VIDEO: ‘James Bond’ Event To Support Children’s Advocacy Center at Buescher Estate Raises $125K
By Space Coast Daily // December 9, 2017
Advocacy Center is a safe place for young victims
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Six of Brevard’s leading men assisted the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard to raise funds during the “For Your Eyes Only” James Bond fundraiser at the riverfront estate of Keith and Lila Buescher. Gina Liberto and Alan Zlotorzynski are “On the Town” to bring you all the pageantry.
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE FLORIDA – Six of Brevard’s leading men will donate funds to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard during the “For Your Eyes Only” fundraiser, set for tonight, Dec. 8, at the riverfront estate home of Keith and Lila Buescher.
The spectacular estate home of the Bueschers will be transformed into a “James Bond” themed extravaganza with world-class food, games, Bond look-a-likes and “Bond Girls.”
“We are proud to host this wonderful event to benefit children in need and we are so grateful to all our Bonds for each generously donating funds to this worthy charity,” said Lila Buescher, who is co-chairing the event with Ambika and Ravindran Palaniyandi.
ABOVE VIDEO: Lila Buescher was honored by Space Coast Daily as a Central Florida Humanitarian in 2015.
The Friends of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard is the fundraising and community awareness organization for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard, which serves the entire county and was established in April 1996 as a means to improve our community’s response to child abuse and neglect.
The Advocacy Center is a collaborative effort of the Child Protection Team of Brevard, the Florida Department of Children and Families, the Office of the State Attorney, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and all municipal law enforcement agencies in Brevard.
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard, a program of the Space Coast Health Foundation, is nationally accredited and follows a successful national model that is being replicated around the United States.
The Advocacy Center is a safe place for young victims of abuse, a child-friendly setting where caring professionals peel away the layers of confusion, fear and shame from the girls and boys who have suffered from abuse or neglect. In the fiscal year 2015 there were over 1,730 assessments of child abuse completed at the Advocacy Center.
For event tickets, details and sponsorships contact Delores Spearman at 321-636-5488 or Diane Scott at 321-241-6610. For informational about the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard log on to www.cacbrevard.org
THE “BONDS” INCLUDE:
Tony Hurt, LUTCF
Financial Planner, Investment Advisor
Miller & Hurt Wealth Advisors
Tony has served in the financial services industry since 2000, building long-term relationships with his clients and helping them achieve successful retirements. An Investment Adviser Representative, Tony spends hours educating clients about what types of products and services are available to them in a collaborative effort that increases their knowledge before they make any decisions, never wanting anyone to leave his office “hoping” they made the right decision.
A yearly Quester Capital Elite Advisor each year since 2005, Tony’s opinions on long-term care planning have been published in Senior Advisor Magazine, and he has been invited to address public and private groups locally and statewide on the topics of retirement income planning, asset allocation, investment management, and long-term care planning.
Prior to entering the financial services industry, Tony was a Medical Technician and served four years as an EMT and medic in the U.S. Air Force during Operation Desert Storm and Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti in 1994. Tony holds Series 63 and 65 securities registrations, has earned the Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow® designation, and is also a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.
Tony has been a resident of Merritt Island for over 40 years. He loves spending his spare time with his wife and son, and they enjoy as much time as possible on the water, boating and saltwater fishing. In addition to coaching youth sports, Tony serves on the Board (and is past Board Chair) for Aging Matters in Brevard, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping senior citizens enjoy happy, healthy, and secure lives. He is also a Board Member (and past chair) for the Boys and Girls Club of Brevard and Hospice of St. Francis (past Board Chair). Tony helps host an annual Passport to Wine fundraiser for Aging Matters in Brevard that draws over 350 people annually and has raised over $500,000 for the organization over the past 10 years.
Canaveral Port Authority District 2
Loyd Contracting Company, Inc.
Micah Loyd grew up in Brevard County and graduated from Titusville High School. After earning a Bachelor’s of Technology in Building Construction Management from the University of North Florida, Micah returned home to Titusville. Mr. Loyd is a Certified General Contractor and second-generation business owner of Loyd Contracting, Inc.
Micah is the President of Loyd Contracting Co., Inc. and part owner of Loyd Custom Marine, Inc. He has served as the Chairman of the Board for the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce as well as on the North Brevard Economic Development Zone Board; he is a member of Civilian Military Council, Parrish Medical Foundation Circle of Life Society and Space Coast Economic Development Commission.
Micah was elected as Commissioner at Port Canaveral for 2017. Micah’s experience in the private sector makes him a strong advocate for the many local businesses who work at and with the Port. His acumen in construction management is an asset to the Commission, to ensure smart development and a strong fiscal position going forward.
Trademark Mortgage Company
Brian is a residential mortgage loan specialist with Trademark Mortgage Company. A true mortgage professional, Brian has established a team of professionals who are dedicated and focused on achieving the goal of getting mortgages closed, On Time & with Great Communication.
The team’s promise is to communicate clearly throughout the loan process and minimize surprises. Brian’s business philosophy is “to do what I say I’m going to do & be a trusted resource throughout the mortgage process”. His clients benefit from a personalized touch, developed over the last 18 years working in fields such as customer service and sales management, as well as mortgage lending.
Brian’s mission is to make people’s lives better by helping them achieve their dreams of homeownership. With personalized service, timely closings and a large selection of loan options available locally on the Space Coast, Brian invites prospective homebuyers to contact him to discover their true buying power.
Brian’s community involvement includes Chair of the Sales & Marketing Council at HBCA, LEAD Brevard Class of 2013, and five-time Suntree Country Club Champion, Associate of the Year at Home Builders & Contractors Association (HBCA) 2012 and the 2nd Annual “Fore for the Poor” Daily Bread Golf Tournament & Chopper Drop, Co-Chair.
Pepaj Steak House and Restaurants
Djon Pepaj, who holds a degree in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering and worked at Northrop Grumman as a Design Engineer for 13 years, is a food and wine enthusiast.
His passion for fine food and wine along with his business savvy led him to the successful restaurant owner he is today. During his extensive travels throughout France and Italy, he acquired his excellent taste for culinary perfection. He has lived in such wonderful places as Vienna Austria and New York City. In New York, he worked in the finest restaurants with world-class chefs.
Owner of Pepaj Restaurants, Djon provides for Brevard’s leading dining experiences at each of his 4 restaurants. … Djon’s Steak and Lobster House offers an exquisite menu directed by Djon himself and is consistently rated one of Brevard’s Best restaurants providing superior quality and unsurpassed hospitality. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River, Djon’s Steak and Lobster House is located in the Heart of Melbourne Beach, and always delivers.
Copperhead Tavern is the best late night full menu Tavern offering Craft Beers, Wines and Spirits along with Great food. Sand on the Beach is Djon’s newest addition. It is a one-of-a-kind experience where can relax and enjoy the ocean breeze, attentive staff, and picturesque view. Whether dining on the deck or the second-floor bikini bar with an unrivaled atmosphere, unwind and have fun! Your vacation is just around the corner.
The Sunrise breakfast is a local favorite here. And finally, City Tropics, which is currently under transformation as Djon fulfills one of his dreams to develop an exceptional restaurant and market venue right here in Brevard County.
Djons Catering Business in Melbourne FL also brings his personalized service and culinary expertise to your next special occasion. Whether you’re planning a cocktail reception, a corporate event, a small intimate dinner, or a wedding, Djons Catering can handle all your needs to ensure your event will be truly distinctive and memorable.
Djon hosts a charity event at his residence and at Djon’s steak and lobster house every year for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Brevard Symphony Orchestra. The Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard is so grateful to Djon for accepting his Bond Assignment and choosing to support the most vulnerable children in our community.
Brevard County Sheriff’s Office
Stephen Fernez is a third generation law enforcement officer who followed in the footsteps of his family when he joined the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in 2002. Stephen’s wife, Maria, also serves as a Deputy with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office where she has worked for 12 years and currently holds the position of General Crimes Unit Agent.
Stephen is also an adjunct professor at Barry University where he teaches courses on public administration, politics, and human resources with hopes of helping his students reach their professional goals. Since 2011, he has taught free drug awareness programs through the non-profit organization, LEOSA, which he co-founded in 2011 with fellow law enforcement officers, Sergeant Brandon Gish and Agent Troy Deavers.
Stephen’s charitable work includes his service as a Committee Member for the Brevard County Public Safety Charity since 2013, Captain for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office St. Baldrick’s Foundation Team 2012-2016, Captain of the South Precinct Corporate Dodgeball Team to benefit Boy Scouts of America 2011-2013, and Captain of the “No Bad Days” Foundation Kickball Tournament Team 2015 and 2016. He is a sponsor of Elves for the Elderly fundraiser, Relay for Life supporter, Participant in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics, and a United Way Brevard Chapter supporter.
In 2016, Stephen teamed up with his longtime friend, TJ McMahon, to bring the sport of FootGolf to Brevard County. Stephen and TJ helped fundraise the money to put in an AFGL certified FootGolf course at Mallards Landing Golf Course. Since then, the course has been used by numerous organizations to fundraise and it has become a new source of revenue for the City of Melbourne Parks and Recreations division.
Fernez has been recognized for his professional accomplishments by BCSO and publicly for his community efforts and has received numerous award. He was Deputy of the Year in 2005, Deputy of the Month (9x), Field Training Officer of the Month, Medal of Valor, Community Service Awards (2x), Lifesaving Award, Commendable Service Awards (7x), Chief’s Association Award and the Villon Volunteer of the Year 2014. He has also was honored with a Brevard County Commission Referendum for his work with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. In 2016, he received the Space Coast Public Service Award’s Emerging Influence and thus far, in 2017 he has received a Valor Award for Lifesaving and the Space Coast Public Service Award for Meritorious Service.
Ron James retired with 47 years in the Electrical Industry. He currently owns a Self-Storage Facility with wife Sharon in Titusville. He was born in Washington D.C. in 1949 and moved to Cocoa/Rockledge in 1961. A longtime resident in Brevard County, he graduated from Cocoa High School and attended Brevard Community College then served in the U.S. Army.
Ron worked with Trans World Airlines, Florida Power & Light, Boeing Corp., Red Simpson Electrical, and Mastec International and Associates Diversified Services.
While with FPL he received a Meritorious LLife-SavingAward and a 25 yr. Service Achievement Award. While with Boeing Corp he was awarded Top Employee of the Quarter.
Married to Sharon in 1981 they combined their two families, became foster parents and adopted twin girls 2 ½ years of age. Seven children all of which are successful in their lives have given Ron and Sharon 8 wonderful grandchildren.
For the last three years, Ron volunteers at a local church every secondnd Saturday of each month cooking breakfast for over 100 homeless. He also participates with a group of 6 neighbors who prepare and deliver 50 home cooked meals every Saturday to the homeless camps in Titusville. He has been a tremendous supporter of The Women’s Center, mentored men with addictions, and has always supported those in need.
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