More than 300 people attended the Kip Hunter Marketing “Making Real Connections” Breakfast presented by Baptist Health on Tuesday, April 30th, at Signature Grand in Davie. The event benefitted 2-1-1 Broward and raised more than $76,000 for the organization.

Guests enjoyed networking and a buffet breakfast while honoring local individuals and organizations that have played key roles in helping 2-1-1 Broward accomplish its goals.

Broward College President Gregory Adam Haile served as the Keynote Speaker and representatives from 2-1-1 Broward, and supporting organizations, made remarks and introduced the morning’s honorees. Speakers from 2-1-1 Broward included Sheila Smith, President/CEO of 2-1-1 Broward; Kip Hunter-Epstein, Founder & CEO of Kip Hunter Marketing; Kate Goldman, Director, Government & Community Relations at Baptist Health and Mike Wild, 2-1-1 Broward Chairman of the Board.

2-1-1 Broward honored BBX Capital and its Family of Companies: BBX Capital Real Estate, Bluegreen Vacations, Hoffman’s Chocolates, IT’SUGAR, MOD Pizza and The Altman Companies; Broward Business Council on Homelessnessa partnership between United Way of Broward County and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance; the Leo Goodwin Foundation; Coral Springs Community Chest; Gavin Gaukroger, as Board Ambassador; and Jonathan Roaf, a Club 2-1-1 Ambassador.

“Kip Hunter Marketing was excited to partner with 2-1-1 Broward once again,” said Kip Hunter,

Founder & CEO of Kip Hunter Marketing. “We believe in giving back to our community and have been long time supporters of 2-1-1 Broward. We salute Sheila Smith and her entire team for the amazing work they do on a daily basis and for organizing this outstanding event.”

Just as 2-1-1 Broward facilitates the connection of people to health and human services, its partners and supporters offer the organization the opportunities to make these connections.

Event sponsors included Kip Hunter Marketing, Signature Grand, Baptist Health, JM Family Enterprises, Castle Group, Publix, Canon, Brown & Brown Insurance, PSAV, Florida Power & Light and Eye on South Florida.

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 contact Tracy Schuldiner, Director of Events & Corporate Relations, at 954-390-0493 or visit www.211-broward.org.

About Kip Hunter Marketing

Kip Hunter Marketing is a full service brand marketing, advertising, public relations, social media and special events firm. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Kip Hunter Marketing strategically builds brand awareness and creates integrated marketing  campaigns which position its clients as best-in-class industry leaders. The agency’s team of marketing specialists and designers employ an innovative, creative, and tactical approach which bolsters brand, expands market share and increase sales. For more information, please visit www.kiphuntermarketing.com or call 954-765-1329.