The Friends of Jack & Jill Center Celebrate Another Successful Flip Flops on the Docks Fundraiser

The casual soirée at the Lauderdale Yacht Club benefited local children and families in need.

The 19th Annual Pediatrix Flip Flops on the Docks, the renowned signature event of the Friends of Jack & Jill Center, was attended by more than 425 of South Florida’s top community leaders, philanthropists and influencers. Through their generous contributions, the guests raised over $400,000, a significant amount that will greatly impact the Jack & Jill Center’s mission to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming, and community engagement.

The scenic Intracoastal waterway and the vibrant beach décor set the stage for an unforgettable evening at the 19th Annual Pediatrix Flip Flops on the Docks. The event was a lively soirée where guests enjoyed tropical-inspired drinks, food, and live music by the Marcia Mitchell Band. In addition, supporters could bid on luxurious items in live and silent auctions, including high-end items and exceptional luxury experiences such as elegant jewelry, memorabilia, lifestyle experiences, unique travel opportunities, Taylor Swift concert tickets, and more.

“We’re incredibly grateful for all of those who joined us at our Annual Pediatrix Flip Flops on the Docks at the gorgeous Lauderdale Yacht Club to support Jack & Jill Center’s children and families in need,” Heather Siskind says, CEO of Jack & Jill Center. “The fun-filled evening wouldn’t be possible without our co-chairs, Elizabeth and Randi, our board members, sponsors, and donors who are committed to our mission.” 

The Jack & Jill Center in Fort Lauderdale is dedicated to supporting children from high-need working families by providing quality early childhood education, elementary education, a family strengthening program, and a HEALTH program to ensure that every child and family has the necessary tools to succeed. The center has served 30,000 children and families in South Florida since 1942. Since its establishment in 1999, The Friends of Jack & Jill Center has raised over $5.8 million and volunteered countless hours to enhance the lives of the center’s children and families.

Photo Credit: Blue Eye Images, photographed by Cristina Pelino.

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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.