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
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.
“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
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