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Miami City Ballet (MCB) is among the largest ballet companies in the United States, with more than 40 dancers. The Company has four home counties in South Florida: Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach, plus Collier (on Florida’s west coast), where MCB is presented as the resident ballet company at the Naples Philharmonic Center. The Miami City Ballet School, which opened in Miami Beach in January 1993, trains students for a professional career in ballet. The School has an enrollment of more than 350 students, and no child of talent is turned away for lack of funds.

Since 1983, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Florida has given hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. From our humble beginnings with one boy’s wish to have a computer, we’ve evolved into an organization that grants a local child’s wish every 16 hours.

Founded in 1985, amfAR is dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research.With the freedom and flexibility to respond quickly to emerging areas of scientific promise, amfAR plays a catalytic role in accelerating the pace of HIV/AIDS research and achieving real breakthroughs. amfAR-funded research has increased our understanding of HIV and has helped lay the groundwork for major advances in the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Since 1985, amfAR has invested more than $340 million in its mission and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.

Miami Children’s Museum (MCM) is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling children to realize their highest potential. We encourage visitors of all ages to play, learn, imagine and create. We are a non-profit educational institution that meets the needs of all children in our multicultural community. We offer interactive exhibits, programs, and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication.

Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant, international organization that has grown from one original chapter to almost 1,500 middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide.

United Way of Miami-Dade is focused on improving education, financial stability and health—the building blocks of a good life. We’re advancing the common good by helping children reach their potential and achieve in school, empowering families and individuals to become financially stable and economically independent and improving people’s health. We work towards our goal by supporting quality programs that address these areas, engaging people in our community, advocating better policies and generating resources.

The Adrienne Arsht Center embraces excellence, celebrates differences, renews the spirit and engages diverse communities through the power of the performing arts.

The Cushman School reflects an 87-year-old pledge made by Dr. Laura Cushman to teach children to embrace the virtues of industry, courtesy, responsibility and scholarship. The Cushman student is encouraged and expected to work towards personalized goals, be well-mannered, respectful, accept responsibility, grow in character and develop academically.

The Humane Society of Greater Miami has been helping homeless animals in Miami-Dade County since 1936. Today, more than 300 homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens each day are cared for at the Soffer and Fine Adoption Center in North Miami Beach. We are able to give these animals a second chance by providing tender loving care, a good meal, shelter and medical care for as long as it takes to find them homes with kind, responsible and committed caregivers. The organization works diligently at creating a more kind, just and loving community for the pets and people of Miami-Dade County. We offer programs and services to educate, inform and inspire people to take responsible care of their pets and treat animals with the kindness they deserve. With the support of people from across Miami-Dade County, we are helping to create a better community for all.