At Cutler Rader, PL, our attorneys believe in being the best attorneys they can be for their clients, but also strongly believe in giving back to their community. Below are some of the groups we support and events we sponsor to help unite our community.
In Jacob’s Shoes
In Jacob’s Shoes, a 501(c)(3) public charitable organization run by Harlene and Murray Zweig, their family, and incredible volunteers who help provide shoes, backpacks, school supplies, and athletic gear to South Florida children in need so they can go to school prepared and with dignity. Grants are also awarded for camp, aftercare, athletic and enrichment programs for children in need.
Recently, Ken Cutler was awarded the “Community Leadership Award” at the 9th Annual Dinner & Auction “Every Sole Counts” for In Jacobs’s Shoes, and subsequently, Cutler Rader launched a back-to-school drive to collect much-needed supplies over the summer in both the Coconut Creek and Deerfield Beach offices.
Andrew Rader is a long-time board member and supporter of Congregation Kol Tikvah, a reform synagogue in Parkland, Florida. Congregation Kol Tikvah is a leader in advocating safety and fairness for all people, and makes extensive efforts to integrate all religions. Following are several of the events Cutler Rader has sponsored:
- Annual Woman of Valor Fashion Shows & Luncheon, Richard C. Schwartz “Mensch of the Year” Awards, Stephen B. Zafir Awards, Carnivale, An Intimate Evening with Jason Alexander, Vegas Night Fundraiser
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
DECA and Academy of Finance Program – DECA (Distributive Education of America) is an international 501(c)(3) not-for-profit association of high school, college students, and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service. Cutler Rader has been a Gold-level sponsor for several years. Ken Cutler and Andrew Rader volunteer their time to help the MSD DECA students prepare for the state competition and assist with mock interviews for summer internships.
Internship Host— Each summer, Cutler Rader hosts a student intern to provide them an opportunity to work with and learn from our practicing attorneys, even attending depositions, mediations, court hearings and trials.
Marjory’s Garden Project – A green space and garden honoring the legacy of Marjory Stoneman Douglas. The garden is a student-led, student-operated STEAM project (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics).
Douglas Eagle Regiment Golf Tournament – This golf tournament raises funds for the school’s amazing, award-winning marching band.
Teacher of the Month – Each month a teacher at MSD receives a gift basket provided by Cutler Rader to show our appreciation and recognize a different teacher as Teacher of the Month.
Shark Tank Judges – The MSD DECA “Shark Tank” event introduces students to entrepreneurship and gives them an opportunity to learn about marketing a new product or service. The students present a brief concept presentation to the “Shark Tank” judges and explain how their idea will meet consumers’ needs. After a series of questions, each team is judged and a winner is announced.
MSD Strong- The shooting at Parkland has given both Ken Cutler and Andrew Rader- both of whom live in Parkland- the responsibility and privilege to support the victims of the shooting and the student-led efforts to make schools safer. Ken, as a Parkland Commissioner, is deeply involved in all City efforts in this challenge. Andrew, as an active member of the Parkland community, has also been extremely supportive of safety measures. Both donate considerable time, money and other resources to keep Parkland’s children- and other children around the country- concentrating on their studies while feeling safe and unthreatened.
Canine Assisted Therapy
Canine Assisted Therapy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing canine companionship for those in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospice organizations.
Canine Assisted Therapy has been continuing to work with trauma victims and families in Parkland since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy.
The Brain Bowl
The 5th Annual Alzheimer’s Luncheon benefited the Louis & Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center, the Alzheimer’s Association; Alzheimer’s Community Care and The Parkinson Foundation. This was the first event ever in South Florida that all four organizations combined forces together, united to raise funds and awareness concerning dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s in our community.
Not My Daughter… Find A Cure Now!
Not My Daughter… Find a Cure Now! bridges the gap between generations to raise breast cancer awareness while contributing to the search for a cure, for which Cutler Rader has served as table sponsors at their events.
Kenneth Cutler, Commissioner of Parkland
In November 2016, Ken Cutler was elected to serve a four-year term as a Commissioner for the City of Parkland representing District 3. He also was selected by his fellow Commissioners to serve as Deputy Vice Mayor on November 17, 2016, and currently holds that position.
Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) Think Pink Luncheon
Think Pink Luncheon is hosted by the South Palm Beach County FAWL chapter celebrating more than 20 years of supporting the fight against breast cancer. SPBCFAWL is a volunteer bar association dedicated to actively promoting the advancement of women in the legal profession, expanding the leadership role of its members in the community at-large, and promoting women’s rights.
The Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Network silent auction in-kind contribution raises funds and awareness for the LGBTQ community.
Broward County Council of Professional Fire Fighters
Broward County Council of Professional Fire Fighters Awards Dinner, representing 2500 Broward County Fire Fighters at Nova Southeastern University, recognized outstanding community leaders and provided scholarships to college and the Fire Academy to outstanding local students.
Alli Weiss, Alex Kaplan, Alex Rubin, and Ilana Wolpert formed Project 1841, standing for 18-year-olds, four girls, and one cuase. Project 1841 presents foster teens aging out of the Broward County system with a “starter kit” for their 18th birthday.
Friendship Initiative works tirelessly to provide programs and projects which allow all children, especially those with special needs, to learn from each other and connect as friends. Special thanks to Jeb Niewood, Samantha Novick, Scott Brook and the many others amazing volunteers that help to make this a great organization.
Parkland Dash is an annual 5K/5mile and 1-mile fun run, hosted by the City of Parkland and was presented by the Northwest Medical Center for the benefit of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.
Teen Court Judge
Teen Court is a diversion program designed to offer an alternative to formal juvenile court proceedings. At Teen Court’s sentencing phase trials, trained high-school student volunteers using a Peer Jury format, roughly modeled after the process used by a grand jury, perform the courtroom roles of clerk, bailiff, juror and advocate. Ken Cutler has been a Judge since 2000.