More than 450 Philanthropists Attend Greater Miami Jewish Federation 2011 Pacesetter Event

Keynote speaker Dr. Charles Krauthammer (center) with Event Co-Chairs Arthur and Sari Agatston

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation Pacesetter Event is an annual gala where hundreds of Miami’s most dedicated philanthropists come together to provide critical and substantial support for Jewish people in need in Miami, in Israel and in more than 70 other countries throughout the world.

This year’s event, chaired by Sari and Arthur Agatston and Sara and Joseph Kavana and held at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, featured a keynote speech by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Dr. Charles Krauthammer, who discussed current events in Israel and Iran.

More than 450 people gathered at the Pacesetter Event, collectively pledging over $6.1 million in gifts to the 2012 Federation/UJA Campaign. The Annual Campaign provides funding to 110 social-service, humanitarian and educational agencies and programs at home and overseas. This event also recognized members of our community who have created permanent endowments through The Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

Michael M. Adler, a Federation Past President; and Federation Chair of the Board Barbara Black Goldfarb

Federation gratefully acknowledges its Proud Business Partners for their financial support of the Pacesetter Event. Platinum sponsors: Bilzin Sumberg Attorneys at Law, The Collection®, Greenberg Traurig, and Wells Fargo. Gold sponsors: Akerman Senterfitt, Kent Security Services, The Miami Herald and Sabadell United Bank. Silver sponsors: Frank Crystal & Company and Meland Russin & Budwick P.A. Bronze sponsors: Carlton Fields Attorneys at Law, Goldstein Schechter Koch, Kaufman Rossin & Co., and Marcum Accountants and Advisors. Pearl Sponsors: Higer Lichter & Givner and Podhurst Orseck.

To learn more about the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, please visit or call 305.576.4000.

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