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JA Business Hall of Fame Event Raises Over $1 Million

Junior Achievement of South Florida (JA) generated over $1 million during the 2022 JA Business Hall of Fame Event last month. The annual fundraiser is in its 32nd year, with the 2022 event inducting five community leaders into the JA Business Hall of Fame. 

The inductees are chosen based on their impact in their respective industries by demonstrating vision, commitment to excellence, courage, bold leadership and social responsibility. The 2022 Business Hall of Fame honorees included Jon Antevy (e-Builder) and Ron Antevy (Trimble), Milton L. Jones (Milton Jones Development Corporation), Ramon Rodriguez (WithMyDoc, Inc.) and Mark Warren (International Materials LLC). Juliet Roulhac (Florida Power & Light) was honored with the Melissa Aiello Character Award. The Huizenga Lifetime Legacy Award was presented to Harry Patten (Patten Family Foundation). During his acceptance speech, Patten announced that he would donate up to a $500,000 match to JA.

The 260 attendees also enjoyed a 360-degree photo booth courtesy of the Warren Family Foundation, complimentary valet parking thanks to Rick Case Automotive Group and a dinner followed by impactful success stories given by our JA students.

The funds generated by the event will ensure JA meets its current fiscal year obligations and continues to empower tomorrow’s leaders by providing educational programs focused on business and finance.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

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.