FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Young professionals in Broward County are looking beyond their phones and into their hearts to help embrace, educate and empower local youth. Next Gen 4 HANDY, a dynamic group of young professionals, will hold their second annual adult Prom Night in an effort to raise funds and awareness for HANDY. Seventeen of these remarkable young supporters will form the Prom Court, and those who raise the most money will be crowned Prom King and Queen. The masquerade themed throwback celebration will unmask these generous young professionals on Saturday, April 1st, 2017, from 7-11pm, at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach located at 999 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard.
"We are beyond excited to have such a diverse and vibrant group of young professionals advocating for the kids in our community," said Beth Bryant, Chief Development Officer at HANDY. "We can't wait to honor them on April 1st."
Last year's inaugural prom night raised over $60,000 to directly benefit HANDY youth. This year, The Masquerade Prom Court asks you to "Make a PROMise with us" and make impactful change in the lives of those who need it. Support your favorite nominee by purchasing tickets, sponsorships or making an event donation in their honor.
The young professionals who make up this year's Prom court include:
Wesley DeShaw, Ortho2 Computer Systems
Michael Elkins, Bryant Miller Olive P.A.
Maggie Gunther, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
Brittany Henderson, Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L.
Robby Holroyd, Children's Services Council of Broward County
Matt Jorgensen, Foundation Flooring
Chase Kulp, Cushman and Wakefield
Cecile Munnik, Lennox National Account Services
Gregoire Narcisse, Northwestern Mutual
Jared Rosenstein, Legislative Aide, Representative Jared E. Moskowitz
Jenny Saint Louis, Broward College
Lyndsi Stafford Edgar, eLuminate Marketing
Mitch Taylor, Town of Davie
Katie Torres, Wizard Creations
Megan Turetsky, Broward County Public Schools
Jason Weinrub, Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC
Joseph Williams, Atlantis Paradise Island
Our community sponsors include:
Bryant Miller & Olive PA, DJ Axel, Foundation Flooring, Hypower, Lennox National Account Services, Morrison Brown Argiz & Farra, OK Generators, and Ocean Wine and Spirits.
HANDY's mission is to achieve positive, lasting change for youth by providing life skills, education, and a supportive community. Since 1985, HANDY has transformed the lives of over 50,000 children and family members in Broward County. Each year, HANDY serves over 1,300 individuals per year. This includes youth ages nine-25, family members and caregivers in Broward County. Our award winning LIFE Program focuses on education, youth development and economic self-sufficiency. HANDY is headquartered at the Lillian S. Wells Center at 501 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. For more information please visit www.handyinc.org
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CONTACT: Beth Bryant, Chief Development Officer / 954-982-2444 / ebryant@HANDYinc.org
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