Amy Scharlin, Cornerstone Event Chair David M. Scharlin, Gloria Scharlin, Marli, Elli and Naomi Scharlin

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s 2005 Campaign Opening Dinner – The Cornerstone Event, drew nearly 800 Jewish community leaders to the Fontainebleau Hilton Hotel recently and raised more than $600,000. The event helped launch the 2005 Federation/UJA Campaign, which provides a vital lifeline of social services to people in Miami, in Israel and in 60 countries around the world. The dinner was chaired by David M. Scharlin, with Matthew L. Adler, Gil J. Bonwitt, Adrian Dubow, Andrew Fiske, Steven Messing and Monica Sasson serving as Vice Chairs. The keynote address was given by the Honorable Richard Gephardt. The retired Democratic Congressman has been a trusted friend of the State of Israel who has steadfastly supported U.S. foreign aid to Israel, and has consistently been an advocate for peace and security in the Middle East. The Federation thanks the following corporate sponsors for helping to make the evening such a success. Gold sponsor was: The Collection. Silver sponsors were: Akerman Senterfitt, Greenberg Traurig, P.A., The Miami Herald and Media Stage. Bronze sponsors were: American Land Ventures, AON Risk Services, BellCare Nurses Registry, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP, FMSbonds, Inc., Florida Marlins, Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Brokerage Company of Florida, Mellon, Ritz Carlton Residences & Club South Beach and Steel Hector & Davis LLP. Pearl sponsors were: Atlantic Hosiery, EAP Management Corp./KFC, The Fontainebleau Hilton Hotel, Kornreich NIA, Perry Ellis International, Podhurst Orseck, P.A., Publix, Dr. Alan Serure Plastic Surgery, Sweet Paper Sales Corporation and TransAtlantic Bank.

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