Magnolia After Dark

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Magnolia After Dark

Magnolia After Dark
Engines off, party on!

Pack a cooler, fill up your tank and hit up the Hard Rock Oasis lot for a girls night out drive-in event!

Whether a date night, a family outing, girls night or just for an evening under the stars - stay in the car & let us bring the fun to you! The evening includes keynote speaker, three-time Olympic gymnast - Dominique Dawes and a live performance from the Marquee Rhythmic Gymnastics team.

So leave your formal attire at home, hop into your seat and head to the Oasis parking lot for an unforgettable night!

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Gates Open | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
Main Event | 7:30 PM - 9:30PM 

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Oasis Lot
1 Seminole Way 
Hollywood, FL 33314

Ticket Fee
$50 per person

Raffle Items*
A weekend in Broward with hotel stays and restaurants! One Ticket = $25 or Five Entries = $100
A Basket of fun excursions! One Ticket = $100
*must be present to win




Dominique Dawes, three-time Olympic gymnast, World Championship silver and bronze medalist and a member of the gold-medal-winning "Magnificent Seven" team.

Traci Miller, Miller Construction Company 
Nicole Villarroel, OLIVE | JUDD

Join us as we celebrate women of dignity, strength and perseverance.
Women United. Leading the Charge. Inspiring the Change. 

Event Details

Next Event Dates
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Oasis Lot
1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, Florida 33314
Macey Markowitz
954.294.4737 |

Meet Our Honorees

Cathy Donnelly - Woman of Inspiration

Director of Community Relations - Castle Group

2021%20Cathy%20Donnelly%20Head%20Shot.jpgCathy Donnelly is the Director of Community Relations for Castle Group.  She moved to Florida in 1996 from Ottawa, Canada to found the Castle Group with her husband, James.  

In 2015 Cathy was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to sit on the Board of the Children’s Services Council of Broward County. In 2020 she was reappointed by Governor Ron DeSantis.  Today Cathy is sitting as immediate past Chair of this Board.  

In addition to serving on the Children’s Service Council, Cathy is also an active member of the United Way Tocqueville Society. In April Cathy will be honored by the United Way of Broward County as their 2021 Magnolia Woman of Inspiration.  She is a benefactor for the Preforming Arts Center of Broward and feeds her passion for the arts by also sitting on the Broward Cultural Division – Public Art & Design Committee and the board of Business for the Arts Broward.  Cathy is also a Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Legacy Society member and past Chair.

Cathy pioneered the K.I.S.S. program (Keep It Simple Service Program) for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County in August 2004 in one Davie club.  Today, K.I.S.S. serves a free, nutritious snack and free, hot suppers each school day in all 12 Broward County Clubs!  Cathy served as Chair in 2012/2013 and is proud to hold emeritus status with the organization today.  In 2018 she was inducted into the Boys & Girls Club Hall of Fame for the creation of the K.I.S.S. program which has served 5.9 million healthy snacks and hot meals since 2011.

In 2010 CastleCares® was established as the philanthropic arm of the Castle Group. CastleCares® mission is to serve children and families in need throughout the state of Florida. Cathy oversees the various opportunities for staff members to volunteer and support the nonprofit community and manages the annual giving budget on behalf of the company.  In 2015 she established Castle’s Day of Caring, a State-wide company event that supports various charities all over the State of Florida. In 2019 Day of Caring was expanded to Month of Caring.

Born in Liverpool, England, Cathy moved to Canada with her family at age 6 where she resided in St. Johns, Newfoundland and Ottawa, Ontario.  While living in Canada she owned and operated a Travel Agency Franchise in Ottawa for 6 years.  In 1992 she founded a local chapter of IODE (Independent Order Daughters of the Empire) in Ottawa which aided the underserved community in Northern Canada.

Cathy and James were high school sweethearts and have been married for 34 years. They reside in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and have three wonderful adult sons, Jordan, Chase and Brock.  In her spare time Cathy enjoys art, music, hiking, skiing, travel, reading, spending time with family and friends and R & R in Mont Tremblant, Quebec!

Jamie Hagar - Woman of Promise

Employee Health & Benefits Consultant - Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA)

Jamie HagarJamie joined MMA in May 2017 with a strategic focus on helping organizations build well-rounded, cost effective benefits programs that balance their business objectives with an employee-centric approach.  By improving efficiencies, reducing costs, and streamlining the benefits process, Jamie delivers unprecedented value to her clients.

Jamie is passionate about serving the community she calls home.  Since moving to Fort Lauderdale she has become active in several organizations focused on improving our communities and women’s roles within them.  Jamie serves on the Magnolia Committee for Women United, the Women in Leadership Team and the Next Gen Committee of the United Way of Broward County. She is also an active member of the CouTOURe Club of the Honda Classic, Emerging Professionals Co-Chair for CREW Fort Lauderdale, and First Tee of Broward County.

Jamie is a graduate of Florida State University (FSU), where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Professional Sales with a minor in Spanish.  During her time at FSU she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi fraternity for women and held the role of their philanthropy co-chair.  She organized and oversaw events geared towards literacy for children, like Champions Are Readers for the FSU event “Read Lead Achieve”, and many others.  

Jamie holds the Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI) and Voluntary Benefits Specialist designations.

Meet Our Speaker

Dawes_Dominique.jpgDOMINIQUE DAWES
Three-Time Olympic Gymnast, Olympic Gold Medalist, First African American Gymnast to Qualify for the Olympic Games

From Olympic Gold Medalist to Broadway to television analyst to President of the Women’s Sports Foundation, Dominique Dawes continues on a path to inspire, motivate and lead.

Dominique Dawes is best known for her tremendous success as an Olympic gymnast who competed in three Olympic Games, (1992 Barcelona, 1996 Atlanta, and 2000 Sydney), won four Olympic medals, and has a permanent place in the U.S. Olympic Committee Hall of Fame. Fans across the nation and around the world remember her as a member of the gold-medal-winning "Magnificent Seven" at the 1996 Atlanta Games, where she also won a bronze medal as she wowed the crowd with her stunning performance in the floor exercise, becoming the first female African American gymnast to win an individual medal. She also earned a bronze medal with the U.S. team in the 1992 Barcelona Games and left an imprint in the sports world with her “back-to-back” tumbling pass. Dominique made a surprising comeback with an anticlimactic end in the 2000 Sydney Games.

Dominique’s start in gymnastics began at the age of six. Her first and only coach, Kelli Hill, quickly realized her potential. She burst into the international spotlight in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. She was the first African American gymnast to ever qualify and compete in an Olympic Games. At these Games she and her teammates captured a bronze medal.  Since then Dominique has won more National Championship medals than any other athlete, male or female, since 1963, as well as numerous World Championship medals. One of Dominique’s greatest feats came when she swept all four events and won the All-Around title at the 1994 National Championships, as well as winning the 1996 Olympic Trials.

At the 1996 Olympic Games, Dominique and the US Gymnastics team made history and stole the hearts of Americans with their team gold medal. At those same Olympic Games, “Awesome Dawesome” (as she is known by her coach and teammates) became the first African American to win an individual gymnastics medal with her bronze on the floor. Following her triumphs at the Olympics, Dominique appeared on the Wheaties cereal box, performed in a music video by Prince, “Betcha by Golly Wow,” and acted on a number of television shows. Dominique has also appeared on Broadway in the hit musical, “Grease,” where she played the part of Patty Simcox.   

As a result of her determination and ability, Dominique has received several awards including the Henry P. Iba Citizen Award, presented annually to two outstanding athletes who have demonstrated good citizenship. Dominique was named Sportsperson of the Year by USA Gymnastics, and she was also a finalist for the AAU Sullivan Award, which recognizes the USA’s top amateur athlete and the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards.

Dominique is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park. While she was a full-time student, she remained focused and committed to her multiple career opportunities. Due to her drive and dedication, Dominique is becoming a renowned public speaker, speaking on multiple issues including, but not limited to, health issues, sports participation, health and fitness, equality (African American/women’s rights), being a team player, failure, and self-esteem. 

Since 1994, Dominique has enjoyed being a spokesperson for many organizations and campaigns. She was the national spokesperson for the “Girl Power” campaign, which was a youth empowering initiative ran by the Clinton administration. The “Girl Power” campaign reached young people in the public system nationwide. Her focus during appearances is on the issues that young people and women face today, such as developing positive self-esteem, incorporating fitness/health/wellness in their lifestyle and empowerment to envision achieving their dreams and ultimately reaching their full potential. Some organizations that she has committed her time to are as follows: The Women’s Sports Foundation, Girl Scouts of the USA, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and many other organizations. She has spoken at a variety of different events from presidential inaugural events, corporations, youth-serving agencies to college events. 

While continuing her commitment to helping today’s girls realize their full potential, Dominique teamed up with Girl Scouts of the USA to launch “Uniquely Me! The Girl Scout Self-Esteem Program.” The goal of this national program is to provide a nurturing environment and an educational curriculum to build a positive self-esteem in young girl’s ages 8 to 18, with a specific focus on those in under-represented communities. Dominique also teamed up with Dove to bring attention to the next phase of the “Campaign for Real Beauty,” addressing the critical issue of self-esteem in women and young girls. Dominique shares her unique experiences as a top athlete, role model and a positive television personality to inspire and empower girls to feel good about themselves and fulfill their dreams. 

Dominique offers private lessons in the sport of gymnastics with the emphasis on strength and flexibility improvement, perfecting the fundamentals, mental toughness training while developing self-motivation and focus.  

Additionally, Dominique continues to gain experience in the world of broadcasting. At the 2001 Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia, she commentated on the sports of men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics and women’s rhythmic gymnastics with TNT. She has also worked with her local CBS affiliate in Washington, DC, reporting general interest stories (Black History month features). At the 2002 NCAA National Gymnastics Championship in Tuscaloosa, AL, she provided on-air reporting with CBS Sports, and she provided commentary and analysis at the Big 12 Regionals in Lincoln, Nebraska, with FoxSports Net. She also worked with Comcast Sportsnet during the 2004 Athens Olympics. Dominique has appeared on CNN for an Olympic overview and was the analyst for the Big 12 Gymnastics Nationals for Fox Sports Net. 

Dominique provided commentary for Yahoo! Sports during the Beijing Olympics as well as the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. She was an Olympic analyst for the 2012 Olympic Games in London for and for Good Morning America during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 

This mother of four young kids continues to empower and inspire audiences through her transparent and emotionally captivating speeches. Her career may be best known for her Olympic feats; however, it’s her ability to make her journey to Olympic history relatable to many audiences. 


Event Committee 

Traci Miller, Miller Construction Company and Nicole Villarroel, OLIVE | JUDD - Event Co-Chairs


Mary Beth Albritton*
Heidi Alzate* 
Stephanie Aoun
Robin Banks*
Ashley Boxer*
Kathleen Cannon
Lori Castle
Carol Cutler*
Lisa D'Augustino
Angie Davis*
Carol Enisman Ryan
Marlene Fishbein
Nicole Golemi*
Isoldy Guzman*
Jamie Hagar*

Jill Horowitz*
Chae Haile
Kathy Hurt*
Alice Lucia Jackson
Susie Levan
Arianne Levin
April Lewis-Parks*
Rosy Lopez*
Kristina Lucia-Pumphrey
Kara Lundgren
Beth Meek
LaurieAnne Minoff*
Sasha Moon*
Jacqueline Mosley*
Lindsay Norman*

Linda Parker
Carin Porras*
Lori Rosen*
Christina Sanchez
Debbie Savage
Maureen Shea
Cecilia Stagg*
Jennifer Starkey*
Kerrie Sullivan*
Stella Tokar*
Linda Tran*
Haley Weigle*
Sarah Weitz*

*Members of Women United's Leadership Committee

Corporate Partners

Diamond Chairman's Circle Partners

       JM Family          Toyota 

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Gold Chairman's circle partner 
Broward Health

Diamond corporate PARTNER 
Celebrity Cruises

Gold Corporate Partners 

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Silver Corporate Partners 

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Event Sponsors 

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In-kind donations

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Media Sponsor



Sponsorship and Ad Opportunities

Silver Sponsor - $10,000

  • Number of parking spots, 6 
  • Number of Swag bags, 2
  • On Screen ad, 30 seconds
  • Recognition from podium
  • Logo recognition on event PowerPoint
  • Recognition in all pre/post media-related event coverage
  • Company logo on virtual invite
  • Prominent placement of corporate name and/or logo in all event publications and publicity*
  • Logo recognition on event signage
  • Logo recognition on all event-related e-blasts, social media and event website (where applicable)
  • Full-Page color ad in event program* (5"W x 8"H)


Bronze Sponsor - $5,000

  • Number of parking spots, 4 
  • Number of Swag bags, 1
  • On Screen ad, 15 seconds
  • Logo recognition on event signage
  • Logo recognition on all event-related e-blasts, social media and event website (where applicable)
  • Full-Page color ad in event program* (5"W x 8"H)

*Listings in promotional materials, press releases and program are subject to publication deadlines. Camera ready digital art for all sponsor's ads must be received no later than Friday, April 2, 2021.

Full Page Ad - $600

5" wide x 8" height


5" wide x 3.75" height

Ad Submission Requirements

  • High Resolution 
  • In either JPG, PNG or PDF 
  • No Bleed 

Deadline: April 2, 2021