(MIAMI, FL — October 8, 2021) — On Tuesday, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) celebrated its thirteenth annual Corporate Luncheon, presented by Constellation Culinary Group, honoring REEF, a long-time partner and supporter of PAMM. Celebrating the theme of “Destination Miami,” this year’s luncheon focused on Miami’s current profile as a top destination for entrepreneurs and businesses relocating from elsewhere around the country, or choosing Miami as a great place to invest in new ventures. The annual networking event hosted nearly 150 of South Florida’s most influential business leaders to highlight their vital support of Miami’s arts community.
“Thanks to all of our dedicated corporate partners, we are able to ensure that art is accessible for all in this community and beyond. Proceeds from this event support the museum’s mission and vision, allowing us to create a robust and vital arts education program that touches the lives of thousands in this community every year,” said PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans. “Miami is not only growing into a first-class cultural hub, but attracting talent and capital from across the United States and the Americas—a true city of the future.”
Guests dined on a special menu by Constellation Culinary Group, and perused PAMM’s galleries, including Marco Brambilla: Heaven’s Gate, a large-scale virtual reality installation that explores Hollywood’s glamour and excess. Discussing the topic “Destination Miami,” program speakers included PAMM Trustee Kimberly Marshall, Black Angels Miami & Goldman Sachs' Launch with GS; Dr. Sarah Pishevar Haynes, Founder & CEO of Dr. Haynes Collective and COO, Pishevar Family Office & Pishevar Haynes Family Foundation; and Annette Rodriguez, Founder & Managing Partner at MKH Capital Partners.
Corporate Luncheon honoree REEF has been a valued partner to PAMM since the inauguration of PAMM’s new building in 2013. A Miami-based startup and corporation, REEF is undergoing a transformation from its origins as a parking provider to the largest operator of mobility, logistics hubs, and neighborhood kitchens in the United States and Canada, with a growing presence in Europe. REEF’s concept of ‘neighborhood hubs’—urban spaces connecting people to locally curated goods, services, and experiences—is designed to keep communities moving forward in a sustainable and thoughtful way, and make the place you live the place you love to be.
Corporate Luncheon supports PAMM’s arts education program, the largest education program in Miami-Dade County outside of the public school system. PAMM engages Miami's diverse community in stimulating arts experiences through an impressive array of school-based and outreach programming, including free family activities, art-making programs, summer camps, and more.
Constellation Culinary Group
Co-Chairs: Matt Haggman, Miami-Dade Beacon Council; Laura Kaplan, BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Adelee Cabrera, Constellation Culinary Group; Frank Destra, UBS; Angel Ferrer, Citi Private Bank; Robert Friezo, Verity Partners; Jose Ignacio Gonzalez, Fortune International Group; David Josefsberg, Century Risk Advisors; Benton Launerts, REEF; John Leete, John Moriarty & Associates; Kimberly Marshall, Black Angels Miami; Adam Morris, J.P. Morgan; Dora Present Lewin, BNY Mellon Wealth Management; Jorge M. Pérez, Related Group; Aaron Podhurst, Podhurst Orseck, P.S.; Daniel Stabile, Shutts & Bowen
Platinum Sponsor: REEF
Gold Sponsors: Bank Ozk, Century Risk Advisors, Citi Private Bank, JP Morgan, John Moriarty & Associates, Podhurst Orseck, P.A., and Related Philanthropic Foundation
Outdoor Lunch Gold Sponsor: Bank of America
Silver Sponsors: Aroma Espresso, Baptist Health South Florida, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Fortune International Group, Verity Partners, Shutts & Bowen LLP, and UBS
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), led by Director Franklin Sirmans, 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. The 37-year-old South Florida institution, formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM), opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, on December 4, 2013 in Downtown Miami’s Maurice A. Ferré Park. 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.
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 Arts and Culture 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.