The Suncoast Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., (formerly Pinellas County Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.) was organized in the spring of 1989 when a group of mothers in St. Petersburg, Florida, saw a need for a chapter in the community. Since its inception the group has been busy fulfilling the mission of the organization with social, civic, educational, cultural, and recreational activities for children and teens of Jack and Jill. In October 2015 the chapter celebrated its 25th anniversary with a formal gala, “masked in elegance and style.” The proceeds of the gala benefited the Jack and Jill of America Foundation and local charities. The chapter boundaries include Pinellas, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties. The Suncoast Chapter currently has 27 active Mothers, one mother on a leave of absence, two ten year life members, two fifteen year life members and 43 active Jack and Jill Children and Teens.