In addition to dazzling guests at Scripps’ recent Candlelight Ball, the evening’s floral arrangements went on to serve another purpose. By 10:30am the next morning, they were delivered to 45 local nursing homes, touching the lives of thousands more thanks to local nonprofit The Forget Me Not Foundation. The story goes that co-founder Robert Svet was planning his son’s wedding, and he wondered how to share the occasion’s artistic bouquets. He posed the question to business partner Bill Stone, and the seeds were planted. Today, the foundation provides residents and patients of nursing homes, hospitals, and other facilities with donated flowers. (877/403-4483, www.forgetmenotfoundation.org)