The Charity Guild of Fort Lauderdale


The Charity Guild is one of the oldest charitable organizations in Fort Lauderdale. We were founded in 1952 by ten women who wanted to help children in need. That is still our mission. We are a dedicated, all volunteer organization with an active membership of 48 woman and a privileged (supporting) membership of more than 60 women. We raise funds for both Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) and Kids in Distress (KID). Over the last twenty years, we have raised more then $2,000,000 for our charities. We have two fundraising events a year – our Spring Luncheon and our Fall Event.


OUR MISSION: To raise funds to provide health care and social services for medically fragile, disadvantaged and emotionally challenged children in Broward County for the Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center and Kids in Distress.


2016 Board of Directors:

President: Karyn Greep

Vice President: Tammy Berger

Corresponding Secretary: Faith Gladding

Recording Secretary: Cindy Harkins

Treasurer: Lynne Rizzo

Assistant Treasurer: Beth Leahy

Membership: Heather Shaw

Assistant Membership: Mary Beth Boehm

Nominating: Suzanne McCawley

Director: Leah Gernert

Director: Shelley Senecal

Privileged Representative: Jane Smith

Past President: Maria O'Neill

Every $1 spent at CDTC in early prevention for developmental delays saves $7 in future intervention.

A child's visit to a CDTC clinic costs $63. That same service at an emergency room could be over $500.        

The average cost of a single juvenile incarceration for one year is over $40,000. 

KID counsels and trains over 5,000 children and their families with complex needs to provide safe and loving homes to their children.


Karyn Greep
Lisa Arnold
Tammy Berger
Mary Beth Boehm
Ramy Boorom
Jennifer Brafman Staffen
Anne Branan
Kathie Brennan
Lynn Buhler
Liz Caldwell
Mary Scott Canada
Veronika Charland
Ellen Fanizzi Dalton
Amy Daly
Melissa DeMayo
Tiffani Dhooge

Pat Doering

Sabrina Farmer
Christine Fingado
Leah Gernert
Maria Gertz
Zoey Given
Faith Gladding
Ann Marie Glazer
Cindy Harkins
Valerie Harvey
Beth Leahy
Ashley Lindsey
Annie Luepker
Karla Lyons
Suzanne McCawley
Laura Minor
Maria O'Neill
Susie Petrillo

Kristi Puente

Suzanne Revis
Judy Richardson
Lynne Rizzo
Kacey Roder
Amanda Routman
Samantha Sarji Calla Scully
Shelley Senecal
Heather Shaw
Jane Smith
Julie Tolar
Itzamar Venegas
Theresa McCauley Wahl
Tricia Young

The Charity Guild Members ~ 2016:

Charity Guild of Fort Lauderdale, P.O. Box 39555, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33339


The Charity Guild of Fort Lauderdale is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization; our federal tax identification number is 65-0109358.  A copy of our official registration and financial information may be obtained by contacting the Florida Division of Consumer Services at 800-435-7352 (provide CH #1124).  Registration with the State of Florida does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.
Spring Luncheon

The Future
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Lauderdale Yacht Club