This distinguished event offered the firm’s vast network of top-level business professionals in South Florida a unique opportunity to enjoy a tropical evening of fun while participating in an unforgettable night of poker. Held at the Hyatt Centric Fort Lauderdale, guests were greeted with cocktails, live entertainment, and a dinner reception featuring Cuban-inspired food stations, culminating in a fun-filled, high-stakes poker tournament. This year’s Havana Nights event raised over $2 million for deserving nonprofit charities throughout the region.
“This is incredible,” said Stephanie Seibel, chief executive officer at Achievement Centers. “The people on our boards are so willing to jump in and help. People are there for the right reasons.” Seibel highlighted the event as their single largest source of private-sector donations.
“We came up with the concept in 2012 because we sensed that people were getting tired of all the black-tie galas, and we wanted to do something memorable. We created a charity poker tournament, and the team has made it spectacular,” Julien said. “The real pay-off comes when we get to see the good works that result from what we raised. A lot of people need help. We love giving back.”