Deliver the Dream’s 1st annual Community Champions Awards Dinner Celebrates Dedication, Generosity and Success


Deliver the Dream, a South Florida-based nonprofit that organizes retreats for families experiencing a serious illness or crisis will be debuting their first annual Community Champions Awards Dinner to honor outstanding leaders who are not only successful in their professions but are champions in giving back to our community.


The event sponsored by AutoNation is set for Thursday, September 15 and begins at

6 p.m. at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa. The evening will feature a cocktail reception courtesy of GREY GOOSE Vodka, a delectable dinner and exciting awards ceremony to honor the inaugural Community Champions of 2011.


The esteemed honorees selected for this year are as follows:

Pamela Adams, founder of Adams Consulting Group, a full service public outreach and engagement consulting firm.

Jeff Bailey, General Counsel for Del Monte Fresh Produce Company.

Jim Barkan, founder of the Barkan Method of Hot Yoga.

Fred Bredemeyer, CEO of Consul Park Consulting,  a company that supervises the operation of government and private parking lots in Miami, NY, and Los Angeles; Sheriff Al Lamberti, Broward County Sheriff

Dr. Marah Lee, an internist doctor with a specialist degree in HIV medicine.

Paul Sallarulo, President of Nexera, Board Chair of Special Olympics of Broward County and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Nova Southeastern University - Wayne Huizenga School of Business

Beverly Vesel, an attorney specializing in family law, advocate of children's rights, and one of three women to sit on the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors for Nova Southeastern University Law School.  


In addition to our individual honorees, there are three groups that will also be celebrated that evening, including:

The Bluegreen Corporation BEAR Team (Luisa David, Sarah Edwards, Amber Fox, Marlenys Gargiulo-Gonzalez, LisaMarie Hayes, Mary Hironimus, Mercedes Ingram, Cheryl Jozefiak, Kristine Lenza, Trish Martinache, Bianca Medina, Mariela Montgomery, Rhoda Rubin, Laurie Scher, Jamie Stewart, Martha Storey, Kari Suto, Grace Ultsch & Dina Winger)

The Memorial Breast Cancer Center Group (Dr. Alejandra Perez, Dr. Carmen Calfa, Dr. Aruna Mani, Dr. Maricer Escalon, Dr. Tejal Patel)

The Natura Dermatology Group headed by Dr. Will Richardson, a well renowned  board certified dermatologist and owner of Natura Dermatology and Cosmetics in Ft. Lauderdale. The group also includes Stefanie Gold, Janet Powell, Dustin Diener, Marline Henry and Roger Roa.


Proceeds from the tournament will go directly to Deliver the Dream’s Family Retreat Program, which helps families who have a child or a parent living with an illness or going through a crisis. Deliver the Dream retreats happen every month and invite up to 15 families, free of charge, to get away from the stress of their every day lives and connect with other families living with similar circumstances. Each monthly retreat focuses on a different illness or disorder such as Cancer, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Sickle Cell or HIV.