You know, for a long time I’ve wanted to throw a party at Deliver the Dream’s home… and now I finally have the chance. Yup, I’m throwing a party… er… they’re making me call it an open house – and inviting our friends to visit us at our home base.
No doubt about it, Deliver the Dream’s “friends” make the difference in our ability to provide award winning retreat experiences for families in crisis… or dealing with an illness. So, what defines a “friend” of this great organization? Well, if you’ve ever supported our mission – whether attending a fundraising event, serving on a committee, making a contribution… you are certainly a friend! If you’ve always wanted to be a part of our good work, but haven’t had the chance – YOU TOO ARE A FRIEND.
On Wednesday, April 19th, I am personally inviting you to come to a very laid back open house at Deliver the Dream’s office. Um… yeah, there’ll be food, tours, friends… and of course – a VIP line to get my autograph, er… paw-print. Nuff said as most people realize it will be valuable one day!!! Hello, Ebay???
So, come meet the staff and volunteers who are part of the Deliver the Dream family – and allow us to recognize and appreciate your status as a “friend”. Oh, and before I get shut down (they only give me so much space) THIS IS NOT A FUNDRAISER… (I promise you’re not even going to be asked)… but this is a FRIENDRAISER! Remember, it takes a kennel… I mean, village. Can’t wait to see you!
Security Guard Fred
New to the Deliver the Dream team is Samantha DeCavalcanti, she is our Events Manager. She comes to us from Florida Atlantic University and worked previously with the Winterfest Boat Parade. Sam loves to spend her free time going on adventures like scuba diving and bringing her new puppy “Finn” to the beach! Feel free to reach out and say hi: Samantha.DeCavalcanti@deliverthedream.org
Calling all guys and gals looking for a great night out! Thursday, March 23rd at 6:30pm all the professionals of Fort Lauderdale are hitting the streets of FATVillage for the kick-off event of the season! It’s going to be a night of drinks, appetizers, hot cars and bidding wars for the best date packages on the market. Each date package is represented by a spicy and sweet bachelor or bachelorette! Make sure you get your tickets now before this HOT event sells out!
Tickets are $75 until March 22, $100 at the door.
Here is a sneak peak of two of our Hot and Sizzling Bachelors and Bachelorettes for our Red Hot & In Style Date Auction. It is going to be a fun night on the town for everyone, make sure you pick up your tickets today!
A Mount Everest Hiking Florida girl who loves Coffee, sunshine and her lipbalm!
A family oriented tech mogul who loves all things brunch, Shark Tank and sushi!
This HOT event is around the corner!
Deliver the Dream is so proud of and grateful to the wonderful sponsors of our Fishing for the Dream Tournament. Some have been “friends” since the tournament’s inception seven years ago. Their continued support ensures the success of the tournament, and also funds a complete retreat for families in crisis! Thank you to all!
Saltwater Sportsman’s Association
Blaine & Lisa Vaszily
Gene & Diane Stoller
City National Bank
Deliver the Dream is grateful to the Jackson Family for being chosen as beneficiary of the Bryan Jackson Music Festival Episode III. The Jackson Family attended Deliver the Dream’s 2014 retreat for families that have experienced the death of a loved one. The Bryan Jackson Music Festival is held annually in honor of their son that was tragically killed by a drunk driver. The February 11th festival featured 69 musical acts across seven stages in downtown Fort Pierce. We are so thankful to have been a part of such an exciting event!
Just google TekPartners and you will find an impressive amount of positive reviews about this fast growing, family oriented IT staffing company. Deliver the Dream is so fortunate to have CEO and Co-Founder of this dynamic company, Vito Scutero, on our Board of Directors. TekPartners is one of the fastest growing IT staffing firms in the U.S. providing clients with top IT talent and workforce solutions nationwide. They are considered an expert in the industry for matching the right talent to the right job. TekPartners has won numerous awards including:
- Named one of the “Best Places to Work” by South Florida Business Journal
- Best Staffing Firms to Work For by Staffing Industry Analysts
- Vito Scutero, UCF Entrepreneur of the Year.
- TekPartners named “Best Place to Work for Millenials”
- Ranked # 1 Top South Florida Executive Search Firm by the South Florida Business Journal.
- Recognized as one of the “Best Companies to Work” for by Florida Trend Magazine.
- Selected for the prestigious “Best of Staffing Talent List” by CareerBuilder and Inavero
- Ranked as one the Top 50 Fastest Growing Private Staffing Firms by South Florida Business Journal.
But all of the awards in the world do not compare to the raving reviews of the employees:
- Best executive team I’ve ever worked for
- Lots of growth opportunity
- Phenomenal work environment
- Great company that cares about it's employees
- Awesome family-oriented company
TekPartners compassion for their employees trickles over into compassion for community! TekPartners is a huge supporter of Deliver the Dream’s annual gala and most recently took on a challenge to get bachelor and bachelorettes involved in our Red Hot & In Style event. Vito never ceased to impress and came to the table with not only 3 bachelors and 1 bachelorette from his highly skilled team, but also became a Red Hot event sponsor! Thank you Tekpartners and thank you Vito!
Volunteer of the Month goes to Ryan Campbell, co-owner of Colada Cuban Coffee House & Eatery, a hip coffee shop in downtown Fort Lauderdale that serves Cuban pastries & sandwiches.
Ryan is the Chair of Deliver the Dream’s 6th Annual Red Hot & In Style Bachelor and Bachelorette Auction on March 23rd, 2017 at FATVillage. Some of you may remember Ryan from 2015 as he took the stage to help support DTD by being a bachelor himself! Not only is he actively looking for sponsors, bachelor and bachelorettes, he also is securing the orientation location and after party location! Ryan also stepped up and will be MCing this year’s event! Thank you Ryan for everything you do for Deliver the Dream! Tickets are on sale now through March 22 for $75, $100 day of. Click here for more information.
The Cohen family from Palmetto (From the left- Max, Rhonda, Thomas and therapy dogs- May Ling and China Doll) attended the recent retreat for families who have a child with an autism spectrum disorder. "We had such a great time and really enjoyed being with all the other families. It was nice to be with other families that understood our special needs as a family. Thank you for such an amazing family time!"
March 31 - April 2
Families who have a child with spina bifida
Families who have a parent who is a Post 9/11 combat veteran
Coastal Building Maintenance (CBM)
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