Mission

To strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming, and community engagement.

Vision

For every child and family to reach their full potential.

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Upcoming Events

Sep
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2022 Power Lunch @ Global Grille @ First Baptist
Sep 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join the Friends of Jack & Jill Center at the 21st Annual Power Lunch on Thursday, September 29, 2022 as we pay tribute to several special and outstanding honorees in the community. Attended by over 250 business professionals in Broward County, this honor is bestowed to those who have gone above and beyond through their contributions and service to Jack & Jill Center. With your help, the Friends of Jack & Jill Center have raised $5 million for high-need children and families in our community since its inception in 2001. This would not be possible without supporters like you!

Online registration is now closed! Please contact Jennifer Swercheck, Director of Special Events at (954) 463 – 8772, ext. 206 or jswercheck@jack​andjillcenter.o​rg.

Click here to view and download photos from the 2021 event.


Oct
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Friends Happy Hour at Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar @ Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the Friends of Jack & Jill Center on Wednesday, October 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar, 740 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Admission is a $20 donation and includes one (1) glass of beer or wine.

 

Oct
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90s/ 2000s Party @ Rhythm + Vine @ Rhythm + Vine
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

It is Y2K FTK!—Throwback to the 90s/ 2000s with the Young Professionals Network benefiting the kids at 501(c)3 nonprofit, Jack & Jill Center! Celebrate with us at Rhythm + Vine (401 NE 5th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301) from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Thursday, October 20th with a killer DJ, 90s/2000s tracks, #justchill vibes, and adult beverages! We recommend coming in an outfit inspired by 90s/ 2000s nostalgia from Fresh Prince to Clueless—Bring It On! We know you’re All That. This event is 21+. Registration includes entry to the 90s/2000s charity event with DJ and a welcome beverage. Scroll down to purchase tickets and sponsorships!

Event Sponsor Opportunities
– $300 “DJ Sponsor”: Benefits include 4 tickets (valued at $100), logo recognition signage at the event featured prominently by the DJ, and logo recognition on all digital marketing related to the event
– $300 “Gratuity Sponsor”: Benefits include 4 tickets (valued at $100), logo recognition signage at the event featured prominently at the Jack & Jill Center registration/ information table, and logo recognition on all digital marketing related to the event

Start cleaning out your closets and bring your unwanted shoes (women’s, men’s, children’s – all styles, all sizes!) to Rhythm + Vine on October 6 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM!!! 

The Venue: Rhythm + Vine
Fort Lauderdale’s Rhythm + Vine (401 NE 5th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301) delivers a memorable experience with locally rooted #justchill vibes. In the Garden, you’ll find lush foliage, tropical art, and organic furnishings. Bartenders shake specialty cocktails & serve your favorite craft beers from a classic Airstream bar. In contrast to the vibrant outdoor space, the Den is a dimly lit lounge. Upon entry, you are surrounded by contemporary pop-art complimented by vintage furnishings. Walk up to the bar comprised of repurposed shipping containers & indulge in your favorite libations. Food trucks rotate throughout the week & DJs feed the vibe. Learn more here: www.rhythm-vine.com. Follow them in Instagram – @rhythm_vine and Facebook – @rhythmandvineftl!

Our Host: Young Professionals Network
The Young Professionals Network (YPN) at Jack & Jill Center is a networking group of individuals ages 21-40 who are dedicated to serving their community. YPN provides community awareness, volunteer services, program assistance, and financial support for the children and families. YPN events include quarterly happy hours, volunteer activities at the Center, personal development events, opportunities to network with other Jack & Jill Center constituents, Run4Kids, and Trunk-or-Treat. Leadership opportunities are available for young professionals who want to get more involved by joining the YPN Committee. For more information, contact Sydney Stelter at sstelter@jackandjillcenter.org.

The Beneficiary: Jack & Jill Center
All proceeds for this event will benefit 501(c)3 nonprofit, Jack & Jill Center. Jack & Jill Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community-based organization that provides comprehensive, holistic, wraparound support services to children of high-need parents who work or attend school in order to improve their wellbeing and quality of life. Established in 1942 as a nursery school by the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Jack & Jill Center is the oldest nonprofit provider of early childhood education in Broward County, and at its core, its critical work has remained the same since its inception: serving families—primarily women-led households, educating children, and both supporting and advocating for families and the South Florida community.

Oct
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80th Anniversary Celebration @ Coral Ridge Yacht Club
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

 

Jack & Jill Center has been making a difference in South Florida since 1942—80 years! Celebrate with us by going back to the 80s! Enjoy unlimited cocktails, dinner, and dancing with live musical entertainment by the Marcia Mitchell Band on Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 6:30 to 11:00 PM at Coral Ridge Yacht Club (2800 Yacht Club Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304). Party goes are welcome to attend in cocktail attire, but are given a hall pass to celebrate the theme by wearing quintessential 80s fashion. By giving to this event you’ll be supporting Jack & Jill Center, ensuring that we can serve children and families in our community for many more years to come.

View the full Sponsor Opportunity Package HERE!


 

Oct
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Trunk-or-Treat @ Salvation Army
Oct 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This event is free and open to the public. Trunk-or-Treaters of all ages are welcome!

Registration to attend is NOT required, although donations are encouraged!

If you are interested in decorating your car as one of the “trunks” or volunteering at the event click here. Please contact phommes@jackandjillcenter.org if you have any questions.

Please fill out the form below to sponsor the event or make a donation.

“I like everyone at Jack & Jill. I like my teachers and my friends in class because they help me”

Christian, Kindergarten student at Jack & Jill