For Immediate Release
Contact: Erica Herman, Executive Director
“DREAM BIG” LUNCHEON MADE A DIFFERENCE FOR MANY
Dream BIG Luncheon Presented By Royal Caribbean International
Voices For Children of Broward County, a Broward County not-for-profit organization advocating for children in the dependency system, and Presenting Sponsor Royal Caribbean International, served as hosts to approximately 150 of Broward County’s philanthropic donors, community leaders, and Guardian ad Litems for the organization’s First Annual Dream BIG Luncheon on Sunday, May 17. The Dream BIG Luncheon raised over $30,000 in critical funds needed to sustain and enhance life-changing programs that directly benefit abused, abandoned and neglected children in the care of the State, in Broward County.
Notable guests included: Arielle Capuano and Cary Levinson; Margaret and Richard Pruitt; Elaine Appel; Louis Berlin; Linda and John Brink; Pamela Tindall; Cindy and Michael MacConnie, Elisa and Joshua Becher; Marty Elberg; Jill Ginsberg; Dr. Richard Grant; Nate Handley; Donna and Jim Inglis; April Kadel; Myrna and Bob Kopf; Denise Lettau; Rae Levenson; Marsha Levy; Jaime Mass and Devon Tison; Judith and Peter Ornter; Lori Patterson; Kasandra Phillips; Marie and Dennis Prouty; and Joyce and Orlando Solis.
The Dream BIG Luncheon kicked off with a cocktail reception aboard host sponsor Royal Caribbean International’s Independence of the Seas®. This fun and festive event featured a silent and mission-focused silent auction, raffle for a 7- Night Caribbean Cruise, and self-guided tours of the Independence of the Seas®. Guests also enjoyed a formal three-course lunch and heard testimonials from longtime Guardian ad Litem Michael Gagne and a young person served by the Guardian ad Litem Program and Voices For Children of Broward County.
The Dream BIG Luncheon was made possible by key supporters, including presenting sponsor Royal Caribbean International; Eaton/Hydraulic Supply Companies; Nancy and Louis Berlin; The Becher & MacConnie Families; Donna and Jim Inglis; FUNA International Inc.; Myrna and Bob Kopf; Angelica Palank-Sharlet; Pamela Tindall; Total Marine Solutions, Inc.; Ginsberg Shulman, PL; Levinson & Capuano, LLC; NDPH Paralegal Services LLC; The Ornter Family; Raider Environmental Services; Tripp Scott Attorneys at Law; SMIT Salvage Americas, LLC; and Nonprofit Success Services, Inc.
To learn more about Voices for Children of Broward, please call (954) 831-5952 or email Erica@voicesbroward.org.