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MADD's Walk Like MADD and the MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K celebrated another amazing year of fundraising with a wrap party hosted by Greenspoon Marder Law. Frients and supporters of MADD were feted by the Fort Lauderdale law firm ikn honor of the nearly $300,000 raised this year. In 8 short years the Walk has raised over $1.5 million under the auspices of Volunteer Chairperson and National Board Member Heather Geronemus. Pictured: Caroline Williams, Duree Ross and Rachel Perez.
Miami Dolphin stalwarts Robert Einhorn, Robert Zarco and Rob Salkowski of the law firm Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito were guests of the Dolphins in the Miami Dolphins suite at Gillette Stadium in Boston, rooting for the away team as the Dolphins play the Patriots.
Matt Adler, Arnaud Karsenti and Alfredo Garcia joined members of the South Florida corporate community at Miami City Ballet’s Corporate Council for a special roundtable event on the future of Miami’s commercial real estate. Tere Blanca of Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Arnaud Karsenti of 13th Floor Investments and Diana Farmer-Gonzalez of Gensler shared their insights on South Florida's thriving marketplace.
Frost School of Music faculty member Carlos Rafael Rivera won his first Emmy Award> for his theme music for Netflix limited series Godless. The awards were handed out at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony at the Microsoft Theatre LA LIVE in Los Angeles. Carlos Rafael Rivera is Assistant Professor and Director of the Musicianship, Artistry Development & Entrepreneurship (MADE) Program at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.
Marlins Park was the site for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade's 4th Annual Alumni Reunion & Hall of Fame Induction. The positive impact of this year's inductees was celebrated at a special reception after which friends and supporters of Boys & Girls Clubs cheered on the Miami Marlins as they played the Atlanta Braves. This year's honorees are pictured with Alex Rodriguez-Roig, (far right): Larry Rentz (representing Carl Rentz, dec.); Gerald Tinker; Serge Martinez; Paul George; Layne Jackson; and George Nowicki
Jason H. Allen, Ed.S. has been named Principal of New World School of the Arts High School. An academic administrator and educator, Mr. Allen will be responsible for planning, organizing, administering and directing academic and operational activities at the high school level, which are essential to the operation of NWSA. He holds a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership (Ed.S.) and two Masters Degrees - one in Psychology and the other in Curriculum and Instruction - from Nova Southeastern University. "As the new Principal at New World School of the Arts, I am excited and humbled to be a part of such an incredible partnership. The history and traditions provide the foundation of greatness that IS New World School of The Arts."
S.E.E.K (Seeking Education Empowers Knowledge) Foundation teamed up with the Miami Beach Police Athletic League, Chef by Nature and former Miami Hurricane and Miami Dolphin Bryant McKinnie for a fun filled afternoon of fitness activities including football drills and fitness tips, group fitness and cooking demonstrations, games and activities. Over 500 kids attended this free event.
Jon Jay, Arizona Diamondbacks player, Miami native and Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade alumnus, presents $50,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, proceeds from the 7th Annual Jon Jay FMSBonds Celebrity Bowling Challenge. Pictured: Billy the Marlin; Cameron Maybin, Miami Marlins player; Justo Jay; Maria Jay; Alex Rodriguez-Roig, President of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade; Jon Jay, Arizona Diamondbacks player; Nikki Jay; Brooklyn Jay; Berkley Jay; Janelle Jay and Monsignor Pedro Garcia
Sponsored by the Knight Foundation, de la Cruz Collection and other donors, 21 NWSA visual arts BFA graduates (2018), traveled to Berlin and London accompanied by faculty member Fred Snitzer and dean of visual arts Maggy Cuesta. The group visited major museums in both cities, along with private collections, galleries and auction houses.
Gisel De Renzo and her family, were welcomed as the one millionth visitor to The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. Gisel was surprised with a 7-night Caribbean cruise courtesy of Royal Caribbean International, along with other gifts, including "1 million minutes of science," a two-year Family Plus membership. The Museum, in Downtown's Museum Park, opened May 8, 2017, and has transformed the visitor experience with new exhibitions, special events and programming, along with new and exciting educational offerings. To celebrate Visitor #1 Million, all museum guests enjoyed complimentary donuts from Happy Place Donuts.
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