In honor of Jaime, ORFJ started a new initiative called February’s #ForeverJaime Fundraiser. The fundraising initiative partnered with an array of local & national businesses that made contributions either directly to the organization, and/or pledged to donate a percentage of sales. Through this effort, we raised more than $50,000!
Because we were unable to come together for our Dance-A-Thon this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, ORFJ held a virtual Buy It Now Auction-A-Thon! Thanks to our generous donors, we were able to raise more than $15,000. Proceeds from this initiative will go towards funding our next round of Scholarships for students of ALL abilities in 2021.
Special Thanks To Jeanine Mason, Jake Borelli, Marinda Davis, Tara Strong, Alyssa Milano, Javier Muñoz, Anthony Rizzo, Ricky Ubeda, Gaby Diaz, Justin Baldoni, Joseph Gormley, & Thais Jaffe
COMEDY NIGHT 2020
Members of the South Florida community had a special opportunity to attend a star-studded comedy show in support of our organization! “An Evening of Laughter” Comedy Night Fundraiser took place at the Parker Playhouse in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on Wednesday, February 19th at 8pm. The show brought laughter and smiles to hundreds and featured nationally-recognized comedians Alonzo Bodden (NBCʼs Last Comic Standing, Dr. Ken, Fresh Off the Boat, The Tonight Show), Jim Breuer (Saturday Night Live, Half-Baked, ESPN SportsCenter), and Jessica Kirson (The Comedian, The Howard Stern Show, The Tonight Show, The View). In the end, we raised more than $40,000 to support our programs & initiatives!
ORFJ’s First Annual Dance-A-Thon took place Veterans Day Weekend, November 8-11 at dance studios nationwide for a three hour time-period. We organized a nationwide dance party fundraiser with more than 45 hosting locations and 1000+ participants across the country. To encourage dance studios and other entities to host our event at their location, we created an incentive for hosting locations to be entered in a raffle and win a “Meet and Greet” with dancer/actress Jeanine Mason and world-renowned choreographer Marinda Davis. In the end, we raised more than $90,000. Proceeds went towards ORFJ’s 2019-2020 Scholarship Program.
MORE COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Thank you to the various businesses and organizations who have generously contributed to our organization through a variety of fundraising initiatives and community partnership opportunites.