Partners of Big Bend Cares

Supporting Our Community in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

No nonprofit organization could survive without the support of community partners. Big Bend Cares is fortunate to have partnerships and relationships with quality businesses from Tallahassee and beyond helping us to achieve our mission every day. We couldn’t be more grateful.

Our partners not only provide us with contracted goods and services and sponsorships, but they also believe in our mission, going above and beyond to support our agency in substantive ways that directly benefit our clients and the community.

Supporting these businesses is supporting Big Bend Cares. We hope you’ll consider rewarding them for their generosity in helping to create a better, healthier, and happier Big Bend.

Presenting Partners



Since 2004, Mail-Meds has used cutting-edge technology to empower patients with complicated drug regimens to improve their health. Delivering lifesaving drugs via the U.S. Mail isn’t just a convenience; for some, it’s a lifeline.

Mail-Meds not only serves a great many of Big Bend Cares’ clients, but it also supports our agency in ways that are meaningful to our clients and community. That’s why we’re proud to have Mail-Meds as a valued partner in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

If you need meds, why not get them at Mail-Meds and support this outstanding community partner?

The Jim Taylor Family

Big Bend Cares would like to thank the Jim Taylor Family for their continued support of Artopia!

Diamond Partners


AIDS Healthcare Foundation

The international AIDS Healthcare Foundation, headquartered in Los Angeles, is dedicated to the proposition that all people deserve cutting-edge medicine and advocacy, regardless of their ability to pay. The Foundation’s work touches hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people in the United States and 35 countries worldwide.

Big Bend Cares is honored to count the AIDS Healthcare Foundation among its supporters, and thanks them for their support of everyone living with HIV/AIDS.

Platinum Partners


Centennial Bank

We are grateful to Centennial Bank for supporting Big Bend Cares. Our new partner is a customer-focused bank that provides a broad range of commercial and retail banking and related financial services to businesses, investors, individuals and municipalities.

Centennial Bank has a long history of taking care of the communities in which they operate. We are honored that they have chosen to take care of us this year!

Silver Partners

Agility Network Technologies

For over a decade, Agility Network Technologies has helped our clients achieve success by providing responsive technology consulting and support services. With a commitment to focus on the technology needs of small to medium businesses (SMB), we are to maintain long-lasting relationships with our clients and their changing technology needs.

Thank you to Bennett Chesser for your continued support of Artopia!

Bennett is a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams. Check out his website for current listings and his contact information.

Bronze Partners




Mainline Information Systems

Mainline Information Systems and The Beatitude Foundation have teamed up to support Artopia! 

Mainline Information Systems recommends, designs, and supports IT solutions that help businesses increase their effectiveness nation-wide. With numerous certified architects across various specialties, Mainline can assist with your most urgent and highly visible IT initiatives.



Hopping, Green & Sams

Hopping Green & Sams is an elite law firm serving the Southeastern United States for 35 years. With clients ranging from the statehouse to the White House, from county court to the US Supreme Court, to businesses small and large, Hopping Green & Sams is an award-winning law firm headquartered right here in Tallahassee.

They are committed to giving back, making the Big Bend region the best it can be for everyone. Big Bend Cares is proud to count Hopping Green & Sams among our community partners.

The counselors at Hopping Green & Sams care. Call upon them for your legal needs.





James Moore & Co.

For more than 50 years, James Moore & Co. CPAs and Consultants has provided accounting, auditing, tax and consulting services to businesses. They also have a well-known and distinguished record of civic engagement in support of a better Tallahassee.

Big Bend Cares is grateful to have the support of James Moore & Co., and we thank them sincerely for for their assistance in pursuing our mission to foster a healthier Big Bend region.




Matt McGuire entered real-estate business in 2005 after growing a love for architecture and earning a degree on the subject. Matt enjoys sharing his expertise and experience for selling, buying, and custom designing homes to his clients locally on the Emerald Coast and across the country. Matt is committed not only to improving our neighborhoods through his work, but also through his support of Big Bend Cares.

Superior Painting

Superior Painting

When it comes to skill with a paint brush, Superior Painting has something in common with our Artopia artists. Nobody does a better job of painting Tallahassee than Superior Painting, and nobody cares more about or friends and neighbors here in North Florida.

Thank you, Superior Painting, for your support of this very worthy cause. We are honored to have you in our corner as we pursue our mission to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS in our community.

Medical A/R Revenue Solutions

Medical A/R Revenue Solutions operates a full service Health Information facility which provides on-site training, as well as credential and billing services among others. 

We would like to thank Medical A/R Revenue for their support of Big Bend Cares.






David Poole

Big Bend Cares would like to thank David Poole for supporting Artopia! Your partnership helps us provide education and critical services to our clients. 








Thank  you Redwire for being the 2019 Artopia People’s Choice Award Sponsor!

Redwire is a team of security professionals that have been in the business of providing electronic security systems for commercial, institutional, governmental and residential clients for almost 40 years. They offer a full range of solutions that are custom tailored to your needs. Their cutting edge security, camera/video, access and fire systems are fully integratable with your smart office and smart home so that we may offer you the best results.






The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country’s leading innovative biopharmaceutical research companies, which are devoted to discovering and developing medicines that enable patients to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. Since 2000, PhRMA member companies have invested more than $600 billion in the search for new treatments and cures, including an estimated $71.4 billion in 2017 alone.

Big Bend Cares is grateful to have PhRMA supporting our mission to improve the health of individuals in the Big Bend region.

In-Kind Partners

American Audio Visual

American Audio Visual ensures that guests have a great experience at Artopia by providing excellent audio, lighting, and staging services. Their expert staff members have all the skills and tools necessary to suit the logistical needs and the desired mood of your event. Make your occaison a memorable one by working with American Audio Visual!

IMA JO Design Co.

IMA JO Design Co. specializes in fresh and lasting floral designs, custom artwork, home décor, furniture refinishing, holiday decorating and more. 

IMA JO beautified our art galleries for Artopia 2018 with her stunning floral arrangements. Her floral arrangements are art pieces in and of themselves, and guaranteed to make a home or event all the more spectacular.


Manor Auctions

Manor Auctions is an area leader in the field of appraising and auctioning fine art, collectibles, jewelry, timepieces and more. Manor Auctions also travels nationally for quality, large estate liquidations.

Since 2007, Manor Auctions Owner Malcolm Mason has been providing pro bono live auction services to Artopia, fetching high prices for its best-in-show art. Big Bend Cares loves Malcolm and his crew for providing fun, profitable auctions that assist us in the fulfillment of our vital mission.

Let Manor Auctions be your go-to auction house when you have something to sell.

Tallahassee Democrat

Tallahassee Democrat

The Tallahassee Democrat is an institution in Florida’s Capital City. When they say they have the Big Bend Region Covered, they don’t just mean through their reporting. They also have our nonprofit organizations covered. Big Bend Cares is grateful to have, once again, the sponsorship of our capital newspaper. Thank you for joining the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Know what’s happening right here at home. Read The Democrat.


WTXL Television

For nearly 40 years, WTXL Channel 27 has been a Tallahassee institution, leading the way in local broadcasting for everyone in the viewing area. In 2007, WTXL became the first television station in the Thomasville-Tallahassee market produce local news in high definition. It’s no wonder they see things so clearly.

Big Bend Cares is also grateful to partner with Casanova Nurse to provide an amazing experience at Artopia through his emcee skills. We thank WTXL for their support of the Big Bend community through their support of Big Bend Cares.


Copyfax 2000

Copyfax 2000 is the area’s best provider of office automation technology since 1999, featuring top-of-the-line Konica Minolta equipment. They are the only company in Tallahassee with factory-trained technicians providing service and support to Tallahassee’s business community.

Copyfax 2000 also has been a longtime supporter of Big Bend Cares and Artopia. We couldn’t be more appreciative of their commitment in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

If you’re tired of machines that don’t work and waiting too long for service, maybe it’s time to check out Copyfax 2000.

Tallahassee Nurseries

Since 1938 Tallahassee Nurseries has been a vital part of the Tallahassee Community. They beautify the Tallahassee Community with their flowers and trees, landscaping services, and gardening gifts, and create a stunning atmosphere with their centerpieces and plant arrangements.


The Junction at Monroe (J@M)

With a 30-foot stage and an intimate setting, listening is what J@M is all about. As Tallahassee’s only “Listening Room,” J@M also hears the needs right here in the community that supports them. Owners Russ and Josie have often given to local charities and actively volunteered for great causes. J@M is graciously providing sound services for Artopia 2016.

Big Bend Cares thanks J@M for their assistance and generous support, and is honored to be among the charities to which they have chosen to contribute.

Friends in Art


LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts

Located in downtown Tallahassee, LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts’ beautiful gallery hosts the finest in local, regional, and national fine art exhibitions. Housed in an 1854 Antebellum home, you can feel the history the moment you walk through its doors. LeMoyne offers educational programs in addition to exhibits to ensure the arts remain alive and well in Tallahassee.

Big Bend Cares grateful to count LeMoyne among its community partners and we extend our sincerest thanks for the support of this Tallahassee institution.

Visit LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts for the cultural experience of a lifetime.

Venvi Art Gallery

Venvi Art Gallery

Big Bend Cares is pleased to welcome Venvi Art Gallery as a new partner. The gallery showcases local talent and presents the works of up-and-comers and masters alike. Better yet, they have made service to our community an art. We welcome them to our team of partners that have joined the battle against HIV/AIDS.

Thank you, Venvi Art gallery, for helping Big Bend Cares pursue its mission of a more healthy and happy Big Bend Region.


Council on Culture & Arts (COCA)

No other organization has done more to promote the arts in Tallahassee than COCA. Its membership includes non-profit and commercial galleries, museums, theatres, music groups, dance companies, festivals, film/video companies, historic sites, educational organizations, individual artists, and more.

COCA’s goal? To support art and cultural events in Florida’s Capital City. Big Bend Cares thanks COCA for supporting our community through their support of Big Bend Cares. We couldn’t be more pleased to have them as a community partner.

COCA’s website is the first stop to find out what to do in Tallahassee. You’ll be surprised at the range and number of choices you have.


Utrecht Art Supplies

Utrecht Art Supplies is a Tallahassee institution, and their community involvement is second to none. Over the years, they have generously supported the Big Bend Cares Artopia art auction, and this year is no different.

Big Bend Cares is grateful for Utrecht’s steadfast support. Year after year, they come through for every resident of the Big Bend. It’s corporate citizens like Utrecht that help to make Tallahassee such a wonderful place to live … and to create!

Visit Utrecht for top quality art supplies, or visit the website for their Tallahassee store at:


Frame Shoppe

For 30 years, The Frame Shoppe has provided custom framing for university diplomas and your treasured art. With locations at Governor’s Square Mall and Midtown (next to Whole Foods), The Frame Shoppe is the only business of its kind that provides quality custom mat cutting while you wait. Whatever you need framed, go see Hub Chason at The Frame Shoppe. You won’t be disappointed.

The Frame Shoppe is offering a 25% discount on framing for artists participating in Artopia (learn more). The Frame Shoppe is a generous friend to Tallahassee for life, and Big Bend Cares is grateful for their help in making Artopia the best charity art auction in the area.

Make The Frame Shoppe your first stop when you need quality custom framing.