Deborah Bernstein has a multi-faceted background that is the foundation of all her efforts, including those which demonstrate her selfless, “giving back” contributions to the community.
She was a key collaborator in formulating the mission and direction of The Ted & Deborah Bernstein Family Foundation (created in 2007) and serves as its president. The foundation provides financial assistance to organizations that provide counseling for families and children in need of therapeutic services. These families would otherwise be unable to access these services, due to financial limitations.
Among her other roster of charitable endeavors are her commitments to ‘One Laptop Per Child’, the ‘American Cancer Society’, and the ‘Humane Society’. She is a sought after speaker to women’s organizations that focus on esteem building, self-improvement and the importance of physical and mental health.
Not surprisingly, Mrs. Bernstein has a unique background in the pageantry industry. She has held both State and National titles including: Mrs. U.S. Continental 2010/11, Ms Florida 2008 as well as Mrs. Florida 2002. These triumphs can directly be attributed to her passion, intellect, commitment to improving her community. Deborah’s recognized beauty led her to being selected as a model for Blinc cosmetics and one of their most prestigious skin care products.
Her career accomplishments incorporate senior level experience in business administration as an executive for the Marriott and Hilton Hotels. Certainly, her hands-on knowledge of the hospitality industry has contributed to her business acumen and gracious demeanor, and brought her to where she is today.
In September 2012, Mrs. Bernstein launched a new children’s storybook series (Stylish Stella and her magic crown) in Bloomingdales of Boca Raton. Based on strong reception, Bloomingdales and The Breakers have invited Deborah for special events, featuring the Stylish Stella book. This new series is focused on confidence building and self esteem for young readers. A portion of the proceeds from the book sales are donated back to The Ted & Deborah Bernstein Family Foundation.
Mrs. Bernstein is both a devoted wife and mother. Married to Ted Bernstein, owner of Life Insurance Concepts, Inc. in Boca Raton, she resides in Boca Raton. Leading by example, a mother of four adult children, she encourages each of them to participate in their communities and the importance of giving back.