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2-1-1 Broward

President and CEO: Sheila Smith

250 NE 33rd St., Oakland Park, FL 33334

About Charity: The mission of 2-1-1 Broward is to provide 24 hour comprehensive helpline and support services to individuals and families in our community seeking crisis intervention assistance and/or information and connections to health and human services in Broward County. Every call to 2-1-1 is answered by a trained, degreed counselor who listens to the caller’s concerns, identifies their needs and connects them with agencies and programs that can help them. 2-1-1 Broward relies on the generous support of government agencies, corporations, foundations and individuals to provide this vital community service.

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4KIDS of South Florida

Interim President: David Fee

2717 W. Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

About Charity: 4KIDS has served and cared for more than 20,000 abused and neglected children since 1997. 4KIDS licenses foster families in Broward, Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast counties and is committed to accomplishing the vision of “A Home for Every Child.” A continuing accomplishment is the operation of SafePlace 4KIDS, the emergency assessment center for children removed from their homes in Broward or Palm Beach County as they begin their foster care journey.

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A Child Is Missing, Inc.

Head of Organization: Sherry Friedlander Olsen

500 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33316

About Charity: We provide more than 2,000 safe assisted recoveries with law enforcement in finding the missing children (Autistic and Down syndrome), elderly (Alzheimer’s and Dementia) and other needs of law enforcement nationwide with the use of land lines over the Internet. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Child Safety Educational Programs are presented to children 5 to14 years old in summer camps in Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, Indian River, Fort Myers, Sarasota and Manatee counties. More than 80,000 children have been taught in the past 14 years on subjects including: How to Stay Safe When Alone and Positive Attitude Wins- Bully and Internet Safety. These are court appointed and help chart a course for their futures. All sessions are free. Volunteers and retired teachers are needed for Safety Programs.

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Achievement Centers for Children & Families

CEO: Stephanie Seibel

555 NW St., Delray Beach, FL 33444

About Charity: The Achievement Centers for Children & Families is a community-based, social service organization whose mission is to ensure school readiness, provide skill building opportunities, promote academic achievement and support healthy lifestyles. The affordable, nationally accredited programs allow families to work, increasing their economic stability. The Centers serve almost 1,000 children and 750 adults at three campuses in Palm Beach County.

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Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA)

President and CEO: Pam O’Brien

P.O. Box 6161, Delray Beach, FL 33482

About Charity: AVDA promotes violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse. AVDA has been a safe haven for victims of domestic abuse and their children since 1985. As one of only two state-certified domestic violence centers in Palm Beach County, AVDA offers a comprehensive array of services for victims of domestic abuse.

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Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness

Founder and CEO: Johanna Kandel

1649 Forum Place #2, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

About Charity: The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness (“The Alliance”) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing programs and activities aimed at outreach, education and early intervention for all eating disorders. The Alliance has worked tirelessly to raise awareness, eliminate stigma, promote access to care and support for those susceptible to, currently struggling with and recovered from eating disorders. The Alliance creates a bridge for those needing and seeking help by connecting people with resources and information to assist them in their recovery.

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American Humane

President and Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Robin R. Ganzert

241 Bradley Place, Ste. C, Palm Beach, FL 33480

About Charity: American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals. Our leadership programs are the first to serve in promoting and nurturing the human-animal bond.

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Art and Culture Center/Hollywood

Board Chair: Misty Weinger, CPA, CFF, CVA; Kofsky Weinger, PA.

1650 Harrison St, Hollywood, FL 33020

About Charity: The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood (ACCH) cultivates creativity and the support of the arts in our community through education, innovation and collaboration. ACCH offers contemporary gallery exhibitions, education programs for children and live stage performances. Its programs foster a creative environment where new and challenging work can flourish and reflect the highest standards of artistry and diversity. ACCH impacts more than 60,000 people each year at three facilities: the circa-1924 Kagey Home, the Arts School adjacent to the main facility and a 500-seat theater. Founded in 1975, ACCH is the third oldest arts non-profit in Broward County.

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ArtServe, Inc.

President and CEO: Jaye Abbate

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. , Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33304

About Charity: ArtServe, one of six original arts incubators in the U.S., fulfills a mission of developing programs that support artists and cultural organizations as a means to creating economically vibrant communities. ArtServe offers member artists a range of services, affordable facilities and collaborative programs that promote their visibility and helps them build successful, sustainable careers in the arts. ArtServe recently received the Doyle Award for non-profit excellence and Salute to Business Award from the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. ArtServe offers art classes, workshops, exhibitions, an auditorium, dance studio, gift shop and more. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Barry University

President: Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD

11300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33161

About Charity: Barry University provides a higher education experience that applies what is learned in the classroom to a constantly changing and diverse world, while promoting civic engagement for the betterment of humanity. Barry University is comprised of nine colleges and schools and offers more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.

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Beaux Arts Fort Lauderdale

President: Shari Cedar

1 E. Las Olas Blvd. , Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

About Charity: Since its inception, Beaux Arts has raised more than $5 million for the NSU Art Museum. We also support the local art community. Beaux Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to encourage a more thorough understanding and appreciation of fine and applied arts to children, young people and adults. Our membership is comprised of passionate and energetic women who devote their time and talent to support the arts in their community. We are proud to organize and present annual events that bring the community together to celebrate culture while benefitting the arts.

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Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum

President of the Board of Trustees: Yvette Drucker

71 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432

About Charity: The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum is a non-profit membership institution, which serves the Boca Raton community by collecting, preserving and sharing its history. The Museum, showcasing history exhibits and artifacts, is located in Boca Raton’s original Town Hall in the heart of downtown. Other programs include history tours of the Boca Raton Resort & Club, the Boca Express Train Museum and Town Hall. The signature children’s program is Ticket to Ride, an interactive experience at the historic FEC Railway Station and streamline rail cars. The BRHS&M’s major fundraisers are the Walk of Recognition and Boca Bacchanal.

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Boca Raton Museum of Art

Chair: Jody Harrison Grass

501 Plaza Real , Boca Raton,, FL 33432

About Charity: Founded by artists, the Boca Raton Museum of Art equally recognizes that knowledge is gained by thinking and by doing. This idea is expressed through the creative vitality of our three components–the Museum in Mizner Park, the Art School in our historic home on Palmetto Park Road and the Artists’ Guild Gallery on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach–which serve hundreds of thousands of guests annually with exhibitions, educational programs, classes and workshops. Together, we continue to transform the lives of new generations of artists and art enthusiasts by looking, learning and creating.

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Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation

President: Mark Larkin, CFRE

745 Meadows Road, Boca Raton,, Fl 3348

About Charity: Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation supports the Hospital’s mission of providing superior, compassionate health care through the cultivation and stewardship of philanthropic gifts. Financial gifts are used to fund new and expanded programs, purchase new technology and recruit and retain the finest healthcare professionals. The Foundation reaches out to the community with health education, wellness programs and disease prevention initiatives that touch thousands of lives each year.

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Bonnet House Alliance

President: William Gundlach III

900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

About Charity: Bonnet House Museum & Gardens provides our diverse guests the opportunity to share the unique historical legacy of the Bartlett & Birch families. We maintain their passion and commitment to historic and artistic preservation, architectural and environmental conservation while enhancing the educational, cultural and economic growth of our community. Volunteer opportunities include tour guides, event hosts, curatorial assistants and educators while participating in cultural happenings, in addition to the fundraising events of the Alliance.

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Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

CEO: Karen Beard

900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

About Charity: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a 35-acre, 1930s era estate located on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Bonnet House is open for public tours six days per week, year-round and offers an array of cultural and education programs for schools, adults and families. The mission of Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is to steward the legacy of the Bartlett and Birch families by preserving their historic estate and providing programming that nurtures creative expression, delights the senses, educates and honors the natural environment.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County

President and CEO: Brian Quail

877 NW 61st St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33071

About Charity: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Our goal is to provide world-class Club experiences that assure success is within reach of every child who walks through our doors. We want all members to graduate from high school with a plan for the future; demonstrate good character and citizenship by participating in leadership training and volunteering in community service projects; and engage in sports and activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.

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Broward College Foundation

Board Chair: Gregory R. Tait

111 E. Las Olas Blvd., 11th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

About Charity: The Broward College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the officially designated means of making private, charitable contributions to Broward College. Our purpose is to change lives through education by providing community awareness, advocacy and funding to the college.The foundation’s volunteer Board of Directors works closely with the college’s Office of Advancement to raise money to support scholarships, academic programs and learning facility enhancements.We believe every person who is determined to change his or her life through the pursuit of higher education should be afforded that opportunity.

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Broward Education Foundation

Chair: Christina Fischer

600 SE Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33301

About Charity: The Broward Education Foundation feels strongly that our children are our future and that a high-quality public education is the key to success. Our mission is to transform the lives of students attending Broward County Public Schools, the sixth largest school district in the country. Together with our corporate and community partners, the Foundation provides support to more than 100,000 students annually through programs such as innovative teaching that enhances the classroom experiences and results in increased student learning outcomes from pre-K to grade 12; educational materials for our economically disadvantaged Title 1 school students; and scholarships for qualified graduating high school seniors.

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Broward Health Foundation

Board Chair: Nathan Landsbaum

1201 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

About Charity: The Broward Health Foundation has taken on two significant fundraising projects, the creation of a Neuroscience Institute at Broward Health North and the expansion of pediatric services at Broward Health Coral Springs. The Neuroscience Institute will bring together, in one place, all programs and services related to neurological disorders to provide a seemless experience for patients. With a growing community in western Broward County, Broward Health Coral Springs will expand much-needed services for women and children through the construction of a new hospital wing.

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Broward House, Inc.

CEO: Stacy Hyde

1726 SE Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

About Charity: Broward House improves lives in a loving, caring atmosphere, while maintaining the highest level of fiscal responsibility. The agency serves the diverse population of Broward County who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. We began by providing housing—and it remains a core component of our services—but realized that individuals require an array of support services for healing to occur. It is this philosophy that has led to the expansion of services in prevention, education, case management, mental health, substance abuse treatment, transportation and collaborative medical care, which are provided regardless of the individual’s financial status.

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Broward Housing Solutions

President and CEO: Lisa Vecchi

305 SE 18th Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

About Charity: Broward Housing Solutions® (BHS®) is a non-profit, 501(c) (3), certified housing development organization (CHDO) that serves formerly homeless and mentally ill residents of Broward County. BHS® provides permanent, affordable housing via its four housing programs: Rental Housing Program for low income adults and families; Youth Solutions for young adults (18to 23 years old) who aged-out foster care; Home for the Brave, housing veterans struggling with PTSD and mental illness; and Senior Solutions for Seniors aged 55 and older, who are chronically homeless. The organization’s core values are Stability, Dignity and Hope. Our vision is to create a community where all low-income people with mental illness have a permanent and safe home in which to live.

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Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc.

President: Robert B. Lochrie, III

201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

About Charity: The Broward Performing Arts Foundation supports the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in its mission to build community through the arts by delivering quality entertainment, educational opportunities and memorable moments that engage and inspire audiences, nurture collaboration and drive economic vitality. The Broward Center offers more than 700 events for more than 700,000 visitors annually and serves more than 150,000 students each year with one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the nation. Membership and support opportunities include Patrons’ Circle, Entourage, Classical Society, Ghost Light Society and Corporate Circle.

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Broward Public Library Foundation

Chair: Marty Shuham

100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

About Charity: Fine libraries exist with public funds, but it is through private gifts that they flourish. The Broward Public Library Foundation’s mission is to enhance the collections, programs and services of Broward County Library beyond the means of tax support. The Library Foundation and its 900 donors and members support early literacy programs, such as the Summer Learning Program and the Children’s BookFest, as well as computer classes and free SAT/ACT prep classes for high school students. Literary Feast, an event featuring more than a dozen nationally known authors, is the Library Foundation’s chief fundraiser

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Caridad Center

CEO: Laura Kaullus

8645 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33472

About Charity: Caridad Center’s Mission is to upgrade the health, education and living standards of underserved children and families.

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ChildNet

President and CEO: Emilio Benitez

1100 W. McNab Road , Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

About Charity: ChildNet is the Community-Based Care (CBC) lead agency in Broward and Palm Beach counties responsible for administration of the local child welfare system. ChildNet’s mission is to protect abused, abandoned and neglected children in the community. Fulfillment of this mission requires constant input and support from community stakeholders and service providers.

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Chris Evert Charities, Inc.

President and CEO: Chris Evert

7200 W. Camino Real, Ste. 310 , Boca Raton, FL 33433

About Charity: Chris Evert Charities was created to help children and families affected by the devastation of drug and alcohol addiction by focusing primarily on programs that keep families together while the family members seek a better life. Since its inception, more than $22.5 million have been raised to aid the fight against drug abuse and child neglect in Florida.The Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic is a weekend event featuring two days of tennis and the Gala Dinner Dance. Hollywood stars and Wimbledon Champions play with and against each other in a fun atmosphere with all proceeds benefiting Chris Evert Charities.

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Coral Springs Community Chest

Co-Chairs: Connie Guice and Maureen Berk

P.O. Box 9891, Coral Springs, FL 33075

About Charity: Coral Springs Community Chest funds non-profit organizations that have services and programs benefiting Coral Springs residents. The organization was founded on the premise that community resources should provide for community needs. There is no paid staff so 98 percent of the money is reinvested back to community. Coral Springs Community Chest is funded by the City of Coral Springs, corporate and private donations, special events and promotions. Volunteers are needed for fundraising and to assist on committees for promotions, special events and the annual Golf Classic.

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Covenant House Florida

Executive Director: James M. Gress

733 Breakers Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33304

About Charity: Covenant House Florida is committed to serving homeless, at-risk, runaway and trafficked youth under the age of 21, including young moms and their babies, to empower them to live independently and become contributing members within our community. CHF offers crisis shelter, meals, clothing, transitional living, outreach, family reunification, addiction management counseling, health services, GED Program, job readiness training, parenting education and a variety of other services.

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Crockett Foundation

President and Founder:: Henri Crockett

3129 NW 82nd Terr., Cooper City, FL 33024

About Charity: The Crockett Foundation is a South Florida based non-profit organization committed to improving quality of life and building strong communities locally and internationally, wherever there is a need. The mission is to provide educational opportunities, increase health awareness, inspire and equip today’s youth so that they may overcome social limitations, realize their full potential and grow to become productive and contributing members of tomorrow’s global community. The Crockett Foundation continuously strives to build strong communities through its various educational, mentoring and tutorial programs. We aim to expand our ability to read, out and provide opportunities while effectively sparking hope, awareness and increased aspirations in our youth.

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Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

Board President: Bonnie Scharf

21301 Powerline Road., Ste. 301, Boca Raton, FL 33433

About Charity: The mission of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

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David Posnack Jewish Community Center

Chief Executive Officer: Scott Ehrlich

5850 S. Pine Island Road , Davie, FL 33328

About Charity: The David Posnack Jewish Community Center enriches lives by connecting people through cultural, educational, social, recreational and wellness programs in an environment of fun, friendship and unity. The J is open to all and is proudly guided by Jewish values. Volunteers may participate on cultural arts programming, fundraising and sports and wellness committes that plan the DPJCC’s Jewish Book, Film, Music Festivals, Annual Gala, Poker Tournaments and 5K Run and Walk.

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Delray Beach Public Library

President: Nancy Dockerty

100 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444

About Charity: Delray Beach Public Library enriches the lives of the individuals of Delray Beach’s diverse communities and provides support to local businesses by creating and sustaining superior library services through responsible staff, dynamic collections, effective programming, appropriate technology and access to global information.

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Diabetes Research Institute Foundation

President and CEO: Joshua Rednik

200 S. Park Road, Ste. 100, Hollywood,, FL 33021

About Charity: The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is the organization of choice for those who are serious, passionate and committed to curing diabetes. Its mission—to provide the Diabetes Research Institute with the funding necessary to cure diabetes now—is a testament to the belief that tomorrow is not soon enough to cure those living with diabetes. Located at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the DRI is the largest and most comprehensive research center dedicated to curing diabetes.

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Donna Klein Jewish Academy

Head of School: Helena Levine

9701 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton, Fl 33428

About Charity: Our mission is to educate our children and the DKJA community to be knowledgeable and responsible citizens of the world, committed to Jewish values and lifelong learning. Our vision: An extraordinary and diverse community of learners inspired by Jewish values and empowered to succeed in tomorrow’s world.

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EASE Foundation

Executive Director: Regina Boston, MBA

4700 SW 64th Ave. Ste. B, Davie, FL 33314

About Charity: The Emergency Assistance Service Effort (EASE) Foundation provides financial assistance to individuals and families in Broward county who are in a crisis and in need of emergency assistance. Our goal is to decrease the eviction rate and help to improve our clients economic situation that will break the cycle of dependency and move them toward economic independence. The EASE Foundation is always looking for passionate, skillful, insightful and resourceful volunteers and board members to move our organization forward.

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Friends of Birch State Park

Executive Director: Gale M. Butler

3109 E. Sunrise Blvd., Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

About Charity: The Friends of Birch State Park’s mission is to preserve, conserve, enhance and promote Hugh Taylor Birch State Park for future generations. When Hugh Taylor Birch donated his 180-acre estate in 1942 as a state park, his goal was to allow future visitors to experience Florida as he found it in 1893. It is a nature park that offers boating, walking trails, bike paths, picnicking and a day at the beach. Neglected for more than 30 years, the park is undergoing a renaissance launched by Friends’ Board President, Jim Ellis, and Friends’ board of directors, with projects including the repair of the seawall, the addition of a public floating boat dock and the re-opening of Terramar, Birch’s home

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FRIENDS – NSU Art Museum

President: M. Ann Harsh

1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

About Charity: FRIENDS is an active volunteer service and fundraising organization for NSU Art Museum. Our mission is to promote interest in the Museum through cultural activities, fundraising and special events for members and the community-at-large. Friends provides both educational and social activities, including art lectures, luncheons and art-centered field trips. Much of our energy is devoted to fundraising to support Museum programs primarily education programs for youth. Membership in FRIENDS offers a structured means to participate in and support our Museum and meet like-minded members.

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Funding Arts Broward (FAB!)

President: Jayne Mills

401 E. Las Olas Blvd. Suite 2200, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33301

About Charity: FAB’S mission is to enrich the Broward County arts community by funding Broward County based visual and performing arts programs that meet eligibility requirements and present high quality programs to the public. FAB!’s goal is to create a sustainable, expanding pool of monies to award as grants to eligible non-profit arts organizations. Each individual member contributes $1,000 annually and each corporate member contributes $3,500 annually toward the annual arts support fund.

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Gift of Life Marrow Registry

CEO and Founder: Jay Feinberg

800 Yamato Road., Ste. 101, Boca Raton, FL 33431

About Charity: At Gift of Life Marrow Registry, we believe every person battling blood cancer deserves a second chance at life—and we are determined to make it happen. We are singularly passionate about engaging the public to help us get everyone involved in curing blood cancer, whether as a donor, a volunteer or a financial supporter. It all begins with one remarkable person, one life-changing swab and one huge win—finding a match and a cure. Speaking engagements, assisting in our recruitment area at donor drives and mentoring fellow donors, volunteers or teens working on social action projects are just a few examples of how our volunteers continue to help Gift of Life throughout the year.

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Gold Coast Jazz Society

President: Tim Ingham

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

About Charity: The Gold Coast Jazz Society is a non-profit arts organization that supports the continuation of jazz in the community through the presentation of a live jazz concert series held at the Broward Center’s Amaturo Theater, free programs of jazz education for school children, presentations of free jazz outreach concerts and programs, the Jeanette M. Russell Jazz Scholarship Program and various jazz related events. Fundraising events, membership donations, grants and contributions support the activities of the Gold Coast Jazz Society.

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Guardian Behavioral Health Foundation

Founder: Ben Brafman

6555 Powerline Road, Suite 112, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

About Charity: Guardian Behavioral Health Foundation’s mission is to provide financial assistance and education to individuals and families who cannot afford mental health treatment in order to improve and sustain their quality of life. Guardian provides free mental health services through screenings, medication assistance and education to providers and families. The organization holds several annual events per year that promote health and wellness and education through awareness campaigns to destigmatize mental illness.

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Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

Chairman: Guy Harvey

10408 W. State Road 84, Ste. 104, Davie, Fl 33324

About Charity: After earning a Ph.D. in marine biology, Dr. Guy Harvey became a highly acclaimed artist and successful entrepreneur, allowing him to embark on a journey to save our seas by conducting cutting-edge research and helping to foster the next generation of ocean conservationists. The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, GHOF, conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment. The GHOF will help ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from a properly balanced ocean ecosystem.

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Helping Abused Neglected Disadvantaged Youth

CEO: Evan Goldman, Esq.

501 NE Eighth Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

About Charity: HANDY’s mission is to embrace, educate and empower vulnerable youth to become engaged, productive adults. Volunteer opportunities are varied and include assisting in tutoring and life skills classes with HANDY youth, serving on event committees or helping with special projects, such as holiday parties or back to school shopping.

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Henderson Behavioral Health

Head of Organization: Dr. Steven Ronik

4740 N. State Road 7 Suite 201 , Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319

About Charity: Henderson Behavioral Health is the oldest and largest behavioral healthcare provider in South Florida. It is our mission to be the premier provider of accessible, cost-effective and quality behavioral healthcare services to the people of South Florida in order to promote their mental health and well being. Volunteer projects include painting, garden projects, fundraising, special events and collection drives. Henderson serves more than 30,000 people a year of which 8,000 are children and youth

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Historic Stranahan House Museum

Board of Directors President: Douglas Smith, President and Principal, EDSA

335 SE Sixth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33301

About Charity: The Historic Stranahan House Museum tells the story of the birth of our community through the lives of two extraordinary people and the homestead they created and serves as an enduring legacy for historic preservation. The museum welcomes volunteers to help give House and holiday tours, plan and produce special events, provide administrative support and conduct outreach programs.

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Holy Cross Hospital Auxiliary

President: Michele Tapia

4725 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

About Charity: The Holy Cross Auxiliary supports the mission of Holy Cross Hospital through fundraising initiatives, including its annual Epicurean Escapade event, Lorelei’s Gift Shop, Pink Lady Thrift Shop and the Boutique at the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center. Through the years, the Auxiliary has donated millions of dollars to the women’s center—a 55,000-square-foot facility—that includes the Jan Moran Reception suite, the Jeane M. Dorini Imagining Center, the Marti Huizenga Meditation Chapel and Healing Garden, The Hudson Family Foundation Physicians Suites and the Patricia R. Guerrieri Pavilion, which features an education suite, art gallery, café, medical spa, lifestyle center and most recently, the Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Research Institute.

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HomeSafe

CEO: Matthew Ladika

2840 Sixth Ave. S., Lake Worth, FL 33461

About Charity: HomeSafe’s mission is to create safer, more productive lives for infants, children and families. HomeSafe protects South Florida’s most vulnerable residents- victims of child abuse and domestic violence.

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Humane Society of Broward County

Chairman of the Board: Thom G. Bambenek

2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

About Charity: The Humane Society of Broward County provides shelter, aid and responsible adoptions to animals entrusted to our care and educates the community about respect and kindness to all animals. Volunteer opportunities include foster care, dog walking, animal care, humane education outreach, animal-assisted therapy, clinic, customer service, kennel guides, bathing, pet photographer and pet boutique.

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Impact Broward

President and CEO: Peter Kaldes

4701 NW 33rd Ave., Fort Lauderdal, Fl 33309

About Charity: mpact Broward helps at-risk children achieve, struggling veterans succeed, in-need adults thrive and non-profits innovate through the service of our volunteers. Opportunities exist for volunteers to assist in schools, as mentors, as companions and as relief for caregivers and as pro bono consultants.

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Jack & Jill Children’s Center

Executive Director: Heather Siskind

1315 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

About Charity: Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty for children of high-need working families through quality early childhood education and family strengthening programs. Volunteer opportunities include reading, tutoring, service projects and activities involving art, music and dance. For more information on volunteer opportunities please contact Megan Maier at 954.463.8772 x 255.

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JAFCO (Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options)

Executive Director: Sarah Franco

4200 N. University Drive, Sunrise, FL 33351

About Charity: JAFCO’s mission is to care for abused and neglected children and those with disabilities in the Jewish community and to work in partnership with families and the entire community. We believe that the care of children in our community is our responsibility, one we accept with joy, pride and love—giving every child a place to belong.

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JARC Florida

Executive Director: Debra C. Hallow

21160 95th Ave. S., Boca Raton, FL 33428

About Charity: JARC Florida provides programs and services to educate and empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. JARC offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, and we are confident that there is an opportunity to fit the interests and schedule of just about everyone. We offer weekday, weeknight and weekend opportunities to take place either in our Living and Learning Center, Group Homes or Apartments. For example: personal mentors, walking buddy, activitites leader, be a friend, computer lab, garden, dance, music, games and culinary.

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JDRF-Greater Palm Beach County Chapter

Board President: Traci H. Rollins

1641 Worthington Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

About Charity: JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The foundation’s strength lies in its singular focus on the worldwide effort to end T1D. In addition to research funds, local chapters provide outreach, education and support to children and adults with diabetes and their loved ones. T1D is an autoimmune disease that strikes suddenly; it has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing one can do to prevent it. And at present, there is no cure. Volunteers are needed for the Gala, One Walk (three locations, including Stuart), golf and in the office.

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Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County

Chief Executive Officer: Matthew C. Levin

9901 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33428

About Charity: At the hub of the Jewish community, the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County strategically engages donors, supporters and community partners in addressing and planning for current and future needs of the Jewish people locally, in Israel and around the world. The Federation accomplishes these goals by: building Jewish community and developing Jewish communal leadership; promoting Jewish identity, education and engagement; caring for the vulnerable; advocating for the well-being and security of the Jewish people; and standing with Israel, our spiritual homeland.

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Junior Achievement of South Florida

President and CEO: Laurie Sallarulo

1130 Coconut Creek Blvd, Coconut Creek, FL 33066

About Charity: Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future and make smart academic and economic choices. Locally, we serve almost 50,000 Broward and south Palm Beach County public, charter and private school students. Our K-12 programs prepare students to be responsible consumers and employees and also inspire them to be innovative. JA delivers cutting-edge programs in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship that include classroom learning and real-life simulations at our 60,000 sq. foot facility, JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College.

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Junior League of Boca Raton

President: Kirsten Stanley

261 NW 13th St., Boca Raton, Fl 33432

About Charity: The Junior League of Boca Raton (JLBR) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. JLBR’s community initiatives focus on issues that have been identified as being of greatest concern within the community: Hunger, Child Welfare and Non-Profit Support. JLBR’s purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

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Junior Welfare Society

President: Susan Urso

P.O. Box 39646 , Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339

About Charity: Junior Welfare Society is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those in need throughout Broward County. We do this with one-time stabilizing assistance to individuals and families that are experiencing an unexpected setback or temporary downturn. We work with social service professionals whose clients will be able to get back on track after receiving our assistance. JWS membership is comprised of 40 active members, along with supporting and honorary members. In its 61st year, our annual event raises funds for year-round giving. We hope you’ll join us on Jan. 28 for an elegant evening of dinner and dance.

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Leaders in Furthering Education (LIFE)

Founder and President: Lois Pope

1720 S. Ocean Blvd. , Manalapan, FL 33462

About Charity: Leaders in Furthering Education (LIFE) has been dedicated to helping and improving the lives of the voiceless and vulnerable in our society—those who are disadvantaged, marginalized or forgotten because of disabilities, socio-economic status, neglect, age, abuse and other barriers. Founded in 1993 by Lois Pope, one of America’s most committed and creative philanthropists and humanitarians, LIFE provides aid and assistance for disabled veterans, medical research, humanitarian relief and animal welfare.

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Leadership Broward Foundation

CEO: Michael L. Gaylor, Ed.D.

1640 W. Oakland Park Blvd. Ste. 400, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

About Charity: The Leadership Broward Foundation is Broward County’s premier leadership development organization with 34 years of helping emerging and established leaders to expand their leadership skills, enhance their knowledge of local and state issues and leverage their individual passions to initiate positive change in Broward County. Its mission, “to develop and inspire individuals to serve our community,” is accomplished through its Leadership Broward program, Youth Leadership Broward, Executive Leadership Orientation, Women Leading Broward and Emerge Broward.

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Light of the World Clinic

Executive Director: Sandra Lozano Barry

5333 N. Dixie Highway Suite 201 , Oakland Park, FL 33334

About Charity: Light of the World Clinic, a volunteer based organization, has provided quality culturally sensitive healthcare for the uninsured, low-income residents of Broward County since 1989. Volunteer opportunities and needs include the following: 1) Specialty providers such as Psychologist/Psychiatrist, Endocrinologist, Gastroenterologist and Rheumatologist 2) Front office bilingual clerk 3) Marketing Coordinator If you have a talent that you’re willing to share, please contact the clinic to see how we may work together.

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Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County

Board President:: Susan Rabinowitz

3651 Quantum Blvd., Boynton Beach,, FL 33426

About Charity: For more than 25 years, the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County has worked to improve the quality of life in our community by promoting and achieving literacy. Through extensive outreach and collaboration with a network of community partners, the Literacy Coalition strives to ensure that adults, children and families lacking literacy skills receive the help they need. The Coalition is a member of the national Campaign for Grade Level Reading and also coordinates reading initiatives locally including Read for the Record on Oct. 27, in which volunteers read the same book on the same day to children and Read Together Palm Beach County, a campaign to engage county adults in reading the same book at the same time.

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Little Smiles of Florida

Executive Director: Greta von Unruh

1325 N. Congress Ave., Ste. 205, West Palm Beach,, Fl 33401

About Charity: Little Smiles of Florida grants special wishes and sponsors fun activities for children in hospitals, group homes, hospices and shelters from Miami to Ft. Pierce. Our mission is to bring joy and delight to children impacted by serious illness, homelessness or tragedy. We do so at the request of nurses and social workers who are doing an amazing job of helping these kids heal, but they need special help to make them smile. We are always looking for volunteers to help plan and staff fundraising events, provide administrative support and even deliver gifts and help with activities at our facilities. Event-based volunteer opportunities can be found at trackitforward.com.

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MADD Broward

Founder and Chairperson: Heather Geronemus

1655 N. Commerce Parkway Suite 302, Weston, FL 33326

About Charity: The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. To date, MADD’s work has saved more than 300,000 lives and counting. As one of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S., MADD supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every eight minutes at 1.877.MADD.HELP. Walk Like MADD and MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale is the nation’s largest and most successful MADD fundraiser in history. Help us make sure drunk driving ends here.

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Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches

Chief Executive Officer and President: Alan Feldman

8500 Jog Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33472

About Charity: The Mandel JCC strengthens Jewish identity, celebrates Jewish culture and builds community through a variety of cultural, educational, social and wellness programs for all ages and backgrounds.

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Miramar Cultural Trust, Inc.

President: Linda Winkler

2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar, Fl 45362

About Charity: The Miramar Cultural Trust, a non-profit organization, supports a broad range of cultural programs and educational initiatives to foster a celebration of arts and community in Miramar. Working together with the Miramar Cultural Center, the Trust increases the visibility of the arts beyond the city limits. With Trust support and through community engagement, local artists have a platform to display their work, underprivileged children can attend cultural events with their families and scholarships are available for high school students planning to study the arts at the collegiate level. The goal of the Miramar Cultural Trust is to create opportunities whereby Miramar becomes a cultural destination and the arts provide the conduit that brings people together.

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Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

Co-Executive Director: Jules Kuperberg

6520 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

About Charity: The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation provides a comprehensive approach to helping people with MS maintain their health and well-being. We offer programming and support to keep them self-sufficient and their homes safe, while our educational programs heighten public awareness and promote understanding about the disease.

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National Society of Arts & Letters (NSAL) Florida East Coast Chapter

Chapter President: Shari Upbin

1675 N. Military Trail, Floor 5 , Boca Raton, FL 33486

About Charity: NSAL is a non-profit, volunteer organization that helps fund and promote public interest in the creative arts. It aims to discover talented young people at the beginning of their careers and provide scholarships, competitions and grants through competitions in art, dance, drama, literature, music and musical theater to advance their careers and creative opportunities.

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Navy League of the United States, Fort Lauderdale Council

President: Oscar Romano

P. O. Box 4385, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33338

About Charity: The Navy League is a civilian organization that supports the Sea Services: US Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. The Navy League has three missions: to enhance the morale of active-duty personnel and their families; inform Congress and the American public on the importance of strong sea services; and support youth through programs such as the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Junior ROTC and Young Marines that expose young people to the values of our sea services.

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Old School Square

President and CEO: Rob Steele

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444

About Charity: Old School Square is the center of arts and entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Serving for more than 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building), the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building) and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, presents a variety of outdoor shows and concerts. The Creative Arts School offers art, photography and writing classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events.

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ORT America, Inc.

FL Advancement Director: Leah Siskin

777 Yamato Road, Ste. 100, Boca Raton, FL 33431-4406

About Charity: ORT is the Jewish organization meeting the world’s educational needs since 1880. The ORT network—spanning 55 countries across five continents—educates more students than any other non-profit education organization in the world. An ORT education focuses on academic instruction and skills training for employment, with a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In addition, it reconnects students to their Jewish culture and history, with an emphasis on giving back to their communities. An ORT education is in demand because it makes an immediate and enriching impact on the lives of children, their teachers and the local communities.

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Palm Beach Habilitation Center, Inc.

President and CEO: Tina Philips

4522 S. Congress Ave. , Lake Worth, FL 33461

About Charity: Palm Beach Habilitation Center is a non-profit organization providing programs for skills training, employment, community job placement, residential services, recreational and senior activities for individuals with disabilities. The Center’s vision is to assure that all people with disabilities are provided the best environment to learn, live, work and the greatest opportunity to have meaningful friendships and access to their community. Volunteers are needed to assist in computer training, switchboard operations and the thrift store.

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PAWS – Humane Society of Broward County

President: Jamie Stiles

2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale,, FL 33312

About Charity: PAWS is dedicated to providing the volunteer and financial support to assist the Humane Society of Broward County in its mission to provide shelter, aid and responsible adoptions to animals entrusted to its care, as well as to expand community awareness through education regarding respect and kindness to all animals. It is PAWS’ belief that Pets Are Worth Saving. Volunteers are invited to join special event committees or volunteer at various events throughout the year.

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PetSet – Humane Society of Broward County

President: Leia Bosco

2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33312

About Charity: PetSet is an elite networking organization of young professionals in South Florida. The mission of the PetSet fundraising auxiliary of the Humane Society of Broward County is to improve the lives of the shelter’s animals through fundraising activities and community involvement and to promote the organization’s programs and services.

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Pinion Inc

President: Clio Connors

1203 Oakmont, North Lauderdale, FL 33068

About Charity: Pinion, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which conducts charitable drives and social events within its local community to raise funds for Special Olympics Broward County. Since its inception 25 years ago, Pinion has become the financial arm of Special Olympics Broward County, providing the program with the funds needed to give indiviudals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in the program.

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Pioneer Women of Fort Lauderdale

Chair: Claire C. Crawford

2409 NE Seventh Place, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

About Charity: The first ‘Pioneers’ Reunion’ was held on April 7, 1958 at the Governors’ Club Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. One hundred and twenty women who helped build Fort Lauderdale enjoyed lunch together at the suggestion of Ford Jeter Brown and Mrs. Richard Hood. At that time, the gathering was officially christened ‘Pioneers’ Reunion’ and was to be held each year on Easter Monday. Members of the Pioneer Women of Fort Lauderdale are descendants of pioneers or women who have resided in Fort Lauderdale for 50 or more years. They honor their ancestors and promote and preserve our community’s history and enjoy sharing and keeping it relevant in today’s world.

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Place of Hope

Founding Executive Director: Charles L. Bender III

9078 Isaiah Lane, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

About Charity: Place of Hope is a faith-based, state-licensed children’s organization. It provides family-style foster care (emergency and long-term); family outreach and intervention; maternity care; safety for domestic minor sexually trafficked victims; transitional housing and support services; foster care recruitment and support; and hope and healing opportunities for children and families who have been traumatized by abuse and neglect.

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Port Salerno Seafood Festival, Inc.

President: Edward B. Olsen Jr.

P.O. Box 567, Port Salerno, FL 34992

About Charity: The Port Salerno Seafood Festival is hosted every year by The Port Salerno Commercial Fishing Dock Authority, Inc. The Seafood Festival had its humble beginnings as an annual fish fry at the docks in Port Salerno. In 2006, while Port Salerno was in the midst of redevelopment, a small group gathered to take the dock party to the next level in an effort to bring positive awareness of the local commercial fishing industry and support to their community. We utilize more than 1000 volunteers for this event, with room for more. We boast that we have the “Best Seafood” (which we do) in the region. Visit the Fishermen’s Village where the seafood is prepared and served by the commercial fishermen and their families. Enjoy multiple stages with music of all genres, a complimentary Kidz Fun Zone, arts and crafts and a whole lot of fun!

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida

Executive Director: Soraya Rivera-Moya

1145 NW 14 Terrace, Miami, FL 33136

About Charity: The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children in South Florida. Its cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House®, provides a “home away from home” for families with ill children receiving treatment at nearby pediatric medical facilities in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Ronald McDonald House provides a safe and loving home where families can relax at a time of stress and need. At “The House That Love Built” families can cook meals, do their laundry and live as normal lives as possible. Parents and children alike are able to interact with others facing similar situations and lend support to each other. On a yearly basis, we help around 500 families from all over the world. More than 26,000 families have stayed at the Houses.

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Royal Dames of Cancer Research, Inc.

President: Rhonda Ritchie

6278 N. Federal Hwy., #378, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33308

About Charity: Royal Dames of Cancer Research was founded exclusively to raise funds for the study and research of cancer at the Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research, which is now a part of Nova Southeastern University. Since its inception by this philanthropic group of ladies, the Royal Dames have joined together with friends and guests for the Tiara Ball, their signature fundraising event–one of the most elegant affairs of the social season. To date, the Royal Dames have raised more than $3 million dollars to encourage, enrich and support educational programs and cancer research.

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Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services

President and CEO: Danielle N. Hartman, MNM

21300 Ruth & Baron Coleman Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33428

About Charity: Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) offers help, hope and humanity through a comprehensive range of programs and services, which support people of all ages and beliefs. With locations in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, JFS programs and services include food and financial assistance, senior services, counseling and mental health services, career and employment services and offers a variety of volunteer opportunities

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Seafarers’ House, Inc.

President: Eugene F. Sweeney, Sallyport Marine Services, Inc

2550 Eisenhower Blvd. Ste. #207, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

About Charity: Seafarers’ House, Inc. offers refuge, resources, renewal and respect to the maritime community through multi-faith service. We welcome administrative associates, community ambassadors and special events associates. Volunteers can help by organizing donations of clothing and hygiene items. Students will earn community service hours. For more details please call or visit our website.

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Symphony of the Americas

President: Paul Finizio

2425 E. Commercial Blvd. Ste. 405, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

About Charity: Symphony of the Americas is a Broward County Major Cultural Institution. It presents Guest Artist Series performances with full orchestra at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, pops and outdoor performances throughout South Florida, a Serenades@Sunset chamber music series at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Pier Top, an international music festival, Summerfest (annually hosting an international chamber orchestra from abroad joined by SOA musicians) and a myriad of outreach performances and educational activities.

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Symphony of the Americas Societ

President: Melanie Popper

2425 E. Commercial Blvd., #405 , Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

About Charity: Symphony of the Americas Society is the support arm for the Symphony of the Americas, under the artistic direction of Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese. It assists in raising funds and provides a volunteer base for the Symphony’s Guest Artist Series performances at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, its pops and outdoor performances throughout South Florida, its Serenades@Sunset chamber music series at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Pier Top, its international music festival, Summerfest (annually hosting an international chamber orchestra from abroad joined by SOA musicians), and its myriad of outreach performances and educational activities.

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The Broward Partnership

Chairman of the Board: : Dodie Keith-Lazowick

920 NW Seventh Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33311

About Charity: The Broward Partnership is committed to reducing homelessness by promoting independence and self-worth through advocacy, housing and comprehensive services. Since 1999, the Partnership has provided more than 22,800 individuals experiencing homelessness with the opportunity to rebuild their lives. Volunteers are needed to sponsor and serve meals as well as host donation drives and fundraisers.

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The Charity Guild of Fort Lauderdale, Inc.

President: Karyn Greep

P.O. Box 39555, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33339

About Charity: The Charity Guild is one of the oldest charitable organizations in Fort Lauderdale. We were founded in 1952 by ten women who wanted to help children in need. That is still our mission. We are a dedicated, all-volunteer organization with an active membership of 48 woman and a privileged (supporting) membership of more than 60 women. We raise funds for both Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center (CDTC) and Kids in Distress (KID). Over the last twenty years, we have raised more than $2 million for our charities. We have two fundraising events a year–our Spring Luncheon and our fall event.

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The Circle of Wise Women at Junior Achievement of South Florida

Director of Development: Diana Metcalf

1130 Coconut Creek Blvd, Coconut Creek, FL 33066

About Charity: The Circle of Wise Women is a group of educational advocates that believes it can affect positive change in students’ attitudes, performance and their future outlook. We are committed to helping provide the resources necessary for Junior Achievement to offer their full range of programs, which impart sound economic principles to youth; kindergarten through 12th grade. This is achieved through facilitating hands-on activities, providing financial support and forging new partnerships for JA in the communities where they live and work.

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The Heart Gallery of Broward County, Inc.

Executive Director/CEO: Yvette DuBose

401 NE Fourth St. , Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

About Charity: The Heart Gallery is a traveling photographic and audio exhibit created to find forever families for children in foster care. The Heart Gallery of Broward helps the hardest to place foster children find a loving home.

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The Opera Society

President: Ann H. Clark

221 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

About Charity: Our mission is to foster community interest in music, especially opera and promote friendship among music lovers. We provide charitable educational and cultural projects for the public and devise fundraising in order to bring better opera to the community. We function as an affiliate of Florida Grand Opera. The Florida Grand Opera celebrates 75 years. Join The Opera Society as we keep live opera vibrant for adults and students and consider gifting membership to a friend or business associate, starting at $50 annually.

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The Original Florida Follies

President: Sandra Lech-Bloom

6285 W. Sample Road , Coral Springs, FL 33067

About Charity: We are all senior citizens between the ages of 62 and 95, and we are all volunteers. We put on Broadway-style, extravaganza type shows six times a year with all proceeds from our ticket sales going to Children’s Charities in South Florida. Thus far, we have donated $800,000 to different Children’s Charities.

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The Palm Beach Symphony

Executive Director: David McClymont

44 Cocoanut Row M207B, Palm Beach, FL 33480

About Charity: The mission of the Palm Beach Symphony Society is to engage, educate and entertain the greater community of the Palm Beaches through live performances of inspiring orchestral music.

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The SYMPHONIA | Boca Raton

President: Kyle Prescott

2285 Potomac Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

About Charity: The mission of The SYMPHONIA is to enrich the South Florida community through distinctive musical performances and innovative educational outreach programs. Inspiring and engaging both existing and new audiences, The SYMPHONIA is committed to the highest standards of artistic excellence. There are many volunteer opportunities available. Please visit our website for more information on how to get involved

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Thomas W. McCormick Scholarship Fund

President: Nuccia McCormick

11 Harborage Isle, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

About Charity: The Thomas W. McCormick Scholarship Fund is a Florida Non-Profit Organization named after the late Mr. McCormick. Our mission is to provide scholarships to deserving students from High Schools and Colleges in Broward County to travel abroad to our Sister Cities in Exchange Student Programs and encourage students to experience other cultures and enrich their lives. The organization supports Education, Foreign Language, Culture Diversity and International Diplomacy. Our Youth Ambassador Club helps stimulate enthusiasm among youth to donate volunteer time, “giveback” to the community and increase awareness of cultural foreign exchanges.

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Unicorn Children’s Foundation

President: Gregory Fried

21100 Ruth and Baron Coleman Blvd., Ste. 250, Boca Raton, FL 33428

About Charity: The Unicorn Children’s Foundation is dedicated to building communities of support, acceptance and opportunity for individuals and families challenged by neurodiversity. Volunteer opportunities include special events (selling, registration check in, auction breakdown, etc.) and office work (answering phones, stuffing envelopes, etc.)

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United Way of Broward County

President and CEO: Kathleen Cannon

Ansin Building 1300 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

About Charity: United Way of Broward County is an architect of solutions for challenges faced by many people in our community. Many organizations focus on one cause, but United Way looks at the community as a whole and in a collaborative effort, creates solutions. United Way of Broward County, along with community volunteers who are experts in their fields, identify specific gaps in services and then seek partners and funds to develop programs delivering measurable results.

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Winterfest, Inc.

Chairman of the Board:: James Dunn

512 NE Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

About Charity: Wholesome, unique, internationally-recognized events that reflect the diversity and culture of South Florida. The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade celebrates 45 years as the “Greatest Show on H2O.” This signature holiday event sails at 6:30 p.m. from the New River up the Intracoastal to Pompano Beach. See fireworks for 12 miles; Grand Marshal Showboat presented by JM Lexus and parade entries decorated to the theme “Comics & Cartoons Rockin’ The Night Away.”

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WOW! Women Owning Wellness

President and WOW! Luncheon Co-Chair: Carolyn Huerkamp

4725 N. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

About Charity: WOW!, a committee of the Holy Cross Hospital, is a proven team of community leaders who have come together to help establish long-term bonds between the community at large and Holy Cross Hospital. The committee has particular focus on endeavors that improve the health and lives of women and their families. Members of WOW! volunteer in fundraising activities and in various areas of the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center in support of Holy Cross Hospital.

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Young At Art Museum

Executive Director and CEO: Mindy Shrago

751 SW 121 Ave., Davie, FL 33325

About Charity: Young At Art Museum provides inspiring, interactive experiences in which art is central to enriching our community through contemporary art exhibitions, artist workshops and lectures. This state-of-the-art, AAM Accredited, Gold-LEED® Certified Museum serves as the epicenter of cultural arts education with five exhibition galleries, the YAA Institute professionally equipped studios for drawing, painting, sculpture, animation photography, printmaking, digital computer and 4D video design, a Preschool and a Teen Center and Recording Studio. Outreach programs include ArtREACH, a mentoring program for children living in homeless shelters, and ArtHouse for low-income residents of Northwest Gardens.

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Youth Automotive Training Center

Founder: Jim Moran (1918-2007)

399 SW Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

About Charity: The mission of the Youth Automotive Training Center is to train and educate at-risk youth in basic automotive repair skills, academic remediation, job readiness and life management skills. The goal of this program is to prepare young adults who are at a disadvantage in their lives to become self-sufficient, productive, law-abiding citizens. Founded by automotive pioneer and philanthropist Jim Moran, YATC has been steering at-risk youth toward brighter futures since 1984. With a success rate of more than 90 percent, most graduates are employed or continuing their education. YATC continues to offer support to more than 650 graduates and their families.

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Zonta Club of Boca Raton

President: Diane Sawchuk

P.O. Box 3974 , Boca Raton, FL 33427

About Charity: We are committed to improving the lives of women world wide through volunteering in service programs, improving women’s rights and equality, working with fellow members to achieve the objectives of Zonta International, networking and socializing with a dynamic group of professional women. Our service and fundraising projects include Women’s Circle of Boynton Beach, Human Trafficking coalition of Palm Beach, endowed scholarships for non-traditional aged women attending Palm Beach State College, Boca Helping Hands Pantry and AVDA.

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