Break­fast hon­ors col­lege grad­u­ates who have over­come abuse

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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, 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.handy­


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