Who's Who Charity in the Arts 2017 - 2018
Who's Who Charity in the Arts 2017 - 2018
President and CEO: Sheila Smith
250 NE 33rd St., Oakland Park, FL 33334
About Charity: 2-1-1 Broward provides 24-hour comprehensive helpline and support services to individuals and families seeking crisis intervention assistance and/or information and connections to health and human services in Broward County. Every call is answered by a trained, degreed counselor who listens to the caller’s concerns, identifies their needs and connects them with agencies and programs that can help them. We rely on the support of government agencies, corporations, foundations and individuals to provide this vital community service.
President: Kevin Enders
2717 W. Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
About Charity: 4KIDS’ mission is “providing hope for kids in crisis.” The vision is “a home for every child.” For 20 years, 4KIDS has served and cared for more than 25,000 abused and neglected children. 4KIDS licenses foster families in Broward, Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast counties and is committed to accomplishing the vision of “A Home for Every Child.”
CEO: Stephanie Seibel
555 NW St., Delray Beach, FL 33444
About Charity: The Achievement Centers for Children & Families is a community-based organization dedicated to serving low-income children and families. Our mission is to ensure school readiness, provide skill building opportunities, promote academic achievement and support healthy lifestyles.
Our volunteer opportunities include academic mentors, art instructors and event committee members.
President and CEO: Pam O’Brien
P.O. Box 6161, Delray Beach, FL 33482
About Charity: AVDA promotes violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse.
Volunteers are needed to support AVDA’s many programs ranging from joining event committees for our fundraisers, to volunteering at AVDA’s Casa Vegso residential programs. Call us to learn more about volunteering with AVDA.
Founder and CEO: Johanna Kandel
1649 Forum Place #2, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness (The Alliance) is a non-profit organization working to prevent all eating disorders and advocate for health promotion including a positive body image, free from weight preoccupation and size prejudice. The Alliance accomplishes this through educational presentations, cutting-edge information and referral, training, advocacy, support and mentoring services.
President and Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Robin R. Ganzert
241 Bradley Place, Ste. C, Palm Beach, FL 33480
About Charity: For more than 100 years American Humane has been first in promoting the welfare and safety of animals and strengthening the bond between animals and people. We are first to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection or security. Through our innovative leadership initiatives—from our “No Animals Were Harmed” program in Hollywood, to broad-based farm and conservation animal welfare certifications, to rapid response rescue and care across the country—American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation.
Board Chair: Misty Weinger, CPA, CFF, CVA; Kofsky Weinger, PA.
1650 Harrison St, Hollywood, FL 33020
About Charity: The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood (ACCH) cultivates creativity and the support of the arts in our community through education, innovation and collaboration. ACCH offers contemporary gallery exhibitions, education programs for children youth and adults, and live stage performances. Its programs foster a creative environment where new and challenging work can flourish and reflect the highest standards of artistry and diversity. ACCH impacts more than 60,000 people each year at three facilities—the circa—1924 Kagey Home; the Arts School adjacent to the main facility; and a 500-seat theater. Founded in 1975, ACCH is the third oldest arts non-profit in Broward County.
CEO: Jaye Abbate
1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. , Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33304
About Charity: One of six original arts incubators in the United States, ArtServe is an award-winning non-profit that helps the arts thrive and communities flourish. ArtServe offers an array of services, events, affordable facilities and collaborative opportunities that foster entrepreneurship among artists of every genre, helping them turn their passion for the arts into a viable profession, thereby creating sustainable arts businesses that enrich our community and strengthen the local economy. ArtServe’s creative space allows people and organizations to teach, exhibit, create, perform and hold meetings or events in a vibrant, ever-changing setting.
Artistic Director: Colleen Smith
10357 Ironwood Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Ballet Palm Beach is dedicated to preserving the art of classical ballet, cultivating new visions in choreography, impacting new generations through the discipline and power of dance, and enriching the community in the timeless aesthetics of a universal art form. Founded in 2001, Ballet Palm Beach is the only professional ballet company between Miami and Orlando. The company strives to enrich the community through its numerous outreach programs and community performances. We offer classes to students beginning at 3 years old. Volunteer opportunities include fundraising, sewing and crafting, grant writing, mailings and more.
President: Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD
11300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33161
About Charity: Barry University provides a higher education experience that applies what is learned in the classroom to a constantly changing and diverse world, while promoting civic engagement for the betterment of humanity. Barry University is comprised of eight colleges and schools and offers more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.
President: Shari Cedar
1 E. Las Olas Blvd. , Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
About Charity: Since its inception, Beaux Arts has raised more than $5 million for the NSU Art Museum. We also support the local art community and the public school system through Museum on the Move. Beaux Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to encourage a more thorough understanding and appreciation for fine and applied arts to children, young people and adults. Our membership is comprised of passionate, energetic women who devote their time and talent to support the arts in their community.
President of the Board of Directors: Gary Peters
1500 NW First Court, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Boca Helping Hands (BHH) provides food, medical and financial assistance to meet basic human needs as well as education, job training and guidance to create self-sufficiency. BHH offers Job Training Programs: Hospitality, Home Health Aide, CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) and IT Help Desk Technician; serves lunch six days a week and a family night dinner; and distributes 5,000 pantry bags monthly to qualified residents. If interested in volunteering, email Melissa Keklik, volunteer program manager at email@example.com.
President of the Board of Directors: Yvette Drucker
71 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432
About Charity: The mission and purpose of the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum is to collect, preserve and present information and artifacts relevant to the past and evolving history of Boca Raton, and to maintain a visible role in education and advocacy of historic preservation in our community. The BRHS&M Volunteer Program offers opportunities to serve in a variety of areas of the Historical Society, plus activities designed for the active volunteers.
Chair: Jody Harrison Grass
501 Plaza Real , Boca Raton,, FL 33432
About Charity: The Boca Raton Museum of Art recognizes equally that knowledge is gained by thinking and by doing. This idea is expressed through the vitality of our three components: the Museum in Mizner Park where more than 100,000 visitors experience and learn about the beauty and diversity of the visual world; the Art School where more than 4,000 children and adults discover their creativity through studio art instruction; and the Artists’ Guild Gallery where more than 300 local artists gather to interchange ideas and exhibit and sell their work. Volunteer opportunities are available for all events and programs.
President: Mark Larkin, CFRE
745 Meadows Road, Boca Raton,, Fl 3348
About Charity: Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation supports the Hospital’s mission of providing superior, compassionate health care through the cultivation and stewardship of philanthropic gifts. Financial gifts are used to fund new and expanded programs, invest in technology, and recruit and retain the finest health care professionals. The Foundation reaches out to the community with health education, wellness programs and disease prevention initiatives that touch thousands of lives each year.
President/CEO: Rita Thrasher
300 Park of Commerce Blvd.
, Boca Raton, FL 33487
Boca Raton’s Promise identifies mental health needs, promotes understanding and acceptance, and collaborates in planning activities, which lead to early identification and access to information and services. Directors established PBC Action Alliance for Mental Health and introduced “Breaking The Silence” to promote conversation and collaboration with schools, clubs, workplaces and spiritual communities. Educational activities include Mental Health First Aid Training, IAM1 Advocacy and I Promise 2 short films. GOALS: 1000 persons will declare “I AM 1 Who Knows About Mental Illness.” Our volunteer opportunities include lunch and learn organizers, speakers and events hosting.
President: William Gundlach III
900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
About Charity: Bonnet House Museum & Gardens provides our diverse guests the opportunity to share the unique historical legacy of the Bartlett and Birch families. We maintain their passion and commitment to historic and artistic preservation, architectural and environmental conservation while enhancing the educational, cultural and economic growth of our community. Volunteer opportunities include tour guides, event hosts, curatorial assistants and educators while participating with cultural happenings in addition to the fundraising events of the Alliance.
CEO: Patrick Shavloske
900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
About Charity: Bonnet House Museum & Gardens preserves the unique historic estate of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. Through enjoyable and enriching cultural experiences, the museum connects today’s community to the Bartlett’s architectural, artistic and environmental legacy.
President and CEO: Brian Quail
877 NW 61st St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33071
About Charity: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Our goal is to provide world-class Club experiences that assure success is within reach of every child who walks through our doors. We want all members to graduate from high school with a plan for the future; demonstrate good character and citizenship by participating in leadership training and volunteering in community service projects; and engage in sports and activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.
Chair: Christina Fischer
600 SE Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33301
About Charity: Broward Education Foundation transforms the lives of Broward County Public School students by engaging community support of high-quality education. Established in 1983, Broward Education Foundation aligns with Broward County Public Schools—the nation’s sixth largest school district—by fostering innovative teaching to advance PreK-12 achievement; equipping students from Title I schools with critically needed school supplies; and stewarding scholarships for qualified high school seniors. Through the generosity of corporate partners, community leaders and donors, Broward Education Foundation contributes nearly $3 million annually to Broward County schools, serving as the catalyst for educational excellence.
Board Chair: Mitch Welin
1201 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
About Charity: The mission of the Broward Health Foundation is to improve the health of the community by providing resources to promote, support and enhance the programs and initiatives of Broward Health. The Foundation is working toward the creation of a Neurological Institute at Broward Health North and the expansion of pediatric services at Broward Health Coral Springs. The Neurological Institute will bring together, in one place, all programs and services related to neurological disorders to provide a seamless experience for patients. With a growing community in western Broward County, Broward Health Coral Springs will expand its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
CEO: Stacy Hyde
1726 SE Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
About Charity: Broward House’s mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals impacted with chronic health challenges, including HIV, by providing pathways to wellness. We recognize that individuals are more willing to accept services and adhere to health care in a safe environment in which a variety of needs are addressed that lead to expanding services to include prevention, education, case management, mental health and substance abuse treatment and collaborative medical care. A variety of housing services remain at the core of Broward House’s mission.
President and CEO: Lisa Vecchi
305 SE 18th Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
About Charity: Broward Housing Solutions (BHS) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), certified housing development organization (CHDO) that provides permanent and affordable housing opportunities to 362 low-income or homeless people with disabilities who also have mental illness via five-programs: Rental Housing (adults and families); Youth Solutions (foster youth ages 18 to 23); Home for the Brave (homeless veterans with PTSD and mental illness); Senior Solutions (aged 55 who are chronically homeless) and Samaritan (chronically homeless unaccompanied adults). The organization’s core values are Stability, Dignity and Hope. Our vision is to create a community where all low-income people with mental illness have a permanent and safe home in which to live.
Board Chair: Robert B. Lochrie, III
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
About Charity: The Broward Performing Arts Foundation supports the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in its mission to build community through the arts by delivering quality entertainment, educational opportunities and memorable moments that engage and inspire audiences, nurture collaboration and drive economic vitality. Ranked as one of the top 10 theaters in the country for attendance, the Broward Center offers more than 700 events for more than 700,000 visitors annually, and serves more than 150,000 students each year with one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the nation. Membership and support opportunities include Patrons’ Circle, Founders’ Club, Entourage, Classical Society, Ghost Light Society and Corporate Circle.
Chair: Marty Shuham
100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
About Charity: Fine libraries exist with public funds, but it is through private gifts that they flourish. The Broward Public Library Foundation’s mission is to enhance the collections, programs and services of Broward County Library beyond the means of tax support. The Library Foundation and its 900 donors and members support early literacy programs, such as the Summer Learning Program and the Children’s BookFest, as well as free SAT/ACT classes for high school students and networking opportunities at the Creation Station Business Coworking Hub at the Main Library. Literary Feast, an event featuring more than a dozen nationally known authors, is the Library Foundation’s chief fundraiser.
Founder/CEO: Carly Yoost
4530 Conference Way S., Boca Raton, FL 33431
Child Rescue Coalition, a Boca Raton-based non-profit with global reach, has developed sophisticated technology that has enabled law enforcement to track, arrest and prosecute more than 9,500 online predators and rescue over 2,200 abused children in the last five years alone. With a vision of protecting innocence through technology, the non-profit provides free tools to law enforcement in all 50 states and 77 countries.
President and CEO: Emilio Benitez
1100 W. McNab Road , Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
About Charity: ChildNet’s mission is to protect abused, abandoned and neglected children in the communities we serve.
President/CEO: Dr. Elizabeth Wynter
19425 SW 58th Manor, Pembroke Pines, FL 33332
Established in 1996, Children’s Harbor is a nationally accredited non-profit agency with a mission to provide a safe harbor and support to at-risk children, youth and families, keeping brothers and sisters together, strengthening families and guiding youth toward independence. Children’s Harbor provides nurturing, family group homes for 24 siblings and 12 pregnant/parenting teens in the foster care system on our beautiful 8-acre campus in Pembroke Pines. These loving homes allow brothers and sisters and teen mothers and their babies to stay together during a turbulent time in their young lives.
President/CEO: Bradley Hurlburt
700 S. Dixie Highway, Ste. 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
dation: Together with our donors, serve as the leading catalyst for building vibrant communities through meaningful philanthropy. Please join us next spring at the annual Founder’s Award Luncheon, a celebration of philanthropy hosted by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Enjoy a spectacular keynote speaker and celebrate the recipient of the 2018 Founder’s Award.
President/CEO: Linda Carter
910 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ste. 200, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
For more than 30 years, the Community Foundation of Broward has connected people who care with causes that matter. We know Broward County, and we help visionary families, individuals and corporations develop customized giving strategies enabling them to have tremendous positive impact on our community. Our donors are part of a family of forward-thinking philanthropists who have invested nearly $95 million addressing the most urgent challenges facing Broward. And with more than $173 million in assets, the Foundation is ranked among the top 100 community foundations in the nation. Join us in building a community where people feel connected and are actively engaged to help Broward BE GREATER. The Community Foundation of Broward manages 450 personalized charitable funds, has $180 million in assets and has granted more than $95 million in community grants since 1984.
Executive Director: James M. Gress
733 Breakers Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33304
About Charity: We are committed to serving homeless, at-risk, runaway and trafficked youth under the age of 21, including moms and their babies, to empower them to live independently and become contributing members within our community. We offer crisis shelter, transitional living, outreach, family reunification, drug addiction management, counseling, health services, GED program, job readiness training and a variety of other services.
Board President: Bonnie Scharf
21301 Powerline Road., Ste. 301, Boca Raton, FL 33433
About Charity: The mission of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are collectively known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).
Chief Executive Officer: Scott Ehrlich
5850 S. Pine Island Road , Davie, FL 33328
About Charity: The David Posnack Jewish Community Center enriches lives by connecting people through cultural, educational, social, recreational and wellness programs in an environment of fun, friendship and unity. The J is open to all and is proudly guided by Jewish values. Volunteers may participate on cultural arts programming, fundraising and sports and wellness committes that plan the DPJCC’s Jewish Book, Film, Music Festivals, Annual Gala, Poker Tournaments and 5K Run and Walk.
Development Director: Robyn Harper
3223 NW 10th Terrace, Ste. 602, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
When one person in the family is ill, the entire family is impacted. Deliver the Dream’s three-day retreats provide structured, therapeutic activities for families experiencing a serious illness or crisis. Each retreat is focused on a specific illness or crisis such as autism, spina bifida, AIDS/HIV, cancer and others. DtD also provides one retreat each year for families with a recently returned combat veteran and families who have a parent with breast cancer. There is no charge, which includes lodging, all meals and activities. The core base of more than 300 volunteers are an important component to Deliver the Dream. On retreats, a volunteer is assigned to each family to assist them with their needs during the weekend. To date, DtD has hosted 160 retreats serving over a 1,000 families.
President: Nancy Dockerty
100 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444
About Charity: Delray Beach Public Library enriches the lives of individuals of Delray Beach’s diverse communities and provides support to local businesses by creating and sustaining superior library services through responsible staff, dynamic collections, effective programming, appropriate technology and access to global information.
President and CEO: Joshua Rednik
200 S. Park Road, Ste. 100, Hollywood,, FL 33021
About Charity: The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is the organization of choice for those who are serious, passionate and committed to curing diabetes. Its mission—to provide the Diabetes Research Institute with the funding necessary to cure diabetes now—is a testament to the belief that tomorrow is not soon enough to cure those living with diabetes. Located at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the DRI is the largest and most comprehensive research center dedicated to curing diabetes.
Head of School: Helena Levine
9701 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton, Fl 33428
About Charity: Our mission is to educate our children and the DKJA community to be knowledgeable and responsible citizens of the world, committed to Jewish values and lifelong learning. Our vision: An extraordinary and diverse community of learners inspired by Jewish values and empowered to succeed in tomorrow’s world.
Founders: Eda and Cliff Viner
777 Yamato Road, Ste. 300, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Mission Statement: Educating and inspiring young leaders of character to succeed and to contribute to their families and communities.
The Viner Community Scholarship is a program that provides south Palm Beach County Partner High School students with four-year scholarships to state of Florida public colleges and universities.
• Unique Scholarship Program
• Intensive Mentorship Program
• Extensive Community Social Services support
• Substantial four-year financial commitment
• Average scholarship is $7,000/student per year.
• 100 percent of donated funds go directly to students’ scholarships
• Founders, directors and staff receive no compensation from the Foundation
Executive Director: Gale M. Butler
3109 E. Sunrise Blvd., Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
About Charity: “Bring Birch Back!” is the rallying cry of the Friends of Birch State Park, a non-profit organization formed to help preserve, conserve, enhance and promote Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. We raise funds for projects such as the reconstruction of the 1.2 mile seawall on the Intracoastal, a new playground, a meditation garden, the restoration of Long Lake, and the re-opening of Terramar, Hugh Taylor Birch’s home. Birch left his 180-acre estate to the state of Florida to be used as a nature park. Amenities include boat rentals, pavilions, picnic tables and grills, a new restaurant called Park & Ocean and ranger-guided nature walks and animal shows.
President: Carolyn Lee
401 E. Las Olas Blvd. Suite 2200, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33301
About Charity: Funding Arts Broward enriches the community by providing monetary grants for visual and performing arts that present high-quality programs to the public. Since its inception, FAB! has awarded nearly $3 million to local 501(c)(3) organizations.
CEO and Founder: Jay Feinberg
800 Yamato Road., Ste. 101, Boca Raton, FL 33431
About Charity: Gift of Life Marrow Registry is a non-profit, public bone marrow and blood stem cell registry that facilitates transplants for patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses, including leukemia, lymphoma, other cancers and genetic diseases. We are singularly passionate about engaging the public to help us get everyone involved in curing blood cancer, whether as a donor, a volunteer or a financial supporter. It all begins with one remarkable person, one life-changing swab and one huge win—finding a match and a cure.
President: Tim Ingham
1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
About Charity: The mission of the Gold Coast Jazz Society is to perpetuate and advance the cultural art form of jazz through performances, education and outreach activities.
Chairman: Ian Lis
501 NE Eighth Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
About Charity: HANDY’s mission is to achieve positive, lasting change for youth by providing life skills, education and a supportive community.
HANDY is guided by a voluntary board of directors and advisory committee members. Members of the public can participate on committees, which include development, finance, programs and scholars.
HANDY has a vibrant young professionals committee, a committee that plans group mentoring activities and two event committees who plan our signature events. We invite volunteers to assist at our annual back-to-school, Thanksgiving and holiday drives, help with tutoring and provide career opportunities.
Head of Organization: Dr. Steven Ronik
4740 N. State Road 7, Suite 201 , Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
About Charity: Henderson Behavioral Health will celebrate 65 years as the premier provider of accessible, cost effective and quality behavioral health care services to the people of South Florida in order to promote their mental health and well-being. Established in 1953, HBH provides health care, housing and hope for more than 31,000 people each year.
Executive Director: April Kirk
335 SE Sixth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33301
About Charity: The mission of the Historic Stranahan House Museum is to tell the story of the birth of our community through the lives of two extraordinary people and the homestead they created, and to serve as an enduring legacy for historic preservation. The museum always welcomes volunteers to help give house tours and holiday tours, plan and produce special events, provide administrative support and conduct outreach programs.
President: Nancy Watson
4725 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
About Charity: The Holy Cross Auxiliary supports the mission of Holy Cross Hospital through fundraising initiatives, including its annual Epicurean Escapade event, Lorelei’s Gift Shop, Pink Lady Thrift Shop and the Boutique at the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center. Through the years, the Auxiliary has donated millions of dollars to the Women’s Center, the Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Research Institute, and most recently, the Phil Smith ALS and Movement Disorders Clinic at the Phil Smith Neuroscience Institute at Holy Cross Hospital.
CEO: Matthew Ladika
2840 Sixth Ave. S., Lake Worth, FL 33461
About Charity: HomeSafe is helping Palm Beach County and South Florida’s most vulnerable residents—victims of child abuse and domestic violence.
We provide comprehensive programs preventing new cases of violence, protecting victims of child abuse and domestic violence, and preparing children, young adults and families for safer, more productive lives.
Chairman of the Board: Thom G. Bambenek
2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
About Charity: The Humane Society of Broward County provides shelter, aid and responsible adoptions to animals entrusted to our care, and educates the community about respect and kindness to all animals. Volunteer opportunities include: foster care, humane education presenters, dog walkers, bathers, customer service, boutique sales, animal care, guides, greeters and more.
Co-Presidents: Helen C. Ballerano and Kirsten Stanley
261 NW 13th St., Boca Raton, FL 33432
Impact 100 Palm Beach County was founded in 2011 by Tandy Robinson, Lisa Mulhall and Cindy Krebsbach, who collaboratively wanted to improve their community through the “power of women giving as one.” Impact 100 Palm Beach County (Impact 100 PBC) advances high- impact philanthropy in the South Palm Beach County area by pooling together smaller donations of individual women to create $100,000 grants, which will have a high-impact in our community. They are a charitable fund of the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin counties.
Executive Director: Heather Siskind
1315 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
About Charity: Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty for children of high-need working families through quality early childhood education and family strengthening programs. Volunteer opportunities include tutoring and working with students one-on-one, working as a classroom helper and service projects meeting various needs of the Center.
Executive Director: Sarah Franco
4200 N. University Drive, Sunrise, FL 33351
About Charity: JAFCO’s mission is to care for abused and neglected children and those with disabilities in the Jewish community and to work in partnership with families and the entire community. We believe that the care of children in our community is our responsibility, one we accept with joy, pride and love, giving every child a place to belong.
CEO: Debra C. Hallow
21160 95th Ave. S., Boca Raton, FL 33428
About Charity: JARC Florida provides programs and services to educate and empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
JARC offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, and we are confident that there is an opportunity to fit the interests and schedule of just about everyone. We offer weekday, weeknight and weekend opportunities to take place either in our Living and Learning Center, Group Homes or Apartments.
Board President: Traci H. Rollins
1641 Worthington Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
About Charity: JDRF is the leading organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Since inception, JDRF has dedicated more than $2 billion to research that has revolutionized the understanding of T1D. This has resulted in bringing many life-changing treatments to market and greatly advancing the science around T1D to get closer to preventing and one day curing the disease.
President/CEO: Matthew C. Levin
9901 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33428
About Charity: At the hub of the Jewish community, the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County strategically engages donors, supporters and community partners in addressing and planning for current needs of the Jewish people locally, in Israel and around the world. The Federation accomplishes these goals by: building Jewish community and developing Jewish communal leadership; promoting Jewish identity, education and engagement; caring for the vulnerable; advocating for the well-being and security of the Jewish people; and standing with Israel, our spiritual homeland.
President: Laurie Sallarulo
1130 Coconut Creek Blvd, Coconut Creek, FL 33066
About Charity: Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future and make smart academic and economic choices. Locally, we serve almost 50,000 Broward and south Palm Beach County public, charter and private school students. Our K-12 programs prepare students to be responsible consumers and employees and also inspire them to be innovative. JA delivers cutting-edge programs in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship that include classroom learning and real-life simulations at our 60,000-square-foot facility, JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College.
President: Renata Sans de Negri
261 NW 13th St., Boca Raton, Fl 33432
About Charity: The Junior League of Boca Raton (JLBR) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. JLBR’s community initiatives focus on issues that have been identified as being of greatest concern within the community: hunger, child welfare and non-profit support. JLBR’s purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
President: Michele Maiuro
P.O. Box 39646 , Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339
About Charity: Junior Welfare Society is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those in need throughout Broward County. We do this by providing one-time stabilizing assistance to individuals and families that have experienced an unexpected setback. We work with social service professionals whose clients will be back on track after receiving our assistance. JWS membership is comprised of 40 active members along with supporting and honorary members. In its 62nd year, our annual event will raise funds for year-round giving. We hope you’ll join us at Mistletoe & Margaritas for a beachfront tropical chic evening.
President: Lois Pope
1720 S. Ocean Blvd. , Manalapan, FL 33462
About Charity: Since 1993, Leaders in Furthering Education (LIFE) has been dedicated to helping and improving the lives of the voiceless and vulnerable in our society—those who are disadvantaged, marginalized or forgotten because of disabilities, socio-economic status, neglect, age, abuse and other barriers. Founded by Lois Pope, one of America’s most committed and creative philanthropists and humanitarians, LIFE provides aid and assistance for disabled veterans, medical research, humanitarian relief and animal welfare.
Board Chair: Peter Moore
1640 W. Oakland Park Blvd. Ste. 400, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
About Charity: Leadership Broward is Broward County’s premier leadership development organization with more than 30 years of helping emerging and established leaders to expand their leadership skills, enhance their knowledge of local and state issues, and leverage their individual passions to initiate positive change in Broward County. Its mission, to develop and inspire individuals to serve our community, is accomplished through its Leadership Broward program, Youth Leadership Broward, Executive Leadership Orientation and Women Leading Broward.
President: Carlos Reyes
5333 N. Dixie Highway Suite 201 , Oakland Park, FL 33334
About Charity: For 28 years, the clinic’s mission has been to provide culturally sensitive health care to qualified, uninsured and low-income residents of Broward County. Volunteer opportunities include specialty licensed professionals (i.e. bilingual psychologist, psychiatrist, social workers, dieticians, gastroenterologist, rheumatologist); bilingual front office/clerical staff; and health expo volunteers.
If you have a talent that you’re willing to share, please contact the clinic or visit our website to see how we can work together.
Chief Executive Officer: Kristin Calder
3651 Quantum Blvd., Boynton Beach,, FL 33426
About Charity: To improve the quality of life in our community by promoting and achieving literacy for adults and children. Community members support literacy by volunteering as reading tutors, making donations, organizing book drives, attending literacy events and participating in literacy initiatives like Read for the Record and Read Together Palm Beach County.
Founder and Chairperson: Heather Geronemus
1655 N. Commerce Parkway Suite 302, Weston, FL 33326
About Charity: The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. To date, MADD has saved more than 300,000 lives and counting. As one of the largest victim services organizations in the country, MADD supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every 15 minutes at 1.877.MADD.HELP. Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K is the nation’s largest and most successful MADD fundraiser in the organization’s history. Help us fulfill our goal of no more victims of drunk driving.
President: Abiud Montes
P. O. Box 4385, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33338
About Charity: The Navy League is a civilian organization that supports the Sea Services: U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. The Navy League has three missions: to enhance the morale of active-duty personnel and their families; to inform Congress and the American public on the importance of strong sea services; and to support youth through programs such the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Junior ROTC and Young Marines that teach young people about careers in the Sea Services.
President and CEO: Rob Steele
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444
About Charity: Old School Square’s mission is to be the community’s cultural center, enriching the lives of all people by offering diverse experiences in visual and performing arts education and entertainment; nurturing artistic expression and involvement; providing a community gathering place; and preserving our National Historic Site. Volunteer Opportunities: Cornell Art Museum volunteers include museum docents, front desk greeters and store cashiers. Crest Theatre volunteers include ushers, ticket scanners, bartenders and producers lounge greeters. Pavilion event volunteers cover a variety of positions at the gates and in hospitality areas.
Executive Director South Palm Beach County Chapter: Robin Miller
21301 Powerline Road, Ste. 303, Boca Raton, FL 33433
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community. The South Palm Beach County Chapter provides the local Parkinson Community with wellness classes, support groups and educational programs in many locations.
President: Julie Strauch
2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale,, FL 33312
About Charity: PAWS is dedicated to providing the volunteer and financial support to assist the Humane Society of Broward County in its mission to provide shelter, aid and responsible adoptions to animals entrusted to its care, as well as to expand community awareness through education regarding respect and kindness to all animals. It is PAWS’ belief that pets are worth saving. Volunteers are invited to join special event committees or volunteer at various events throughout the year. Please contact us for more information regarding volunteer opportunities with PAWS.
President: Leia Bosco
2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33312
About Charity: PetSet is an elite networking organization of young professionals in South Florida. The mission of the PetSet fundraising auxiliary of the Humane Society of Broward County is to improve the lives of the shelter’s animals through fundraising activities and community involvement, and by promoting the organization’s programs and services. Volunteers are invited to join special event committees or volunteer at various events throughout the year. For more information regarding volunteer opportunities with PetSet, please contact 954.266.6827 or send us an email.
President: Clio Connors
1203 Oakmont, North Lauderdale, FL 33068
About Charity: The mission of PINION, Inc., a non-profit organization, is to conduct charitable drives and social events within our local community to raise funds for its chosen recipients, Special Olympics of Broward County and Victory Living.
Chair: Claire C. Crawford, DPA
2409 NE Seventh Place, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
About Charity: The first ‘Pioneers’ Reunion’ was held on April 7, 1958 at the Governors’ Club Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. One hundred and twenty women who helped build Fort Lauderdale enjoyed lunch together at the suggestion of Ford Jeter Brown and Mrs. Richard Hood. The gathering was officially christened Pioneers’ Reunion and was to be held each year on Easter Monday. Members of the Pioneer Women of Fort Lauderdale are descendants of pioneers or women who have resided in Fort Lauderdale for 50 years or more. They honor their ancestors and promote and preserve the community’s history and enjoy sharing and keeping its history relevant in today’s world.
Founding CEO: Charles L. Bender III
21441 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton, FL 33433
About Charity: Place of Hope is a faith-based, state-licensed children’s organization that provides family-style foster care (emergency and long-term); family outreach and intervention; maternity care; safety for domestic minor sexually trafficked victims; transitional housing and support services; adoption and foster care recruitment and support; hope and healing opportunities for children and families who have been traumatized by trafficking abuse and neglect.
Founder and President: Deborah Kann Schwarzberg
2751 S. Dixie Highway Ste. 2A, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
The Richard David Kann (RDK) Melanoma Foundation has been working locally and nationally for more than 20 years to raise awareness about the prevention and early detection of skin cancer, especially melanoma. Its RAY project involves the distribution of sunscreen dispensers in parks, beaches, schools and outdoor areas where sun exposure is excessive. The SunSmart America™ curriculum and Students Against Melanoma (SAM) clubs educate students grades K through 12 on sun safety. The RDK Melanoma Foundation’s vision is to empower adults, children, communities and businesses, to take steps to build a better and more sun safe environment, decreasing the incidence of skin cancer.
President: Rhonda Ritchie
6278 N. Federal Hwy., #378, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33308
About Charity: Royal Dames of Cancer Research was founded exclusively to raise funds for the study and research of cancer. These philanthropic ladies have raised more than $3 million to benefit ground-breaking studies at Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research at Nova Southeastern University. Each year the Royal Dames present the Tiara Ball, their signature fundraising event–one of the most elegant affairs of the social season. This year’s ball, chaired by Giuliana Hirshson, will feature an award-winning Beatles Tribute Band with the theme “Love is All You Need.” We will honor Carol Harrison Kalagher, Nell Lewis McGuire and Mary Short. Guests are welcome.
President and CEO: Danielle N. Hartman, MNM
21300 Ruth & Baron Coleman Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33428
About Charity: Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) offers help, hope and humanity through a comprehensive range of programs and services, which support people of all ages and beliefs. With locations in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, JFS programs and services include food and financial assistance; senior services; counseling and mental health services; career and employment services; family and children’s services; and offers a variety of volunteer opportunities.
President: Eugene F. Sweeney, Sallyport Marine Services, Inc
2550 Eisenhower Blvd.
Ste. #207, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
About Charity: Seafarers’ House, Inc. offers refuge, resources, renewal and respect to the maritime community through multi-faith service. We welcome administrative associates, community ambassadors and special events associates. Volunteers can help by organizing donations of clothing and hygiene items. Students will earn community service hours. For more details please call or visit our website.
President: Paul Finizio
2425 E. Commercial Blvd. Ste. 405, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
About Charity: Symphony of the Americas is a Broward County designated Major Cultural Institution, celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2017-18. It presents Guest Artist Series performances with full orchestra at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, pops and outdoor performances throughout South Florida, a Serenades@Sunset chamber music series, an international music festival, Summerfest and a myriad of outreach performances and educational activities.
President: Melanie Popper
2425 E. Commercial Blvd., #405 , Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
About Charity: Symphony of the America Society is the support arm for the Symphony of the Americas under the artistic direction of Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese. It assists in raising funds and provides a volunteer base for the Symphony’s Guest Artist Series performances at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts; its pops and outdoor performances throughout South Florida; its Serenades@Sunset Chamber music series at the Pier Sixty-Six Pier Top; its international music festival, Summerfest (annually hosting an international chamber orchestra from abroad joined by principal musicians of the SOA); and its myriad of outreach performances and educational activities.
Chairman of the Board: Dodie Keith-Lazowick
920 NW Seventh Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33311
About Charity: The Broward Partnership is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides comprehensive services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Broward County through its 230 bed, short-term housing facility and a number of community-based permanent housing programs. Since 1999, the Partnership has afforded more than 23,800 men, women and children the opportunity to achieve dignified independence and rebuild their lives. Please call for available volunteer opportunities.
President: Tammy L. Berger
P.O. Box 39555, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33339
About Charity: The Charity Guild raises awareness and funds for medically fragile, disadvantaged and emotionally challenged children in Broward County for Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center and Kids in Distress. We are a dedicated, all-volunteer organization with an active membership of 48 women and a privileged (supporting) membership of more than 60 women. We are proud to continue our 65-year tradition of giving from the heart and making a difference. All of the proceeds we raise are distributed directly to CDTC and KID. We have raised more than $2 million for our charities in the last 20 years.
President: Karen Mathieson
2643 Marathon Lane, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
About Charity: The Opera Society endeavors to foster interest in music, especially opera and to promote friendship among music lovers. As a Broward affiliate of Florida Grand Opera, we provide charitable, educational and cultural projects for the public and raise funds through our fun social events, to continue to bring quality opera to the community. With your membership, you can help to promote music education in the community, meet fellow opera lovers, enjoy the many social events and help support FGO. Membership starts at $50 annually.
President/Producer/Director: Sandra Lech-Bloom
6285 W. Sample Road , Coral Springs, FL 33067
About Charity: We are all senior citizens and volunteers between the ages of 55 and 94. We put on Broadway-style, extravaganza-type shows six times a year with all proceeds from our ticket sales going to children’s charities in South Florida. Our show is a high-energy, life-affirming treat for the eyes and ears, lasting approximately two hours with a 15 minute intermission. Thus far, we have donated $820,000 to different children’s charities. This year we will be supporting the Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Fort Lauderdale and Family Central in Miami/Dade and Broward.
Executive Director: David McClymont
44 Cocoanut Row M207B, Palm Beach, FL 33480
About Charity: Led by the baton of Maestro Ramón Tebar, the Palm Beach Symphony’s mission is to engage, educate and entertain the greater community of the Palm Beaches through live performances of inspiring orchestral music. The 2017/18 season will undoubtedly fulfill its mission through a meticulously crafted concert series set in unique venues, such as the Society of the Four Arts, Benjamin Hall at the Benjamin Upper School, the Mar-a-Lago Club, Bethesda-By-The-Sea and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, PBS offers a variety of social and community events as well as charitable activities throughout Palm Beach County from November through April.
Board President: Carole Boucard
2285 Potomac Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
About Charity: The mission of The SYMPHONIA is to enrich the South Florida community through distinctive musical performances and innovative, educational outreach programs. Inspiring and engaging both existing and new audiences, The SYMPHONIA is committed to the highest standards of artistic excellence.
President: Nuccia McCormick
11 Harborage Isle, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
About Charity: The Thomas W. McCormick Scholarship Fund is a Florida non-profit organization, named after Nuccia McCormick’s late husband. Our mission is to provide scholarships to deserving students in high school and college from Broward County to travel abroad to our sister cities in an exchange student program, encouraging them to experience other cultures, languages and enrich their lives. The organization supports cultural diversity and international diplomacy.
Our Youth Ambassador Club helps stimulate enthusiasm among youth to donate volunteer time, “give back” to the community and increase awareness of cultural foreign exchanges. Call for monthly membership/mixer events.
President: Gregory Fried
21100 Ruth and Baron Coleman Blvd., Ste. 250, Boca Raton, FL 33428
About Charity: The Unicorn Children’s Foundation is dedicated to building communities of acceptance, support and opportunity for individuals and families challenged by special needs and neurodiversity.
Our volunteer opportunities include: graphic design; grant research and writing; general office assistance; committees and special events; administration/fundraising/marketing; and ambassadors
Chairman of the Board: Ben Wesley (FPL)
512 NE Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
About Charity: Wholesome, unique, internationally-recognized events that reflect the diversity and culture of South Florida. The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade celebrates 46 years as the “Greatest Show on H2O.” This signature holiday event sails at
6:30 p.m. from the New River up the Intracoastal to Pompano Beach. See fireworks for 12 miles; Grand Marshal Showboat and parade entries decorated to the theme “Broadway on Parade.”
President and WOW! Luncheon Co-Chair: Carolyn Huerkamp
4725 N. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
About Charity: WOW!, a committee of Holy Cross Hospital, is a proven team of community leaders who have come together to help establish long-term bonds between the community at large and Holy Cross Hospital. The committee has particular focus on endeavors that improve the health and lives of women and their families. Members of WOW! volunteer in fundraising activities and in various areas of the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center in support of Holy Cross Hospital.
Founder/Executive Director/CEO: Mindy Shrago
751 SW 121 Ave., Davie, FL 33325
About Charity: Young At Art Museum provides inspiring, interactive experiences in which art is central to enriching our community through contemporary art exhibitions, artist workshops and lectures. This state-of-the-art, AAM Accredited, Gold-LEED Certified Museum serves as the epicenter of cultural arts education with five exhibition galleries, the YAA Institute professionally equipped studios for drawing, painting, sculpture, animation photography, printmaking, digital computer and 4D video design, a Preschool and a Teen Center and Recording Studio. Outreach programs include ArtREACH, a mentoring program for children living in homeless shelters and ArtHouse for low-income residents of Northwest Gardens.
Founder: Jim Moran (1918-2007)
399 SW Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
About Charity: The mission of the Youth Automotive Training Center is to train and educate at-risk youth in basic automotive repair skills, academic remediation, job readiness and life management skills. The goal of this program is to prepare young adults who are at a disadvantage in their lives to become self-sufficient, productive, law-abiding citizens. Founded by automotive pioneer and philanthropist Jim Moran, YATC has been steering at-risk youth toward brighter futures since 1984. With a success rate of more than 90 percent, most graduates are employed or continuing their education. YATC continues to offer support to nearly 700 graduates and their families.