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.
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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.
“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.
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!
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