Babette Ferre-Kosar

Babette Ferre-Kosar

Council Member

Director of Development, Memorial Cancer Institute, Memorial and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation  A Native Floridian, mother of 4 children, Sara, Rachel, Rebecca and Joseph. Studied Architectural Engineering at University of Miami, B.A. Humanities from Florida International University, Master’s Degree from George Washington University, Paralegal Studies and Masters in Reading Education from Baldwin Wallace College. Past and current volunteerism, leadership and philanthropic endeavors include the Bellflower Center for Abused Women in Cleveland, Ohio, 11 years as a Guardian Ad Litem in Broward County,  HANDY, The Humane Society, The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art,  Nova Southeastern University, University School at NSU, The Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, the Broward Center for Performing Arts, founder of the Diamond Angels Organization of the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation, the 1000+ Club Against Cancer and The Royal Dames of Cancer Research.  Currently serves on Board of I Care I Cure Chapter of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and Leadership Council of the Figgers Foundation. Professional Career includes Director of Development, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Broward, and Executive Director of the I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation, raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer research and currently, the Director of Development for the Memorial Cancer Institute and the Memorial and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation. Various Awards and Honors include:
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement awarded by Florida International University
  • The Valor Award for Community Service
  • Woman of Style and Substance
  • Champion for Children awarded by NSU
  • Woman of the Year
  • Mother of the Year
  • 100 of Broward’s Outstanding Women
  • Community Champion
  • Woman of Distinction, March of Dimes