Thursday, March 23, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Unicorn Children’s Foundations’ annual Gala inspired hope & raised awareness in support of children with Special Needs



Boca Raton FLMarch 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:

Gary 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.

Abby 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.

Paulette 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

Unicorn 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. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

Thanks for Attending our SNAC Meeting!

Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday at our SNAC Meeting featuring guest speaker Dr. Jack Scott of FAU CARD!!





Men with Caring Hearts VIP Announcement Party

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 alagerstrom@ffcdc.org to place an ad in their program book.

Their prices are:
Full Page – 6.5” w x 8” h ($500)
Half Page – 6.5” w x 4” h (250)
Quarter Page – 3.25”w x 4”h ($125)
(Ads are black and white)








Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Unicorn Ball Photos by Tish Kitch Now Up!

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!!

Stay tuned for even more photos!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Online Auction Closes Tomorrow!!

Our Online Auction Closes TOMORROW, Friday, March 10th at 5pm EST. Bidding will continue at the event on Saturday.

Congratulations to Gary Collins!

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.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Congratulations to Abby Wolfe!

Congratulations to Abby Wolfe! She will be receiving The Unicorn Youth in Service Award at The Unicorn Ball this Saturday, March 11th.

The Unicorn Youth in Service Award recognizes young people who are doing exceptional work to increase acceptance, support and opportunities for individuals challenged by special needs.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Congratulations to Palm Beach County Mayor Paulette Burdick!

Congratulations to Palm Beach County Mayor Paulette Burdick! She will be receiving the Eva Stewart & Florence Frank Grand Ambassador Award at The Unicorn Ball this Saturday, March 11th.

The Eva Stewart & Florence Frank Grand Ambassador Award recognizes individuals for their extraordinary leadership, passionate advocacy of, and generosity to The Unicorn Children’s Foundation.

http://www.unicornchildrensfoundation.org/event/2017gala


Monday, March 6, 2017

5 Days Until the Gala!!

Don't mind our mess :)



Visionary Society Inductees

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.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Our Online Auction is Now Open!!

Visit our Online Auction portion of The Unicorn Ball! Here, you will get a sneak preview of our incredible items that we will have at our Live Event on March 11th.
Place your bid online, and then bidding will CONTINUE at the event. If you are still the highest bidder, you're a winner! Keep checking back, because we are continuously adding new items!
Online bidding closes on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 5pm EST.

March/April 2017 Simply the Best Magazine

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.