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 whenever possible. Below are some of the groups we support and events we sponsor to help our community unite.
Andrew 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 integrate all religions into this fight. A few of the events Cutler Rader has sponsored include:
- Woman of Valor
- Mensch of the Year
- Zafir Awards
- An Intimate Evening with Jason Alexander
- Vegas Night Fundraiser
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
DECA and Academy of Finance Program – DECA is an international 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 the past 3 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—CutlerRader usually hosts a student intern to give them an opportunity to work with and learn from our practicing attorneys, often attending depositions, mediations, court hearings and sometimes trial.
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, Tech., Engineering, Art, Business Mathematics).
Douglas Eagle Regiment Golf Tournament – This golf tournament is held to raise 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 the needs of consumers. After a series of questions, each team is judged and a winner is announced.
MSD Strong- The recent shooting at Parkland has given both Ken and Andrew- both of whom live in Parkland- the responsibility and the privilege to support the victims of the shooting and the student-led efforts to make schools safer. Ken, as a Parkland Commissioner, is of course 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.
Bowl For A Life
The “Bowl For a Life Fundraiser” organized and run by the Parkland Juniorettes who raised over $2500 to support “Relay for Life”, “Canine Companions for Independence” and the Parkland Library. Denise Gobin who selflessly dedicated many long hours to the Juniorettes as their mentor and supervisor.
The Brain Bowl
The 4th Annual Alzheimer’s Luncheon benefited the Louis & Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center, the Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Community Care. This was the first event in South Florida that all three organizations combined forces to raise funds and awareness concerning dementia and Alzheimer’s in our community.
Broward County Council of Professional Fire Fighters
Broward County Council of Professional Fire Fighters Awards Dinner representing 2500 Broward County Fire Fighters held in late 2017 at Nova Southeastern University recognized outstanding leaders in the community and provided scholarships to college and the Fire Academy to outstanding students in the community.
Canine Assisted Therapy
Canine Assisted Therapy “Pup Strut”. This is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of adults and children by achieving specific physical, cognitive, social, or emotional goal through the use of certified pet therapy teams.
Coral Springs Community Law Day
Free legal clinic provided by numerous established attorneys in the Coral Springs area that are volunteering their time to give free legal advice to those in our community that need it.
Coral Springs Denim and Diamonds Gala
The “Denim and Diamonds Gala” held by the Deliver the Dream organization which was founded by Pat Moran, past chairman of JM Family Enterprises, Inc. and one of South Florida’s top business women. After many years of seeing families struggle to stay together as they coped with crisis, Pat dreamed of a program that would allow families facing illness or crisis to alleviate stress, enhance coping skills and enjoy being together again as a family.
Festival of Flutes
The Annual Festival of Flutes Fund Raising Gala which helps to raise money for local charities. In 2017, their efforts benefitted Gateway Community Outreach as they began their 22nd year of helping families in Broward County get back on their feet after a financial challenge.
Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) Think Pink Luncheon
Think Pink Luncheon 2017 put on by the South Palm Beach County FAWL chapter celebrating 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.
Friendship Initiative work tirelessly to provide programs and projects which allow children with special needs and typical children 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.
GLLN silent auction in-kind contribution which raises funds and awareness for the LGBTQ community.
In Jacob’s Shoes
In Jacob’s Shoes, a charitable organization run by Harlene and Murray Zweig, their family and incredible volunteers who help to provide new and gently used shoes, school supplies and athletic gear to children in need. Grants are also awarded for camp, aftercare, athletic and enrichment programs for children in need.
Kenneth Cutler, Commissioner of Parkland
In November 2016, Mr. Cutler was elected to serve a 4 year term as a Commissioner for the City of Parkland representing District 3. He was also selected by his fellow Commissioners to serve as Deputy Vice Mayor on November 17th, 2016.
Not My Daughter… Find A Cure Now
The amazing group of ladies who organize and run the “Not My Daughter – Find A Cure Now” events. The event that we have participated in over the last 3 years as table sponsors bridges the gap between generations to raise breast cancer awareness while contributing to the search for a cure.
Parkland Coral Springs Business Group – Kick Back and Give Back
Parkland Coral Springs Business group whose “Kick Back and Give Back Annual Charity Fundraiser” helps serve and raise funds for local charities in the community.
Parkland Dash is an annual 5k/5mile and 1 mile fun run put on by the City of Parkland and in 2017 was presented by the Northwest Medical Center for the benefit of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.
Lexi, Julie, Amanda and Andrea and their adult supervisors are an amazing ladies who run a charity group which stands for “18 year olds (the foster teens), 4 girls (the founders), and 1 cause”. The mission is to ensure that these 18 year olds, after leaving foster care, have basic necessities to survive independently. The group was established in 2007 and has helped over 700 foster teens.
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 has been a Judge since 2000.
Round Robin Tennis Tournament – Koss Family Charity
Una Redmond and Amber Hersh, Parkland residents and truly compassionate neighbors, who organized a very successful Tennis Fundraiser for the Koss Family in Parkland.