Florida Foster Care Review’s CLAWS FOR KIDS

In its 16th year, the fundraising event raised more than $250,000 on behalf of children and young adults in foster care.

Commissioner Sally Heyman with The Honorable Nushin Sayfie - Chief Judge, 11th Judicial Circuit; The Honorable Bertila Soto – former Chief Judge, 11th Judicial Circuit; Ron Book; David Lawrence Jr. – Chair, Children’s Movement of Florida; Candice Maze – Executive Director, Florida Foster Care Review; Ralph Saldana; Michele Burger – Chief of Staff, City of Miami Beach Office of the Mayor & Commission; The Honorable Steve Leifman, 11th Judicial Circuit; Honorable Jason Dimitris, 11th Judicial Circuit.

Florida Foster Care Review’s 16th Annual Claws for Kids fundraising event raised more than $250,000 on behalf of children and young adults in foster care. Close to 250 people attended the event’s luncheon on November 8th at Joe’s Stone Crab, which was hosted by NBC 6’s Constance Jones and included moving remarks from actor, director and producer Allen J. West, a former foster child turned child advocate. Other Florida Foster Care Review supporters hosted house parties featuring take out from the iconic Miami Beach restaurant.

Gold Claw Sponsors, Jean & Kenny Bell with Gene Schaefer, Paul Jacob, Julie Greenwell, Jamie Freeman and Sig & Susan Birriel
Miami Dade County Mayor, Daniella Levine Cava, and Florida Foster Care Review Executive Director, Candice Maze
NBC 6’s Constance Jones – Event Host

Diamond Claw Sponsors

Lisa & John Chidsey
MaryAnne Lukacs, Esq.
Kaisa and Doug Levine with Stephanie and Michael Rosen

Platinum Claw Sponsors

Bilzin Sumberg
Citrus Family Care Network
Commissioner Sally Heyman
The Huntington Consulting Group
Key Bank
Ruth & Adam Behlman
Sandra Dan
Santini Law
Starwood Property Trust
Trend AT and White & Case

Gold Claw Sponsors

Aaron & Rebecca Gordon
Adam Sendzischew/Jones Lowry
Bay Plumbing
Christopher Hutchins CPA
Cross Keys Capital, LLC
Hialeah Park
Jean & Kenny Bell
Josh & Nicole Moody
Lynne & Carl Kafka
Kaufman Rossin
Mark & Diane Perlberg
Mike Lowell Foundation
Mitch & Lourdes Wolf Marenus
Natalie Skaf
NFM Lending and Ver Ploeg & Marino, P.A.

Platinum Claw Sponsor and FFCR Board Vice President Sean Santini, Esq. with The Honorable Miguel de la O
Platinum Claw Sponsor – AON with Ed Vargas, Dave and Sue Guilmette, JR Shamley and Tricia Bright
Gold Claw Sponsor – NFM with Sandra Silverman, Christina West Alem, Mariella Isaias, Laura Seidman, Priscila Burillo, Ana Da Silva Roller, Gisel Carrasco, Lorena Corredor, and Nancy La Presuth
Platinum Claw Sponsor – Starwood Property Trust with Elena Alvarez, Christian Chiriboga, Enzo D’Angelo, Elena Gonzalez, Preston Hadley, Joy Hwang, Ashley Klapper, Tyler Petsch, and Milan Patel
Diamond Claw Sponsors, Host Committee members and Florida Foster Care Review volunteers, Stephanie Rosen (L) and Kaisa Levine (R)
Platinum Claw Sponsor – Huntington Consulting Group with Event Co-Chair, Dr. Kate Callahan; Peter Benjamin; Mansoor and Rachel Zakaria; John and Doris Sullivan; Andres Toro and Suzy Nocera; and Alex Montague.
Event Co Chair, Ruth Behlman FFCR Executive Director – Candice Maze, Keynote Speaker – Allen J. West Eilene Rosenblum Alex Rodriguez Jr.
Florida Foster Care Review Board Members Sandra Dan and Christian Garcia
Gold Claw Sponsor – Bay Plumbing with Robert Beans, Daneza Socarras, Carlos Alvarez, Buillermo Pascual, John Sutton, Paula Alvaerz, Cathy Henry, and Beatrice Pascual
Gold Claw Sponsor – Mike Lowell Foundation with Mike Lowell, Joche Espin, Andy Fernandez, Garo Friguls, Eddie Garcia, Leo Leon, Ralph Masso, and Ron Yacoub.
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