Amy Scherzer

Amy Scherzer

Amy joined the Times in January 2002 to help launch the weekly City Times edition serving South Tampa and nearby neighborhoods. Her column, Amy Scherzer's Diary, takes readers along as she makes her rounds on the social circuit. Camera in hand, Amy captures the galagoers, wine tasters, Gasparilla kings, debutantes and bay area philanthropists. Amy earned her bachelor's degree in mass communications and political science at the University of Pittsburgh, and has been a Tampa resident since 1978. She and her husband, Robert, live on Davis Islands, proud parents of two grown children. Any free time is spent people watching, entertaining, boating and reading.

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Magnolia Ball co-chair Bill Christy, left, actor Olivia Newton-John and ball co-chair Lesa France Kennedy celebrate at the 26th annual black-tie gala benefit for the Moffitt Cancer Center on April 27 at the Marriott Water Street. [Amy Scherzer | Special to the Times]
The 26th annual Magnolia Ball, the Tampa General Hospital Foundation Gala and Tampa’s Mayoral Inaugural Ball.

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Lyda Lindell, left, visits with Donna and Sid Jordan at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Heroes Ball on April 13 at the Hilton Downtown Tampa. [Amy Scherzer | Special to the Times]
The St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Heroes Ball, Karamu gala to benefit ZooTampa at Lowry Park and the 61st annual Tampa Bay Heart Ball.

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Brad and Josette Hite, left and Michael and Marcela Loparco have fun at Vino Royale, the 17th movie-themed Winefest benefit for the Tampa Theatre on Feb. 22.  [AMY SCHERZER | Special to the Times]
Tampa Theatre fundraisers, Cattle Baron’s Ball and Equality Florida Gala

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Philanthropists Mary and Tom James, donors since 1966, are inducted into United Way Suncoast’s Million Dollar Roundtable at the Tocqueville Society’s 30th anniversary dinner Jan. 17 at the James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art. AMY SCHERZER | Special to the Times
Events were also held for the Florida Holocaust Museum, Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s, Preserve Vision Florida and United Way Suncoast.

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Gasparilla 2019 pirates and parties

Brooke Melendi, left, and Martin Shine support the Gasparilla Bash benefitting Rotary Club of Tampa Foundation at the Rialto Theatre on Jan. 12.  [AMY SCHERZER/Special to the Times]
Gasparilla 2019 cut loose with weeks of festivities before and after Ye Mystic Krewe and 60 other social clubs blasted bands, beads and beer down Bayshore Boulevard.