Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce to Honor Community Leaders at Annual Gala
Saturday, 06/22/2013, 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Blvd. ,
Miami, Florida 33132
MIAMI-DADE GAY & LESBIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HONOR COMMUNITY LEADERS AT THE 12TH ANNUAL GALA AND AWARDS PRESENTATION:
â€œCELEBRATION OF THE SUN — THE YELLOW GALAâ€
PRESENTED BY WELLS FARGO
Kaufman, Rossin & Co., P.A.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
to be Honored for Commitment to the LGBT Community
MIAMI BEACH â€“ May 7, 2013 â€“ The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber Of Commerce (MDGLCC) will honor corporate and individual supporters of the Miami-Dade LGBT community at its 12th Annual Gala and Awards Presentation, â€œCelebration of the Sun – The Yellow Gala,â€ on Saturday, June 22, at the Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. The honorees were selected for their long-term commitment to fostering diversity, as well as for their efforts in contributing to the overall well-being and quality of life in South Florida. This yearâ€™s Gala will be presented by Wells Fargo.
â€œFrom an international style setter, to a thoroughly inclusive professional services company, to the fourth largest school system in the country responsible for the next generation of business men and women, this yearâ€™s gala honorees are as diverse as the LGBT community itself,â€ said Steve Adkins, MDGLCC president. â€œAs the voice of the LGBT business community in Miami-Dade, the Chamber is especially proud to have such an accomplished and extraordinary group to recognize this year.â€
The 2013 Honorees:
AT&T â€œBusiness of the Year Awardâ€ â€“ Kaufman, Rossin & Co., P.A.
This award is presented annually to an organization whose commitment to diversity is unwavering in its inclusion of LGBT and allied community issues.
Sherwin-Williams â€œBusinessperson of the Year Awardâ€ â€“ David Bromstad
This award is given annually to an individual who embraces diversity in all forms and demonstrates savvy business acumen and leadership skills.
Regions Bank â€œNon-Profit Organization of the Year Awardâ€ â€“ Miami-Dade County Public Schools
the rainbow flag for the Galaâ€™s theme and has encouraged attendees to wear a splash of that color to the event. The color for this yearâ€™s event is yellow, which represents joy, happiness, intellect and energy. This annual event, MDGLCCâ€™s principal fundraising effort of the year, helps sustain operations and the ever-increasing demand to expand programming.
The 12th Annual Gala and Awards Presentation, â€œCelebration of the Sun – The Yellow Gala, Presented by Wells Fargo,â€ starts at 6 p.m. with a reception and silent auction which will be followed by dinner, the awards presentation and an after party in the hotelâ€™s new nightclub ENCORE. The Yellow Gala will be one of the first events held at the Hilton following the hotelâ€™s multi-million, top-to-bottom renovation.
Tickets are $2,000 for tables of 10 or $200 for individual tickets and include reserved seating, grand buffet dinner, open bar with Bacardi brands featuring GREY GOOSEÂ® vodka and Hatuey beer, a VIP gift bag, parking, raffle prize participation and complimentary admission to the after party at Hiltonâ€™s new ENCORE Lounge for dancing and entertainment. Tickets are available online at www.gaybizmiami.com, by calling (305) 673-4440, or by emailing RSVP@gaybizmiami.com.
â€œCelebration of the Sun – The Yellow Galaâ€ is produced by the MDGLCC. In addition to the presenting sponsor Wells Fargo, sponsors of the Gala include Bacardi / GREY GOOSEÂ® vodka; AT&T; Sherwin-Williams; Regions Bank; Kaufman, Rossin & Co., P.A.; GMCVB; Port of Miami; Hilton Miami Downtown; American Airlines; Williamson Cadillac Buick-GMC; FVR Group; Balloon Expresso; and The Murry Agency Public Relations.Thank you for using Soul Of Miami!