In The City — 04 November 2016
‘Men of Style’ take runway for fun, charity

By Robyn A. Friedman

City & Shore Magazine

Twelve South Florida men strutted the runway for charity at The Galleria’s Alpine Jaguar 10th Annual Men of Style Shopping Night, presented by Signature Grand, at 6 p.m. on Dec. 1.

The leading men, and the charities they represent, were: Phil Bullock (Women In Distress of Broward County), Adam Corin (HANDY), Louie Fernandez (Florida Children’s Theatre), Jon Gundlach (Henderson Behavioral Health), Jim Hammond (ArtServe), Jeremy Hayes (Broward Center for the Performing Arts), Tim Hogans (Leadership Broward Foundation), Rick Mijares (Jack & Jill Children’s Center), Steve Palmer (Kids In Distress), Dan Reynolds (Art and Culture Center/Hollywood), David Rubin (Take Stock in Children of Broward) and Tony Tella (ARC Broward).

“This is really one of the only events where you can come support 12 different charities,” says Melissa Milroy, senior marketing manager at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. “To me, that’s one of the most meaningful parts of this event.”

Last year, the Men of Style Shopping Night raised over $65,000 for the charities it supports. The total for this year’s event is still pending.

Diana Diaz, an anchor for WSVN, hosted the runway show, which featured the Men of Style honorees as they showcased fashions provided by Dillard’s and Macy’s. The event also included food, drinks and live musical entertainment.

All guests received The Galleria’s “Passport of Savings,” which contains incentives from select mall retailers and restaurants.

For an additional $75, supporters could also enter a raffle for a chance to win a trip for two to London, including airfare, hotel and a private tour of Jaguar’s manufacturing facility, courtesy of Alpine Jaguar.

“Alpine as a company participates with many nonprofits during the year,” says Damian Polgar, director of marketing for Alpine Jaguar in Fort Lauderdale. “This is an event where there are 12 nonprofits at one very big event, so it’s a natural extension of what we do.”

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