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Saturday, January 10 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Support Educate Tomorrow by attending the 11th Annual Gala which will feature a silent auction, live art and an after-party. Join Gala Chairs Chris Damian, Darius Nevin and Tony Jones, along with committee members Cristina Mas and Irene Tapanes, for an evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing to celebrate another successful year! Educate Tomorrow has spent the past 11 years dedicated to helping foster youth overcome barriers to education and achieve a more promising future. Bring in the New Year with live music by The Click and live art by Visual Pop Artist Jenny Perez to help raise money and awareness for Miami's foster youth. This year's Inaugural Official After-party will feature DJ Zak Mann, craft beers from Concrete Beach Brew, late night snacks from Mary & Mo's Food Truck (formerly housed at The Vagabond) and more. NBC's Jackie Nespral will serve as special emcee. Advance tickets are $175 or $250; and tickets to After-Party are $50.

9 N.W. 36th Street, Miami Design District
Krystina@EducateTomorrow.org (RSVP & Tickets)

Saturday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m.

The National YoungArts Foundation will host its Annual Backyard Ball, the organization's largest annual fundraiser and the culmination of National YoungArts Week. Renowned visual artist Jeff Koons will be awarded the 2015 Arison Award, recognized along with this year's Arison Alumni honorees, Grammy Award-nominated recording artist, singer, songwriter, actor Josh Groban, and Grammy and Country Music Association Award-nominated singer-songwriter Chris Young. The celebratory evening will bring together prominent artists, community leaders, philanthropists and celebrities to recognize the 2015 YoungArts Winners, 786 of the nation’s most outstanding young artists in the literary, visual, design and performing arts who participate in National YoungArts Week. This magical evening of performance and festivities kicks off the 2015 social season. It features cocktails, dinner, dancing and dessert under the stars on the YoungArts Plaza, and a one-of-a-kind performance by incredibly talented YoungArts alumni from around the nation, directed by dancer/choreographer and YoungArts Artistic Advisor Bill T. Jones, emceed by Zuzanna Szadkowski. The gala is co-chaired by Tracey & Bruce Berkowitz and Elizabeth & Facundo Bacardi. Presenting Sponsor of the 2015 Backyard Ball is Max Mara. Individual tickets are $1,000 p/p; tables of ten range from $10,000 to $75,000.

National YoungArts Campus
2100 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
305-377-1140, Ext. 1802 (Information)
www.YoungArts.org/Gala (Tickets)

Tuesday, January 13 at 9:30 / 11:30 a.m.

Women’s Philanthropy of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will host an exceptional program, recognizing Jewish women who, through their commitment of time and support of the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign, are helping to care for those in need, fund vital programs and strengthen Jewish life in Miami, in Israel and in more than 70 other countries around the world. This year’s Women’s Event Luncheon, beginning at 11:30 a.m., will celebrate the power of extraordinary women. Among the many highlights of the afternoon will be a keynote address by award-winning singer, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality Paula Abdul (pictured). Back in 2012, the former American Idol judge took her first trip to Israel, where she celebrated a belated bat mitzvah in the northern Israeli town of Safed. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., Federation will host a special morning program for those women who participate in the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign at the Lion of Judah level. This year, Amy Chafetz is Chair of The Women’s Event and Rosi Behar is Chair of the Lion of Judah program. Elise Scheck Bonwitt is President of Women’s Philanthropy and Sheree Savar is Campaign Chair. Please call or go online for more information.

Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
www.JewishMiami.org (Information)

Wednesday, January 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lush, tropical landscapes become the perfect setting for Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s trendiest event of the year – the 4th Annual Splendor in the Garden luncheon and fashion show fundraiser. The event benefits Fairchild’s education, conservation science, and horticulture programs. Co-hosted with Neiman Marcus Coral Gables and sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables, Splendor in the Garden features Spring 2015’s hottest styles in a runway show presented by Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus Senior VP and Fashion Director. The event is co-chaired by Swanee DiMare and Frances Sevilla-Sacasa. Philanthropist and journalist Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard will serve as the emcee. Upon arrival, guests will be treated to a champagne reception on the sunny mosaic patio of the Visitor Center. The party then moves to the tented marquee overlooking the tropical foliage and sparkling Pandanus Lake. A refreshing lunch by Le Basque Catering starts the fashion show off on the right note. Models walk down the runway spotlighting the most coveted looks and colors for Spring 2015 with ensembles put together by Ken Downing. Guests who like the outfits they see on the runway can buy them right after the show at the Backstage Boutique. The day closes with recognizing the 2015 Fairchild Philanthropy Honorees – those who have demonstrated dedication to supporting the growth of the Garden and the community at large. Tickets start at $300 and are available online. Pictured: Frances Sevilla-Sacasa, Stephen Brunelle, Swanee DiMare, Ken Downing and Paula Brockway.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
305-667-1651, Ext. 3375

Saturday, January 17 at 7 p.m.

Voices For Children Foundation will host its 2015 Be A Voice, Feel the Passion Gala, together with Presenting Sponsor Harry Winston. Join Honorary Co-Chairs Brittany and Christian Slater and Gala Co-Chairs Blain and Jill Heckaman to show your support and help raise funds for the foster care youth of Miami-Dade County. This event will welcome approximately 500 of Miami’s most philanthropic and influential community leaders and dedicated business professionals. Emceed by Paul Castronovo, host of Big 105.9’s “Paul & Young Ron Show,” this year’s Gala will recognize Jeff and Yolanda Berkowitz with the 2015 Humanitarian Award. Tables start at $5,000, and individual tickets start at $500. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to purchase a table and/or tickets to this exclusive event, please call 305-324-5678 or e-mail Renatha Amador. Pictured: Jim Ferraro and Alena Gavrikova.

Mandarin Oriental, Miami
500 Brickell Key Drive, Downtown Miami
305-324-5678 (Renatha Amador)

Friday, January 23 at 7 p.m.

Join the Humane Society of Greater Miami as it goes “On Camera Safari” at Pawpurrazzi 2015. Chaired by Pat and Milton Wallace and Bunny Bastian, and presented by South Motors, this one-of-a-kind event is a spectacular celebration for the animals. Hundreds of supporters will attend, raising much needed funds to support more than 400 homeless and abandoned animals cared for by the Humane Society. Every year Miami’s most influential pet loving philanthropists and their dogs enjoy this casual gala that includes a sit-down gourmet dinner, a silent auction filled with top-of-the-line designer names, the “Great Pets Who Walk in Front of Great People” show and more fun activities for both two-legged and four-legged guests. Tickets are $550, $750, $1000 and $2,000 per person. Dogs are special guests!

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island, Miami
305-749-1815 (Laurie Hoffman)

Saturday, January 24 at 7 p.m.

The annual Jackson Health Foundation's signature fundraising event, the Golden Angels Gala, will be attended by community leaders, Jackson supporters and friends. Enjoy a dazzling celebration that includes dinner, dancing, live entertainment and raffles. Gifts from Golden Angels are recognized at the Gala and are acknowledged for their generosity. This year, the event chairs are Fana Holtz and Janice Lipton. Tables prices are $25,000, $10,000 and $7,000.

Soho Studios
2136 N.W. 1st Avenue, Wynwood Art District

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