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.


2014 Board of Directors:

President: Laura Minor

Vice President: Maria O'Neill

Past President: Heather Carroll

Corresponding Secretary: Ann Marie Glazer

Recording Secretary: Julie Tolar

Treasurer: Susie Petrillo

Assistant Treasurer: Cindy Harkins

Membership: : Shelley Senecal

Assistant Membership: Amy Daly

Nominating: Suzanne McCawley

Director: Tammy Berger

Director: Pat Doering

Privileged Representative: Joni Routman

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.


Lisa Arnold
Mary Beth Boehm
Ramy Boorom
Maria Boykin
Anne Branan
Kathie Brennan
Kirsten Brown
Cheramie Burgess
Liz Caldwell
Chrysti Cassel
Melissa DeMayo
Sabrina Farmer
Christine Fingado

Lisa Friesecke

Leah Gernert
Karyn Greep
Valerie Harvey
Jeannie Hudson
Beth Leahy
Brooke Lochrie
Giselle Loor
Amy Mergler
Lynda Moore
Stephanie Pasarin
Kristi Puente
Judy Richardson

Lynne Rizzo

Kacey Roder
Barbara Ryan
Calla Scully
Heather Shaw
Jennifer Brafman
Melissa Tilbrook
Itzamar Venegas
Jennifer Yevoli
Tricia Young

The Charity Guild Members ~ 2014:

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.
Fall Luncheon

Saturday, November 8, 2014
7pm to 11pm

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