Rock, rattle and roll for Children’s Home Society
Guests are invited to bring their best air guitars to the Rock the Night Away themed gala. The Children’s Home Society of Florida’s East Broward Auxiliary will host its 23rd annual gala at The Westin Beach Resort & Spa.
Proceeds will benefit Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Intercoastal Division, which serves children and families in Broward County. The evening will feature silent and live auctions, a casino and entertainment by the Dale Powers Band.
This year, Children’s Home Society of Florida will honor Bob Butterworth, who served as Florida Department of Children and Families’ secretary from 2007 to 2008, with the prestigious R. David and I. Lorraine Thomas Child Advocate of the Year Award. This is the highest honor Children’s Home Society of Florida bestows upon individuals and groups that have made a significant impact toward improving the lives of homeless, neglected and abused children throughout Florida.
For the past 40 years, Butterworth has been a strong supporter for Florida’s children and child welfare issues. Prior to being appointed Secretary of Florida’s Department of Children and Families, Butterworth devoted most of his career to public service, including serving as Florida’s attorney general for four consecutive terms (1986-1998), and a Broward County judge.
“We are proud to highlight the Honorable Bob Butterworth’s commitment to helping Florida’s vulnerable children, as he has been instrumental in positively influencing the safety of children throughout the state,” said Rebecca McGuire, executive director of Children’s Home Society of Florida. “Under his leadership, the Florida Department of Children and Families underwent significant changes that have vastly impacted the lives and futures of Florida’s children and families.” Tickets to the gala are $200. Current sponsors include: I. Lorraine Thomas, Wells Fargo, Lynn and Dolores Drayton, The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Akerman Senterfitt, Jody Brown, Beverly Benjamin, Coldwell Banker, Bruce Ross, Greenberg Traurig, Neiman Marcus, SunTrust Bank, Southern Wine & Spirits of Miami, Michele M. Greene, MaryAnne Richter, Tim Murphy, Tricia Saad, Children of America, Cuddlecube.com, 1800aging.com and Bob Glass.
On the front lines since 1902, Children’s Home Society of Florida is the oldest and largest statewide organization devoted to helping children and families. Children’s Home Society of Florida offers services to help break the cycles of abuse in families, heal the pain for traumatized children, guide teens to successful transition into adulthood and create strong, loving families through adoption. Children’s Home Society of Florida serves approximately 100,000 children and families throughout the state each year, including more than 1,200 in Broward County.
For more information, visit www.chsfl.org.
Shelly Spivack, left, Bruce Ross, Bob Butterworth and Judy Brown
Rhea Chiles, left, and Bruce Ross