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June 9 , 2019
5 - 9 PM

(4-5 VIP Early Entrance)

The Exactech Arena 
at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center


The Mission of Taste of Greater Gainesville is to raise money and awareness for select nonprofit organizations in the Heart of Florida with a special emphasis towards nonprofits that focus on children in need.


Taste of Greater Gainesville, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, is proud to announce its tenth annual fundraising event on Sunday, June 9, 2019. The Taste of Greater Gainesville team is excited for this year’s turnout and are counting down the days until the event of the Summer. Taste of Greater Gainesville will feature signature dishes from North Central Florida’s best restaurants, while giving back to four Gainesville children's charities: Child Advocacy Center, PACE Center for Girls Alachua, Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida and Tyler's Hope for a Dystonia Cure. Over the first eight years, we have been able to donate over $500,000 to local charities.


Meet the Charities

ChildsAdvocacyCenterLogoChild Advocacy Center
The Child Advocacy Center, Inc. provides a child friendly facility for children and their families during child abuse investigations.  By using a compassionate and collaborative approach, the CAC helps to facilitate healing and safety by giving children a safe place to talk about what happened to them, a multidisciplinary team of professionals to investigate their case, and advocates and therapists to help them with critical life-saving services for their family.  The CAC provides ongoing advocacy and therapy services for children as long as they need at no charge to the families.  Consultation and training about child abuse identification and prevention is also available for the community.  In 2018, the CAC served 3,222 people affected by child abuse, including 1,573 child victims. Of the victims we served, 31 were victims of human trafficking and 13 were victims of child pornography. Visit www.ChildAdvocacyCenterGainesville.org to learn how you can get involved and help the CAC break the cycle of child abuse.

Watch the following videos to learn more about the center:



pace center for girls logoPACE Center for Girls Alachua 
PACE values all girls and young women, believing each one deserves an opportunity to find her voice, achieve her potential and celebrate a life defined by responsibility, dignity, serenity and grace. PACE provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.

Watch a video provided by the center to learn more of how the center is helping the community: 

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RMHC Chapter logo hz blueRonald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida
Childhood illness is an immensely difficult and stressful time for a family. The ability for families to stay together and be near their sick children can mean the world during this stressful time.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida provides this opportunity to thousands of families who travel to Gainesville, Florida each year to take advantage of the medical expertise at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida assists families with seriously ill children being treated at area medical facilities through our two programs, the Ronald McDonald House located in Gainesville, Florida and the Ronald McDonald Family Room located at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.


TylersHopeLogoTyler's Hope for a Dystonia Cure
Tyler's Hope is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to funding neurology research to prevent and cure DYT1 Dystonia; while creating awareness of this disorder. Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions, which force certain parts of the body into abnormal, sometimes painful, movements or postures. Dystonia can affect any part of the body including the arms and legs, trunk, neck, eyelids, face, or vocal cords.

More video provided by Tyler's Hope to learn about the organization and dystonia: