Alice Zendel Simon, a Coral Springs resident since 1986, and Westchester County, NY native serves as a Director on the Parkland 17 Memorial Foundation. While her daughters attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, she was an active volunteer on many committees and is sensitive toward those who had family members murdered there and wants to help honor the victims.
Alice was appointed to the Broward Cultural Council by the Vice Mayor in 2008 and was elected to currently serve on its Executive Board. She was an active member of the PR & Advocacy Committees, as well as a grant review panelist for the Broward Cultural Division. Alice also participated in Creative Broward’s 2020 Cultural Tourism Task Force. Alice’s love of the arts is strong as she frequently attends the theatre, concerts, museums and art shows.
For 15 years, she was employed by the nonprofit Broward Homebound Program as Director of Business Development and Case Manager, advocating for the elderly and disabled. As a Public Relations Consultant to Sherwood Optical Studio, she developed and implemented a successful public relations/public affairs program. Alice was an Account Executive, Supervisor and Editor with the international public relations firm Hill & Knowlton in both its NY headquarters, and Washington, DC office serving Fortune 500 companies and associations over 7 years. Her first job was with MCI Telecommunications in its Washington, DC headquarters.
While Alice was Chairman of the Coral Springs Community Chest, the nonprofit was awarded the Most Outstanding Organization by the Broward Association of Fundraising Professionals. She was a member of the Coral Springs Customer Involved Committee, was selected by the City Manager to participate in Vision Summit 2022, and asked by the City Mayor to be 1 of 11 individuals to participate on the Commission’s Compensation Study Committee.
Alice also donates her time on the steering committee of various political campaigns, is a Precinct Captain, and served on the White House Transition Team in 1981. She’s been an activist for excellence and quality education in the public and religious schools, a member of ORT and life member of NCJW.
Alice received a Bachelor of Arts degree from American University and completed graduate courses in business, economics and journalism at George Washington and New York Universities. She is married to Richard Simon, an Architect and President of Simon Architectural. Alice is the Lolli of her grandchild Maya, and proud mom of 2 UF graduates — Andrea, President of the creative firm Something Simon, Inc, and Marissa, a Buyer for Ross.