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Broward Partnership gala recognizes outstanding advocates

Monday, May 15, 2017


More than 350 influential business and community leaders will come together for a Havana-inspired evening benefiting Broward Partnership.


The Salute to Leadership Gala will take place May 19 at Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84 in Davie. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction. Dinner, dancing and an awards presentation will follow.


"The Partnership's annual Salute to Leadership Gala is always a festive opportunity for several hundred like-minded community leaders to have a great time together and recognize each year's honorees for their contributions to our efforts to reduce homelessness," said Dodie Keith-Lazowick, the event's honorary chair who also serves as the organization's board chair. "This year's event will not only honor a trio of worthy recipients, but will help raise vital funds to help us continue to provide individuals and families experiencing homelessness with critical services that are needed now more than ever."


GL Homes will be presented with the Corporate Trusteeship Award for its financial and in-kind support that has made a positive impact on the lives of homeless people served by the Partnership.


SunTrust Foundation will receive the Foundation Trusteeship Award for its 18 years of financial and volunteer contributions that have helped further the Partnership's work and mission.


The Broward Partnership Leadership Award will be presented to Stacy Ostrau, who has served on the organization's board of directors for seven years. She has facilitated financial support and dedicated time to assist children under the Partnership's care.


Co-chairs are Jean McIntyre and Jonathan Keith, and auction co-chairs are John Castell and Jeremiah Gutierrez. The host committee includes Kim Bentley, Elliot P. Borkson, Carolyn Burns, Angie Davis, Diana Hanford, Jill Horowitz, Melissa Milroy, Carol Molnar, John Primeau, Joanne Snead and Cathy Stutin.


Sponsors include GL Homes, The Leo Goodwin Foundation, Signature Grand, Holy Cross Hospital, JM Family Enterprises, Mary Jane Harlow Charitable Trust and Sun Sentinel.


Proceeds will assist Broward Partnership in operating the 230-bed Central Homeless Assistance Center on the Huizenga Campus, which serves more than 1,300 men, women and children experiencing homelessness each year. In addition to permanent supportive housing, it offers safe shelter, meals, wrap-around case management and comprehensive services, such as access to medical and dental care, behavioral health, workforce development and family therapy.


Gala admission is $250. Guests are encouraged to wear Havana-style attire.


Article originally published May 05, 2017 on Sun-Sentinel.com.