Madelaine Halmos Academy – Open House @ Madelaine Halmos Academy
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

New and prospective students and their families are welcome to attend the Jack & Jill Center and Madelaine Halmos Academy Open Houses!

 Join us on Wednesday, March 9 at 5:30 PM for an Open House at our Jack & Jill Early Education Center and Madelaine Halmos Academy located at 1315 W Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312! The Early Education Center is enrolling children from 6 week – VPK4. Madelaine Halmos Academy is a 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 5:30 PM, and will be followed by refreshments and school tours. To register, please complete the form below.

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

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Pediatrix Flip Flops on the Docks Presented by Spirit @ Lauderdale Yacht Club
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

*Online Auction Information—Click this link to preview and bid on items for our online auction: do not need to be present at the event to win. The auction ends at 9:15 PM EST on Saturday, April 2, 2022.*

Leave your heels and ties at home and join the Friends of Jack & Jill Center on Saturday, April 2 from 6:30 to 10:30 PM at Lauderdale Yacht Club (1725 SE 12th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316) for their renowned signature event, the 17th Annual PEDIATRIX Flip Flops on the Docks presented by SPIRIT!

Voted the Best Nonprofit Fundraiser of 2021 by Fort Lauderdale Magazine—This casual soirée overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway features relaxed tropical beach décor, delicious drinks, an open bar, fabulous Bahamian inspired specialty food stations, a Junkanoo and live music and entertainment featuring the Weedline Band, all on the docks at the Lauderdale Yacht Club. Guests have the chance to bid on over 100 luxurious items in a live and silent auction while enjoying the panoramic backdrop of Fort Lauderdale



For more information, please contact Director of Special Events, Jennifer Swercheck, at jswercheck@jack​andjillcenter.o​rg or (954) 463 – 8772, ext. 206.



Young Professionals Orange Theory Workout @ Orange Theory Fitness
Apr 30 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Young Professionals AKT Workout @ AKT
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join the Young Professional’s Committee of Jack & Jill Center for a fun Dance workout event with AKT Fort Lauderdale!
When: Sunday, May 22 @ 1pm
Where: AKT, 1902 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 33305
Questions? E-mail

Friends Happy Hour at Quarterdeck @ Quarterdeck
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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!

Click Here To View The Full Sponsorship Opportunity Package!

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.

90s/ 2000s Party @ Rhythm + Vine @ Rhythm + Vine
Oct 6 @ 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 6th 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

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: 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

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.

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 cocktails, dinner, and dancing with live music by 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).

View the full Sponsor Opportunity Package HERE!