For the Love of Learning Gala

Benefits the Foundation for New Education Initiatives

Alberto & Maria Carvalho, Trish & Dan Bell

Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami
305-995-7317 (Ann de las Pozas)

More than 800 leaders of Greater Miami’s social and corporate communities will gather on Saturday, February 11, 2017, to help bolster student achievement by raising funds for new and innovative public education initiatives and to honor the 2016-2017 inductees into the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Alumni Hall of Fame. It will be an elegant night dedicated to our love of learning with exquisite food, live entertainment and a few surprises, too!

Chaired by Maria and Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent of Schools, and Trish and Dan Bell, the gala committee members include Nancy and Jon Batchelor; Swanee and Paul DiMare; School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman; David Lawrence, Jr.; Leslie Miller Saiontz; Natacha Munilla-Bastian; and Dale Chapman Webb. Attire for the evening is black-tie.

Dan & Trish Bell, Swanee & Paul DiMare

Gala sponsorships are available ranging from $3,000 to $100,000, and individual tickets are $500. Proceeds from the For the Love of Learning Gala will be used to support critical programs and initiatives that provide the neediest of students with an opportunity to succeed in school and life.

Join us in our endeavor to make a change for the better in Miami-Dade County, one student at a time.

About The Foundation for New Education Initiatives, Inc.

Nancy & Jon Batchelor

The Foundation for New Education Initiatives, Inc. (FNEI), founded in 2008, is a 501(c)3 direct-support organization of the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida. FNEI supports critical, otherwise unfunded, programs that motivate students to stay in school, graduate, and continue on to higher education. M-DCPS is the fourth-largest school district in the United States, and it comprised of 464 schools and 356,000 students. In 2016, nearly 75,000 students directly benefited from the foundation’s support through innovative programs such as Cultural Passport to the Arts, STEM Mobiles, mini-grants for teachers and schools, student scholarships, The Parent Academy, Project UP-START (serving the nearly 4,000 identified homeless student), summer internships, and bringing wireless technology and devices to the classroom.

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