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All over the world, poverty denies children and adults the promises of a better tomorrow. It's our job to provide youth with the opportunities to escape this cycle.
11th Annual Educate Tomorrow Gala
Date: January 10, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm - 2:00 am

Location: Show map
Miami, FL

Contact: Brett McNaught
Phone: 305 374 3751



JANUARY 10, 2015 - 7 PM ~ 2AM



Educate Tomorrow's Board of Directors 

Melanie Damian        Antonio Shelton       Jennifer Pakradooni  

Sarah Clasby Engel        Kara Sharp          Scott Dimond 

Chris Damian       Pat Gannon        Stacey Lieberman  

Erika Leigh Lucas       Peter Valori       Robert Levenson       Jason Mazer  

Roland Sanchez-Medina       Erica French        Melissa McCarthy 

Virginia Emmons McNaught     Darius Nevin


Please take a moment to watch this video about one of Educate Tomorrow's amazing students


Gala Sponsors to date



TriMix Foundation


TD Bank



Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin

Stearns Weaver

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Barish

Robert and Edith Hudson

Zeke Guilford

United Automobile Insurance Group

Gibraltar Bank


Frank and Debra Jimenez

Damian & Valori LLP

Kaufman Rossin Co.

The Alderman Law Firm

Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein

Taha Properties

Wells Fargo

Angelo and Banta


Professional Bank




Since May of 2012, we have been able to increase our mentoring program by 65% and the total youth served by 108%. At the same time we have enhanced the delivery and depth of our programs.  Over the past 12 months our dedicated staff and volunteers have spent over 10,500 hours working with 190 of Miami’s most at risk youth and young adults, most of whom spent long periods of their childhood in the foster care system.  This year we had a fantastic summer program for 7 weeks at Miami Dade College, we took 5 college students on an RV trip to the national parks of Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico and we scaled up a mentee resource center that students spent over 2,600 hours at working on resumes, studying for school and the ACT and filling out college applications among other things.  We also launched a paid internship program to better prepare our students for jobs in the future.

On March 8th, the prestigious College Board, Advocacy & Policy Center named Educate Tomorrow the 2013 Innovation Award winner for the Southern Region of the United States for the category of preparing students for “Getting In” to college.  In October 2013, Voices for Children awarded Educate Tomorrow with the 2013 Most Valuable Protector Award

John Emerson, one of the foremost national experts on transitioning foster youth said in the Chronicle of Social Change, “Another exemplary Florida initiative is Educate Tomorrow’s work in Dade County.  They are bringing community partners together to address academic achievement issues for those in foster care – including post-secondary education and training.  Their work promoting community dialog and planning includes upcoming work with community colleges.  This is an area of national need.”

With two exciting new initiatives at Miami Dade College and Florida International University we hope to serve hundreds of former foster youth on campus and in a groundbreaking new way.  Today our students over 24 years old are more than 14 times more likely to graduate with a college degree or certification than former foster youth in Florida and across the nation.


Contact CEO Brett McNaught for further information by  

calling 305.374.3751 or emailing


 The video linked above was generously produced by Nicholas Mancini. 

 He is based in South Florida and available for all of your video production needs. 

A portion of your ticket is tax deductible. Educate Tomorrow is a certified 501(c)(3) organization.

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