserved Bronze seating tickets; $2,125 for two reserved Silver seating tickets and invitations to the private receptions honoring the speakers and $4,250 for four reserved Gold seating tickets with private reception invitations. Patrons under age 30 may purchase Young Subscribers tickets for $150 each.


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


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.



Maxine McBride

(904) 280-7960


Sally Parsons

(904) 202-4926