Scene + Heard
Scene + Heard
Friends of Birch State Park hosted “A Garden Party” at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park where proceeds raised were matched dollar for dollar up to $50,000 by an anonymous donor. This year’s funds will support the Friends of Birch State Park and its efforts to enhance the park.
Broward College hosted a Village Square Take Out Wednesday non-partisan debate at the Willis Holcombe Center. The discussion featured a civil debate about the effect of the homeless population in the community.
Guests dressed in costume for the 16th annual Signature Grand Ghoul held at the Signature Grand and hosted by former Miami Dolphins wide receiver O.J. McDuffie and Kavita Channe from VIP TV. The festive evening included music, dancing and cocktails, and raised more than $63,000 for 2-1-1 Broward.
The Related Group, Rabina Properties and Perella Weinberg Partners celebrated the grand opening of Icon Las Olas with an evening of live music, flowing Champagne and light bites from ETARU. Guests toured the building’s common spaces and fully outfitted model residences.
Hosted by The Residences at W Fort Lauderdale, the event gave 60 of the festival’s top donors a glimpse into the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival. Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour and light bites along with beautiful views at the residential sales gallery.
Cleveland Clinic Florida recognized five South Florida “Women of Excellence” at its inaugural Sapphire Luncheon held at the Lauderdale Yacht Club. Hosted by the Women’s Professional Staff Association (WPSA) at Cleveland Clinic Florida, the event honored women in the community who are innovative leaders achieving professional and personal excellence.
The Champagne dinner and presentation took place at the Tower Club in Fort Lauderdale to celebrate the Symphony’s 30th anniversary concert season. The evening also doubled as a 94th birthday celebration for Madelyn Savarick, a major Symphony supporter.
Held in conjunction with Brazilian Independence Day, ArtBrazil brought together more than 1,200 guests for the fifth annual gallery reception. An array of artwork from nearly three dozen Brazilian artists was displayed featuring a vibrant, colorful fusion of diverse artistic forms and styles.
Led by committee chairs Lisa Scott Founds, Lee Sheffield and Alice Harry, Pinion’s luncheon, which kicked off the annual membership campaign, took place at The Capital Grille in Fort Lauderdale. Bravo’s “Below Deck” Captain Lee Rosbach and first stewardess Kate Chastain joined the celebration. The luncheon raised $13,000.
Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K celebrated a successful year of fundraising with a wrap party hosted by Greenspoon Marder Law at the Fort Lauderdale office. Guests celebrated raising more than $300,000 this year, bringing the seven-year total to more than $1 million.
The seventh annual Black and Blue Dine Around Event at Blue Martini and The Capital Grille in Fort Lauderdale helped to raise funds for Victory Living Programs. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at Blue Martini, followed by dinner, wine and dessert at The Capital Grille.
Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth (FLIPANY) hosted a five-course dinner at the W Fort Lauderdale as part of its “Chefs Up Front” series. Twelve of South Florida’s most acclaimed chefs prepared the dinners. Money raised helps in the continuing effort of teaching youth and families healthy eating habits through Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters program.
More than 125 guests attended Casa D’Angelo’s founder and chef Angelo Elia’s “A Taste of Italy” event, which benefited PACE Center for Girls Broward. The dinner and wine auction raised $127,000 to help fund year-round academic counseling and life skills services.
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