13th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner and Auction

Benefits Branches

Friday, May 6, 2016
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-442-8306, Ext. 1002

Branches will celebrate its 13th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner and Auction at the JW Marriott Marquis on Friday, May 6, 2016. Over 400 guests are expected to attend and help raise valuable resources for Branches’ programs which provide services and life-changing opportunities to low-income children, youth and families focused on long-term success.

The event will kick off with a cocktail reception and a silent auction, followed by dinner and dancing, as well as an appeal and an exciting live auction, led by emcee Mark Trowbridge and auctioneer Sherry Truhlar. The event will also feature the 2nd Annual Trish and Dan Bell Community Empowerment Award which honors an outstanding community member who has made a significant impact on Branches and our local community.

All proceeds from the appeal that evening will support Branches’ Summer Shade Camp and all donations will be doubled since they are matched dollar for dollar by a generous Challenge Grant offered by Trish and Dan Bell. Laurie Zapletal will serve as chair for the event, and Trish and Dan Bell will serve as the Philanthropic Chairs.

Please visit www.BranchesFL.org/BenefitDinner for more information.

About Branches

Branches provides opportunities for working poor families to help them and their children become better educated and more financially stable in the long-term.

Our program areas that serve children and youth focus on student achievement, and our Achieve programs focus on financial stability services for families and individuals.

The Grow program provides after-school enrichment and tutoring for elementary students. The Climb program serves middle and high school students to enable them to succeed in school and life. The Achieve programs serve adults and provide small business development services, free tax prep, affordable car loans, and hunger relief. We also provide personal financial coaching through the United Way Center for Financial Stability, which we house and operate.

For more information, please visit us at www.branchesfl.org or call 305-442-8306.

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