Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts will host 7th Annual Gala on April 26th 2013

Top Quote South Florida's most prominent philanthropists Swanee & Paul DiMare to Chair the event. End Quote
  • Miami, FL (1888PressRelease) December 13, 2012 - The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is pleased to announce that two of South Florida's most prominent philanthropists will Chair its 2013 Gala event. Swanee and Paul DiMare will Chair the April 26, 2013 Gala, with the institution's name benefactor and national philanthropist, Adrienne Arsht, serving as Honorary Chair. Fundraising proceeds from the Gala will support the Center's arts education and community outreach programs.

    News of the event's Chairs follows the Adrienne Arsht Center's triumphant 2012 Gala event, which featured a special performance by Kevin Costner and his band MODERN WEST and proved to be the institution's most successful fundraiser to date.

    "Our signature events have been successful in large part because of the tireless work of our volunteer leadership," said Performing Arts Center Trust Chairman Mike Eidson, who co-chaired last year's gala alongside his wife, Dr. Margaret Eidson. "Swanee and Paul will create a Gala that will be memorable for our patrons and impactful for our community."

    The DiMares were among the Adrienne Arsht Center's founding donors. Their philanthropy in Miami-area causes stretch far and wide, including Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden, the American Red Cross, and the Buoniconti Fund.

    "The Adrienne Arsht Center is one of the most important cultural institutions in Miami - and an engine for our city's arts awakening," according to Gala Chair Swanee DiMare. "The Center is proving that the performing arts play a significant role in educating our youth and engaging our diverse community and we look forward to raising the dollars necessary for expanding that mission in 2013 and beyond."

    For more information about this momentous event, corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities, or to RSVP for the 7th Anniversary Gala, please call (786) 468-2020 or email advancement ( @ ) arshtcenter dot org dot

    The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from local, state and national foundations, as well as private contributions to the Adrienne Arsht Center Foundation through corporate and individual giving, Visionary Society membership and the Encore Circle major gifts programs.

    About the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

    The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is one of the world's leading performing arts organizations and venues. Made possible by Miami-Dade County's largest ever public/private-sector partnership, the Center is home to the Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy. In addition, numerous South Florida arts organizations perform in its theaters regularly. Since opening in 2006, the Center has emerged as a leader in offering and presenting innovative programming that mirrors South Florida's diversity, as a catalyst for development in Miami, and as a host of impactful community outreach and education programs.

    Designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the venue is comprised of the 2,400-seat Ziff Ballet Opera House, the 2,200-seat John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, the black box Carnival Studio Theater, a restored Carnival Tower, the Peacock Foundation, Inc. Studio, the Peacock Foundation, Inc. Education Center and the outdoor Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza for the Arts. Events impresario and restaurateur Barton G. Weiss brought his signature style to the Center in 2009 with PRELUDE BY BARTON G, a full-service upscale restaurant.
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