Symphony of the Americas Society Hosts

Annual Style & Substance Luncheon

On March 24, 2017, the Symphony of the Americas Society hosted its Annual Style & Substance Luncheon at The Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale, honoring prominent individuals who have distinguished themselves through outstanding service and commitment to our community. This exceptional group has reached out to touch the lives of untold numbers of people through their generous gifts of time, talent, and resources.

Included are: Doug Jones, Barbara Lefka, Hanna Zukoski, John & Lizbeth Di Prato, Candice Ericks & Stuart Maslanik, Dr. & Mrs. Richard Meli, Todd & Kristin Pelletier, Sergio Salani & Rebecca Noble, Bob Swindell & John Cotter.

The highlight of the Luncheon was the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Peter L. Babinski. He is a person of passion – for the arts, for the many community causes which benefit from his volunteer commitment, and in the caring compassion of his professional pro bono service.

The Style & Substance Luncheon was Co-Chaired by Lisa Scott-Founds and Paul Sallarulo and included a performance by the Symphony’s Chamber Orchestra. Approximately 400 guests attended the Luncheon, which benefits the Symphony’s Outreach Programs, reaching over 35,000 people annually.

Sponsors include John DiPrato, Todd & Kristin Pelletier, Barbara Lefka, Dr. Richard Meli, Hanna & Jay Zukoski, Holland America Line, JM Family Foundation, Florida Power & Light and Tripp Scott.

Now concluding its 29th season, the Symphony of the Americas, Broward’s own professional orchestra, has been designated as a Broward County Major Cultural Institution.  Since it was founded in 1987, the orchestra has brought the best of classical music to South Florida. Its focus is enriching the lives of the people it touches through the wonderful power of music.

For more information about the Symphony of the Americas, visit its website