Breakfast honors college graduates who have overcome abuse
An event will recognize scholarship recipients who have overcome abuse and neglect to graduate college.
HANDY’s 10th annual “Scholars Breakfast” will take place May 21 at Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six. The event will kick off at 7:30 a.m. with a coffee reception and silent auction. A seated breakfast takes place from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
“When HANDY launched its ‘Scholars Breakfast’ 10 years ago, we had just one student graduating from college,” said Evan Goldman, CEO of HANDY. “This year’s event…will recognize 13 incredible students.”
This milestone fundraiser, which begins HANDY’s 30th Anniversary, will honor the 2015 Champions of Children whose interest, vision and generous support have significantly contributed to HANDY’s continued success.
Kathryn and Roy Krause are two of the honorees. They are community leaders who support youth advocacy and education through HANDY, Junior Achievement and the Broward County Guardian ad Litem Program. Roy Krause serves as a board member for the American Red Cross Broward County chapter and is a member of the Broward Alliance CEO Council and the Broward Workshop. Kathryn Krause is a HANDY board member. The Krause Family Foundation has also made a significant donation to support nursing and health sciences programs at Broward College.
Robert W. Runcie, superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, is actively involved with the community and serves on several organizational boards, including Code.org, Council of the Great City Schools, United Way of Broward County, Urban League of Broward County, Children Services Council of Broward County, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and the Florida Association of District School Superintendents.
Chad Moss, executive vice president of Moss & Associates, serves as an active member on the Foundation Board of Directors at FIU, Construction Association of South Florida, the Associated Builders and Contractors, and is also a HANDY board member. A strong community advocate, Moss drives many of the company’s charitable initiatives, including the recently completed HANDY building and recreation room.
Last year’s breakfast had record attendance and raised more than $100,000.
The event sponsors include Shutts & Bowen LLP; Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six; Kaplan Higher and Professional Education; DBS MassMutual; JM Family Enterprises; Kathryn and Roy Krause; Macy’s; Moss & Associates; Palmetto57 Nissan and Volkswagen; Dr. Marcelle Abell-Rosen and Andy Rosen; Advocate Home Care Services; BankUnited; BrightStar Credit Union; Broward College; Bryant Miller Olive, PA; Marsha and Alan Levy; OK Generators; Southern Waste Systems; Lucy and Gerry Weber; Auxis; The Beauty Mark; Broward Education Foundation; Barbara and Ken Burnette; Castle Group; Client First Settlement Funding; Computer LANLords, Inc.; Rachel and Greg Danzig; Suzanne Driscoll; Firstlantic Home Healthcare; Florida Atlantic University; Mary and Joseph Goldstein; GrayRobinson, PA; Gunster, Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm; Congressman Alcee L. Hastings; Hypower Electric; KM Wealth Management; Niroc Consultants; Pino Tile & Marble; Security 101; Kathleen Thomsen and Andy Hyman; Tripp Scott, PA; and United Way of Broward County | Mission United and Voices for Children of Broward County.
HANDY’s mission is to embrace, educate and empower vulnerable youth to become engaged and productive adults. Founded in 1985, HANDY has met the needs of more than 50,000 Broward County children and youth in foster and relative / non-relative care and annually serves more than 1,200 at-risk children between the ages of birth and 25 years.
Tickets are $65 and include complimentary valet parking. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.handyinc.org.