By Robyn A. Friedman
City & Shore Magazine
2-1-1 Broward, whose mission is to provide 24-hour comprehensive helpline and support services to individuals and families in our community, celebrated the hard work, dedication and achievements of Broward’s non-profit organizations and their leaders Friday (Feb. 22) at the 9thAnnual Community Care Plan Non-Profit Awards presented by Signature Grand.
Just like other glamorous award shows, the Non-Profit Awards included a red carpet, sparkling wine and searchlights to greet attendees before the award ceremony and luncheon.
“Each year we look forward to celebrating a new group of exceptional non-profit organizations, leaders and programs that are helping people in our community and making an impact,” says Sheila Smith, president and chief executive officer of 2-1-1 Broward. “By supporting and attending this event, you are also supporting, celebrating, and drawing attention to the important work of the non-profits that quietly and diligently make life better for all of our residents.”
The list of finalists appears below, with the winners’ names in bold:
SunTrust Bank Non-Proﬁt Organization of the Year – Collaboration
Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County
South Florida Institute on Aging
Rebuilding Together Broward County
Calvin Giordano & Associates Non-Proﬁt Organization of the Year – Rising Star
World AIDS Museum
South Florida Wellness Network
Parkland Buddy Sports
Greenspoon Marder Non-Proﬁt Organization of the Year – The Arts
Coral Springs Museum of Art
Artists with Autism
History Fort Lauderdale
Brown & Brown Insurance Non-Proﬁt Organization of the Year – Innovation
Memorial Healthcare System
JAFCO Children’s Ability Center
South Florida Community Land Trust
Children Services Council Collective Impact for Youth Award
Urban League of Broward County
The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy National Leadership Institute Development Executive of the Year
Barbara Witte, Habitat of Humanity of Broward
Diana Metcalf, Junior Achievement of South Florida
John Adler, Sheridan House
FPL Non-Proﬁt Board Leader of the Year
Keith Marchesani, Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida
Sherry Stein, Children’s Harbor
Andy Cagnetta, LifeNet4Families
WLRN Outstanding Non-Proﬁt Leader of the Year
Mandy Bartle, South Florida Community Land Trust
DeAnn Hazey, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Blake Silverstrom, Heart2Heart
Memorial Healthcare System Non-Proﬁt Organization of the Year
Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Junior Achievement of South Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner: Marcia Barry Smith, Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Publix Community Choice Award
South Florida Wildlife Center
The winners and finalists in each category received a monetary grant for each of their non-profit organizations.
For more information, call 954-390-0493 or visit 211-broward.org.
– Mark Gauert also contributed to this report.
Photo: Marcia Barry Smith, of Habitat for Humanity of Broward, receives the Lifetime Achievement Award.