Unicorn Children's Foundation Emerald Ball

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

at 6:30 in the evening


Boca West Country Club

20583 Boca West Drive

Boca Raton, FL 33434


Event Chairs: 

Mary Ann & Gregory Fried

Host Committee:

Lori & Rafael Cabrera

Ronda & David Gluck

Cathy & Abdol Moabery

Marie & Frank Occhigrossi


Jay DiPietro, Honoree


Mr. DiPietro has been at the Boca West Country Club as the President / COO / General Manager for 27 years during which time his commitments to several charitable efforts have grown. But Jay will tell you that his true love has been starting and chairing the Club Managers Seminole Region Charity Golf Tournament. The annual gala and golf tournament raises an average of $450,000 every year and has provided millions of dollars to several local charities. $100,000 has been given to Unicorn Children’s Foundation. In addition, Gary Collins, GM of Frenchman’s Creek helped to raise $10,000 for Unicorn Children’s Foundation through the Club Managers Association of America’s, (CMAA): Marathon Golf Event. The $10,000 was earmarked for a specialized “white board” and computers for use in the classroom to enhance Unicorn Village Academy students’ learning experience.

Jay has coordinated relief and aid for the victims of Hurricane Andrew and the earthquakes in Haiti. He has served on the Board of Tri-County Humane Society, National Jewish Hospital, Lynn University and several others. He also chairs the Board of the Club Managers Club Foundation.

Jay is happily married to his beautiful wife, Sharon, and together they have nine children, 24 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and two beautiful 4-legged babies!


Special Thanks to our Sponsors


Imagination Sponsors:

Silvana & Barry Halperin

Genevieve & J.D. Murphy


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Gail Wasserman Lee & Richard W. Lee


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The Unicorn Children's Foundation, is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Since its inception in 1994, Unicorn Children’s Foundation key objective is to provide hope and answers for the families of children affected by neuro-diverse conditions, such as: Autism Spectrum, ADHD, Bipolar, Dyslexia, and other learning adversities. Today, nearly 1 in 6 individuals are currently diagnosed with a neuro-diverse disorder. To date, we have awarded over $3,100,000 to increase awareness of these disorders, establish effective treatment guidelines, and disseminate this information to professionals and parents across the globe.

Some highlights of these initiatives include: 

  • Funding the 211 Special Needs Hotline, the first call for help, that connects families with available resources and service organizations in the community;
  • Helping students develop a passionate interest in an area where they can find success upon completion of high school at the Unicorn Village Academy, a community based life-skills, academic, and career academy for youth with Neurodiversity;
  • Providing free developmental screenings and referrals to support organizations aboard the Unicorn Children’s Foundation Mobile Developmental Clinics in partnership with university experts;
  • Sponsoring educational conferences to educate parents and professionals on evidence based practices;
  • Financing research to identify effective treatments