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 8th Annual Champion of the Arts Luncheon

Citizens Interested in Arts hosted its 8th annual Champion of the Arts luncheon on January 24. The 200 guests at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables were greeted by Hollis Freimark, CIA's president. It was Joseph Adler Day in the city according to the proclamation by Mayor Jim Cason to honor the Producing Artistic Director of GableStage who received the 2016 Champion of the Arts Award.

The proclamation was given to Adler by Donna Spain, Historical and Cultural Arts Director of the City of Coral Gables, and presented by Christine Dolen, South Florida's best known theater reviewer. Lenore Toby Simmons, Event Chair, along with her Co-Chair, Denise Wolpert, organized the Champion of the Arts event.

Pictured: Lenore Toby-Simmons, Joe Adler and Christine Dolen

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 Women of Tomorrow Announce 2016 Gala Honorees

Founder and president Jennifer Valoppi and Philanthropic and Gala Chair Marisa Toccin Lucas, along with founders Don Browne and Katherine Fernandez Rundle, welcomed Women of Tomorrow’s supporters and patrons to announce the 2016 Gala honorees. Gala honorees include Humanitarian Chairs Trish and Dan Bell; Legacy Builder Honorees Laurie and Tom Cunnington; Excellence Honoree, Baptist Health South Florida; and Mentor of the Year, Nancy Frehling. The Women of Tomorrow Annual Gala will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami.

Pictured: Jennifer Valoppi, Gigi & Randy Whitman, & Katherine Fernandez Rundle

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 Star Athletes and Chino y Nacho at The Miggy Ball

Detroit Tigers MVP slugger and Triple Crown winner, Miguel Cabrera, hosted 'The Miggy Ball,' ​to benefit the Miguel Cabrera Foundation, a charity established by Miguel and his wife Rosangel to suport local youth baseball programs and scholarships. Star athletes and VIPs Manny Machado, Hanley Ramirez, Placido Polanco, Jon Jay, Jose Iglesias, Ozzie Guillén and Juan Pablo Galavis came out in support of The Miggy Ball held at the The Cafe at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center...

Pictured: Jose Iglesias, Miguel Cabrera, and Hanley Ramirez

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 Meet Barry University’s 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards Honorees

Barry University will honor thirteen alumni for their outstanding achievements and contributions to society at its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards, taking place at Hilton Downtown Miami on February 4 at 11 a.m.

Following in the university’s 75 years of dedication to both education and community, the Distinguished Alumni Awards honor members of the Barry community who exemplify the university’s core commitments: knowledge and truth; inclusive community; social justice; and collaborative service.

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 Destination Fashion 2016 Kick-Off Party

Destination Fashion is back! The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, along with Honorary Event Chairs Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Tommy Lee Jones and wife Dawn, and Brittany and Christian Slater, will host the much-anticipated Destination Fashion 2016 on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 event at Bal Harbour Shops with Savannah Guthrie, Co-Anchor of NBC’s Today Show serving as event Emcee. The interactive affair will have guests travel their way through the progressive party that will showcase the fashion trends, movies, television and entertainment through the Decades-60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s, and include a Live Celebrity Concert by Global Music Icon Pitbull, Mr. Worldwide.

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More Features:

 Vizcaya’s 59th Annual Ball
 17th Annual Guardians of the Children Luncheon
 16th Annual Hope For All Gala
 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
 United Way Launches Volunteer Group for Millennials
 27th Annual Festival of Chefs
 14th Annual Wine On Harvest Moon
 Inaugural Rosé Day Luncheon
 5th Annual Party on the Plaza
 9th Annual Noche Tropical’s Tropicana 2020
 A Night in Old Shanghai
 36th Biscayne Bay Gala
 2015 Diamond Ball
 Habitat For Humanity Completes Home #1,000 in Miami!
 Be A Voice Awards Luncheon
 Arsht Families Presents the Children’s Imagination Ball
 Branches’ Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Program
 YPO Benefactor Party
 4th Annual Fashion Gives Back Event
 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon on Thursday, November 12
 Video: Chapman Partnership 20th Anniversary Gala
 Iconic Images: A Benefit Event for the Miami Children’s Initiative
 2015 Jazz at Joe’s Champagne Brunch
 Inaugural Shatter the Stigma Fundraiser
 National Philanthropy Day Honors Alberto Ibarguen
 Barry University’s 75th Anniversary Birthday Bash
 15th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon
 National Philanthropy Day Honors Swanee and Paul DiMare
 Women of Distinction and Caring
 Mujeres Giving Back Recognition Luncheon
 Inner Circle of Twelve
 Chapman Partnership: 20 Years of Empowering the Homeless
 Fourth Annual Be A Voice Soccer Cup
 A Grand Gathering
 A Night In Shanghai Kick Off Luncheon at Neiman Marcus
 National Philanthropy Day Honors Community Leaders