Saturday, May 5, 2012

Educate Tomorrow Hosts 9th Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction at Miami Tower’s Sky Lobby

MIAMI – Educate Tomorrow will host its 9th Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction on Friday, June 1, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Miami Tower’s Sky Lobby.

“This annual event is a great fundraiser for Educate Tomorrow, whose mission is to create independence for disadvantaged and foster youth through education, mentoring, and life skills training.” said Melanie Damian, Chair of the Board of Directors for Educate Tomorrow.

Educate Tomorrow is a non-profit organization that provides one-on-one education mentors for foster care youth between the ages of 14 and 23 who are transitioning out of the foster care system, without the emotional and financial advantages of being welcomed into an adoptive family. The annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction event attracts wine enthusiasts and passionate supporters of Educate Tomorrow.

The iconic Miami Tower (formerly known as the Bank of America Tower) will light up the beautiful downtown Miami skyline with gold and red colors, in celebration of the organization’s annual tasting event. In addition to a wide sampling of exceptional wine and food pairings, the event will also feature a lavish Silent Auction, with a selection of restaurant gift certificates, rare wines, spa and beauty treatments and much more.

Food and beverage sponsors include: Republic National Distributing Company, International Wine Imports, Graziano Group and Jaguar. Musical entertainment will be provided by DJ Tony DeLerme.

Major event sponsors include: Alderman & Kodsi, P.A., BenTrust Financial, Inc., Cond Hotel International LLC, Damian & Valori LLP, Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein P.A., Frank Jimenez, Gibraltar Bank, Global Risk Solutions, Inc., Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP, Kaufman, Rossin & Co., P.A. and Lipscomb, Eisenberg & Baker, PL.

Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online at The event will take place on Friday, June 1, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Miami Tower’s Sky Lobby located at 100 SE 2nd Street, Miami, FL 33131 (on the corner of Brickell and S.E. 2nd Street). Sponsorship opportunities, along with in-kind food and wine donor tables, are still available. For more information, please call 305-374-3751.

Proceeds from ticket sales, auction items and donations directly benefit Educate Tomorrow‘s mentoring efforts. Contributions made to Educate Tomorrow are exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Educate Tomorrow, Corp. ( is an international, nonprofit, certified 501(c) 3 organization. Based in Miami, Florida, Educate Tomorrow supports 15-23 year olds, who are aging out of the foster care system, by matching them with mentors. These mentors in turn help the young people to enroll in college and training programs, find housing and jobs, as well as apply for educational and social assistance that may be available to them. Educate Tomorrow also provides educational and life skills camps called "It's Your Life," which is funded by The Children's Trust. These camps are a coordination among many community participants including the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, the Dade County Bar Association, Legal Aid, Department of Children & Families, CHARLEE, Children's Home Society, Lawyers for Children America, University of Miami Children & Youth Law Clinic, the Guardian Ad Litem Program, Suited for Success, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Miami Chapter, and Casa Valentina.


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