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PAMM Corporate Honors will be awarded to Funding Arts Network, Goya Foods of Florida, and Naeem Khan

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MIAMI, FL – August 17, 2018 – The highly-anticipated Eleventh Annual Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Corporate Luncheon, presented by STARR Catering Group, will take place on Wednesday, September 26, from 11am–2pm, when the museum will open its doors to hundreds of South Florida’s most influential business leaders in honor of their vital support of the arts. PAMM Corporate Honors will be awarded to Funding Arts Network, Goya Foods of Florida, and Naeem Khan, with the event’s main program highlighting the intersection of art and fashion in Miami’s growing economy. All funds from the luncheon will be donated to the museum’s art and education outreach programs. Reservations can be made online at pamm.org/CL11.

“This major fundraiser gives us a chance to shine a light on the community’s influential change-makers and business leaders, and acknowledge their unwavering support of our institution and acknowledgment of our commitment to arts education for all,” said PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans. “With the coming of our 35th anniversary, this year we are excited to honor great corporations with deep ties to the community: Goya Foods of Florida, the Funding Arts Network, and Naeem Khan.”

This year’s honorees have played a fundamental role in the community. Funding Arts Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing visual and performing arts programs offered throughout Miami-Dade County, provides grants to arts providers, capacity-building workshops for grant applicants, and forums for members which foster arts involvement, appreciation, and awareness. Funding Arts Network has been involved with PAMM since 1998, helping the museum bring world class exhibitions to the community. Goya Foods of Florida, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, proudly supports nearly 300 charitable endeavors, programs, scholarships, and events that promote culture and benefit overall community wellness. Since 2015, Goya Foods of Florida has supported PAMM’s Spanish-language tours, providing free guided tours to visitors. Naeem Khan is an American fashion designer who has dressed former First Lady Michelle Obama, Queen Noor of Jordan, and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, to name a few. Khan is moving his headquarters and manufacturing facility to Miami as well as building a high school next door for students who want to study fashion—an extension of the fashion program at Miami-Dade’s renowned Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH). Khan’s goal is to train a future generation of designers and entrepreneurs in an effort to invigorate Miami-Dade’s fashion industry. An international advocate of the arts, Khan has a steadfast commitment toward the growth of Miami’s economy, the education of our students, and the future of fashion in our city.

This year’s lunch reception will feature delicious cuisine by STARR Catering Group in collaboration with Goya, where attendees will have the opportunity to network, explore the museum’s newest exhibitions, and view a short film focused on the intersection of art and fashion in Miami’s growing economy, highlighting Mi9 Retail, Naeem Khan, Oscar Carvallo, René Ruiz, Style Mafia, and The Webster.

The PAMM Corporate Luncheon raises funds for the museum’s education programs. PAMM is the largest provider of art education outside of Miami-Dade County Schools System, reaching more than 215,000 children since opening in December 2013. Corporate support has made many of these free programs possible, which include: free family activities every second Saturday; Art Detectives, an arts education program that promotes critical and timely dialogue between community youth and police; Brick x Brick, a program for at-risk teens which takes place at community centers in underserved areas throughout Miami-Dade, and focuses on architecture, design and community planning; PAMM in the Neighborhood, a summer camp program for underserved youth; and more.

Presenting Sponsor & Corporate Sponsorships
The presenting sponsor of the PAMM Corporate Luncheon is STARR Catering Group. Sponsorship opportunities are available, ranging from $20,000 diamond-level sponsorships, which include 20 tickets, to $2,500 silver-level sponsorships, which include five tickets. Individual tickets are available for $500. For sponsorship levels and benefits, or to make reservations online, visit pamm.org/CL11. For event and ticket information, contact Christopher Pastor at 786 345 5633 or cpastor@pamm.org.

Luncheon Committee
The Eleventh Annual PAMM Corporate Luncheon event chair is Laura Kaplan of U.S. Trust, Bank of America. Luncheon host committee includes: Jose Almeida, Eddy Arriola, Fred Bredemeyer, Brian L. Bilzin, Susanne Birbrahger, Adelee Cabrera, Camila Cote, JoséManuel Daes, Angel Ferrer, Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Julio Frenk, Adrian Jones, Brenda Freeman, Charles Gonzalez, Jose Ignacio Gonzalez, Charles Kaplan, Deborah Koch, Nick Korniloff, Simon Levine, Manny Machado, Joseph Milton, Jorge M. Pérez, Aaron Podhurst, Stefanie B. Reed, Oti Roberts, Jose Sirven, Oscar Suarez, and Andrew Sullivan.

Sponsors

Presenting sponsor | STARR Catering Group

Platinum sponsors | Brightline

Gold sponsors | Bank OZK Real Estate Specialties Group, Deutsche Bank Wealth Management, ESWINDOWS, Medina Family Foundation, Norwegian Cruise Line, Parque Towers, Park One, Podhurst Orseck, PA, Related Group, South Florida Business Journal, and Tory Burch

Silver sponsors | Apollo Bank, Art Basel, Arquitectonica, Art Miami, Context, Bizlin Sumberg, BrightView, CCOM Group, Citi, Crystal & Company, EY, Fortune International Group, Goldman Sachs, Holland & Knight, J.P. Morgan, Liaisons, Magic Leap, Mi9 Retail, Trax, University of Miami, and U.S. Trust  

About PAMM
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture and design, and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. Led by Director Franklin Sirmans, the nearly 35-year-old South Florida institution formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM), Pérez Art Museum Miami opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park on December 4, 2013. The facility is a state-of-the-art model for sustainable museum design and progressive programming and features 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor program space with flexible galleries; shaded outdoor verandas; a waterfront restaurant and bar; a museum shop; and an education center with a library, media lab and classroom spaces. For more information, please visit pamm.org, find us on Facebook (facebook.com/perezartmuseummiami), or follow us on Instagram/Twitter (@pamm).

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Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Support is provided by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Additional support is provided by the City of Miami and the Miami OMNI Community Redevelopment Agency (OMNI CRA). Pérez Art Museum Miami is an accessible facility. All contents ©Pérez Art Museum Miami. All rights reserved. 

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