DECEMBER 6, 2019
3 – 9 p.m. Art Miami + CONTEXT with the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Trip includes bus transportation and admittance fee. RSVP to Holly at (954) 921-3274, x 233.
JANUARY 6, 2020
6 – 8 p.m. “Black and White: A Night At The Museum”
Cocktails, tapas, entertainment, and special exhibition tours of Happy! and I Paint My Reality: Surrealism in Latin America with NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale Director Bonnie Clearwater.
JANUARY 16, 2020
5:30 – 7 p.m. Prospective Member/New Member Gathering Enjoy wine and cheese at the home of Les Weil and Jodi Peck. Invite a friend to meet FAB! and become an individual or corporate member.
JANUARY 25, 2020
1:30 – 4 p.m. FAB! FUN – Miami City Ballet dress rehearsal for the Company premier of “I’m Old Fashioned,” a tribute to the Golden Age of Hollywood, at BCPA.
FEBRUARY 11, 2020
Noon – 2 p.m. Enjoy lunch and a private art collection tour at the home of Bonnie Barnett. Limited attendance and Valet Parking.
FEBRUARY 25, 2020
6 – 8 p.m. Mardi Gras Cocktail Party at the Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club.
MARCH 10, 2020
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. FAB! Spring Luncheon – Dance program discussion and entertainment at BCPA.
* FAB!’s Spring and Fall Luncheons and Evening Program plus the annual Grant Awards Reception are open to the public. All other FAB! Fun events are exclusively for FAB! members and their guests. Member invitations are sent four weeks prior to the event. Join FAB! and enjoy all our great events!
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Funding a New Generation of Creativity and Culture
Carolyn Lee, President
Welcome back to a thrilling fall season of FAB! fun and arts experiences. This year promises some wonderful new adventures in addition to our member favorites.
And, also, just like that… our new grants cycle season is here! The call to creativity is out and FAB! is encouraging you – our next generation of nonprofit leaders and champions of the arts – to apply for one of our 2021 grants. I’m pleased to announce that, last year, we created an additional grants tier to inspire small and emerging arts organizations, often the breeding ground for new and innovative programs, to apply. This year, we reduced the requirement for the organization to have been a non-profit for a minimum of three years to just one year. The new tier will award a grant from $2,000 to $5,000 for eligible organizations. Applications are now open at www.fundingartsbroward.org/grants with a deadline to apply for consideration of January 24, 2020.
Because of you, our members, we’ve awarded over $3.3 million to numerous culturally enriching arts organizations. This is the payoff for the culmination of our yearlong membership drives – it’s why we’re here. As we head into the new season with the highest membership level in FAB! history, I can only thank you for your support in helping to preserve and cultivate the arts in Broward County.
Please help spread the grants good word. Eligibility requirements for FAB! 2021 Grants can be found at www.fundingartsbroward.org and questions about the application process can be directed to
Click below to see member Jodi Peck’s video of why she gives to the FAB! Visionary Fund. Contributions allow us to access professional services, streamline our infrastructure and conduct outreach to more members – all necessary to continue our role as a power in supporting the arts!
FAB! Fun – “Who Goes First,” An Island City Stage Presentation
FAB! members and guests enjoyed a celebration of the arts at our Fall Luncheon held on October 15 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. After a brief state of the arts presentation, special guest speaker Martin Childers, managing director of Island City Stage, an organization creating quality theatrical experiences that focus on the LGBTQ community but have a heart and soul that is truly universal, gave an engaging presentation. As part of the program, guests enjoyed a performance of “Who Goes First” as presented by the talented company players.
Board Spotlight – Gems About Jane Caragher, Board Member Outreach Chair
FAB!’s member outreach chair extraordinaire is Jane Caragher and we’re proud to have her at the forefront of our organization sharing her talent.
Did you know…
Jane possesses an admirable and lauded career in sales and marketing. In fact, her powers of persuasiveness are so great that one can only question why the Eskimos have so much ice!
Since becoming a member five years ago, FAB! has been her passion project.
“I love contributing to the arts scene in Broward County,” said Jane. “And, not only do I value the opportunity to support the arts through FAB!, I’ve also had the good fortune to meet the most wonderful folks.”
The Master Chorale of South Florida – Concerts in the Key of Stellar
The Master Chorale, comprised of 130 tri-county select singers, is the premiere symphonic chorus in South Florida. Its concerts range from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 to Handel’s Messiah to Broadway classics. In addition to presenting its own concert series, the Master Chorale performs with visiting guest artists and ensembles, including Kristen Chenowith and Andréa Bocelli.
“FAB! is, indeed, a fabulous organization. Their vision and mission tells us they ‘get it’ – they understand that government grants are not sufficient to support and grow local cultural institutions,” said Brett Karlin, artistic director. “We are extraordinarily grateful to receive financial support from FAB! members, who live here and are passionate about strengthening the cultural fabric of their own community.”
Don’t miss the Chorale’s first annual Holiday Soiree (a night of holiday music and merriment at the Tower Club) on December 14, Beethoven’s beloved Symphony No. 9 (“Ode to Joy”) on February 26 and Mendelssohn’s masterpiece Elijah on May 1 and 3.
Meet Kat Sierra, FAB!’s New Administrator
Please welcome Kat Sierra to the FAB! family as our new administrator. Kat brings over 20 years of art, photography and design experience to us. Originally from New York City, she moved here to pursue a degree in fine art from FAU in 1999, and, since then, has called both New York and South Florida home. Kat started her creative career in photography working for the award-winning Tiffany Photographic Studio and has served as an executive administrator for the Marian Holden Theatre & Drama Workshop Inc., a nonprofit organization committed to gifting youth with an arts education, in Rahway, New Jersey.