The Florida Association of Realtors recently named Commissioner Claudette Bruck its Humanitarian of the Year for her many community outreach efforts, especially with local children. This honor marks the first time FAR bestowed the award twice to the same person; the organization also named Bruck Humanitarian of the Year in 2000.
“I think the Realtors felt she was so very deserving of this honor because she is such a giving person,” said Marla Martin, FAR communications manager. “You don’t have to spend but five minutes with her to know that. I can’t think of another person more truly deserving.”
Since 1984, Bruck has volunteered as a Guardian Ad Litem, advocating for and mentoring abandoned and neglected children in Broward County. For her extensive work with this program, the Florida Supreme Court and then-Governor Jeb Bush honored her as Child Advocate of the Year. Bruck also donates her time and money to Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Inc., a non-profit organization that has helped more than 12,000 homeless individuals since 1999.
“While I am honored to receive this prestigious award, I know there are many others among the 125,000 members of FAR who are equally deserving.”
Elected to the City Commission in 2006, Bruck served on the City’s Code Enforcement Board and Board of Adjustment. She is member of the City’s Community Emergency Response Team and a graduate of the Citizens Police Academy. Bruck has been a member of the Florida Association of Realtors and the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale for the last 34 years.