Dreaming BIG for a Bright Future
December 1, 2017 Boca Raton FL: Surrounded by colorful cirque-inspired spectacles, over 380 of our community’s most philanthropic individuals gathered at the Boca West Country Club for the 2017 Wee Dream Ball – Wee Dream BIG to celebrate the successes of the children and families whose lives have been transformed at Florence Fuller Child Development Centers (FFCDC).
This year’s Wee Dream Ball – Wee Dream BIG was chaired with exceptional energy, leadership and vision by Neiman Marcus Boca Raton Public Relations Manager and FFCDC Board Member Lauren Johnson, and President of the Boca Raton Resort & Club John C. Tolbert. Lauren noted, “Neiman Marcus of Boca Raton is very proud to present the 2017 Wee Dream Ball for the fourth year in a row! John and I are grateful to Honorary Chairs Tracy and Rob Louv for their support in making this evening so successful to help the children and families in our community who need it most.”
Guests are sure to remember the touching mission moment to kick off the Gift from the Heart, presented by Honorary Chair Tracy Louv and sponsored by Mission Moment Sponsor and FFCDC Board Member Carrie Rubin. Florence Fuller CEO Ellyn Okrent also delivered an important message to accompany a moving video that encapsulated how important preschool is to building a solid early educational foundation for children in need. She noted, “Your investment transforms the lives of thousands of children, leaving a legacy that will exist long into the future.”
The immense generosity of the attendees resulted in more than $740,000 raised to continue FFCDC’s work to make a difference through education. Community support was overwhelming throughout the event, with contributions from Gift from the Heart, live auction, silent auction, and Chance Game.
Many thanks to all sponsors, including Neiman Marcus of Boca Raton as the Presenting Sponsor. Other sponsors include Kathy and Paul Adkins, Anderson & Associates, Kathy and Ronald Assaf, Marilyn and Stanley Barry, Marta and James Batmasian, Boca By Design, Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, Custom Medical Services–OB/GYN, Daszkal Bolton, Robin and Charles Deyo, Dunay Miskel & Backman, Eda & Cliff Viner Community Scholars Foundation, Christine E. Lynn, E. M. Lynn Foundation, The Feeney Family, Sonia and Bernard Finkelstein, Nancy and Clark Fitzmorris, Florida Power & Light, Karen and Jay Foreman, The GEO Group, Silvana and Barry Halperin, Harvey and Phyllis Sandler Foundation, Leslie and David Kantor, Amy and Michael Kazma, Nidhi and Deep Kumar, Tracy and Rob Louv, Donna Nero, Oasis Outsourcing, Stacey and Evan Packer, Hiromi and Robert Printz, Jo Ann and Philip Procacci, Publix Super Markets Charities, PurePoint Financial, Jan Savarick, Schmidt Family Foundation, The Sam and Simone Spiegel Family Foundation, Lori and Randall Stofft, Kelly Thill and John Ferrarese, Becky and Ryan Thomas of Thomas Engineering, Thomas L. Tzikas MD PA, Peggy Henry Van Dorp, Julia and Joseph Vassalluzzo, Jill Viner, Wells Fargo, Tina and John Westine, Whispering Angel, PurePoint Financial as Auction Sponsor, Sandra and Marvin Rubin as Bid Paddle Sponsor, Boca West Country Club as Dessert Sponsor, Boca Raton Resort and Club as Donor Reception Sponsor, The Boca Raton Observer as Exclusive Media Sponsor, Carrie Rubin as Mission Moment Sponsor, Lawless Edwards and Warren as Promotional and Signage Sponsor, Barbara and Robert Campbell as Spirits Sponsor, and Excell Auto Group as Valet Sponsor.
Thank you for helping our little ones dream BIG!
About Florence Fuller Child Development Centers For over 46 years, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers’ (FFCDC) mission has been to make a difference through education for economically challenged children and families to build a positive future in our community. FFCDC provides quality childcare, early education, preschool and pre-kindergarten programs, after-school care, summer camps, health and wellness services and family support programs. We prepare children for a lifetime commitment to learning and social achievement, while empowering their families with resources to be healthy, stable and successful. Through your support, we are able to continue changing lives.
Save the Date for 2018 Wee Dream Ball – Friday, November 30, 2017
For more information please contact Alana Lagerström at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-391-7274 ext. 134.