Impact Broward’s 2016 Community Impact Awards Luncheon Honored Community Leaders, Dedicated Volunteers, and Unveiled John Knox Parthersship

Fifth annual awards ceremony attracts nearly 250 attendeesto celebrate Impact Broward’s 51st year

 Impact Broward (, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization solving community problems through the volunteer service of  adults, awarded local officials, organizations and community members for their exemplary service to those in need in Broward County on Friday, November 4, 2016 during the fifth annual Community Impact Awards Luncheon.

A new partnership was kicked off the luncheon. John Knox Village and Impact Broward have begun an innovative new collaboration of volunteerism and thought leadership. The two groups will harness the expertise of adults over age 55 to identify ways this critical population continues to thrive, innovate, and contribute to our community.

The Presenting Sponsor for the luncheon was VITAS and Major Sponsors included: Holy Cross Hospital; AT&T; Humana; Kaufman Rossin; Chen Medical Centers; Doumar, Allsworth, Laystrom,Voigt, Wachs. Adair and Bosack, LLP; Morrison, Brown, Argiz&Farra, LLC; Florida Power and Light; Infinity Homecare; Let’s Meet; and Trustbridge. With nearly 250 guests in attendance, the ceremony honored organizations and members of the community who are dedicated to improving the lives of Broward County residents. Those who were honored include:

  • American Express: Corporate ExcellenceAward;
  • Whole Foods MarketAward of Excellence;
  • Deputy Lauren Apollo: Individual Award
  • Dr. Philip Greenberg: Edith S. Lederberg Wisdom in Action Award.
  • Bruce Williams, Lifetime Achievement Award

Also, Local volunteers who were nominated by Impact Broward’s partnering volunteer sites were also recognized for their commitment during the awards ceremony. The volunteer awards include awards in the categories of serving children, adults and nonprofits. Impact Broward’s Volunteer Service Awards recipients included:

  • Flora Lathem of Foster Grandparent Program: Robert Scott Public Service Award for Volunteering with Children;
  • Jacqueline Coleman: Robert Scott Public Service Award for Volunteering with Adults;

Impact Broward has actively served the Broward County community for 51 years. During the 2016 fiscal year, Impact Broward volunteers provided more than 259,000 hours of volunteer services. The organization offers multiple community programs including:  The Senior Companion Program; Relief for Caregivers; Retired and Senior Volunteer Program; Foster Grandparents; and RSVP Executive Service Corps and Veterans Helping Veterans Program.

For more information on Impact Broward or to make a donation, go to http://www.impactbroward.orgor contact Diane Smith at (954) 484-7117.