Miami Magic Gala for the Junior League of Miami 12/10/10

Unlock The Magic Of Miami
Junior League of Miami Celebrates Community Leaders at Festive Fundraiser
The Four Seasons Hotel
Friday, Dec. 10 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Miami Magic tickets are $150 per person and $1,500 for a table of 10.
For more information or to purchase Miami Magic event and raffle tickets, visit

The Junior League of Miami (JLM) is celebrating Miami and honoring those who make the city magical at a festive holiday fundraiser at the Four Seasons Hotel on Friday, Dec. 10 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. This year’s Miami Magic will be emceed by NBC reporter Jeff Burnside and will feature tasty mojitos by Ron Atlantico, wine and champagne by Barefoot, and dinner and dancing under the stars. Proceeds benefit projects of JLM, an organization of approximately 1,000 women dedicated to the empowerment of Miami’s women, children and families.

“Miami Magic is a wonderful event that is open to everyone in the community. It celebrates the spirit of our great city, all while raising funds for JLM’s community projects,” says Loretta Nido, JLM President. “We will honor five remarkable people who, in line with the mission of JLM, have had a huge impact on the lives of women and children and we are thrilled to recognize their outstanding work.”

The five honorees that JLM will pay tribute to are agriculturist and philanthropist Swanee and Paul Dimare, successful trial attorney and restaurateur, James L Ferraro, former Miami Herald publisher and early childhood development specialist David Lawrence Jr., and founder of popular South Florida online e-newsletter Just Ask Boo, Boo Zamek.

Throughout the evening, guests will also have an opportunity to try their luck at winning 15 amazing raffle packages including a 7-night Royal Caribbean Cruise, a 2-night stay at the popular Hawk’s Cay Resort, a sports package that includes a Dwayne Wade autographed plaque, a golf foursome at the Biltmore, tickets to the Sony Ericsson, and gorgeous jewels by H & H Jewelry among many others.

Sponsors include Greenberg Traurig, Marlene & George Karavetsos, Erin Knight, Legon Ponce & Fofiman, PA, Loretta and Miguel Nido, April and Jason Pizzo, Sears Family, White & Case, Amicon Construction Services, Philip W. George, Fidelity National Title, Vicky & Bert Hucks, Meland Russin Budwick Attorneys at Law, Mary Young and Smoothie King.

The Junior League of Miami, founded in 1926, is an organization of approximately 1,000 women sharing a common vision to empower Miami’s women, children, and families to conquer tomorrow’s challenges and to build a united community. The mission of the Junior League of Miami is to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League concentrates its resources to make a significant impact on our community within the areas of homelessness, family violence, early childhood education, children’s & women’s health and foster care. This year, in addition to providing $100,000 in direct funding, another $600,000 in volunteer hours will be dedicated to the community for projects that address our five focus areas. For more information, visit