Scene + Heard
Scene + Heard
The Cause: More than 700 guests spent an evening at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center to support MISSION UNITED’s initiative in assisting local military veterans and their families as they transition from military to civilian life. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions and dancing.
The Cause: The evening celebration formally introduced the South Florida Irish American Chamber of Commerce, which will facilitate economic cooperation within the Irish American communities. More than 150 guests attended the event held at Lauderdale Yacht Club with Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler as the keynote speaker.
The Cause: The “Weekend in Wonderland”-themed event brought the largest gathering of mega-yachts in the world together for charity. Held at Miami Beach’s Fisher Island Club, the event featured a “Dine Around the Docks” Yacht Hop, a Mad Hatter’s Costume Ball and Queen of Heart’s Red Gala.
The Cause: The Symphony of the Americas Society hosted the event at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club Point Bar where more than 100 guests enjoyed appetizers and rum runner specialty drinks, along with Champagne and tours on yachts docked at the club. The Symphony of the Americas’ steel band performed with world champion steel drummer Leon Foster Thomas.
The Cause: The annual Comedy Night brought in more than 400 attendees to the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek for an evening of laughs. Comic legend Mark Simmons performed on stage while more than $124,000 was raised at the Gold Coast magazine-sponsored event.
The cause: Nova Southeastern University hosted the event at NSU’s Grande Oaks Country Club to honor and thank NSU donors who have given $50,000 or more to the university. NSU President George L. Hanbury II and Alan B. Levan also inducted 24 new members, and recognized an additional 36 individuals and organizations with givings reaching new levels.
The Cause: Nearly 200 attendees gathered to raise matching funds provided by an anonymous donor for a meditation garden within Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. Guests sipped on Champagne and bid on silent and live auction items.
The Cause: More than 300 charitable foodies dined on delicious culinary delights and wine during the fourth annual event held at The Galleria Fort Lauderdale. The Heart Gallery of Broward County raised nearly $65,000.
The cause: Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County supporters enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the home of Dream Makers Society Members Linda and Douglas Von Allmen in preparation for the 29th annual Boys & Girls Club Rendezvous that took place in November.
The Cause: Miami Dolphins alumni, celebrities and notables dressed up in festive attire for the Halloween party held at Signature Grand, which was turned into a haunted mansion. The event, hosted by former Miami Dolphins wide receiver O.J. McDuffie and Kavita Channe from VIP TV, included a fun night of dancing, food and cocktails, and helped raise nearly $55,000 for 2-1-1 Broward.
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The cause: Representatives from South Florida PR firms, non-profit organizations and local corporations attended Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas for the “Fun-Raiser” co-hosted by the Gold Coast PR Council and PRSA Palm Beach. The event raised $1,100, which will be split between the two organizations.
The Cause: Delray Chamber members gathered at Arts Garage for an inspirational evening of sipping on wine, while women representing the fields of technology and entrepreneurism, television media, medical science and arts and culture spoke. The four guest speakers included Felecia Hatcher, co-founder of Code Fever Miami; Suzanne Boyd, anchor of CBS News 12; Dr. Elizabeth Force, medical researcher; and Frances Bourque, cultural arts and preservation activist.
The Cause: Guests began the night by sampling cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before boarding a trolly for a downtown tour complete with sampling dinner-by-the-bite and speciality drinks at four locations incuding The Little Chalet and Waterstone Bar & Grill. The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum raised $22,000.
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