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Helping children and families cope. That is the mission of the Children’s Cancer Center, a local non-profit organization dedicated to serving Tampa Bay families of children with cancer or chronic blood disorders such as Sickle Cell Anemia.

With 22 programs and services currently helping over 950 families, support is offered to all members of the family and is available throughout every step of their difficult journey – from diagnosis and treatment, to survivorship . . . and sadly, too often, bereavement.

While other organizations are committed to finding a cure tomorrow, the Children’s Cancer Center is committed to helping families cope today. They are dedicated solely to being there for each family through this devastating experience.


Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance one step further in fighting this disease.

As part of an elite group of National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Centers, Moffitt focuses on the development of early stage translational research aimed at the rapid translation of scientific discoveries to benefit patient care.

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HR Tampa Chapter #074 of the Society for Human Resource Management is the premier professional association for human resource professionals in Tampa Bay and one of Florida’s largest and most active chapters. HR Tampa is a vibrant group of over 700 HR professionals who are seeking to promote greater understanding of the human resource function through group interaction and the presentation of various related topics at our monthly meetings, network happy hours, new member orientations, and educational expos.

HR Tampa is proud to be a 100% Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management
Every member of our local chapter is also an individual member of the national SHRM organization.

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Since 2008, the people of Tampa Bay have been coming together once a year at the Centre Club to watch 2 dueling chefs dish up delicious fundraising dinners.

For those culinary masters brave enough to accept the challenge, each is provided with a “secret” ingredient…. A secret ingredient that must make its way into a signature dish that both the people and the judges deem irresistible!

Since the event’s inception, nine of the top restaurants in Tampa have accepted this challenge which aims to raise at least $25,000 for The Children’s Cancer Center of Tampa. Attendees enjoy an evening of sampling and socializing alongside the event’s silent auction, stocked with beautiful high end gifts and trinkets and heart-warming original artwork made by the children of the Center.


The Charity Polo Classic was founded in early December 2011 by Advertising Executive and Professional Polo Player, Chris Gannon and Children’s Cancer Center Board Member, Patrick Moraites. The men decided to combine their love for philanthropy and polo to create an event that is unlike any other in the Tampa Bay area. After reaching out to their business contacts and friends, the 1st Annual Charity Polo Classic Planning Committee was created. The team was given the difficult task of conceptualizing and organizing a large-scale event in only three months.

The 1st Annual Charity Polo Classic was held March 31, 2012 at DI Polo Club in Plant City and benefitted the Children’s Cancer Center, Kettle Comfort and Combat Wounded Veterans Challenge. Over $73,000 was raised and nearly 400 guests traveled to Plant City for the event. The event received massive amounts of media coverage appearing in print publications such as the Tampa Bay Times, tbt*, Tampa Tribune and on television broadcasts with CW 44, Daytime, and Studio 10.

The event is now entering its 4th year and is expecting over 1000 attendees and $250,000 in funds raised for charity.

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For 25 years, the Corporate Mentor Program has been connecting first-generation students at USF — students who are the first in their families to attend college — with professionals in the community for a yearlong mentoring relationship. These students receive a higher level of support that helps them make a successful transition from college to working life. Relationships with professionals from companies including Raymond James, Nielsen, and Wells Fargo help the students make clear goals and visualize what life in the corporate world is like. Wells Fargo also recently gifted $25,000 to the program, increasing the program’s ability to host events for its students and do outreach to local middle and high school students.