The Orlando Margarita Society

The Orlando Margarita Society was organized in 1983 as a non-profit organization to help needy children within our community. The original twenty-five Directors desired to create a process for friends to celebrate a special season, and yet, allow all to contribute towards a better Christmas for the under-privileged children of Central Florida. The Orlando Margarita Society Ball format was developed as a means to achieve this goal. From its humble start of having just a few hundred guests, a menu of potato chips and dip, the Orlando Margarita Ball has blossomed into the most successful event of its kind in the Southeast. During the past three decades, the Margarita Society along with the thoughtful generosity of our invited guests, has furnished well over one hundred thousand gifts to needy children throughout Central Florida.

The Directors represent a cross-section of Central Florida's business community. Till this day, the goals remain the same as they were in 1983: To organize and sponsor one of Florida's grandest gala events, while bettering the Christmas for the under-privileged children of Central Florida.

The process we use is simple. Each invited guest is requested to bring at least one high quality unwrapped gift for a boy and/or girl to the event. The morning following the Ball, the Directors gather again to sort and distribute the many gifts that were collected. The Society then distributes the collected gifts to various pre-qualified children's organizations within our community. As a final gesture and quality check, the Directors attend each charities toy giveaway event. Yes! After the glitter and gaiety of the Ball grows dim, children's faces glow brighter during the holiday season!

The Orlando Margarita Society thanks each and every participant who has helped our organization achieve its goals during the past three decades. Without your generous help, and the holiday spirit you unselfishly provide, the Holiday Season would be very a different occasion for many under-privileged children.