The Eighth Annual Charity Giveback Social

outdoor scene at the 2024 summit

The 2024 Exit Planning Summit in Marco Island, Florida, was a culmination of education, networking, and philanthropy. At the heart of the event was the Charity Giveback Social, where attendees came together to support the Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Let's look at how this year's Summit made a difference in the lives of children in need. 


Event Details

Hosted by Strazzeri Mancini LLP and The Founders Group, the eighth annual Charity Giveback Social was a highlight of the 2024 Summit. Attendees participated in both silent and live auctions, enjoyed appetizers, drinks, and live music while generously contributing to the cause.  

The success of the Charity Giveback Social was made possible by the active involvement and support of the Summit attendees, sponsors, and partners, highlighting the power of community-driven initiatives. 

Highlights from the Auction 

The auction featured a diverse array of items generously donated by sponsors and attendees. Notable items included a week-long stay at a condominium in Hawaii, auctioned off by Joe Strazzeri, Orange County & San Diego Chapter President and 2023 Exit Planner of the Year. Congratulations to the winners Steph Thiel and Don Settina! 

The silent auction also offered opportunities to bid on luxury getaways, experiences, event tickets, jewelry, art, wine & spirits, sports memorabilia, accessories, entertainment items, and more unique offerings. Several items garnered significant attention, especially the vacation to a Private Villa in Tuscany, Italy for 6, a stay for 6 in a Private Villa in the British Virgin Islands, and tickets and accommodations for the 2024 Country Music Awards!  These notable bids reflect the generosity and enthusiasm of Summit attendees. 

Recognition and Appreciation 

We extend our deepest gratitude to all who attended the Charity Giveback Social and contributed to its success. Special thanks to our hosts, Strazzeri Mancini LLP and The Founders Group, for their continued support and dedication. 

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the generosity of our sponsors, donors, and auction participants. A special shoutout to Don Settina, Frank Fantozzi and Katherine Morosani for their generosity. Your contributions have a direct and meaningful influence on Nicklaus Children's Hospital. 

Marc Kaplan, the Senior Director of Development at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, expressed his gratitude, saying "THIS IS SO AMAZING and the money raised will truly make a HUGE impact! I really cannot say THANK YOU enough for allowing us to be the recipients." 

Impact on the Nicklaus Children's Hospital 

The funds raised will support the hospital's mission to provide premier pediatric care to every child who needs it. With nearly $2.7 million needed daily to operate the hospital, every dollar makes a difference. Your support ensures that all children, regardless of their medical insurance status, receive the care they deserve. 

If you’re interested in getting involved check out the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation website. 

Looking Forward 

As we reflect on the success of the 2024 Exit Planning Summit Charity Giveback, we are inspired by the tremendous impact our community has made. We look forward to future events and opportunities to continue giving back and making a difference in the lives of those in need. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Summit. Your generosity, compassion, and commitment to philanthropy are truly commendable. Together, we are making the world a better place for children and families in need. 

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