Andy’s 20th Annual Family Pasta Dinner Raises Over $320,000 For LifeNet4Families
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Andy’s 20th Annual Family Pasta Dinner Raises Over $320,000 For LifeNet4Families

The event included a delicious Italian-Style Pasta Dinner and Live and Silent Auctions

February 24, 2022 // Franchising.com // FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Andy’s 20th Annual Family Pasta Dinner, hosted by Andy Cagnetta, CEO of Transworld Business Advisors, raised $320k for LifeNet4Families, an organization dedicated to providing necessary food, ancillary services, and referrals to those in need in Broward County. Over 800 guests attended the event on Sunday, February 20th at the Signature Grand in Davie. In 2003, Andy Cagnetta started with a simple idea to invite his friends and family to the LifeNet4Families center to share what great things they were doing for the community. His goal, to raise a little bit of money and have a nice dinner, has turned into a 20-year tradition of bringing families together, and now raising over $2 million in total, to support a great cause, LifeNet4Families.

During the event, guests were treated to a delicious Italian-style pasta dinner. LifeNet4Families President/CEO Dr. Melanie Geddes spoke about LifeNet4Families vital services and the necessity of a system of care for individuals and families in Broward County. The passion and dedication that began in 1985, continues as LifeNet4Families works to reduce hunger, help clients regain or maintain stability through counseling, referrals, emergency financial assistance and more.

Each year, Andy’s Family Pasta Dinner recognizes Honorary Chefs for their efforts to better the South Florida community. The 2022 Honorary Chefs were Albert Fialkovich, Transworld Business Advisors; Andrew Horowitz, Horowitz & Co; Andrew Titus, United Franchise Group; Angie Davis, Bank of America; Anne Basson, Community Volunteer; Bibi Marchitto, Allied Kitchen and Bath; Caitlin Stella, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital; Caren Berg, Community Volunteer; Carolyn Burns, Coldwell Banker CARES; Cindy Eisen, Nonprofit Success Services Inc.; Don Glasgow, American Creative; Heather Geronemus, UKG; Jamie Cole, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman;  JC de Ona, Centennial Bank; Jessica Fialkovich, Transworld Business Advisors; Joey Epstein, BDO; Kathleen Cannon, United Way of Broward County; Kevin Tromer, Focus Foundation; Len Cedola, Door Factory; Lisa Davis, JM Family; Mack on the Radio; Marcia Barry-Smith, MBS Consulting Services; Marianne Scaffidi, IT’SUGAR; Mayerlin Fana, Castle Group; Natalie Burns, Burns Law; Pam Africk, The Africk Family Foundation; Rob Miller, Global Protection Products; Scott May, Insight Institute; Steve Sloane, Sloane Media; Tipton Shonkwiler, Accurate Franchising Inc.; Tom DeFranco, Innovative Insurance; and Tom Jones, Transworld Business Advisors.

In addition to recognizing the Honorary Chefs, the dinner also recognized Junior Chefs, South Florida youths who have achieved accomplishments in fundraising, community service, and leadership. The Junior Chef component aims to promote family bonding by providing substantive activities for kids to teach them the importance of giving back to the community. The Junior Chefs were sponsored this year by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. The dinner also featured both silent and live auctions that contributed to the event’s impressive fundraising total.

Event sponsors included UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), Signature Grand, Andy & Marcelle Rosen, Hudson Family Foundation, JM Family, Newtek Africk Family Foundation, Allied Kitchen & Bath, BBX Capital, Castle Group, First Horizon, Friedlander Group at Morgan Stanley, Kip Hunter Marketing Leo Goodwin Foundation Lifestyle Media Group, Debt.com, Memorial Healthcare Systems, Peter & Caren Berg, Susan & Joel Martin, Transworld Business Advisors, Transworld Business Advisors of Colorado, Transworld Business Advisors of Southwest Florida,  United Franchise Group, Bob & Gayle Cafferty, Burns Law Offices, P.A., Carman Law Firm, Daoud's FIne Jewelry, Focus Foundation, Innovative Insurance, KEEFE MCCULLOUGH & CO, CPAS Ken & Carrie Wiesenfeld, Marty & Anne Basson, Synovus, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L., Will Spencer, Action Coach Business Coaching, Adele Stone & Jesse Diner, Alan & Margie Kaye, American Creative, Bank of America, BankUnited, BDO, Bizbuysell, Broward Chapter of the LAAIA, Broward College, CB Cares , Centennial Bank, Chestnut Hills Technologies, Coach Michael, Daszkal Bolton, The Door Factory, Erika Royal, EventNetUSA, FPL, GPP, Hartzell, Heidi Alzate Consulting, FLITE Center, Horowitz & Company, Insight Institute LLC, Kathleen Thomsen and Andy Hyman, Katz Barron, Kim Ball, Knight Insurance of Broward, Les & Robin Campbell, MBS Consulting, Melanie Geddes, Northwestern Mutual, Pinnacle Healthcare System, Pirtle Construction, Recovery Unplugged, Scott Kinzel, Sloane Media, Synergy Insurance Group, Inc., Tom & Kim Jones, United Way of Broward County, Wayne Berger, Wolfer & Co, WSVN, Republic National, Titos & Josh Sagman, Downtown Photo and Gran Forno.

SOURCE Transworld Business Advisor

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