Red Jacket Ball tickets and sponsorships are still available. Individual seats cost $300 and tickets for the â€˜After Hours Gala Post Partyâ€™ are $50. Event sponsorship levels begin at $5,000.
To RSVP, visit www.cityyear.org/miami/redjacketball.
For questions about sponsorships, contact Angelica Bertot at email@example.com or by phone at (786) 406-7902.
Hundreds of South Floridaâ€™s most influential corporate, political and community leaders will come together in support of City Year Miami at the nonprofit organizationâ€™s annual Red Jacket Ball on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Widely considered one of the most high-energy, highly-anticipated events of Miamiâ€™s benefit season, the Red Jacket Ball celebrates the work of 134 City Year Miami â€˜corps membersâ€™ and raises funds for the organizationâ€™s In School, On Track initiative.
This yearâ€™s event begins at 7:00 pm at downtown Miamiâ€™s J.W. Marriott Brickell Hotel, located at 1109 Brickell Avenue. A special â€˜After Hours Gala Post Partyâ€™ hosted by Miami Dolphins football star Davone Bess will follow. Univision TV news anchor and EMMY-award winner Maria Elena Salinas and Miami-Dade County Public School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho will both be honored for their longtime support for City Year Miami. Businesswoman and philanthropist Ravneet Chowdhury is serving as this yearâ€™s Red Jacket Ball committee chair.
â€œCity Year Miamiâ€™s impact within the Miami-Dade County Public School system has grown exponentially in recent years, and we have bold plans to expand our reach even further in 2012,â€ said Saif Ishoof, Executive Director of City Year Miami. â€œThe financial support we receive through our Red Jacket Ball will provide the funding necessary for recruiting additional corps members and entering new schools next year. That involvement will make a direct, positive difference in the lives of students attending at-risk schools across our community.â€
The Red Jacket Ball is City Year Miamiâ€™s largest fundraising event of the year, with 80% of all event revenues going directly to the organizationâ€™s programs. City Year Miamiâ€™s corps currently includes 134 members at 13 schools across Miami-Dade County; plans are underway to expand to 195 corps members in 16 schools in 2012. Corps members provide academic support, mentoring, and after school programming, as well as lead community-based service initiatives.
â€œWe are turning around the lowest-achieving schools in our community, and we could not do this without City Year,â€ said Assistant Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools Nikolai Vitti. â€œThrough our partnership with City Year, attendance is climbing, student attitudes are improving, and grades are rising. The culture of entire schools is being transformed by their can-do spirit.â€
This yearâ€™s Red Jacket Ball Gold Sponsors are CSX, Beasley Broadcasting Group, Lovett-Woodsum Family Foundation, Brad and Cori Meltzer Charitable Trust, Miami Herald, Pashaâ€™s Healthy Mediterranean Cuisine, and Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. Silver Sponsors include Bank of America, Miami Dolphins, T-Mobile, and Becker & Poliakoff. The gala committee includes Ivette Arango, J.C. del Valle, Gloria Fonts Suarez, Will Freyre, Dr. Anthony Japour, Cristina Llorente, Ben Moss, and Gillian Smith.Thank you for using Soul Of Miami!