Ocean Reef Club in Key LargoThe FICPA Scholarship Foundation hosts its 11th Annual Family Retreat at Ocean Reef July 25-28, 2019. Our Ocean Reef Retreat is a casual event with a golf tournament, cocktail parties, Dive-In Family movie and a Luau Dinner Celebration. It's all designed to promote the CPA profession, increase awareness and support of the FICPA Scholarship Foundation, and encourage attendees and their families to get to know each other.

This festive gathering includes talks with our profession’s leaders a dive-in movie for the kids and late-night storytelling for adults. Held in one of the most natural and beautiful settings in the United States, this 2,500-acre private equity resort at 

Ocean Reef Club in Key campionship golf courses; a Har-Tru tennis facility; numerous restaurants and bars; a private airport; a world-class, 150-slip marina; and a watersports island haven that includes a saltwater lagoon, kiddies’ beach, children’s and adult pools, beach volleyball courts and sailing activities. If you’re looking for an offshore adventure, you can enjoy deep sea and flats fishing as well as diving and snorkeling.Largo (just 45 minutes from Miami) is home to 5-star hotel accommodations. Ocean Reef also boasts a spa and fitnesscenter; three ch

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The Retreat is a family affair; at $200 per night (and kids stay free in their parents’ room), for world-class resort accommodations the Retreat is a bargain getaway. Every year Family Retreat hosts more than 200 guests and hotel rooms sell out fast.

Through generous patrons and sponsors, over the years the Retreat has attracted more than 1,000 CPAs and their families, raised more than $100,000, and funded two $25,000 endowments - the George A. Gulisano and Jason A. Chorlins Endowment Funds - to help deserving accounting students in Florida.

This year’s retreat includes the VIP reception for incoming FICPA Chair, Dive-In poolside family movie and a moonlight beach luau dinner with the Foundation’s incoming President.

Photo Highlights From This Year

2019 Ocean Reef Family Retreat & Golf Tournament

Need Help?

For more information contact any of the following individuals:

Jan Dobson, Sr. Director
(800) 342-3197, ext. 380
ficpascholarship@ficpa.org 
George Gulisano, Co-Chair
(239) 247-4133
gulisanog@bellsouth.net 
Jason Chorlins, Co-Chair
(314) 368-0887
jchorlins@kaufmanrossin.com 

Thursday, July 25

Hotel Check, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Get the group rate by booking your hotel room online now

Chairman’s Cocktail Reception, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
Presented by George Gulisano and Jason Chorlins, event co-chairs.

A-la-carte Dinner, 6:30 – 10 p.m. 
Make your reservations early at one of four great bar/restaurants; The Islander, Galley, Burgee or Raw Bar.

Late Night Networking, 9:30 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Continue the evening with late night storytelling, cigars and beverages at the Buccaneer pool.

 

Friday, July 26

FICPA Scholarship Foundation Family Retreat Golf Tournament 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Scramble format for golfers of all levels (separate registration and entry fee $240) that includes range, golf, prizes, breakfast and awards lunch. (Practice Range & Registration open 7:45 a.m.)

Lunch, 12:00 - 2 p.m.
Visit the Beach Grill on Buccaneer Island, the outdoor sports bar, the kid’s lagoon or just lizard lounging at the pool with piña coladas and friends!

VIP Cocktail Reception, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Reception to welcome FICPA’s new Chair Abby Dupree and all Retreat guests. Buccaneer Lagoon. Free to all attendees!

Friday Poolside Dive-In Movie, 8:15 - 9:30 p.m.
Bring the kids and join us poolside for a family-friendly Dive-In movie at Buccaneer Beach! The complimentary movie night includes fun games and face painting for kids.

Late Night Networking, 9:30 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Continue the evening with late night storytelling, cigars and beverages at the Buccaneer pool.

Saturday, July 27

Recreation, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Your choice of boating, lagoon, spa, tennis, shopping or just lounging at the pool and more. Please contact the concierge desk to schedule group excursions. Retreat guests receive exclusive pricing on rentals of lagoon toys, golf, tennis and other recreation equipment. What will you do with your free time?

Saturday Island Cocktails & Luau Dinner, 7 - 10 p.m.
Enjoy a Saturday Island Cocktails & Luau Dinner Celebration with more than 150 friends and colleagues.
*Requires reservation and prior payment for admission ($90 adult/ $28 kids). See “How to attend” tab below for details.

Late Night Networking, 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Continue the evening with late night storytelling, cigars and beverages at the Buccaneer pool.

View all event details in the Ocean Reef Family Retreat brochure.

Room/Luau Reservations: Please visit FICPA 2019 Retreat or call Ocean Reef Resort at (800) 741-7333 and mention the “FICPA 2019 Retreat.” To ensure room availability, please schedule reservations no later than June 30, 2019.

Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo

Room Rate
$200 plus taxes & fees
Single or Doubles Available
Kids free in room with parents (Note: For larger suites and condominiums, please contact Ocean Reef Reservations for availability and pricing).

Friday Poolside Dive-In Movie
No reservations needed. Bring your kids, towels enjoy the complimentary movie!

Saturday Night Luau Dinner
$90 Adult / $28 Child
Please email Luisa Kozo lkozo@oceanreef.com with the number of adults and children attending the Luau. Your Luau ticket(s) will then be billed to your hotel room.

Being a sponsor for the Ocean Reef Family Retreat provides unique opportunities to help increase visibility and exposure of your services and products to a select group of CPA professionals and executives and their families. Supporters of this event help protect the future of the CPA profession while promoting their business to men and women whose income, education, leadership and lifestyle make them valuable potential customers. Our members’ children also attend, so this is an especially exciting opportunity to connect with a range of demographics throughout one relaxing, fun weekend. Click here to see the sponsorship brochure.

SPONSOR THE OCEAN REEF FAMILY RETREAT

 

PRIMARY - $10,000 Exclusive

  • Prominent name/logo placement on all Family Retreat signage and promotions and exclusivity for sponsor’s industry (except golf tournament sponsors)
  • Exclusive sponsor of the Saturday Island Cocktails & Luau Dinner Celebration, speaking role at the dinner, name/logo on all signage ensuring company exposure to all attendees
  • Entitles sponsor to four (4) rooms (single or double occupancy) for three (3) nights at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo ($2,820 value)
  • Eight (8) Island Cocktails & Luau Dinner Celebration ($720 value)
  • Six (6) entries into the 18-hole golf scramble tournament ($1,440 value)
  • Name/logo recognition and direct company web link on www.ficpa.org/retreat
  • Name recognition on all event correspondence, emails and inclusion of sponsor information in all welcome packages
  • Opportunity to attend all retreat events and obtain additional rooms at the special $235 room rate per night (kids stay free in parent’s room) and meet CPA attendees, speakers and sponsors throughout four-day event

 

PLATINUM - $5,600

  • Entitles sponsor to two (2) rooms (single or double occupancy) for three (3) nights at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo ($1,410 value), or – substitute one round golf tournament play for any room night ($240 value)
  • Four (4) tickets for the Saturday Island Cocktails & Luau Dinner Celebration ($360 value)
  • Four (4) entries into the 18-hole golf tournament ($960 value)
  • Name/logo recognition and direct company web link on www.ficpa.org/retreat
  • Name/logo recognition on sponsor signage for Family Retreat
  • Name recognition on all event correspondence, emails and inclusion of sponsor information in all welcome packages
  • Opportunity to attend all retreat events and obtain additional rooms at the special $235 room rate per night (kids stay free in parent’s room) and meet CPA attendees, speakers and sponsors throughout four-day event
  • Option to add exclusive “Retreat Cigar & Storytelling Sponsorship” for $600, see below.

 

GOLD - $3,800

  • Entitles sponsor to one (1) room (single or double occupancy) for three (3) nights at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo ($705 value), or – substitute one round golf tournament play for any room night ($240 value)
  • Four (4) tickets for the Saturday Island Cocktails &  Luau Dinner Celebration ($360 value)
  • Two (2) entries into the 18-hole golf tournament ($480 value)
  • Name/logo recognition and direct company web link on www.ficpa.org/retreat
  • Name/logo recognition on sponsor signage for Family Retreat
  • Name recognition on all event correspondence, emails and inclusion of sponsor information in all welcome packages
  • Opportunity to attend all retreat events and obtain additional rooms at the special $235 room rate per night (kids stay free in parent’s room) and meet CPA attendees, speakers and sponsors throughout four-day event
  • Option to add exclusive “Retreat Cigar & Storytelling Sponsorship” for $600, see below.

 

CHAIRMAN’S COCKTAIL (Saturday) - $2,600 Exclusive

  • Exclusive sponsor of the Chairman’s Cocktail Reception, speaking role at the reception, name/logo on all signage ensuring company exposure to all attendees
  • Entitles sponsor to one (1) room (single or double occupancy) for three (3) nights at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo ($705 value), or – substitute one round golf tournament play for any room night ($240 value)
  • Two (2) tickets for the Saturday Island Cocktails & Luau Dinner Celebration ($180 value)
  • One (1) entry into the 18-hole golf tournament ($240 value)
  • Name/logo recognition and direct company web link on www.ficpa.org/retreat
  • Name recognition on all event correspondence, emails and inclusion of sponsor information in all welcome packages
  • Opportunity to attend all retreat events and obtain additional rooms at the special $235 room rate per night (kids stay free in parents' room) and meet CPA attendees, speakers and sponsors throughout four-day event
  • Option to add exclusive “Retreat Cigar & Storytelling Sponsorship” for $600, see below.

 

FRIDAY VIP RECEPTION - $2,600 Exclusive

  • Exclusive sponsor of the Friday Night VIP Cocktail Reception, speaking role at the event, name/logo on all signage ensuring company exposure to all attendees
  • Entitles sponsor to one (1) room (single or double occupancy) for three (3) nights at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo ($705 value), or – substitute one round golf tournament play for any room night ($240 value)
  • Two (2) tickets for the Saturday Island Cocktails & Luau Dinner Celebration ($180 value)
  • One (1) entry into the 18-hole golf tournament ($240 value)
  • Name/logo recognition and direct company web link on www.ficpa.org/retreat
  • Name/logo recognition on sponsor signage for Family Retreat
  • Name recognition on all event correspondence, emails and inclusion of sponsor information in all welcome packages
  • Opportunity to attend all retreat events and obtain additional rooms at the special $235 room rate per night (kids stay free in parents' room) and meet CPA attendees, speakers and sponsors throughout four-day event
  • Option to add exclusive “Retreat Cigar & Storytelling Sponsorship” for $600, see below.

 

DIVE-IN MOVIE - $2,000 Exclusive

  • Exclusive sponsor of the Dive-In Movie, speaking role at the event, opportunity to select movie, and name/logo on all signage ensuring company exposure to all attendees
  • Entitles sponsor to one (1) room (single or double occupancy) for two (2) nights at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo ($470 value), or – substitute one round of golf tournament play for any room night ($240 value)
  • Two (2) tickets for the Saturday Island Cocktails & Luau Dinner Celebration ($180 value)
  • Name/logo recognition and direct company web link on www.ficpa.org/retreat
  • Name/logo recognition on sponsor signage for Family Retreat
  • Name recognition on all event correspondence, emails and inclusion of sponsor information in all welcome packages
  • Opportunity to attend all retreat events and obtain additional rooms at the special $235 room rate per night (kids stay free in parents' room) and meet CPA attendees, speakers and sponsors throughout four-day event
  • Option to add exclusive “Retreat Cigar & Storytelling Sponsorship” for $600, see below.

 

OCEAN REEF RAFFLE - $2,000 Exclusive

  • Exclusive sponsor of the Ocean Reef Raffle, providing one lucky attendee with a 3-day, 2-night stay at Ocean Reef Club with complimentary golf cart
  • Speaking role at the event and draw winning raffle ticket and present certificate to the winner, name/logo on all signage ensuring company exposure to all attendees
  • Entitles sponsor to one (1) room (single or double occupancy) for two (2) nights at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo ($470 value), or– substitute one round of golf tournament play for any room night ($240 value)
  • Two (2) tickets for the Saturday Island Cocktails & Luau Dinner Celebration ($180 value)
  • Name/logo recognition and direct company web link on www.ficpa.org/retreat
  • Name/logo recognition on sponsor signage for Family Retreat
  • Name recognition on all event correspondence, emails and inclusion of sponsor information in all welcome packages
  • Opportunity to attend all retreat events and obtain additional rooms at the special $235 room rate per night (kids stay free in parents' room) and meet CPA attendees, speakers and sponsors throughout four-day event
  • Option to add exclusive “Retreat Cigar & Storytelling Sponsorship” for $600, see below.

 

SILVER - $1,800

  • Entitles sponsor to one (1) room (single or double occupancy) for two (2) nights at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo ($470 value), or – substitute one round of golf tournament play for any room night ($240 value)
  • Two (2) tickets for the Saturday Island Cocktails & Luau Dinner Celebration  ($180 value)
  • Name recognition on sponsor signage for Family Retreat
  • Name recognition on all event correspondence, emails and inclusion of sponsor information in all welcome packages
  • Opportunity to attend all retreat events and obtain additional rooms at the special $235 room rate per night (kids stay free in parents' room) and meet CPA attendees, speakers and sponsors throughout four-day event
  • Option to add exclusive “Retreat Cigar & Storytelling Sponsorship” for $600, see below.

 

BRONZE - $1100

  • Entitles sponsor to one (1) room (single or double occupancy) for one (1) night at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo –or– substitute 1 entry into the 18-hole golf tournament ($240 value)
  • Two (2) tickets for the Saturday Island Cocktails & Luau Dinner Celebration ($180 value)
  • Name recognition on all event correspondence, emails and inclusion of sponsor information in all welcome packages
  • Opportunity to attend all retreat events and obtain additional rooms at the special $235 room rate per night (kids stay free in parents' room) and meet CPA attendees, speakers and sponsors throughout four-day event
  • Option to add exclusive “Retreat Cigar & Storytelling Sponsorship” for $600, see below.

 

STORYTELLING, CIGAR SPONSOR - $800 (add to existing sponsorship for $600) – Exclusive
Join Retreat Co-Chairs George Gulisano and Jason Chorlins as co-host and sponsor of the epic Thursday, Friday and Saturday night poolside, after hours storytelling event. Relax and get to know attendees in these unique and most-casual gatherings, three nights in a row!

  • Two (2) tickets for the Saturday Island Cocktails & Luau Dinner Celebration ($180 value)
  • Name recognition on all event correspondence, emails and inclusion of sponsor information in all welcome packages
  • Opportunity to attend all retreat events and obtain hotel rooms at the special $235 room rate per night (kids stay free in parents' room) and meet CPA attendees, speakers and sponsors throughout entire four-day event

 

NAME YOUR OWN SPONSOR - $ Variable – Exclusive
For this option please contact George Gulisano, Event Co-Chair, at (786) 376-3187 or gulisanog@bellsouth.net
Have something special in mind? We can work with you to create a unique sponsorship to meet your business objectives. Activities can be fun, like sponsoring a cooking school event in Ocean Reef’s amazing cooking auditorium (wine tasting anyone); or perhaps a fishing or tennis tournament is more your style. From sunrise beach yoga sessions to mini-golf tournament, if you can dream it, we can help. From hotel rooms to branding and business development opportunities, sponsorships can be very rewarding.   



To sponsor and create a new special event, please contact George Gulisano, Event Co-Chair, at (786) 376-3187 or gulisanog@bellsouth.net.


 

The FICPA Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is recognized as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION (#CH2614) AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE OF FLORIDA OR THROUGH THEIR WEBSITEWWW.800HELPFLA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

 

SPONSOR THE OCEAN REEF FAMILY RETREAT

The FICPA Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is recognized as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax deductible of the fullest extent of the law.

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION (#CH2614) AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE OF FLORIDA OR THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE WWW.800HELPFLA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.