Raising in excess of $200,000 to support Informed Families' programs to help kids grow up safe, healthy and drug free across Florida, the 32nd Annual Informed Families Dinner at Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant was a tremendous success. Long-time supporters and event co-chairs Pam Giganti-Bunge & Alfred Bunge and Dr. Linda Neider & Dr. Paul Sugrue pulled out all the stops to make the dinner the best yet.
This year’s theme was "Communities that Care," reflecting the importance and power of communities in working together to stop the spread of drug use, especially the devastating current opioid epidemic.
Aside from Informed Families, the big winner of the night was dedicated supporter Sara Herald, who won the raffle for dinner for 20 guests at Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant. Guests enjoyed a wonderful street party prior to enjoying Joe's delicious stone crabs among old friends.
Informed Families has partnered with Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant for over three decades to help keep children in South Florida and beyond safe, healthy and drug free. Many of the annual event attendees have regularly attended since the first dinner in 1985.The event's success is the result of the dedication and generosity of the following sponsors:
Colossal Claw Sponsors:
Baptist Health South Florida
Pam Giganti-Bunge & Alfred Bunge
Jim & Susan Carr
Coral Gables Trust Company
EWM Realty International | Christie’s International Real Estate
Jumbo Claw Sponsors:
The Bermont Advisory Group | Peter L. Bermont
The Bermont/Carlin Group at Morgan Stanley
Betty B. Chapman & Dale Chapman Webb
Tammy & Butch Davis
The Garner Family Foundation
Robert M. Levy & Associates
Dr. Linda Neider & Dr. Paul Sugrue
Large Claw Sponsors
Friends of Dr. Linda Neider
Justin Beckham | Tom Pennekamp
Christopher E. Knight/Fowler White Burnett
Goldsmith Family Foundation
Commissioner Sally Heyman
John & Ivette Hofmann
Jessie Trice Community Health Center
The Lubitz Financial Group/Linda Lubitz Boone
Markham & Stein
Mercedes-Benz Coral Gables
Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition
Charles O. Morgan, Jr., Esq.
Podhurst Orseck, P.A.
Dr. Andrea Heuson-Sharp & Dr. Greg Sharp
Informed Families Supporters
Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Chiavacci
The Tonkinson Foundation
Village of Miami Shores Police Department
Planning is already underway for the 2018 Informed Families Dinner at Joe's. Who can resist sharing a dinner of Joe's Stone Crabs with family and friends? The annual Informed Families Dinner at Joe’s is an event with NO boring speeches; just good friends and families who want to help kids grow up safe, healthy and drug free!
The Informed Families dinner at Joe’s brings out Miami’s best families. Will you be part of next year's festivities? For more information, please contact Milly Davila at Edavila@Informedfamilies.org or 305-856-4886.