ChildNet and the Heart Gallery of Broward County were honored at the third annual PNC Bank Non-profit Academy Awards for their collaboration efforts in foster care adoption. The award was presented by 211-Broward at a luncheon on February 22 that was attended by 650 people. The award recognizes more than 6 years of the two organizations partnering in all aspects of adoption recruitment. ChildNet CEO, Emilio Benetiz, accepted the award on behalf of both organizations and thanked board members, staff, volunteers and especially the 50+ Heart Gallery photographers for their contributions in changing the lives of 121 adopted children.
The Heart Gallery was also one of three finalists for the Non-profit of the Year- Rising Star award.