By: Veneshia Gillespie, Public Relations Coordinator, MaxxSouth Broadband
Organizers for the St. Jude Taste of Oxford event are hoping to raise more than $450,000 on Thursday to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
In its 12th year, the St. Jude Taste of Oxford is a food tasting and cocktail party with traditionally more than 1,200 guests. The event raised $414,000 in 2018 and has raised more than $1.5 million since its inception.
Earlier this year, the event received the Best St. Jude Mission Experience Award for last year’s event which placed Taste of Oxford among the top 25 fundraisers across the United States for dinners and galas.
“For a small town in Mississippi to raise over $400,000, it is a testament to the tremendous generosity of our community and those who travel to support the event,” said Event Chair Liz Randall. “Our supporters can be confident that their money is going to support St Jude. I have huge respect for each of our committee member—they are creative, self-motivated and have a relentless focus on our fundraising goal.”
The event will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday at The Jefferson. Tickets are $150 and all proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
MaxxSouth Broadband was proud to be recognized as the Advertising Sponsor for this spectacular event!