Charitable Events

3/7 Harbor Lights Gala

Children’s Harbor will host their 3rd annual Harbor Lights Gala at the Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Marina on Saturday, March 7. The special evening will include dining, dancing and philanthropy, featuring a fabulous silent auction as they honor Holland & Knight for their ongoing service to children in the community. The gala’s co-chairs include Bill Mahoney with Mahoney & Associates and Per-Olof Loof with KEMET Electronics. Funds from the event will support loving homes for siblings in foster care and pregnant and/or parenting foster teens and their babies at Children’s Harbor. Tickets are $250 per person and are available online. For sponsorship and more information, please contact 954.252.3072 ext. 213 or [email protected] 


4/17 Delish 2015

One of the most anticipated food events of the season is back. Delish 2015, presented by PNC Bank and hosted by honorary chair Carla Pellegrino, acclaimed Top Chef star, along with CBS4’s “Taste of the Town” Lisa Petrillo, will feature a faceoff of popular chefs from Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Competing chefs, assisted by ARC Broward Culinary Institute students and graduates, will experiment with different techniques while serving their culinary creations for guests to enjoy. Attendees will indulge in an array of delicious fare, refreshing cocktails, dancing, live entertainment and a silent auction. All proceeds from the event benefit ARC Broward to support critically needed services for children and adults with developmental disabilities and those with various life challenges. If you have questions, please contact Jessica Kersey, director of development, at 954.749.4900 or [email protected]


4/18 Debbie’s Dream Foundation – Dream Maker’s Gala

Join us to celebrate the 7th anniversary of Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) on Saturday, April 18. The night will include an exciting cocktail hour where people can connect over an amazing silent auction, which is followed by dinner, live auction, awards, dancing, and dessert. Auction items include unique experiences, sports memorabilia, jewelry, fine dining, vacations, and travel. We expect 600 people, but we sell out fast so RSVP early. For more information, to get involved, to attend, or to be a sponsor, call 954.475.1200, email [email protected] or visit www.DebbiesDream.org.


4/18 American Cancer Society Birthday Ball

Join the American Cancer Society, the official sponsor of birthdays, at this year’s Birthday Ball, “Passport to the World—A Culinary Experience.” Event Chairs Dr. Phil and Julie Valent invite you to join them on Saturday, April 18 at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66.  Enjoy an international culinary experience, dancing, live entertainment, and a unique live and silent auction filled with vacations, “experiences,” spa days, jewelry and more! For more information and tickets, contact Julie Cuneo at 954.200.7516 or visit https://gala.acsevents.org/birthdayballflorida.


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