FORT LAUDERDALEOn Friday, Broward’s top community and business leaders will don aprons to serve as “celebrity waiters” at the 14th Annual Breakfast for Champions of the Homeless event, hosted by the Broward Partnership and the Downtown Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

More than 200 guests are expected to attend this popular power breakfast, where celebrity waiters aim to dazzle with their table decorating and serving skills and compete to earn the most “tips” to benefit the Broward Partnership.

This year’s roster of celebrity waiters includes Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler and his wife Susan, City of Fort Lauderdale Commissioners Robert McKinzie, Bruce Roberts, Romney Rogers and Dean Trantalis, Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca and his wife Eileen, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel and his wife Susan, and community leaders Jaye and Tony Abbate, David Armstrong, John Benz, Bob Birdsong, Darran Blake, Elliott P. Borkson, Gale Butler, Keith Costello, Heiko Dobrikow, Jim Ellis, Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, Gloria Fernandez, Calvin Glidewell, Kenneth Gordon, Jonathan Keith, Jean McIntyre, Dev and Ramola Motwani, Howard Schumacher, Cathy Stutin, Stephen K. Tilbrook, Michael D. Wild and Lynne Wines.

The 14th Annual Breakfast for Champions event is made possible through the support of its sponsors, the Leo Goodwin Foundation, AT&T, Charlene Bender, Brian Foss & Dennis Fruitt, Gordon Food Service (GFS), the International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Pierson Grant Public Relations, Publix Super Markets and the Sun Sentinel.

 Proceeds from the event will assist the Broward Partnership in operating the 230-bed Central Homeless Assistance Center on the Huizenga Campus, which serves more than 1,200 homeless men, women and children each year. In addition to safe shelter and nutritious meals, the Broward Partnership offers wrap-around case management and comprehensive services, such as medical and dental care, behavioral health, workforce development, family therapy and others that assist the homeless in reacquiring health, housing and employment as quickly as possible. For more information, visit