CHILDNET, BROWARD COUNTY’S LEAD COMMUNITY-BASED CARE AGENCY, HOSTED ITS “CARE FOR KIDS” COCKTAIL RECEPTION ON SATURDAY, APRIL 9 AT THE LAUDERDALE YACHT CLUB IN FORT LAUDERDALE. THE EVENT RAISED OVER $90,000 TO SUPPORT FOSTER YOUTH THROUGHOUT BROWARD COUNTY.
Melida Akiti, Sigrid McCawley, Grant Henderson, Kim Henderson, Lisa
and Larry Rein Greer, David Greer, and Kip Hunter
The sold-out event, which was supported by title sponsor Boies, Schiller and Flexner and co-presenting sponsors Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Per-Olof Loof Family Foundation, Inc., presented an opportunity for the Broward community to rally behind ChildNet, which protects abused, abandoned, and neglected children.
Mary Lepera and Michael Lepera Steven Ronik and Andrea Cunningham
During the event, which was emceed by 103.5 radio personality Stichiz, ChildNet honored Sigrid McCawley with the Champion for Children Award for her hard work and ongoing support of ChildNet and the children they serve. Former foster youth Alesha Dillon also took the stage to share her inspiring story of becoming a licensed traveling nurse on the frontlines of the pandemic. She added that she is grateful for the ongoing support, including financial and emotional, that ChildNet has offered over the years.
Kip Hunter and Joey Epstein
The funds raised at the Care for Kids Cocktail Reception will allow ChildNet to prioritize the needs of our 1,800 children, youth, and caregivers, as well as capitalize on emerging opportunities and respond to unforeseen challenges. From braces, swimming lessons, and sports uniforms, to college tours and one-on-one tutoring, this aid goes beyond basic necessities to help these children not only succeed, but also thrive from the moment they enter the foster care system until the moment they leave it.
Peter Anderson and Jennifer Anderson
Event sponsors included: Boies, Schiller and Flexner, Per-Olof Loof Family Foundation, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, AT&T, AutoNation, Broward Health, Sotheby’s Curated Collection, Gray Robinson, Greenberg Traurig, Golf Car Depot, JM Family, Kip Hunter Marketing, Marcum LLC, Marsh & McLennan Agency, Sunshine Health, Synovus, Tropical Financial Credit Union, Truist, and Venice Magazine. Thank you to the donors who chose to remain anonymous.
Photo Credit: Downtown Photo