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

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 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

Sip & Shop at J. McLaughlin & Friends Happy Hour at Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar @ Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

on Wednesday, October 12 On Wednesday, October 12 join us on a Fall shopping spree to benefit Jack & Jill Center from 2:00 – 6:00 PM at J. McLaughlin’s Sip, Shop and Celebrate Fall, 808 E Las Olas Blvd, then join the Friends of Jack & Jill Center for Happy Hour from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar, 740 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Happy Hour admission is a $15 for Friends Members and $20 for Future Members and includes one (1) glass of beer or wine.


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


Dust off your leg warmers and tease your hair as Jack & Jill Center celebrates the best decade yet at its 80s themed 80th Anniversary!!Join us on Saturday, October 22nd at Coral Ridge Yacht Club from 6:30 – 11:00pm. This totally awesome 80’s event, overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, will feature 80’s themed décor, delicious drinks, fabulous food, dancing and a live performance by the Marcia Mitchell Band. Party-goers are welcome to attend in cocktail attire; however, are given a hall pass to celebrate the theme by wearing quintessential ’80s fashion including bright neon colors, bold prints, teased and crimped hair and shoulder pads.

Parking: Complimentary valet parking will be provided. Uber or Lyft is strongly encouraged.

Jack & Jill Center has been making a difference in South Florida since 1942—80 years! 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 years to come.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED AND TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE SOOR! Please contact Jennifer Swercheck at (954) 463-8772 ext 206 or for questions.