Children’s Harbor Annual Winterfest Boat Parade Dinner Raises More Than $80,000

Guest dined at the Grateful Palate to support children in the foster care system

Children’s Harbor hosted its 20th Annual Winterfest Boat Parade Dinner and raised more than $80,000 for children in the foster care system.

“The Winterfest Boat Parade is such a special event that has become a tradition during the holiday season and one that we look forward to every year,” said Tiffani Dhooge, CEO of Children’s Harbor. “It is so special to have all of our harbor keepers together in one place, celebrating each other and the amazing work that we are able to accomplish each year because of their support. We thank our guests and sponsors for making such a wonderful evening possible.”

Guests at the sold-out dinner enjoyed a perfect boat parade experience. During the event, Erika Royal of Holland & Knight was presented with the Harbor Light Award for her unwavering dedication and service to Children’s Harbor.

Sponsors of the night included KEMET Electronics, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Century Management, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Delta Dental, Sunshine Health, Florida Blue, MetLife, Mercer, Eagle Painting, Calvin Giordano & Associates, Inc., Cigna and Minto Communities USA.

About Children’s Harbor

Established in 1996, Children’s Harbor is a nationally accredited nonprofit agency with a mission to provide a safe harbor and support to at risk children, youth, and families-keeping brothers and sisters together, strengthening families, and guiding youth towards independence.

Children’s Harbor provides therapeutic, academic, and life skills services to improve the lives of children, youth, and families across Broward County.  On our main campus in Pembroke Pines, Children’s Harbor provides nurturing, family group homes for 24 siblings and 12 pregnant/parenting teens in the foster care system. And on the Howard C. Forman Campus, an extraordinary collaboration between Children’s Harbor, benefactors Ashley and Ed Brown and their nonprofit, Selfless Love Foundation, ChildNet, and the City of Pembroke Pines, has created Brown’s Harbor, a supportive housing program for former foster youth, ages 18 – 23.  Visit to learn more.