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 2016/2017 Social Season Preview

The 2016-2017 social season is packed with balls, luncheons, gala openings, fundraisers and more! See it all in SocialMiami's Social Season Preview, a quick overview of not-to-miss events.

If your event is not listed, just send the information to Melanie. The Social Season Preview will be continually updated, sent out and archived on SocialMiami's homepage.


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 Hard Hats and High Heels Cocktail Reception

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami served as host to a cross-section of Miami’s professional, social and philanthropic leaders at the inaugural “Hard Hats and High Heels” cocktail reception and fundraiser held at EAST, Miami. All money raised will go towards its Women’s Build initiative to build affordable housing for low-income Miami-Dade single mothers.

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 “Where It All Began” Alumni Reunion & Hall of Fame Induction

More than 75 guests enjoyed a day at the ballpark to celebrate the many accomplishments of yesteryear’s Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s members at the 2nd Annual Alumni Reunion and Hall of Fame Induction. This year’s event was underwritten by the Miami Marlins with four special alumni honored.

Pictured: DeMarcus Van Dyke, Joe Accurso Jr., Luis Garcia, Bud Coleman Jr.

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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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More Features:

 2016 Miami Man & Woman of the Year
 MCM Donor Reception
 “Party For A Cause” at The Loft
 Small Miracles 2016 Luncheon
 MCHF Diamond Society Appreciation Dinner
 Womenade 7th Annual “Take A Walk in Her Shoes”
 31st Annual Dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab
 “Through the Looking Glass” Gala
 5th Annual “Claws for Kids” Brunch at Joe’s Stone Crab
 Camillus House & Health''s “Diamonds & Denim Auction”
 Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Sapphire Gala
 Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Celebrates New South Beach Club
 Branches Annual Benefit Dinner to Fight Poverty
 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
 25th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction
 2016 American Cancer Society Miami Gala
 Elle Macpherson Hosts Cocktail Party in the Design District
 2016 Circle of Heroes Luncheon
 Frost Art Museum FIU Celebrates Benefactors at Palm Island
 2016 Power of the Purse Luncheon and Auction
 The Art of Fundraising - A Unique Approach
 “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