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South Florida Urban Ministries
Celebrates The Fifth Annual
Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner


On April 25, 2008, South Florida Urban Ministries held their fifth annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner and Auction at the Rusty Pelican on Key Biscayne. Over 450 people gathered to bid
on silent and live auction items, dance and dine while raising resources needed to expand programs that offer long term solutions to poverty for low-income children, youth and families in
Miami-Dade and Broward Counties who are striving to build a bright future.

The live auction offered one-of-a-kind items including a private cruise package to Stiltsville, Escape to Key West Package, Grove Isle Membership Package, Jamaican Getaway, Professional Sailing
with an Olympic Gold Medalist, Chicago Cubs Dream Package, 15 Seconds of Fame on NBC, Private Tour of the US Capitol and a Restaurant Frenzy. Many of the silent auction items offered are also unique, such as artworks by Ferdie Pacheco, Britto and MANO, gift certificate to the 2009 SoBe Wine & Food Festival, themed gift baskets, keepsake jewelries and mystery boxes, among

The enthusiasm and support of our stakeholders, guests and friends raised nearly $200,000 to support the urban ministries in Florida City, South Miami, North Miami Beach and Broward County.
Please contact us at (305) 442-8306 or for more information and/or to find out how to get involved.

2008 Sponsors & Underwriters

Trish & Dan Bell
Philanthropic Co-chairs

The Batchelor Foundation
Diamond Sponsors

Allen Morris Foundation & Kerry Whitaker
Carole Shields & Hugh Westbrook
Sandy & Rod Bell

Gold Sponsors

Mayor Carlos Alvarez
BNY Melon

Bronze Sponsors

Betty & Alvah Chapman

Hector Family Foundation

Table Sponsors

Adanac Development & Construction
Bank Atlantic
Christ Church UMC
First UMC of South Miami
Gerson, Preston, Robinson & Co.
Growing Place Pre-School @ FUMCCG
Holland & Knight LLP
Judith & Jonah Pruitt
Mary Ann & Sherill Hudson
Mary Susan & Phil Ward
Patsy & Al Merritt
South East District of the UMC

Your support makes a world of difference!

We hope to see you at the next Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner & Auction
on Friday, May 8, 2009!

2850 SW 27th Ave.Miami, FL 33133 Phone: 305-442-8306 / Fax: 305-442-9726 Email: