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A Night In Havana
Event Starts:
Saturday August 10, 2013
@ 7:00pm

Event Ends:
Saturday August 10, 2013
@ 11:30pm


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The Westin Colonnade Coral Gables

180 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Located on Miracle Mile in the heart of downtown Coral Gables, the Westin Colonnade Coral Gables is the perfect setting for this year's gala. This historic building offers an elegant and neoclassical backdrop for an evening of dinner, dancing, cocktails and gambling reminiscent of Havana circa 1950.

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Please join us for Pridelines Youth Services 8th annual Adult Gala as we celebrate a year's worth of accomplishments and excellent services for South Florida's LGBTQ youth.


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 Saturday, August 10th, 2013

7:00pm to 11:30pm

The Westin Colonnade Coral Gables 
in the Historic Rotunda 

Coral Gables, FL 

A Night in Havana takes us back to the 1950's when Miami was only a short plane ride away from this tropical oasis. This year we revive the music, dancing, spirits, gambling and all around passion that made Havana Cuba's most desirable destination.

We're are thrilled to be honoring the Miami Foundation and Josue Santiago as the recipients of our Rainbow Circle Awards for their unparalleled commitment to LGBTQ youth and to Pridelines Youth Services.

We look forward to your company as we enjoy another fabulous celebratory evening.


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Established in 1967, The Miami Foundation has helped hundreds of people create personal, permanent and powerful legacies by establishing custom, charitable funds. With foundation expertise, fundholders have fostered the arts, awarded scholarships, championed diversity, taught kids to read, and provided food and shelter for the hungry and homeless. More than $150 million in grants and scholarships have been awarded in the Foundation’s 45-year history. Today, the Foundation is steward to more than $160 million in charitable assets. For more information about The Miami Foundation, please visit miamifoundation.org.

The Miami Foundation has played an essential role in the success of Pridelines Youth Services. To date, Pridelines has received over $100,000 of support from their LGBT Community Projects Fund, their Executive Director was names one of the foundations first Engaged Leaders, and the foundation's strategic partnership has been an intregal part of the organizations growth.


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Josue Santiago
Former Board Chair and Youth Member

Josue joined Pridelines Youth Services in April 2000.  As a youth member, he became an active volunteer and was chosen to be the very first “Youth Liaison” to the board of directors.  He also took on the role of youth chair of the GLBTQ prom for two years.  Under his leadership, the prom became more youth driven as he established committees and empowered them to take active roles in the decision making process.  The first year attracted more than 500 prom goers! The second attracted over 700 and it remains the largest attended youth prom to date!

His involvement in Pridelines opened the doors for him to work with other organizations including Safe Schools South Florida, Equality Florida and Save Dade.  For his accomplishments, in November of 2002 he was honored as an Outstanding Young Leader by the Greater Miami chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Dade Community Foundation, Donors Forum of South Florida, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Miami-Dade.

Josue served as Chairman of the Board of Pridelines Youth Services from 2003 through 2005.  Along with the staff, board members and donors of the time, he led the organization through challenging times and helped prevent the closing of its doors.  It was also during this time that Josue worked closely with a consortium of youth organizations to help found the “Alliance of GLBTQ Youth” as a means to provide complete services to the GLBTQ youth of South Florida.

A Night In Havana Table Hosts:


Board Chair, Frank Avila
Board Secretary, Richard Murry & Greg Griffin
Board Members, Nicolas Roldan & Jamesly Louis 

Executive Director, Victor Diaz-Herman & Kristopher Castellano
Director of Program and Grants Development, Luigi Ferrer & Art Friedrich

Mario Acosta, Jr. and Christopher Russell
Gabriel Garcia-Vera
Bill Hodges and Arturo Rodriguez
Michael Inesta and Ricardo Carvalho
Miami Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Ed Pascoe
Honoree, Josue Santiago
Mark Steinberg and Dennis Edwards
Juan Talavera and Jeff Ronci
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 


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