Amigos Night (formerly Miami Celebrity Domino Night) is Amigos For Kids’ signature annual fundraiser. Record-breaking attendance in the last several years has made this event a showcase for many of Miami’s celebrities, media personalities, political, community and corporate leaders, and social elite. With over 1,500 of Miami’s movers and shakers, influencers, and celebrity guests in attendance, it will be an unforgettable evening.
The event, supported by the title sponsor, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, which will provide guests with an open bar courtesy of the presenting sponsor, Bacardi USA, and dinner-by-the-bite at its culinary pavilion featuring local flavors provided by some of Miami's most popular chefs and restaurants. The evening will also feature a performance by renowned celebrity DJ Irie and live entertainment by Extasy. A stellar silent auction will showcase hundreds of dazzling items, including art, sports memorabilia, fine jewelry, luxurious travel experiences, and much more.
This legacy event aims to generate crucial funds for Amigos’ numerous programs and vital services aimed at empowering families to thrive. Recognizing the significance of a nurturing environment for children, we work tirelessly to provide essential resources, such as after school enrichment programs, parent education, and wrap-around support for struggling families.
Amigos Night rallies together supporters, sponsors, and the community at large to contribute generously toward our mission. This fundraiser serves as a platform for raising awareness about the challenges families face and highlights the positive impact that Amigos for Kids has on their lives.Through Amigos Night, we cultivate a spirit of unity and compassion, ensuring that children have the opportunity to grow, succeed, and ultimately build a brighter future.
Ms. Arango grew up with a passion for Higher Education and helping others in her community. She also worked in higher education for over a decade serving in various roles from fundraising as Senior Director of Development, to Deputy Chief of Staff to the President and Executive Director of Government and Community Relations. She brings a combination of her successful fundraising career raising over $50M for the University’s Momentum 2 Campaign, her international business experience, her passion for real estate, customer service, marketing and sales background. Adriana was an integral part of expanding the Real Estate Advisory Boards and raising record breaking funds for the annual Conference for the School of Architecture and the School of Business Administration. She also raised the largest gifts in history of the UM Lowe Art Museum and the School of Architecture.
Her relationship building skills with individuals, parents, corporations and foundations have been critical to her success in the various roles in her career. Prior to joining the University, Ms. Arango worked as an Executive for Neiman Marcus Group and Federated Department Stores. Ms. Arango was instrumental in the implementation of companywide customer service programs. Ms. Arango was also named Executive of the Year for overall outstanding performance. She previously worked in the fashion industry in business development and model management and developed a wide range of U.S. and international clientele including world renowned fashion designers, retailers, print magazines and fashion photographers. Ms. Arango scouted, developed and managed the careers of several international super models.
Ms. Verdeja holds an Associates in Arts Degree, a Bachelor in Business Administration degree from Barry University and is a Candidate for Masters in Liberal Studies from the University of Miami. Ms. Verdeja, fluent in Spanish, serves as an active volunteer, committee, and board member for several organizations in the South Florida community. Some of the organizations include the Florida Red Cross, Coral Gables Community Foundation, Chamber South and a few others. She has recently been awarded the Rock Star Award by Miami Women Who Rock, Board Member of the Year for the Coral Gables Community Foundation and Hispanic Women of Distinction Award.
Yesenia Moreno is an Executive Vice President of New Edge Associates.
Representing several large institutions within the Florida and Northeast region, Yesenia has pioneered in the staffing industry for the last 25 years. With a strong network that supports her. Her knowledge and experience in the South Florida market is second to none.
Ambition is a word she has come to know well. Yesenia Moreno is a woman with endless drive and her knowledge of the market has made her a key element in the industry. She is an active Board Member of Chamber South, Sebastian Strong and serves on the Executive Board for South Florida Banking Institute. Co-Chair of Sponsorship for Hard Hats & High Heels a Habitat for Humanity. She is part of the Hispanic women’s Network Committee for South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Former Executive Board member of the Coral gables Chamber of commerce, Former Chapter President and founding member of BNI Platinum, former President of NAPW Coral Gables Chapter and President of International Association women. She is also a member of Doral Chamber of Commerce, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Latin Builders Association.
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Nicole Valls, VP of Operations for Valls Group Inc. joined Amigos For Kids nearly two decades ago, first as host committee chair for the organization’s Miami Celebrity Domino Night fundraiser and in 2009 as a board member.
She proudly served as the board of directors’ vice chair from 2013 to 2016 and went on to become board chair from 2017 to 2020. She currently serves as the board’s immediate past chair and the chair of the organization’s events committee.
Nicole is a true champion for children and families and has been an invaluable partner in the fight against child abuse. Amigos is infinitely grateful for her leadership and for her tireless dedication and commitment to our mission.
“Through my work with Amigos For Kids, I have had the privilege of witnessing first hand, the impact our programs have in preventing child abuse and neglect. No amount of effort is too great if it means we can keep even one child from experiencing the suffering and trauma of child abuse.”
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Make an impact right here in South Florida by investing in children as a sponsor of the 2023 Amigos Night, benefiting Amigos For Kids.
Amigos For Kids is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect through programs that empower children, strengthen families and transform and educate communities. Child abuse and neglect can cause severe and costly consequences for children, families, and society as a whole. Amigos For Kids provides supports for parents and caregivers in times of trouble so they become more resilient and better able to provide safe environments and nurturing experiences for their children.
Support Amigos For Kids as a sponsor so we can continue to help families in our community thrive!
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We are thrilled to have you consider us as a culinary sponsor for the Amigos Night Fundraising Event. Your potential participation is immensely appreciated on this special evening. The event is on September 30th, 2023, at The Hangar at Regatta Harbor, 3385 Pan American Dr., Miami, FL 33133. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to work together and create a memorable experience. Thank you for considering our involvement and joining us in making a meaningful impact!
Culinary sponsorship benefits include:
Your tax-deductible donation and commitment consist of the following:
To take advantage of all the benefits we are offering this year, confirm your sponsorship by completing Culinary Sponsorship Form today.
Amigos For Kids is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect through programs that empower children, strengthen families and transform and educate communities. Child abuse and neglect can cause severe and costly consequences for children, families, and society as a whole.
Amigos ForKids provides supports for parents and care givers in times of trouble so they become more resilient and better able to provide safe environments and nurturing experiences for their children.
Your donation helps Amigos For Kids continue supporting at-risk families in our community so they can thrive!
Amigos Night (Formerly Miami Celebrity Domino Night) is our premier fundraising event, dedicated to raising awareness about the critical issue of child abuse and neglect while showcasing the impactful work of our organization. This unforgettable evening brings together over 1,500 guests for a night of dining, dancing and dominoes.
The silent auction is a vital component of the event, serving as a significant opportunity for us to generate additional funds to support the mission of Amigos For Kids. We cordially invite you to contribute a silent auction item for this remarkable night. Your generous donation to the silent auction will not only enhance the lives of countless deserving children in South Florida but also serve as a testament to your unwavering commitment to building a brighter tomorrow for our kids and community.
Since 1991, Amigos For Kids has been dedicated to serving at-risk families in South Florida. Today, our organization stands as a leading national voice in child abuse prevention, education, and outreach. We take immense pride in hosting Amigos Night, and it would be an absolute honor to have your participation as an esteemed auction donor. To confirm your participation, kindly complete the participation form no later than Friday, August 25, 2023. Your contribution will make a significant impact on our efforts to provide vital support to vulnerable children and families in our community. Together, we can make a lasting difference in the lives of those who need it most.