8th Annual Ghost Light Society Soirée Raises More Than $107,000


Funds to benefit the Broward Center’s Arts-in-Education Programs

Randall and Kelly Vitale, Robert and Brooke Lochrie, Sarah and Kelley Shanley

The Ghost Light Society, the young professionals’ group of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, raised more than $107,000 at its 8th Annual Ghost Light Society Soirée: Cirque du Soirée, making it the group’s most successful fundraiser to date to support the Broward Center’s arts-in-education programs. Nearly 250 members, sponsors and guests gathered on the stage of the iconic Parker Playhouse for the cirque-themed event, which included live entertainment provided by Cirque Dreams, a tantalizing array of food, premium open bar, dancing and more.

“Our annual Ghost Light Soirée is one of the most anticipated events of the year,” said Michael Lessne of Broad & Cassel, one of the event co-chairs. “We not only have fun at the event, we have fun planning it, too. Thanks to the hard work of our host committee, we were able to raise an unprecedented amount of funds and record another sold-out Soirée.”

The 8th annual Soirée was made possible through the support of Platinum Sponsors Akerman LLP, Broad & Cassel, Memorial Healthcare System and Ultimate Software, as well as several generous Gold, Silver and In-Kind sponsors.

“We are tremendously grateful to our sponsors and all who attended,” said event co-chair Jeffrey Fauer of Tripp Scott. “The funds raised will enhance the Broward Center’s incredible arts-in-education programs that continue to have a lasting impact for more than 150,000 students in Broward County each year.”

Since 2009, the Ghost Light Society has raised more than $600,000 to support the Broward Center’s arts-in-education programs through memberships and unique events targeted to professionals ages 25-45. For more information, visit www.ghostlightsociety.org.

About Ghost Light Society

The Ghost Light Society was founded in 2009 to engage and inspire a new generation of patrons to take an active role in promoting, celebrating and supporting the performing arts. The organization is composed primarily of professionals between the ages of 25–45 who enjoy a variety of exclusive benefits for members, including access to pre-sale tickets, pre-show cocktail receptions, networking events and behind-the-scenes opportunities throughout the year. All dollars raised by the Ghost Light Society support the Broward Center’s wide variety of arts-in-education programs that serve more than 150,000 students in Broward County each year. For more information, visit www.ghostlightsociety.com or email ghostlight@browardcenter.org.

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