30th Annual Informed Families Dinner at Joe’s
 
Event Co-Chairs: Phillis Oeters of Baptist Health South Florida and Anita & Ron Shuffield of EWM with President & CEO Peggy Sapp


Jon & Nancy Batchelor of The Batchelor Foundation with Peggy Sapp (center)

Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership’s 30th Annual Dinner At Joe’s Stone Crab was a crabulous affair. Co-chairs extraordinaire Phillis Oeters of Baptist Health South Florida and Anita & Ron Shuffield of Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell Realty International/Christie's International Real Estate combined forces to raise more money than any previous Dinner at Joe’s, bringing in close to $350,000 to support Informed Families’ statewide prevention programs and initiatives designed to help kids grow up safe, healthy and drug free.

Over 500 guests attended the dinner, which was complete with local celebrity sightings, a pre-dinner social - and of course Joe’s signature stone crabs and legendary service. Several attendees who haven’t missed a Joe’s dinner were recognized with a special pin to commemorate their commitment to Informed Families and helping kids grow up safe, healthy and drug free.

“Each year, we benefit from an outpouring of generosity from families who care about educating and nurturing their children,” said Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership President & CEO Peggy Sapp. “It’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years since Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership joined with Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant to hold this wonderful event, raising money to prevent drug use and underage drinking. Now, many of the children of our original supporters are parents themselves, and our prevention programs are reaching this next generation.”

Aside from Informed Families, the big winner of the night was Mary Lou Cokl, who won the grand raffle prize: dinner for 20 guests at Joe’s Stone Crab restaurant.

Informed Families thanks the following generous event sponsors: Presenting Sponsor: Baptist Health South Florida; Royal Order of The Golden Claw Sponsors: Baptist Health South Florida, The Batchelor Foundation, Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell International Realty/Christie's International Real Estate, Florida Blue and Gulliver Schools; Main Room Sponsor: The Health Foundation of South Florida; Garden & East Rooms Sponsor: Coral Gables Trust; Jumbo Claw Sponsors: Peter L. Bermont/Bermont Advisory Group of Raymond James, Richard Bermont & Adam Carlin of The Bermont/Carlin Group of Morgan Stanley, Crispin Porter & Bogusky, Tammy & Butch Davis, Ginger & Dick Mead, and Podhurst Orseck, PA.

For a complete list of event sponsors, please visit www.InformedFamilies.org/30th-Annual-Dinner-at-Joes. For more information on Informed Families, please visit www.InformedFamilies.org, or call 305-856-4886.











Coach Butch Davis with son Drew Davis

Sheri Shoup, Shirley Shoup, IF Board Chair Neca Logan, Jay D’Melo, Christina Blackburn


John Krutulis of Gulliver Schools with Ron Shuffield of EWM

Deborah & Jim Davidson of Coral Gables Trust with David & Ann Neithardt


Ruth & Steve Marcus and Mona Adams of the Health Foundation of South Florida

Florida Blue table: Kelly and Maria Baluja, Doug & Sherri Bartel


Ira Leesfield, Anne Levy, Richard Bermont, Etti Koeppel


(Seated) Donna Huck, Kerrin & Peter Bermont, The Honorable Paul Huck; (Standing) Susana & Michael Gold


Crispin Porter + Bogusky table: (Seated) Markham Cronin, Valerie Gagnon, Gina St. Philip, Katie Coffey; (Standing) Jason Gagnon, Carl St. Philip, Jeff & Amy Steinhour, Sean Coffey


Joel Eaton of Podhurst Orseck with wife and IF Advisory Board Member Mary Eaton, Carolyn & Quin Robertson


Avison Young table: (Standing) Paula & Michael Fay, Donna Abood, Larry Williams; (Seated) Elise & Danny van der Reis, Michael Moore, Leslie Lott


Jose Florez, Idays Guallar, Rosa Lopes and Matt Feeley of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, David Lawrence, Phillis Oeters


Mitch & Ana Bierman with Margarita & Armando Codina of Codina Partners


Susannah Rose, Ashley Cusack, Morgan Smith

Erin Gaskin, Christopher Knight and Stephen Smith of Fowler White Burnett


Jeff & Meg Wright of The Garner Family Foundation

Jennifer Shelley Robinson, Diane Landsberg, Sue Ryan and Susan Shelley of the Goldsmith Family Foundation


Tania & Curt Miner, William Holly of Patton Real Estate, Lauren Dowlen


Juan & Christina Perez, Jody & Freddy Ramirez

Jeannette Gleber, Michele Soffer, Dillon Burke, Erin Cohen Peña


Meg French with Ashley & Campbell Smith


Jessie Trice Community Health Center table: IF Board Member Fabian Thurston, Irene Taylor-Wooten, Thamara LaBrousse, IF Director of Community Relations David Williams, Jr.


Stacey Jameson, Charles Munroe, Melissa Marti and Frank Taff of TUUCI


Karen Brown, Natalia Giordano, Nicole Waters of Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables/Mercedes-Benz of Culter Bay, John Fumagalli of Northern Trust


Immediate Past Chairman John Hoffman with wife Ivette, Rafael & Ana Portuondo, Mary Young


Jeanette & Don Poole, Audrey Ross, Peggy Sapp


Corey Collins with Greg Cesarano of Carlton Fields Jordan Burt


Pamela Garrison and Miami-Dade Commissioner Sally Heyman

Dick Mead, Peggy Sapp, Ginger Mead


Linda Lubitz Boone of The Lubitz Financial Group, Laurie Davis, Annette Cannon

Representative Elaine Bloom & the Honorable Phillip Bloom


Justin & Melissa Beckham with Yasmin & Helmuth Solis