“In every community, there is work to be done.
In every nation, there are wounds to heal.
In every heart, there is the power to do it.”
- Marianne Williamson -
Broward County is filled with everyday people making a difference for our community with the power of their heart. On Tuesday, August 25th, 2015, beginning at 6:30 pm, Broward House will be recognizing four key individuals that not only touch Broward House, but spread their efforts with many causes throughout Broward. We invite you to join us in recognizing these community members at S3 Restaurant on Fort Lauderdale Beach. There will be live music and a silent auction. All funds raised above the cost of the event will go towards supporting Broward House programs and services. A little about our Honorees:
Anthony Timiraos, the CEO of Our Fund. Anthony was one of the five founders of Our Fund. They found a lack of funding for LGBTQ causes in our community and nationally which resulted in the creation of a foundation. The goal of this foundation is to connect donors with organizations supporting the LGBTQ community. Since they created the foundation in 2011, they have issued over $2.6 million in grants and is now the largest LGBTQ Public Funder in the State of Florida and the 8th Largest in the Country. Anthony has shared his knowledge in building support for Broward House, and open the Our Fund opportunities to support our mission.
Dr. Réquel Lopes, AP, Owner of Trinity Acupuncture. Réquel has spent over 20 years working in public health, development and fundraising including working in the HIV/AIDS community. She started by being a buddy to those living with HIV/AIDS as well as being an activist with ACT-UP and Black AIDS Mobilization (BAM) in New York to working in fundraising with the Broward House, AIDS Rides, and the SMART Ride. Réquel is a founding member of the Live Well Holistic Center, Inc. in Ft. Lauderdale, a holistic center that will open its doors later this year. The Live Well Holistic Center’s mission is to help low income and underserved communities have access to high quality holistic care.
Reverend Joel Slotnick, a Community Advocate. Joel has been a fixture in the volunteer community since the 80’s. He was a mentor with the KAPOW program, a mentor in a Miami elementary school, tutored for Broward County Library’s Each One Teach One literacy program, and has served in the roles of Secretary, Treasurer, and Advisory Board Chair for Pride South Florida. He has been in ministry for 25 years and is currently the Minister of Congregational Care at First Congregational Church of Fort Lauderdale, United Church of Christ. To top it all off, Joel has been aligning himself with Broward House since the mid 2000’s.
Robert Moelius, a Community Advocate. Robert has been a supporter and invaluable volunteer for Broward House since 2009. But what makes him remarkable is that his work doesn’t stop there. He is the treasurer and president-elect for Wilton Manors Kiwanis. He mentors students as the advisor of Wilton Manors Elementary Kiwanis Kids and Student Council, as well as the co-advisor for the Fort Lauderdale Key Club. He also donates his time to other agencies such as Kids in Distress, Abandoned Pet Rescue (a no-kill animal shelter) and Grateful Paws (a foster animal rescue).
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