Nearly 900 of Broward’s finest business and community leaders came together in support for The Galleria’s 13th Annual South Florida Ford Men of Style presented by Signature Grand raising a record-breaking $95K for local charities.
Twelve influential South Florida men competed to sell the most tickets to the event on behalf of their chosen organization. The winning nonprofit was Leadership Broward, represented by Chad Van Horn, Esq., founder and managing partner of Van Horn Law Group, P.A., in Fort Lauderdale.
“We’re extremely pleased to have taken the top spot at such a high profile, super fun event,” said Andrew Zullo, CEO of Leadership Broward. “We’re so grateful to Chad and the great team of volunteers who supported his efforts to bring about this win for a second year in a row. It was an amazing evening with great food, entertainment and fashions.”
The Men of Style who took to the runway included:
- Joseph Brydon (Florida Children’s Theatre)
- Bob Denison (History Fort Lauderdale)
- Roman Cody Foster (HANDY)
- Randy Gilbert (Art and Culture Center Hollywood)
- Bill Hawk (Jack & Jill Children’s Center)
- Chad Van Horn (Leadership Broward Foundation)
- Representative Chip LaMarca (Henderson Behavioral Health)
- Michael Lessne (Broward Center for the Performing Arts)
- Tom Lynch (Take Stock in Children of Broward County)
- Jordan Schiegner (Arc Broward)
- Michael Soch (Covenant House Florida)
- Carlton Washington, MBA (Kids in Distress)
“We are thankful for the overwhelming and continued support of this signature event,” said Melissa Milroy, senior marketing manager at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. “The Galleria is proud to presentthis local tradition that recognizes leading men for the work they are doing while benefiting 12 vital not-for-profit organizations.”
Guests were treated to an open bar, live entertainment and gourmet selections from Arc Culinary, Blue Martini, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Cucina Caruso, Gallery One, The Mermaid Bar at Neiman Marcus, Ocean 2000, Moshka Indian Brasserie, NYY Steak atSeminole Coconut Creek Casino, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Truluck’s, Tuscan Prime, Sweeter Days, and Valenti’s.
The highlight of the evening was the runway fashion show, hosted by WSVN News Anchor Diana Diaz, which featured the Men of Style honorees and professional models wearing the season’s top trending styles from Macy’s, Dillard’s and Neiman Marcus. Opening remarks were made by Allan Young, chairman of the Board for the South Florida Ford Dealers, along with Melissa Milroy, senior marketing manager of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale.
Event sponsors and contributors include South Florida Ford as the title sponsor, Signature Grand as a presenting sponsor, and supporting sponsors Bowen, Miclette & Britt of Florida, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, Macy’s, Dillard’s, Neiman Marcus, Health Gains, City & Shore magazine, Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants, Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, The Capital Grille, Truluck’s, Blue Martini and Icelandic Glacial.
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