The Women’s Board

The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital was founded in 1972 by Ellen Calvert to raise community awareness and much-needed funding to provide the best healthcare for all of the children in our community. Through the volunteerism of hundreds of women over the past four decades, The Women’s Board has raised more than $34 million for equipment, programs, and facilities. We are now in our third year of a funding target for Wolfson Children’s Hospital, committing to raise $4 million over five years for a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

About the Florida Forum

Since 1992, the Florida Forum has been honored to host renowned speakers from around the world offering profound insights and fascinating discussion on a broad range of issues.  Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Peace Prize winners, world leaders, political figures, distinguished authors and other celebrated personalities have enlightened and inspired our audiences for 28 years.

Patrons subscribe to the series and following each lecture an open forum is generally held when patrons are invited to ask questions of the guest speaker. Private receptions for major contributors and the featured guest speaker accompany each Florida Forum. Come experience a season of dynamic and entertaining speakers.

Presented by The Women’s Board, this phenomenal series raises awareness and funds for Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Our speakers provide us with three amazing evenings of insight and discussion on a variety of enlightening topics. We are all looking forward to the next night at the Forum. The 2021 Florida Forum Season promises to be one of the best ever presented. This exciting season will feature evenings at The Forum with Tim McGraw, Terry Bradshaw, and Charles Bolden Jr. Make plans to get your tickets today.

The Florida Forum has enriched the intellectual and cultural life of Jacksonville and contributed more than $6.8 million to Wolfson.

For a list of past Florida Forum speakers click here.

For a list of the past Florida Forum Chairs click here.

To make a donation to the Women’s Board or the Florida Forum click here.