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34th Annual Dinner at Joe's

Posted by Informed Families on May 22, 2019 at 1:26 PM

Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Peggy Sapp, Donna Abood, Michael Fay34th Annual Dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab Raises Funds to Help Kids Grow Up Safe, Healthy & Drug Free

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:

Avison Young

Bermont/Carlin Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley

Butch & Tammy Davis

Chad Moss

Codina Partners

EWM Realty International

Ginger Mead

The Youth Fair

Large Claw Sponsors

Alfred Bunge & Pam Giganti-Bunge


Capital Bank

Charlie & Marabel Morgan

Commissioner Sally Heyman

Crescent Heights

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

Katz Barron

Podhurst Orseck, P.A.

Police Officer Assistance Trust

The Garner Family Foundation

The Goldsmith Family Foundation


Sandie Witmer

Vilar-Hoynack Construction Co

Informed Families Supporters

Erin Byers

Neca Logan

Northern Trust Bank

Peggy Sapp

The Tonkinson Foundation


Topics: Joe's Stone Crab, Peggy Sapp, Florida, fundraiser

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We teach people how to say no to drugs and how to make healthy choices. To reduce the demand for drugs, Informed Families has focused its efforts on educating and mobilizing the community, parents and young people in order to change attitudes. In this way we counteract the pressures in society that condone and promote drug and alcohol use and abuse. The organization educates thousands of families annually about how to stay drug and alcohol free through networking and a variety of programs and services .

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