Finalists Announced for 13th Annual Community Care Plan Nonprofit Awards

The ceremony aims to celebrate the remarkable work of nonprofit agencies in Broward County.

211 Broward recently announced its 13th Annual Community Care Plan NonProfit Awards finalists during a VIP Announcement livestreaming Show and Reception at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale. The awards show, which will be presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and hosted by 211 Broward, is set to take place on March 5 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, complete with a red carpet and searchlights for a glamorous feel.

The upcoming event aims to celebrate the remarkable work of nonprofit agencies in Broward County and acknowledge the outstanding efforts of their executives and board leaders. Leon Mink, the Chief Information Officer at Community Care Plan, and Milin Espino, an MBA holder and Administrative Director of Community Relations at Memorial Healthcare System, will co-chair this year’s event.

“It is so important for us to support 211 Broward and those whose efforts continue to inspire and make a positive impact throughout Broward County,” says Jessica Lerner, President and CEO of Community Care Plan. “This Awards Event is something we very much look forward to year after year, and we can’t wait to celebrate the accomplishments of the county’s nonprofit organizations during the event on Mar. 5.” 

Awards will be presented in eight categories. All other nominees will also be eligible for the JM Family Enterprises Community Choice Award. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Senator and Mayor of Broward County, Nan Rich, while Jen Klaassens, President of Jen Klaassens Consulting, will receive the Greenspoon Marder Excellence Award. The recipients in each category will be given a monetary grant of $1,000 for their nonprofit organizations by the Award partners. The finalists in each category will receive a $500 grant for their organizations.

The categories include:

BBX Capital Nonprofit Organization of the Year – The Arts

  • Finalists include:
  1. South Florida Pride Concert Band
  2. Art Prevails Project
  3. Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida

Truist NonProfit Organization of the Year – Collaboration

  • Finalists include:
  1. Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Inc. (Collaborating with Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County)
  2. HandsOn South Florida (Collaborating with Farm Share & City of Oakland Park)
  3. League of Women Voters of Broward County Education Fund (Collaborating with: Miami Veteran’s Administration Suicide Prevention)

Calvin, Giordano & Associates Outstanding Nonprofit Organization of the Year – Rising Star

  • Finalists include:
  1. The For Paul Foundation
  2. Showering Love
  3. WondHerful

On The Ball NonProfit Organization of the Year – Innovation

  • Finalists include:
  1. Area Agency on Aging of Broward County
  2. Heart2Heart Outreach of South Florida
  3. Morningday Community Solutions

Children’s Services Council of Broward County Collective Impact for Youth Award

  • Finalists include:
  1. David Posnack Jewish Community Center
  2. Serving with GRACE, Inc.
  3. Friendship Circle of Greater Fort Lauderdale

FPL NonProfit Board Leader of the Year

  • Finalists include:
  1. Ira Schimmel (Ann Storck Center)
  2. Stacy Angier (Broward Health)
  3. Nancy Brown (Canine Assisted Therapy)

NonProfit Staff Leader of the Year

  • Finalists include:
  1. Monica Figueroa King (Broward Healthy Start Coalition)
  2. Molly Murphy (Equine Assisted Therapies of South Florida)
  3. Scott Erlich (David Posnack Jewish Community Center)

Memorial Healthcare System Outstanding Nonprofit Organization of the Year

  • Finalists include:
  1. Early Learning Coalition of Broward County
  2. LifeNet4Families
  3. Women in Distress

JM Family Enterprises Community Choice Award

Selected by the community via online voting:

  • Link to vote: https://www.211-broward.org/community-choice-award – Voting closes Feb. 29 at 11:59 pm.
  • Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Honoree: Senator and Mayor of Broward County, Nan Rich
  • Greenspoon Marder- 211 Broward Excellence Award
    • Honoree: Jen Klaassens, President of Jen Klaassens Consulting

The 13th Annual Community Care Plan NonProfit Awards has several sponsors, including title sponsor Community Care Plan and presenting sponsor Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Broward Health is the presenting sponsor of the finalists’ VIP Announcement streaming event, while JM Family Enterprises is the Community Choice Award and “take away treat” partner. Other sponsors of the event are Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC), Memorial Healthcare System, FPL, Kip Hunter Marketing, Greenspoon Marder, On the Ball, Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs, WFP Law, Sip Channé, Rock With U Entertainment, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Seminole Media Productions, Brown & Brown Insurance, City & Shore Magazine, Gray | Robinson, Centennial Bank, ArtServe, Lis Castella Fashion Designer, Fundraising Academy, Red Chair Catering, Paint Nail Bar Plantation, Victoria Duke Beauty, and Eye On South Florida.

The 13th Annual Community Care Plan Nonprofit Awards Presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers general admission tickets for $125 per person, and a table of ten can be reserved at $1,500. CLUB 2-1-1 members can purchase tickets for $100, and nonprofit staff and government representatives have a discounted ticket price of $90 per person.

For more information, please visit https://211-broward.org/non-profit-awards.

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