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Ana Codina Barlick was elected President of Miami City Ballet’s Board of Governors. Codina Barlick, a Project Manager for Flagler Development Group in Coral Gables, served on the Board of Trustees since 2008 and is an active donor and volunteer. A native of South Florida, she lives in Coral Gables with her husband, Robert Barlick, Jr., and their two children.
Voices United alumnus, Tarrell Alvin McCraney, will be honored with an Outstanding Playwright Award by The New York Times, the first presented by the prestigious publication. The young artist will be honored for his play The Brothers Size, which recently debuted in New York City. Set in the Louisiana projects, the play is part of a trilogy and explores the West-African, Yoruba mythology. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, McCraney attended New World School of the Arts High School and obtained his BFA in acting from DePaul University and later graduated from Yale School of Drama’s playwriting program, where he studied with the late playwright, August Wilson.
The Honey Shine Mentoring Program held its first Lady Bug recruitment event for 2009 at Casa de Korge in Pinecrest. Tracy Wilson Mourning, founder of the Honey Shine Mentoring Program, was joined by friends Irene Korge, Norma Jean Abraham, Ada Armas, Bobbie Van der Vlught, and Kim Wood to host a cooking and mixology demonstration led by renowned Chef Douglas Rodriguez of Ola Restaurant. Rodriguez’ famed ceviche and paella were served, topped off with mojitos made with Kilo Kai spiced rum. Honey Shine works to empower young girls with the tools they need to shine as women. To learn more about becoming a Lady Bug or a corporate sponsor, call 305-476-0095 or visit www.honeyshine.org. Pictured: Kim Wood, Irene Korge, Norma Jean Abraham, Bobbie Van der Vlught, and Tracy Mourning.
The Marriott South Florida Business Council hosted the 9th Annual South Florida Children’s Miracle Network Open benefiting the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. The event raised $50,000, bringing the total amount to more than $500,000 raised since the event’s inception. Proceeds are used for Miami Children’s Hospital’s programs, projects, and its foundation. Pictured (L to R): Maria Moldes, Director of Children’s Miracle Network; Will Manso from WPLG Channel-10; South Florida Radio Broadcaster DJ “Footy;” and MCHF team members Harold Robaina and Ivett Iglesias.
Friends and guests of the City of Hope gathered to meet Dr. Michael A. Friedman, President and CEO of the organization. The cocktail reception was sponsored by Michael Yavner of Northern Trust and hosted by Ricky Paskow. The City of Hope is one of the world’s leading research and treatment centers for cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life threatening diseased. For more information, call the local Florida Office at 954-771-1010 or visit www.cityofhope.org. Pictured: Marilyn Fellman, Dr. Friedman and Tova Leidesdorf.
The Children's Trust Board of Directors made history at its recent board meeting when it voted on its first leadership change since The Children’s Trust was created in 2002. The full board elected Citrus Health Network’s COO, Maria Alonso, as the new chair and Chief Assistant State Attorney for Operations with the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office, Chet J. Zerlin, as the new vice chair. Alonso was appointed by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush in 2003 to serve on The Children’s Trust Board.
Members of the Dade delegation were stylishly attired in colorful ties and scarves
For Miami-Dade Days during the Spring Florida Legislative session in our nation’s capital. The unique design, created by Colombian-born David Garcia, a senior in the New World School of the Arts college program, featured a light grey background with bright colored ribbons that intertwined to cleverly state the name of the signature event and the year. Governor Charlie Crist, pictured with Garcia, took the time to greet NWSA students and to congratulate them for their involvement in this event.
Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has been recognized by Big Brothers Big Sisters as a “Miracle Maker 2009.” For the past eight years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been honoring outstanding community leaders for their commitment and dedication to bettering the lives of children with this prestigious award.
Dr. Julio Garcia, Medical Oncologist at Mercy Hospital, and Ana Remos of el Nuevo Herald and MEGA TV, were honored by the American Cancer Society at its annual gala at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. More than 300 guests were greeted by gala chairs Laly and Ramon Rasco, Chairman of the Board for U.S. Century Bank, and Irene and Manny Rodriguez of FP&L. CBS4’s Chief Meteorologist David Bernard served as the evening’s emcee. The gala raised over $275,000 for the American Cancer Society’s “Reaching Out to Cancer Kids (R.O.C.K.)” programs that fund visits to camp, college scholarships, family weekends and childhood cancer research. To learn more about American Cancer Society, call 305-594-4363 or visit www.cancer.org. Pictured: Remedios and Fausto Diaz Oliver.
Three hundred guests gathered at Bongos Cuban Café for the 2009 fundraiser of the UM Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Urology. Singer Jon Secada, famed bongo player Tany Gil, Univision stars Lili Estefan and Raul De Molina were on hand to show their support, along with a surprise visit from renowned trumpet player Arturo Sandoval. Guests enjoyed an endless Latin buffet and wines of Spain as more than $100,000 was raised for the department’s Center for Urologic Research, Education and Diseases (CURED). Pictured: Lili Estefan, Raul de Molina, Jon Secada, and Dr. Mark Soloway, chairman of the Dept. of Urology.