Family affair—Families First awards four volunteers
At the Second annual Families First Children’s Day Award Luncheon for Palm Beach County residents were honored for their commitment and hard work with families and children. Danielle Hickox Moore of Palm Beach, Connie Siskowski of Boca Raton, Joyce Laird of Jupiter and Alan Mentser of West Palm Beach were the recipients. Each was honored by Mistress of Ceremonies Chandra Bill, News Anchor from WPTV News Channel Five and co-chairwomen Diane McLaughlin and Latasha Gholston.
Following an inspiring key note address given by Liz Murray, From Homeless to Harvard. The Families First Award was presented to Alan Mentser for his volunteer work as a Guardian Ad Litem, his work with Growing Together Inc., the Big Heart Brigade, and Urban Youth Impact are among the many organizations he volunteered with in the community.
“Alan Mentser certainly more than meets the criteria to receive this award in fact each individual, we honored at the luncheon have made a major impact on families with children in our community, I am honored to know each of them,” said Executive Director Julie Swindler.
Key note speaker Liz Murray brought the more than nearly three-hundred guests to their feet at the conclusion of her incredible key note address. Board President Sandra Fleming said, “Her address made us cry, cheer and laugh, she is truly an inspiration to us all, we were thrilled to have her as our speaker for this event it couldn’t have been more perfect.”
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Award Nominees Danielle Hickox Moore, left, Joyce Laird, Mistress of Ceremonies Chandra Bill, key note speaker Liz Murray, nominee Connie Siskowski and award recipient Alan Mentser
Executive Director Julie Swindler and Families First Award recipient Alan Mentser
Nominees Joyce Laird, left, Danielle Hickox Moore, Executive Director Julie Swindler, award recipient Alan Mentser, Board President Sandra Fleming and Connie Siskowski