Since opening on February 1, 1999, the Broward Partnership served over 20,000 homeless individuals and families, by providing short-term housing, and it has been held as a model program for its comprehensive array of solution-focused services that aim to reduce and prevent homelessness. The agency won best practices awards from the Florida Department of Children & Families and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, which also recognized the Partnership as one of the 400 best projects in the nation serving the homeless.
On Friday, December 5th, Broward’s top community and business leaders will don aprons to serve as “celebrity waiters” at the 14th Annual Breakfast for Champions of the Homeless event, hosted by the Broward Partnership and the Downtown Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. More than 200 guests are expected to attend this popular power breakfast, where celebrity waiters aim to dazzle with their table decorating and serving skills and compete to earn the most “tips” to benefit the Broward Partnership.
This year’s roster of celebrity waiters includes Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler and his wife Susan, City of Fort Lauderdale Commissioners Robert McKinzie, Bruce Roberts, Romney Rogers and Dean Trantalis, Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca and his wife Eileen, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel and his wife Susan, and community leaders Jaye and Tony Abbate, David Armstrong, John Benz, Bob Birdsong, Darran Blake, Elliott P. Borkson, Gale Butler, Keith Costello, Heiko Dobrikow, Jim Ellis, Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, Gloria Fernandez, Calvin Glidewell, Kenneth Gordon, Jonathan Keith, Jean McIntyre, Dev and Ramola Motwani, Howard Schumacher, Cathy Stutin, Stephen K. Tilbrook, Michael D. Wild and Lynne Wines.
The 14th Annual Breakfast for Champions event is made possible through the support of its sponsors, the Leo Goodwin Foundation, Sun Sentinel, AT&T, Charlene A. Bender, The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Memorial Employees Federal Credit Union, Publix Super Markets, Pierson Grant Public Relations, Brian Foss & Dennis Fruitt, Roberta Young, The Las Olas Company, ComRes Inc., Winterfest, Brinkley Morgan, Goran Dragoslavic DBA SKY230.COM, and Gordon Food Service - GFS.
Proceeds from the event will assist the Broward Partnership in operating the 230-bed Central Homeless Assistance Center on the Huizenga Campus, which serves more than 1,200 homeless men, women and children each year. In addition to safe shelter and nutritious meals, the Broward Partnership offers wrap-around case management and comprehensive services, such as medical and dental care, behavioral health, workforce development, family therapy and others that assist the homeless in reacquiring health, housing and employment as quickly as possible.
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We have a day for giving thanks. We have Black Friday and Cyber Monday for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. For the entire day on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, non-profits, families, businesses and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give back to our communities. However, you don't have to wait until Giving Tuesday to make a difference. Consider giving a life-changing donation now and then enjoy the festivities on December 2.
It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give through volunteerism or financial support. Then tell everyone you can about how you are sharing your wealth and/or time. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.
On February 28, 2014, the Broward Partnership was presented with the “Outstanding Non-Profit Organization of the Year” award at the 4th Annual PNC Bank Non-Profit Academy Awards. The award honors an organization that accomplishes significant results and serves as a model for other non-profit organizations, and the judges focused on the following key areas of non-profit excellence:
- Exceptional overall results and impact
- Strong governance and executive leadership
- Financial stability
- Effective community engagement and partnerships
Competition for the award was fierce, and the Partnership’s selection as winner is a testament to the leadership of our financial supporters, board of directors and the tireless efforts of our dedicated staff -- all of which make a lasting impact on the issue of homelessness in our community.
Our most recent Report to the Community is available for download.
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