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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Miami Bridge's 3rd annual luncheon

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services hosted its third annual luncheon to celebrate more than 34 years of providing emergency shelter services and community outreach programs for South Florida's at-risk youth and families. The luncheon took place on Friday, October 4, at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove and featured a pre-luncheon VIP reception.

Above, Miami Bridge youth presents in front of guests.

Layron Livingston, Alicia Sherman-Anderson, Michael Rebimbas

Local philanthropists were honored for the difference they make at Miami Bridge and the community at large. This year's Judy Reinach Award recipient went to community advocate, Paul Thomas; the Miami Bridge Social Impact Award recipient was Motorola Solutions Foundation. Special recognition also went to Miami Bridge’s shelter service coordinator, Antoinette Graham.

"This year’s luncheon was outstanding for our organization and we are very grateful to all of our friends and supporters who attended," stated Dr. Dorcas Wilcox, CEO of Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services. "Their ongoing generosity has made it possible for us to focus on our mission of helping at-risk youth and their families."



Highlights from the luncheon included performances by youth and staff, a moving testimonial by a former Miami Bridge alumnus, and a fashion show featuring the organization's kids and teens styled in fashions donated by local boutique, Blessings Released. The kids and teens walked the runway as Brent Love (above) performed his most recent singles, "Eternity" and "Shine Bright."

Attendees included Miami's top philanthropists, local dignitary Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, as well as local celebrities Malik Williams, VH1 TV personality, and singer and songwriter, Brent Love. Contributions from sponsors such as AT&T, The Circle's Foundation, Stabilify, TD Bank, and Coastal Construction helped make the luncheon possible.

Dagmar Llaudy, Boo Zamek, Alfred Karram Jr., Dorcas Wilcox, Marlene Quintana, Melanie Sanchez, Dr. Todd Giardina


Alyssa Ramos, Rosa Prieto, Dr. Dan Marin, Dagmar Llaudy, Joseph Cantrell
Patricia McLeoxx, Malik Williams
Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, Bronwyn Stanford


Youth and staff perform choreographed dance

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