The Edit by Brett Graff

This week, the SocialMiami editor covers award-winning philanthropy.

Quest Workspaces to Partner in Philanthropy

Quest Workspaces CEO Laura Kozelouzek

Quest Workspaces, with offices in Class A office buildings throughout South Florida and New York City, is raising money for two SocialMiami member charities this holiday season: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Nickalus Children’s Hospital. Through its Quest Cares program, which promotes a culture of giving and also provides free workspaces to qualified non-profits, “Questers,” as office executives are called, are provided opportunity to donate during the season to help children while furthering their own professional careers.

“Our mission is to make kids smile, giving them some shine of Miracle and Hope,” wrote CEO Laura Kozelouzek in an email. “Every Penny makes a difference.” The company’s goal, when it’s not giving, is to empower entrepreneurs and business professionals with prestigious addresses in tastefully decorated coworking spaces fully equipped with amenities.

Carbonell Awards for SocialMiami Members

Gary Schweikhart, board president of the Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s Theatre & Arts Honors, announced awards to several SocialMiami member organizations. Michael Tilson Thomas, cofounder and Artistic Director Laureate of the Miami Beach-based New World Symphony recieved two George Abbott Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts. The award to Mr. Tilson Thomas was presented by veteran critic, Carbonell judge and previous Abbott Award winner Christine Dolen and was accepted by Howard Herring, President and CEO of the New World Symphony.
Dolen presents Abbott Award to Howard Herring (NWS CEO) accepting for Michael Tilson Thomas

From 20 competitive categories, Miami New Drama was the winner in seven (three for Papá Cuatro, and two each for A Wonderful World and The Cuban Vote).

Sponsors of the 45th Annual Carbonell Awards include SocialMiami members Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami-Dade County Auditorium and The Dennis C. Moss Center (formerly The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.)

The Carbonell Awards fosters the artistic growth of professional theatre in South Florida by celebrating the excellence and diversity of our theatre artists, providing educational scholarships, and building audience appreciation and civic pride by highlighting achievements of our theatre community. More than 20 professional theatre companies in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties participate in the awards process every year. The Carbonell Awards also celebrate the accomplishments of local artistic leaders by presenting various Special Awards.


Legal Services of Greater Miami Gets Greater Support

To support the mission and efforts of Legal Services of Greater Miami, Evensky & Katz/Foldes Wealth Management recently pledged a $10,000 multi-year gift and committed to support and promote the organization. It also pledged to sponsor a spectacular, special fundraiser each year for the next three years.

Marcos Segrera and David Evensky
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