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W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D., director of Sylvester at the UM Miller School of Medicine, and Sylvester Board Chair Joan Scheiner accepted a check for $3 million from Tutsie Lipkin (pictured center), President of the 20,000 member Papanicolaou Corps for Cancer Research. The gift represented the money raised by the Pap Corps, an all-volunteer fundraising group that has supported cancer research at the University of Miami for 57 years. For more information about the Papanicolaou Corps for Cancer Research please call 954-425-8100 or visit http://papcorps.org.
Former Miami Heat player Glen Rice kicked off the 14th Annual Robert Bailey/Glen Rice Celebrity Golf Tournament at Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay with more than 200 guests in attendance. The tournament, a benefit for Community Health of South Florida took place the following day at the Doral Resort & Spa. CHSF is a major provider of primary and behavioral health care to the residents of South Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys. Pictured (l to r): Paul Vrooman, Mayor of Cutler Bay; Glen Rice; Pete Blackwell, GM of Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay; and Brodes Hartley, Jr., President/CEO of CHSF.
Congratulations to New World School of the Arts high school junior Gregory Zelek for winning First Place in the Third Annual Young Artist Competition for Pre-College Organists held at East Carolina University. Gregory was awarded $2500 as the first prize winner, and was also recognized with the special Bach Prize for extraordinary performance of the music of Bach.
Five-time Olympic swimmer, mother, model and TV personality Dara Torres was greeted by young patients at the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital where the kids presented her with Olympic-style paper medals they had created earlier in the day. Part of the meet and greet included a Q&A session, but Dara turned the tables on the children by asking them Olympic trivia. She also made stops to private rooms to meet with children unable to attend the event. Pictured: Dara Torres with patient Gabrielle Cook (far right) and friends.
CREW-Miami (Commercial Real Estate Women) hosted its annual “Women at the Top” luncheon this past month at the Hyatt Coral Gables, featuring University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala. Also in attendance were more than 30 members of North Miami Beach High School’s female-only student organization, Girls Educated and Motivated for Success, participants in this year’s CREW Careers mentorship program. The luncheon marked the culmination of the program, which is designed to teach young girls about the fundamentals of commercial real estate while helping them explore careers within the field.
Two of Miami City Ballet's outstanding dancers Haiyan Wu (Principal) and Yang Zou (Principal Soloist) recently got married. Both dancers are from China, but they met and fell in love here at Miami City Ballet. The couple was wed at the home of Artistic Director Edward Villella with many dancers, staff, and friends in attendance. Congratulations Haiyan and Yang! Photo by Alexandre Dufaur.
Andrew C. Hall was honored with American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) prestigious Judge Learned Hand Award at a gala dinner. Mr. Hall was recognized for his outstanding leadership in the legal profession and his dedication to philanthropic and community endeavors. Established by AJC in 1964, the Learned Hand Award pays tribute to an attorney who epitomizes Judge Hand’s guiding belief that liberty under the law forms the foundation of this nation’s way of life. Arthur and Sari Agaston served as dinner chairs. Pictured: Bernita M. King, Andy Hall, Sari and Arthur Agaston.
Miami Art Museum
designated the Arison Arts Foundation as one of its Patrons of the Collection
in a ceremony honoring art donors held in conjunction with the opening of its latest exhibition, Recent Acquisitions. MAM President Gail Meyers
presented Christina de Paul
, President and CEO of the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts
, who received the honor on behalf of the Foundation, with a pin designed by Miami artist Michele Oka Doner
. The Arison Arts Foundation is the fourth member of the Patrons of the Collection, which consists of collectors whose gifts of art to MAM have totaled more than $1 million. Charter members Charles Cowles, Mimi Floback
and Jeffrey Loria
, were inducted in ceremonies accompanying the Power of Ten, which marked the Museum’s 10th anniversary as a collecting institution in 2007.
, Corporate Vice President of Government and Community Relations for Baptist Health South Florida
, was installed as the 71st President & Chair of the Orange Bowl Committee
(OBC) at a gala reception held at the Coral Reef Yacht Club. Entering her 11th year with the committee, Ms. Oeters will preside over the Orange Bowl Committee for the 2009-10 Festival, which includes the 76th Annual FedEx Orange Bowl, the 16th Annual MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic, and the 11th season of the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance.