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24th Annual Cuisine for Art

Friday May 20, 2022

6 pm Cocktails and Auction

7 pm Dinner, Entertainment and Award Presentation
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

 

Join us for the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood’s 24th Annual Cuisine for Art fundraiser, which will take place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

 

This fundraiser features elected officials and community leaders serving as Celebrity Waiters during an exciting and entertaining evening. Guests enjoy complimentary wine, beer, vodka and scotch cocktails, a three-course dinner, live and silent auctions, entertainment, and awards presentation.
Lots of Fun!

Be sure to bring cash and/or credit cards to "tip" your celebrity waiters.

Prizes for the table that raises the most gratuities in honor of their

"Celebrity Waiter" will be awarded prizes, compliments of The Galleria
at Fort Lauderdale. These contributions are given to the Center for its arts programs.

Tickets:  $175 per person |  $1650 table of 10 (choice of waiter)

Dress: Smart Business Attire

Click Here to View the Menu

See Our Sponsorship Opportunities

Program Ads: $150 Full-page color (6.5 in x 8 in)

Ad Deadline: Friday, May 6, 2022

For questions or to send your ad email yvette@artandculturecenter.org

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Presenting Sponsor

Event Committee

  • Susan Renneisen, Event Chair

  • Jules Meyer, Event Co-Chair

  • Anna Smith,
    Event and Auction Co-Chair

  • Tracy Lyons Cenami

  • Jeff Delmay

  • Randy Gilbert

  • Elena Hershey

  • Marty Jacobsen

  • Oscar Llorente

  • Vicki Lowe

  • Kara Lundgren

  • Barbara Marks

  • David Maurer

  • Chad Simon

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24th Annual Cuisine for Art Honorees

Dara and Jarett Levan

 

Dara and Jarett Levan live and breathe the arts here in Broward County!  They have supported and continue to support dozens and dozens of Broward County cultural arts organizations.  They serve as icons in this creative, innovative sector.

Read Dara's Bio  |  Read Jarett's Bio

 
 

Entertainment

 

Special Performance by Michael Dean as Cher

Michael Dean as Cher, an avid Cher fan and an in-demand entertainer, has established himself as a leading Cher impersonator. His love for Cher has allowed him to take center stage at leading charitable and corporate events, dinner shows, expos and pride parades. He has delighted audiences around the country with performances at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida; Lips Fort Lauderdale and Atlanta; W of Fort Lauderdale; the Wanderers Club in Palm Beach and more. Also, he enjoyed a two-year engagement alongside an impressive roster of leading celebrity impersonators at Oscar’s Cabaret in Palm Springs, California. Michael has had the pleasure of meeting Cher twice, but his first encounter was the most memorable, which landed him backstage of the American Music Awards during her first live performance of “Believe.” Needless to say, Michael Dean as Cher brings the magic of Cher to every stage show.

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Concert Violinist STEVEN AVI 

Steven Avi is a multi-talented young man, a performer with a lot of charism.  Avi has traveled many countries, loves to learn about people, cultures and history. He is an LA trained Actor, a concert Violinist, a hyper-Polyglot (someone that speaks many languages) and a College Student. (Last year for his bachelor's degree, active member of the National Honor Society at F.I.U.) Avi plays the violin since the age of 7, but he has another talent: Acting! Steven has a lot of experience in front and behind the cameras, has won Awards in England, Los Angeles and Florida. He has been in Web Series, TV pilots and TV Series, Feature films and Short films, infomercials, Commercials, Music Videos and Print Modeling. Many concerts with the violin as a soloist. Most recent performances at: The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, 211 Broward, Le Diner en blanc, Fashion, TV shows and more. Avi is fluent in 10 languages and sign Language as well (ASL).

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24th Annual Cuisine for Art Sponsorships 

Champagne Sponsorship - $5,000

  • Two (2) reserved tables of 10 – Premium placement and unlimited champagne for your tables

  • A full-page color ad in the evening program (preferential placement)

  • Logo recognition on large screen by the stage at event

  • Verbal recognition at the event

  • Logo on all event collateral materials (deadline permitting)

  • Link on Center’s website to sponsor’s website  (Cuisine for Art page)

  • Selection of “Celebrity Waiter” to serve your table Complimentary photographs taken at the event Recognition on the Center’s foyer marble wall (entrance to building)

  • 5 Fellow-level memberships to the Center ($1,250 value)

    • Allows free admission to over 1,100 cultural institutions Private tour of Center galleries for 10 by Curator and Executive Director (advance reservation required)

Bordeaux Sponsorship - $3,500

  • Reserved table of 10 – Premium placement

  • Unlimited champagne for your table

  • A full-page color ad in the evening program (preferential placement)

  • Logo recognition on large screen by the stage at event

  • Verbal recognition at the event

  • Logo on all event collateral materials (deadline permitting)

  • Link on Center’s website to sponsor’s website (Cuisine for Art page)

  • Selection of “Celebrity Waiter” to serve your table

  • Complimentary photographs taken at the event

  • Recognition on the Center’s foyer marble wall (entrance to building)

  • 5 Center Friend-level memberships ($750 value) - allows free admission to over 1,100 cultural institution

 

Burgundy Sponsorship - $2,500

  • Reserved table of 10

  • A full-page color ad in the evening program

  • Recognition on large screen by the stage at event

  • Verbal recognition at the event

  • Logo on all collateral materials (deadline permitting)

  • Recognition on Center’s website (Cuisine for Art page)

  • Selection of “Celebrity Waiter” to serve your table

  • Complimentary photographs taken at the event

  • Recognition on the Center’s foyer marble wall (entrance to building)

 

Rhône Sponsorship - $1,000

  • Pair of tickets to event

  • A full-page color ad in the evening program

  • Recognition on large screen by the stage at event

  • Verbal recognition at the event

  • Logo on all collateral materials (deadline permitting)

  • Recognition on Center’s website (Cuisine for Art page)

  • Recognition on the Center’s foyer marble wall (entrance to building)

Celebrity Waiters

 

Elected Government Officials with Jurisdiction over the City of Hollywood

  • Hon. Gary Farmer, Florida State Senator

  • Hon. Joe Geller, Florida State Representative

  • Hon. Marie Woodson, Florida State Representative 

  • Hon. Beam Furr, Broward County Commissioner

  • Hon. Josh Levy, City of Hollywood Mayor 

  • Hon. Kevin Biederman, Hollywood City Commissioner 

  • Hon. Adam Gruber, Hollywood City Commissioner 

  • Marty Kiar, Broward County Property Appraiser

 

Community Leaders

  • Anthony Billisi, Pastry Chef, Mimi's Ravioli

  • Jacey Birch, Local 10 Morning Anchor/Animal Advocate

  • Tim Curtin, Executive Director-Community Services, Memorial Healthcare System; Broward
    Education Committee Chair; Art and Culture Center Treasurer

  • Ed Hashek, President, Funding Arts Broward

  • John Mabry, Portfolio Director/Enterprise Development, AutoNation, Inc.; Immediate Past
    Board Chair Art and Culture Center/Hollywood

  • Jules Meyer, Founder/President, PR Pageant Coaches; Past Board Chair and current Lifetime
    Board member, American Cancer Society of Broward County

  • Melissa Milroy, Senior Marketing Director, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale; Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Board Chair

  • Jeff Oliverio, Vice President and Financial Advisor for Truist Wealth;
    Hollywood LGBT Council Treasurer

  • Henny Shomar, Director, Tripp Scott; Broward Library Foundation Board member;
    Art and Culture Center Board member

  • Natacha Yacinthe, Seaport Executive Planning Manager at Port Everglades and President of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

Thank you to all the Auction Item Donors of $250 and over!

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  • Blue Waters Holistic Center

  • Broward Center of the Performing Arts

  • Cristina Byrne

  • Cambria Hotel Boston

  • Cambria Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach

  • Daoud's Fine Jewelry

  • The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

  • FLOW Film Festival & Film Market

  • Fort Lauderdale Food and Wine Festival

  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

  • Galleria Farms

  • Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida

  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company 

  • Hollywood Beach Marriott

  • Hotel Maren Fort Lauderdale Beach

  • JetBlue

  • Lee's Locksmith Bicycle Shop

  • Shelly Loos

  • Margaritaville at Sea

  • Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

  • David Maurer

  • Morningstar's Jewelers

  • Munsingwear Eyewear

  • PRP Wine International WIne Tasting

  • Heather and Leo Sarmiento

  • Shenanigans Sports Pub & Restaurant

  • Chad Simon

  • Anna Smith

  • Issie Wise

  • Jill Weisberg

Celebrity Gratuity Challenge Sponsor
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Champagne Sponsor
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Bordeaux Sponsor
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Burgundy Sponsors
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Dr. Rick Bruns
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David Maurer
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Laurie Schecter
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Rhone Sponsors
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Susanne Hurowitz
Wilma Siegel, MD
Sandra Simon
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In-Kind Sponsors
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24th Annual Cuisine for Art Honorees

 

About Dara

Dara is a writer, storyteller, and founder of “Every Soul Has a Story,” which includes her blog and podcast. “Every Soul Has a Story” is an inclusive, diverse podcast in which Dara interviews inspiring guests from around the globe. Her writing has been published in Zibby Owens’ “Moms Don’t Have Time to Write,” “Grown & Flown,” “Thrive Global,” “The Broad Life,” “Medium.”  Dara completed her first novel last year, and it will be published soon.

Dara, a Miami native, is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor’s in English. In addition, Dara earned her Master’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Nova Southeastern University.  She stopped practicing speech therapy to return to full-time writing, creating, and connecting.

Deeply involved in the community since she can remember, Dara presently serves on the Community Foundation of Broward’s Board of Trustees; a Board member of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation/Memorial Hospital Foundation; a member of the United Way of Broward County Tocqueville Society; the Women’s Fiction Writers Association and the Women’s National Book Association. She has also served as a past Board member of the Goodman Jewish Family Services (UFS) of Broward County; Junior Achievement of South Florida, Young At Art Children’s Museum, and | Care | Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation. In addition, Dara was a founding member of the Circle of Friends for the Alvin Sherman Library Research Information and Technology Center at Nova Southeastern University and a graduate of Leadership Broward.

Dara lives her life with passion and purpose. Her intention is to impact the world with integrity, love and meaning….one word at a time.

About Jarett

Jarett S. Levan is the President and Chief Executive Officer and serves on the Board of BBX Capital, Inc (OTCQX: BBXIA). Jarett also serves on the Board of Bluegreen Vacations Holding Corporation and Bluegreen Vacations Corporation. He is also CEO of BBX Sweet Holdings, which owns and operates Hoffman’s Chocolates, IT’SUGAR and Las Olas Confections and Snacks – all specialty chocolate and candy companies. He is on the Board of the BBX Capital Foundation, formerly the BankAtlantic Foundation, established in 1994 to support a wide array of activities in the arts, education, social welfare and community and economic development. Since its inception, they have awarded more than $20 million in contributions and in-kind services to charitable organizations throughout the state of Florida. 

 

Jarett is the founder and Chair Emeritus of Business for the Arts of Broward, a not-for-profit organization that educates the business community about the importance of Broward County’s art and cultural community, and engages them in building connections between cultural vitality, creative successes, and economic development. Jarett recognizes the importance of arts and culture in our community and has been a loyal ambassador and advocate for the Broward County cultural community. A recent study conducted by the Americans for the Arts calculated the economic impact of the non-profit arts and cultural industry in Broward at more than $400 million each year, supporting more than 11,000 jobs and generating more than $40 million in revenue for local and state government.

 

Jarett also serves on the Board of Broward Performing Arts Foundation, is a Board member of the Broward College Foundation, the Broward Workshop and Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Foundation. He is an Honorary Board member of the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood and a member of the NSU Ambassadors’ Board and Fellows Society, and a member of Young Presidents’ Organization. A member of the Florida Bar, Jarett graduated Cum Laude from the University of Miami School of Law and earned a Bachelor’s in Finance from Goizueta Business school of Emory University. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School President’s Program in Leadership.

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The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood; the Broward County Cultural Division, the Cultural Council, and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners; the Florida Department of State Division of Arts and Culture; the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation; and the Josephine S. Leiser Foundation. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.