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The Friends of Jack & Jill to Present the 22nd Annual Power Lunch

The Friends of Jack & Jill Center – a support group of volunteers committed to developing community awareness, fundraising and program assistance for Jack & Jill Center’s children and their families – is honored to host the 22nd Annual Power Lunch at First Baptist Downtown Event Center on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 11:30 a.m.

The event pays tribute to special and outstanding honorees in the South Florida community who helped The Friends of Jack & Jill Center raise over $5.8 million for high-need children and families in the South Florida community since its inception in 1999. The 22nd Annual Power Lunch is anticipated to be attended by over 250 business professionals in Broward County.

Caitlin Stella, MPH, CEO of Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital will serve as the event’s guest speaker and Neki Mohan, the vice president of Visit Lauderdale, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.

In recognition of their dedication to Jack & Jill Center, the luncheon will honor 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. These awards are bestowed to those who have gone above and beyond through their contributions and service to Jack & Jill Center.

The proceeds from the event will benefit Jack & Jill Center’s mission to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming and community engagement. Jack & Jill Center supports children of high-need working families through quality early childhood education, elementary education, family strengthening program and HEALTH Program to ensure every child and family has the tools they need to be successful. Jack & Jill Center has served 26,000 children and families in South Florida since 1942.

Event sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are now available. Sponsorships and tickets range from $250 to $15,000. Individual tickets are $125.


First Baptist Downtown Event Center 301 East Broward Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


Thursday, Sept. 28, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Guests may purchase individual tickets for $125 for general admission.


For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

For more information 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.

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Jack and Jill Center


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