News and Events


Are You Smarter Than A (NOF) Brain Surgeon?
A virtual fundraising trivia game night on April 2021
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Giving Back To Jax Is A No-Brainer! 

Through an emergency resolution by our Board of Directors, NOF launched the “Giving Back to Jax Is A No-Brainer!” initiative as a response to the pandemic with different programs targeting specific groups:

  • FLASH GIVE!  Money raised during a short period of time was matched by NOF and donated to Feeding Northeast Florida. Because a healthy brain needs daily nourishment!
  • Donation-based virtual cooking classes hosted by local chefs. Proceeds go to furloughed chefs.
  • Anna’s Bandanas repurposed and sewn as masks and donated to healthcare workers.


Founder and Vice President, Carmina Montesa Aldana, to receive the prestigious 100 Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World Award from the Filipina Women’s Network.

The Filipina Women’s Network recognizes women of Philippine ancestry who are changing the face of leadership in the global workplace, having reached status for outstanding work in their respective fields and are recognized for their contributions to society, femtorship (female mentorship) and legacy. Aldana was selected from an outstanding field of nominees from around the world.

She was honored with the FOUNDER & PIONEER award which honors Filipina women in their capacities as the chief executive, president, executive director, or founder of a company, community organization, non-profit, or business venture that they helped start, build or significantly grow. This award category is for the trailblazers who have marshaled resources and applied innovative practices, processes, and/or technologies in a new and groundbreaking way to address a significant business or organizational opportunity. Her work with NOF, it’s accomplishments, and the recent success of NOF’s fundraising gala celebrating its 10-year anniversary caught the eye of her nominator, renowned artist, and previous FWN awardee, Pamela Gotangco of Switzerland.

NOF in the News

Founder, Carmina Aldana, is featured in The Resident News, San Marco, December 2019 issue, for her recognition award. Click here to read article.

Dr. Astri Avianti and Dr. Philipp Aldana were also featured in the October issue of The Daily Record about international physicians visiting Jacksonville.

NOF is featured in The Resident News, San Marco, October 2019 issue, celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Click here to read the article.

NOF’s ESM 2018 was featured in The Florida Times-Union, July 5 edition. Click here to read.

2019 – 2020 Marks NOF’s 10 Year Anniversary