Good News - February 2023

211 Broward announced the finalists for the 12th Annual Community Care Plan Non-Profit Awards on Tuesday, January 10 at an exclusive Broward Health VIPAnnouncement livestreaming show and reception at ArtServe. The 12th Annual Community Care Plan Non-Profit Awards acknowledge the highest level of achievement, innovation, and quality in the non-profit sector. Every nonprofit is encouraged to attend the luncheon and awards ceremony on March 3, 2023, at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to celebrate their contributions to the community. Awards will be given in 10 categories, and all other nominees will be eligible for the Community Choice Award. The community can cast their ballot, daily, until February 20th at 11:59 pm at The ten categories include: Truist Non-Profit Organization of the Year – Collaboration, Finalists include: FLITE Center, Memorial Healthcare System, and United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention; Calvin, Giordano & Associates Non-Profit Organization of the Year – Rising Star - Finalists Include: Laundry Love South Florida, Necessities for Children, and SHEILD US; Greenspoon Marder Non-Profit Organization of the Year – The Arts - Finalists Include: Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, The Girl Choir of South Florida, and Volta Music Foundation; The Daily Drip NonProfit Organization of the Year- Innovation - Finalists Include: Coast to Coast Legal Aid South Florida, Crockett Foundation, and Positivity Pays Foundation; Children's Services Council of Broward County Collective Impact for Youth - Finalists Include: Broward Healthy Start Coalition, God’s Gift, and Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services & Community Services; FPL Non-Profit Organization Board Leader of the Year - Finalists Include: Jan Amador with Flamingo Gardens, Ed Hashek with Funding Arts Broward, and Lily Pardo with Habitat for Humanity of Broward; Non-Profit Staff Leader of the Year - Finalists Include: Amanda Frey with Take Stock in Children, Malena Mendez with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward, and Sheryl A. Woods with YMCA of South Florida; Memorial Healthcare SystemNon-Profit Organization of the Year - Finalists Include: Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, Leadership Broward Foundation, and South Florida Wildlife Center; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award - Honoree: Bob Birdsong; 211 Broward Excellence Award - Honoree: Andy Cagnetta. OUT AND ABOUT 40 FEBRUARY 2023 Good News • South Florida Edition CBMC, Christian Businessmen’s Connection, the most extensive marketplace ministry for Christian professionals with over 40,000 members worldwide, has always been enriched by the global nature of its fellowship. While the United States is the ministry’s founding country with the most active members, South Korea is the second largest CBMC nation, with over 3,000 members. January 17th’s CBMC Fort Lauderdale Luncheon hosted two such CBMC members from around the globe, as Mr. Caleb Jun and Mr. P.S. Cho from Seoul, South Korea, joined CBMC International President Chris Simpson and a large crowd of South Florida participants in an engaging time of fellowship, testimony, and networking. Learn more at CITY Furniture announced that its 27th Annual Kevin Koenig Memorial Covenant House Cup and Vendor Conference raised $500,000 for Covenant House Florida this year. The funds will allow Covenant House Florida to continue helping young people overcome homelessness and trafficking by providing best-in-class services and a shared commitment to unconditional love, absolute respect, and relentless support for each young person who walks through its doors. “We are so thrilled to once again host our annual event to honor my uncle’s legacy and share his passion for raising much-needed funds for Covenant House Florida,” said Andrew Koenig, CEO of CITY Furniture. “We are so appreciative of our incredibly generous business partners and vendors who support this event year after year. With the help of over 110 companies, the funds raised will allow Covenant House to safely provide their services to homeless and at-risk youth in our community.” The Kevin Koenig Memorial Covenant House Cup (CHC), which has become one of South Florida’s top fundraising events, was founded 27 years ago by Keith Koenig, Chairman of CITY Furniture, when he served as the Covenant House Board Chair. The event honors CITY’s founder, Kevin Koenig, who was a major advocate of the Covenant House Florida mission and encouraged CITY Leadership to make their first donation 34 years ago. Korean CBMC Members Visit South Florida Ministry Partners CITY Furniture Conference Raises $500,000 for Covenant House Florida Andrew Koenig, CEO of CITY Furniture, Erick Strati (Wells Fargo), Ryan Cronin (CITY) and Keith Koenig, Chairman of CITY Furniture L - R: Chris Simpson-President, P.S. Cho and Caleb Jun Francisco Isaza, David Clark, Kathy Salerno, Michael Wild, Shane Strum, Gabriella West, Jessica Vones Dana Somerstein, Ana Calderon, Scott Ford and William Spencer Finalists Announced for 12th Annual Community Care Plan Non-Profit Awards