The 11th Annual Raise the Bar, a networking cocktail reception and silent auction that brings together legal, accounting and other business professionals, will be held at the Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College, 600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 on Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. This annual fundraising and awareness event enables The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade to provide support to programs for survivors of domestic violence and sex trafficking in our community. The Amy Karan Legacy Fund is a special fund created in memory of Judge Amy Karan that provides funding to help victims of domestic violence.
Board member, Co-Chair of the event and K&L Gates’ Partner April Boyer stated, “Our professional community looks forward to Raise the Bar each year and with the support of our sponsors and community committee, we have raised more than $235,000 to combat domestic violence and sex trafficking.” Debbie Montero, Co-Chair of the event, from Robert Half Legal and Board Member of The Women’s Fund, has worked with April Boyer since the inception of this event and shared, “With over 9,000 cases of domestic violence reported in the past few years, the community must come together to stop violence against women and girls.”
Every year, Raise the Bar continues to break its fundraising goals while attracting a robust list of sponsors. This year’s sponsors include K&L Gates LLP, Akerman LLP, American Airlines, DLA Piper LLP (US), GNR8N Kulture, Greenberg Traurig, Kaufman Rossin, Robert Half Legal, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L., Bacardi, Daily Business Review, South Florida Luxury Guide, Miami Dade College and numerous others.
Professionals from the legal and accounting communities as well as long-time Women’s Fund supporters will be in attendance, bidding on silent auction items and participating in a wine pull, while enjoying hors d’oeuvres provided by Pincho Factory, desserts by Sweet Treats by Marta, and sipping on wine, beer and delicious Bacardi cocktails.