Friendship Circle of Miami’s 3rd Annual Heart and Soul Gala

2022, Gala Guide
Date Thursday, November 4, 2021, 7:00 pm Sunday, November 7, 2021 Price $300/ticket; Sponsorships start at $3000 Organization Friendship Circle of Miami Categories 2022, Gala Guide
Place Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Address 10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables, FL 33156 Website Contact Email
Chris Knight, Kollen Cobb and Chris Cobb
Tracey, Sara, and Alex Berkowitz, Rabbi Yossi Harlig

Guests are invited to experience a magical night of friendship and community at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden under the stars. Attendees can enjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, live music performances, a vast silent auction, interactive program honoring Vance Aloupis, and more. All proceeds benefit Friendship Circle Miami’s inclusive programming for children and young adults of all ages with special needs and the organization’s new 20,000 square foot campus, set to break ground in Fall 2021.

 Honoree: Vance Aloupis

Co-Chairpersons: Michele Kaplan + Stacey Bolduc

Organizing Committee: Rossana Arteaga-Gomez, Monica Cantera-Serralta, Maria Dewitt, David Evenksy, Nechama Harlig, Luz Perez-Iturbe, Claudia Potamkin, April Stuzin, Jennifer Resnick, Joseph Roisman, Lisa-Ann Terry, Nancy Veitia

Major/Bird of Paradise Sponsor: Bean Automotive Group

Co-Chair Michele Kaplan
Nadine Foldes, Nadine Pertnoy, Nechama Harlig, Shelly Brodie
Christine Betancourt, Ana Encinosa, Melissa Cruz, Gina Alonso, Anna Fano, Monica Cantera-Serralta, Jennifer Aragon
Nechama and Rabbi Yossi Harlig, Alex and Julianne Krys, Sara & Alex Berkowitz

About Friendship Circle of Miami

Friendship Circle of Miami strives to provide friendship, belonging, and a sense of community to children and young adults of all ages with special needs. We offer inclusive programming, volunteer opportunities, and lifelong friendships to the South Florida community. Thanks to the generous support of our teen volunteers, partners, donors, staff, and committee members, we make positive impacts to thousands of lives each year.

Our 21 unique programs include a wide variety of immersive experiences, life skill foundations, recreational activities, socialization opportunities, community involvement, and more for all age groups. Each program is 100% volunteer driven and our 150+ teenage volunteers serve as both mentors and companions.

Funds raised from the 3rd Annual Heart and Soul Gala will support programmatic efforts and help us reach our $10 million campaign goal to build our future dream facility, aimed at meeting the unique customizations and needs for our special friends. The groundbreaking for our new, state-of-the-art facility is set for Fall 2021.