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American Heritage Schools Collaborated with Lighthouse of Broward to Host Third Annual Heroes Event

On Saturday, May 6, American Heritage Schools collaborated with the Lighthouse of Broward to host its third annual Heroes event, a fundraising concert and auction to benefit the blind and visually impaired in Broward County.

The event raised $70,000 to ensure that the Lighthouse of Broward can continue to provide vital services to over 2,700 people throughout Broward County each year.

South Florida’s community leaders and philanthropists gathered at the American Heritage Schools’ Center for the Arts auditorium in their best 80s attire to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, participate in live and silent auctions, and listen to live music from Journey and Bon Jovi tribute bands, as well as a collaborative performance from the American Heritage Schools’ student orchestra. The night paid tribute to the heroes who live with vision impairments and the impact of the Lighthouse of Broward in their lives.

The Lighthouse of Broward is the only private, non-profit organization in Broward County that provides comprehensive educational, rehabilitation and counseling services to blind and visually impaired children and adults. Through their work, the Lighthouse of Broward enhances the lives of people who are blind and visually impaired in Broward County and empowers them to live independent, healthy, employed and fulfilling lives.

“We are incredibly grateful for the unwavering support from those who joined us for the third annual Heroes event to support Lighthouse of Broward and the heroes who live with vision impairments,” said Dr. Doug Laurie, president of American Heritage Schools. “The Lighthouse of Broward plays an integral role in our community by providing leadership, services and resources to empower the lives of the blind and visually impaired in Broward County and we are proud to collaborate with them to help raise the necessary funds to continue their mission.”

Gunther Motors participated as the gold sponsor and Centennial Bank as the silver sponsor. The bronze sponsors were Catholic Health Services, BDO, McCullough & Leboff, Herman Construction and Classic Air. Volunteers from American Heritage Schools’ student orchestra, Pre-Med and Pre-Engineering programs helped on-site to make this event a success.

For more information about American Heritage Schools, visit its website at

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of American Heritage Schools


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