Operation Runway Took Broward County by Storm

340916480_171639972445664_3346636321260356822_n.jpeg What do you get when you mix dazzling fashionistas with an unforgettable evening of style, mingling and philanthropy? United Way of Broward County’s Operation Runway — held on April 4th, 2023, at the Galleria Fort Lauderdale!

Operation Runway marked the 25-day countdown to the highly anticipated 2023 Mayors’ Gala. The event, hosted by the fantastic and always hilarious radio personality Julie Guy, began with special introductions from our staff and Mayors’ Gala Co-Chairs Stephen Moss and Jen Starkey.

340929182_192051383610067_8175190344675439180_n.jpeg The runway came alive with the glamorous presence of our very own Women United and Mayors’ Gala Committee members — strutting their stuff and showcasing their fashion flair! Our outstanding supermodels sported the latest in Spring attire and formal wear from Dillard’s at the Galleria Fort Lauderdale.

Special guest (and part-time supermodel) Broward County Mayor Lamar P. Fisher worked the runway in a stunning and eye-catching purple blazer!

Thank you to our incredible models who walked the runway and helped us raise vital dollars for our community.

  • Erika Axani, Florida Luxurious Properties
  • Alison Cagnetta, Women United
  • Kathleen Cannon, United Way of Broward County
  • Hayden Casson, ABC Cares
  • Todd Clarke, JM Family Enterprises
  • Angie Davis, Bank of America
  • Lamar P. Fisher, Broward County
  • Nicole Golemi, Alison South Marketing Group
  • Jamie Hagar, Marsh & McLennan Agency
  • Shawn Oden, BMO
  • Alexa Rosario, Alexa Rosario & Associates
  • Kimberly Sarni, SFBW Magazine
  • Debbie Savage, Responsive Home Care
  • John Wensveen, NSU Broward Center of Innovation

We want to express our heartfelt thanks to the attendees who contributed to the success of this event. Your presence and support played a huge role in making a positive difference in the lives of local neighbors in need.

We thank our event sponsors for helping to bring high energy, great vibes and an overall cheerful atmosphere to the event.

  • The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
  • Dillard’s
  • Bravo Peruvian Cuisine
  • Casa Calabria
  • Piazza Italia
  • Primo Liquors

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