Show Community Support At The 19th Annual I Have A Dream Foundation Miami Gala Benefit Event
September 29, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsSeptember 29, 2014 - South Florida philanthropists are invited to an annual fundraiser in celebration of making dreams come true as Stephanie, Jules and Eddie Trump of Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach host the 19th Annual I Have a Dream Foundation Miami Gala benefit event on Thursday, November 6th at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa. Along with honorary co-chairs Tom and Leslie Murphy , Tom C. and Suzanne Murphy, Sean and Jennifer Murphy, and Richie and Jill Schaeffer, the I Have a Dream Foundation Miami invites South Florida to continue to support the cause of the Dreamers as they continue to invest in the future of the community, turning despair into dreams and obstacles into opportunities.
Following a Miami area cocktail reception and silent auction, guests will enjoy dinner, music and a live auction. Consistently one of South Florida's most highly anticipated annual fundraisers, funds raised at the gala benefit the I Have a Dream Foundation Miami's Dreamers. In 2013, the I Have a Dream Gala raised more than $540,000, these funds will ensure the I Have a Dream Foundation Miami's ability to continue investing in the future of the community, turning despair into dreams and obstacles into opportunities.
Corporate sponsorships are available starting at $5,000 (for a table of 8).
Individual sponsorships are also available. Attire: Black Tie Optional.
To purchase tickets to the I Have a Dream Foundation Miami Gala or become a supporter, contact Stephanie Trump: Stephanie@thetrumpgroup.com / 305.937.7834. For more information, visit www.ihaveadreamfoundationmiami.com.
The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa
3555 South Ocean Drive
Thursday, November 6th
6:30 p.m.: Cocktails and silent auction
7:45 p.m.: Dinner and live auction
The I Have a Dream Foundation empowers children in low-income communities to achieve higher education and fulfill their leadership potential by providing them with the skills, knowledge, and habits they need to gain entry to higher education and succeed in college and beyond. We guarantee their academic tuition at a Florida state university for a 4-year degree or at an accredited trade school. This allows them to become proud and productive citizens. The program adopts an entire class of Dreamers in an economically disadvantaged school. Once chosen, the foundation provides tutoring, mentoring, pregnancy and drug prevention programs during after school, and summer school, college preparatory classes and counseling to the Dreamers.
Eugene Lang launched the I Have a Dream Foundation in 1981 at PS 121 in Harlem NY. Today, there are 65 cohorts serving more than 4,000 Dreamers in the U.S. and New Zealand. The Miami chapter of the I Have a Dream Foundation was founded by the Trump Family in 1995. The foundation adopted the entire second grade class (97 Dreamers) at the Charles R. Drew School in Liberty City. These Dreamers were provided with year-round (after school and summer) programs of academic enhancement, as well as cultural, social, and recreational activities, throughout their entire educational years. The Trumps' Class of 2005 defied all odds: from the class of 97 Dreamers, 83 graduated from 12th grade, 72 went on to pursue some form of higher education and 54 have completed two or four year degrees or trade school. Many are currently continuing to pursue higher education. In 2007, the Trump Family established the Class of 2020, adopting 100 Dreamers currently in 5th and 6th grades. Like the Class of 2005, the 2020 class of Dreamers now has the opportunity and promise of academic scholarship at a Florida state school or accredited trade school.