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       The Fuller Center’s Annual Wee Dream Ball Raised

      $1 Million And Celebrated The Agency’s 50th Anniversary

         The Fuller Center held its Annual Wee Dream Ball, the
      organization’s signature fundraiser, on Friday, Dec. 3 at Boca
      West Country Club. The event raised $1 million that will help
      to sustain the organization and carry the promise of its mission
      and vision forward. Event cochairs were Fuller Center Board
      President Simone Spiegel and Foundation Board President Peg
      Anderson, with fellow Fuller Center Board members Hiromi
      Printz and David Clark serving as honorary chairs.
         Cocktail hour included the ever-popular Neiman Marcus
      Chance Game and an elevated Silent Auction followed by
      dinner and dancing to the Chase band. The evening concluded
      with a special 50th Anniversary presentation, during which
      Peggy Henry Van Dorp was honored for her significant
      impact to the organization and named the Inaugural Legacy                                                      Mike and Amy Kazma, Heidi Johnson Adams,
      Society Honoree.                                   Dr. John Westine, Gail Wasserman  Wendy and Matthew Maschler  Peggy Henry Van Dorp
         “We are so grateful for the unwavering kindness and
      commitment of our supporters who believe in investing in
      our children and families, securing our future,” said Fuller
      Center CEO Ellyn Okrent.
         Woven throughout the evening were special video
      presentations representing the past, present, and future of
      the agency. Joshua McMann, a 24-year-old Fuller Center
      alumnus who was featured in the “past” video and in
      attendance with his mother Leondra remarked, “The center
      believed in me and gave me hope. Without the Fuller Center,
      I could have been on a very different path like other men
      my age.” Josh is now a youth pastor and a preschool teacher
      in Nashville, and a true testament to the power of early
      childhood education.
         Event sponsors included Amy and Mike Kazma, Arthur and                                                      Hiromi Printz, Simone Spiegel, Stacey Packer,
      Shelly Adler, Adriana’s Designs, ADT Security Services, Peg   Peg Anderson, Simone Spiegel  Nicole and David Clark  Peg Anderson
      Anderson, Boca Raton Magazine, Boca West Country Club,
      Christine E. Lynn, E.M. Lynn Foundation, Robin and Charles   Broward, FASTSIGNS Boca Raton, Karen
      Deyo, Excell Auto Group, Karma Palm Beach and Karma   and Jay Foreman, Leslie and David Kantor,
                                                         Silvana and Barry Halperin, Wendy and
                                                         Matthew Maschler, Neiman Marcus Boca
                                                         Raton, Hiromi and Robert Printz, Jo Ann
                                                         and Philip Procacci, Publix Super Markets
                                                         Charities, Janice and Jeffrey Sandelman,
                                                         Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Eda and Cliff
                                                            Some major Gift from the Heart
                                                         donors included Peggy Henry Van Dorp,
                                                         Kathy and Paul Adkins, Steven Bernstein,
                                                         Stephanie and Jason Child, David and
                                                         Nicole Clark, Lauren and Randy Gould,
                                                         CP Group, Gillman Family Foundation,
                                                         Amy and Mike Kazma, Tracy and Rob
      Dr. Patricia Anastasio, Pamela Polani              Louv, Stacey and Evan Packer, Christine
                                                         E. Lynn, E. M. Lynn Foundation, Mayotte  Linda Petrakis, Ellyn Okrent, Mar Sol Gonzalez, Carolina Doering
                                                         Foundation, Donna Nero, Hiromi and
                                                         Robert Printz, Jo Ann and Philip Procacci, Carrie Rubin,   The Fuller Center’s Annual Wee Dream Ball on page 9

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