Miami, FL (PRWEB)
April 12, 2017
On Saturday, April 22nd at 7pm, Branches, a local non-profit dedicated to providing essential services and life-changing opportunities to low-income children, youth and families, will celebrate its 14th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner and Auction at the JW Marriott Marquis. More than 500 guests are expected to attend and help raise funds for Branches’ programs focused on long-term personal success.
“Nearly 60% of families in our community are struggling to make ends meet. Branches serves to create opportunities for these children and families to succeed in school, become more financially stable, and attain a high quality of life. With generous support from individuals, church and corporate partners, we are making an impact for thousands of our neighbors in need,” says Brent McLaughlin, Executive Director of Branches.
The event will kick-off with a cocktail reception and an extensive silent auction, followed by dinner and dancing, as well as an appeal and an exciting live auction. A few of the notable auction items include a private Bahama Island home stay, a Denver Nuggets VIP Experience, golf and lunch at La Gorce Country Club, Chicago Cubs Dream Weekend and more. Master of Ceremonies Calvin Hughes, WPLG Local 10 news anchor, and auctioneer and Branches board member Scott Howard will lead the evening’s auction and program. Individual tickets: $200; tables start at $2,000.
The benefit dinner will also include the presentation of the Trish and Dan Bell Community Empowerment Award to former Miami Herald publisher and children’s advocate David Lawrence Jr.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the benefit dinner’s appeal support Branches’…