For Immediate Release
Contact: Erica Herman, Executive Director
Phone: (954) 831.5952 Email: Erica@voicesbroward.org
Voices For Children of Broward County Raises More Than $70,000 at the 4th Annual Soaring for Children Cocktail Reception
Voices For Children of Broward County, a Broward County not-for-profit organization advocating for children in the dependency system, and Presenting Sponsor Hunter Douglas, served as hosts to approximately 200 of Broward County’s philanthropic donors, community leaders, and Guardians ad Litem for the organization’s 4th Annual Soaring for Children Cocktail Reception on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the W Hotel, Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Soaring for Children is Voices for Children of Broward County’s 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. The event is vital to Voices for Children of Broward County’s success and ability to continue to deliver key programming to the over 2,000 children they serve each year. This year, the event raised more $70,000.
Event chair Jaime Mass, board chairwoman Arielle Levinson, and executive director Erica Herman, shared their experiences with the programs and services developed by Voices for Children of Broward County; services that provide the necessary resources and tools to lead a healthy, safe, and happy childhood.
A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the annual Voice of Distinction Award to Donna and Jim Inglis. Donna and Jim have been a light for the children of Broward County. “Their selfless nature, desire to give back, and unwavering support has allowed Voices for Children of Broward County to grow in a way in which every organization dreams,” said event chair Jaime Mass. “Donna and Jim’s dedication to Voices for Children of Broward County is beyond measure, yet it seems only second nature to how they live their lives.”
In addition, a special presentation was made to Donna and Jim by Stanley, a young man who recently aged out of
foster care. “I met Donna and Jim at a Voices for Children of Broward County’s event in May where I shared my story. “Jim immediately walked over to my table and asked if I needed a summer job.” said Stanley. “I’ve been there
since June and can’t imagine working anyplace else. Thank you for making me feel like I belong to a family.”
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 the chic after party held over looking the Fort Lauderdale Beach.
The event was made by possible presenting sponsor Hunter Douglas, Eaton/Hydraulic Supply Companies, Wincorp International, Pamela Tindall, Myrna and Bob Kopf, Angel Palank-Sharlet, Royal Caribbean International, Levinson & Capuano, LLC, Jaime Mass Nutritionals LLC., Randstad USA, HH Property Strategic, Cherry Bekaret, Genovese Joblove & Battista, USB, ADP TotalSource, YATCO, Omnia Family Wealth, Reinfeld, Cabrera, Tison Trial Attorneys, Talenfeld Law, Circle of Life Legal Services, PA, KiwiStar, Tito’s Homemade Vodka, and Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards.
Members of the event’s Host Committee are Jaime Mass, Soaring for Children Chair, Arielle Capuano and Cary Levinson, Cindy Eisen, Amy Goldin and Brian Strelitz, Ruth Goldin, Alexis Guillen, Molly High and Lee Stein, Erica Herman, Angel Palank, Sonja Sax, The Honorable Elizabeth Scherer, Sue Schuermann, Matthew Tannenbaum, and Tina Williams.
For more information about Voices for Children of Broward County, please visit www.voicesbroward.org.
About Voices for Children of Broward County
Voices for Children of Broward County mission is to ensure that every abused, neglected and abandoned child in Broward County has a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem and that financial resources are available for each child’s accompanying health, educational, and social needs. Since 2011, Voices for Children of Broward County has been investing in the lives of young people who have faced the deep wounds from a crisis of parenting. In helping them to secure the basic life needs, essential education, and social experiences they equally deserve, we are ensuring that each young person in the care of the State, in Broward County, discovers his or her own resilience and strength. Voices for Children of Broward County is committed to leveling the playing field for youth in the dependency system, so that every child is included, has an opportunities in which to prosper and can contribute to society.