presidents message, Happy Holidays from FAB!
Greetings, FAB members!

As I reflect on 2020 and it’s multiple challenges for our arts community family, I am both humbled and proud of the progress we’ve made to adapt and overcome.

Despite COVID-19 social gathering restrictions, FAB staff and volunteers have vigorously optimized efforts to keep our membership united and engaged with new programming and virtual tours via FAB Presents and the FAB Scene, our monthly newsletter. Our grantees also dug deep to keep us continually inspired through new monthly productions and re-imaginings of past favorites.

I urge you to stay connected with us via our FAB Presents and Zoom meetings until we can convene again, in-person. Don’t miss our next FAB Presents, a virtual tour of the World Collection of Glass Art on Monday, January 11, at 5:30 p.m. More events will be posted on our FAB website and social media channels.

Additionally, as sustaining and enriching the arts is our primary Mission, please share our call for 2022 FAB Grant Applications featuring our new Education Grant. More information is available on our website at or via email at The deadline for arts organizations to apply is Friday, January 22, 2021.

I’d like to take this parting moment of 2020 to wish all of you a healthy and safe holiday season and a happy new year. We have much to be grateful for including our member support and corporate sponsor benevolence during this year of giving.

Ed Hashek
FAB President
grantee news
"Local Non-Profit Gives Young Dancers A Performance In A Year Where There Are No Audiences"

A message from Rachel Ma of FCBT....
Local dance non-profit, The Fort Lauderdale Children's Ballet Theater, was faced with needing to cancel their 2020 ballet production of "Cinderella" due to COVID, like most ballet companies across the world. But instead of disappointing the cast of young, local ballerinas age 5-18 from across Broward County, the faculty and staff, in partnership with Broward Center For The Performing Arts used tremendous innovation and creativity to create a professional, 4-camera shoot, cinematic, FILM version of the show instead. Execution of the dance film project strictly abided by Health and Safety guidelines set forth by CDC and state- a deterrent that has prevented some of the largest ballet companies in the country from following suit. But the local Fort Lauderdale Children's Ballet Theater has done it with a cast of 70 children and adults from right here in South Florida! An exclusive friends and family early premiere of "Cinderella", will be available on Thursday, December 17 in the FAB Funded performances section of the Funding Arts Broward website. Access is also available by clicking HERE. We look forward to applying for another grant for our 2022 season! Thank you for sharing in our good news.

For more information visit:
Home of the Fort Lauderdale Children's Ballet Theatre
visionary spotlight
 Have you made your 2020 contribution to the Visionary Fund? As the year quickly comes to a close, now is the opportune time to support FAB. 
Please click on this short message from Kelly Young-Finkel, one of FAB's newer members. We think you'll find her comments compelling and reinforces why we remain committed to "Investing In A FABULOUS FAB!".
Thank You for supporting the FAB Visionary Fund
corporate spotlight
The Howland Group
As a past board member and long time FAB member, I am very excited to continue my support of FAB by being a Corporate Partner. As an arts lover myself, I truly believe in the mission of FAB and all of the amazing support FAB provides to the arts in our community, especially in trying times like these. My company, The Howland Group is a premier Real Estate team here in Fort Lauderdale and Broward County and we have neighborhood specialists that cover Miami-Dade to Palm Beach. Whether you are buying or selling, or just want to learn about our market, we have the expertise to help you through the process. Let us know how we can help!

fab funded programs
Grantee Holiday Performances
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program announcement
Join us for
FAB! Presents: A Virtual Program
The Imagine Museum - World Collection of Glass Art
featuring: An Exclusive preview of the 2021 Exhibit
Hosted by: Jane Buchman, Executive Director of The Imagine Museum
Jane Buchman will guide us through a visual presentation featuring the history of the Imagine Museum.
This will be followed by a review of the exhibits on preview today and an exclusive first peek of 2021's World Glass Art Collection.
A Q & A will follow the program.
MONDAY, January 11, 2021 5:30PM-6:30PM
Thank you to our corporate partners for their continued support
board members
Ed Hashek, President
Louise Dill, Vice President
Linda Carter, Secretary
Cindy Eden, Treasurer
Jennifer O'Flannery-Anderson, Board Member
Ruth Anderson-Coggeshall, Board Member
Gail Auguston-Koppen, Board Member
Angel Burgos, Board Member
Jane Caragher, Board Member
Mike Hartstein, Board Member
Christy Lambertus, Board Member
Elissa Mogilefsky, Board Member
Karla Nickell, Board Member
Harvey Shapiro, 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