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.


2015 Board of Directors:

President: Maria O'Neill

Vice President: Karyn Greep

Past President: Laura Minor

Corresponding Secretary: Tammy Berger

Recording Secretary: Beth Leahy

Treasurer: Susie Petrillo

Assistant Treasurer: Kacey Roder

Membership: Amy Daly

Assistant Membership: Heather Shaw

Nominating: Lynne Rizzo

Director: Julie Tolar

Director: Heather Carroll

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
Tammy Berger
Mary Beth Boehm
Ramy Boorom
Anne Branan
Kathie Brennan
Kirsten Brown
Lynn Buhler
Cheramie Burgess
Liz Caldwell
Heather Carroll
Amy Daly
Melissa DeMayo
Tiffani Dhooge
Pat Doering
Sabrina Farmer

Christine Fingado

Lisa Friesecke
Leah Gernert
Maria Gertz
Faith Gladding
Ann Marie Glazer
Karyn Greep
Cindy Harkins
Valerie Harvey
Jeannie Hudson
Beth Leahy
Suzanne McCawley
Laura Minor
Maria O'Neill
Stephanie Pasarin
Susie Petrillo

Kristi Puente

Suzanne Revis
Judy Richardson
Lynne Rizzo
Kacey Roder
Calla Scully
Shelley Senecal
Heather Shaw
Jennifer Brafman Staffen
Melissa Tilbrook
Julie Tolar
Itzamar Venegas
Theresa McCauley   Wahl
Jennifer Yevoli
Tricia Young

The Charity Guild Members ~ 2015:

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

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Play Among The Stars
Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015
Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six