Annual “COCKTAILS FOR JARC” Event Raises Over $30,000

by Boca Raton Jewish News | Sep 14, 2022 | Boca News | 0 comments

In frame: Casey & Jeremy Olsher, Sean Casper, Jill & Jaren Strasser;

Annual “COCKTAILS FOR JARC” Event Raises Over $30,000

Record-breaking Night Held at Crazy Uncle Mike’s in Boca Raton Benefitted
Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

September 1, 2022 – Boca Raton, FL: JARC Florida, a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that provides programs and services to educate and empower adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, held their annual ‘Cocktails for JARC’ event at Crazy Uncle Mike’s in Boca Raton, Fla. on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. The evening raised over $30,000 for the organization which broke the record for the most funds raised at any previous ‘Cocktails’ event.

“We are so very grateful for the support we received from our community,” said Jeffrey Zirulnick, CEO of JARC Florida. “Every dollar raised allows us to continue our mission to educate and empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”

The event was chaired by Justin and Kate Tompkins, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting JARC Florida and its programming. I was so honored to once again be chairing this incredible event for JARC,” said Co-Chair Justin Tompkins, Senior Financial Advisor, The Tompkins Group. “JARC is very important to my wife Kate and I and we are proud to be able to support a worthy cause while showing all that JARC does for the community.”

This year, for the first time ever, there were two ‘Cocktails for JARC’ events held to benefit the organization; the first of which was held in New York City at Pod39 Hotel’s Rooftop on Thursday, August 4, 2022, with nearly 100 supporters in attendance.


JARC Florida, a non-sectarian organization based in Boca Raton, provides programs and services to educate and empower adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It strives to assist each individual with becoming all he or she is capable of being and encourages this growth in a caring, nurturing environment. It is the mission of JARC, in partnership with the families of its clients, to promote independence, dignity, and self-respect in order to create more fulfilling lives. JARC currently operates ten group homes in the Boca Raton and Delray Beach area for adults with developmental disabilities. JARC offers apartment living for those who do not require 24-hour supervision as well as vocational training in the Mel & Elaine Stein Living and Learning Center. The organization was created in the mid 1980’s in response to the needs of families with adult children with developmental disabilities. Learn more at

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