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Women of Tomorrow’s Mentor And Scholarship Program 13th Annual Gala

Annual Gala Save the DateThe Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program is hosting its 13th Annual Gala at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, expecting more than 500 local philanthropists, celebrities and influencers from across South Florida to attend. After a sold-out gala in 2013, Founders Jennifer Valoppi and Don Browne, along with Gala Chair Marisa Toccin and Co-Vice President, Honorable Katherine Fernandez Rundle, are planning an equally successful 2014 gala to celebrate 17 years of mentoring at-risk young girls in the South Florida community.

The event will begin with a cocktail reception, featuring lavish hors d’oeuvre stations prepared by Mandarin Oriental’s executive chef, along with a silent auction featuring hundreds of items ranging from top luxury retail and hospitality brands, restaurants, art pieces, luxury car leases, and sports paraphernalia. After the cocktail reception, guests will be escorted into the grand ballroom where they will be treated to a four-course dinner and the musical talents of South Florida’s own Soul Survivors.

Women of Tomorrow was founded in 1997 by TV journalist Jennifer Valoppi and co-founded with Don Browne, retired Telemundo Network President. The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program is designed to inspire, motivate and empower at-risk young women to live up to their full potential through a unique mentoring program with highly accomplished professional women and scholarship opportunities. Women of Tomorrow currently mentors 3,000 at-risk girls in 130 public high schools in approximately 50 cities in South Florida and Metropolitan Detroit with its network of 300 Mentors. Research shows that Women of Tomorrow Mentees have increased self-esteem, a 93% high school graduation rate, and increased academic performance each year they are in the program, to a statistically significant degree. Women of Tomorrow has awarded over $3.4 million in college scholarships to nearly 1,300 mentees.

 

Jose Diaz-Balart, Marisa Toccin, Don Browne & Jennifer Valoppi (photo credit: socialmiami.com)

Jose Diaz-Balart, Marisa Toccin, Don Browne & Jennifer Valoppi (photo credit: socialmiami.com)

WHEN: Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 7 p.m.

WHERE:
Mandarin Oriental

500 Brickell Key Drive
Miami, FL 33131
Ph. 305-913-8288

TICKETS: For ticket and table information, contact Beatrice A. Gonzalez at 305-371-3330 or b.gonzalez@womenoftomorrow.org.

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