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Broward Foster Child Advocacy Event Raises Thousands to Protect At-Risk Kids


The Florida’s Children First 15th Anniversary Celebration of the Broward Child Advocacy Awards and Reception, held this Thrursday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Riverview Ballroom, was a remarkable success in raising awareness and funds in the pursuit of protecting the rights of foster and at-risk children.

The event honored FCF’s Champion for Children, the Children’s Services Council of Broward County; the Media Advocate of the Year, Gia Tutalo-Mote, the Founder, Host & CEO of Forever Family, an award-winning, multi-market TV initiative for foster children; and the Outstanding Youth Advocate, Brian Thompson.

074 WebIn all, more than 200 people attended and thousands of dollars were raised in pursuit of protecting Florida’s at-risk children from child abuse, harm, and other injuries.

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The Committee for this year’s event included Howard Talenfeld, Chairperson, founder of Talenfeld Law, Florida’s premier law firm focused exclusively on protecting foster children and other kids in the Florida child welfare system from harm and abuse. His committee included Richard DeNapoli, Jesse Diner, Nikki Fried, Dr. Ira & Marietta Glazer, Susan Goldstein, Belinda Keiser, Melissa Lader-Barnhardt, Alan Levine, Dr. Fred Lippman, Miles A. McGrane, III, Todd McPharlin, Ronnie Oller, Angelica Palank-Sharlet, Gerald Reiss, Stacie Schmerling, Troy Sorel, Julie Talenfeld, Todd Templin, Tim Vannatta, Cindy Vova, and Jeffrey Wank

Statewide Sponsors and Grantors included The Shane McGee Foundation, The Florida Bar Foundation, Synergy Foundation, Guardian Trust, and the Paul Palank Memorial Foundation.095 Web

Event sponsors included Angelica Palank-Sharlet, and the Estate of Rosemary Duffy Larson, presented by Darran Blake. Hero Sponsors included Talenfeld Law, The McGrane Law Firm, Grace A. Noethen, PA, Jesse Diner & Adele Stone, and Emerald Asset Advisors, LLC.

Protector Sponsors include Mark & Susan Forst, Coral Gables Trust, Sunshine Health/Centene Corporation, and Nova Southeastern University Health Profession Division.

Champion Sponsors included The Barnhardt Family, Breakthru Beverage Florida, Kelley Kronenberg, Fritch Foundation, Castle Group, Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP, Tobias Financial Advisors, Keiser University, Forever Family, American National Bank, Dr. Bob & Ronnie Oller, Gary M. Cohen, Esq., Amaturo Family Foundation, Lauren’s Kids, ATD Mediation & Arbitration, PA, Addiction Recovery Legal Services, and Maria Wright, In Memory of Jerald Wright

Friend Sponsors included Dr. Ira & Marietta Glazer, Gerald & Barbara Reiss, Conrad & Scherer, LLP, S.J.S. Reporting Services, Brian Silber, Esq., Woolf Financial, Arthur G. Faren, CFP, Kidz Korner, and Fort Lauderdale & Atlantic Shores Hospital.

Media Sponsors included the Daily Business Review, Boardroom PR, Forever Family, Lifestyle Media Group.

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