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“Making Real Connections” Breakfast Generates Nearly $60,000 for 211 Broward

The fundraiser was presented by the Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation.

The Kip Hunter Marketing “Making Real Connections” Breakfast was a massive success, with over 200 people in attendance. The event, which aimed to recognize and honor local individuals and organizations that have contributed to the community and have helped 211 Broward provide essential services to those it serves, raised nearly $60,000 for the nonprofit organization. The breakfast featured several speakers, including State Representative Christine Hunschofsky, former Mayor of Parkland, who delivered the keynote address. Other speakers included William Spencer, Chief Social Enterprise Officer of 211 Broward, Kip Hunter-Epstein, Founder and CEO of Kip Hunter Marketing, Alan Levan, co-founder of the Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation and Chairman of BBX Capital, and Francisco Isaza, Chief Operations Officer of 211 Broward, who shared a powerful and impactful story of how the 211 helpline has helped members of the community.

During the fundraiser, each honoree was recognized by 211 Broward for their commitment to building connections within the community and helping the organization fulfill its mission and meet its goals. As a facilitator of the connection of people to health and human services, 211 Broward relies on the generous support of its partners and supporters to offer opportunities to make these connections. Without this support, the organization would not survive.

This year’s honorees included: 

  • Mike De Lucca, Broward Regional Health Planning Council – Milestone Award 
  • Michael Wild, Esq., WPF Law – 211 Broward Board Ambassador  
  • Steve Einhorn, Epic Properties – CLUB 211 Ambassador 
  • Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren, Broward County Mental Health Court 
  • Broward Behavioral Health Coalition (BBHC) 
  • Florida Department of Health in Broward  
  • Parkland Cares 
  • Baptist Health 

Event sponsors include Kip Hunter Marketing, Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation, Castle Group, JM Family Enterprises, FPL, Publix Super Markets, BBX Capital, Hoffman’s Chocolates, The Computer Guyz, Cloud 9 Nonprofit Advisors, RSM, Red Chair Catering, Wild Felice & Partners, and Eye on South Florida.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

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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.