Honor­ing men with car­ing hearts

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The13th an­nual “Men with Car­ing Hearts (MWCH)” awards lun­cheon, ben­e­fit­ing Florence Fuller Child De­vel­op­ment Cen­ters (FFCDC), will take place April 25 at the Bo­caWest Coun­try Club in Boca Ra­ton. The event gives non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions an op­por­tu­nity to rec­og­nize and thank out­stand­ing male vol­un­teers who have given time, en­ergy and re­sources to help oth­ers in the com­mu­nity. Michelle and John An­tonini, com­mu­nity phi­lan­thropists and FFCDC en­thu­si­asts, will chair this year’s event.

Jay DiPi­etro is this year’s “Big­gest Heart” hon­oree, awarded to phil­an­thropic lead­ers whose ded­i­ca­tion has pos­i­tively im­pacted in­di­vid­u­als and the com­mu­nity.

In ad­di­tion, all Palm Beach County and se­lect Broward County non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions are in­vited to pay trib­ute to one man who has made a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence to their or­ga­ni­za­tion for the Out­stand­ingVol­un­teer Ser­vice Award. The nom­i­nees and their or­ga­ni­za­tions are Arthur Adler of SOS Chil­dren’s Vil­lages-Florida, Andrew Alminana of Kiwanis Club of Boca Ra­ton, Wil­liam Cap­peller of Boys& Girls Club of Palm Beach County, Bill Fein­berg of Ann Storck Cen­ter, Hal Finkel­stein of Boca Ra­ton Cham­ber of Com­merce, Mark Grimaldi of Broward Chil­dren’s Cen­ter, Nick Hartofilis of YMCA of South Palm Beach County, Ben Krieger of AVDA, Neil Meany of Florence Fuller Child De­vel­op­ment Cen­ters, Bob Morency of Equine-As­sisted Ther­a­pies of South Florida, War­ren Or­lando of Boca Ra­ton Re­gional Hospi­tal Foun­da­tion, S. Chris Palermo of The Ge­orge Snow Schol­ar­ship Fund, Greg Peters of Boca Help­ing Hands, Les­lie Rozencwaig of Pine Crest School, San­jiv Sharma of Cari­dad Cen­ter, Joseph B. Shearouse III of Unit­edWay of Palm Beach County, Aaron Sher­win of Boca Ra­ton Po­lice Depart­ment and Gary Starkand of TheWeiss School.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing agencies are also en­cour­aged to nom­i­nate a young male vol­un­teer age16-21 for the “Youth in Phi­lan­thropy Award.” The hon­orees in this cat­e­gory are Dy­lan Ehrnst of YMCA of South Palm Beach County, Jonathan Howard of Hand­sOn Broward and Joshua McMann of Florence Fuller Child De­vel­op­ment Cen­ters.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Lauren Kim­ber at 561-391-7274, ext. 128.

Jerry Fedele, left, Terry Fedele, Rose­mary Kreiger and Ben Kreiger

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