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Transworld Business Advisors Franchise Raises Over $320,000 at 20th Annual Pasta Dinner


Andy’s 20th Annual Family Pasta Dinner, hosted by Andy Cagnetta, CEO of Transworld Business Advisors, raised $320,000 for LifeNet4Families, an organization dedicated to providing necessary food, ancillary services, and referrals to those in need in Broward County.


Over 800 guests attended the event on Sunday, February 20th at the Signature Grand in Davie, Fla. In 2003, Andy Cagnetta started with a simple idea to invite his friends and family to the LifeNet4Families center to share what great things they were doing for the community.

His goal, to raise a little bit of money and have a nice dinner, has turned into a 20-year tradition of bringing families together, and now raising over $2 million in total, to support a great cause, LifeNet4Families. During the event, guests were treated to a delicious Italian-style pasta dinner. LifeNet4Families President/CEO Dr. Melanie Geddes spoke about LifeNet4Families vital services and the necessity of a system of care for individuals and families in Broward County. The passion and dedication that began in 1985, continues as LifeNet4Families works to reduce hunger, help clients regain or maintain stability through counseling, referrals, emergency financial assistance and more.

Each year, Andy’s Family Pasta Dinner recognizes Honorary Chefs for their efforts to better the South Florida community. The dinner also recognized Junior Chefs, South Florida youths who have achieved accomplishments in fundraising, community service, and leadership.

The Junior Chef component aims to promote family bonding by providing substantive activities for kids to teach them the importance of giving back to the community. The dinner also featured both silent and live auctions that contributed to the event’s impressive fundraising total.