Leadership Broward


Each year Leadership Broward Foundation honors individuals whose talent and resources help make Broward County a great place to live and work. This year’s honorees include: John Benz, Memorial Healthcare System; Lisa Scott-Founds, Winterfest; Michael Goodman, Bitner Goodman; Gerry Litrento, BankUnited, N.A.; and Burnadette Norris-Weeks, Burnadette Norris-Weeks, P.A.

The gala is co-chaired by Leadership Broward Foundation volunteers Pamela Baynes, Mary Harris and Peter Moore with Jeff Cato as LBF’s VP of Special Events. This year’s event theme is Gatsby. Guests will enjoy a sumptuous dinner, an over-the-top live and silent auction, a special tribute to the honorees and dancing to live music. Attire is black-tie optional.

A fabulous Flapper’s Fantasy Chef’s Table will be available as a silent auction prize and includes an amazing upgraded five-course gourmet dinner featuring wine pairings, prime seating at a lovely VIP table, and a special champagne treat. Other stellar silent and live auction items include a luxury cruise, jewelry, trips to the British Virgin Islands and Panama, a day with the Sheriff and gift baskets filled with beauty care products, spa services, restaurant gift certificates and more.

This year the Foundation will also present a prestigious new Excellence in Leadership, Lifetime Achievement Award to Marti and Wayne Huizenga. Also, an Excellence in Leadership Special Recognition Award will go to Sharon D’Eusanio, a crime victim assistance consultant who has donated time for 26 years as a speaker for LBF Criminal Justice Program Days.



The mission of Leadership Broward Foundation is to develop and inspire individuals to serve our community. It is Broward County’s premier leadership development training organization with a 31-year history of preparing and connecting leaders from the business and civic communities to strengthen Florida’s future. Programs help emerging and recognized leaders expand their skills and enhance their knowledge of local and state issues, as well as leverage their individual passion to make positive changes in our community. Leadership Broward Foundation brings the private, public and nonprofit sectors together to work collaboratively on issues vital to the future of our community. Learn more at https://www.leadershipbroward.org.


5 October
Leadership Broward Foundation
Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six
6 p.m.-11 p.m.
2301 S.E. 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale 


TICKETS  Available for $550 for Leadership Broward Foundation couples; $300 per person for Leadership Broward Foundation members; $325 per person for guests and non-members; and $200 for Emerge Broward members. Contact Patty Sacco at 954-767-8866 or [email protected]. 

SPONSORS  Presenting sponsor is BankUnited. Additional sponsors are Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six,Chen Moore, Cato Insurance Group, Cindy Shutt PR, Bitner Goodman, Florida Community Bank, Holy Cross Hospital, JM Family Enterprises, Baptist Health South, City Furniture, Gray Robinson, Sheridan Healthcorp, Inc., Wells Fargo, Memorial Healthcare System, and Stiles Corporation.

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