PhilanthroFest Family Festival Celebrating Philanthropy 4/6/13


Saturday, 04/06/2013, 12:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
philanthrofestflyer300 NE 2ND AVE,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Second Annual ‘PhilanthroFest’ Unites South Florida’s Non-Profit Organizations With Art, Music, Culture In A Large Scale, Family Friendly Community Event
Free outdoor event raises community awareness and promotes civic engagement with over 100 non-profit organization participants in fun-filled day with purpose.

PhilanthroFest will hold their second annual outdoor festival showcasing over 100 South Florida non-profit organizations on Saturday, April 6 from Noon to 6 p.m. at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus. During the free, large-scale community event, South Florida residents of all ages will have the opportunity to learn about philanthropic organizations and community resources in a family-friendly atmosphere while enjoying music, art, performance, demonstrations, vendors, food trucks, fun family activities courtesy of PhilanthroFest’s community partners.

The event takes place annually in April and is free and open to the public with the goal of connecting potential volunteers and donors to not-for-profit organizations while creating a fun, family friendly environment that promotes civic engagement, deepens community connections and sparks the philanthropic spirit of South Florida.

Attendees will learn more about valuable community resources while enjoyilng a great outdoor festival that includes music from favorites, PALO! and Day Musc Died, DJ Hank Justice, tango and flamenco performances, drum circle, live theatre by Mobile Micro Theater, cooking demonstration by WokStar, yoga led by Rina, communtiy meditation by Hay House author, Jennifer Grace and more!

Kids will also enjoy interactive exhibits and activities by Miami Science Museum and HistoryMiami. With so much to see and do, event attendees will surely builld up an appetite! Fortunately, Burger Beast has ensured no one goes hungry by hosting the food truck rally featuring Latin Burger & Taco, Marlie’s Delights, Ms. Cheezious and Veggie Xpress.

Featured Artists
Alan Laird
Gustavo Ramirez
Ileana Collazo
Margot A Betteridge
Alina Campos-Vega for GetMeSomeArt!
Jesus Alejandro Perez
Emerson Calderon
mark diamond
Rebecca Barba
Rafael Montilla
Griselda Lechini
Samantha Lazarus

Program Schedule:
11:30 Drum Circle
12:30 Opening Remarks
12:45 Divas & Gurus of Dance
1:15 Building 5 Brothers
2:00 Announcements
2:30 Fusion Gitana
3:15 Lion Dancers
3:30 Day Music Died
4:15 Announcements
4:45 Street Jamz Miami Dance
5:30 PALO!

12:00 Jennifer Grace Meditation
1:30 Street Jamz Miami Dance
2:30 Rina Yoga
3:30 Divas & Gurus of Dance
4:00 Fusion Gitana
4:30 Frank Rojas Drummers
5:30 Lama Karma Chotso, Kagyu Shedrup Choling Meditation

12:15 Magda Ortiz Duo
1:00 MDC Culinary Institute
1:30 Remy – Magic & Comedy
2:30 Tango Times Dance
3:00 Wokstar
3:45 Glamour Goddess
4:15 Tango Times Dance
4:45 DJ Hank Justice

2:00-5:00, Characters by Kikimora Studio
12:00-6:00, Children’s Life Zone by the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
12:00-6:00, Our Miami Story by HistoryMiami
12:00-6:00, Mobile Micro Theater

Food Truck Zone by Burger Beast
Latin Burger & Taco
Marlie’s Delights
Ms. Cheezious
Veggie Xpress

PhilanthroFest is proudly supported by these amazing sponsors:
Knight Foundation, Miami Dade College, Miami Foundation, JJMA Distributors Group, LLC, Miami Dade County, City of Miami, Miami New Times, Medina Foundation, car2Go, Wells Fargo, Real Estate Sales Force, Peek-A-Boo Imaging Ideal Baby and Kids, MDO Partners, Livelihood Show, Burger Beast, Fried On Business, Center of Grace, Miami Herald, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Alberni, Caballero & Company, L.L.P., Ford, Elegant Parties, Monster Sound, FunClick
PhilanthroFest is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Entertainment and Programming
Day Music Died
Building 5 Brothas
Magda Ortiz Duo
Lion Dancers
Drum Circle
Fusion Gitana
Divas and Gurus of Dance
Glamour Goddess Vaudeville Show Solo
Enamorados del Tango
Street Jamz Miami Dance
Tango Times Dance Company
Meditation by Jennifer Grace
Healthy Wok Cooking Demo by Wokstar
Lama Karma Chotso, Kagyu Shedrup Choling Meditation
Comedy by Remy
Rina Yoga
Frank Rojas Drummers
DJ Hank Justice
Mobile Micro Theater
Freshly Squeezed
Blood Drive by Community Blood Centers of South Florida
Food Truck Zone by Burger Beast
Latin Burger & Taco
Marlie’s Delights
Ms. Cheezious
Veggie Xpress
Children’s Life Zone by the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Our Miami Story by HistoryMiami

Participating Organizations
Net Impact South Florida Professional Chapter
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami (BBBS)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, Inc.
Center for Family and Child Enrichment Inc.
Chop Shop Cares for Kids
CitiChurch Higher Ground Culinary Arts Program
Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida, Inc.
Guardian ad Litem
Hope for Miami
Jonathan Spikes Foundation, Inc.
Kiwanis Miramar/Pembroke Pines
Little Haiti Optimist Club
Live Life Healthy Foundations
Maestro Cares Foundation
Miami Beach Coalition
National Voices for Equality, Education and ENlightenment, Inc (NVEEE)
NEB School Uniforms for Success
Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc.
Owen Walker Jr. Foundation, Inc.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida
South Florida CARES Mentoring Movement
South Florida Girl Up
StandUp For Kids-Miami
The Elastic Mind Project
The J.A.M. Foundation, Inc.
The SAILS Institute
Touching Miami with Love (TML)
UrbanPromise Miami
Voices For Children
Yoga Gangsters
Catalyst Miami
MoveMiamiDade/Purple Line
Chapman Partnership
Act 2 Stage Productions
Art of Cultural Evolution
Arts & Business Council of Miami
Bird Road Art Walk
Coral Gables Museum Young Associates
Culture in the City
Drag It OUT
Heroes Unite
Kuyayky Foundation
Miami Theater Center
Middle Eastern American Professionals Association
Music for Memories, Inc.
Musicians On Call
National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts)
New Theatre
TL Tango Lovers Org., Inc
Vargas Gallery
Guitars Over Guns Organization (GOGO)
Best Buddies Florida
Deliver the Dream
Easter Seals South Florida
Sunrise Community, Inc.
Villa Lyan
City Year Miami
College Summit
Dress for Success Miami (DFS)
FemEx Miami
Florida International University – Office of Engagement
Inspired Leaders
Miami Children’s Initiative
Monica Burguera Foundation
Photography is Not a Crime
Strong Women, Strong Girls
The Motivational Edge
Web of Wholistic Educators (WHOLE)
Casimiro Global Foundation
Environmental Coalition for Miami & the Beaches (ECOMB)
Fertile Earth Foundation
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center
South Florida National Parks Trust
The Institute For Regional Conservation
Urban Paradise Guild (UPG)
Angel Flight Southeast
Arthritis Foundation
Banyan Community Health Center
Common Threads Miami
Family Counseling Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
Florida Heart Research Institute
GM Autism Foundation
Hope for Vision
Jose’s Hands
OneBlood dba Community Blood Centers of Florida
Seeing Stars Foundation
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Urban Oasis Project
Carrfour Supportive Housing
Lutheran Services Florida, Inc
Miami Habitat Young Professionals (HYP)
Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida (NHSSF)
Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade Inc
American Friends for Un Techo Para Mi Pais, Inc
JCI Miami (Junior Chamber International of Miami)
Salvadoran American Humanitarian Foundation (SAHF)
Americans for Immigrant Justice
Badges of Courage Foundation
Better Florida Foundation
Bridging Humanity
CABA Pro Bono Project, Inc.
Conscious Acts Of Kindness (CAOK)
Emerge Miami
Haitian Support Inc
Joshua’s Heart Foundation
Kagyu Shedrup Choling
Magic City Bicycle Collective
Miami Chapter of AmeriCorps Alums
PARK Project
Public Allies Miami (PAM)
SAVE Foundation
Switchboard of Miami, Inc.
Unity on the Bay
Veterans Ocean Adventures, Inc
Women’s Emergency Network
BLUE Missions
Bridging Humanity
Curleys House Hope Relief Food Bank
Florida International University Law Clinics
Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
ONE Campaign
Minervas, Women Changing the World
The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade
Fresh Start Family Service, Inc.
Kiwanis Club Biscayne Bay
Miami-Dade County Public Library System (Friends of the Library)
Save Our Youth Hialeah (SOY Hialeah)
Shake-A-Leg Miami
State of Florida Department of Labor
Zen Village / Heart for Humanity / Zab Sang Institute

Life Is Art Supports: PhilanthroFest 2013 Launch Party at CCE Miami on November 29, 2012

PhilanthroFest 2013 Launch Party & Fundraiser
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 6:00pm-10:00pm
CCE Miami
1490 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132
Suggested Door Donation: $20.00  Benefits PhilanthroFest
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The PhilanthroFest 2013 launch party is a wonderful gathering of philanthropists, business professionals, non-profit staff and volunteers. It includes a sponsored bar, sponsored food, music, raffles and more. Everyone is welcome to attend!

The goal of this event is to promote the upcoming PhilanthroFest 2013, to be held in April of 2013. To raise funds, a small door donation will be requested, as well as lots of fun raffle items. Also, this will provide an excellent networking opportunity for south Florida non-profits and those interested in philanthropy.

Presentations by:
Marianne Maduro of Miami Foundation
Marlon hill

Thank You Sponsors!
CCE Miami
KIND Healthy Snacks
Hungry Hippos Hoagies
Mealeo Miami
Exclusive Entertainment Productions, Inc by Milian Enterprises International

Heineken Beer
Iceberg Vodka
Cockspur Rum
EPPA Superfruit Sangria

DJ Hank Justice
Monster Sound Pro
Claridge Hotel

Artists Painting Live
Alan Laird
Rebecca Head
Derek Wilson
Anya Nadal
Exhibit by: Griselda Lechini

Massages by Freshly Squeezed

Bring your pamphlets, flyers, cards, etc to place on our “PhilanthroTable”!

*Plenty of metered street parking
*Parking garage at 1415 NE 2nd Ave.
*Across the street from Omni Metromover Station

PhilanthroFest is large-scale community event showcasing and celebrating South Florida philanthropic organizations, community resources and cultural arts. It also includes ongoing educational and networking events.

Life Is Art – Looking for Live Artists for PhilanthroFest Launch Party November 29, 2012

Life Is Art – Looking for Live Artists for PhilanthroFest Launch Party November 29, 2012

Hello Life Is Art Friends!

On Thursday, November 29th, we are hosting a Launch Party to announce PhilanthroFest 2013 (! It is going to be held at CCE Miami ( in downtown Miami near the Arsht Center. We have complimentary food and drink and music! Suggested donation is $20 and the money goes to support PhilanthorFest, and through that, hundreds of non-profits in South Florida. The event runs 6:00pm-10:00pm

We are looking for artists who would be interested in painting live during the event. We are expecting 150-200 people (maybe more) and would love to give exposure to some of our great artists while adding an exciting aspect to the party. If you are available and interested, please contact me immediately.

For more information:
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Remember, contact me directly ASAP if you would like to come paint live!

Thanks so much!
James Echols
Life Is Art, Inc.

PhilanthroFest 2013 Steering Committee Meeting #1 on October 8, 2012

PhilanthroFest 2013 Steering Committee Meeting #1

DATE: Monday, October 8, 2012
7:30pm to 9:00pm

4250 Salzedo St., #1425
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Online Registration Required

Are you ready for another great year of PhilanthroFest?

This meeting is open to anyone interested in taking a leadership role in producing this amazing event.

If you are interested in leading or joining a committee and working on an ongoing basis, please join us to learn how you can become a part of transforming Miami.

Please arrive ready to work and participate.

There will be time for networking and socializing after the meeting.

Event #60 Life Is Art Invites you to a PhilanthroFest Fabuloso PhilanthroParty with PALO! at PAX on September 21, 2012

Life Is Art Invites You to an Evening of Philanthropic Networking and Fun
PhilanthroFest Fabuloso PhilanthroParty

September 21, 2012
Doors Open at 8:00pm
Free Entry before 9:00pm, $10 After
Complimentary Open Bar 8:00-9:30pm
PALO! Show at 11:00pm

337 SW 8th Street
Miami, Florida 33130

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8pm: Philanthropists from all over south Florida are invited for an evening of networking and fun with Life Is Art and PhilanthroFest! Have some drinks on us and see how great it feels to help give something back to our community. Complimentary open bar 8-9:30pm.

11pm: PALO! hits the stage with the Afro-Cuban Funk.

The amazing Purple People Eatery Food Truck will be there all night.

Try “El Fabuloso”, a grape-cranberry cocktail designed to purify your spirits.

For table reservations call 305-640-5847

Photographs by Anthony Jordon of PhilanthroFest on 4/14/12

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon of Philanthrofest  on Saturday, April 14, 2012.

Philanthrofest is produced by Life is Art and Miami Crawls is a community festival in Midtown Miami celebrating the South Florida Philanthropic and cultural community. We enjoy music, art, fashion, food and entertainment while learning about various non-profits and community resources that are available to our residents.

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon to see more of his work go to his flickr page or his facebook page.

EVENT #54 Life Is Art and Miami Crawls present PhilanthroFest April 14, 2012



April 14, 2012, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Midtown Miami Greenspace
110 NE 36th St.
Miami, FL 33137

Miami Crawls and Life is Art, with the support of City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez Cordially Invite You To: A family festival celebrating the South Florida philanthropic and cultural arts community.

During the free outdoor event, South Florida residents of all ages  have the opportunity to learn about more than 75 philanthropic and cultural organizations and resources in a family-friendly atmosphere while enjoying musical performances, an art show, fashion shows, kids activities, delicious food and live entertainment.

Over 75 Community Organizations
Music by Elastic Bond – Dangerflow – Cleaveland Jones & More!
Coconut Grove Drum Circle!
Big Art Show with Local Artists!
Dance & Performances by Kikimora – Rainbow Circus – Fusion Gitana & More!
Live Performances by Aiza’s Divas and Gurus
Fun for the entire family by the Miami Science Museum
Fashion by Joy Taylor Studios with Designs by Amy Rubinstein sponsored by Blo Blow Dry Bar!
MC Kelly Saks, Miss Cuba
Free Samples by VitaminWater – Vita Coco!
Vendors and Much More!

Major Sponsors: Knight Foundation, The Miami Community Redevelopment Agency, Midtown Development

Mission Enhancer Sponsor: Well-Fargo, Workscapes

Community Builder Sponsors: Real Estate Sales Force, Health Council of South Florida, Inc.

Fiscal Sponsor: The Miami Foundation

Service Sponsors: The Miami Shirt Company, Waste Management

Supporters: SocialBuzzOnAir, The Urban Tour Host

Produced by: Miami Crawls, Life Is Art