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The Little Black Dress Party Returns

The White-Wilson Community Foundation (WWCF) will host the return of its award-winning fundraising event, The Little Black Dress Party, on Saturday, September 16. Guests will gather at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort to help raise funds to provide critical health services for individuals in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton Counties.

The Little Black Dress Party is an evening dedicated to celebrating good health and raising funds for community members in need. This will be the event’s 11th year and will feature dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions and entertainment. Dr. Patrick and Mrs. Sandra Anastasio of Emerald Coast Infectious Disease will serve as the evening’s honorary chairs. 

“Funds from The Little Black Dress Party directly help us achieve our mission,” said Teresa Halverson, Chair of the Board of Directors. “The last several years have been nothing short of challenging, so we are bringing the event back to help continue maintaining and building upon support for our local systems of well-being.”

Halverson continued, “We are thrilled to have the support of Dr. and Mrs. Anastasio, after being two of the greatest advocates for our community during the pandemic, we couldn’t think of a better pair to honor at this year’s event. We are counting down the days until we can come together once again to positively impact the lives of those here who need it most.”   

First introduced in 2010, The Little Black Dress Party has been a longtime staple on the Emerald Coast. All proceeds from the event benefit the WWCF, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, to help increase access to life-changing health services for underserved people in the community. 

Through the event’s success in previous years, the WWCF has been able to fund health education and prescription drug programs, provide free physical screenings, generate additional grant opportunities and encourage an extensive focus on local health deficits and collaborative efforts to solve them. 

Individuals interested in supporting this event can become a sponsor, donate an auction item or purchase tickets to attend. Supporter opportunities for The Little Black Dress Party are available now. For more information on the event or to purchase tickets, visit 

For more information about The White-Wilson Community Foundation and to stay up to date on future events, visit or its Facebook page. 

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