Miami’s business and community leaders will gather to honor the private sector’s impact on South Florida’s cultural landscape during the Fifth Annual Miami Art Museum (MAM) Corporate Luncheon on Friday, May 18, 2012. Target, America’s second-largest retailer, will receive the 2012 MAM Corporate Honors for its philanthropic efforts and integral support of South Florida’s cultural institutions. Majority owner of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium Stephen M. Ross, and visionary real estate mogul Jorge M. Pérez will serve as keynote speakers, exploring the role that art and design play in urban environments.
This year’s MAM Corporate Luncheon, presented by South Motors Automotive Group, will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Miami from 11:30am until 2pm. J. Ricky Arriola, president and CEO of Inktel Holdings, will be the honorary chair, and Pedro A. Fernandez, principal at Bernstein Global Wealth Management and Alex Espenkotter, partner at Heller Waldman, PL, will serve as luncheon chairmen. Luncheon proceeds will support MAM’s vital public and education programs, which bring art to life for South Florida residents and visitors. Miami Art Museum’s educational programming currently reaches more than 30,000 children and adults every year, with the largest art education program in Miami-Dade County outside the public schools system.
“We are proud to honor Target for its commitment to the development of our city’s arts and culture,” said Aaron Podhurst, chairman of Miami Art Museum’s board of trustees. “Miami’s cultural community is thriving thanks to corporations like Target who are committed to making meaningful contributions in the communities they serve. The MAM Corporate Luncheon is an opportunity for the business and civic community to come together and honor each other’s impact on raising Miami’s profile as an international arts destination.”
Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its income — which today equals more than $3 million a week— to local communities. In 2008 and 2009 Target was the presenting sponsor of MAM in the Neighborhood, a summer community outreach program organized by MAM that serves over 6,000 students annually. In 2010 and 2011 Target was the presenting sponsor of MAM & Schools, a program that educates more than 30,000 students in the community annually.
Thomas Collins, director of Miami Art Museum, will moderate the conversation between Pérez and Ross about urban redevelopment through art, architecture and design. Pérez is chairman, chief executive officer and founder of The Related Group, the nation’s leading developer of multi-family residences. In December 2011, Pérez, long-time museum supporter, increased his contribution to the museum’s new downtown facility to $35 million in cash and art. In recognition of the gift, Miami Art Museum will be renamed Pérez Art Museum Miami, once it moves to the new facility in fall of 2013. Ross is chairman, chief executive officer and founder of Related Companies and majority owner of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium. Related has developed over $20 billion in real estate and owns real estate assets valued at over $15 billion made up of best-in-class mixed-use, residential, retail, office, trade show and affordable properties in premier high-barrier-to-entry markets.
“As our extraordinary new home rises rapidly in Museum Park, we are developing equally progressive, ambitious exhibitions and education programs,” said Collins. “The private sector’s support will make these new initiatives possible and enable us to expand our reach into the Miami-Dade community.”
MAM Corporate Luncheon sponsorships are available, ranging from $2,500 for a half-table to $20,000 for two tables of ten. For additional information or to reserve seats, please contact Emily Harrison at 305.375.5935, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the second consecutive year, Presenting Sponsor of the MAM Corporate Luncheon is South Motors Automotive Group. Other Miami Art Museum Corporate Luncheon supporters include: Platinum Sponsor Christie’s; Gold Sponsors Espírito Santo Bank, City National Bank, Hall, Lamb and Hall, P.A, Inktel Contact Center Solutions, John Moriarty and Associates of Florida, Inc., and Podhurst Orseck, P.A.; Silver Sponsors Bernstein Global Wealth Management, Frank Crystal & Company, Hunton and Williams LLP, Marcum LLP, Resorts World Miami, US Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management, and Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske; and In-Kind Sponsor Royal Liquors.
Past Corporate Honors Award recipients are UBS (2008), Carnival Corporation & PLC (2009), Northern Trust (2010) and Bank of America (2011). In accepting MAM’s 2011 Corporate Honors Award, Bank of America, one of the world’s largest financial institutions and a mainstay of support in South Florida’s cultural community, announced a $1 million donation to the Museum’s $120 million capital campaign.
About Miami Art Museum
Miami Art Museum, a modern and contemporary art museum located in downtown Miami, FL, is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries with an emphasis on the cultures of the Atlantic Rim—the Americas, Europe and Africa—from which the vast majority of Miami residents hail. Miami Art Museum’s educational programming currently reaches more than 30,000 people every year, with the largest art education program outside the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Miami Art Museum will reopen as Pérez Art Museum Miami in fall of 2013 in downtown Miami’s Museum Park. The new, expanded museum, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, will provide room to showcase growing collections, expanded exhibition space to bring more world-class exhibitions to Miami-Dade County and an educational complex. For more information about Miami Art Museum, visit miamiartmuseum.org or call 305.375.3000.
Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Miami Art Museum is sponsored in
part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the
Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts; with the support of
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the
Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners. Miami Art Museum is an accessible
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WHAT: Miami Art Museum hosts the fifth annual Miami Art Museum Corporate Luncheon in recognition of the corporate community's integral support of the arts throughout the region.
WHERE: Four Seasons Hotel Miami, 1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131
WHEN: Friday, May 18, 2012 @ 11:30am to 2:00pm
TICKETS: Sponsorships are available and start at $2,500 for a half-table of five guests.
CONTACT: Emily Harrison: 305.375.5935 / email@example.com