Friendship Circle of Miami’s 3rd Annual Heart and Soul Gala2022, Gala Guide
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
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.