More Community and Philanthropy

Signature Fundraiser Generates Nearly $450,000 for Jack & Jill Center

The 18th Annual Pediatrix Flip Flops on the Docks at the Lauderdale Yacht Club hosted by the Friends of Jack & Jill Center produced $435,000 for the Jack & Jill Center’s mission to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming, and community engagement. The signature fundraiser featured relaxed tropical beach décor, drinks, food

Cleveland Clinic Florida Launches ‘Share the Square’ Campaign

Cleveland Clinic Florida and the American Lung Association recently launched the ‘Share the Square’ campaign to generate greater lung cancer awareness and promote early cancer screenings. This unique partnership brings together a large healthcare organization and the American Lung Association to create greater awareness of local hospital resources. This campaign will utilize social media to

Fort Lauderdale Veteran Receives Much-Needed Home Makeover Courtesy of United Way of Broward County’s Mission United

The United Way of Broward County’s MISSION UNITED program and community leader and philanthropist Susie Levan partnered to surprise Army veteran Takela Mensah and her family with a home refresh makeover in Fort Lauderdale. Levan established Operation Refresh to thank military service members by turning a house into a home for local Broward County Veterans served by

Feeding South Florida Launches Annual Art Competition for Local Students

Feeding South Florida, a hunger-relief organization in South Florida, is now accepting submissions for its Fourth Annual “Feed Your Creativity” art competition. Elementary, middle, and high school students throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties are invited to participate in displaying their artwork on one of Feeding South Florida’s semi-trailer truck wrap—a 36-foot moving

Tower Club Fort Lauderdale to Host Annual Charity Art Exhibit

Tower Club Fort Lauderdale (100 Southeast Third Ave., 28th Floor) will hold its second Annual Charity Art Exhibit at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 14. The community is invited to the private club for the charity art exhibit in support of the South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony in the Schools program. The event will feature

United Way of Broward County to Host Annual Mayors’ Gala 

The United Way of Broward County’s annual Mayors’ Gala will focus on a “Salute to Excellence” theme to spotlight the critical work United Way of Broward County’s MISSION UNITED program conducts to provide resources and support for more than 20,000 Veterans in Broward County. The gala will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 29,

Impact 100 PBC Aims to Award $1 Million in Grants

Impact 100 Palm Beach County (PBC) is preparing to announce the nonprofit organizations receiving a $100,000 high-impact grant. The focus areas include arts, culture and historic preservation, education, environment and animal welfare, family, and health and wellness. The winners will be announced at a reception at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18 at Boca West

Title Sponsor City Furniture Honors the Company’s Past at the Upcoming Broward Heart Walk

City Furniture’s connection to the American Heart Association extends beyond the company’s benevolent footprint. CEO Andrew Koenig and his team continue to generate research funds and awareness around the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States—in large part because founder Kevin Charles Koenig died from heart complications. Last year, Andrew served as

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Opens Its Sixth Club

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade continued its expansion efforts in South Florida by opening its sixth club at Dr. Frederica S. Wilson Skyway Elementary School at 4555 NW 206th Terr. in Miami Gardens. The new facility will serve approximately 100 children from the local area and is now accepting new youth members. Area youth will

Pediatric Center Begins Capital Campaign for $20 Million Medical Village in Florida City

Patches recently began working on its capital campaign to build the Patches Village, a permanent campus on 5 acres of land in Florida City. The initial funding phase was led by Heartbeats for Patches, the nonprofit’s affiliated fundraising group, which pledged $500,000 over five years. The initial contribution for 2022 is $130,000.   Building the Patches Village

Kindergarten Student Collects Cards for Kids at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

Staying in a hospital can be difficult for anyone, but children face challenging circumstances when faced with extended hospital stays after an unexpected illness or traumatic accident. To help uplift the spirits of children staying at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, 5-year-old Brody Greene (main photo) began collecting cards for kids as his “Act

Annual John and Elizabeth’s Toy Drive and Fundraiser Delivers 4,000 Toys to South Florida Community

The 21st annual John and Elizabeth’s Toy Drive and Fundraiser was able to distribute 4,000 toys to five Broward County Public Schools, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and three local daycare centers. The toy drive is part of the SSL Foundation’s year-round efforts to improve women’s and children’s lives through education, mentorship and community outreach. Since its inception,