News from 2015
West Palm Beach, FL
October 6, 2015
KidSanctuary Campus 3rd Annual Haute Hoedown
On Saturday, October 3, 2015, the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach was transformed into the KidSanctuary Campus Corral when 250 guests gathered for the most memorable kick- off event of the season, the 3rd Annual Haute Hoedown & Texas Hold’em Charity Poker Tournament.
The boot - stomping event kicked off at 7 pm with an Old West Welcome Reception of tasty delights and signature cocktails in mason jars, hosted by Prodigy Capital and the musical sounds by Morgan Meeks Combo & DJ Rey Verges. The evening festivities also included exciting mechanical bull riding, an upscale BBQ catered by Sandy James, an amazing silent auction, fun western photo booth, live performances by; country artist group, Raquel Renner & The Ramblers, Wild Roses champion line dancers and students of Green’s Dance Studio. Guests also participate in the Texas Hold'em Charity Poker Tournament in the Saloon with a first place prize package donated by World Series of Poker Main event Champion, Jamie Gold.
Co-Chairs for the 3rd Annual Haute Hoedown, Carla Pisani and Meg Weinberger, partnered with Emcee, Jay Zeager of The Talk Palm Beaches and the Professional Partners Committee. Major event sponsors included; Hometown Foundation, The Samuel J. Connie M. Frankino Foundation, Prodigy Properties, Perfect Vodka, Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Beach Gardens, Dr. Fredric Barr & Palm Beach Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, The Gardens Mall, JVC Broadcasting, Ippolita, Fortitude investment Group, Real Memories Photography, Flowers & Fringe, Fab Finds by Sarah, Fabulash and Jennifer’s Designer Exchange.
KidSanctuary Campus is a not for profit organization committed to providing a safe home for abused, abandoned, and neglected children in our community who have been removed from their homes and placed in foster care. The campus has 3 cottages; offering services for boys and girls. Proceeds from the Haute Hoedown directly support the construction of the enrichment center that is scheduled to break ground in the spring of 2016.
“The night was magical,” said Marlo Massey, Executive Director, “from the décor by Fava Design Group, to the guests showing their personal style in Hoedown attire. Such an incredible philanthropic gathering of support to create brighter futures for children in foster care.”
Take a Seat - Live Auction Gala
October 10, 2015
Thank you IFDA Florida for supporting KidSanctuary Campus at the 2nd Annual Take a Seat event!
September 16, 2015
KidSanctuary Campus on the radio!
Listen to Executive Director, Marlo Massey, and Carla Pisani discuss our incredible organization LIVE on 900 AM the Talk of the Palm Beaches.
West Palm Beach, FL
August 1, 2015
Sam’s Cottage for Boys Opens at KidSanctuary Campus
On Saturday, August 1, 2015, over 200 guests walked the blue carpet to celebrate the Grand Opening of Sam’s Cottage for Boys at KidSanctuary Campus.
KidSanctuary Campus is a not for profit organization committed to providing a safe home for abused, abandoned, and neglected children in our community who have been removed from their homes and placed in foster care.
Sam’s Cottage for Boys, named in honor of Sam J. Frankino, is the first cottage for boys on the five acre campus located in West Palm Beach. Two additional cottages provide safe homes for girls; the J.M. Rubin Cottage (est. 2012) and the Dodero Family Cottage (est. 2014), with plans for a ground breaking on the enrichment center in 2016 followed by a second cottage for boys.
The interior décor of the cottages on campus have been a labor of love and are adopted by top interior decorators. Sam’s Cottage design team is led by chairman, Joe Fava, of Fava Design Group. 2015 Design Team members include: Nisi Berryman of NIBA Home, Elaine Bettio of Elaine Bettio Interiors, Alena Capra of Alena Capra Designs, Eilyn Cueto of Sire Design, Tony Ferchak of William Bernard Design Group, Frances Herrera of Frances Herrera Interior Design, Carola Hinojosa of Hinojosa Design Group, Alexandra Karram of Alexandra Karram Interiors, Alicia Kingsley of Alicia Kingsley Design, Matt MacDonald of MacDonald Design Associates, Osirys Mendez of Mendez-Vela Design Collection, Lorenzo Mollicone of William Bernard Design Group, Camilla Pinho of Fava Design Group, Luis Pons of Luis Pons Design Lab, Lauree Simmons of Simmons Interior Group, Robert St. Croix of Robert St. Croix Sculpture, Phyllis Taylor of Taylor & Taylor Designs, Diane Uribe of DID Home, and Sabrina Vela of Mendez Vela Design Collection.
Sam’s Cottage Sponsors include; The Samuel J. & Connie M. Frankino Foundation, Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Barbash, Dr. Fredric Barr, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Bender, Mr. Michael Bozzuto, Mr. & Mrs. Dominic Cusimano, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Dodero, Mr. & Mrs. Rod Fink, Mrs. GiGi Fisher, Ibis Golf & Country Club, Honorable Mary E. Lupo & Mr. Edward M. Ricci, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Mrs. Herme de Wyman Miro, Ms. Lois Pope, Mr. & Mrs. Dan Reedy, Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Beach Gardens, The Gardens Mall, The Kenan Family Foundation, The Lane Spa, The Sandy Hill Foundation, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Tregoning, and Barrie O. Vanderpoel Trust.
Special guests at the grand opening included; event partners ESPN West Palm with on air host, Josh Cohen, 2015 Miss United States, Celine Pelofi, 2015 America Idol contestant and Country Artist, Emily Brooke, University of Miami Sunsations and Cheerleaders, and Sport icons; Dwayne McLain, Abram Elam and Din Thomas. Shane Battier donated autographed team jersey shirts for the young boys in foster care and Richard “Rip” Hamilton donated autographed basketball shoes as a part of the sports theme room décor.
“Sam held a special place in his heart for children in need. Naming a cottage for boys in foster care in honor of him is a wonderful reminder of his generosity and humbleness.” expressed Connie M. Frankino, President & Founder of KidSanctuary Campus and wife of the late Samuel J. Frankino. “Sam’s Cottage is a beautiful tribute to Sam from our family and will leave a legacy of brighter futures for children in foster care in our community.”
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
April 1, 2015
An Evening with Dr. Mehmet Oz
On Saturday, March 28, 2015, over 100 guests gathered in a private residence in Old Palm Club for An Evening with Dr. Mehmet Oz, raising over $250,000 to support KidSanctuary Campus.
Grand Benefactors celebrated with an exclusive pre -event champagne reception and photo with Dr. Oz. All guests enjoyed a special meet and greet reception with Dr. Oz that included savory bites, signature cocktails, a silent auction and a festive after party at the adjoining home with desserts, entertainment, dancing and a live auction.
Major sponsors included, Bill and Sheila Tregoning, Bill and Lorraine Dodero, WPBF 25, The Gardens Mall, SAKS Fifth Avenue, The Samuel J. and Connie M. Frankino Foundation, Herme De Wyman Miro, Perfect Vodka, Airtab, The Capital Grille, ESPN West Palm Beach, Roderic and Madeline Fink and Dr. Fredric Barr. Grand Benefactors included Bernard and Pamela Barbash, Charles and Trish Bender, Patricia Cullen, Lois Pope, Dan and Melissa Reedy, and Honorable Mary E. Lupo and Edward M. Ricci.
Proceeds from the event will directly support the construction of the Boys Cottage at KidSanctuary Campus that is scheduled to open this summer. The boys Cottage will provide a safe home for abused, neglected and abandoned children in our community who have been removed from their homes and placed in foster care.
“We were delighted and honored to host an event with our Board Trustee, Dr. Mohmet Oz, and to partner with The Gardens Mall and WPBF 25. Their continued support of KidSanctuary Campus helps to support our mission by offering children in foster care a safe home now and to build a brighter future.,” said Marlo Massey, Executive Director, KidSanctuary Campus.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
January 19, 2015
Guests Walk the Red Carpet to Support KidSancutary Campus
On Friday, January 9, 2015, over 250 fashion- fabulous women gathered to celebrate the 6th Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show at The Gardens Mall to support KidSanctuary Campus.
The red carpet luxury event kicked off at SAKS Fifth Avenue with specialty cocktails and savory delights while indulging in a luxury silent auction. Special prize drawings were held for an exclusively designed pair of earring from Nini Jewels, a signature bracelet from the David Yurman confetti collection and a travel package to the Grand Luxxe Residence Club in Puerta Vallarta. In the Grand Court, Mo Foster and Sally Sevaried welcomed guests for a catered luncheon and full runway fashion show with looks from select mall retailers. A Jimmy Choo VIP champagne reception followed in the SAKS Fifth Avenue Shoe Department where a lucky guest won a Jimmy Choo handbag.
Major event Sponsors included, The Gardens Mall, SAKS Fifth Avenue, The Samuel J. and Connie M. Frankino Foundation, Nini Jewels, David Yurman, Ippolita, Gulfstream Media/Jupiter Magazine, Dr. and Mrs. Steven Gottlieb, Dirty Martini and Kool 105.5. Event Co-Chairs were Ellen Trocchia and Toni May.
Proceeds from the event will support KidSanctuary Campus and their third cottage that is under construction on the neighborhood- style campus, and will provide a safe home for abused, neglected and abandoned children in our community.
“We are very humbled by the support from The Gardens Mall, the retailers, the committee and the guests. Their support is directly supporting children in foster care at KidSanctuary Campus and is offering them a brighter future,” said Marlo Massey, Executive Director, KidSanctuary Campus.