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.
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...
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
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.
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.