Kiwanis Of Little Havana Foundation 38th Annual Christmas Gala 12/6/14

Kiwanis Of Little Havana Foundation 38th Annual Christmas Gala
Saturday, 12/06/2014 – 08:00 pm –
100evite2Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Cost: Individual Ticket – $125; Reserved Table (10 Guests) – $1,500; VIP Lounge (10 Guests) – $2,500

The Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation is set to host its 38th Annual Christmas Gala, with support from BMW, Bacardi and Coca-Cola. Proceeds from the annual fundraising event will benefit various Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation projects, including “A Toy for Every Child” and “Adopt-a-Family” holiday initiatives.

“For more than three decades, our Annual Christmas Gala has afforded the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana the opportunity to touch the lives of those less fortunate by distributing thousands of cherished gifts and warm meals during the holidays,” said Henry Jimenez, chairman of the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation. “With the help of our corporate and community partners, as well as numerous volunteers, we can continue to further our mission to give back to the community and make a difference in the lives of thousands of South Florida children and their families.”

Beginning at 8 p.m., guests will dance to the rhythm of live performances by internationally renowned artists Grupo Niche, Hansel Y Raul, and Lime. Attendees will also enjoy an open bar and buffet stations featuring local cuisine. Formal attire will be strictly enforced.

Additional benefiting foundation projects include the annual Kiwanis Club of Little Havana Christmas Fair, Future Leaders through Education Scholarship Fund, and many more community goodwill youth initiatives.

Urban MATERs: Art. Music. Mix in Support of In-Need Kids 11/14/14

Urban MATERs: Art. Music. Mix in Support of In-Need Kids
Friday, November 14, 8:00pm
UrbanMATERsMAPS Backlot
342 NW 24 St
Miami, FL 33127
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Contrasting traditional fundraisers, the Centro Mater Foundation is kicking off Miami’s art season with a casual community celebration of urban art, music and entertainment in support of local underprivileged youths.

Designed as an urban art fair, Urban MATERs will offer food trucks, sweets, spirits, and craft beer-all included in the ticket price. Entertainment will include live music and a creative variety of artistic expressions, including opportunities for guests to create their own masterpieces. Local artist “GG” will present an exhibition and live art display. Guests will also be able to peruse memorabilia at a Romero Britto Pop-Up Shop.

The Centro Mater Foundation is a South Florida institution that supports the efforts of Centro Mater Child Care Services Inc., a non-profit organization that provides quality care and education to economically disadvantaged youths. The funds raised through the event will largely support Centro Mater’s noted summer program, which annually serves 800 at-risk children.

Event sponsors include: Sazon Goya, Coastal Wine and Spirits, FirstBank Florida, Mercantil Commercebank, Cantera & Associates, Catholic Health Services, Diario las Americas, Merrill Lynch, Palmetto57, Femwell Group Health, HLB Gravier, KPMG LLP, Permal Group, Verdeja & De Armas, LLP, Atelier Monnier, and Panagra.

28th Annual Festival of the Trees 11/20/14

Thursday, 11/20/2014, 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
FOT-2014_Save-the-Date1Coral Gables Country Club
997 North Greenway Drive
Miami, Florida 33134
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Entry: $72; Ten People: $550

The exhibition gala will be attended by some of Miami’s most well-known figures in the real estate, arts, architecture and design communities, as well as representatives from the media, Miami-Dade government, FIU students, faculty, and alumni. The Interior Architecture Advisory Board coordinates the exhibition and accompanying gala reception. As in past years, net proceeds from the Festival of the Trees will be used to support FIU’s Interior Architecture Department and help talented students pursue a quality education at FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts. This annual holiday extravaganza has raised over $150,000!

“Design GPS: Global Prismatic Spectrums” is the theme of this year’s exhibition that showcases the amazing creativity of the community by engaging top local, national and international designers in the design of spectacular holiday trees made from every imaginable material. All who attend the gala reception on November 20th can bid on these extraordinary tree creations, and the winning bidder can display them as holiday decorations in their homes or offices, for years to come.

Single tickets are $72 and a $550 ten-person group rate is currently available for purchase at www.festivalofthetrees.net.

Leadership Learning Center Annual Gala 11/7/14

Leadership Learning Center Annual Gala
Friday, 11/07/2014 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
unnamed-2Coral Gables Country Club
997 N. Greenway Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $400

The Leadership Learning Center at St. John Bosco Catholic Church will host its gala on Friday, Nov. 7, at the Coral Gables Country Club. The gala will kick-off a capital campaign, which will fund the new facility being constructed on the Center’s campus. Once the building is complete, the Center will be able to double the amount of students it serves annually.

The event’s theme will celebrate the program’s golden anniversary and officially mark the beginning of the next chapter of the Leadership Learning Center’s work in the community. Gala chairs Yuri Rossi and Dr. Ada Armas will join leaders from the business and civic community, including alumni of the program.

Univision anchors Eileen Cardet and Jorge Hernandez will serve as the Masters of Ceremonies, and Willy Chirino will perform live for attendees. The event include cocktails and a silent auction followed by dinner and dancing.

Gala sponsors include Humana; MCCI Medical Group; Armor Correctional Health Services, Inc.; Quantum Technology Partners; Artisan Media; Bacardi U.S.A.; Healthcare Image Centers Radiology VIP; Astor; Ocean Bank; and Jaxi Builders, Inc.

Neat Stuff 4th Annual Casino Night Event 10/17/14

Neat Stuff 4th Annual Casino Night Event
neatstuff4October 17, 2014, 7:30PM
Coral Gables Country Club
997 N Greenway Dr
Miami, FL 33134
Pre paid tickets to the Neat Stuff Casino Night: $125. $150 at the door.
For more information on tickets please email: [email protected]
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The non for profit organization Neat Stuff, Inc. is ready to host its fourth Casino Night fundraising event. Hosted by Miami Housewife star, Chef, and Author Ana Quincoces, the Casino Night fundraising event is planned to be a fabulous night filled with “Las Vegas” style fun intended to help raise funds for a an amazing organization that aids our South Florida youth. The program will include a presentation by Commissioner for District 8, Mrs. Daniella Levine Cava.

Neat Stuff, Inc. was founded in 1995 with the missionto provide free new clothing and school uniforms to abused, neglected, abandoned and other at-risk children. Neat Stuff was created by local community child advocate Phyllis Krug, who identified a critical need for children involved in the social services system. Today, the organization is proud to be the only agency of its kind in South Florida proudly serving an average of 4,000 at-risk children and distributing over $ 1.2 million worth of new clothes, school uniforms and accessories annually. The major story is not just what they do but how they do it.

Neat Stuff for Kids which has been dubbed “the little engine that could” raises its funds from the private sector with no Government help which presents its challenges. Neat Stuff works hard to create strong relationships within community while running a very lean and efficient operation. The Casino Night fundraising event is an opportunity for others to jump on “little engine that could” while having a great time.

The Neat Stuff Casino Night is planned to be a spectacular affair. Fittingly the upscale, newly renovated Coral Gables Country Club was chosen for this event. Guests will experience a red carpet welcome complete with Las Vegas-style show girls which are sure to set the mood for a “Sin City” inspired event. After ticketing, guests will receive their “play money” and enter the Coral Grand Ballroom and be transported to Las Vegas for one night.

Those present will be treated to an open bar to get those pesky pre-gambling jitters out of the way. Experience the sights and sounds of a real casino as players roar with every roll of the dice at the craps table. Try your hand at out hustling the blackjack dealer while sipping on vodka martinis. The roulette table is sure to be popular as participants decide what to bet only moments before the dealer flicks the ball into the spinning wheel. If the tables aren’t the fancy or just taking a break between bets guests are encouraged to take part in the fabulous silent and live auction. Music will fill the air as guests move to the rhythm with cocktails in hand. Palates will be pleased as guests savor delicious hors d’ouerves throughout the evening and enjoy an exquisite buffet. The Neat Stuff Casino Night is sure to be a spectacular event but more importantly it is an event to bring people together for the sake and welfare of less fortunate children in our community

The Neat Stuff Casino Night will be another milestone of what has been an amazing journey for this agency. What began as a humble operation in 1995 has turned into an inspiring tale of how a group of caring people can help others who are not as fortunate. The “little engine that could” is ready to turn into a furious locomotive.

Young Patronesses of the Opera celebrated their 59th Annual Gala Cocktail Reception at The Betsy Hotel By Betty Alvarez

The Betsy Hotel, La Fenice Prosecco, Leatrice Damus, Maria-Rosa Lopez-Munoz & Barbara Reese hosted a Swanky evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the downstairs B-bar of the The Betsy on South Beach on October 5th, to celebrate the wonderful benefactors snd underwriters of the upcoming 59th Annual Young Patronesses of the Opera Gala “Hat Spats & Pearls… A Toast to the Roaring 20’s.” Guests received a favor of Satin Glow Gold dust by Prestige Cosmetics to carry the sparkle of the evening with them.

The annual YPO Gala – now in its 59th year – is considered among Miami’s oldest and most prestigious black tie affairs. This elegant soiree, organized by Lisa Wheeler, President of YPO and Gala Chairs Laurel Auerbacher, Amal Kabbani, Patty Scerpella, Lori Thomas and Lise-Marie Wertanzl, will feature a silent auction, live entertainment, dancing, and a three-course meal to raise funds for YPO’s music education programs.

The Gatsby-style party will evoke the excitement of the era and many spirited YPO members and guests will forego traditional ball gowns and black-tie for imaginative designs which reflect the era of flappers, starlets, gangsters and aristocrats. During a cocktail hour guests will enjoy an inspired silent auction, followed by dinner, dancing to the 8-piece band, Manhattan Music, and entertainment by the internationally-acclaimed singers Poperazzi.

Founded almost 60 years ago in 1955, YPO is a volunteer group of 100 dedicated women who advocate for music and opera education to children in South Florida. Proceeds raised at Hat Spats and Pearls will be used to fund 100% of YPO’s music and opera educational programs. Every year, YPO presents a workshop for more than 500 Girl Scouts, and a professional development Teacher Workshop on opera in the classroom for Miami-Dade and Broward County teachers. YPO also brings professional children’s opera performances to more than 30,000 elementary students annually. This year, YPO will expand its musical outreach program to children who are hospitalized. In addition, YPO also presents a national voice competition for aspiring young opera singers. This year it is slated for April 16-18 at the colony Theatre on Miami Beach.

For Tickets, sponsorship and underwriting information for Hats Spats and Pearls, please contact Lisa Wheeler at [email protected] or at 305-794-1761.

Photography by Betty Alvarez

 

Photography by Betty Alvarez

Care Resource 30th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee VIP White Party at Perez Art Museum Miami 11/29/14

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Care Resource 30th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee VIP White Party
Saturday, November 29th from 7pm to 12am
New PAMM adPerez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33130

Admission to the White Party is $215. It is $250 the day of event.
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Come Celebrate the White Party™ in true VIP fashion at the all-new Perez Art Museum Miami. Witness the rebirth of “The White Party” as Care Resource celebrates their 30th Anniversary “Diamond Jubilee” in true VIP fashion at the all new Perez Art Museum Miami. One will enjoy the nighttime views of Miami Beach and the Port of Miami as never seen before in high fashion all while enjoying complimentary cocktails and music all night long and SO much more…

The evening be a fantastic night of fabulous fashonistas in white, emblazoned with diamonds and pearls. If you arrive before 9pm, you are even welcome to fully explore the museum while being entertained by an array of musical quartets, ensembles and very colorful characters.

While outside, you will be treated to delectable hors d’oeuvres prepared fresh from the kitchen of Stephen Starr Events. In addition, you can take your chances to win fabulous prizes at the outdoor Casino and enjoy amazing complimentary cocktails all night long. Later in the evening, DJ David Knapp and the White Party Symphony will perform a very special one hour tribute to 30 years of music, as composed and conducted by Sam Hyken, as never heard before.

According to Hyken, “I am taking music and adding a whole new layer with strings, bass, horns, piano and percussion. It is a whole new level of sophistication and excitement. Together, with DJ David Knapp, we are going to take guests through 30 years of music – songs that were popular from White Party’s past. It will be epic.”
According to Jonathan Welsh, Care Resource’s Marketing and Development Manager, “Miami is a magical, growing and dynamic city. This White Party, that historically was at the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, will be an event that all of us that live here can be proud of. Attendees will enjoy not only the musical journey but the careful thought and planning that is going into every detail.”

Through the White Party, for over 30 years, Care Resource has been able to raise millions of dollars for HIV/AIDS research, prevention, care and treatment services to individuals in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Today, they are a full-fledged federally qualified community health center (FQHC) – a medical home for all those in need.

“We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?” – Marianne Williamson

Round Trip shuttle service is available from the National Hotel on Miami Beach. Valet Parking will also be available for $25 at the event. Self-parking will be available for $15 at the Hyatt Regency, with complimentary shuttles to the museum throughout the night.

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