Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s PACESETTER Event
Chaired by Wendy S. Gordon and Clarita Kassin, the event raised more than $4.5 million for the 2020 Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign to care for those in need, support vital social service and education programs and strengthen Jewish life in Miami, in Israel and in more than 70 countries around the world. Colleen and Richard Fain helped spark the spirit of giving by establishing a challenge fund that matched part of the evening’s donations.
The event featured comments from a number of community leaders, including Federation Board Chair Jeffrey Scheck and Federation General Campaign Chair Isaac K. “Ike” Fisher. Major General (Ret.) Amos Yadlin, a former Deputy Commander of the Israeli Air Force, a past Director of the Israeli Security Agency Shin Bet, and the current Director of Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies, delivered the keynote address, speaking about major geopolitical, military and societal challenges facing Israel. Attendees also enjoyed a musical performance by an ensemble of teens from Guitars Over Guns, a Miami organization that offers students from disadvantaged backgrounds a powerful combination of music education and mentorship.
Federation gratefully acknowledges its 2019-2020 Proud Business Partners for their generous support. Platinum Sponsors are Bilzin Sumberg; The Collection; Greenberg Traurig, P.A.; LSN Partners and Llorente & Heckler; and Miami Herald Media Company. Gold Sponsors are Accesso; Addison House; Akerman; City National Bank; GL Homes; Kaufman Rossin; Kent Security Services and Sapoznik Insurance & Associates. Silver Sponsors are JLL; Meland Russin & Budwick, P.A. and NFP, The Meltzer Group. Bronze Sponsors are Aetna; Carlton Fields; Haber Law; Houlihan Lokey; IBERIABANK; MBAF CPAs and Advisors; Omnia Family Wealth; Singer Wealth Management and Wells Fargo. Pearl Sponsors are Apollo Bank; Baptist Health; Dacra; H&CO, LLP a Global CPA Firm; Holland & Knight; Northern Trust Bank; Perry Ellis International; Podhurst Orseck, P.A. and Siegfried Rivera.
For more information about the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, please visit JewishMiami.org or call 305.576.4000.