Charity Register: January 2013

Six opportunities to give back this month.

January 01, 2013

National YoungArts Foundation
Cause: identify and support the next generation of emerging artists
Gala chairs: Marile and Jorge Luis Lopez
Event: An Affair of the Arts Performance and Gala, Saturday, January 12, at 7 p.m., Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, followed by cocktails and dinner at The Historic Alfred I. DuPont Building; youngarts.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami
Cause: Mentor thousands of children each year through professionally supporter, one-on-one relationships with measurable impact
Event chair: Jimmy Whited
Event: Orange Bowl Paddle Championship, Sunday, January 13, at 9 a.m., Bayside Marketplace

David Lawrence Center
Cause: Provide compregensive mental health and substance abuse services
Gala Chair: Gym Sanford
Event: An Evening in Venice, Masquerade Ball, Friday, January 18, at 6 p.m., The Ritz-Carlton, Naples; davidlawrencecenter.org

Irie Foundation
Cause: Help underprivileged students in acquiring the skills needed to obtain a college education
Founder: DJ Irie
Event: Wodapalooza II, Saturday, January 19, and Sunday, January 20, sunrise to sunset, Bayfront Park

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Cause: Ait those living with multiple sclerosis and research the cause and ways to treat and eventually cure MS
Event chair: Deborah DelPrete
Event: 30th annual MS Gala Luncheon, Wednesday, January 23, at 10 a.m., Sheltair Hangar #1170, Fort Lauderdale; nationalmssociety.org

Dan Marino Foundation
Cause: Improve the lives of people with autism and other special needs
Chairs/treasurers: Dan and Claire Marino
Event: DMF's WalkAbout Autism, Saturday, January 26, at 9 a.m., Sun Life Stadium; danmarinofoundation.org


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