2017 Men with Caring Hearts

2017 Men With Caring Hearts

Honoring A Community of Leading Men

With Caring Hearts


Congratulations to

 Downtown PhotoJay DiPietro  

  Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

  Downtown Photo                                        Gregory Fried                                         

Tiffany & Co. Biggest Heart Award Honoree


Downtown PhotoC. Ron Allen

Outstanding Male Volunteer Award Winner



This year’s 16th Annual Men with Caring Hearts Awards Luncheon hosted nearly 600 supporters, including 31 outstanding male volunteers and 30 local nonprofits. We attribute the headcount to the benevolent community leaders who made it their mission to give back, leading with longtime FFCDC supporter and Lifetime Achievement Honoree Jay DiPietro, who gave a moving speech about his life journey and determination to support the children and families who need it most. The Tiffany & Co. Biggest Heart was awarded to Gregory Fried for his passion to improve lives and his kind heart towards many non-profits in our community.

This year’s 2017 Outstanding Male Volunteer Award was presented to Mr. C. Ron Allen, nominated by the Eda & Cliff Viner Community Scholars Foundation, for his 30 years of Navy service to our country, for being a lifeline to more than 500 local children in need, and his continued work to make South Florida a better place for everyone.

The afternoon began by introducing 26 Outstanding Male Nominees and 3 Outstanding Youth Nominees and their stories. The program then paused to recognize the servicemen and women in attendance, and awarded two World War II veterans with gifts made by the FFCDC children.

The 4- and 5-year-old children of the West Campus then sang “Best Day of My Life,” dressed in their yellow graduation caps and gowns, as they will be graduating on August 3rd thanks to the supporters of FFCDC.

This event has become one of the community’s most anticipated of the year and was made possible by its amazing supporters, including the Schmidt Family Foundation as Platinum Sponsor, Wells Fargo Private Bank as Gold Sponsor, Cendyn SPACES as Award Sponsor, Eda & Cliff Viner Community Scholars Foundation as Youth Sponsor, Toshiba Business Solutions as Favor Sponsor, Kathy & Paul Adkins, ADT, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Custom Medical Services, E. M. Lynn Foundation, Amy & Michael Kazma, Hiromi & Robert Printz, Carrie Rubin, Edith & Martin Stein, and Peggy Henry Van Dorp as Silver Sponsors, along with Sonia & Bernard Finkelstein, Silvana & Barry Halperin, Tracy & Rob Louv, Plastridge Agency, Privaira Private Air Charter Services & TriMark Foodservice Equipment, Jo Ann & Philip Procacci, and Simone & Sam Spiegel as Bronze Sponsors, Excell Auto as Honoree Reception Host, Gourmet Adventures as Beverage Sponsor, The Boca Raton Observer as Exclusive Magazine Sponsor, and Tiffany & Co. of Boca Raton as the Tiffany & Co. Biggest Heart Sponsor.

 Thank you to the

2017 Men with Caring Hearts Committee

Committee Photo

2017 Men with Caring Hearts Committee: Zachary Wolfe, Kirsten Stephenson, Heidi Johnson Adams, Neil Meany, Peg Anderson, Henry Ferguson, Kelly Thill, Bernie Finkelstein, Eda Viner, Heather Shaw Fairs, and Noelle Novell.

Not Photographed: Kathy Adkins, Robin Deyo, Terry Fedele, Amy Kazma, Stacey Packer, Jo Ann Procacci, and Tina Westine


For more information, call Alana Lagerström at 561-391-7274, ext. 134, or email alagerstrom@ffcdc.org

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