Charity & The Arts

1000+ Club to Benefit Cancer, Inc.

Contact Number: 954.432.8647
11350 Lake Shore Drive Cooper City, FL 33026
President:: Jennifer Tallow
Year Founded: 1984

The purpose of the 1000+ Club is to provide money, collected through fundraising events and dues, to selected non-profit cancer organizations in support of cancer research, cancer education, and cancer patient services in Broward County. While there are numerous events throughout the year, the signature event is the Woman of the Year Luncheon. Selected non-profits will celebrate their individual Woman of the Year. Chairs of the 2015 Women of the Year will be Lynne McGrath and Nathalie Sloane.

March 27, 2015: 2015 Woman of the Year Luncheon; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort; $100; 954.815.7888

2-1-1 Broward

Contact Number: 954.390.0493
250 NE 33rd St. Oakland Park, FL 33334
President & CEO: Sheila J. Smith
Director, Events & Corporate Relations: Tracy J. Schuldiner
Year Founded: 1995

The mission of 2-1-1 Broward is to provide 24-hour comprehensive helpline and support services to individuals and families in our community seeking crisis intervention assistance and/or information and connections to health and human services in Broward County. Every call to 2-1-1 is answered by a trained, degreed counselor who listens to the caller’s concerns, identifies their needs and connects them with agencies and programs that can help them. 2-1-1 Broward relies on the generous support of government agencies, corporations, foundations, and individuals to provide this vital community service.

Oct. 27, 2014: Signature Grand Ghoul Benefiting 2-1-1 Broward; 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Signature Grand; tickets range from $70 to $200
Feb. 13, 2015: 5th Annual Non-Profit Academy Awards; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; tickets range from $65 to $75; sponsorships start at $1,250
May 7, 2015: Making Real Connections Breakfast; 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; Signature Grand; $45

211 HelpLine

Contact Number: 561.383.1128
P.O. Box 3588 Lantana, FL 33465
Executive Director: Susan Buza
Vice President: Raymond Ellis
Year Founded: 1971

211 is a community helpline and crisis hotline where highly trained and accredited Resource Specialists offer guidance and support in helping teens, adults, families, seniors, caregivers and professionals find the services they need. Calls to 211 HelpLine are free, confidential and available 24/7. “Our name is our number!” 211 is the easy to remember 3-digit phone number that provides service for everyday needs and in times of crisis. 211 HelpLine is a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing crisis intervention, information, assessment and referral to community services in Indian River, Okeechobee, Martin, Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties.

Oct. 19: Dine for a Cause to benefit 211 HelpLine; 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Table 26 Palm Beach; $180; 561.383.1128
Nov. 20: The Great Gatsby; 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Camelot Yacht Club, West Palm Beach; $150; 561.383.1128
Feb. 27: Le Cirque du Palm Beach; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach; $300; 561.383.1128

4KIDS of South Florida

Contact Number: 954.979.7911
2717 W. Cypress Creek Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
President:: Doug Sauder
Executive Vice President:: Mathew K. John
Board Chair: John Foreman
Executive Vice President: Mathew K. John
Year Founded: 1999

4KIDS has served and cared for more than 20,000 abused and neglected children in Broward and Palm Beach Counties “one child at a time.” 4KIDS has recently expanded to license foster families in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties. 4KIDS is committed to accomplishing the vision of “A Home for Every Child” through programs offering protection, prevention, provision and permanent solutions. A continuing accomplishment is the operation of SafePlace 4KIDS, the emergency assessment center for children removed from their homes in Broward or Palm Beach County as they begin their foster care journey.

Oct. 13, 2014: South Florida Orphans Classic; noon to 6 p.m.; Coral Ridge Country Club; $300/$1200/$50; 954.979.7911
Oct. 12: South Florida Orphans Classic; 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Coral Ridge Country Club; $300/$1200/$50; 954.979.7911 or 4KIDSofSFL.org/OrphansClassic

A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery

Contact Number: 772.465.0630

500 N. Indian River Drive Fort Pierce, FL 34950

Executive Director: Kathleen Fredrick
Year Founded: 1960

The Museum’s mission is to promote the arts in the community and perpetuate the artistic and humanitarian legacy of A.E. Backus, and houses the nation’s largest exhibit of original Backus paintings. Grounded in history, yet rich in contemporary relevance the museum exhibits original paintings by A.E. Backus, Florida Highwaymen. Throughout the season the Museum features changing national exhibits and two juried competitions. Volunteers needed for educational programs, special events, visitor services/docents/ facility maintenance.

Jan. 31: Sunday in Key West Auction; 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Pelican Yacht Club, Fort Pierce; $75; 772.465.0630
March 6: “All You Should Eat” Brunch and Backus Original Painting Raffle; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; A.E. Backus Museum , Fort Pierce; $15 in advance, $20 at the door; 772.465.0630

Achievement Center for Children & Families

Contact Number: 561.266.0003

555 NW Fourth St.Delray Beach, FL 33444

CEO: Stephanie Seibel
Year Founded: 1969

The Achievement Centers for Children & Families is a community based, social service organization whose mission is to ensure school readiness, provide skill building opportunities, promote academic achievement and support healthy lifestyles. The affordable, nationally accredited programs allow families to work, increasing their economic stability. The Centers serve over 1,000 children and 750 adults at three campuses in Palm Beach County.

Jan. 22: Stiletto Race; 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Downtown Delray Beach; $25 Race Entry; 561.266.0003; DelrayStilettoRace.com
March 17: 15th Annual Delray Beach Home Tour; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Lake Ida Neighborhood; $100; 561.266.0003; DelrayHomeTour.com
April 14: The Proper Affair; 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Boca Raton; $125; 561.266.0003; ProperAffair.com

Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center

Contact Number: 561.852.3200
9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428
President:: Eric Gutmann
Executive Director:: Randy Colman
Year Founded: 1983

The Levis JCC provides a range of programs and services for individuals of all ages to meet the diverse needs of its members, the Jewish community and the community at large. The Levis JCC promotes and enhances Jewish culture, heritage and values through educational, spiritual, social, wellness and recreational programs. The Levis JCC is a non-profit community agency of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.

Oct. 27, 2014: Levis JCC Golf Classic; noon; Addison Reserve; 561.852.3253
Feb. 7, 2015: Casino Royale; 7 p.m.; The Polo Club; 561.852.3253
March 26, 2015: A Special Night for Special Needs; 5:30 p.m.; Boca Raton; 561.852.3253

Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches

Contact Number: 561.253.1361

1712 Second Ave. N. Lake Worth, FL 33460

Board Chairman: Garth Rosenkrance
CEO: Matthew Constantine
Year Founded: 1983

Adopt-A-Family is dedicated to strengthening families with children in their efforts to achieve stability and self-sufficiency by providing access to all-encompassing services. To achieve this mission, Adopt-A-Family provides physical housing units, rental assistance, and supportive services to families in crisis.

Dec. 1: Tree Lighting; 6:30 p.m.; The Sailfish Club; $350; 561.253.1361
Date: TBD: Better Ball Golf Tournament; 12 p.m.; Pine Tree Golf Club; $500/player or $2,000/foursome; 561.253.1361