4th Annual Fundraising Gala for Lynne Mitchell Foundation Took Place On Saturday October 15th
Tropical Dinner, Cocktails, Silent & Live Auctions and More to Benefit Education in Jamaica
MIRAMAR, FL- Now in its fourth year, The Lynne Mitchell Foundation’s annual fundraising and scholarship gala will be taking place on Saturday, October 15th. This year’s theme, A Night In the Caribbean is set to feature island-inspired cuisine and cocktails, music and dancing to calypso, samba, and reggae beats, as well as a silent auction and a live auction with proceeds benefiting the foundation’s mission to provide better educational resources to primary-school children in rural Jamaica.
“This is our spotlight fundraising event of the year,” said Marlene Gordon, President of Lynne Mitchell Foundation. “All the donations raised at this event allows us to continue to advance our mission of education and continue to grow to serve more children in need of educational resources.”
This year’s gala featured a guest appearance from Jamaica’s Minister of Education, Youth & Information, Senator, the Honorable Ruel B. Reid, who spoke about how the Lynne Mitchell Foundation has positively impacted so many students. Additionally, the foundation presented two $3,000 scholarships to two students so that they may continue their high school education with fewer worries about the cost of books, uniforms, transportation, meals, and other supplies. The two award winners were chosen from among many submitted essays from the Seaview Primary School in Jamaica, the foundation’s partner school. Gavaska Gordon and Tiffany Peart, the two scholarship recipients both attended the gala event and shared their experiences and future plans made possible through the foundation’s efforts.
The Gala event took place on Saturday, October 15th, beginning at 7:00 pm at the Coral Gables Country Club – A VIP food and drink reception started at 6:00 pm and featured Chef Arthur Artiles from MIC Food prior - followed by a cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction, followed by a dinner, live auction, and entertainment, and concluding with an after party that begins at 10:15 pm.