September 28, 2017

Blog: Pérez Art Museum Miami Honors Publix Super Markets Charities at Tenth Annual Corporate Luncheon

On September 27, 2017, at the Tenth Annual Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Corporate Luncheon, presented by STARR Catering Group, South Florida’s business community gathered to honor Publix Super Markets Charities with PAMM Corporate Honors. For nearly 20 years, Publix Super Markets Charities’ financial involvement and partnership with the museum has helped to fund special exhibitions and educational programming for PAMM’s visitors.

Hundreds of South Florida’s most influential business leaders attended the highly anticipated annual luncheon, which honors the corporate community for its vital support of the arts in South Florida. Attendees enjoyed a delicious lunch reception by STARR Catering Group, explored new exhibitions, and viewed a short film highlighting preservation and conservation efforts of art and architecture for future generations. The video showcased Bank of America’s Art Conservation Project, which has helped restore three works from PAMM’s permanent collection; FENDI’s restoration of the historic Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy; and Miami Dade College’s management and preservation of the Freedom Tower, a National Historic Landmark, as well as the Tower Theater, the Koubek Center Mansion and Gardens, and the Dyer Building.  

Nicole Krauss & Deborah Koch2

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 School District, reaching more than 160,000 children since opening in its new Herzog & de Meuron-designed building in December 2013. Corporate support has made many of these free educational programs possible.

Aaron Podhurst and Franklin Sirmans

For the second consecutive year, STARR Catering Group served as the presenting sponsor of the PAMM Corporate Luncheon. Additional PAMM Corporate Luncheon supporters include Gold sponsors: Deutsche Bank, J. Milton & Associates, Podhurst Orseck, P.A., and Related Group. Silver sponsors include: AIG, Art Basel, Art Miami, Bizlin Sumberg, Blanca Commercial Real Estate, BNY Mellon, Brightline, Citi, Century Risk Advisors, Fortune International Group, Goldman Sachs, Holland & Knight, Marsh & McLennan Agency, Mastec, Miami Real Estate Group, Moss Construction, Pritchard, SunTrust, Tory Burch, and U.S. Trust. 

Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and Commissioner Frank Carollo

Brian Poplin, Adelee Cabrera, & Simon Powles

Jeff Krinsky, Greg Ferrero, & Walid Wahab1

Allison Goldberg, Aneles Alvarez, Patti Hanna, Erica Guzman, and Rhonda Rebman-Lopez

Tenth Annual PAMM Corporate Luncheon

Nicolle Cure, Barbara Chamberland, Shiela Elias, Gloria Zaldivar, Marivel Andreu

Scott Desharnais, Stephen Chang, Jeff Callahan, Bob Moss, and Jean Paul Perez

Commissioner Audrey Edmonson, Terry Vento, Jorge Perez, and Commissioner Sally Heyman

David Cardenas, Gina Smurro, Eugenio Retana, and Angel Ferrer

Corporate Luncheon Host Committee

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Photos by Manny Hernandez/ and World Red Eye