Thanks to our sponsors, donors, and guests, 2023 WinterFall | A Night of Giving benefiting Lee’s Place was an incredible success!


SAVE-THE-DATE for 2024 WinterFall | A Night of Giving featuring the Kingdom of Sweets, Thursday | November 21 | 2024!

WINTERFALL | A NIGHT OF GIVING featuring the KIngdom of Sweets, is Tallahassee’s premier social event that launches the start of the holiday season. Led by a team of dedicated community volunteers, funds raised through WinterFall directly benefit individuals and families served by Lee’s Place – a non-profit counseling center specializing in grief, loss, and trauma – across the Big Bend Region. 

Held in the beautiful gardens at Esposito’s, this winter wonderland setting features our Capital City’s finest food, libations, entertainment by Tobacco Rd Band, a live auction and much more! The holiday season and its offerings bring with it the sights, sounds & smells that evoke memories of family, fun and the traditions we cherish this time of year. You will not want to miss this festive affair!


Why WinterFall?

We believe in creating a better world for children, teens and families.

Together we can be catalysts for change.

Lee’s Place was founded in 2000 by Dr. Brenda Rabalais in memory of her son who died at age 14 from bone cancer. Following that life changing experience, the idea and passion to honor Lee and to help others in our community was born. A licensed therapist, Dr. Rabalais created a center where people can receive quality, therapeutic services in a warm and nurturing environment.
Services provided by Lee’s Place address the broad spectrum of grief, loss, and trauma. These include: divorce, abandonment (foster care, adoption, service families), abuse, suicide, homicide, crime, loss of functionality, loss of home or job, long-term illnesses, other life transitions, as well as death.

Your support of WinterFall will help Lee’s Place provide quality therapy to adults, children, and families, regardless of their financial circumstances, who are coping with loss, trauma, and life changing experiences, while offering specialized training and education to the community.

To learn more about the invaluable resources Lee’s Place provides for our community visit LeesPlace.Org

*Lee’s Place is a 501c3 tax-exempt charitable organization.




Thursday | November 21 | 2024 


6:00 – 9:00PM


Esposito Garden Center

2743 Capital Circle NE

Tallahassee, Florida 32308









WinterFall Photo Gallery

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Individual Ticket – $125.00
Includes one (1) admission, hors d’oeuvres and gourmet tastings from a variety of local restaurants, and two (2) drink tickets.



Sponsorship Opportunities Available Now!

Our Sponsors


2023 WinterFall would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors!

Empowerment Sponsor


Venue Sponsor


Inspiration Sponsors

Courage Sponsors

Hope Sponsors

Resilience Sponsors

Event Architects


Spirits of Giving Sponsor

Media Sponsors



Auction Sponsors

Photography Sponsor

Beverage Sponsor


Thank you to these wonderful businesses for their support of WinterFall!

  • Blu Halo
  • BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
  • Bradley’s Country Store
  • Burrito Border
  • Cafe De Martin
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill
  • Catering Capers
  • Estuary Oysters
  • Habanas Boardwalk
  • Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille
  • Jeri’s Love on a Plate
  • Legacy Gold BBQ
  • Newk’s Eatery
  • Peterbrooke Chocolatier
  •  Refreshment Services Pepsi
  • Tasty Pastry Bakery
  • The Fresh Market
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux

We Have the Power to Impact the Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

Raised To Support Local Community Programs

Thank you to all of our sponsors, partners, volunteers, and patrons for making WinterFall a huge success. Your efforts have helped generate over $500,000 to support individuals and families in Leon County, as well as across the Big Bend Region. You have made a difference and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Mary Kelly and JoAnne Segur, WinterFall Co-chairs


The WinterFall Committee



Former WINTERFALL Beneficiaries



2023 – Lee’s Place


2022 – Apalachee Center, Inc.

Apalachee Center Children’s Services


2021 – The Florida State University Foundation ACTS 2 Project


2020 – TMH Foundation HealthCare Heroes Initiative


2019 – Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Telemedicine Program

With special thanks to Virginia Glass, Telemedicine Champion

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