The Education Fund’s For the Love of Art Charity Auction & Honoree Celebration presented by Ocean Bank 5/28/15

The Education Fund’s For the Love of Art Charity Auction & Honoree Celebration presented by Ocean Bank
Thursday, 05/28/2015 – 05/28/2015 06:00 pm – 09:15 pm
Invite-cover-imageDouglas Entrance
806 S. Douglas Road, South Tower Penthouse,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $125 per ticket, sponsorships available

The Education Fund to auction 180 pieces of original student, teacher art at the annual For the Love of Charity Auction & Honoree Celebration

6 – 9 p.m. Thursday, May 28 at Douglas Entrance South Tower Penthouse in Coral Gables

WHAT: The Education Fund’s For the Love of Art Charity Auction & Honoree Celebration presented by Ocean Bank, will showcase more than 180 original pieces of artwork created by Miami-Dade County public school students and teachers. This Children’s Trust sponsored event showcases artwork crafted from materials found at The Education Fund’s Ocean Bank Center for Educational Materials, a warehouse with donated supplies where teachers can pick up free materials for classroom projects and for their students.

For the Love of Art features the Sapoznik Insurance Public School Alumni Achievement Awards, which honors 30 extraordinary community leaders who graduated from public schools.

In addition, the auction will feature more 120 luxury items, performances by the New World School of the Arts Alumni Jazz Combo, special drinks by Bacardi, and catering by the 2015 Teacher of the Year Chef Myrna Betancourt and her students in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

EVENT TITLE: The Education Fund For the Love of Art Annual Charity Auction & Honoree Celebration

BENEFITTING: Miami Dade County public school art programs and The Education Fund’s Ocean Bank Center

WHEN: Thursday, May 28
6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Douglas Entrance, South Tower Penthouse
806 S. Douglas Road
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Valet and self-parking available

WHY: The annual charity event supports and raises funds for The Education Fund, which has acted on the belief that the quality of public schools must be the top priority for our community. Working with the private sector for 26 years, The Education Fund has raised more than $50 million to support and improve public schools with an emphasis on designing and implementing innovative initiatives. The goal is to ensure that every child learns, graduates and succeeds.

Tickets are $125 per person. Available at and at the event.
Call 305-558-4544, ext. 107

CONNECT: The Education Fund Website:
Like The Education Fund on Facebook at
Follow us on Twitter @EducationFund. The event hashtag is #edfundart


Event Sponsors: Ocean Bank, Sapoznik Insurance, The Children’s Trust, Douglas Entrance Bacardi, CBS4

Marlins Foundation Invites You to Fish ‘N Chips! 5/21/15

Marlins Foundation Invites You to Fish ‘N Chips!
Thursday, 05/21/2015 – 06:30 pm –
2015_FNC_SaveTheDate_Email-01Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way,
Miami, Florida 33125
Webpage Link
Cost: Couple $175 Single $100

Please join the Marlins Foundation for an evening of fun and stakes with your favorite Marlins players, coaches and alumni. Enjoy a night filled with lavish hors d’oeuvres, open bars, live music and dancing as you revel in breathtaking views of downtown Miami.

Charity Gala for victims of crime 6/5/15

Charity Gala for victims of crime
Friday, 06/05/2015 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
gala_complete-kVilla Woodbine Coconut Grove
2167 S Bayshore Dr,
Miami, Florida 33133
Eventbrite Link
Cost: $180

5th Annual BLUE Cocktail 5/9/15

5th Annual BLUE Cocktail
Saturday, 05/09/2015 – 05/09/2015 07:30 pm – 12:00 am
10985816_10152726054965267_2455978783915930989_nFIU GC Ballrooms
11200 SW 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33199
Eventbrite Link
Cost: $50

To commemorate another successful year of dedication to end the water and sanitation crisis, BLUE Missions is hosting its 5th Annual Cocktail fundraiser on May 9 at Florida International University. For over five years, BLUE Missions has served the Miami community in educating young adults of the overwhelming need for clean water and sanitation in poverty-stricken communities abroad through authentic immersion experiences in the Dominican Republic.
The evening features an open bar stocked with premium-brand liquor provided by Southern Wine & Spirits, hors d’oeuvres and dinner catered by Cole Catering, live music by Afro-Latin funk band Suénalo and professional singer/songwriter, Keba, along with beats by DJ Mandy.
The 5th Annual BLUE Cocktail is an opportunity for all to join BLUE Missions in celebrating five years’ worth of accomplishments, memories, and togetherness in the unstoppable quest of water-giving. Join BLUE Missions on Saturday, May 9 from 7:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. in FIU’s Ernest R. Graham Center Ballroom, located at 11200 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, Florida. Tickets are $50 until May 8, $75 at the door. For ticket purchases, please visit To join multinational corporations like Visa, Trip Advisor Foundation, and Caricap as Platinum Sponsors, please contact Daniel Rodriguez at [email protected] or call 305.542.9519. For more information on BLUE Missions, please visit

Diversity Honors 5/9/15

Diversity Honors
Saturday, 05/09/2015 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Diversity-Honors-PhotoSeminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood, Florida 33314
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Cost: Tickets are $150 per person and corporate tables of 10 are $1,500

The inaugural Diversity Honors, co-presented by the Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park, will recognize national honorees Judy and Dennis Shepard, co-founders of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, plus several South Florida leaders who have made a significant impact on improving the quality of life for the LGBT community.

Emceed by WSVN-TV’s Craig Stevens, the gala will celebrate South Florida forces for change including international recording artist Deborah Cox, President and Founder of the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council Rand Hoch, nationally recognized teen activist and honorary co-founder of the Transkids Purple Rainbow Foundation Jazz Jennings, celebrity entertainer Elaine Lancaster (James Davis), CEO of Planned Parenthood of South Florida Lillian Tamayo, 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida Miami Judge William Thomas and Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Dean Trantalis.

In addition to a cocktail reception, seated three-course dinner and musical entertainment, Diversity Honors will offer a front and center opportunity to hear a compelling speech about the need for more education, greater acceptance and advocacy for equal rights from Stuart Milk, co-founder and president of the Harvey Milk Foundation.

uAspire Miami Cap & Gown Gala 5/2/15

uAspire Miami Cap & Gown Gala
Saturday, 05/02/2015 – 06:30 pm – 11:00 pm
uAspire-Invite-4.2.15Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street,
miami, Florida 33135
Webpage Link
Cost: $175

uAspire Miami hosts its 2nd annual Cap & Gown Gala on May 2nd, 2015 at the Miami Dade College Koubek Center. The event will feature The First One Awards, honoring individuals who, against great odds, rose above their circumstances to become a first-generation college graduate and is, today, a leader or rising star in their field or the local community. This year we proudly honor Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, Ambassador Simon Ferro and U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

The evening will gather Miami Area business and community leaders to celebrate uAspire Miami and its mission to ensure that college is affordable and accessible for all young people. Throughout the night, guests will sip on cocktails courtesy of Bacardi, beer from Biscayne Bay Brewing Company and enjoy delicious tapas and paella while dining al fresco. Unlike other galas, this one promises to be refreshing, as guests sit in lounge furniture and dance away to a live band under the night sky.

The Cap & Gown Gala featuring The First One Awards will ultimately highlight the transformative power of higher education to propel individuals and families toward lives of opportunity.

For information on sponsorship opportunities and tickets, contact uAspire Miami’s Executive Director, Jerry Henry, [email protected]

Communities In Schools Of Miami Celebrates 26th Anniversary With Charity Gala 5/2/15

Communities In Schools Of Miami Celebrates 26th Anniversary With Charity Gala
Saturday, 05/02/2015 – 05/02/2015 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
2014-WhereDreamsComeTrue_flyer1Intercontinental Miami, Chopin Ballroom
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida 33131
Webpage Link
Cost: $200

Every nine seconds of each school day, a young person drops out of high school in the U.S., and nearly one-third fail to graduate on time. For the past 26 years, Communities In Schools of Miami (CIS of Miami) has been a driving force in collaborating with Miami-Dade County Public Schools to improve educational outcomes for Miami students.

CIS of Miami’s largest fundraiser is its annual gala, and this year’s event on Saturday, May 2nd, will commemorate CIS of Miami’s 26 years of service. The theme of the 2015 gala is “Over The Rainbow: Where Dreams Come True,” which pays tribute to the successful journeys more than 20,000 students have taken toward their future.

The event takes place in the Chopin Ballroom at the Intercontinental Miami Hotel overlooking downtown Miami’s skyline and Biscayne Bay. The evening starts with a sunset cocktail hour where supporters can bid on luxury, silent auction items including vacation packages, jewelry, restaurant gift certificates, spa treatments and more.

A three-course dinner will follow accompanied by live music and entertainment by CIS of Miami students.

Tickets for the annual philanthropic event are $200 each, and all proceeds directly benefit CIS of Miami. In 2014, CIS’ gala raised more than $100,000 to fund dropout prevention programs including tutoring, mentoring and financial literacy to children in grades k-12.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 305-252-5444.

About Communities In Schools of Miami
Communities In Schools of Miami surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school. Through a school-based coordinator, CIS connects students and their families to needed community resources, and provides comprehensive wrap-around services including mentoring, tutoring, life skills development, case management, counseling, job readiness and more. CIS of Miami serves more than 20,000 students each year and is an affiliate of the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, whose model has been proven to both increase on-time graduation rates and reduce dropout rates. For more information visit