21st Annual Power Lunch

21st Annual Power Lunch


Thursday, September 29, 2022    
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Global Grille at the First Baptist Church
301 E. Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

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The Friends of Jack & Jill Center – a support group of volunteers committed to developing community awareness, fundraising and program assistance for Jack & Jill Center’s children and their families – is excited to host the 21st Annual Power Lunch at the Global Grille at First Baptist on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 11:30 a.m. The event pays tribute to special and outstanding honorees in the South Florida community who helped The Friends of Jack & Jill Center raise over $5 million for high-need children and families in the South Florida community since its inception in 1999.

The 21st Annual Power Lunch is anticipated to be attended by over 250 business professionals in Broward County. David Lawrence Jr., founder of The Children’s Movement of Florida and former publisher of the Miami Herald will serve as the event’s guest speaker and Neki Mohan, the vice president of Visit Lauderdale, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.

In recognition of their dedication to Jack & Jill Center, the luncheon will honor United Way of Broward County ReadingPals as the volunteer honoree, the Leslie L. Alexander Foundation as the foundation honoree and Valley Bank as the corporate honoree. These awards are bestowed to those who have gone above and beyond through their contributions and service to Jack & Jill Center.

The proceeds from the event will benefit Jack & Jill Center’s mission to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming and community engagement. Jack & Jill Center supports children of high-need working families through quality early childhood education, elementary education and family strengthening programs to ensure every child and family has the tools they need to be successful. Jack & Jill Center has served 26,000 children and families in South Florida since 1942.



Global Grille at First Baptist
301 East Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301



Thursday, Sept. 29, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.



Guests may purchase individual tickets for $125 for general admission.



For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.jackandjillcenter.org/event/powerlunch/.


For more information about sponsorship or underwriting opportunities, please contact

Director of Special Events Jennifer Swercheck at 954.463.8772, ext. 206 or jswercheck@jack​andjillcenter.o​rg.


About Jack & Jill Center

Jack & Jill Center’s mission is to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming and community engagement. It achieves its mission by focusing on both the children and family units as a whole, so that the entire household, children and parents alike, are able to reach their full potential. Since 1942, Jack & Jill Center has served more than 26,000 children and families in South Florida. It currently serves as a NAEYC-accredited year-round early learning program for children aged six weeks through preschool, as well as an elementary school. The Madelaine Halmos Academy’s (MHA) new state-of-the-art elementary school building, an expansion of Jack & Jill Center’s Early Education Center, debuted in April 2021. Serving students from high-need working families in kindergarten–fifth grade, the transformational project, is geared to prepare students for success in career and life and be one of the highest-performing schools in Broward County. For more information about Jack & Jill visit www.jackandjillcenter.org, https://www.instagram.com/jackjillcenter/, https://www.facebook.com/jackjillcenter, https://twitter.com/jackjillcenter, or call 954.463.8772.


About Friends of Jack & Jill Center

The Friends (Auxiliary Board) of Jack & Jill Center was established in 1999 to provide financial support, volunteer services, program assistance and community awareness. Since its inception, Friends of Jack & Jill Center has raised over $5 million through membership and events and have volunteered countless hours to improve the lives of children and families. For more information about Friends of Jack & Jill Center, visit https://www.jackandjillcenter.org/joinus/friends/.