Miami for Brumadinho Event Raises US$15,000

Last night (March 6th) BrazilFoundation held the fundraising event “Miami for Brumadinho” at Grove at Grand Bay in Coconut Grove. Roughly 60 guests attended, including 12 “mineiros”, raising US$ 15,000The event was hosted by General Consul of Brazil in Miami, Ambassador João Mendes Pereira. BrazilFoundation supporters DJ Mazza and TF Life Music were the musical guests of the evening.

The silent auction included items such as a necklace by Wish Fine Jewelry; a stay at the Fasano Hotel in Belo Horizonte, sold to Virgínia Bartolomeo for US$ 1,000; a brunch at the St. Regis Bal Harbour; a haircut and beauty treatment by Dafne Evangelista Beauty Lounge; a wooden sculpture by Sergio Machado, donated by Leila Gontijo; and more.

The event is part of the campaign {abrace Minas Gerais}, which was launched in response to the dam collapse in Brumadinho to raise resources for social initiatives there.

The campaign has reached its goal of R$ 100,000 (US$ 25,000), all of which will be matched by BrazilFoundation to help fund between four and six projects in the region. The projects will be chosen through a Call for Proposals here: www.brazilfoundation.or/editalbrumadinho, open now through March 15th.

We extend a warm thank you our event host General Consul of Brazil in Miami, Ambassador João Mendes Pereira, the event sponsors MBAF, CB Events Planner, All Brazilians, Monte Paschoal Vinhos & Espumantes – without whom this event would not have been possible. We also would like to thank: Chrissie Litenski, Rejane de Paula, Cecilia Baggio and Leila Pires (CB Events), and Alex Piquet.

Photo Credits: Silvio Lima