Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership hosted its’ 34th Annual Dinner at Joe’s on Monday, May 13. The event, chaired by Donna Abood and Michael Fay of Avison Young, raised $250,000 to support Informed Families’ statewide prevention campaigns designed to help kids grow up safe, healthy and drug free.
Close to 400 guests attended the event, including: Alfred & Pam Giganti Bunge, Nancy & Jon Batchelor, Peter & Kerrin Bermont, Al Cardenas, Armando & Maggie Codina, Susan & Jim Carr, Butch & Tammy Davis, Mary & Joel Eaton, The Honorable Norma & Eugene Lindsey, Ginger Mead, Dorothy & Aaron Podhurst,and Scott & Karla C. Richey.
Commissioner Sally Heyman volunteered as the lead maître d' at the dinner, and Kathy Fernandez Rundle drew the raffle ticket for a fabulous dinner for 20 at Joe’s won by Donna & Gordon Fales. Long time attendees Charlie and Marabel Morgan always have the most interesting guests at their table. This year, their guests included Coach Mike Rumph, Jonathan Vilma, Sean Clancy, Dina Cellini, Ross Sawitz, and most importantly, Steve Sawitz, of Joe’s Stone Crab, who has attended as a guest of the Morgan’s every year.
“We are so thankful to the individuals that support Informed Families by attending our Dinner at Joe’s, especially those that have been joining us at Joe’s since the start,” said Peggy Sapp, President & CEO. “Their generosity has allowed us to offer powerful prevention programs and initiatives designed to help kids grow up drug free.”
Visit the Dinner at Joe’s photo gallery for pictures from the event.
Informed Families thanks the following generous event sponsors:
Sapphire Claw Sponsor:
Baptist Health South Florida
Emerald Claw Sponsors:
Peter and Kerrin Bermont
Coral Gables Trust Company
Jumbo Claw Sponsors:
Bermont/Carlin Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley
Butch & Tammy Davis
EWM Realty International
The Youth Fair
Large Claw Sponsors
Alfred Bunge & Pam Giganti-Bunge
Charlie & Marabel Morgan
Commissioner Sally Heyman
Dr. Linda Neider & Dr. Paul Sugrue | Dr. Greg Sharp & Dr. Andrea Heuson-Sharp
DeFabio Beckham Solis/Pennekamp Law
Fowler White Burnett, P.A.
Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables
Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos and Company
Podhurst Orseck, P.A.
Police Officer Assistance Trust
The Garner Family Foundation
The Goldsmith Family Foundation
Vilar-Hoynack Construction Co
Informed Families Supporters
Northern Trust Bank
The Tonkinson Foundation