presidents message 

Greetings FAB Members, 


Another summer comes to a close; it seems like these summer months race by faster every year. Wherever you found yourself these past few months – I hope you collected some fond memories and experiences with friends and family.


It’s time to kick-off a new FAB season, I am excited about all the plans that are underway for FAB 2022/2023. FAB Committees were busy during the summer months planning for the new season: Elissa Mogilefsky and the Membership Committee are planning Friendraiser events, Mary Riedel and the Program Committee has developed a full year of events and programs, Josh Lida and the Corporate Partners Committee are working to expand our outreach to Broward businesses and Mike Hartstein and Eleanore Levy have started planning for the 2024 Grants cycle. I want to thank everyone for their dedication and good work as we prepare all the FAB activities for the 20th year.


In June, the Board approved recommendations made by the Special Task Force for FAB Sustainability. The two recommendations include promoting the FAB Legacy Planned Giving Program and to establish a FAB 20th Anniversary Campaign which would amplify FAB’s impact in the arts community of Broward. More details will be provided shortly, it will be quite exciting so get ready to be ignited!


The FAB Scene is produced by Kat Sierra and the Communications Committee, led by Carolyn Lee. This edition provides current updates on the many FAB activities. Feedback and suggestions are always welcomed.


Thank you – for your support!


membership news 

Join the FAB 2022-2023 Membership Drive 

FAB members spent their summer around the world spreading the good word about FAB! Elissa Mogilefsky, Membership Committee Chair, and FAB member, Judy Zucker, spent their summers together enjoying the sites in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. Last season, FAB's membership drives introduced us to new friends, and arts lovers. As dedicated volunteers you all played a vital role in expanding our family. 


As we kick off FAB's 20th Anniversary we have another opportunity to “Spread the Word” and really grow our family and increase the impact FAB makes in the arts community. Let's join together in celebrating this milestone!


The Program Committee has planned an exciting year of member events. It's the perfect time to expose a friend to a thriving arts world through FAB. As dedicated Arts Ambassadors, one way you can "Spread the Word" is by bringing a potential member(s) to a FAB-TASTIC Friendraiser held especially for prospective members. The first Friendraiser will be hosted at the home of Fred and Jessica Olefson, on Tuesday, September 20, 5:30-7:30pm. If you have questions email Kat Sierra, 



All FAB members who have a prospective guest join by February 28, 2023, will receive a limited-edition FAB Cap


Membership Committee: Chair, Elissa Mogilefsky, Vice Chair, Yolanda Perez, Members, Chris Ambs, Mona Bentz, Nancy Bryant, Christy Lambertus, David Maurer, Marvin Pickholz, Nicole Prouty, Sharikay Sloboda, Joe Young, and Mark McGuire

FAB members register on behalf of your guest(s) by using the link below.

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events announcements

Funding Arts Broward presents its 20th Anniversary Celebration hosted by the Broward Center for Performing Arts. 

Join us as we honor FAB's founding members, reflect on 20 years of milestones, enjoy local arts talent, and look forward to reigniting another era of arts support in Broward. 

We welcome all members of the Broward Community to Attend this celebration

A Formal Invitation Will Follow

FAB members and members of your family are invited to submit five pieces to display at FAB members exhibit event, "Art Share". 

Art Share will be held on November 17, 2022 from 6p-8p at Jeannie Lalli’s eclectic gallery, Blanco y Blanco. Invites for this event will follow in October. 

Download Registration Form Here 

Return your registration form to Kat Sierra,

fab fun events

The Arts is no longer a charity it's an investment

A message from Program Chair, Mary Riedel

Over the summer months the Program Committee was hard at work coordinating a diverse, dynamic, and most importantly, FUN FAB Events calendar. This year, in honor of FAB's 20th year of grant funding we focused on spotlighting our super talented grantees. In addition to FAB's signature events, we have added more member exclusive grantee programs. Mark your calendars and join us at The Parker for a grantee performance, The NSU Art Museum for our annual Black and White event, The Art Bunker in West Palm for a private exhibit tour, and for a fabulous lunch and matinee at the Broward Center. 

Members, look out for your FAB Fun Event bookmark in the mail this month. I look forward to reuniting with you at the 20th Anniversary Celebration on October 18th at the Broward Center. 


Mary Riedel 


board spotlight

FAB is proud to spotlight Board member Dr. Deborah Floyd!


Deb is a Professor of Higher Education Leadership at Florida Atlantic University where she instructs graduate students. Deb is also a proud supporter of the arts, especially space theatre, dance and music. According to Deb, the arts afford her the opportunity to appreciate diverse voices and perspectives through stories and experiences. She loves to escape in a safe space while experiencing the emotion and energy of the arts.


A FAB member since 2020, Deb was initially invited to one of our socials by a friend who thought she’d enjoy meeting like-minded people who enjoy culture and have a desire to make a difference in our community. She felt welcomed and included by FAB members and also felt confident her membership dues were allocated to organizations with diverse missions and programs. 

As a busy professional, Deb always finds time to support FAB initiatives and programming. “I give to the arts because the arts have given me so much…and continue to give,” she said. “I can see that my gifts of money and time are being gratefully received and appreciated.” We thank Deb for her support and commitment to FAB. Deb joined the Board of Directors in May 2022. 

grantee spotlight 

Stephen Sondheim’s fairy-tale mashup comes to the stage in this family-friendly adaptation of the hit Broadway musical about wishes and the choices we make. Featuring all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in a lyrically-rich retelling of the classic Brothers Grimm fables.

   October 28-30, 2022

FLCT Theatre at Broward College

Friday and Saturday @7pm

Saturday and Sunday @ 2pm

Advance Sale: $25

At Door: $30

(Inclusive of All Fees)

Visit FLCT On Line

Confrontation: Keith Haring and Pierre Alechinsky will draw major attention in celebrating one of the most beloved figures of 20th-century American art, while simultaneously providing a means of access to one of the legends of the European avant-garde. This exhibition differentiates itself from past iterations of Haring presentations through its emphasis on showing the artist’s place within a broader historical lineage that extends to artists beyond American borders. In connecting Haring to Alechinsky and CoBrA, this presentation emphasizes the under-recognized legacy of this key experimental movement, one that eroded artistic and social barriers by bringing work into the streets and adapting non-traditional creative sources including children’s art and pre-historic visual culture in order to instigate social change.

Visit NSU Art Museum On Line 

corporate partner news 

The FAB Corporate Partner Program was set up to give businesses and organizations in Broward an opportunity to join members and supporters in fulfilling FAB's mission to support, sustain, and enrich the arts. With the help of partners, members, foundations, and community support, Funding Arts Broward has awarded over $4.2 million to 65+ art organizations since 2003.


Good community partnership begins with alignment. FAB's partners believe in the positive impact the arts have on a thriving community and growing economy. We are continually grateful for their support and look forward to collaborative opportunities during this especially important year. 


If you know a potential FAB Corporate Partner who would like to join us, and has passion for community, let us know by contacting me, Josh Lida, Corporate Partner Chair, or Kat Sierra,


Josh Lida 


FAB will be hosting a Partner Recognition and Recruitment Event at Art Serve on October 25, 5:30-8:00pm. There will be a private exhibit of Latin X with light bites, and cocktails. Details to follow.                

grants committee update

A message from Grant Co Chairs, Eleanore Levy and Mike Hartstein

In May, FAB awarded grants to 28 Broward arts organizations. As summer winds down, your FAB Grant Committee is busy preparing for the 2024 Grants Cycle. Soon you will be invited to volunteer to help to decide which Broward arts organizations will receive the next round of FAB grants for programming.  

Get ready! You' ll find details in the October issue of FAB SCENE.

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
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