Annual Soaring for Children Cocktail Reception

Celebrating 5 Years Serving Broward County’s Most Vulnerable Children

Voices for Children of Broward County (Voices), along with Event Chair Harriet Sharaf, and Celebrity Host Dale The Host from the Miami Heat, served as hosts to the 5th Annual Soaring for Children Cocktail Reception on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at The Venue, Fort Lauderdale.

Soaring for Children was a spectacular event, where hundreds of prominent community and business leaders gathered to celebrate Voices’ 5th anniversary and the 2016 Voice of Distinction, Amy Goldin and Brian Strelitz. Soaring for Children is Voices’ annual signature cocktail reception and raises 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. This event is vital to Voices’ success and ability to continue to deliver key programming to the over 3,000 children it serves each year. This year’s Soaring for Children was the most successful event to date, raising more than $100,000.

Guests enjoyed an elegant evening with a luxury silent auction and raffle, great cuisine, premium cocktails, and live entertainment. The evening continued late into the night with a chic after party featuring live jazz music.

Event Chair Harriet Sharaf, Board Chairwoman Arielle Capuano, and Executive Director Erica Herman, shared their experiences with the programs and services developed by Voices; services that provide the necessary resources and tools to enable children to lead a healthy, safe, and happy childhood.

A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the annual Voice of Distinction Award to Founding Board Chairwoman, Amy Goldin, and her husband, Brian Strelitz, for their tireless efforts on behalf of the organization and the children it serves. “Soaring for Children 2016 was the most exciting evening!  Fabulous décor, venue, entertainment and energy.  Brian and I were thrilled to be honored.    It was just incredible to be surrounded by my family and so many dear friends as we celebrated together the growth and success of an organization that has been a central part of my life, “ said Amy Goldin. “The happiness, pride, gratitude, and joy I felt kept me on a high for days after the event.  To work hard for something and watch it evolve into a force so much greater and stronger than ever imagined is extraordinary.  Brian and I and are so proud to be involved in an organization that really makes a difference in the lives of our community’s most vulnerable children.”

The event was made by possible presenting sponsor Hunter Douglas; HH Property Strategic; Amy Goldin and Brian Strelitz; Dr. Sylvan and Ruth Goldin, Matt and Lisa Golden and family, and Drs. Ronald and Jennifer Goldin and family; Hydraulic Supply/Eaton Companies, Donna and Jim Inglis; Harriet Sharaf, Life Coach; Wincorp International; Pam Tindall; Leo Goodwin Foundation; Barry Schneirov-Goldman Sachs; Ross and Liz Tannenbaum; The Kopf Family; The Coleman Family; Levinson & Capuano, LLC; Heal the Planet; UBS; Jaime Mass Nutritionals LLC.; Rosalie Fried, Howard Fried, Dr. Mitchell Fried and Frank Giuliano, and Erica Herman; Talenfeld Law; Adela and Yair Esrubilsky; Trudy Novicki; ADP TotalSource; Debbie and Myron Stayman; Granite Garage Floors; Circle of Life Legal Services, Marty Elberg, Esq.; Dr. Marilyn Morrison and Ricardo Padilla Morrison’s Rx Inc.; Fischer & Feldman, P.A.; Willenborg Wealth Management Group of Raymond James; Cherry Bekaert LLP; Setnor Byer Insurance & Risk; Worldwide Express; GiGi and David Greene; Rachel and Simon Beck; Hillary and Sam Waksman; World Organizer; Marsha and Alan Levy; Harriet and Dr. Richard Greene; Senator Nan and David Rich; AZ Contracting & Restoration; Eve Jung; Haber Slade; Resolve Maritime Academy; Linda and Dr. Denis Trupkin; Debbie and Jaime Cole; Royal Caribbean International; Carisam Samuel-Meisel; Tito’s Handmade Vodka; Primo Liquors & Fine Wine; Western Son Vodka; Art of Flowers; Ian Ibbetson photography; Quest Workspaces; Celebrity Host Dale The Host; and Host Sponsor The Venue, Fort Lauderdale.

Members of the event’s Host Committee include Harriet Sharaf, Soaring for Children Chair, Dale the Host, Celebrity Host, Arielle Capuano, Esq. and Cary Levinson, Esq., Julie Cuenca, Adela Esrubilsky, Rebecca H. Fischer, Esq., Amy Goldin, Esq. and Brian Strelitz, Ruth and Dr. Sylvan Goldin, Alexis Guillen, Donna and Jim Inglis, Erica Herman, Gena Hoyer, Laurie Kelliher, Neera Kennedy, Ahsha Kennedy, Elizabeth Lender and Ken Fisher, Carol and David Lustig, Jaime Mass, Dr. Marilyn Morrison and Ricardo Padilla, Lori Patterson, Lesli and Jeff Rosenblatt, Corinne Rosner, Esq., The Honorable Elizabeth Scherer, Natalie and Dr. Kevin Shrock, Molly and Lee Stein, Esq., Matthew Tannenbaum, Esq., James Thompson, Raina Vangeloff, and Hillary and Sam Waksman.

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Thank you to all our Soaring for Children 2015 Sponsors

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Thank you to all our Soaring for Children 2014 Sponsors

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