Friends of Jack & Jill Center Hosts Annual Power Lunch Fundraiser

To honor the outstanding members of the South Florida community who have helped raise nearly $6 million for the Jack & Jill Center, the Friends of Jack & Jill Center will host the 22nd Annual Power Lunch at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28 at First Baptist Downtown Event Center in Fort Lauderdale. The support group of volunteers is dedicated to promoting community awareness, fundraising, and program assistance for Jack & Jill Center’s children and their families.

Over 250 business professionals in Broward County will attend the fundraiser to raise money for high-need children and families. Caitlin Stella, MPH, CEO of Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital, will serve as the event’s guest speaker. Neki Mohan, the Vice President of Visit Lauderdale, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.

The luncheon will also recognize Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bigs in Blue as the volunteer honoree, the Hudson Family Foundation as the foundation honoree, and CITY Furniture as the corporate honoree for their outstanding dedication and contributions to Jack & Jill Center. These awards are given to those who have gone above and beyond in their service to the center and its mission.

The funds generated from this event will support the Jack & Jill Center’s mission to empower children and families through innovative education, supportive programs and community engagement. The center provides quality early childhood education, elementary education, family strengthening programs, and Health Program to assist children from high-need working families. By offering the necessary tools, Jack & Jill Center ensures that every child and family has the opportunity to succeed. Since 1942, Jack & Jill Center has supported over 26,000 children and families in South Florida.

Event sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are now available. Sponsorships and tickets range from $250 to $15,000. Individual tickets are $125. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit For details about sponsorship or underwriting opportunities, please contact Director of Special Events Jennifer Swercheck at 954.463.8772, ext. 206, or jswercheck@jack?andjillcenter.o?rg.

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