Join us on a fantastic voyage of the Red Gala’s ‘Love Boat’
The Urban League of Broward County, a non-profit human services organization, will recognize four prominent community leaders as part of its Red Gala signature fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. More than 600 business leaders, community partners and supporters are expected to attend the highly anticipated “Love Boat” themed event, which will pay tribute to those who, like the Urban League, are dedicated to improving the lives of families and children living in Broward County.
The Red Gala’s “Love Boat” event is presented by this year’s title sponsor, also known as the “Captain,” Sunshine State Health Plan (Sunshine Health). The event will include a night of nautical ambiance, an exotic seafood inspired menu and rhythmic performances. Sunshine HealthCEO and Urban League of Broward County Board Member Chris Paterson will serve as this year’s Red Gala Chair along with Sun-shine Health Board Chairman Dr. Nelson Adams.
A longtime supporter of the Urban League, AutoNation, Inc., will present the 2013 Margaret Roach Humanitarian Award to the late Dr. Calvin Hylton Shirley, Dr. Carmen Shirley and Jasmin Shirley in recognition of their family’s remarkable strides and impact on health in Broward County. This award recognizes individuals in the community who demonstrate ongoing leadership and compassion to all human beings in the areas of social justice, race relations and community service. Additionally, Tripp Scott, P.A., will recognize U.S. Congressman Alcee L. Hastings as this year’s 2013 Diversity Champion Award. This award honors an individual who has demonstrated efficacy in creating, increasing and/or incorporating diversity strategies into their organizations normal business practices.
The final presentation of the evening will be the “I AM EM-POWERED” award presented by Macy’s, Inc. This award will be selected by Urban League’s social media fans, followers and friends. To be considered, all applicants must exemplify the determination to be successful and demonstrate a level of achievement as a result of program services provided by the Urban League. In addition to award presentations, this event will also feature a raffle as well as a silent auction incorporating unique items and experiences. Items include two round-trip tickets for a weeklong Royal Caribbean cruise, hotel accommodations, high-end art pieces and much more.
The event will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets for the Red Gala are $200 per person and sponsorships begin at $500. For more information about the 2013 Love Boat themed Red Gala, to donate an auction item, become a volunteer or to purchase tickets, call (954) 584-0777, or visit us at www.ulbroward.org.The attire for the evening is a nautical chic and Masquerade Costumes, located at 5801 Hollywood Blvd., will offer all attendees a 10 percent discount on their costumes for this event.