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The Miami Foundation's 14-month leadership program is open to individuals 5 to 15 years into their careers who live and work in Miami-Dade. Candidates are sought who demonstrate strong community leadership, passion for Greater Miami and dedication to shape its future. Pictured: Miami Fellows Class VII during an education leadership learning lab.
Brightline joined the City of Miami, the Overtown Neighborhood Enhancement Team and a host of other sponsors to provide more than 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to Overtown students getting ready to go back to school. At the event children and adults took the pledge to stay safe around railroad tracks, which is part of Brightline's safety initiative as it gets closer to launching new passenger rail service along Florida's East Coast. Brightline, the only privately funded intercity, express train service in the U.S., will connect the communities of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, with its MiamiCentral mobility hub partially located in Overtown.
The Paris Saint-Germain Foundation arranged an intimate visit to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital With several international players spending time with young patients. Javier Pastore, Giovani Lo Celso, Kevin Trapp and Thiago Motta visited five young patients before taking part in a series of fun workshops with other children in the hospital. The Foundation has been very active in Miami to spread their global ‘Dream Bigger’ philosophy to young people.
Former HEAT player, Mark Strickland (pictured) inspired kids in the After School All Stars Summer Camp called Camp Hoop Heroes. The kids got to shoot hoops on the HEAT's private practice court at the AAA and eat dinner in the private Player's Lounge. Covanta Energy contributed $20,000 to the program that serves middle school kids from Title 1 schools.
The Castaways Against Cancer, a fundraising team composed of 17 kayakers, began its 18th annual adventure, paddling from Miami to Key West to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life program. From Virginia Key to Smathers Beach in Key West, the kayakers aim to arrive on dry land in 6 days. The Castaways are a diverse group, made up of high school teachers, a Miami-Dade firefighter, a local bank CEO and several non-profit executives. Many are from Miami, but other team members are from Jacksonville, Orlando, Georgia, North Carolina and New York City. Since its inaugural voyage in 2000, the Castaways have raised more than $875,000 for the ACS, making them one of the leading Relay For Life teams in Florida.
The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood'S 20th Anniversary of Cuisine for Art, held at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, raised over $60,000. This year’s honoree was Harry Wayne “KC” Casey, the founder and leader of KC and The Sunshine Band. Pictured: Anna Smith, Joy Satterlee, KC, Susan Renneissen, and Jules Meyer.
Communities in Schools of Miami hosted Bow Ties & BBQ at the Intercontinental at Doral Miami. Guests enjoyed performances from Guitars Over Guns students and local schools. Pictured: CIS Board - Back row: Dale Erquiaga, Ivan Garces, Deborah Monaco, Bill Multack, Justin Dash, Andrew Fierman, Richard Jacobs, Charles Auslander, Pedro Martinez, Ana Carrillo; Front row: Marc Schaevitz, Victoria Beatty, Elyssa Linares, Isabel Fernandez, Jennifer Valdes.
Members of Chapman Partnership's Illumination Gala
planning committee were hosted at the home of Marile and Jorge Luis Lopez
to kick-off the planning phase of the 2017 gala. The 60-member volunteer committee, along with Co-Chairs Marile & Jorge Luis Lopez
and Lucy Morillo-Agnetti & John Agnetti
, will plan the gala to honor and thank individuals who have supported Chapman Partnership and the more than 105,000 residents that have been served since 1995. The gala, emceed by WPLG Channel 10's Laurie Jennings
, will be held October 28. For more information, visit the website
. Pictured: Gala committee with (seated) Lucy Morillo-Agnetti
and Marile Lopez, Co-Chairs Illuminations Gala; Trish Bell, Chairman Emeritus Chapman Partnership
; and Jose Dans, President Wow Factor
The Humane Society of Greater Miami hosted its 20th anniversary celebration of Brunch for the Animals, a chic event for humans and their four-legged friends. Held at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, with thanks to Brooke Soffer, the Brunch was chaired by Alan G. Randolph and Steven Rodriguez, Amy Zakarin and Isaac Rosenberg, and Angela and Louis Birdman. The brunch raised close to $150,000 to help homeless animals, and, best of all, six lucky dog from the Humane Society found their forever families! Pictured: Co-Chair Louis Birdman, Co-Chair Steven Rodriguez with Ella, Humane Society Executive Director Laurie Hoffman, Co-Chair Amy Zakarin with Bailey, Co-Chair Angela Birdman with Lola, Co-Chair Alan Randolph with Ranger and Co-Chair Isaac Rosenberg.
Alina and Anthony Shriver, along with their two daughters, Eunice and Carolina, hosted an intimate shopping experience at David Yurman Bal Harbour in celebration of the brand's partnership with Best Buddies. The philanthropic power family invited guests to sip and shop for Mother’s Day while giving back, with a percentage of proceeds going to the Best Buddies organization. Pictured: Carolina, Alina and Eunice Shriver, co-hosts.