Love of Learning Gala

Benefits Foundation for New Education Initiatives

Dan Bell, Trish Bell, Swanee DiMare, Maria Carvalho & Alberto M. Carvalho
Dan & Trish Bell

Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-995-7317 (Ann de las Pozas)

More than 700 leaders of Greater Miami’s social and corporate communities will gather on Saturday, February 10, 2018, to help bolster student achievement by raising funds for new and innovative public education initiatives and to honor the 2017-2018 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 Dr. Lawrence Feldman; School Board Member Perla Tabares Hantman; David Lawrence, Jr.; Leslie Miller Saiontz; Natacha Munilla Bastian; and Dale Chapman Webb. Attire for the evening is black-tie.

Jon & Nancy Batchelor

Gala sponsorships are available ranging from $3,000 to $100,000, and individual tickets are $600. 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 Foundation for New Education Initiatives, Inc.

Foundation for New Education Initiatives, Inc. (FNEI), founded in 2008 by The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is a 501(c)3 direct-support organization of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS). 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 467 schools and 356,000 students. In 2017, nearly 55,000 students directly benefited from the foundations support through innovative

Jorge Luis & Marile Lopez

programs such as Cultural Passport to the Arts, the Together for Children Initiative which aims to eliminate youth violence, paid summer internships for students ages 15-18, mini-grants for teachers and schools, student scholarships, The Parent Academy, Project UP-START (serving the nearly 4,000 identified homeless students), and bringing wireless technology and devices to all classrooms.

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