THE GALLERIA’S 12TH ANNUAL SOUTH FLORIDA FORD MEN OF STYLE RAISES MORE THAN $95,000 IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL CHARITIES
More than 1,100 of Broward’s finest business and community leaders came together in support for The Galleria’s 12th Annual South Florida Ford Men of Style presented by Signature Grand. The evening of food, fashion and fun recognized 12 influential South Florida men, each representing one of 12 participating charities:
- Bob Becker (Kids in Distress)
- Heiko Dobrikow (Covenant House Florida)
- Andrew Heller (Jack & Jill Children’s Center)
- Ricardo Moncada (HANDY)
- Peter Moore (Leadership Broward Foundation)
- George Moraitis (Henderson Behavioral Health)
- John Passalacqua (Art and Culture Center / Hollywood)
- Stefan Pastor (Take Stock in Children of Broward County)
- William Peters (Florida Children’s Theatre)
- Cam Rogers (Fort Lauderdale Historical Society)
- Max Rudolf (Broward Center for the Performing Arts)
- Alex Zatik (Arc Broward).
“We are thankful for the overwhelming and continued support of this signature event, which hosted a record-breaking attendance and raised more than $95,000 for local charities,” said Melissa Milroy, senior marketing manager at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. “The Galleria is a staple in the community and we look forward to hosting this local tradition and others for years to come.
During the event, guests were treated to an open bar, live entertainment and gourmet selections from Truluck’s, The Capital Grille, Blue Martini, Arc Broward Culinary Institute, Cucina Caruso Italian Market, Gallery One Hotel, Il Mulino, Auntie Anne’s, Seasons 52, Mammoth Coffee Roasting Company, Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina, Ocean 2000, Potions in Motion, Sweeter Days Bake Shop, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Godiva Chocolatier, The Mermaid Bar at Neiman Marcus and The Spice Lab.
The highlight of the evening was the runway fashion show, hosted by WSVN News Anchor Diana Diaz, which featured the Men of Style honorees and professional models wearing the season’s top trending styles from Macy’s and Dillard’s.
Event attendees received the The Galleria’s “Passport of Savings,” which featured store incentives valued at far more than the cost of the event ticket from select mall retailers and restaurants.
Event sponsors and contributors included South Florida Ford as the title sponsor, Signature Grand as a presenting sponsor, and supporting sponsors Macy’s, Dillard’s, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, City & Shore magazine, Chen Moore and Associates, HealthGAINS, The Capital Grille, Truluck’s and Blue Martini.
About The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations for its sophisticated level of merchandising and ambiance, is the largest and most upscale regional mall in Broward County. Neiman Marcus, Macy’s and Dillard’s anchor the popular center, which also features 100 known stores, including American Eagle Outfitters, Apple, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Free People, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Pandora and Fort Lauderdale’s first H&M. It is also home to Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon and Spa and a fine roster of dining establishments such as Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Truluck’s, P.F. Chang’s and Blue Martini. Just steps away from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach, it is minutes from the airport, port, downtown, hotels and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center with easy access from Sunrise Boulevard, U.S. Highway 1 (Federal Highway), Interstate 95, Interstate 595, and U.S. Highway A1A (Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard). Located at 2414 East Sunrise Blvd., it is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mon. through Sat. and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sun. Restaurants enjoy later hours. More information is available by calling (954) 564-1036 or at www.galleriamall-fl.com.