LEADING MEN TOOK CENTER STAGE TO BENEFIT 10 CHARITIES DURING THE GALLERIA AT FORT LAUDERDALE’S MEN OF STYLE SHOPPING NIGHT
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (December 10, 2013) – More than 800 of Broward’s business and community leaders gathered for The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Men of Style Shopping Night presented by Signature Grand to raise funds for Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, ArtServe, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre, HANDY, Henderson Behavioral Health, Leadership Broward Foundation, Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, Take Stock In Children and Women in Distress of Broward County. It was a memorable night as a record crowd cheered on 10 of Broward’s most recognized leading men: Alfred Esau, Joel Gustafson, John Hooper, Richard Kelly, Matt Korshoff, Tyler Molinari, Chad Moss, Paul Nisson, Scott Roberts and Jonathan Schwartz.
“We are grateful for the overwhelming support of our signature event, which raised $50,000 this year for local charities,” said Melissa Milroy, senior marketing manager at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. “The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale remains committed to supporting a number of worthy community efforts, and we look forward to hosting this great event for many more years to come.”
Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre received an additional $1,000 from The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale for selling the most tickets to the event. HANDY was also recognized for selling the most VIP tickets to the event and awarded a prize of $500.
“We are thrilled to once again play an important role in this successful event,” said Arlene Pecora, President and CEO of Signature Grand. “Signature Grand is proud to give back to this community and supporting this event allows us to support 10 worthy causes.”
VIP guests started the evening at Truluck’s for a champagne and wine reception before enjoying the main event on the east end of The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. All attendees then enjoyed some of their favorite food and bar selections from Blue Martini, Truluck’s, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, The Melting Pot, Sbarro, Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six and more. The highlight of the evening was the Men of Style honorees on the catwalk for a fall/winter fashion show presented by Dillard’s and Macy’s, hosted once again by WPLG news anchor Jason Martinez.
Event attendees also received the exclusive Men of Style Shopping Night “Passport to Savings,” featuring store incentives valued at far more than the cost of the event ticket from select mall retailers and restaurants, including: Macy’s, Ann Taylor, White House Black Market, Pottery Barn, P.F. Chang’s, Truluck’s, The Capital Grille and many more.
Event sponsors and contributors included lead sponsor Signature Grand along with Bitner Goodman, City & Shore Magazine, Dillard’s, Macy’s, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, The Capital Grille, Truluck’s, Seasons 52, Blue Martini, Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six and The Melting Pot.
About The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations for its sophisticated level of merchandising and ambiance, is the largest and most upscale regional mall in Broward County. Neiman Marcus, Macy’s and Dillard’s anchor the popular center, which also features 100 specialty stores including Abercrombie & Fitch, Apple, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Coach, Cole Haan, Guess, J. Crew and Pottery Barn. It is also home to Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa and a fine roster of dining establishments such as Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Truluck’s, P.F. Chang’s and Blue Martini. Just steps away from Fort Lauderdale’s world famous beach, it is also close to the airport, port, downtown, hotels and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center with easy access from Sunrise Boulevard, U.S. Highway 1 (Federal Highway), Interstate 95, Interstate 595, and U.S. Highway A1A (Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard). It is located at 2414 East Sunrise Blvd. and is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mon. through Sat. and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sun. Restaurants enjoy later hours. More information is available by calling (954) 564-1036 or at www.galleriamall-fl.com.
About The Signature Grand
Signature Grand, the premier event destination for elegant weddings and grand social occasions, has been South Florida’s premiere venue since 1996. This stunning Renaissance-style mansion consists of five ballrooms and four magnificent atriums over 100,000 opulent square feet and can host an intimate reception with as few as 10 guests to lavish affairs with up to 2,400 guests. The exceptional staff, which provides white glove service, boasts specialists in party planning, catering and special events who help create a very successful and memorable event for all guests. For more information on The Signature Grand, please call (954) 424-4000 or visit www.thesignaturegrand.com.