Tag Archives: Flipany

National Volunteer Month


April is National Volunteer Month, and Fort Lauderdale PR firm Durée & Company is happy to suggest some fun ways to participate! D&Co is proud to represent and support a number of nonprofit clients who make an extraordinary difference in the community. One of our favorite quotes in the D&Co office is “Don’t give back, just give.” So, in honor of National Volunteer Month, here are some ways to get involved in the South Florida community, whether it be volunteering or participating in nonprofit events.

Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K – On April 30 at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale, more than 2,000 walkers and runners will make strides in the ongoing fight against drunk driving. Help make our community a safer place by signing up to walk or run in this fun-filled event. Volunteer Chairperson and National Board Member Heather Geronemus established the Fort Lauderdale event in 2011. Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K has raised over $1 million for MADD Broward & Palm Beach. All event proceeds benefit MADD Broward & Palm Beach’s community education, victim support services and youth programs.

FLIPANY – FLIPANY’s mission is to empower youth and their families through physical activity and nutrition education programs while raising awareness and creating policies for a healthier community. On June 2, volunteers will be building a new playground for children in the community. The best part? Children were challenged to draw images of their ideal playground, and those drawings will be used to pick out the equipment! Click here for more information on volunteering with FLIPANY.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade – BGCMIA provides great futures to today’s youth. You can get involved by being a special events volunteer or club volunteer assisting with the members. Special events volunteers assist with the Clubs’ big fundraisers, including the annual “Claws for Kids” happening in just a few weeks on May 7. They have both one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities, so you can do what works best for your schedule.

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami – Get involved with MOCA by joining their docent program, interning, or volunteering during Art Basel or other special events. Docents and volunteers will learn about the various exhibitions at the museum and broaden their knowledge of contemporary art. During Art Basel, volunteers experience behind-the-scenes work at Miami’s most prestigious art events.

All four of these organizations do so much to make our community a better place and we couldn’t thank them enough. Do your part and get involved this month, or anytime! They truly appreciate all their volunteers and know that they couldn’t do it without all the support they receive from those who donate their time.

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estate, public relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Special Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.

D&Co Supports Give Miami Day


Give Miami DayAt Fort Lauderdale PR firm Duree & Company we always proud of our non-profit clients that work hard to make a difference in their communities. We love and appreciate the many opportunities they give us to support them and make an impact. Although we are continuously supporting our nonprofits, the holiday season is a very special time for them. This year, we would like to recognize a few of our non-profit clients that will be participating in a day dedicated solely to giving back.

The Miami Foundation’s Give Miami Day is one of the most exciting annual giving events for South Floridians. It takes place every year just before Thanksgiving. This year, Give Miami Day will begin on November 17 at 12:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 a.m. on November 18. This day allows individuals in South Florida to make a philanthropic impact within the community by coming together and supporting local nonprofit organizations. The Miami Foundation shows its appreciation for the generosity of the community by providing a bonus gift for every donation between $25 and $10,000. To learn more about prizes you can win for participating click here.

D&Co clients participating this year include:

Be sure to mark your calendars, because the clock will start ticking at midnight on Nov. 17 and stop at midnight on Nov. 18! To learn more about how to assist with philanthropic giving and what impact your donation can do click here.

Happy giving season!

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estate, public relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Special Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.

FLIPANY’s Aug. 26 “Chefs Up Front” Fort Lauderdale Annual Dinner Served Up an Epicurean Adventure with Renowned Area Chefs, Raising Nearly $40,000


Proceeds Benefit Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters™ Program

Fort Lauderdale, FL (Sept. 21, 2016) – More than 100 guests experienced an unforgettable gastronomical evening, raising nearly $40,000 for Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters™ program, at the Aug. 26, 6th annual “Chefs Up Front” Fort Lauderdale dinner, reception and auction. The epicurean event, hosted by non-profit organization FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth) and presented by Holman Automotive, presented decadent five-course dinners prepared by 10 of South Florida’s most acclaimed chefs.

Parties of 10 reveled in delightful meals prepared tableside by the renowned chefs, as well as exquisite wine pairings. “Chefs Up Front” Fort Lauderdale took place aboard the South Beach Lady Yacht, which cruised down the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale, and was emceed by Kimmy B, morning show co-host of Miami radio station HITS 97.3.

The “Chefs Up Front” Fort Lauderdale chef lineup included Chef Jason Smith of the W Fort Lauderdale hotel, Chef Robyn Almodovar of Palate Party, Chef Mike White of Tsukuro, Chef Eric Baker of Max’s Harvest, Chef Steve Zobel of Big City Tavern, Chef Adrienne Grenier of 3030 Ocean, Chef Ned Jaouhar of The Rusty Hook Tavern, Chef Michael Bloise of Ocean2000, and Chef Rolando Centonzio of Shooters Waterfront & The Grateful Palate.

Cooking Matters is a program that teaches children and their families how to make healthy food choices, cook healthy meals and shop for nutritious foods on a budget. All funds raised from the event support Cooking Matters for a total of 500 participants: schoolchildren and their families in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

The “Chefs Up Front” dinner also took place in Miami on Sept. 9, 2016 at The Biltmore hotel in Coral Gables.

About FLIPANY
Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth (FLIPANY)’s mission is to empower youth and their families through physical activity and nutrition education programs while raising awareness and creating policies for a healthier community. FLIPANY serves youth and families, including seniors, through collaborations with community centers, parks, and other social services agencies. FLIPANY is the lead Florida partner of Cooking Matters, a program of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. For more information, visit flipany.org.

About Share our Strength

Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry Campaign — a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2020 — Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs; invests in community organizations fighting hunger; teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals; and builds public-private partnerships to end childhood hunger at the state and city level. For more information, visit www.nokidhungry.org.