Children’s Resources 36th Musical Gala
A Smashing Success
Children’s Resources 36th Musical Gala, struck all the right chords and hit all the high notes! Nearly 300 guests, escorted by dancers from Montclair State University, filled the Grand Ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel. The performers generously donated their time and talent for a fabulous review of Broadway shows.

Children’s Resources’ Co-Presidents Josephine Baker, Betty M. Brandt and Ellie Gordon Trotter were thanked for their extraordinary efforts in making the gala a great success. Peggy Armaly recognized Honorary Chairman Lynn Girsh and praised her for her remarkable contributions to improve the lives of the children that attend the Lynn & Mike Girsh Elementary School. Also honored were Corporate Grand Sponsor Florida Blue for their many years of support and guidance. The Carmax Foundation represented by Lazaro Rodriguez, was recognized for their funding of CRF's brand new state-of-the art playground through their partnership with KaBoom! Playgrounds. Southern Wine & Spirits, Yellow Cab, the Four Seasons Hotel and many others were thanked for their contributions.

Master of ceremonies, Dan Tasciotti introduced Founder and Board Chairman Peggy Armaly and Honorees the leaders of CRF.

Children's Resources is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides educational and therapeutic programs and services for children ages eighteen months to ten years with developmental delays. For more information please call 305-596-6966, or visit our website at or email

Gala Honorees: Dr. Erika Berger, Jerry Berger, Robert Rapaport, Martha Mishcon, Peter M. Pasciak, Carol Price, Ellie Gordon-Trotter, Nick Studds, Leslie & Susan Eisenberg, Joe & Judy Wieselberg, Joe & Peggy Armaly, Mike Hightower, Hildine Potashnick, Stephen Armaly, Shirley & Cromwell Anderson, Jane & Dan Tasciotti

Board Chairman Peggy Armaly thanking Corporate Grand Sponsor Florida Blue represented by Martha de la Pena Rojas and Mike Hightower

Carmax Miami Store General Manager Lazaro Rodriguez and Board Member of CRF Dan Tasciotti

Founders Mike Hightower, Co-Presidents Betty Brandt and Ellie Gordon-Trotter, Finance Chairman Joseph Armaly, Peggy Armaly, Lynn Girsh, Josephine Baker, Dan Tasciotti

Peggy Armaly with Gala Honorary Chairman Lynn Girsh

Founders Jane & Dan Tasciotti

Grand Founders Les & Susan Eisenberg

Standing: Founder Betty M. Brandt, Founder Martha Mishcon, Diamond Founder Lynn Girsh; Sitting: Emerald Founder Isabel May

Founders, Executive Director Roxana Rapaport and Robert Rapaport

Stuart Gitlitz & Founder Ellen Weil

Board Members & Founders Shirley & Cromwell Anderson

Young Supporters of Children’s Resources

Platinum Founders Joseph & Peggy Armaly

Executive Bank Chairman & President Carlos Safie with Lisette Safie

Norman & Barbara Shapiro

Founder Maria Michaels and Nick Studds

Kathy Simkins & Steve Alger

Founders Jerry & Hildine Potashnick

Daniella Drexler, Sofia Fontecilla & Claudia Zizold

Louise & Terry Moore

Founders Dr. Lewis & Pam Michaels

Founder Sonja Zuckerman

Co-President Josephine Baker, Founder Shirley Harris, Ellie Gordon Trotter and Tommy Trotter

Bank United EVP, Market President Eris Sandler & Ken Sandler

Board Members & Founders Joseph & Judy Wieselberg

Grand Founders Cary & Cammie Monroe

Former State Representative Elaine Bloom and Founder Sue Hightower

Dyani & Richard Simon

Claudia & Robert Cooke of Cooke Law Group