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 BBBS of Miami Awards $300,000 in Scholarships

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami recently celebrated 300 of its beneficiaries’ high school graduation and transition to higher education. At the celebration, held at the Adrienne Arsht Center, the nonprofit youth mentoring organization awarded over $300,000 in scholarships to the “Littles,” who are heading off to college despite once being considered at-risk youths. Little Sister Monet Guardado also won a new car. Congratulations to all the graduates!

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 17th Annual Mayor’s Ball

The 17th Annual Mayor’s Ball hosted by Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and Lourdes P. Gimenez to benefit United Way of Miami-Dade was a great success, raising almost $1.2 million for local programs that help create a more educated, financially stable and healthy community. Nearly 800 of Miami’s most influential leaders from business, government and philanthropy gathered to celebrate the spirit of working together to build a stronger Miami at LIV at Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Pictured: Faith Rein and Udonis Haslem with Mayor's Ball co-chairs Shannon and Vincent Signorello

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 MCM Donor Reception

Miami Children’s Museum celebrated the past, present and future with a recent reception honoring their most generous supporters. Excitement is at an all time high at the Museum as renovations continue following the Museum’s extensive master plan. At the Donor Reception the Museum welcomed world-renowned artist Remo Saraceni, who will play a big part in the development of the new Music Gallery. Remo is best known for inventing the Big Piano™ from the movie BIG. In addition to the Music Gallery, the Bank of America exhibiti and the Sea and Me toddler space will undergo extensive renovations.

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 “Party For A Cause” at The Loft

Voices For Children recently served as host to its first “Party For A Cause” at The Loft in Miami, an event aiming to raise awareness of the organization’s work through the strategic engagement of the next generation of philanthropic supporters. With approximately 200 attendees, more than $50,000 was raised towards serving the approximately 3,500 abused and neglected children who are currently in foster care in Miami-Dade.

Pictured: Alexa Ferrer, Luis Santos and Melanie Mueller / Danny and Ximena Figueroa

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 Small Miracles 2016 Luncheon

Easter Seals South Florida’s 2016 Small Miracles Luncheon held at the Coral Gables Country Club brought together more than 250 of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties’ most engaged community leaders. The event raised more than $200,000 to support over 1,500 families struggling to overcome the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease, autism and other disabilities in our community. At the event. Presenting Sponsor Ryder System, Inc. was presented the Edgar Allen Corporate Society Award for making this year’s Small Miracles Luncheon possible, and The Batchelor Foundation, Inc. offered a matching grant for gifts pledged during the luncheon.

Pictured: Alberto de Cardenas, Angel Ferrer, Alberto Gutierrez, Loreen Chant, Hector Tundidor

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 “Through the Looking Glass” Gala
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 Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Sapphire Gala
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 American Jewish Committee’s Gala
 Al and Nancy Malnik Host Annual Garden Party
 Reid & Fiorentino Call of the Game Dinner
 After-School All-Stars Annual Fundraising Gala @ Faena Hotel
 Laguna House & Merrill Lynch Host Baptist Health Foundation
 Elle Macpherson Hosts Cocktail Party in the Design District
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 “Read to Learn Books for Free” Drive at MIFF
 The Buoniconti Fund’s Destination Fashion’s 2016 Women of Substance and Style Honorees
 Nutcracker Magic
 Destination Fashion 2016 Special Feature
 Miami Children’s Museum’s Be A Kid Again Gala Returns!
 8th Annual Preservation Luncheon Kickoff Party
 15th Annual United Way Women’s Leadership Breakfast
 8th Annual Champion of the Arts Luncheon
 Women of Tomorrow Announce 2016 Gala Honorees
 Star Athletes and Chino y Nacho at The Miggy Ball
 5th Annual Splendor in the Garden
 Meet Barry University’s 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards Honorees
 17th Annual Guardians of the Children Luncheon
 16th Annual Hope For All Gala
 Destination Fashion 2016 Kick-Off Party
 Vizcaya’s 59th Annual Ball
 Humbled Journey Author Visits SEED School of Miami
 Cleveland Orchestra Miami Celebrates Ten Spectacular Seasons
 2015 Women of Distinction & Caring Luncheon
 YoungArts Backyard Ball
 AFP Conference: Unlocking the Keys to Philanthropy
 Vizcaya’s 29th Annual Halloween Sundowner
 Miami Children’s Museum Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash
 Rhythm Foundation Kicks-off 28th Season at Miami Beach Women’s Club
 33rd Annual Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Corporate Golf Invitational
 2015 Inner Circle of Twelve Luncheon
 27th Annual Festival of Chefs
 United Way Launches Volunteer Group for Millennials
 14th Annual Wine On Harvest Moon
 Inaugural Rosé Day Luncheon
 5th Annual Party on the Plaza
 9th Annual Noche Tropical’s Tropicana 2020