Branches’ 12th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner and Auction

Benefits Branches

Ellen Oppenheimer and Philanthropic Chairs Dan and Trish Bell

Friday, May 1, 2015, from 6 to 11 p.m.
Trump National Doral
4400 N.W. 87th Avenue, Miami
305-442-8306, Ext. 1002

On Friday, May 1, 2015, Branches will host its 12th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner and Auction at the Trump National Doral in the beautiful Donald J. Trump Ballroom. This Benefit Dinner and Auction serves as Branches’ main fundraising event and brings together over 400 supporters, who gather for one evening to celebrate and raise resources for life-changing programs for children, youth and families in our community.

This fun and festive event will kick off with a 6 p.m. Reception and Silent Auction, followed at 8 p.m. with Dinner, Program and Live Auction, emceed by Mark Trowbridge. Entertainment during the evening will be provided by the band Private Stock.

Gala Co-Chairs Laurie Zapletal and Marielena Villamil

Philanthropic Chairs are Trish and Dan Bell, and the Gala Co-Chairs are Marielena Villamil and Laurie Zapletal. All personal gifts made to Branches during the Gala Dinner & Auction will be matched dollar for dollar by a matching grant provided by Trish nd Dan Bell.

Individual tickets are $175 per person; and tables range from $1,800 for Personal Table supporters to $3,000 and up for Corporate Table sponsors. Additional sponsorships are also available. For more information please visit: Sponsorship Packet Online

About Branches

For over 40 years, Branches has made a positive impact in the community by delivering on its mission to serve, educate and inspire people through student, family and financial stability services. Branches provides long-term, holistic services for motivated individuals and families. We help people grow deeper and climb higher in life by building a foundation through education so they can achieve their goals and fulfill their potential. For additional information about Branches, please call 305-442-8306 or visit

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