Philanthropy Features

Photos, Articles & Video

 Jeffrey Berkowitz: An Innovative Developer and a Heck of a Good Guy

Developer Jeffrey Berkowitz has made a difference in how people view retail space, as well in the lives of thousands of needy residents in Miami-Dade County through his many philanthropic endeavors. The Boston native moved to Miami to attend law school at the University of Miami because he was sick of the snow. (Sounds familiar!) A practicing real estate attorney for more than 10 years, Jeffrey decided to give it up and become a full-time developer. His specialty: Gateway Niche Projects.

Read More

 Red Cross Centennial Celebration Ball

When the Greater Miami & The Keys American Red Cross Chapter hosts its Centennial Celebration Ball on Saturday, March 25, at the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, it will mark the 35th annual American Red Cross Ball in South Florida. Chaired by Mary “Mimi” Bradley Shafey, the Ball will honor past chairs and recognize the life-saving services provided by the American Red Cross. Philanthropists and community champions Swanee and Paul DiMare will be honored with the Centennial Humanitarian Award at the event.

This year’s event will take guests on a trip back in time through the past hundred years. The historical narrative of the American Red Cross’ presence in our community will come to life through vintage photos and the testimonials of those the organization has served during its tenure...

Read More

 43rd Annual Love and Hope Gala

Hundreds experienced the fun of Bourbon Street right here in South Florida at the Love and Hope Magical Mardi Gras gala at the Diplomat Beach Resort. Spearheaded by local philanthropist and Love and Hope Executive Chairman Sandra Levy, the festive evening and preview party helped raise more than $400,000 for the cure-focused work of the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine.

Pictured: Dr. Julio Frenk, Patrizia and Dr. Camillo Ricordi, Barbara Shapiro, Valerie and Dr. Marc Fishman, Sandra Levy and Rudabeh Shahbazi

View Photos

 2nd Annual 365 Party Presented by Cartier

Miami’s business, civic and philanthropic community gathered at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami for its annual 365 Party. This year’s event honored visionary civic leader Alberto Ibargüen, President of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and philanthropists Ray Ellen and Allan Yarkin, members of ICA Miami’s Founders Circle, for their ongoing contributions to Miami’s arts communities. Guests were treated to a special performance by renowned choreographer Michael Clark and an exclusive DJ set by groundbreaking electronic producer Total Freedom.

View Photos

 Winter Wonderful 2016

The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music of the University of Miami welcomed over 300 patrons and guests to Winter Wonderful, the school’s annual gala holiday dinner at the J.W. Marriott Marquis, with proceeds going to support the Donna E. Shalala MusicReach Program, inspiring and encouraging local youth in South Florida to succeed in school and in life.

Highlights of the Winter Wonderful evening included a sparkling cocktail reception, a sumptuous three-course holiday dinner and joyous musical performances. The Frost Choral Union were accompanied with beautiful holiday arrangements featuring the Frost Holiday Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Karen Kennedy, program director for Choral Studies. The evening also featured a festive presentation by Donna E. Shalala MusicReach mentors and mentees.

View Photos

More Features:

 28th Annual Festival of Chefs
 Paul and Swanee Dimare: A Sensational Couple
 Bill Hansen Welcomes Charity Leaders to Villa Woodbine
 2017 Backyard Ball Performance and Gala
 Miami Lighthouse Celebrates 85th Anniversary
 Mount Sinai Celebrates Dr. Steven Xydas
 2017 GMJF Pacesetter Event
 Liga Contra el Cáncer 41st Anniversary Gala
 64th Annual Beaux Arts Ball
 Vizcaya Centennial Gala
 17th Annual “Hope For All” Gala
 2016 GMJF Women’s Event
 Rhythm Foundation’s 29th Season Launch Party
 Inaugural High Rollers Casino Night
 2nd Annual Rosé Day Luncheon
 8th Annual Ray of Hope Gala
 National LGBTQ Task Force Gala
 Norma Jean Abraham
 10th Annual Men of Style at The Galleria
 YPO’s An Aria to America Gala
 2016 Inner Circle of Twelve Luncheon
 10th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala
 Kristi House’s Havana Nights Dinner & Auction
 13th Annual Imagine Charity Gala
 Beyond Basel Cocktail Party and Art Exhibit
 “Making Dreams Come True” Gala
 Vizcaya’s 30th Annual Halloween Sundowner
 5th Annual Fashion Gives Back
 15th Annual Wine On Harvest Moon
 Chapman Partnership’s Illuminations Gala
 CGCF 25th Anniversary Gala
 2016 Jazz at Joe’s Champagne Brunch
 31st Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner
 Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale Hosts PAWS
 10th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala Kick-off
 Centennial Gala Kick-off Reception
 Fashion Fights Cancer
 No More Tears Hosts Heart in Hand Awards
 7th Annual Women of Distinction and Caring
 A Grand Gathering @ Behind the Magic
 An Evening of Love, Bollywood Style
 Behind the Magic - A Gala Experience!
 Support-A-Scholar Celebration
 Dream Court Opens at Boys & Girls Kendall Club
 Chefs Up Front Dinner