Leadership Broward honored five Broward County business and community leaders during the 2019 Profiles in Leadership Black-Tie Ball presented by The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. The Black-Tie Ball raised $165,000 for leadership programming and initiatives for the non-profit organization.
Recognized for their talent and resources in helping to make Broward County a great place to live and work were: Kathleen Cannon, LCSW, president and CEO of United Way; Aurelio M. Fernandez III, FACHE, president and CEO of Memorial Healthcare System; Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises; and O.J. McDuffie, co-founder and board chairman of the O.J. McDuffie Cath 81 Foundation.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Sherry Friedlander, founder of A Child is Missing, Inc. (ACIM), and the Excellence in Corporate Leadership Award was presented to JetBlue®.
The black-tie gala was emceed by NBC 6 anchor Kristin Sanchez and was co-chaired by: Brandon Hensler, Nova Southeastern University; Patty Sacco, community activist; Cindy Schutt, Cindy Schutt PR; and Katie Torres, Cato Insurance Group. Committee members were Mary Adams, Beverly Clampett, Suzie King, Pam Masters, Debbie Savage, Lori Smith-Lalla and Carole Tolomeo.
“It’s because of the hard work and dedication of these outstanding honorees that we live and work in one of the greatest communities in the country,” said Andrew Zullo, CEO of Leadership Broward. “We also want to thank our guests, sponsors, co-chairs and committee members who helped make the night so special.”
Sponsors, in addition to presenting sponsor The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, included: Sphinx After Party sponsor Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina; King Tut Silent Auction Technology sponsor Celebrity Cruises; Cleopatra Photo Booth sponsor Memorial
Healthcare System; Cobra Live Auction sponsor Nova Southeastern University; Cairo Entertainment sponsor Broward Center for the Performing Arts; Aida Chocolate Sponsor Cato Insurance Group; Scarab Cocktail Reception Sponsor JetBlue; Eye of Horus Community Partner Dale Carnegie; and Giza Media Sponsor South Florida Reporter.
More than 300 guests were in attendance. Guests enjoyed a sumptuous dinner, an over-the-top live and silent auction, a special tribute to the honorees and live musical entertainment.
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About the Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc.
The Leadership Broward Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, is Broward County’s premier leadership development training organization with a 38-year history of helping emerging and established leaders to expand their leadership skills, enhance their knowledge of local and state issues, and leverage their individual passions to initiate positive change in the Broward County community.
Its mission, “to develop and inspire individuals to serve our community,” is accomplished through a range of programs starting with its signature Leadership Broward program, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at issues affecting the Broward County in the areas of government, education, business, media, transportation, criminal justice, history, environment, culture, arts, recreation, and health and community services. Youth LeadershipBroward and Women Leading Broward round out the organization’s program offerings. For more information, visit www.LeadershipBroward.org or call 954-767-8866.