Music of Motown
(l to r) Mr. Tim Hogans, Project Director, Development Gridliance, a NextEra Energy Transmission Company and Board Chair of the Urban League of Broward County, PRESENTING SPONSOR, Ms. Juliet Murphy Roulac, Director, Broward-Southwest Florida External Affairs and Corporate Philanthropy, FPL, Dr. Germaine Smith Baugh, president and CEO of the Urban League of Broward County

Urban League’s Annual Fundraising Gala, “Music of Motown,” Shines a Spotlight on Community Collaboration and Impact

Broward County, FL. September 11, 2023 – The Urban League of Broward County hosted its highly anticipated annual fundraising Gala, themed Music of Motown at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Saturday, September 9, 2023. The event, presented by Florida Power & Light (FPL) and attended by a record-breaking 700 dedicated supporters, celebrated the organization’s mission to promote economic and social equality through its core pillars of education, entrepreneurship, jobs, justice, housing and health.

The highlight of the evening was the recognition of individuals and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and impactful community service. Walgreens received the prestigious Tripp Scott Diversity Champion Award for their exemplary DEI efforts. Felecia Hatcher received the Margaret Roach Humanitarian Award, presented by JM Family Enterprises, in recognition of her steadfast commitment to championing and elevating small minority and women-owned businesses. Additionally, Cecile Comrie was celebrated for her contributions to youth development and advancement as a National Achievers Society parent, coach and volunteer.

The event’s primary supporters, which included FPL, Broward Health, Fifth Third Bank, Fision, Aetna, AHF, Amazon, BankUnited, City Furniture, JM Family Enterprises, JP Morgan Chase, Office Depot, TD Bank, Third Federal, Tripp Scott and Sunshine Health, were instrumental in ensuring the resounding success of the gala.  “It’s no surprise that through this year’s Motown-themed event, we witnessed the remarkable strength of collaboration,” said Dr. Germaine Smith-Baugh, president and CEO of the Urban League of Broward County. “We are thankful to continue harnessing this collective effort to drive positive change and empower our communities.”

To learn more about the Urban League and to view highlights of the Red Gala, visit the Urban League of Broward County at or @ulbroward on Facebook and Instagram.

About the Urban League of Broward County

The Urban League of Broward County is a not-for-profit organization founded to empower communities and change lives. Its mission is to enable African Americans and others in historically underserved communities to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights. The Urban League’s ADVANCE programs uplift nearly 14,000 people every year through affordable housing initiatives, youth development and diversion, employment and training, entrepreneurship, health, and civic engagement. Learn more about the Urban League of Broward County by visiting or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.


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