A Night in the Caribbean Gala

Get Ready for the Time of Your Life!

Tropical Dinner, Cocktails, Silent & Live Auctions and More to Benefit Education in Jamaica!

Join us for our annual fundraising and scholarship gala taking place on Saturday, October 15, 2016! This year’s theme, A Night In the Caribbean, is set to feature island-inspired cuisine and cocktails, music and dancing to calypso, samba, and reggae beats, as well as a silent auction and a live auction with proceeds benefiting the foundation’s mission to provide better educational resources to primary-school children in rural Jamaica.

This year’s gala will also feature a guest appearance from Jamaica’s Minister of Education, Youth & Information, Senator Ruel B. Reid, who will speak about the state of education in Jamaica and how partnering with organizations like the Lynne Mitchell Foundation has a positive impact. Additionally, the foundation will present two $3,000 scholarships to two students so that they may begin their high school educations with fewer worries about the cost of school fees, books, uniforms, transportation, meals, and other supplies. The two award winners were chosen from among many submitted essays from the Seaview Primary School in Jamaica, the foundation’s partner school. Gavaska Gordon and Tiffany Peart, the two scholarship recipients, will be present at the gala event and will be sharing their experiences and their future plans made possible through the foundation’s efforts.

The Gala event will take place on Saturday, October 15th, beginning at 7:00 pm at the Coral Gables Country Club – 990 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables, FL 33135. A VIP food and drink reception will start at 6:00 pm prior to the cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction, followed by a dinner, live auction, and entertainment, and concluding with an after party and Black Jack Tournament that that begins at 10:15 pm.

General Admission Tickets are currently available for $150 per person and can be purchased online through http://www.lynnemitchellfoundation.org/a-night-in-the-caribbean-gala. The VIP Cuisine & Cocktails reception requires a special VIP ticket that includes both the VIP reception and the main gala for $275. Those wishing to make a donation without attending the gala are also encouraged to do so through our website at www.lynnemitchellfoundation.org. All donations are 100% tax deductible.

This is our spotlight fundraising event of the year and all the donations raised at this event allow us to continue to advance our mission of education and continue to grow to serve more children in need of educational resources. Ticket sales for this event will close on Monday, October 10th.

A Night in the Caribbean Gala

Saturday, Oct. 15th, 7pm-1am

Coral Gables Country, 990 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables, FL 33134

For more information, visit the event page on Eventbrite.
6 pm - 7:00 pm Cuisine & Cocktails VIP Experience

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction

8:15 pm - 10:15 pm Entertainment, Dinner, Presentations, Live Auction, Raffle Drawing

10:15 pm - 1:00 am After-Party & Black Jack Tournament

Our Special Guests

We Have Fabulous Auction Items!

Our auction items this year are truly amazing. From Adele, Carrie Underwood and Marc Anthony concert tickets, to Miss Saigon Broadway Show in New York City, to 2017 MLB All-Star Game tickets, 2017 Daytona 500 Tickets, Sports Fishing Adventure, Miami Heat Tickets, Dolphin Tickets, fabulous family vacations and more, we got you covered. Preview our auction items at https://www.handbid.com/auctions/a-night-in-the-caribbean-gala/

Our Auction site will go live one week prior to the event and you will be able to start bidding on items you want plus purchase raffle tickets and chips for our Black Jack Tournament.