Charity & Causes Miami-Dade County

South Florida After-School All-Stars 5th Annual Fundraising Gala

5th Annual Evening of StarsSaturday, April 13, 7-11pm – The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, 10975 Southwest 17th Street, Miami

The South Florida After-School All-Stars will celebrate its 5th Annual Gala at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. This year’s reception not only pays special tribute to some of South Florida’s most honorable contributors to children’s education, it also features the largest entertainment and food line up in the gala’s history. This year’s honorees include the Honorable Mattie Bower, Mayor, City of Miami Beach, Miami radio legend DJ Laz, Dr. Michael Alessandri, Executive Director, UM/NSU Center for Autism & Related Disabilities and Director of the Division of Community Outreach and Engagement and Clinical Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics at the University of Miami and Ms. Jo Marie Payton, Actress/Singer/Children’s Advocate. The honorees and the 200 plus expected guests will indulge in a spectrum of arts from fashion to music, an award winning culinary exposition, special performances and more all in an attempt to raise $1,000,000. Salumeria, Tantra, The Front Porch Café, and South Beach’s newest sensation, Barock, are among the restaurants providing their delectable bites.  Artists, Anastasia the Great, whose clients include Bill Clinton, Pope John Paul II, and Stanford Ziff, will be doing a live painting demonstration. The CEO of Ms. Latina International and Ms. International World, Angela Posillico, will host the event and red carpet, along with her models and titleholders (full list below). The ladies will also be wearing designs by Castro Rojas. Charlyn Castro Rojas is also the current reigning Ms. Latina International, in addition to being an international designer. Czech Republic music icon DJ Hana will be spinning the hottest beats. All proceeds from the evening support the daily programs of the South Florida After-School All-Stars which to date support approximately 4500 kids and 32 middle schools daily in Miami Dade County. The South Florida After-School All-Stars affords each child an opportunity to become further enriched in the areas of academics, enrichment, and health and fitness, keeping them engaged, while keeping the kids, communities, neighborhoods and businesses safe. Ticket are $150 per guest. Dress Code: Elegantly Casual.