Thu 25 Apr 2013
This week, Boardroom Communications client David Singer kicked off the 2013 Jail & Bail at the first organizational luncheon held at the Airport Sheraton in Fort Lauderdale. Now in its 23rd year, Jail & Bail has raised more than $3 million benefitting the American Cancer Society. This year’s esteemed honorary chair is former Florida Governor Charlie Crist.
The event has developed its own unique mechanism for raising money, while the participants have a great time doing it. David picks people to form his “parole board.” Volunteers on the parole board may have their worst enemy or best friend arrested and thrown in jail for this good cause. The jailbirds make calls from jail (in the lobby of the Airport Sheraton) to get ACS pledges. If they meet their bail, they get out. Many are having such a blast, they don’t want to go! This year, Singer has targeted a goal of $200,000.
Jail & Bail 2013 will take place June 18-21.