The focus of Dinner with Bill & Friends is to celebrate and inspire change – the core of The Arc Jacksonville since our founding more than 56 years ago.

More than 500 business leaders, City Council members, community leaders, philanthropists and families attend Dinner with Bill & Friends.

Guests will enjoy networking, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, with dinner and program following. The night will be capped off by a dessert reception and live music by the Bold City Classics Band.

Travis Cummings
2022 Event Chair
Vice President at
The Bailey Group

Dinner with Bill & Friends is in memory of an early ambassador for people with intellectual and developmental differences, Bill Sackter. Bill spent much of his life in an institution and, when eventually moved into the community, he spoke often of the need we all have for “a good friend, a good job and a good home.”
In supporting Dinner with Bill & Friends, you celebrate the achievements of all individuals and help sustain much-needed programs in our community.
We pledge to continue to innovate programming and services so that individuals may live fully within our wonderful community for decades to come.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Presented By


Matching Gift


Gold Sponsors

Anne and Robert Lufrano

Silver Sponsors


Diane and Steve

Sight and Sound Productions

Bronze Sponsors

The Dumphy Family

Bernadette Moran
and Frank Rossi

Orange environmental Services Logo

Christy and Lee Smith

Advocate Sponsors

City of Jacksonville,
Disabled Services Division
John and Leyda Cooksey
Vicki Coward

Jason “Moose” Hamilton
Harrell Construction Co., Inc.
Debbie Martin Johnson
R. Ward Lariscy

Taylor Day Law
Mike and Diane Tanner
Kit and Corky Thomas
University of North Florida