This year’s 16th annual Men of Style event, a charity fashion fundraiser on Dec. 1 benefiting 12 local non-profit organizations, will feature a live runway show of influential men who have a positive effect on the community.
The men, and the charities they represent, are: Chris Caputo (The Pride Center at Equality Park), David Cooley (Henderson Behavioral Health), Gregg Goldstein (Leadership Broward Foundation), Andre Gonzalez (Florida Children’s Theatre), David Greenberg (Junior Achievement of South Florida), Chris Hawk (Jack & Jill Children’s Center), Jorge Hernandez (Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center) Mike Linder (Kids In Distress) Justin Nepola (FLITE Center), David Smith (Art and Culture Center/Hollywood), Marc Spoto (HANDY) and Andrew Wurtele (Heart Gallery of Broward).
Event sponsors and contributors include BBX Capital as title sponsor, Signature Grand as presenting sponsor, Memorial Healthcare System as launch party sponsor and supporting sponsors Dillard’s, Macy’s, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, City & Shore magazine, OutClique, WPLG Local 10, Stoli, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, HARRY BLU’S® and The Capital Grille.
Tickets to the live event often sell out minutes after going on sale, but those wanting to show their support can also cast online votes with a donation, with proceeds benefiting the 12 participating charities. Last year’s event raised over $200,000, surpassing the then-record $95,000 set in 2019 just before the pandemic.
This year’s event, featuring special guest host Nicole Perez, WPLG News Anchor, will be 6-9 p.m. Dec. 1 at Galleria Fort Lauderdale, 2414 E. Sunrise Blvd., 954-564-1036. Tickets and voting information at galleriamall-fl.com.
PHOTO: A previous Men of Style runway show. Photographed by Mark Gauert