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Florence Fuller Child Development Centers Wee Dream Ball 2015

What an honor it was for us to be there as the entire community came out to support The life changing future building work of The Florence fuller Child Development Center. Gala Chairs Cliff and Eda Viner, Honorary Co-Chair Mike and Amy Kazma, Benefit Auction Chairs Tina Westine and Stacey Packer, The entire committee, Congratulations to Diane Shawcross, Ellen Okrent and all the FFCDC staff, supporters and volunteers that work this mission every single day!

For more than 40 years, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers has provided children a pathway out of poverty, inspiring them to make local and global differences through the use of their education. It all started with two women’s passion for education and their vision to give children living in poverty the same educational opportunities as their more affluent peers. In 1971, Dorothy Fleegler and Frances Cohen sought out assistance from James and Florence Fuller, and so began the legacy of what is now known as Florence Fuller Child Development Centers.

Today Florence Fuller Child Development Centers serves  more than 700 children a year across two campuses in east Boca Raton and the more rural west Boca Raton. Our purpose is to make a positive difference in the lives of children from economically challenged families with the goal of preparing children for a lifetime commitment to learning while empowering their families to build a brighter future. Our objective is to improve a student’s academic performance to increase the rate of school promotions to the next grade level.

Florence Fuller Child Development Centers is dedicated to helping disadvantaged children realize their full potential both socially and academically, by giving them the tools and skills they need to start school on par with their more advantaged peers. We believe every child should have the chance to learn, grow, and experience success in school and life regardless of their ability to pay.

Check out thsi great organization at http://www.ffcdc.org

Upcoming Events

In Jacob’s Shoes 7th Annual Celebration “Every Sole Counts” April 20, 2017 5:30PM Boca West Country Club

100% of the proceeds benefit In Jacob's Shoes, a non-profit charity formed in loving memory of Jacob S. Zweig. The mission of In Jacob's Shoes is to provide shoes, backpacks and school supplies to local children in need. We believe the right pair of shoes can change a child's life. [...]

Derby Day Auction to Benefit LoveWay Equestrian April 21st 2017 at The Northern Indiana Event Center

Please join us for this exciting event with a derby theme. Derby Day will be taking place at a new venue this year! We are excited to announce that it will be at the Northern Indiana Event Center. The night will include live and silent auctions, derby inspired decorations and food, music, and more. Attendees dress in their best derby attire. [...]

Boca Helping Hands Monopoly Tournament and Auction

This is Boca Helping Hands major fundraising event of the year as guests vie for the BHH title of, MONOPOLY® Game Champion. Enjoy the tasty hors d'oeuvres and Dinner while checking out our Silent and Live Auction. There is also Casino Gaming for our guests to enjoy. Have fun as our DJ mixes the music for your dancing and listening pleasure. All proceeds from this event benefit Boca Helping Hands, a 501 (c) (3) organization named Charity Navigator 4 Star award winner for the 11th consecutive year. [...]

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Ian’s Friends Foundation

 Neil,

I want to thank you for your ongoing support of Ian’s Friends Foundation! It was such an honor to have you join us Saturday night. I am ecstatic to report that our event raised over $900,000 for pediatric brain tumor research! It is because of YOU that we are able to make a difference.  On behalf of all of the children battling brain tumors, thank you for your time! Your support is critical in sponsoring the research so desperately needed to find a cure for pediatric brain tumors.

We hope to work with you again in the future. With gratitude,

 

- Kathy OrtstadtExecutive Director Ian’s Friends Foundation

JFS

Just wanted to tell you how impressed Pamela and I were with your work at the JFS Annual Dinner.  You really were responsible for making the auctions a financial success … and at the same time, made it fun for the participants & onlookers. 

Any way … didn’t want to let the weekend pass w/o letting you know you really helped make the evening a success.  I estimated you took in almost $200,000 during the Live Auction … and I know there was a good deal of activity on the timed auction items, as well.  See you soon ! ~ bob

ROBERT S WEINROTH

 

- Peter ParkerManager

Place of Hope

Neil – you are a tremendous part of the team. You do a superb job and really bring a level of excitement and fun to the process and the evening! Thanks so much for being so very good at what you do! We also beleive that God brings each person into the fold to accomplish His plan. You are certainly in that fold!

Charles L. Bender III
Executive Director PLACE OF HOPE

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Ruth Rales Jewish Family Services

Thanks so much for last night.  What an amazing evening!!!  needless to say, it was a STELLAR CASH CALL!!!  We couldn’t have done it without you.
Thanks again!!! Love you guys!!!

Jill Waldman,

Ruth Rales Jewish Family Sevices

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American Cancer Society-Orlando

Thank you so much Neil! You were fantastic! Very nice to meet you and your wife. You are the best auctioneer we have ever had. I am very happy how everything turned out. It was a great event and I think it will just keep growing bigger. Thanks again!

- Brandi HolstenAuction Chair ACS Cattle Barons Ball Orlando

PARC

“Neil Saffer knows how to get a crowd involved!  He is articulate and educated on the products for auction.  He knows how to speak to the crowd without being demanding or over the top.  He was able to make our auction a success and bring critical fund-raising dollars to PARC.”

- Sue BuchholtzPresident & CEO of PARC in St. Petersburg, FL

Chabad of East Boca raton

Now I can believe that miracles can happen!
You were a very big part of this successful event. Your professionalism is apparent in your demeanor.
I think you could actually get water from the rock! I had no intention of buying anything, but as you know I did.
Neil, it is a pleasure to meet, and get to know you. You are a talented person.
Thank you so much, look forward to seeing you soon,

 

 

- Herb RaiffeChabad of East Boca Raton

Ruth Rales Jewish Family Services

Thanks so much for last nite. What an amazing evening!!! needless to say, it was a STELLAR CASH CALL!!! We couldn’t have done it without you.

Thanks again!!! Love you guys!!!

 

 

- Jill Waldman,Norman and Ruth Rales Jewish Family Services

Unity School of Delray Beach

After each one of our annual auctions, we come back to  Unity School and rave about the ever fantastic auctioneer,  Neil Saffer. Year after year you bring fun and excitement to the night!  Your sense of humor and joy of raising money for our school ensures that each one of our auction events surpasses the last in both profitability and entertainment.  Not only do you amuse our donors but you cajole them into happily opening wide their wallets to support our mission. Please don’t ever give up your auction career because we would be hard pressed to replace your amazing gift for fund raising on the auction podium. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for our school. “

- Diane Shawcross Unity SchoolDevelopment Director

Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach

Thank YOU Neil! It always is a treat to work with a professional who brings so many unique ideas to the table. Thank you for everything you contribute and do for us!! Until next year!

- Janelle HoffmanDevelopment Coordinator Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach