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 A Thoroughly Posh Production. . . .

Kick off the 2016-2017 social season with SocialMiami.com and Source Miami, and preview new and unique gala trends – from gorgeously dressed tables created by event design companies to signature bites served by top catering companies.

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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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More Features:

 17th Annual Mayor’s Ball
 2016 Miami Man & Woman of the Year
 MCM Donor Reception
 Small Miracles 2016 Luncheon
 “Party For A Cause” at The Loft
 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
 38th Annual Musical Gala
 15th Annual Torch Awards
 2016 Rising Stars Showcase
 Purim Pairings 2016
 The Art of Fundraising - A Unique Approach
 New World Symphony Gala: 1000
 Women of Tomorrow’s 15th Annual Gala
 Color My World 16th Annual Gala
 VeritageMiami 2016
 “Read to Learn Books for Free” Drive at MIFF
 24th Annual Twelve Good Men Luncheon
 Destination Fashion 2016
 Third Annual Art of the Party Gala
 Feast with the Beasts 2016
 8th Annual Preservation Luncheon
 The Buoniconti Fund’s Destination Fashion’s 2016 Women of Substance and Style Honorees
 2016 Be a Kid Again Gala
 20th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Dinner
 The Bass Ball 2016
 Nutcracker Magic