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Your impact, Our programs!

2018 BEST BUDDIES CHALLENGE: MIAMI & BEST BUDDIES MIAMI GALA PEPSI_S1_2PMS_NB_SM (FOR USE .25" TO 1.5")

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Thank You!

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Amazing people — LIKE YOU — helped us raise $2,502,943 MILLION ALL for our program participants

Hip-hop artist Flo Rida with Best Buddies Citizens participant Paavlena Madhivanan and another Miami Gala guest.


Our Four Mission Pillars One-to-One-Friendship

Integrated Employment

Funds raised by the Best Buddies Challenge and Gala Miami support Best Buddies’ four mission pillars

Leadership Development

Jorge Morilla, Best Buddies Ambassador

*In January 2019, Best Buddies launched Inclusive Living, its fourth mission pillar, in which people with and without IDD can live independently in a dynamic environment where they can learn, grow and thrive together. Best Buddies Living was developed as a way to address the critical need for independent/integrated living options, as 3.5 million adults with IDD in the U.S. currently live with a family caregiver.

Inclusive Living


Chris Gay and Mark Wylie Friendship program buddy pair

Friendship BECAUSE OF YOU,

more than 123 Best Buddies chapters and 2,465 friendship matches are being supported throughout the U.S.


“If it wasn’t for Best Buddies, I don’t think I would be the person I am today. Best Buddies gave me more confidence and independence and that landed me the job at MasTec.”

Kiara Sanchez

Jobs program participant, MasTec

Jobs

164 people with intellectual and development disabilities (IDD) will have job opportunities throughout the U.S.

In Florida, 80 companies and organizations employ Best Buddies Jobs Participants, including the greater Miami area, Broward County and Orlando.


“I became involved with Best Buddies jobs and was placed with Holland and Knight in 2017. It’s my first paying job and I love it. The best part of my job is working with the guys in office services. Not only are they my teammates, but also my friends. I want to thank everyone at Best Buddies and Holland & Knight for the opportunity to be a part of this great program.”

Mahmoud Jamil

Jobs program participant, Holland & Knight

Jobs Best Buddies Challenge: Miami and Miami Gala donors that support the Best Buddies Jobs Program include:


“When I got involved with Best Buddies, people began to see me for who I really am. They really cared about me and what I can do, and gave me opportunities to showcase my abilities, like my ability to sing. Best Buddies truly feels like a second home to me.”

Justin Toler

Best Buddies Ambassador

Justin performed an amazing rendition of David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” at the Miami Gala!

38 Best Buddies Ambassadors throughout the U.S. will receive scholarships to attend our 2019 Best Buddies Leadership Conference in Bloomington, Indiana.

Leadership


50 phenomenal riders, led by Tour de France CHAMPION CHRIS FROOME, and pro cyclists George Hincapie and Christian Vande Velde, raised $822,901 From left: Pro Cyclists George Hincapie and Chris Froome


Top 10 Individuals

TOP 10 Best Buddies Challenge: Miami individuals raised 1. Ralph Winter 2. Andy Barowsky 3. Robert Friedman 4. Gareth Evans

5. John Eder 9. John Keeler 6. Craig Robins 10. Jon Canfield 7. Matt Werner 8. Sean Clancy

$289,570


Why I Ride

“The Miami Challenge is an activity that I can do (my only hobby is cycling!) and also support Best Buddies, the ONLY organization that my oldest son, John. Jr., participates in and lives by, every day of his life (it’s literally his whole social life!). I ride in the Challenge because I connect emotionally with my fellow riders — friends who know that my son has special abilities and who participate in the Challenge because of that. I support Best Buddies’ mission of TOTAL SOCIAL INCLUSION and the transformation of society’s emotional intelligence towards persons with disabilities.”

John Keeler


Title Sponsor:

Presenting Sponsors:

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Best Buddies participants and friends high five Challenge cyclist Matt Werner.

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Celebration 711 people celebrated in Best Buddies style, rocking the house with hip-hop artist Flo Rida.


Best Buddies Challenge: Miami cyclists and friends celebrate at the Miami Gala.

Presenting Sponsors May Liang & Jim Lintott The Ferraro Law Firm Friendship Sponsors Â

Sterling Foundation Management The Winter Family

Employment Sponsors

Leadership Sponsors Â

Braman Motors

Klingman & Associates

Carnival Foundation

Park West Foundation

Cutrale Citrus Juices USA

G. Marlyne Sexton

Celebrity Cruises

Sandy & Tony Tamer

Sheba Lucas

Lydia & Rudy Prio-Touzet

Tracfone Wireless, Inc

WSVN 7News

Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation

The GEO Group Foundation, Inc


Thanks to you, Gala Auctions raised:

$642,700

Auctions

Mini and Live Auction Donors: Amanpuri Luxury Resort and Hotel Romero Britto Chris Froome & Team Sky Dolce & Gabbana Charmaine & David Gang Hublot

Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies Founder, Chairman & CEO

kathy ireland Michael Meldman Soneva Tom Sullivan Top Auction Bidders: Tom Culmo

Megan & Jim Ferraro May Liang & Jim Lintott Holly & David Meehan Ricardo Miyares Abigail Pollak Joe Shay, Jr. Christine & Ralph Winter


Volunteers

More than 114 volunteers worked 900 hours reducing staffing costs by $22,221


Katie Ball & Crystal Florman, Friendship program buddy pair

Global Headquarters

info@bestbuddies.org 100 Southeast Second Street, Suite 2200 Miami, FL 33131 P 305.374.2233 | F 305.789.5577

BESTBUDDIES.ORG

Profile for Best Buddies International

Best Buddies Miami Challenge & Gala 2018 Impact Report  

Best Buddies Miami Challenge & Gala 2018 Impact Report  

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