Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership Celebrates 25 Years of Support

Street Party and Dinner at Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant Marked Quarter Century of Community Support For Helping Kids Grow Up Safe, Healthy & Drug-Free

Honorary Joe’s Chair Marian Krutulis and Jumbo Claw Sponsor John Krutulis of Gulliver Schools

The 25th anniversary of Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership’s Annual Fundraising Dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant was celebrated with all the elements families love most about Miami – great music, amazing food, celebrity sightings and an exclusive prize. The 25th Annual Dinner at Joe’s was kicked-off with a Street Party, featuring appetizers from the famed South Beach landmark restaurant and H20 Bars manned by Miami celebrities, along with a sneak peek at the exclusive new Mercedes Benz SLS and a chance to win a C300 three-year lease, courtesy of sponsors Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables/Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay.

Honorary Chair Marian Krutulis of Gulliver Schools and Celebrity Maitre D’s Former Miami Dolphins Dick Anderson and Ed Newman, Senator Gwen Margolis, Ms. Florida Teresa Wakefield, State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Commissioner Sally Heyman and CBS4’s Jorge Estevez welcomed guests to the dinner where they enjoyed Joe’s signature dishes and legendary service for a great cause: preventing youth substance abuse.

Informed Families thanks the following: Presenting Sponsors Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables/Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay; Donor of the Year Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida; Jumbo Claw Sponsor Gulliver Schools; Premium Claw Sponsors Baptist Health South Florida and The Dunsbaugh-Dalton Foundation; Select Claw Sponsors Colliers Abood Wood-Fay, Coral Gables Trust Company, Mr. & Mrs. Butch Davis, The John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, and Northern Trust; as well as Special Super Grand Claw Sponsors Kahn-Carlin & Co., Inc., The Village of Miami Shores Police Department and Peggy B. Sapp.

Many thanks to the following Super Grand Claw Sponsors: Ethel Beckham, Bermont Advisory Group, The Bermont/Carlin Group, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Stacy and John Bolduc, Carlton Fields, The Goldsmith Family Foundation, Grossman Roth, P.A., Health Foundation of South Florida, JP Morgan Private Bank, The Scott & Carol Lyons Foundation, Jan and William L. Morrison, National Family Partnership, Police Officer Assistance Trust and Podhurst Orseck, P.A..

Paula & Bob Brockway of Presenting Sponsors Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables/Cutler Bay, Jim & Deborah Davidson of Coral Gables Trust Company and Louis & Ofe Chiavacci

Special thanks to the following generous supporters of Programs for the Next Generation: Trish and Dan Bell, Betty Chapman, The Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation, Hector Family Foundation, Marian Krutulis, Mead Family Foundation, Marabel and Charles Morgan, Cheri and Sheldon Rosenthal, and Mary Anne & Don Shula.

For more highlights and photos, visit www.informedfamilies.org.