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Broward Partnership’s “Silver Soiree” Gala Celebrates 25 Years of Community Service

The event recognized the nonprofit’s focus on shelter support, healthcare, workforce development, and fostering hope, transforming over 34,000 lives since its inception.

Broward Partnership marked its 25th anniversary with the “Silver Soiree” Salute to Leadership event earlier this month at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in Hollywood. The Silver Soiree was a remarkable evening celebrating joy, reflection, and appreciation for the combined efforts that have propelled Broward Partnership to become the most significant comprehensive homeless services provider in Broward County. The event also honored the agency’s founding board members and recognized Frances M. Esposito, the Chief Executive Officer of 25 years.

The fundraising event was hosted by Kristin Sanchez, NBC Miami Lifestyle and Entertainment host, to honor individuals who have played instrumental roles in driving positive change. Notable honorees included Florida Representative Chip LaMarca, Senator and Broward County Mayor Nan Rich, and Congresswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, all of whom have demonstrated crucial leadership in addressing the pressing issue of affordable housing.

Mark Snead, Kristin Sanchez, Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Nancy Blosser, Peter Anderson, Gale Butler, Randy Polman, Kip Hunter and Joanne Snead

Recognition was given to three individuals who have faithfully served on the Broward Partnership Board of Directors since its establishment 25 years ago: Elliot Borkson, Claudette Bruck, and Rabbi Sheldon Harr. Their unwavering commitment and valuable contributions have played a pivotal role in molding the organization and furthering its mission. Additionally, the special acknowledgment was extended to founding board members Gale Butler, Samuel Morrison, Ali Waldman Bergeron, and advisor Ron Book.

The event wrapped up by highlighting Broward Partnership’s history and honoring the outgoing CEO, Frances M. Esposito, with a video tribute and award ceremony. Esposito, now the Chief Strategy Officer for Broward Partnership, expressed her gratitude for the recognition and reflected on the impactful years she spent dedicated to reducing homelessness in Broward County.

Kim Sarni and Stephanie Seltzer

(Photos courtesy of Broward Partnership/Downtown Photo)

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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.