Community-Police Relations Foundation Earns an Apogee Award
from South Florida Business & Wealth
The Apogees Represent the Pinnacle of the Magazine’s Awards Season
Thu Jan 19 2023 17:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
FORT LAUDERDALE, NOVEMBER 17, 2022 —Community Police Relations Foundation (CPRF) was selected as an honoree for South Florida Business & Wealth’s 2022 Apogee Awards in recognition of Al Eskanazy, Chairman & CEO, for his professional achievements and community involvement over the past year. The honorees in each category were celebrated at a live awards ceremony last night (Wednesday, November 16th) at Gulfstream Park. The awards were presented by Akin Ayodele, former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Miami Dolphins, and Kim Sarni, Managing Director at Lifestyle Media Group.
FORT LAUDERDALE, NOVEMBER 17, 2022 —Community Police Relations Foundation (CPRF) was selected as an honoree for South Florida Business & Wealth’s 2022 Apogee Awards in recognition of Al Eskanazy, Chairman & CEO, for his professional achievements and community involvement over the past year. The honorees in each category were celebrated at a live awards ceremony last night (Wednesday, November 16th) at Gulfstream Park. The awards were presented by Akin Ayodele, former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Miami Dolphins, and Kim Sarni, Managing Director at Lifestyle Media Group. The ceremony included a sit-down dinner and award ceremony. Approximately 350 guests attended from community leaders to state officials, local government leaders, and tri-county residents.
“I am honored and humbled to be recognized as a C-Suite leader in the nonprofit sector. In 2018, Co-chairman and President Barry Skolnick, President of the Advisory Board Peter Hochfelder, and I envisioned this organization as a vehicle that brings much needed help to at-risk communities through acts of charity and special events with the participation of the community and law enforcement. Personal interaction between police officers and community members has proven to build trust and familiarity, which is essential to address neighborhood problems and reduce crime. We are dedicated to strengthening community and law enforcement relations through outreach, participation, events, and scholarships,” said Al Eskanazy, Chairman & CEO of Community-Police Relations Foundation.
“I am proud to be an active co-chairman of Community-Police Relations Foundation. It has been a pleasure collaborating with Al and our members as we continue to unite community and police officers from numerous areas,” said Barry Skolnick, Co-chairman and President of Community-Police Relations Foundation.
“We need to recognize that for too many people, the only time they meet a police officer is when something bad has happened to them, or when the police think they have done something illegal. And that is not the way to build trust. CPR Foundation works with communities, police departments, and elected officials to ensure a collaborative environment. We have seen the positive reactions that our involvement has created in many communities,” said
Peter Hochfelder, President of the Advisory Board Community-Police Relations Foundation.
“It is our distinct privilege to extend Lifestyle Media Group’s sincere congratulations and recognize Al Eskanazy as one of South Florida’s most distinguished C-Suite professionals,” said Drew Limsky, Editor in Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth magazine.
The Apogee Awards is a unique program created by South Florida Business & Wealth to acknowledge C-Suite leaders whose dedication to their industries and communities deserves acclaim. The Apogee Awards honors executives in a variety of leadership roles and sectors, representing Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.
The Apogee Awards have long been a highlight of SFBW’s fall awards season. “Our awards program, as well as our live-interview CEO Connects, are an integral part of the SFBW ecosystem, which also includes monthly print magazine, daily newsletter, webinars and digital magazine,” Limsky said. In addition, CPR Foundation Al Eskanazy will be featured across the SFBW media portfolio.
About Lifestyle Media Group
Lifestyle Media Group publishes SFBW monthly, along with the annual South Florida Legal Guide and the monthly Lifestyle magazine. The SFBW audience consists of professionals, community leaders, entrepreneurs and rising influencers throughout the region. SFBW serves the most affluent communities in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties. sfbwmag.com
About Community-Police Relations Foundation
Community-Police Relations Foundation was created in 2018 to improve relationships within communities by facilitating positive interactions with uniformed police officers. The goal is to reassure our communities that law enforcement officers are striving to keep our communities safe. CPRF operates at the community level from Miami to New York, New Jersey, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
In the last four years, the Foundation has supported numerous initiatives to create a unified and harmonious relationship between law enforcement and the communities served. Initiatives include food for individuals and families in disadvantaged neighborhoods, mentorship for school-age youth, police officers' participation in youth sports, awarding scholarships for graduating students, mental health training for law enforcement officers and spouses, supporting the fight against human trafficking and child abuse, preventing animal cruelty, and funding holiday festivities. To learn more about CPRF, visit www.cprfcharity.org and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @cprfcharity.