Durée & Company, a Fort Lauderdale-based full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm, received the prestigious honor of being named the 2018 Outstanding Small Corporation Award honoree, by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Broward–Fort Lauderdale chapter, as part of its National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon. The program recognized outstanding achievement by individuals, foundations and corporate philanthropists.
The Outstanding Small Corporation Award honors a corporation or its corporate foundation that demonstrates outstanding commitment in Broward County through financial support, and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.
The awards luncheon took place on Nov. 1 at Signature Grand in Davie, Florida―in honor of National Philanthropy Day, which will take place on Nov. 15. Over 500 philanthropists, community leaders, nonprofit organizations, and volunteers gathered to honor the outstanding philanthropic leaders, who have invested their passion, time, talents, and financial support to better the Broward–Fort Lauderdale community.
While Durée & Company works with many important causes throughout South Florida, the firm was supported in its nomination by the American Cancer Society, Parkinson’s Foundation of South Palm Beach County and the Nonprofit Executive Alliance of Broward.
“I am honored to be a recipient of this esteemed award for making a difference in my local community,” founder Durée Ross said. “With over 20 years of experience in the PR industry, I am pleased to continue to provide unsurpassed PR services to clients―whether they are pro-bono, nonprofit, or for profit―as well as dedicate my time to helping amazing causes in the South Florida community.”
Ross, who launched her own PR agency, Durée & Company, at the age of 24 in 1999, has since been setting the bar for excellence in PR, serving the corporate, agency and nonprofit arenas for local, national and international clients. An award-winning entrepreneur, she has been nationally recognized for her ability to manage crises, develop brand messages, protect and build brand reputations and create content for digital platforms. She has mastered the “new” rules of public relations and marketing, utilizing new and expanding social media platforms – paving the way for future generations of PR professionals.