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9th Annual Magnolia Luncheon

April 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

United Way of Broward County’s Women United to Host 9th Annual Magnolia Luncheon at Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach on April 30
“Who’s Who” of Broward County Women to Attend

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Feb. 12, 2020 United Way of Broward County’s Women United, a powerful network of women confronting head-on the most critical issues facing the Broward County community, is hosting its 9th Annual Magnolia Luncheon on Thursday, April 30 at Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach. The “who’s who” of Broward County women will attend the popular event, which recognizes women of dignity, strength and perseverance. The VIP reception will take place from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., and the luncheon from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

United Way of Broward County has been focused on supporting Broward County for 80 years. Formed in 2003, Women United was created to encourage women leaders within the community to pledge a commitment to United Way of Broward County. Each year, Women United focuses their efforts on specific priority United Way projects.

The event will honor Cathy Donnelly, director of Community Relations at Castle Group, as the recipient of the Woman of Inspiration Award. Jamie Hagar, employee benefits consultant at Marsh & McLennan Agency ― Florida, will be honored with the Woman of Promise Award. The event’s co-chairs are author Susie Levan and April Lewis-Parks, Consolidated Credit.

Prior to the luncheon, guests will have the opportunity to visit The Marketplace, and browse among some of Broward County’s most beautiful boutiques.

In addition, 100 tickets will be sold for a chance to win the Secret Armoire featuring luxurious goods valued at over $5,000. Guests can enter the drawing for $100, and must be present at the luncheon to claim the prize.

“I am looking forward to co-chairing this year’s Magnolia Luncheon, and predict that it will be the most successful event thus far,” said Levan. “Five-hundred attendees will enjoy a lovely afternoon of raising much-needed funds for Women United’s projects, plus listening to our guest speaker, and honoring Cathy Donnelly and Jamie Hagar. This is a great opportunity to network among women who are constantly putting forth the effort to make a difference in our community.”

“United Way is celebrating 80 years, and this is a ‘not-to-miss’ event that is attended by many amazing women in the Broward County community every year,” said Lewis-Parks. “It’s an occasion that attendees will remember for years to come.”

Celebrity Cruises and Consolidated Credit serve as the event’s Title Sponsors and Nova Southeastern University is the event’s Presenting Sponsor. Corporate Partners are as follows: Diamond Chairman’s Circle Partners, JM Family Enterprises, Inc.; Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC.; Celebrity Cruises, Consolidated Credit, and Publix Super Markets. The Gold Chairman’s Circle Partner is Broward Health, and the Silver Chairman’s Circle Partner OffLeaseOnly.com. Gold Corporate Partners are Holman Enterprises, Memorial Healthcare Systems, Nova Southeastern University, and The Howland Group. Silver Corporate Partners are BNY Mellon, Kaufman Lynn Construction, T-Mobile, and Wells Fargo.

Events Sponsors are BBX Capital, Castle Group, Durée & Company, Inc.; HealthTrust Workforce Solutions, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Responsive Home Care.

Sponsorships ranging from $5,000–$15,000 are available. Full-page ads in the event program are available for $600 and half-page ads for $400. For sponsorship and ad opportunities, contact Mary Beth Albritton 954.453.3731 or malbritton@UnitedWayBroward.org. For more information about the event, visit www.UnitedWayBroward.org/magnolia2020.

To attend, there is a minimum gift amount of $1,000 to United Way of Broward County’s 2019-2020 annual campaign. Those who contribute $2,500 or more are invited to attend the VIP reception. To attend the event or become a sponsor, visit www.UnitedWayBroward.org/magnolia2020 or for more information, please call 954-453-3731 or email malbritton@UnitedWayBroward.org

Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach is located at 801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.


About United Way of Broward County
United Way of Broward County is a volunteer driven, community-based, non-profit organization servicing Broward County for 80 years. United Way of Broward County fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. United Way of Broward County is the catalyst for change and convener of partnerships that unite the hearts, minds, and resources within the Broward community. For more information, visit www.UnitedWayBroward.org.

About United Way of Broward County’s Women United
For over 15 years, United Way of Broward County’s Women United has been leading the charge and inspiring the change here in Broward County. This powerful network of philanthropic women confronts head-on the most critical issues facing the community. They are a diverse group bound together by their belief in each other, to United Way’s mission and to Broward County. For more information, visit www.unitedwaybroward.org/women-united.


April 30
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach
801 Seabreeze Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
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