Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner and Auction

Benefits Branches

Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 6 p.m.
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-442-8306, Ext. 1002

Branches will celebrate its 16th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner and Auction on April 27, 2019, at the JW Marriott Marquis. Over 500 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.

Jorge Luis & Marile Lopez, Maria Carvalho & 2018 Award Honoree Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, Philanthropic Chairs Trish & Dan Bell and Board Chair Rodney Bell

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.

The event will also feature the presentation of the Trish and Dan Bell Community Empowerment Award, which will be presented to a deserving honoree. All proceeds from the appeal of the evening will support Branches’ 7-week-long Summer Shade Camp serving 400+ children. All appeal donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a generous Challenge Grant provided by Trish and Dan Bell.

Please visit for more information or to purchase tickets.

Branches Florida City students are all smiles

About Branches

Branches provides life-changing opportunities to help working families and their children break the cycle of generational poverty.

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 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 or call 305-442-8306.

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