Claws for Kids: Raising the Bar

ON MAY 5TH, OVER 400 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE 8TH ANNUAL CLAWS FOR KIDS FUNDRAISING BRUNCH PRESENTED BY THE CARMEN REBOZO FOUNDATION AT JOE’S STONE CRAB, RAISING OVER $150K FOR BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF MIAMI-DADE.

Guests enjoyed Joe’s world-famous stone crabs and other signature menu items while listening to Frank Sinatra impersonator Jeff Grainger. Proceeds from the event benefitted the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many positive programs, including after school programs, homework assistance, computer training, social skills, dance, arts and crafts, professional mentoring, and summer and athletic programs.

Judy Kramer, a retired Miami-Dade County Public Schools executive, who has chaired the event since its inception, graciously co-chaired this year’s event again. Joining Judy this year were the mother-daughter team, Lisa Mendelson and Lindsey Mendelson, who engaged younger professionals and philanthropists with pre-events and promotions. Olga Guilarte, director of the Carmen Rebozo Foundation, returned as the Special Events Chair. Also on the Claws for Kids committee were Vanessa Bertran, Willie Ho, Melissa Pallett-Vasquez, Raúl Rodríguez Jácome, Rae Stein, Virginia Vich, and Mark Walker, MD.

Peter Bermont, Alina Hudak, Judy Kramer, Lisa & Lindsey Mendelson
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Youth
Andy & Allison Stuart and Fred Rebozo
Pam & Mo Guilarte and Richard Sepler
Barbara Lloga, Yuni Navarro, and Miriam Macedo
Rae & Barry Stein
Olga Guilarte and Alex & Cristina Rodriguez-Roig
Linsey Mendelson, Ryan Pearson, Lisa & Victor Mendelson, Judy & Bob Kramer, and Richard Sepler

Photo credit: World Red Eye