The Women of Wynwood Community Fundraiser 9/22/11

The Women of Wynwood Community Fundraiser
Thursday, September 22nd 6:30 – 9 PM
Lester’s Miami
2519 NW 2nd Ave
Miami FL 33127

Help us kick-off the new season of Women of Wynwood!
In addition to raising funds through a silent auction (items listed below), we will also be screening a new video about WOW directed by Rhonda Mitrani.

If you can’t attend in person, please help us to continue our growth by sending your tax deductible donation to

Check payable to Wynwood Arts District Association “WOW” written in the memo line, mail your donation to 167 NW 25th Street Miami, FL 33127, and please let us know via email at that you have made this donation so we can include your name on our website.

Also, we are now seeking corporate sponsors to cover the cost of one yearly salary, corporate sponsors will work with WOW to let the community know that they support empowerment through employment, so please help us spread the word!

We are also happy to place absentee bids for you so if you’re interested, bid away… there are some truly unique experiences being offered, don’t miss out!

Auction Items Include:
A round of golf at La Gorce Country Club including cart and caddy fees!
A canoe trip for two on Historic Bear Lake Trial (this winter) guided by Melissa Memory, Park Archeologist and Cultural Resource Manager of Everglades National Park. Picnic Included!
A private tour for a group of ten of the Rubell Family Collection led by collection director, Juan Roselion-Valadez!
A private tour of Wynwood led by the neighborhood pioneer Tony Goldman!
A pizza party at Joey’s Wynwood!
A two-hour landscape consultation by Morel landscaping including a set of Taper fiberglass outdoor pots!
One of a kind (custom) nursery element by Red Violet Creations (design, painting, and materials)
Magnum Mani/Pedi Combo from Nailbar in Midtown Miami!
Original artworks by various Bakehouse Art Complex artist and Karen Starosta Gilinski!
One free night at any of The Goldman Properties South Beach Hotels!
One private and five group pilates lessons by master instructor Anna Alvarez at Pilates Miami Shores!
Unique, hand made jewelry by TRIIAN!
And a starving artist lunch with Richard Höglund (you get to buy the lunch)!

After receiving a $100,000 grant from The City of Miami we have been able to employ two women full-time, and cover all the logistical costs associated with WOW, as a result they have transitioned beyond life in a shelter and into full time job security. We are enormously proud of this and though this alone is an accomplishment it’s necessary for our organization to continue growing. We would like to see the successes of the two women currently employed at least triple. We plan on doing this through continued donations.

Visit our new website at

Image: Glendina and Shantina, two Women of Wynwood photographed by Rhonda Mitrani

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