4th Annual Sheriff’s Cup Golf Tournament

golf_logoMark your calendars for the 4th Annual Sheriff’s Cup Golf Tournament at the magnificent Weston Hills Country Club on Monday, April 13, 2015.

The Sheriff’s Cup Golf Tournament  was introduced by the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) in 2012. Billed as the “3 C’s” (camaraderie, competition & charity) the tournament raises funds for the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County. Money raised will benefit not-for-profit community programs focusing on public safety, education, prevention and awareness initiatives. Continue reading

Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County Provides Grant For “Choose Peace Books” To Benefit After School @ Your Library

Sheriff's Foundation With United Way Books for Peace 8 27 14 #1 xyzH. Drew Romanovitz, Esq., Chairman of the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County, welcomed Kathleen Cannon, CEO United Way of Broward County and Karen G. Williams, Program Manager of After School @ Your Library at Broward County Library to his home to make a presentation of a very special grant of $6,000!  It was the perfect way to begin the 5thAnnual Peace Week, which is overseen by United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse and is a week devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of a peaceful society for children and families in Broward County.

“We were thrilled when we got the message that the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County was going to support our Choose Peace Books After School Project,” said Kathleen Cannon, President & CEO of United Way of Broward County.  “Not only does the grant provide us with much needed funds, but it is a testimony that leading members of the community recognize the core values that our program exemplifies.”  The grant was made possible through a special donation from Mr. Bernie Peck, a Member of the Board of Directors of the Sheriff’s Foundation. Continue reading

Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County Receives Bequest From The Estate of Stephen R. Deutel

Sheriff's-Foundation-DeutelH. Drew Romanovitz, Esq. Chairman of the Board of the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County, was one of several people contacted about the possibility of being the recipient of a $200,000+ bequest from the estate of retired Miramar Police officer Stephen R. Deutel. He had succumbed to cancer in November 2013 and he wanted to make sure that a portion of his estate was used to help the families of fallen law-enforcement officers throughout Broward County. Following his death, his Executor, Stanford Paul and attorney, Harvey Matell, Esq. began to reach out to various non-profit organizations to find the best recipient.

“We had several conversations, as there were very definite guidelines as to how the money was to be used,” Drew noted. “In the end, Mr. Paul and Mr. Matell felt that the Sheriff’s Foundation could be the best administrators of the funds, capable of carrying out Mr. Deutel’s wishes. Actually, Deutel’s goals and our Foundation’s are similar in many ways,” Drew added. Continue reading

Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County Sponsored Summer Social To Jump-Start 4th Annual Sheriff’s Cup Golf Tournament

With their recent super-successful 3rd Annual Sheriff’s Cup Golf Tournament behind them, H. Drew Romanovitz, Esq. Chairman of the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County, and his wife Sandy, recently hosted a Summer Social at their waterfront home, The Historic Needham Estate. Guests enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres, live music, an open bar, and the camaraderie of close to 100 people who shared a common commitment to the mission of the Foundation; providing moral and financial support to families of those who lost their lives in the line of duty.

The main purpose of the event was to thank the sponsors who helped make the 3rd Annual Golf Tournament successful, and to secure new sponsors for next year’s 4th Annual Sheriff’s Cup. The social accomplished both!

Lt. Robert Furman, who is once again Co-chairing the Tournament, along with Tim Langelier and Captain Kevin Granville; was on hand to encourage prospective sponsors into making a commitment. He announced that a half-dozen attendees expressed interest in becoming a sponsor. Billed as the “3 C’s”; camaraderie, competition & charity, the tournament raises funds for the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County (SFBC). Continue reading

Summertime Cocktails on the New River

The Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County Board of Directors would like to thank our business partners who have given back and supported the Foundation’s mission by participating in the annual Sheriff’s Cup Golf Tournament. We wish to extend this invitation to future partners who share our passion for supporting community programs. Billed as the “3 C’s” (Camaraderie, Competition and Charity), the tournament is the Foundation’s largest fundraiser supporting local, not-for-profit community programs focusing on public safety, education, prevention and awareness initiatives.

To register, please fill out the form below.

To download the invitation click here.

SFBC Hosted Sheriff Scott Israel’s BSO Employee Appreciation Picnic

Hundreds of employees of the Broward Sheriff’s Office and their immediate families converged on Robbins Park in Davie recently for Sheriff Scott Israel’s BSO Employee Appreciation Picnic… It was a picture-perfect day, which helped insure a truly memorable event for adults and children!  The  picnic was hosted by the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County!

“It was obvious that everyone was having a grand time, being with colleagues and family members in what can only be described as an old-fashioned, home style picnic,” said Drew Romanovitz, Board Chair of the Sheriff’s Foundation..  There was great food, six bounce houses, a hay-ride wagon, paintball, a petting farm and numerous demonstrations, such as the K9 and ERT demonstrations.  One of the most popular booths was the Dunk Tank, where people had the opportunity to dunk their favorite firefighter or BSO deputy in a water tank. The pulsating music, mixed by a very talented DJ, kept the energy going and laughter filled the air!”

The event was made possible by more than a dozen sponsors and underwriters, including MetLife, Anidjar & Levine, Broward Health, Festival Flea Market, Teamsters Local 769, Forts, BX Burger Zone, Air Innovations, Rejuvenate and Rick Case.  The food was catered by DelVecchio’s Restaurant.

Sheriff Israel told his staff how much he appreciated them… and all they do.  Midway during the picnic, Drew Romanovitz along with the Sheriff and Ira Goldberg presented special awards of appreciation to the sponsors. These included MetLife, Anidjar & Levine, BX Burger Zone, DelVecchios Pizzeria, Broward Health, Air Innovations, Festival Flea Market, Rejuvenate, Forts, Teamsters Local 769 and Rick Case.

Special thanks were extended to Captain Ira Goldberg, who was in charge of organizing the BSO Employee family picnic. He worked along with some BSO employees Stephen Greenberger, Norma McGraw, Karla Sobenes-Desme and Captain Jan Jordan to name but a few, who helped insure the success of the event.

Photography by Kevin Lane.

Year End Festivities

A Sheriff's Foundation Year End Dinner #1On Tuesday December 17, 2013 the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County celebrated their Year End festivities at the Trata Greek Tavernier in Las Olas Florida.  The Sheriff’s Foundation Board of Directors enjoyed a great menu selection the great owner at the Trata Greek Tavernier.  Selections included fillet Mignon, Lamb Chops, Trata Signature Style Shrimp, and Scallops Sautéed.

Sheriff Scott Israel and his lovely wife Susan joined the Sheriff’s Foundation Board of Directors wishing them a great New Year for 2014.  The Sheriff’s Foundation is a 501C3 and is a separate organization from the Sheriff’s Office.  The Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County was established in 1999 and has been an instrumental partner with the Broward Sheriff’s Office and as well other community based organization address issues out of the scope of law enforcement.


Sheriff Scott Israel Was Special Guest At Winterfest Boat Parade Party

A SFBC Winterfest Boat Parade #1You’d be hard pressed to have found a better place to watch the Winterfest Boat Parade than at the historic Needham Estate, built in 1925 along the banks of the New River and designed by famed architect Francis Abreau.  Guests were dazzled by the elaborate and festive holiday decorations both inside and outside.  The two-story Needham Estate is the current home of the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward’s Board Chair, Drew Romanovitz and his wife Sandy.  This year, Drew and Sandy opened their home to the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County for a Winterfest themed “Friendraiser”.

In addition to members of the Sheriff’s Foundation, Drew and Sandy invited members of the Royal Dames and Royal Knights of Cancer Research, an organization they are both active in.

Soon after the last boat glided by, Sheriff Scott Israel arrive after having been one of the Boat Parade judges at the nearby Riverside Hotel.  He and his wife Susan spent the next hour enjoying visiting with those in attendance.

BSO’s Annual Shop with the Sheriff

On December 13, 2013, Sheriff Scott Israel had the privilege of participating in BSO’s annual ‘Shop with the Sheriff’ event that took place at Wal-Mart inLauderdale Lakes. Less fortunate children from all across Broward County were treated to a special shopping spree to buy gifts for their friends and families. Sheriff Israel added, “It was truly heartwarming to see the smiles on these children’s faces. I want to thank the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County for sponsoring this wonderful event. Each year, the Youth and Neighborhood Services Division and our School Resource Deputies do an outstanding job on this event. Their work ensures the holidays are a joyous time for those who may be less fortunate than others”.

Photo: Junior Augustave, 13, a 7th grader at Lauderdale Lakes Middle. (photo by Susan Stocker /Sun-Sentinel)

SFBC Purchased a B.E.A.R.C.A.T. Vehicle

bearcatThe Board recently approved the purchase of the Lenco Ballistic Engineered Armored Response (B.E.A.R.C.A.T.) vehicle, at a cost of $303,454.00,  A few days ago, the Board attended a ceremony where we turned over the keys to the vehicle, which will be used by the SWAT Team to respond to the most dangerous calls for services throughout the County.  It was one of close to a dozen contributions we made in 2013.

In the photograph: Robert Pusins-Executive Director Dept. Community Services, Captain Edward Grant, Nelson Velez –BSO Community Affairs Liaison, Nugene Harvey Jr (behind Nelson), Ken Haiko, Drew Romanovitz, Chairman of the Foundation, Ralph Page, Frank Krauser (Behind Ralph), Alan Levy, Ted Adcock (behind Alan), Juan Carlos Arias, Milton Jones (behind Juan Carlos), Major DiMaggio, Deputy James Engle. (Photo by Kevin Lane)