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growing, renamed Boca Raton Regional                                                                                                   	 With Bobby Campbell serving as the 2018 honorary chair,
                                                                                                                                       the Event Host committee includes Mayor Scott Singer,
Hospital (BRRH) in 2012 to reflect its                                                                                                 former Mayors Susan Whelchel, Bill T. Smith and Steven
                                                                                                                                       Abrams, who currently serves as a Palm Beach County
vision. Under his management, BRRH                                                                                                     Commissioner; Boca Raton Deputy Mayor Jeremy Rodgers;
                                                                                                                                       Council Members Monica Mayotte and Andrea Levine
built the Marcus Neuroscience Institute,                                                                                               O’Rourke, Patricia Carpenter, Mary Csar, Terry Fedele,
                                                                                                                                       Gloria Hosh, Michael Kaufman, Bonnie S. Kaye, John Kelly,
the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health                                                                                                   Debbie Leising, Christine E. Lynn, Doug Mosley, Barb
                                                                                                                                       Schmidt, Pat Thomas, John Tolbert and Connie Siskowski.
and Wellness Institute, the Lynn Cancer                                                                                                	 Committee members include 2017 Ball Co-chairs Kim
                                                                                                                                       Champion and Constance Scott, Co-chairs Emeritus Jon A.
Institute, and the Gloria Drummond                                                                                                     Kaye and Kari Oeltjen, along with Ann Brown, Deborah
                                                                                                                                       Freudenberg, Ingrid Fulmer, Rick Howard, Shaheer Hosh,
Physical Rehabilitation Institute. He also                                                                                             Alan Kaye, Dyana Kenney, Michelle McLean-Bailey, Derek
                                                                                                                                       Morell, Lynda Palmer, Dr. Allen Konis, Linda Petrakis, Dr.
led the hospital to establish the BocaCare                                                                                             Ron Rubin, Howard Schwartz, Robin Trompeter, Michael
                                                                                                                                       Walstrom, Gloria Wank, Jonathan Whitney, Janice Williams,
Network of physicians, a group of urgent                                                                                               Jo Anne Williams and Marilyn Wilson.
                                                                                                                                       Ball Sponsorships Taking Flight
care centers and an academic partnership                                                                                               	 Sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels
                                                                                                                                       from Presenting, Title and customized sponsorships. To
with the Florida Atlantic University                                                                                                   date, sponsors include Boca Raton Airport Authority, Boca
                                                                                                                                       Raton Regional Hospital, James & Marta Batmasian Family
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine                                                                                                 Foundation, Bobby and Barbara Campbell, Cristino Fine
                                                                                                                                       Jewelry, Excell Auto, FP&L, Joni and Al Goldberg, Arlene
that includes graduate medical education                                                                                               Herson, Kaufman Lynn Construction, Kaye Communications,
                                                                                                                                       Modernizing Medicine, Sklar Furnishings and Gale Wechsler/
and medical residencies. With Fedele at                                                                                                The Wechsler Foundation, Rosie Inguanzo-Martin Allegiance
                                                                                                                                       Home Health & Rehab, Habitat for Humanity of South Palm
the helm, Boca Raton Regional Hospital                                                                                                 Beach County, Kari Oeltjen & Dr. Jeffrey Berman, Douglas
                                                                                                                                       Rudman The Rudman Law Group, Howard & Evelyn Tai.
is a thriving community asset contributing                                                                                             	 Celebrating “Boca at its best” the Boca Raton Mayors
                                                                                                                                       Ball “Service Above Self” Fundraiser is an opportunity
to making Boca Raton a great place to live,                                                                                            to recognize individuals and organizations that, through
                                                                                                                                       their daily community involvement and business practices,
work, play, educate “and heal.”                                                                                                        promote the City of Boca Raton in a positive way and
                                                                                                                                       showcase Boca Raton as a great place to live, work, play
	 • Best Foot Forward (Nonprofit)                                                                                                      and educate. For sponsorship/underwriting opportunities and
                                                                                                                                       ticket reservations, visit www.rotarydowntownbocaraton.
–Founded by Donna Biase and Debbie From left: 2018-19 Club President Michael Walstrom, Past President, Founding                        org or contact Deborah Freudenberg at 561-299-1429, email
Ellman, Best Foot Forward (BFF) was Co-chair and Event Producer Jon A. Kaye, Co-Chairs Arlene Herson and                               	 About Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton: Presented
                                                                                                                                       the Rotary International’s 2017 Distinguished Achievement
created so that foster care youth would be Rick Howard and Honorary Chair (seated) Bobby Campbell. (Photo by Gina                      Award and recognized as Rotary District 6930s 2017-2018
                                                                                                                                       and 2014-2015 “Rotary Club of the Year,” Rotary Club
afforded the same educational opportunities Fontana)                                                                                   Downtown Boca Raton is dedicated to impacting the Boca
                                                                                                                                       Raton community through Rotary International’s mission
as all other children. It serves to empower                                                                                            of “Service Above Self”. The 501(c)3 nonprofit’s purpose
                                                                                                                                       is to make a difference in its community by enhancing the
foster care youth to maximize their potential by providing the care professionals with easy access to patient’s notes, billing         lives of many in an environment that embraces and promotes
                                                                                                                                       integrity, friendship, camaraderie and trust.
same tools and support accessible to children in traditional information and treatment outcomes for millions of other
                                                                                                                                                                             Photo credit: Gina Fontana
homes, affording them a fair opportunity to become patients. The company fosters corporate social responsibility,

successful students and self-sufficient adults. While local from the executive team to employees who are encouraged

and national statistics show that only 46% of foster children to give back to the community in their own personal way by

graduate high school, and a mere 3% graduate college, the using an annual “paid day off benefit” to donate their time

award-winning 501(c)3 BFF nonprofit continues to enjoy a and talents to the charity of their choice. Individuals are

100% high school graduation rate and recently celebrated encouraged to become involved members of the community

its seventh and eighth college graduates. As part of its by joining local organizations to encourage development

strategy, BFF pairs program participants with an Academic both professionally and personally that extends outside their

or Graduation Coach from kindergarten to college. Through day-to-day responsibilities.

one-on-one support, each Coach provides a range of 	 “With the exceptional caliber of our 2018 George Long

educational planning and monitoring to ensure academic Award recipients and the community excitement that drives

success. By working together as a team, Coaches provide this annual iconic evening, we anticipate another early sellout,

students with the necessary resources to graduate from high and thus encourage sponsors and eventgoers to reserve their

school with a plan for their future. BFF has formed many seats as soon as possible,” shares Mayors Ball Co-chair Rick

meaningful relationships with special bonds shared between Howard.

students and staff to the connection with the Greater Boca 	 Co-chair Arlene Herson, who has served as Red Carpet

Raton community.                                                          Mistress of Ceremony each year since the event’s inception,

	 • Modernizing Medicine – Developed by successful reports that funds raised each year through the annual Boca

serial entrepreneur Daniel Cane and Dr. Michael Sherling, Raton Mayors Ball fulfill grant requests approved through the

the company’s mission to “modernize medicine” helps Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton’s “Service Above Self”

physicians increase efficiencies in their medical practices, grant program. Launching each January, the grant program

while improving both treatment and business outcomes. is open to all Boca Raton-based nonprofits with needs for

The company’s cloud-based Electronic Medical Assistant®) health and wellness services and programming.

(EMA™) electronic health records (EHR) system developed 	 Proceeds from the 2017 Mayors Ball benefited 24 Boca

by physicians features dramatically different technology: Raton-based nonprofits and Rotary International’s Polio

specialty-specific EHR technology that thinks like a Plus Program that helps globally to eradicate polio and other

physician. Modernizing Medicine’s revolutionary EMA diseases.

system intuitively adapts to each individual doctor’s unique

style of practice and remembers preferences, providing health


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