The annual Charles Lafitte Golf Classic reflects the organization’s philosophy: demonstrating how individuals can work (or play) together and inspire each other to achieve common goals. Since the first tournament in 2003, more than $3.5 million has been raised; each year the proceeds benefit a single non-profit organization.
Suzanne and CLF President Jennifer Vertetis identify the charity recipient, including site visits to the finalists before making their final determination. For the last few years, the Citron’s 12-year-old daughter Kyra has joined them. During a follow-up lunch or dinner at her favorite restaurant, she reveals her own selection and the reasons behind it, which has always matched the leaders’ own decision. “Every year, she gives the right answer for the right reason, and it’s tough as we see a lot of great organizations—really they’re all so good,” said Suzanne.