debbie banks and sigrif mccrawley heart gallery of broward event 2021 February 25, 2021 4:23 pm

Hi! I have something very special to share with you today. Last Thursday evening, Lago Mar was the Title Sponsor for The Heart Gallery of Broward Event, to benefit the hardest to place foster children in our community. I am a Board Member and our mission is to find forever homes for foster kids who are over the age of eight, siblings who want be adopted together, and kids with medical issues.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we could not have our Fall Event, “Eat Your Heart Out” at the Galleria, which attracts over 400 attendees and brings in close to $70,000. This year, our board decided to have a more intimate event and honor someone in our community and that’s how the event, Heart Gallery of Broward Honoring Sigrid McCawley, came to be.

Right away, I knew Sigrid McCawley was the right person to be our honoree. Sigrid is a beautiful lady on the inside and the outside. She is also a brilliant lawyer. Most of all, she has one of the hugest hearts of anyone I have met. She has worked tirelessly for years now representing Jeff Epstein’s victims and has done this amazing job pro bono. She also sits on the Board for ChildNet so Foster Kids are near and dear to her heart. I was worried that she might be too busy to be our Honoree but Sigrid immediately said yes! Of course, she did. She is truly incredible. Not only does she work so hard for what she believes in, but she is a wonderful mom to four kids and a great wife.

When she was addressing the attendees at our event, everyone’s eyes and ears were so focused on her – she captivated every single guest and we raised over $100,000 to help the foster children in our community. What a beautiful evening and a huge thank you to Stephanie Toothaker, our Honoree Host, who is also a very strong, beautiful, bright lady. Next year she will be the first woman to serve as Commodore of Lauderdale Yacht Club. She and Sigrid have been best friends since law school.

It was such a spectacular evening celebrating strong women while raising more money than we thought possible, all to benefit these children.

I hope you enjoy the pictures I have included and if you would like to get involved in this amazing cause, please reach out! My email is


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