ABC Cares Foundation Hosts Trustee Dinner

The organization aims to help commercial contractors and businesses grow and succeed.

The ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors) Cares Foundation recently hosted its inaugural Trustees dinner with a special purpose in mind. The event aimed to honor the impact and champions of the foundation while inspiring the next generation. During the evening, the three critical pillars of ABC Cares, namely emergent needs, community partnership, and mental health, were highlighted through engaging stories. Chef Dave Boss led guests on a culinary tour while the mixologist crafted unique cocktails that added to the already incredible ambiance of the event. The dinner was hosted at the home of Anthony Kotsonas, the proprietor of Illusive Automation.

Central to the event were relationships. One group of attendees consisted of owners and executives from the construction industry who served as corporate sponsors of the ABC Cares Foundation. The other group, comprised of their accompanying guests, was invited by the current champions. This approach enabled them to gain knowledge and inspiration, to motivate them to contribute to the impact that ABC Cares is making in the construction industry and beyond.

“What an amazing night,” Craig Tanner says, Owner of Print Basics, Inc. “I am so glad I changed plans and was not out of town. I’ve been to hundreds of events, and they are all the same. You pulled off the near impossible with an intimate, heartwarming dinner and event that nobody attending will ever forget. Can’t wait to see you hit $1 million per year in fundraising. Congrats, gentlemen.”

The Associated Builders and Contractors, Florida East Coast Chapter’s charitable (501c3) branch, known as ABC Cares Foundation, has supported industry professionals during life-altering incidents since its establishment in 2008. The foundation’s VP of Development, Hayden Casson, has brought about new initiatives and partnerships that have further amplified its influence. 

“We are all committed to prioritizing safety and ensuring the well-being of our team members each day,” Rex Kirby says, Principal at Verdex Construction. “However, it’s an unfortunate reality that accidents can happen, and individuals might also face personal challenges. In many instances, these individuals are the primary earners for their families. As Construction Managers, we rely on the skilled craftspeople who execute the labor on our projects. It is our responsibility to provide support for them and their families during their times of hardship.”

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky



Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.