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A Celebration of Brent & Debbie Sembler and the Heroes of Gulf Coast JFCS

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 6 p.m.

Join us for FACES!

Event Details

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
at 6pm
at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park
950 Lake Carillon Drive,
St. Petersburg, Florida, 33716

The evening will begin with a welcome reception followed by dinner and the program.

FACES, our signature fundraising event, recognizes individuals who overcome hardships and find the ability to thrive within our communities as a result of receiving support from Gulf Coast JFCS. We also honor volunteers who have demonstrated commitment to our organization through years of dedicated service and philanthropy.

The Board and staff of Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services invite you to join us as we celebrate these wonderful individuals for their courage and perseverance while making a difference in the lives of others. Your attendance and contribution help to fill the gap in resources needed to continue our programs and services which impact more than 30,000 people yearly.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Semblers

This year we are pleased to honor Brent and Debbie Sembler as the recipients of our Lifetime Achievement Award. The Semblers are being recognized for their personal and passionate commitment to Gulf Coast JFCS, including Brent’s involvement as an ongoing advocate to the Florida State Legislature, his service as a Board Member, and Debbie’s commitment to assisting with our Refugee Resettlement and Holocaust Survivor programs. The Sembler family’s support has contributed to the agency’s growth and impact, empowering families across our region and the state of Florida.

Our Program Honorees

The Forkell Family

The Forkell Family
Child Welfare – Adoption

The Jose Family

The Jose Family
Good Afternoon Friends and Amigos

Rene Hammond

Rene Hammond
Holocaust Survivor Program

Thank You to our Sponsors!


Brent and Debbie Sembler

Mel and Betty Sembler, Greg and Liz Sembler
and Shelly and Diane Kamins

Raymund Foundation Inc.


The Baby Boomers’ Barrister
Corban OneSource
Duke Energy
Julie and Scott Klavans
Stuart and Karessa Lasher
Jay and Jan Miller and Judy Benjamin
Carl and Kathryn Minieri
Sonia Raymund
Craig and Jan Sher


The Abelson Group
Marilyn Benjamin
Englander Fischer
Cindy and Eric Feder
The Florida Holocaust Museum
Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP
Judy Genshaft and Steven Greenbaum
Goldman Sachs
Michael A. Hano Family Foundation
Bill and Sally Israel
Reilly, Frey, Masterson Families
Sterensis/Levy Families
Abby Sterensis and Jared Ableman
Tampa Bay Rays and Chaim Bloom
Lane and Terri Ziegler

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorships are the primary way funds are received to support Gulf Coast JFCS and Florida families.
Please make a difference by joining us and committing at one of the levels below.



  • Prominent Video Wall Recognition
  • 1 table of 10 with VIP placement
  • Logo in promotional materials
  • Full-page in event program
  • Full-screen on event media screens
  • Remarks at the event



  • 1 table of 10
  • Logo in promotional materials
  • Full-page in event program
  • Full-screen on event media screens
  • Recognition by MC



  • 1 table of 10
  • Logo in promotional materials
  • Half-page in event program
  • Recognition on event media screens
  • Recognition by MC



  • 1 table of 10
  • Quarter-page in event program
  • Recognition on event media screens

For More Information

If have questions about FACES, please contact the Marketing and Development department at marketing@gcjfcs.org or 727-479-1805.