Why Partner with Riverwalk?
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Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale serves as the catalyst in building and nurturing Riverwalk and Downtown Fort Lauderdale as a vibrant community connected by the New River. We accomplish our mission through advocacy on behalf of the Riverwalk Park, communication through our social media, website and Go Riverwalk magazine, our diverse events and membership activities.
We are currently pursuing projects to enhance and protect the integrity of the Riverwalk community, such as design guidelines for thoughtful development, funding for capital improvements and park enhancements, and park programming, management and final completion. It is our goal to create a public space in Downtown Fort Lauderdale where the many functions of community life can take place, where people feel ownership and connectedness and where they perceive their riverfront park as true common ground. In short, we strive to create a great waterfront place where people want to be.
Corporate Partner • $2,500 and above
Customized packages available upon request. Benefits may include specialized mailings and promotions. Contact Genia@GoRiverwalk.com
From our Corporate Partners
“I have been involved with the Riverwalk Trust from its early beginnings and have witnessed its growth and influence in creating a vibrant and sustainable subtropical urban community. With a passion for design and for connecting higher education with business and industry, in the mid-1990s I participated in the formation of the newly established School of Architecture at Florida Atlantic University and joined the faculty in 1996 as a visiting assistant professor. In the spring of 2011 I had the privilege of chairing the third International Subtropical Cities conference, which was held for the first time in the United States. The conference originated at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. One of the reasons Fort Lauderdale was selected as a host city for this conference was its pre-eminence as a leading subtropical urban environment — and for the exemplary connectivity afforded by Riverwalk between the university and the cultural, entertainment, retail and residential amenities. Due to our success in attracting hundreds of attendees from all around the subtropical world, we look forward to the next conference returning to Fort Lauderdale in the fall of 2013. The spirit of Fort Lauderdale, with its casual, informal and genuinely amicable atmosphere, remains as true today as it has throughout its history. I love living in Colee Hammock, where we can walk to Las Olas, Riverwalk, the university, museums and cultural avenues. To truly know Fort Lauderdale, you have to get out of your car!” Anthony Abbate | Associate Provost, | Florida Atlantic University Broward Campuses | Corporate Trustee
“Riverwalk Trust and its mission are a part of what makes up the fabric of Fort Lauderdale. It is with the support of interested residents, businesses and community partnerships that Riverwalk Trust is able to achieve the very important mission of activating Downtown, communicating through their publications and social media for others as well as Riverwalk Trust, and continuing to foster an economic engine that makes our city thrive. Collaboration with the many Downtown stakeholders creates a synergy that defines a community. It is my pleasure to participate with an organization that looks forward and makes things happen”. Lynn Shatas | External Affairs Manager, Florida Power & Light | Corporate Trustee
“Being a part of the Riverwalk Trust is such an honor for me. Thinking about what the goals and objectives are of this organization make me reflect back to growing up in Downtown Fort Lauderdale and the amount of interaction I have had with the New River, which serves as the spinal cord to this great city of ours. From one end to the other, the Riverwalk is and will continue to extend in to far reaching areas, whether it be along the Andrews Avenue corridor or down Las Olas Boulevard. As it has in the past, it will continue to link a variety of activities, both professional and personal. This diversity is also represented in the Riverwalk Trust Board of Directors makeup, which offers so many different views and perspectives that ultimately benefit the area. Even with what has been accomplished, it is breathtaking to think what is on the horizon for the Riverwalk“. Michael C. Weymouth | President, The Las Olas Company
“I am very proud to be a member of the Riverwalk Trust board. As a native of Fort Lauderdale, I have seen the many changes and challenges our City has gone through, especially in the development of the Downtown area. I have made it a personal commitment to making things better for everyone who lives and visits our beautiful destination. As the President/CEO of Winterfest, Inc., my proudest moment was moving the internationally famous Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade to include the Downtown area of Fort Lauderdale. My love for Winterfest developed from early childhood as parade watching was a family tradition. My holiday memories are the driving force to my commitment to create a quality, high profile event for the community that brings family and friends together“. Lisa Scott Founds | President/CEO, Winterfest
“I grew up in New York City but I arrived in South Florida in 1990. I am a graduate of Florida International University’s School of Hospitality Management and have been in the restaurants business for more than 20 years. I have been with Morton’s The Steakhouse for 11 years and have served as a manager in four South Florida locations. Since December 2008, when the Fort Lauderdale Morton’s opened, I have been general manager and I was the general manager in Boca Raton for more than five years. I am an avid cyclist and golfer and enjoy wine and cooking and spending time with my daughter. I am proud of our restaurant and staff who work hard to create a personalized experience for all of our guests. It is an honor for us to be a part of special occasions that will be remembered for years. I joined Riverwalk Trust because, being a native New Yorker, I have always enjoyed a vibrant city life. The Riverwalk Trust is an organization with a mission to bring together residents and businesses of downtown Fort Lauderdale, and I would like Morton’s and myself to play an active role in that mission“. Michael Savitt | General Manager, Morton’s The Steakhouse | Corporate Trustee