Because every child needs a hero: JAFCO honors local heroes at16th annual gala
JAFCOwill host its16th annual gala dedicated to raising funds for abused, neglected and children with developmental disabilities in South Florida. The hero-themed affair begins Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at The Polo Club of Boca Raton.
This year’s event, chaired by Carol and StephenWinig along withNanci and Stephen Beyer, is black-tie featuring a carnival and cocktail reception, fine dining, silent auction, 8-piece band, dancing and a heartwarming presentation about JAFCO’s work.
During the gala, JAFCOwill present the Jacob’s Ladder Award for ChildAdvocacy to: Martha and MelvinAronson, Tami and Perry Isenberg, and Nancy and Alfred Katzin. The Lifetime AchievementAward will be presented to Claire and Gerald Manowitz.
The generosity and commitment of the honorees have enabled JAFCOto provide care and services to children currently under JAFCO’s auspices and have aided more than 4,000 children since the organization’s inception in1992.
All proceeds will benefit JAFCO, a nonprofit organization licensed by the state of Florida’s Department of Children and Family Services to serve abused, neglected, homeless, at-risk and developmentally disabled children in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Events like the gala help JAFCOserve its mission to provide safety, love and security to abused children through its many programs including: family preservation, foster care, adoption, mentoring, group homes, emergency care and crisis centers.
Tickets are $300. The carnival and cocktail reception begins at 7 p.m. Dinner, dancing and honoree awards begins at 9 p.m.
Sponsors include: Sandi Morris the Grand Benefactor; Keith Singer fromSingerWealth Management, the Presenting Corporate Sponsor; and Gold Medal Sponsors Martha and MelAronson, Dennis Ratner, Julie White of HairCuttery, Ethel and Dave Sommer, and Helene and StephenWeicholz.
For more information, contact Janet Epstein at 954-315-8696 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.jafco.org.
Caryn Marsh, left, KimWeicholz and Suzanne Pollack
Stephen Winig, left, Carol Winig, Nanci Beyer and Stephen Beyer