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Women's Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami hosts Jazz @ Joe's Stone Crab

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Luncheon with Chair Karen Kerby & Co Chair Rachel Moscoso Denis

This year's event was scheduled Sunday, Ocotober 14, 2007 at the incomparable, Joe's Stone Crab on South Beach at 11:30 a.m.

Festivities kicked off with complimentary champagne and wine and raffle, followed by Joe's signature stone crabs. The 500 guests enjoyed the Sunday brunch while listening to Leo Casino's "Sax".

Jazz at Joe's Stone Crab was presented by the Women's Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami
Honorary Chairs
Michael Aller
Connie Russell
Commissioner and Mrs Richard Steinberg

Jazz at Joe's Committee
Karen Kirby- Chair
Rachel Moscoso-Denis -Co-Chair
Norma Jean Abraham, Julia Alba, Anthony Baradat, Eleanor Bauman, Patty Craven, Jane Jantzen, Cynthia McNeill, Mitzi Mitchell-Burns, Bronwyn Miller, Nora Mullen, Heidi Nosich, Migna Sanchez-Llorens, Electra Spillis, Lisa Tenn, Adrienne Tober

Platinum Saxophone Sponsors
Carnival Cruise Lines - Connie Russell

Golden Saxophone Sponsors
Anthony R. Abraham Foundation
Bonnie Crabtree
Ira Leesfield
Linda Hartnett
Jill Daley
Richard Steinberg

Special Thanks to Our Generous Underwriters
Anthony Baradat & Associates- Beighley & Myrick, P.A.
Big Daddy's Liquor- Brian Johnson, GM Joe's Stone Crab
Migna Sanchez-Llorens- NAI Miami
Shutts & Bowen LLP- Southern Wine & Spirits
Steve Sawitz, Owner, Joe's Stone Crab
Universal Brands- The Treister Murry Agency

Appreciation To Our Raffle Donors
Norma Jean Abraham-Raffle Chair

Diamond Saxophone Raffle Drawing
Diamond Watch Courtesy Of Jae's Jewelers
Autographed Alonzo Mourning Sneakers

Golden Saxophone Raffle Gifts Courtesy of
A nose for Clothes - Brighton Collectibles
Doral Golf Resort & Spa- Hand-designed handbags
Ingrid Thrall- Jenna White
Mayfair Hotel & Spa- Marie Louise Designs
Scarlett Women's Boutique- SFX Live Nation

Special thanks to the incomparable Leo Casino on the Saxophone.

Menu was delicious
Joe's famous Coleslaw
Florida Stone Crabs
Hash Brown
Creamed Spinach
Joe's award winning Key Lime Pie
Coffe- Tea

PROGRAM

WELCOME
Belkys Nerey and Craig Stevens, WSVN 7
OPENING REMARKS
Lidia Muniz, CEO, BBBS of Greater Miami
BIG & LITTLE PRESENTATION
JAZZ AT JOE'S CHAIR
Karen Kirby
RAFFLE & CLOSING REMARKS
Raffle sales closed at 1:30
Winners was posted at 1:45 p.m.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Big Brothers Big Sisters Upcoming Events

Golf Classic: Pre-Party & Golf Tournament on November 15 & 16, 2007. Reception, auction & poker party on November 15th. Golf tournament at Miccosukee Golf & Country Club on November 16th. All golfers receive a $ 300 Titleist "shopping spree". Sponsorship packages range from $20.000 to $5.000.

The big Event on March 22, 2008. An evening of cocktails, fine cuisine and entertainment in the new Legends Ballroom at Doral Resort & Spa. Tables range from $ 1000,000 Title Sponsorship to $7,500.

Miracle Maker's Luncheon on april 3, 2008.
Luncheon and fashion show to honoring South Florida's most philanthropic at the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne.
Tickets & sponsorship packages range from $25,000 Title Sponsorship to $ 150.

The Big Impact Event- May 2008 at the Ritz-Carlton, south Beach. Join us and experience the magic of mentoring.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Vision: successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contribuiting to better schools, brighter futures, and stronger communities for all. Together, we are part of Something BIG!

About Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami is the premier mentoring organization of south florida, helping thousands of children each year become more competent, confident and caring. we are an affilliate agency of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and are the local lead agency for the Governors Mentoring Initiative, City of Miami Mentoring Initiative and National MentoringMonth. We serve more than 6,000 South Florida children, volunteers and families. We are committed to reaching our goal of matching 5,000 children by 2010. Your company or organization's involvement as a Community Partner can make a difference!

According to an independant Public/Private ventures research study, children and youth that meet regularly with their Big Brother or Big Sister are: 52% less likely to skip school
46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
37% less likely to skipp a class
27% less likely to begin using alcohol
More confident of their performance in schoolwork
One- third less likely to hit someone
More trusting of their parents and guardians

Dramatic changes in BBBS student behavior have been detected... attendance has increased by 10% over the average student population. BBBS students are now also 1/3 less likely to receive any disciplinary action compared to the average student."
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