7th Annual Non-Profit Awards is presented by Signature Grand and hosted by

2-1-1 Broward

In trueawards show style, more than 700 executives, community leaders and members of the non-profit sector attended the sold-out 7thAnnual Community Care PlanNon-Profit Awards presented by Signature Grand and hosted by 2-1-1 Browardon Friday, February 24th.The Non-ProfitAwards celebrated the inspiring work of Broward County’s non-profit agencies and recognized the individual efforts of outstanding non-profit executive and board leaders, while raising $155,000 for 2-1-1 Broward.

The festivities began with a reception followed by a welcomefrom Sheila Smith, President & CEO of 2-1-1 Broward; and John Benz, President & CEO of Community Care Plan.After the welcome, emcees Evan Golden from Eye on South Florida and KavitaChanne began the awards ceremony.

During the Luncheon, the winners of each of the 10 award categories were announced, each receivingan award and $1,000 for their non-profit organization. The finalists in each category were awarded $500. Winners were chosen for their dedication to Broward County and the impact they have on the community.

“Community Care Plan is thrilled to once again serve as the title sponsor for the Non-Profit Awards,” said John Benz, President & CEO of Community Care Plan. “It is an honor to recognize the people and non-profit organizations who work tirelessly to make South Florida a great place to live, work and raise our families.”

“2-1-1 Broward is proud to shine a spotlight on the incredible work of the non-profits that better our community every day,” said Sheila Smith, President/CEO of 2-1-1 Broward. “We are proud to partner with Community Care Plan, Signature Grand and the rest of our sponsors to celebrate our community’s non-profit organizations.”

The event chairs were Susan M. Mansolillo, Chief Human Resources Officer, Community Care Plan; Sandra Bernard-Bastien, Chief Communications Officer at Children’s Services Council of Broward County;and Jen Klaassens, President, Jen Klaassens Consulting.

Sealed envelopes with the winning organizations and leaders were secured and delivered by Berkowitz Pollack & Brant Advisors and Accountants, the official accounting firm of the Non-Profit Awards.

The7thAnnual Community Care Plan Non-Profit Awards winners were:

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Non-Profit Organization of the Year: LifeNet4Families

WLRN Non-Profit Staff Leader of the Year: Aggie Pappas – PACE Center for Girls

FPL Non-Profit Board Leader of the Year:Laurie Suskind – David Posnack Jewish Community Center

Greenspoon Marder Non-Profit Organization of the Year – The Arts:Broward Performing Arts Foundation – Ghost Light Society

SunTrust Bank Non-Profit Organization of the Year – Collaboration:Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center

Brown & Brown Insurance Non-Profit Organization of the Year – Innovation:HANDY

Calvin Giordano & Associates Non-Profit Organization of the Year – Rising Star:Exceptional Theater Company

Children’s Services Council of Broward County Collective Impact for Youth Award:United Way of Broward County – Reading Pals

Publix Community Choice Award: Broward Regional Health Planning Council

OK Generators Lifetime Achievement Award: Dennis Stefanacci, ACFRE

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About 2-1-1 Broward 

The mission of 2-1-1 Broward is to provide 24 hour comprehensive helpline and support services to individuals and families in our community seeking crisis intervention assistance and/or information and connections to health and human services in Broward County. Every call to 2-1-1 is answered by a trained, degreed counselor who listens to the caller’s concerns, identifies their needs and connects them with agencies and programs that can help them. 2-1-1 Broward relies on the generous support of government agencies, corporations, foundations, and individuals to provide this vital community service. For more information regarding 2-1-1 and how you can help, please call 954-390-0493 or visit social! Follow 2-1-1 Broward:, and

About Community Care Plan

Launched in 2000 as the first safety-net hospital-owned Provider Service Network as South Florida Community Care Network, LLC, Community Care Plan is a Broward County health plan serving members enrolled in Medicaid, Children’s Medicaid Services Network and self-insured employee health plans. Community Care Plan is a partnership fully owned and operated by Broward Health (North Broward Hospital District) and Memorial Healthcare System (South Broward Hospital District). The organization strives to promote healthy living by providing local access to a high standard of healthcare and educational resources throughout the community. By improving the quality of care for Medicaid recipients, Community Care Plan seeks to earn patient and customer satisfaction, enhance professional fulfillment and provide public service. Community Care Plan is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) as a Health Plan.  For more information, please visit

About Signature Grand

Since 1996, Signature Grand has been a South Florida landmark, known to host elegant weddings and grand social occasions. Conveniently located in Central Broward, on the I-595 Express, Signature Grand is best situated to receive guests from the Tri-County area. Our magnificent renaissance-style mansion is the ideal venue to host groups as intimate as 10 guests, and lavish events of up to 2,400 guests. Our event producers specialize in exquisite catering, amazing décor and event services. For more information, visit or call 954.424.4000.