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November 05, 2013

InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

On Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, the InterContinental® Miami and Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida celebrated the 19th Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Ball. Transformed into a Vaudevillian sideshow, the hotel welcomed over 900 VIPs, socialites, celebrities and philanthropists who together raised $2,020,421 for Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida.

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October 25, 2013

Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation Named In-Kind Angel

The Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation, based in Summerland Key, was recognized with Make-A-Wish Southern Florida’s “In-Kind Angel” award at the wish-granting organization’s donor appreciation event in Miami.

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October 25, 2013

Bob Press Selected to Chair Key Board Position

Bob Press, founder of the TCA Global Credit Master Fund, has been selected to chair the Investment/Finance committee of Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida’s Board of Directors during its 2013-14 fiscal year. In this role, he will oversee the management of the nonprofit’s investment portfolio.

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October 25, 2013

Carnival Foundation Named Foundation of the Year

The Miami-based Carnival Foundation was honored by Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida as its “Foundation of the Year” at the wish-granting organization’s recent donor appreciation event at Jungle Island. The cruise line foundation’s numerous contributions helped Make-A-Wish grant more than 500 wishes to local children who have life-threatening medical conditions during its 2012-13 fiscal year.

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October 22, 2013

Pediatric Associates Named Community Partner of the Year

Pediatric Associates, which provides medical care to children at 26 South Florida locations, was honored by Make-A-Wish Southern Florida as its “Community Partner of the Year” at the wish-granting organization's recent donor appreciation event at Jungle Island.

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October 22, 2013

Ninialicia Bielejeski Received Shining Star Award

Ninalicia Bielejeski, an on-air personality at Y-100 Miami and creative director at Rock with U Entertainment, was recognized by Make-A-Wish Southern Florida with its “Shining Star” award at the nonprofit’s recent donor appreciation event at Jungle Island.

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October 22, 2013

Sun Sports Named Media Partner of the Year

Sun Sports and its Miami HEAT broadcast team were honored by Make-A-Wish Southern Florida as its “Media Partner of the Year” at the nonprofit’s recent donor appreciation event at Jungle Island.

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September 26, 2013

Todd Linden Named Chair-Elect of the Board

Todd Linden, chief acquisition officer at the Aventura-based real estate investment company Advenir, Inc., has been elevated to chair-elect of the Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida®.

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September 20, 2013

Michael Ortega Named Chairman of the Board

Michael Ortega, Vice President of Ortega Juneau Construction Company, will lead Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida’s Board of Directors during 2013-14 fiscal year.

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September 12, 2013

Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida Hosts Annual Donor Celebration

Make-A-Wish ® Southern Florida installs officers and recognizes contributors at Annual Donor Celebration

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September 09, 2013

InterContinental Miami Hosts Make-A-Wish Ball Kick off

InterContinental Miami will host kickoff celebration for 19th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball on Sept. 12

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August 30, 2013

Jill Johns Named Humanitarian of the Year

Jill Johns, a former wish kid with a 20+ year relationship with Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida was named "Humanitarian of the Year" by Florida Realtors.

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July 09, 2013

Helzberg Diamonds Helps Grant Wishes

Helzberg Diamonds today announced the launch of the new iamloved.com, a website that captures love stories to benefit Make-A-Wish. This site launch is an extension of Helzberg Diamonds’ commitment to Make-A-Wish whose mission is changing the lives of children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions.

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May 03, 2013

Make-A-Wish Southern Florida Lifetime Benefactors Al & Nancy Malnik Host Annual Garden Party

On Sunday, April 21, Make-A-Wish Southern Florida held its annual Garden Party, building excitement for the upcoming 19th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball, to be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013.

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May 01, 2013

The 2nd Annual Make-A-Wish Month is This May

Make-A-Wish Month is a month-long campaign celebrating all aspects of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida including our donors, volunteers, wishes, Board of Directors, referral agents, staff and everyone who supports our mission.

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May 01, 2013

TooJay's Helps Grant Wishes

For the second year in a row, TooJay’s Gourmet Deli has partnered with two Make-A-Wish chapters in Florida and pledged to grant wishes for 24 children, one for each of the restaurants it has in Florida.

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