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Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership Celebrates 25 Years of Support
Street Party and Dinner at Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant Marked Quarter Century of Community Support For Helping Kids Grow Up Safe, Healthy & Drug-Free
 

Honorary Joe's Chair Marian Krutulis and Jumbo Claw Sponsor John Krutulis of Gulliver Schools


Paula & Bob Brockway of Presenting Sponsors Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables/Cutler Bay, Jim & Deborah Davidson of Coral Gables Trust Company and Louis & Ofe Chiavacci

The 25th anniversary of Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership’s Annual Fundraising Dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant was celebrated with all the elements families love most about Miami – great music, amazing food, celebrity sightings and an exclusive prize. The 25th Annual Dinner at Joe’s was kicked-off with a Street Party, featuring appetizers from the famed South Beach landmark restaurant and H20 Bars manned by Miami celebrities, along with a sneak peek at the exclusive new Mercedes Benz SLS and a chance to win a C300 three-year lease, courtesy of sponsors Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables/Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay.

Honorary Chair Marian Krutulis of Gulliver Schools and Celebrity Maitre D’s Former Miami Dolphins Dick Anderson and Ed Newman, Senator Gwen Margolis, Ms. Florida Teresa Wakefield, State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Commissioner Sally Heyman and CBS4’s Jorge Estevez welcomed guests to the dinner where they enjoyed Joe’s signature dishes and legendary service for a great cause: preventing youth substance abuse.

Informed Families thanks the following: Presenting Sponsors Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables/Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay; Donor of the Year Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida; Jumbo Claw Sponsor Gulliver Schools; Premium Claw Sponsors Baptist Health South Florida and The Dunsbaugh-Dalton Foundation; Select Claw Sponsors Colliers Abood Wood-Fay, Coral Gables Trust Company, Mr. & Mrs. Butch Davis, The John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, and Northern Trust; as well as Special Super Grand Claw Sponsors Kahn-Carlin & Co., Inc., The Village of Miami Shores Police Department and Peggy B. Sapp.

Many thanks to the following Super Grand Claw Sponsors: Ethel Beckham, Bermont Advisory Group, The Bermont/Carlin Group, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Stacy and John Bolduc, Carlton Fields, The Goldsmith Family Foundation, Grossman Roth, P.A., Health Foundation of South Florida, JP Morgan Private Bank, The Scott & Carol Lyons Foundation, Jan and William L. Morrison, National Family Partnership, Police Officer Assistance Trust and Podhurst Orseck, P.A..

Special thanks to the following generous supporters of Programs for the Next Generation: Trish and Dan Bell, Betty Chapman, The Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation, Hector Family Foundation, Marian Krutulis, Mead Family Foundation, Marabel and Charles Morgan, Cheri and Sheldon Rosenthal, and Mary Anne & Don Shula.

For more highlights and photos, visit www.informedfamilies.org.


Penny Shaffer and Doug Bartel of Donor of the Year Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Florida, Alfred Bunge of JP Morgan Private Bank with NBC6's Pamela Giganti-Bunge and Informed Families Vice President of Operations Debbie Korge

Baptist Health South Florida Table: Standing: Dr. Joseph Mora, Bob Levy, Samantha Ruiz Cohen, Seated: Senator Gwen Margolis, Informed Families Board Member Maribeth Rouseff, Mayor JC Bermudez of Doral, Ana Maria Rodriguez and State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle


Celebrity Maitre D's: Former Miami Dolphin Dick Anderson, Senator Gwen Margolis, Ms. Florida Teresa Wakefield, State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Joe's Maitre D, Commissioner Sally Heyman, Former Miami Dolphin Ed Newman and CBS4's Jorge Estevez

Colliers Abood Wood-Fay Table: Cesar & Fabiola Suzzara, Carol Ellis-Cutler, Renee & Rick Kuci, Informed Families Board Chairman Mike Fay & wife Paula, Alex & Raquel Haw and Donna Abood


Jon Batchelor, Elsa Black, Betty Chapman, Creed Black, Nancy Batchelor, Cindy Eisaman and Rick Sherburne


Mead Family Foundation Table: Cathy Hamill, Ron Baker, Ginger & Dick Mead, Sean Adams, Sheryll Baker, Kent Hamill, Suzanne Amaducci-Adams

Dan Kline & President & CEO Peggy B. Sapp with Steve Sawitz and Rose McDaniel of Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant


Coach Butch & Tammy Davis Table: Lynne Steinfurth, Patricia Wallace, Tammy Davis, Kim Kryvicky, Nancy Eggland, Susan Brown, Joy Hartz, Ana Haberischuss and Betty Amos

Sheldon & Florence Anderson with Christina & Edward Joyce of Northern Trust


Kahn-Carlin Table: Laura Traeger, John Walther, Al Klomparens, Aly Kahn, Marie Anello, Susan Pagan, Anna Possumatto and Arlene Kahn

Karl Wulf & Marta Weeks-Wulf


Miami Shores Police Chief Kevin Lystad with wife Laura

Joe's Event Organizer Dale Webb with Jon and Nancy Batchelor


Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Florida Table: Standing: Doug & Sherri Bartel, Francis Hue & Kamal Chhatwal, Penny Shaffer, Tony Argiz, Marisol Slaton, Seated: Lisieux Morello, Maria Baluja and Jaime & Martha Rojas

Honorary Joe's Chair Marian Krutulis of Gulliver Schools, Carole Hrebik, winner of a 3-year Mercedes-Benz C300 Lease, Greg Barnes of Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables/Cutler Bay, President & CEO Peggy Sapp, Denie Harris, Marketing Director, Silver Arrow Group


Former Informed Families Chairman Chico Goldsmith of the Goldsmith Family Foundation with Richard Bermont of The Bermont/Carlin Group at the Celebrity H20 Bar

Health Foundation of South Florida Table: Charles Hood, Informed Families' Immediate Past Chairman Dr. Omar Pasalodos with wife Lisa, Shelley & Sheldon Dagen


National Family Partnership Table: David Voss, Marsha Stanton of King Pharmaceuticals, President & CEO Peggy B. Sapp, Mike Barnes and Scott O'Neill of DCBA Law, Tanya Byng, National Project Director - Lock Your Meds Campaign


Informed Families' Director of Community Relations David Williams, Jr. with Greg Cesarano of Carlton Fields

Aaron & Dorothy Podhurst of Podhurst Orseck, P.A.


Peter & Kerrin Bermont of Bermont Advisory Group with Robert Strauss

David & Roberta Lawrence


The Scott & Carol Lyons Foundation Table: Standing: Chico Goldsmith of the Goldsmith Family Foundation, Barbara & Randy Wool, Jeff Bernstein, Seated: Cindy Goldsmith, Carol & Scott Lyons and David Lyons

Howard Lerner of the South Miami Hospital Addiction Treatment Center with wife Jacqui Ford


Marabel & Charles Morgan

Raphael Bastian & Informed Families Board Treasurer James Boink with Ivette & John Hofmann, Vice Chairman of Informed Families


Dr. Robert & Susie Hannan with Stacy & John Bolduc

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