Feb
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Young Professionals Happy Hour at Bodega @ Bodega Taqueria y Tequila FLL
Feb 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Young Professionals Happy Hour at Bodega @ Bodega Taqueria y Tequila FLL | Fort Lauderdale | Florida | United States
Online Registration is now closed for this event.
Limited tickets will be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

Join the Jack & Jill Young Professionals on Thursday, February 25th at Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, Fort Lauderdale (21 W Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301) at 5:30 PM for a networking cocktail hour followed by a tequila tasting featuring Cincoro at 6:30 PM.

You won’t want to miss this limited capacity, exclusive opportunity benefiting Jack & Jill Children’s Center, set against the beautiful backdrop of Bodega Taqueria y Tequila’s Bar and Lounge. This hot spot is a tried and true speakeasy bar, and has quickly become a top nightlife destination in Fort Lauderdale with absolutely delicious Mexican street food and authentic beverages. After entering through a secret bathroom door, guests will find an Instagram-worthy new age vintage lounge bursting with energy.

Email Alana Wortsman, Business Development Manager, at awortsman@jackandjillcenter.org for additional information.

21+ I Masks Required I Limited Capacity

Proceeds will continue to help Jack & Jill’s Mission of breaking the cycle of poverty in our community by providing high quality education and family programming.

Apr
20
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Young Pro’s Stretch & Sip Event @ Society Las Olas
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the Jack & Jill Young Professionals for Yoga fun with Chance of Rays Yoga at the beautiful Society Las Olas. While we stretch, wine will be served and is included in your ticket price. Join us for a fun evening of networking, fitness, good drinks, and good company.

21+ I Masks Required I Limited to 18 Tickets! 

Society Las Olas is a social apartment community on the Riverfront in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale with attainable rents that fit any lifestyle and huge amazing amenities. SLO also offers wellness, cultural, and community events to its residents and neighbors, encouraging growth and togetherness.

Chance of Rays Yoga is a pop-up style event and experience incorporating yoga with a social community where everyone feels welcome no matter what experience level they are!
Proceeds will continue to help Jack & Jill’s Mission of breaking the cycle of poverty in our community by providing high quality education and family programming.

Email Alana Wortsman, Business Development Manager, at awortsman@jackandjillcenter.org for additional information.

May
8
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Flip Flops on the Docks @ Lauderdale Yacht Club
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

On-Line Registration for Flip Flops on the Docks is now closed!
Registrations will be accepted at the event!
Click Here to pre-register for the silent auction, raffle or to purchase a commemorative brick!

 

Questions? Contact Jenn Swercheck, Director of Special Events, at jswercheck@jackandjillcenter.org or (954) 463-8772, ext. 206.

Aug
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Madelaine Halmos Academy – Open House @ Madelaine Halmos Academy
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

New and prospective students and their families are welcome to attend the Madelaine Halmos Academy Open House!

 Join us on Thursday, August 5th at 5:00 PM for an Open House at our Madelaine Halmos Academy at Jack & Jill Center located at 1315 W Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312! Our beautiful, brand-new, state-of-the-art elementary school building features two classrooms for each grade—kindergarten through fifth—in addition to a Music, Media, and Movement (MMM) Room, a Science and Art Lab, a large open-air classroom connecting the outdoors with a flexible learning space, and so much more.

 The event will commence with a Welcome Presentation at 5:00 PM, and will be followed with refreshments and school tours.

For more information, please contact Admissions Coordinator Kathy Capobianco at (954) 463-8772, ext. 218 or email mhaadmissions@jackandjillcenter.org.

Sep
18
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2nd Annual Run 4 The Kids @ LauderAle Brewery
Sep 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Jack & Jill Center’s 2nd Annual RUN 4 THE KIDS 5K

Haven’t registered yet? Click this link: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/FortLauderdale/JackJillRunforKids.

Run 4 The Kids 5K – Event Information

Thank you so much for supporting Jack & Jill Center by registering for The 2nd Annual Run 4 The Kids 5K!

Pre-packet pick-up will be held on Friday, September 17th from 3:00 to 5:30 PM at Jack & Jill Center (1315 W Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL) outside of the Madelaine Halmos Academy building. Participants will also be able to pick up their packets at the event beginning at 7:45 AM. Virtual supporters will be mailed their packets which include their Run 4 The Kids 5K t-shirts and medals, if unable to pick them up at the pre-packet pickup or the packet pick-up on the event day.

In-person participants, join us Saturday, September 18th at LauderAle Brewery (3305 SE 14th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316) from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Below are the event day details:

  • 7:45 AM – Registration Opens
  • 8:10 AM – Warm Up By Alyssa From Ales & Asanas Yoga
  • 8:20 AM – National Anthem by School of Rock
  • 8:30 AM – Race Kick-Off/ Participant Start Time
  • 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Entertainment by School of Rock

Free event parking is available in all areas that have not been blocked by event signage and orange cones. Additionally, free street parking is available in the grass along SW 14th Avenue, and in the Sirrsccos Marine parking lot located next to LauderAle Brewery.

All participants, virtual and in-person, will receive a t-shirt and medal, and in-person 21+ participants will also receive a drink ticket. In addition to LauderAle Brewery’s beers on tap, mimosas will also be available. If anyone makes an additional donation of $5 donation to Jack & Jill Center at the event, LauderAle will give a $1 discount on a beverage (up to $5 in discounts total per person). Click here to view the menu at LauderAle.

Thank you so much to the Food Trucks who will be at the event: Glow Bowl Food & German Themed Oktoberfest Truck – Epic Bites by Mike Smerda.

Do you have a friend who hasn’t registered yet? Sent them this link: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/FortLauderdale/JackJillRunforKids. 

SHARE YOUR JOURNEY WITH US! Tag @JackJillCenter on social media to help us raise awareness about our mission. Be sure to use our hashtags: #runforthekids #jackjillcenter.

Contact Business Development Manager, Alana Wortsman at awortsman@jackandjillcenter.org with questions or to sponsor.

About Jack & Jill Center: Founded in 1942 by the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Jack & Jill Center, Inc. is the oldest nonprofit 501(c)(3) provider of early childhood education in Broward County and is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. It is the mission of Jack & Jill Center to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming, and community engagement. Jack & Jill Center has four programs: Early Education Program, Madelaine Halmos Academy (elementary education program), Health Program, and Family Program. 90% of the children and families served live within 175% of the Federal Poverty Level, and 89% of families enrolled in Jack & Jill Center increase their income in just one year. Learn more at www.jackandjillcenter.org.

About The Jack & Jill Center Young Professionals Network (YPN): The Jack & Jill Center Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a networking group of individuals ages 21-40 who are dedicated to serving their local community. The main goals of the Young Professionals Network are to provide community awareness, volunteer services, program assistance, and financial support for Jack & Jill Center. Events hosted by the Young Professionals include quarterly happy hours, volunteer activities at the Center, as well as the planning and hosting of the annual Fall Festival.

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

The Friends of Jack & Jill Center presented The 20th Annual Power Lunch on Wednesday, September 29 at 11:30 AM at Global Grille at First Baptist. 250 guests joined us as Jack & Jill Center paid tribute to several special honorees in the community: The Young Professionals Network, The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, and Herman Construction. This honor is bestowed to one corporate organization, one foundation organization, and one volunteer organization that have gone above and beyond through their contributions and service to Jack & Jill Center.

Attendees were joined by Neki Mohan, Journalist, Storyteller, and Entrepreneur as the Master of Ceremonies and Guest Speaker, and Steve Halmos, CEO of Halmos Holdings, Inc. as Guest Speaker. Thank you to all of our supporters for making this event successful! Over $90,000 was raised to support the children and families at Jack & Jill Center.

Click here to view the event on YouTube.

Click here to view and download photos from the event.

Thank you again for your support! With your help, the Friends of Jack & Jill Center have raised $4.5 million for in-need children and families in our community since its inception in 2001. This would not be possible without supporters like you! If you have questions, please contact Jenn Swercheck, Director of Special Events at (954) 463 – 8772, ext. 206 or jswercheck@jackandjillcenter.org.

 

Oct
26
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Trunk-or-Treat @ Salvation Army
Oct 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Registration is NOT required to attend Trunk-or-Treat, although donations are encouraged!

If you are interested in volunteering at the event and/or decorating your car as one of the “trunks” Click Here, or contact awortsman@jackandjillcenter.org


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

Nov
4
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Harvest Social @ Kimpton Goodland Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach Rooftop
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Nov
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Light Up Downtown @ Stiles Plaza
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sponsor Opportunities Available Now!
Join the Friends of Jack & Jill Center at the 20th Annual Stiles Light Up Downtown, presented by Joe and Michele Maiuro on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in The Plaza on Las Olas (301 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301). This year is a VIP experience and an adults-only affair. Get into the holiday spirit with live entertainment and unlimited drinks and appetizers in the Plaza on Las Olas, culminating with the lighting of a 30-foot tree!

Click Here for Stiles Light Up Downtown Parking Information and QR Code. 

Sponsor Opportunities for this event are available! All sponsorship opportunities include VIP Admission Badges. With your help, the Friends of Jack & Jill Center have raised $4.5 million for in-need children and families in our community since its inception in 2001. This would not be possible without supporters like you! Please contact Jenn Swercheck, Director of Special Events at (954) 463 – 8772, ext. 206 or jswercheck@jackandjillcenter.org.

Click Here To View The Full Sponsorship Opportunity Package!

Dec
2
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Men of Style @ The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are so thrilled to announce that Steve Climie is representing Jack & Jill Center! Thank you Steve and Galleria Fort Lauderdale for this opportunity! The hottest event of the year, Men of Style, is on Thursday, December 2th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Galleria Fort Lauderdale .

VIP Tickets are $150 and are VERY LIMITED! First come, first served! Reserve your ticket below. At this time there are no General Admission tickets being sold.  If you cannot attend, please vote online for Steve Climie HERE! VOTING CLOSES AT 11 AM ON DECEMBER 2, 2021!