2023 Mayors' Gala

About the Event


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This year’s annual Mayors’ Gala theme is a Salute to Excellence. The event will focus on the life-changing work MISSION UNITED and its partners have accomplished over the past 10 years.

Since inception, it has provided more than 20,000 Veterans with supportive services to help them acclimate to civilian life. The program was recognized and adopted by United Way of America and is expanding to United Ways across the U.S.

MISSION UNITED is a critical program supporting U.S. military service members, Veterans and their families in Broward County by helping them acclimate to civilian life. Key focus areas include: housing support, employment services, education, legal assistance, health and financial stability.

Saturday, April 29, 2023
Party starts at 6:00 PM

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, Florida 33314

Event Co-Chairs
Stephen Moss, Partner at Holland & Knight
Jennifer Starkey, SVP and Regional Vice President at TD Bank

Cocktail Reception | Silent Auction | Dinner | Live Auction | Entertainment | Dancing 

Black-Tie Optional

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For sponsorship information, please contact Tony Hopper at: thopper@UnitedWayBroward.org 


Event Details

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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, Florida 33314

Stars of Service

Celebrating MISSION UNITED’s 10-years of Veteran support, the Stars of Service Tribute Wall is now expanding in the Jean and David Colker Center and the Veteran Resource Center. The wall displays brilliant Stars of Service recognizing and commemorating the dedication and service of our Military Veterans. As Veterans enter any MISSION UNITED building, they will be acknowledged and welcomed by this powerful exhibit.

Stars of Service are available for purchase at $5,000 each.


Hayden Casson – Associated Builders and Contractors
Cathy Donnelly – The Castle Group
Stephen Ferrante – Group Victory
Judy Frum – Broward Health Imperial Point
Ben Harris – HCA Florida Woodmont Hospital
Alyssa Lovitt – I LOVE-ITT EVENTS, LLC
Ellice Martinez – HCA Florida Healthcare
Marc Nudelberg – On the Ball Ventures
Shawn Oden – BMO Harris Bank
Renee Quinn – QuinnProQuo
Stacy Ritter – Visit Lauderdale
Angelica Santibanez – Amazon
Kim Sarni – South Florida Business & Wealth
Ben Sorensen – Sorensen Consulting
Stella Tokar – B.O.L.D. Consulting, LLC
Dr. John Wensveen – Levan Center of Innovation
Nancy Woodfill – JM Family Enterprises, Inc.


Entertainment Sponsor: Amazon

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Exposé started their musical journey in the mid to late 1980s, becoming the first group in history to have four top ten hits on their debut album, surpassing records originally set by the Beatles and the Supremes. In a time when rock dominated the charts, Exposé brought dance
music into the spotlight and music would never be the same. Exposé actively toured and recorded music from 1985 to 1995 while topping the Top 40, R&B, and Adult Contemporary charts in the US and throughout the world. Along with their #1 smash hit, Seasons Change, Exposé became the first girl group to have 7 back-to-back Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

After taking over 15 years off to raise families, embark on solo projects and work with other artists, Exposé won a landmark lawsuit and the trademark to the Exposé name allowing them to return to recording and performing. The fans have re-connected and embraced the group. Their first new dance/pop single "Shine On" has been released and is quickly becoming a crowd pleaser and lighting up dance floors around the world. Dance music royalty is back...EXPOSÉ IS HERE TO STAY!




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