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As is the FAB tradition, we conclude the FAB program year in May by recognizing and celebrating our fabulous Grantees for 2023. 

In 2004, FAB awarded $75,000 to 11 organizations. This year, for 2023, FAB will be awarding 28 grants for theatre, visual, dance, music performances and seven education grants to total $282,000. FAB is truly fulfilling its mission through “supporting, sustaining, and enriching the arts in our community!” We are excited to be back live to host the Grantee Awards event. This year, the event is being held at the new Stiles office tower on Las Olas on May 10, 2022, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Thanks to all our FAB members and guests for participating in this celebration along with our grantee representatives.

With May being Grantee Appreciation month, I want to recognize the FAB members who have contributed to the FAB grantee selection and evaluation process. 50 FAB members were involved this year, including new FAB members as well as many long-term members. The process has evolved into a comprehensive selection system that produces fair and diverse results. Thanks for all the hard work done by this year’ Committee Co-Chairs Eleanor Levy and Mike Hartstein.

Thanks to all of you that participated – it is one of the most rewarding FAB activities we get to engage in. Congratulations to all our 2023 FAB Grantees – we look forward to enjoying your performances next year! 

FAB President
Join us as we honor the recipients of FAB's 2023 Grant Pool at The Main on Las Olas. Enjoy sweeping views from the 10th floor skydeck, a cocktail reception and the awards ceremony.

May 10, 2022
$35 per person (members and non members)

grantee spotlight
🎶 Brazilian Voices is celebrating its 20 anniversary with “EU CANTO!”
Brazilian Voices is bringing a new soulful sound to fans & followers with the release of its long-awaited original EP (extended play/digital album), “EU CANTO!” (“I Sing!”). “EU CANTO!” comprises four tracks of slow Samba and Bossa Nova songs with original voice arrangements, accompanied by acoustic guitar, cavaquinho, piano, shakers, cajon and tambourine. 

 Brazilian Voices, a non-profit organization, is a women’s vocal ensemble that performs at cultural community and philanthropic events. Brazilian Voices aspires to incorporate the best of Brazilian culture throughout the world.
Quiet Bossa Nova Concert

The gentle, relaxing music invites both young & adult audiences to join Brazilian Voices, an awarded vocal group, in this interactive performance.
As an added bonus, Brazilian Voices will distribute musical gift items to the audience, including egg shaped shakers with which the audience will play and sing along to. Don’t miss it – a lot of FUN!!

Tickets will be sold for $10 at the
grantee events
Ed Hashek is a celebrity waiter!
Register today for a seat at his table

24th Annual Cuisine for Art
Honorees, Dara and Jarett Levan
Entertainment by Michael Dean as "Cher"
and Concert Violinist Steven Avi

Friday May 20, 2022 | 6:00 pm
Location: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble and Island City Stage present "Tales from Broadway'' hosted by Seth Rudetsky.
In this one-night-only concert, eight professional vocalists from Island City Stage will join the Pride Wind Ensemble as they perform selections from such Broadway hits as Chicago, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Wicked and A Chorus Line. Hosting the performance and sharing compelling and hilarious stories about the showcased musicals and their stars will be the legendary Seth Rudetsky, host of Sirius/XM Satellite Radio's "On Broadway".

May 14, 2022 | 7:30 pm
Location:Broward Center / Amaturo Theatre

Don't miss this exciting collaboration between two of South Florida's premiere youth choirs! The Girl Choir of South Florida & the Florida Singing Sons present "Unity" this Saturday at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center!

Program III: Iconic Limón Dance Company Joins Dance Now! Miami Onstage
Friday, May 13, 2022 | 7:30 pm
Fort Lauderdale
This powerful series of joint performances across three counties, with master classes and community events will make dance lovers swoon!

fab fun event A Night at the Museum
FAB's black and white event, A Night at the Museum brought over 80 members and guests together for an evening filled with great food, a private FAB funded exhibit tour by Bonnie Clearwater, and live entertainment by students of Old Dillard High. New and old friends gathered in the spirit of camaraderie in their best black and whites al fresco.

A special thanks to the students of Old Dillard High School for their stellar performances and the staff of NSU Art Museum, Bonnie Clearwater, Chief Curator and Anna Sorenson, NSU Development Consultant for opening their NSU home for FAB members and guests. To see more images from this event, visit the photo gallery by clicking the link.
board spotlight
Welcome FAB's 2022 Board Members

Please welcome FAB's incoming board members for 2022. Deborah Floyd, Lisa Kasten, Joshua Lida and Mary Riedel. We're looking forward to their future leadership!


FAB would like to honor and recognize the contributions and leadership of esteemed retiring board members, Louise Dill and Gail Auguston-Koppen. Both have had a tremendous impact on the growth of FAB. We appreciate your dedication and loyalty to the Broward arts community.
corporate partner spotlight
FAB is pleased to welcome Tim Singer, South Florida Real Estate Experts as its newest corporate partner!

Since 1987, Tim Singer has been a respected member of the Fort Lauderdale Realtor Association and a consistent top performer within Coldwell Banker Florida earning a place in Coldwell Banker's prestigious Legends Society - awarded to those agents with a proven record of success in meeting customer needs and offering top notch service. Tim is also a founding director of the Master Brokers Forum Gold Coast Chapter and a founding director of The Pride Center at Equality Park. Tim credits his business successes to his affection for South Florida and especially his carefully assembled team of full-time associates who share a long history in real estate through all types of market conditions. They each bring to the table a unique strength of experience earned through their varied professional backgrounds and hyper-localized understanding of the South Florida market. Tim is a proud supporter of the arts and several community and charitable organizations that share his goal of improving our world.

Thank you to our corporate partners for their continued support
board members
Ed Hashek, President
Cindy Eden, Vice President
Jennifer O'Flannery-Anderson, Secretary
Craig Wilson, Treasurer
Mona Bentz, Board Member
Nancy Bryant, Board Member
Angel Burgos, Board Member
Deborah Floyd, Board Member
Mike Hartstein, Board Member
Lisa Kasten, Board Member
Christy Lambertus, Board Member
Eleanore Levy, Board Member
Joshua Lida, Board Member
Elissa Mogilefsky, Board Member
Mary Riedel, Board Member
Sandra Stella, Board Member

Francie Bishop Good, Founding Chair
Elaine Blattner, Past President
Connie Folz, Past President
Erica Hartman-Horvitz, Past President
Carolyn Lee, Past President
Jayne Mills, Past President
Drazia Simon, Past President