Boca Raton FL – March 2017 – The Unicorn Children’s
Foundation is very proud to announce that this year’s annual Gala, held at the
Boca West Country Club, was a smash hit!
Chaired by Gregory Fried and hosted by former titleholder Miss Florida Teen
USA 2016 Gracie Smith, this year saw an encore performance by the acclaimed
speed artist Michael Israel, whose performance had the crowd jumping out of
their seats with excitement. His
artwork, including pieces of Einstein, Mohammed Ali, and Marilyn Monroe,
completely stunned the crowd along with his performance and showmanship.
This event was a celebration of
our Foundation, its achievements, and it’s invaluable supporters, and as such
culminated in a special recognition of honorees who work every day to support,
advocate for, and empower individuals with neurodiversity – those who think,
communicate, and learn differently:
Collins, Partner at Master Club Advisors, who received the Rosenbloom Shining
Star Award for using his position in life to promote awareness of and offer
solutions for the struggles of neuro-diverse children.
Wolfe, a student at Boca Raton High, was awarded the Rosenbloom Youth in
Service award in recognition of her exceptional volunteer work in her community
on behalf of those challenged by autism and related disorders.
Burdick, Palm Beach County Mayor, received the Grand Ambassador Award in
recognition of her extraordinary leadership, passionate advocacy of, and
long-standing generosity to the Unicorn Children’s Foundation.
The evening also included an induction of Darran Blake, Gail
Wasserman and Gwen Taylor into our Visionary Society, an exclusive club that
recognizes extraordinary women who are united by their acts of generosity to
help kids with special needs excel in the community. These phenomenal ladies
were presented with an exclusive gold Kaufmann de Suisse unicorn pin featuring
a brilliant diamond eye, representing a beacon of hope.
Guests were treated to an amazing surf & turf dinner, a
Silent Auction with fantastic items, live music and dancing provided by the renowned
Private Stock Band, and a spectacular and exclusive dessert extravaganza bar to
finish off the evening, generously provided by the Boca West Country Club. All told, Unicorn raised over $240,000 to support
awareness, education, acceptance, and opportunity for children and their
families diagnosed with special needs.
With 1 of every 6
children affected by some form of intellectual or developmental disability,
most of us have experienced the challenges first-hand or know someone who
has. There are a wide range of opportunities to support the
mission of the Unicorn Children's Foundation, so please visit our website at www.UnicornChildrensFoundation.org to learn more.
Finally, a big
THANK YOU to this year’s supporters and sponsors: Gregory’s Fine Jewelry, Silvana
& Barry Halperin, Sunshine Health, Simple The Best magazine, Skyjet Private
Jet Charter, Gail Wasserman Family Foundation, Eda & Cliff Viner Community
Scholars Foundation, Toshiba Business Solutions, Valeria Rosenbloom, Berkowitz
Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants, Eye On South Florida, Schmidt Family
Foundation, Anne & Norman Jacobson, and the Boca West Country Club.
About the Unicorn Children’s Foundation
Children's Foundation is a non-profit organization providing education,
awareness and funding opportunities to organizations for special needs children
in an effort to help them excel in the community. For millions of special needs children with
developmental, communication and learning challenges, finding a cure is like
chasing a rainbow in that a cure remains elusive. The Unicorn Children’s
Foundation is expanding the collective special needs community to help
acknowledge, celebrate and integrate the special qualities possessed by
neurodiverse children with Autism, ADHD, Bipolar, Asperger’s, Dyslexia and
other learning disorders.
What a great night last night at the Men with Caring Hearts VIP Announcement Party!!
We are so proud of our President, Gregory Fried for being the Tiffany's Biggest Heart Award Honoree and Barry Halperin for being our nominee for the Outstanding Male Volunteer Award at Florence Fuller Child Development Centers' Men with Caring Hearts!!
If you would like to congratulate them on this honor, email firstname.lastname@example.org to place an ad in their program book.
Thank you to our "Simply Spectacular" President, Gregory Fried for hosting The Unicorn Ball at Boca West Country Club on March 11, 2017. Michael Israel completely captivated the room with his stellar performance! The night was a total success, thanks to our generous sponsors, and incredible supporters. Thank you to everyone who helped paint a brighter future for individuals with neurodiversity.
Special thanks to Tish Kitch for these awesome candid shots of the evening!!
He will be receiving The Rosenbloom Shining Star Award at The Unicorn Ball this Saturday, March 11th.
The Rosenbloom Shining Star Award recognizes individuals who have utilized their position in life to promote awareness of and offer solutions for the struggles of children and families challenged by neurodiversity.
Congratulations to Darran Blake, Gwen Taylor, and Gail Wasserman who will be inducted into our Visionary Society this Saturday, March 11th at The Unicorn Ball.
These are extraordinary women who are united by their acts of generosity to help kids with special needs excel in the community. Members inducted into this society are presented with an exclusive gold Kaufmann de Suisse unicorn pin featuring a brilliant diamond eye as a beacon of hope.
Get out there and pick up the March/April 2017 issue of Simply The Best Magazine for plenty of Unicorn coverage!! Thank you for being our incredibly generous Media Sponsor!!! We appreciate your support.