Departments — 22 February 2019
2019 Broward Non-Profit Award winners named

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

Children’s Harbor

Sheridan House


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

Firewall Centers


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

 – Mark Gauert also contributed to this report.

Photo: Marcia Barry Smith, of Habitat for Humanity of Broward, receives the Lifetime Achievement Award.




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