A crowd of nearly 1,000 cheered on 12 prominent Broward men on the fashion catwalks last Thursday at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Ninth Annual Men of Style Shopping Night.
“We are grateful for the overwhelming support of our signature event, which raised [a record] $65,000 for local charities,” says Melissa Milroy, senior marketing manager at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. “The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale remains committed to the local community and we look forward to hosting this great event for many years to come.”
The 12 men, each representing a participating charity, are: Blair Adams (Jack & Jill Children’s Center), Tim Cronin (Leadership Broward Foundation), Michael Farver (Women in Distress of Broward County), Ryan Ferderer (Take Stock in Children), Robert LeBlanc (Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre), Gerry Litrento (Henderson Behavioral Health), Brad Minto (Broward Center for the Performing Arts), Steve Nudelberg (ArtServe), Stephen Pattison (ARC Broward), Henry Pisano (Art and Culture Center of Hollywood), Mike Sipe (Kids in Distress) and Michael Wild (HANDY).
WSVN news anchor Diana Diaz was the MC the runway show, featuring the latest fashions from Dillard’s and Macy’s with a special finale.
Event sponsors and contributors included Alpine Jaguar and Signature Grand as the presenting sponsors and BankUnited and Coral Ridge Yacht Club as VIP level sponsors. Additional sponsors included papi, Macy’s, Dillard’s, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, The Capital Grille, ARC Broward Culinary Institute, City & Shore Magazine, WSVN-TV, Seasons 52, Truluck’s, Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, Blue Martini, Sweeter Days Bake Shop, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, Beauty and the Feast and P.F. Chang’s.