CIS Miami Annual Gala
By DowntownMiami.com | Published: April 18 2014
Epic Hotel-This event will feature a Reception, Dinner and Entertainment with proceeds benefiting Communities In Schools of Miami.
CIS of Miami’s largest fundraiser is their annual gala, and this year’s event slated for Saturday, April 26th will be a black-tie affair to remember, commemorating CIS of Miami’s silver anniversary and 25 years
of service in Miami-Dade. The theme of the gala is “an evening among
the stars”, which pays tribute to the CIS of Miami students (stars) who
have successfully graduated high school since the organization’s
The event takes place in a ballroom at the Epic Hotel overlooking downtown Miami’s skyline and Biscayne Bay. The evening starts with a sunset cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m.
where guests can bid on luxury, silent auction items including
all-inclusive vacation packages; bowling and lunch for 10 with Al
Golden, University of Miami’s head football coach; jewelry; dinners; spa
treatments and more. Guests will enjoy a three-course dinner followed
by live music and entertainment by CIS of Miami “stars”. Local CBS TV evening anchor and producer Cynthia Demos
will preside as the master of ceremonies alongside a CIS of Miami
junior MC. They will welcome CIS national founder, Bill Milliken, a
recipient of the Visionary Ambassador’s Award from Usher’s “New Look
Foundation” and the National Jefferson Award for Public Service, which
is widely regarded as the Nobel Prize for outstanding community and
public service. Tickets
for the annual philanthropic event are $200 each, and all proceeds
directly benefit CIS of Miami. In 2013, CIS’ gala raised more than
$100,000 to fund dropout prevention programs for local students
including after school programs, tutoring, mentoring and other
programs. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cismiami.org or by calling 305-252-5444.