Friday, May 20, 7 to 10 p.m.
The Education Fund has raised millions and developed dozens of programs to increase student achievement in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. One of the organization’s signature annual events, The Art of Found Objects, has become a popular must-attend fundraiser. This year’s event will showcase and auction more than 200 one-of-a-kind artworks created by students and teachers in Miami-Dade County K-12 public schools.
A powerful mix of luminaries, art collectors, business leaders and philanthropists will be in attendance, such as Cricket and Marty Taplin, owners of the Sagamore and art collectors; R. Kirk Landon, a philanthropist and art collector; Myrna Palley, whose world-class glass art collection is on display in its own wing at the Lowe Art Museum; Carol Damian, the Director and Chief Curator at the Frost Art Museum; Merle Weiss, art collector and board member at South Florida Arts Center; Norma Jean Abraham, philanthropist and event aficionada; and hundreds more.
This year also marks The Education Fund’s 25th anniversary. To celebrate, The Education Fund is honoring 25 local leaders, all products of the Miami-Dade County Public School System, showing what a public education can do for you! Honorees include the new head of Jackson Health System, a college president, the founder of Sushi Maki, two Congresswomen, a plastic surgeon and 20 others who have all achieved success.
The Moore Building
4040 NE Second Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
To support and help raise funds for “The Art of Found Objects” and the programs it services. This exclusive event will feature bids on luxury items; live music by New World School of the Arts; an open bar sponsored by Bacardi; and an epicurean feast featuring local celebrity chefs Michelle Bernstein, Michael Schwartz and Cindy Hutson, alongside student chefs, with product donated by Whole Foods.