American National Bank is pleased to announce that its Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, Amy Mahaney, has been selected by the March of Dimes as one of their 2022 Women of Distinction.
Ms. Mahaney has a long track record of giving personally of her time and resources to causes in our community. This includes volunteering her time to Sheridan House Family Ministries, an organization devoted to housing, education and helping single mothers and at-risk children, where Ms. Mahaney serves as Chairman of the Board, Finance Committee Member, fundraiser, and regular volunteer. She is the first female Chairman of the Board in the non-profit’s 54-year history. Ms. Mahaney also volunteers her time to support Taylor’s Closet and StrikeForce 421’s inaugural “Giving Circle”. She is a graduate of Lifework Leadership and Class 29 of Leadership Broward.
In its 27th year, this annual event highlights women leaders who have made significant achievements professionally and as community stewards, while raising awareness for the March of Dimes mission to support medical research, education programs, and advocacy for Healthy Moms, Strong Babies; which helps pave the way for a brighter future.
Honorees were selected by a committee of past recipients and distinguished women leaders who reviewed applications from women who work in nonprofits, companies, universities and other organizations throughout the tri-county area. Since its inception in 1996, more than 270 South Florida women have been named Women of Distinction, including American National Bank President and CEO Ginger Martin.
Ms. Mahaney and the other honorees were celebrated during the Women of Distinction Luncheon on November 18 at the Signature Grand in Davie.
HOPE South Florida celebrated its 25th Anniversary of providing HOPE to the hopeless and homes to the homeless with a luncheon on November 4 at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center. American National Bank was a sponsor for the event and President and CEO Ginger Martin was an Honoree.
Dr. Fred Scarbrough founded the non-profit organization which benefits children, families and veterans experiencing homelessness by providing access to safe, decent affordable housing. If you would also like to support HOPE South Florida, please visit www.hopesouthflorida.org.
American National Bank will be helping collect food donations for the The Pantry of Broward, Inc.’s Thanksgiving Food Drive. Donations will be helping low-income seniors 60 years old and older and grandparents of any age raising their grandchildren.
If you would like to contribute, there is a box to collect donations in the Bank’s lobby. We will provide all donations to The Pantry by November 10.
American National Bank is once again a concert series sponsor for Gold Coast Jazz Society as they kick off their 2022-2023 season, its 31st year of presenting the finest jazz to the Broward County community.
A great lineup of jazz artists are scheduled for the upcoming season, including the Chuchito Valdés Quartet, the Emmet Cohen Trio, the Shelly Berg Trio, the Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet, Stacy Kent, the Jeff Hamilton Trio and the Frank Derrick Big Band. This year’s concerts occur monthly from November 9 through May 10 and will take place at the Amaturo Theater of the Broward Center of the Performing Arts.
The JA Circle of Wise Women Rosé Soirée event last week raised $110,000 for Junior Achievement of South Florida (JA) programs. In its 5th year, the event included sharing of JA students’ inspirational journeys, awarding of the Lorraine I. Thomas Girls Scholarships, and pinning of 18 new Circle of Wise Women members. American National Bank President and CEO Ginger Martin and Vice President Pamela Dalton are two of the 175 current members.
JA delivers over 20 unique programs to nearly 70,000 students in classrooms throughout Broward and south Palm Beach counties and at JA World Huizenga Center on the Broward College North Campus, training the next generation of business leaders, employees and consumers by educating students about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness. JA has served more than 1,000,000 students since its inception in 1959. The JA Circle of Wise Women was founded in 2009 with 10 founding members and has grown to 181.
If you would like more information on how you can support Junior Achievement or join the JA Circle of Wise Women, please visit www.JASouthFlorida.org.
American National Bank team members Ashley House and Janet McCormick volunteered to fill backpacks with school supplies for the United Way of Broward County Backpack Event benefitting local families of active military and Veterans as a thank you for their service. More than 350 backpacks were stuffed and distributed so these military and Veteran families can start the 2022-2023 school year off right with everything they may need.
For more information on how you can support the efforts of United Way of Broward County, please visit www.unitedwaybroward.org.
Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick (SSL) Foundation celebrated its 10-year anniversary on August 25 with their 2022 Scholarship Award Ceremony at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale. Eight deserving women in our community received Heidi Dennis Wonder Women Scholarships to attend Broward College (7 students) and FAU (1 student). A total of $24,000 was awarded by the foundation. American National Bank contributed $1,500 towards the worthwhile cause. SSL also matched each student with a mentor for one year through the SSL LIFT (Leaders Inspiring Future Trailblazers) Mentorship Program.
SSL’s mission is to empower women and children from all walks of life to be resilient, self-confident and purposeful leaders, through education, mentorship and community outreach. For more information on how you can support the efforts of SSL, please visit www.sslwomen.org.