30th Annual Informed Families Dinner at Joe’s
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.