Community

Jonathan Rose deeply values the communities he serves, and he demonstrates his commitment by serving as a director of the Orlando Margarita Society and by supporting Florida’s Voting Restoration Amendment.


The 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 and 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 two decades, the Margarita Society along with the thoughtful generosity of invited guests, has furnished over one hundred thousand gifts to the needy of children Central Florida. Jonathan Rose is proud to serve as one of the current directors.

Margarita Society board member Jonathan Rose with his wife Teri at the 2017 Ball.

The 35th Annual Margarita Ball

The 2017 Ball had an estimated 3,000+ guests that contributed in excess of 3,200 toys and gift cards. Each year, many local charities assist us in providing toys and gifts to children and families in need.

Presenting the Margarita Society Board of Directors.

At the ball, Boy Scouts collect Christmas gifts

for the area's needy children.

Thousands gifts collected at the

2017 Orlando Margarita Ball!

2017 Margarita Ball guests

dancing the night away at Rosen Plaza.


In 2017, the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition was able to collect enough petitions to get an important issue on the November 2018 ballot. Florida’s Voting Restoration Amendment is a ballot initiative that would allow people who have paid their debt to society to earn back their right to vote. Restoring a person’s right to vote once they’ve fulfilled their obligations to society gives them an opportunity for redemption and a chance to be full members of their community. In the United States, 6.1 million people have permanently lost their right to vote because of a past felony conviction. Florida accounts for nearly 25 percent, or 1.4 million, of the people who have lost their right to vote. As a result, one in ten Floridians are shut out of our democracy. Jonathan Rose is opposed to this unfair treatment of American citizens and supports Florida’s Voting Restoration Amendment. Vote YES on 4 this November! For more information and to get involved in the campaign, visit https://secondchancesfl.org/