Zack with Dexter, the newest member of the Serebin family.

Zack talks to the Bucs: Role model Lavonte David and Bradley Pinion, dog's best friend

For the latest edition of Giving Back with Zack — my 12-year-old son’s series of interviews with professional athletes about their favorite charities — he sat down with two of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ finest: standout linebacker Lavonte David and the team’s newly acquired punter, Bradley Pinion.  While I knew about Lavonte from his eight […]

IMMERSED IN THE ARTS: Hazel and Bill Hough in 2004 at their former home in Bayfront Tower, with a bowl by the glass artist Dale Chihuly. Photo: St. Petersburg Times

The Benefactors: Remembering Hazel Hough

“The Benefactors” is a new series from duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay, telling the stories of men and women whose thoughtful philanthropy has enriched the Tampa Bay community in countless ways. As a guy who has lived and worked on both sides of Tampa Bay, I’m often asked how sleepy old St. Petersburg awakened to become […]

Patel Conservatory dancers wowed the crowd at the Broadway Ball.

Straz Center Broadway Ball 2019

Inspired by Disney’s Aladdin, which comes to the Straz Dec. 19-Jan. 5, the performing arts center’s annual Broadway Ball on Oct. 19 was redolent of Arabian Nights, complete with flowing satins, bejeweled turbans and lush brocades — and that was just the guests! Following cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Ruth Silbiger Lobby, attendees proceeded […]

The Heels to Heal volunteer team.

The Heels to Heal Fall Fashion Show 

The Heels to Heal Fashion Show in Tampa took place on September 27 at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza hotel grand ballroom. It was an evening filled with compassion and support for Heels to Heal’s Crisis Counseling Program, which helps survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence receive free crisis counseling services by licensed mental […]

Under many umbrellas at Crown Mercedes in Pinellas Park.

The Dysautonomia Project's Under the Umbrella Gala

The Dysautonomia Project held its Under the Umbrella Gala on Saturday, October 5, at Crown Mercedes in Pinellas Park. With almost 300 guests in attendance, TDP was able to net over $470,000. Gala Chairs Angela and Kevin Hawkins brought the Tampa Bay community together for the fight against dysautonomia, a condition in which the autonomic […]

Planters Fall Luncheon 2019: Inspiring nurses and the amazing Lee Woodruff

Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation held its annual Planters Fall Luncheon at Opal Sands Resort on October 16. The inspiring event featured the presentation of 15 Lois Odence Nursing Scholarships and a special guest speaker, author Lee Woodruff. The purpose of Planters membership is to provide supplemental financial support to Morton Plant Mease nursing […]

Zack Serebin with Jacksonville Jaguars kicker (and animal enthusiast) Josh Lambo.

Giving Back with Zack: The kid reporter meets the Jacksonville Jaguars

On one recent Friday morning, my son Zack and I set off on an adventure to Jacksonville, an adventure that arose out of my love of football — and a program called Giving Back with Zack. I have long wanted to bring attention to players who were using their platform for good, especially in light of the controversies […]

L to R: Lee Grossbard, chief operating officer of Clearview Hotel Capital, LLC, with RenTampa General Manager Jim Bartholomay, Karen Bartholomay and Chris Bartholomay, sales consultant for Signature Luxury Wine & Spirits.

Renaissance International Plaza Hotel: Happy 15th Birthday!

On Wednesday August 14, the Renaissance International Plaza Hotel celebrated its 15th anniversary by showcasing its newly renovated meeting spaces and updated food and cocktail selections. Over the last several months the Renaissance has been going through a makeover — not just meeting spaces, but ballroom, banquet hall, conference rooms and common areas, too. It was […]

Jimmie Giles with former NFL player Parnell Dickinson and guests Roger Johnson and Henry Davis.

Party Photos: Pilot Bank Summer Splash

Pilot Bank, the official bank of the Outback Bowl, hosted its annual Summer Splash weekend for Outback Bowl sponsors and club members at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel June 1-2. Close to 400 guests had the chance to participate in golf and tennis tournaments and meet football luminaries like former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Jimmie Giles […]

Gala committee members Hailey Feldman and Nicholas Buchanan join the packed dance floor as the Bay Kings Band perform for the after-party.

Party Photos: TGH Foundation 22nd Annual Gala

“TGH Tomorrow: Commanding the Future of Health Care” was the theme of the Tampa General Hospital Foundation’s 22nd Annual Gala, held May 11 at the Tampa Convention Center. A sold-out crowd of 750+ made sure that the future would be bright, raising $1.3 million (after expenses) for the TGH Trauma and Burn Centers. “Celestial chic” […]