Annual kick-off

When:  Friday, February 1, 2019, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Museum of Commerce, 201 Zaragoza Street

The Kick Off is reserved for 2019 Sunday's Child Members, Sponsors and by Board Invitation.


Sunday's Child is excited to announce our annual 2019 Membership Kick Off. The Kickoff is a chance to meet other members, special guests, and sponsors. Here, you will learn about the exciting accomplishments of Sunday's Child, the grant cycle process, and have an opportunity to mingle and mix with others of similar interests.

LGBTQ youth advocate and trainer, De Palazzo of Equality Florida will be our featured speaker. You won't want to miss this!

You can also sign up for focus groups to review and learn more about the wonderful not-for-profit grant proposals in store for 2019.

Complimentary appetizers and refreshments will be provided.



De Palazzo

De Palazzo

Our guest speaker: De Palazzo, Safe Schools Director

De Palazzo brings a passionate spirit and a solid depth and breadth of school-based knowledge to her role as Equality Florida’s new statewide Safe School Director, serving for over 25 years as a classroom teacher, Broward School District LGBTQ Coordinator, national LGBTQ consultant and anti-bias trainer. De helped build exemplary programs and practices in Broward Schools that are considered a national model for school districts looking for guidance.

De has served as a member of the GLSEN National Board of Directors, and founded GLSEN Fort Lauderdale. She has been a nationally certified anti-bias trainer for GLSEN and the Anti-Defamation League, as well as the Human Rights Campaign’s Welcoming Schools K-5 Project, a comprehensive approach to improving school climate in elementary school environments. De co-initiated “Courageous Conversations about Race,” a race and equity-based initiative in Broward County Public Schools and is a national adjunct trainer for “Future Work Institute” a diversity and inclusion workplace consulting organization.

De holds dual masters degrees in education and conflict resolution. She is respected for her ability to connect easily with school officials and teachers and to create spaces that allow for open, safe dialogue among participants.