The 15th Annual Mayor’s Ball, held earlier this month, raised more than $1 million to benefit United Way of Miami-Dade and it’s community-based initiatives. The event, which took place at the Intercontinental Miami, was hosted by Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and Lourdes P. Gimenez. More than 1,000 business and community leaders attended to show their support for the United Way.
“Mayor’s Ball is a success, because of the generosity of everyone who supports the important mission of United Way of Miami-Dade,” said Mayor Gimenez. “When it comes to improving our schools, our health care services, the financial stability of our residents, and making our diverse community a better place to live, the United Way is always there leading the change.”
The evening began with a three-course dinner, paired with spirits and wines provided by Diageo. Latin Ambition provided music for after-dinner dancing. Guests were treated to La Hora Loca, Spanish for “The Crazy Hour,” and were joined on the dance floor by stilt-walkers and dancers.
The funds raised at the event are invested by the United Way in community-based programs. These programs support and improve local education, health and financial stability, the three primary focus areas of the work performed by the United Way of Miami-Dade.
“May all of our leaders be blessed with the vision, commitment and strength to make this community the best that it can be, ” said Jeff Berkowitz, who chaired the event with his wife, Yolanda. “Let us work together to elevate Miami to new heights. Let us all aspire to contribute all that we can to make this community even better for our children and our children’s children. Live United.”
For 90 years, the United Way of Miami-Dade has been actively involved in the community, responding to emerging needs and improving people’s lives. The United Way of Miami-Dade generates resources and funding that can be used to invest in quality community programs, engage people in the community, and advocate for improved policies. To learn more or get involved in this dynamic organization or to donate, click here.