The Education Fund Annual Charity Auction


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CBS4 Meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez, Susan Marian, The Children's Trust and Linda Lecht, president, The Children's Trust CBS4 Meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez, Susan Marian, The Children's Trust and Linda Lecht, president, The Children's Trust

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The Education Fundís held its annual charity auction, For the Love of Art, and raised more than $100,000 for the nonprofitís Ocean Bank Center for Educational Materials and visual arts programs in Miami-Dade public schools. The Auction served as a featured event for The Childrenís Trust, which funds program for children and families in Miami-Dade County. Amid panoramic views of downtown from the new UM Life Science & Technology Park, more than 600 guests enjoyed spectacular sound and lighting sponsored by MetLife, refreshing Bacardi drinks, a lavish buffet by Whole Foods Market and City Chef Catering, and live music by the talented New World School of the Arts Jazz Band. Over 150 pieces of original artwork created by students and teachers and more than 100 luxury items were offered for bid. CBS4 Meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez helped honor The Education Fundís Awards of Distinction winners: Carl Perez, Perez Trading; Rep. Erik Fresen; and Univision Radio host Bernadette Pardo. The Education Fund also recognized 16 public school graduates with The Education Fundís Sapoznik Insurance Public School Alumni Achievement Awards.




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