Arts for Learning presents its ‘Breakfast for Brilliance’

By Nicolle Ugarizza….

Sheila Womble, executive director of Arts for Learning, and former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz are pictured at Breakfast for Brilliance.

Arts for Learning, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing teaching and learning through the arts, recently hosted its annual fundraiser titled “Breakfast for Brilliance.”

The event brought together leaders, dignitaries, members of the business and education communities, arts enthusiasts and philanthropists. It provided an opportunity for both individuals and organizations to support the work that Arts for Learning engages in everyday in the South Florida community.

Some of the people in attendance included: Dan Grech, WLRN; Evelyn Greer, education and arts advocate; Sheila Womble, executive director of Arts for Learning; Kay Apfel, president of Arts for Learning’s board of directors; Manny Diaz, former Miami mayor; Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Miami-Dade Public Schools; Mo Abety, president and CEO of The Children’s Trust; Michael Spring, director of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs; John Richard, president and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade, and State Sen. Gwen Margolis.

Sponsors of the event included Manny Diaz, Consumer Asset Management Inc., Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Friends of WLRN, Chase, PICT, HM&B, Keeping the Books Inc., and Lott and Friedland.

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