Scene + Heard
Scene + Heard
The Cause: In its 15th year, the St. Anthony Gentlemen’s Dinner helped raise money to support the programs of St. Anthony Friends for Education. The dinner brought together a diverse, spirited crowd of more than 400 men for an evening of exquisite food, fine wine and spirits, premium cigars and great camaraderie.
The Cause: Barbara and Michael Landry hosted a reception at their Las Olas Isles home in honor of the Broward Performing Arts Foundation Founders’ club members. Guests were treated to music by Diana Huey and Melvin Abston who performed “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World” from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” The musical was part of the Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale season at the Broward Center.
The Cause: Funding Arts Broward corporate member Northern Trust hosted an intimate dinner for Funding Arts Broward Visionary Fund donors. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a three-course dinner and live performances by FAB grantee Florida Youth Orchestra.
The Cause: B Hotels & Resorts celebrated its newly renovated B Ocean Resort with a private event featuring CEO Ayelet Weinstein among other locals and socialites. The opening showcased the addition of chef Ralph Pagano’s NAKED CRAB and the world-famous Wreck Bar, with live mermaid shows, musical performances and a Polynesian show with fireworks.
The Cause: Auberge Beach Residences & Spa hosted an exclusive luncheon during which brokers sipped on Champagne and enjoyed light bites as they engaged with Auberge developers and the sales team. The luncheon took place at the project’s sales gallery, providing oceanfront views.
The Cause: Gold Coast magazine hosted its April issue launch party at Marriott Harbor Beach’s 3030 Ocean, where guests mingled while enjoying complimentary pours. Chefs from local restaurants, including Sea Level, 3030 Ocean, Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, The Cupcake Galleria, New York Grilled Cheese and NAKED CRAB served up wild creations for guests to enjoy.
The Cause: More than 700 executives, community leaders and non-profit members attended the sold-out event presented by Signature Grand and hosted by 2-1-1 Broward. The awards ceremony celebrated the work of Broward County’s non-profit agencies and recognized the individual efforts of outstanding non-profit executive and board leaders, while raising $155,000 for 2-1-1 Broward.
The Cause: The second annual event took place on the lawn of Terramar, Hugh Taylor Birch’s home within the park. Guests enjoyed food stations provided by Hughes Catering and music from The Mari Bell Trio. The event raised funds for Friends of Birch State Park and much-needed renovation projects in the park.
The Cause: Nova Southeastern University president and CEO George L. Hanbury II, shared the University’s achievements at the 19th annual gala held inside the Rick Case Arena at NSU’s Don Taft University Center on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus. Dr. Hanbury presented the President’s Award of Excellence in Community Service to 2017 honorees Dr. Stanley and Pearl Goodman.
The Cause: A crowd of nearly 200 guests gathered at ArtServe for the MADD Broward County kick off for the 2017 LaCroix Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K. Guests enjoyed bites from BRIO Tuscan Grille Plantation, mocktails by LaCroix and ice cream by Artica, along with a silent auction, raffle and music. This event helped raise $8,000 for the organization.
The Cause: More than 800 guests attended the 15th annual Italian-style pasta dinner held at the Signature Grand in Davie. The event raised more than $200,000 for LifeNet4Families, which provides food, ancillary services and referrals to those in need in Broward County. The event also recognized 10 honorary chefs for their efforts to better the South Florida community.
The Cause: The Pillars Hotel hosted an exclusive kick-off celebration to honor The Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series’ return to Fort Lauderdale beach. Guests enjoyed light bites and cocktails before the Beach Majors team revealed the official schedule. The Fort Lauderdale Major is regarded as one of the most respected international sporting events.
The Cause: Love was in the air as Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood hosted Gold Coast magazine’s February “Best Catches” issue launch. Guests mingled with the featured singles, and enjoyed delicious cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before watching an exciting match-up as Revolution Dating orchestrated a dating game modeled after the once popular television show hosted by Chuck Barris.
The Cause: The 2017 Broward College speaker series kicked off with CNN and “The View” political contributor and Republican strategist Ana Navarro. She spoke about Washington D.C.’s political landscape and her outlook on the next four years under the Trump administration. Guests gathered at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts for the event, and also listened to a fireside chat earlier in the afternoon.
The Cause: JAFCO hosted its inaugural “Open Your Heart to Art” event featuring world-renowned artist Romero Britto. More than 200 guests enjoyed painting and mingling, and taking photos in front of a colorful Britto-inspired cake designed by Lee Mazor of LoveLee Bakeshop. The event raised more than $220,000 for the JAFCO Children’s Ability Center.
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