Children’s Resources “Unforgettable” Gala – A Great Success

Proceeds Benefit Programs And Services For CRF's Educational Center

Chairman of the Board Daniel Tasciotti, Philanthropic Honoree Lynn Girsh and Gala Honoree Tommy Trotter

The grand ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotels was overflowing with excitement and exuberance at “Unforgettable” A Magical Evening of Love, Glamour and Entertainment. This year’s gala was chaired by the Co-Presidents who produced the wonderful event. Lynn Girsh, Philanthropic Honoree, was recognized and thanked for her remarkable philanthropy and caring heart that has done so much to improve the lives of the children that attend CRF’s Girsh Academy. Honoree Tommy Trotter, a great supporter of CRF’s mission, was also recognized for his commitment to Children’s Resources and for making CRF the beneficiary of special events. Founder and Chairman of the Board Peggy Armaly, proudly announced that Daniel Tasciotti will succeed her as Chairman of the Board and that she will take new responsibilities as President & CEO.

Sponsors recognized during the evening were Corporate Grand Sponsor Florida Blue represented by Martha de la Pena, Senior Manager Market Development, CarMax Foundation’s Miami Store General Manager Lazaro Rodriguez and Corey Allen, General Manager of Buffalo Wild Wings. Sponsors and underwriters thanked for their support: Robert Cooke of Cooke Law Group, Harvey Chaplin of Southern Wine & Spirits and Leslie Eisenberg of Yellow Cab. CRF gratefully acknowledged Kiwanis Club of Miami, Woman’s Relief Association, The Lady Suzanna P. Tweed & Carlton Tweed Charitable Foundation and Charles & Joan Hermanowski Family Foundation.

Carmax Miami Store General Manager Lazaro Rodriguez and Cristina Rodriguez

The glamorous evening was highlighted by over the top electrifying performances by the volunteer dancers of the Music Theater Department of Montclair State University. Music was provided by the talented Danny Beck and the Soul Survivors Orchestra.

The proceeds from the gala directly benefit children with developmental delays served by Children’s Resources Educational Center. For information about the school, please call 305-596-6966 or visit

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