Michael Goodman, one of Broward’s leading publicists and a well-known civic activist in South Florida’s LGBT community, will be honored Saturday at a Art and Culture Center / Hollywood benefit.
“This year’s fundraiser will recognize Michael Goodman, founder of Goodman Public Relations, for his unrelenting efforts to serve the South Florida community, especially the arts,” according to a center news release for Hot Havana Nights, an annual fundraiser being held this year at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood gallery.
In addition to the Art and Culture Center, Goodman has long contributed to LGBT and HIV/AIDS nonprofits throughout Broward including the Pride Center in Wilton Manors, Broward House, ArtServe and Poverello Center.
His company’s commercial clients include Tri-Rail and South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, Simon property group, Galleria Fort Lauderdale and WP Glimcher retail real estate investment trust.
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Here’s the complete news release:
The Art and Culture Center / Hollywood invites you to experience its Eighth Annual Hot Hollywood Glam fundraiser, “Hot Havana Nights” on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Center’s gallery on 1650 Harrison St., in Hollywood.
“Hot Havana Nights” will transform the Center’s contemporary art galleries and whisk guests away to a Havana Night Club circa the 1950’s. The annual soiree will feature a full bar, creative foods, music, Showgirls, Latin dance performances, espresso station, and a selection of classic cars similar to those found in Havana. Guests can also bid on great prizes such as hotel stays, restaurant certificates and more in our silent auction.
"I'm honored to chair Hot Hollywood Glam for the eighth year to help raise funds for the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood,” said Gerard Llorente Nadeau, Event Chair of Hot Hollywood Glam. “This year, with the theme being Hot Havana Nights, guests will have the opportunity to dress up as if they were going to a Havana Night Club, have some great food, drink Cuba Libre or champagne and enjoy some great music and dance, all while raising funds for an organization that is so important to our community."
This year’s fundraiser will recognize Michael Goodman, founder of Goodman Public Relations, for his unrelenting efforts to serve the South Florida community, especially the arts. Michael has served on the board of the Art and Culture Center / Hollywood since 2006 and is currently an honorary member.
Sponsors to date include the following:
‘Plata’ Sponsors: Becker & Poliakoff/Alan Koslow; Diplomat Resort & Spa/Ed Walls; Florida Power & Light/Ben Wesley; Kofsky, Hartman & Weinger/Misty Weinger; and Gallery 2014/Elizabeth Sanjuan and Ken Brown.
‘Bronce’ Sponsors: Hon. Sandra Coleman and Paul Hancock; Equity Insurance Underwriters/Jacquelyn and John Stengel; Hon. Sue Gunzburger; Hollywood Beach Golf Resort/Jim and Josh McCumber; John Mabry – In Memory of Josephine Mabry; Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort/Cate Farmer; and NV5/Dickerson Wright.
Event Sponsors: Cobra Joe Productions; Conceptoscar; CORT Event Furnishings; Edible Arrangements; Galleria Farms; Mardi Gras Casino; PR Pageant Coaches; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; Southern Wine and Spirits; VK Dance Center; and Vienna Coffee.
Event Chair is Gerard Nadeau. Dress for the night is Tropicana Chic.
Tickets are $115 in advance and $125 at the door. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information call 954-921-3274 or visit http://artandculturecenter.org/hot-hollywood-glam-2016.
If you go
▪ What: Hot Havana Nights to benefit the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
▪ Where: The Art and Culture Center / Hollywood gallery, 1650 Harrison St., Hollywood
▪ When: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016
▪ How much: Individual tickets are $115 in advance, $125 at door
▪ More information: Call 954-921-3274 or at the Art and Culture Center website.