A Starry Night Gala Presented by City National Bank

Benefits Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services

Bridge to the Stars Co-Chairs: Monique Mosley (President, Always Believing Foundation), Marlene Quintana; Natacha Munilla (Miami Bridge Board President)

Saturday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m.
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Downtown Miami
305-636-3520 (Monique Bain)

The “stars” of South Florida are shining in support of abused, neglected and abandoned youth. Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services, Inc., Miami-Dade County’s only 24-hour emergency shelter for children and teenagers in crisis ages 10 to 17, is proud to announce the countdown to its signature fundraiser, Bridge to the Stars, “A Starry Night”, presented by City National Bank, with special program emcee Shannon Hori of CBS 4.

Taking place Saturday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. on a rooftop terrace of the JW Marriott Marquis Miami hotel in downtown Miami, hundreds are expected to attend the special fundraiser, including prominent community activists and civic leaders. With its whimsical theme inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night” masterpiece, the fundraiser, hailed as one of the most unique of the season, will help bolster the outreach of Miami Bridge, which provides critical services to youth in great need (many of whom are homeless or runaways and living on the streets).

Patrick Murphy (US Congress); Maria Carvalho (Miami Bridge Board); Alberto Carvalho (Superintendent MDCPS); Virginia Jacko (CEO of Miami Lighthouse for the Blind); Cameron Sisser (Miami Lighthouse for the Blind)

“This is a time-honored tradition for Miami Bridge and, through its establishment, we have been fortunate to help so many youth, year after year,” said Mary Andrews, Executive Director, Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services, Inc. “There is no act too small to make a difference. These are difficult and desperate times for many people in our area and we welcome any opportunity to unite the community, put a spotlight on those in need and give back.”

In addition to dancing, live entertainment and cuisine, guests will be able to enjoy a silent auction filled with high-ticket items including a cruise vacation and a basketball signed by every current player of the Miami HEAT. A single reservation is $200. Attire is Miami Chic. For more information on how to attend or sponsor the event — or support the Miami Bridge organization — contact Monique Bain, 305-636-3520, mbain@miamibridge.org, 2810 NW South River Drive, Miami, FL, 33125, and visit www.miamibridge.org.

Alicia Murphy and Michael Murphy (Vice President, Coastal Construction)

About Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services

For more than 25 years, the Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services, Inc. not-for-profit organization has been operating out of Miami and Homestead, providing emergency shelter, food, counseling and family counseling for youth in need. Acting as a catalyst for new beginnings, Miami Bridge works to rescue children and teens from lives of victimization and crime, and provides them with structure in a stable and nurturing environment. Miami Bridge shelters more than 800 youth and counsels more than 550 families every year, providing them with solutions, alternatives and hope.

Patrick Ahern, Dustin Symes, Rosary Falero, Eddie Dominguez and Steven Clark of Presenting Sponsor City National Bank

For more information on Miami Bridge or to get involved, call 305-636-3520 or visit www.miamibridge.org.

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