Tickets are now on sale to see 10 influential South Florida men strut the runway during The Galleria’s 7th Annual Men of Style Shopping Night presented by Signature Grand on Thursday, December 5 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. The leading men, each representing one of the 10 participating charities are: Alfred Esau (Art and Culture Center of Hollywood), Joel Gustafson (Henderson Behavioral Health), John Hooper (Take Stock in Children), Richard Kelly (Make-A Wish® Southern Florida), Matt Korshoff (Leadership Broward Foundation), Tyler Molinari (ArtServe), Chad Moss (HANDY), Paul Nisson (Women In Distress of Broward County), Scott Roberts (Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre) and Jonathan Schwartz (Broward Center for the Performing Arts).
“The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is thrilled to once again host this popular annual event in support of local organizations, and to recognize these influential men who truly impact our community,” said Melissa Milroy, senior marketing manager at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. “Our annual Men of Style event is a great opportunity to raise much needed funds for worthy causes while enjoying fashion, fun and entertainment.”
Tickets are priced at $50 for general admission and $100 for VIP, which includes a pre-wine reception at Truluck’s and preferred seating for the runway fashion show. All attendees will receive the exclusive Men of Style Shopping Night “Passport of Savings,” which features store incentives valued at far more than the cost of the event ticket from select mall retailers and restaurants.
WPLG news anchor Jason Martinez will serve as the special guest host of this exciting fundraiser filled with shopping, fashion, entertainment and more. Guests will enjoy an array of delectable food and bar selections and live musical entertainment. The highlight of the evening will be the runway show featuring the Men of Style honorees as they take center stage wearing the latest trend-setting fashions from Dillard’s and Macy’s.
“This event continues to be a hot ticket with leading men being recognized for their commitment to the community,” said Arlene Pecora, owner of Signature Grand. “Signature Grand is a proud presenter of this effort, which benefits 10 outstanding charitable organizations.”
As always, an impressive group of leading men will take center stage as part of this popular event:
Alfred Esau, representing Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, is an integral member of the Information Technology Department’s dealer management team at AutoNation, Inc. He has a special appreciation for and continues to support the local arts and culture community in South Florida, serving as captain for AutoNation, Inc.’s Salvation Army Amazing Race team and successfully leading fundraising drives for various initiatives such as the American Diabetes Association and the Golf for Art in support of Art and Culture Center of Hollywood.
Joel Gustafson, representing Henderson Behavioral Health, was appointed to a three-year term on the North Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners by Florida Governor Charlie Crist from 2010-2013. He has served as a Board Member of Henderson Behavioral Health since 2000 and formerly as Chair of the Broward Alliance, a Board Member of the Florida Chamber, Co-Chair of the Host Committee for two Super Bowls and one Breeder’s Cup and he served on the Orange Bowl Committee.
John Hooper, representing Take Stock in Children, specializes in loft condominium sales and rentals for Hooper Realty, Inc. in downtown Fort Lauderdale. He sits on the Broward County Board of Directors for Take Stock in Children, and mentors a local student through the program.
Over the past five years, John has also helped raise funds for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Muscular Dystrophy Association, The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and The Cystic Fibrosis Jeb Bush Classic.
Richard Kelly, representing Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, serves as Vice-President of Brand Advancement and Chapter Operations for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. Prior to joining Make-A-Wish, he was a member of the Community Affairs team with the Miami Dolphins, where he personally coordinated a number of the “meet Dan Marino” wishes and was instantly touched by the mission of Make-A-Wish. In his current role, Richard works closely with the Senior Management team and Board of Directors and is responsible for the chapter’s day-to-day operations, which help make the organization such a success in the community.
Matt Korshoff, representing Leadership Broward Foundation, is the Senior Vice President of Community Bank of Broward. He has served as a Director of the Greater Dania Beach Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Board member of the School Board of Broward County and an active member of the American Lung Association in Fort Lauderdale. For almost 15 years, he has instructed Junior Achievement classes in Broward County and orchestrated the annual toy drive for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. Matt also holds the position of Treasurer for All Saints Catholic School in Sunrise, Florida and sits on the Executive Board of the Leadership Broward Foundation.
Tyler Molinari, representing ArtServe, is a partner in POSCHE MODELS where he heads the agency’s U.S. markets and focuses on the daily operations, fashion editorial, international placement and talent development. He is active in numerous local charitable organizations, generously donating his time and company resources to help non-profits such as ArtServe grow stronger.
Chad Moss, representing HANDY, is the Senior Vice President / Project Executive for Moss & Associates. He serves as an active member on the Foundation Board of Directors at FIU, Construction Association of South Florida and the Associated Builders and Contractors. Through his business, Chad manages charitable initiatives, including the recently completed HANDY building and recreation room.
Paul Nisson, representing Women in Distress of Broward County, is the Southeast Regional Manager of AutoNation, Inc. for PermaPlate. He is also involved in various non-profit organizations that support the Broward community, including HANDY, The Boys & Girls Club of Broward County and Women in Distress.
Scott Roberts, representing Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre, is the President/CEO of First Southeast Mortgage Corporation and First Colonial Realty and Command Association Management. Scott currently serves in leadership positions in the following organizations: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Hollywood, NSU Huizenga Business School Entrepreneur’s Council, Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre, Broward Resource League, City of Hollywood Planning/Zoning and Development Board and is a Lifetime Member of Leadership Broward Foundation.
Jonathan Schwartz, representing Broward Center for the Performing Arts, is currently the Construction and Development Manager at AutoNation, Inc. He has served as Co-Chair of Emerge Broward and as Director of Leadership Broward Foundation. Jonathan is also a founding member of the Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot and has been a Ghost Light Society member of Broward Center for two years.
Event sponsors and contributors to date include 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 and The Melting Pot.
Tickets can be purchased at The Galleria’s Guest Services or through the participating charities. For more information, please call The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale at (954) 564-1036.
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 located at 2414 East Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale and is close to downtown, hotels, resorts, 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 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 atwww.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 visitwww.thesignaturegrand.com.