Good News - March 2022

47 March 2022 Good News • South Florida Edition OUT AND ABOUT Andy’s 20th Annual Family Pasta Dinner, hosted by Andy Cagnetta, CEO of Transworld BusinessAdvisors, raised $320k for LifeNet4Families, an organization dedicated to providing necessary food, ancillary services and referrals to those in need in Broward County. Over 800 guests attended the event on Sunday, February 20th at the Signature Grand in Davie. In 2003, Andy Cagnetta started with a simple idea to invite his friends and family to the LifeNet4Families center to share what great things they were doing for the community. His goal, to raise a little bit of money and have a nice dinner, has turned into a 20-year tradition of bringing families together, and now raising over $2 million in total to support a great cause, LifeNet4Families. During the event, guests were treated to a delicious Italian-style pasta dinner. LifeNet4Families President/CEO Dr. Melanie Geddes spoke about LifeNet4Families vital services and the necessity of a system of care for individuals and families in Broward County. The passion and dedication that began in 1985, continues as LifeNet4Families works to reduce hunger, help clients regain or maintain stability through counseling, referrals, emergency financial assistance and more. Each year, Andy’s Family Pasta Dinner recognizes Honorary Chefs for their efforts to better the South Florida community. The 2022 Honorary Chefs were Albert Fialkovich, Transworld Business Advisors; Andrew Horowitz, Horowitz & Co; Andrew Titus, United Franchise Group; Angie Davis, Bank of America; Anne Basson, Community Volunteer; Bibi Marchitto,AlliedKitchen and Bath; Caitlin Stella, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital; Caren Berg, Community Volunteer; Carolyn Burns, Coldwell Banker CARES; Cindy Eisen, Nonprofit Success Services Inc.; Don Glasgow, American Creative; Heather Geronemus, UKG; Jamie Cole, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman; JC de Ona, Centennial Bank; Jessica Fialkovich, Transworld Business Advisors; Joey Epstein, BDO; Kathleen Cannon, United Way of Broward County; Kevin Tromer, Focus Foundation; Len Cedola, Door Factory; Lisa Davis, JM Family; Mack on the Radio; MarciaBarry-Smith, MBS Consulting Services; Marianne Scaffidi, IT’SUGAR; Mayerlin Fana, Castle Group; Natalie Burns, Burns Law; Pam Africk, The Africk Family Foundation; Rob Miller, Global Protection Products; Scott May, Insight Institute; Steve Sloane, Sloane Media; Tipton Shonkwiler, Accurate Franchising Inc.; Tom DeFranco, Innovative Insurance; and Tom Jones, Transworld BusinessAdvisors. In addition to recognizing the Honorary Chefs, the dinner also recognized Junior Chefs, South Florida youths who have achieved accomplishments in fundraising, community service, and leadership. The Junior Chef component aims to promote family bonding by providing substantive activities for kids to teach them the importance of giving back to the community. The Junior Chefs were sponsored this year by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. The dinner also featured both silent and live auctions that contributed to the event’s impressive fundraising total. Andy’s 20th Annual Family Pasta Dinner Raises Funds for LifeNet4Families Bill Feinberg, President of Allied Kitchen and Bath; Angie Davis, Senior Vice President/Business Banking Senior Relationship Manager at Bank of America and Joey Epstein, Managing Director at BDO