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Dear Aqua Girl® Guests: On behalf of Aqua Foundation for Women and the Aqua Girl® Steering committee, we welcome you to sunny South Beach. We are honored to host women from all over the United States and around the globe. Together, we are empowered by the visibility of LBT women. You will enjoy days full of fun, destined to exceed your expectations. In addition to a great lineup of events, the hotel and Aqua Girl® staff and volunteers are here to make your stay stress free. Aqua Girl® is the largest charity LBT women’s week in the country, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to Aqua Foundation for Women. Established as a non-profit in 2004, Aqua Foundation for Women’s mission is to serve as the funding catalyst for lesbian, bisexual, and transgender wellness and equality in South Florida through grants, scholarships, and initiatives. Thank you for joining us for Aqua Girl® and supporting Aqua Foundation for Women. Enjoy the events and all that South Beach has to offer, knowing that your presence positively impacts the Foundation’s ability to address the still unmet needs of South Florida’s LBT women’s community. Welcome to paradise. Be safe and enjoy! Sincerely,

_________________________ Alison Burgos

_________________________ Robin Schwartz

Aqua Girl® Founder and Co-Chair

Aqua Foundation for Women Executive Director

The mission of the Aqua Foundation for Women is to serve as the funding catalyst for lesbian, bisexual, and transgender wellness and equality in South Florida through grants, scholarships and initiatives. Grants Our annual grant program awards organizations in a variety of areas including wellness, youth empowerment, therapeutic counseling, cultural enrichment, equality and more. Scholarships We provide scholarships to benefit students attending or entering college who are active in South Florida’s community. We identify emerging leaders and help them develop and grow through our scholarship program, which includes a component designed to facilitate collaborative and leadership skills. Mentoring Each scholarship recipient is paired with a mentor whose expertise is typically in the same field as the recipient’s field of study.

The mentor’s objective is to lend support to the recipient with her education, personal development, and community goals. AFW identifies and targets the needs of the LBT women’s community and develops initiatives designed to incentivize our community to fulfill them. Building Alliances and Identifying our Community Needs We create an open dialogue with our community through strategic partnerships and relationships with individuals and organizations invested in our shared vision. And, we build and strengthen relationships with mainstream organizations to foster the wellness and equality of LBT women. Fostering Philanthropy and Building Community We encourage women to become invested in their community by volunteering and the act of giving through ongoing events, our membership program and leading by example.

The mission of Aqua Foundation for Women is to serve as the funding catalyst for lesbian, bisexual, and transgender wellness and equality in South Florida, through grants, scholarships and initiatives.

All members become eligible for event discounts, including Aqua Girl®. All members are listed publicly on our site and may also be listed on marketing materials. If you do not wish to be listed on our site or materials please send us an email.

Membership Levels

___ Friend ($12.50 /m)

___ Contributor ($20.83 /m)

___ Supporter ($41.66 /m)

___ Associate ($88.33 /m)

___ Founder ($125 /m)

___ Leader ($250 /m)

___ Champion ($416.66 /m)

___ Guardian ($625 /m)

___ Visionary ($833.33 /m)

Founders (donation of $1,500-$2,999) will receive 1 complimentary Aqua Girl® Diamond Host Pass Leaders (donation of $3,000-$4,999) will receive 2 complimentary Aqua Girl® Diamond Host Passes Champions and Guardians (donation of $5,000-$9,999) will receive 4 complimentary Aqua Girl® Diamond Host Passes and a Named Scholarship Visionaries (donation of $10,000+) will receive 4 complimentary Aqua Girl® Diamond Host Passes and a Donor Advised Fund

> Donate: Support Aqua Foundation with a one-time donation in the amount of your choosing _________

Please give your donation page to the membership desk at the welcome center or mail to: Aqua Foundation for Women / 4500 Biscayne Blvd., #340 / Miami, FL 33137

For more information please visit, call 305-576-2782 or write to Membership discounts • Membership is for a rolling 12 months from the donation date and will auto renew each year from the date of membership • Aqua Girl® passes as a result of membership will be issued for the NEXT Aqua Girl® Event. Membership is non-transferable. Contributions to Aqua Foundation for Women are deemed charitable under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue code as an organization described in Section 501(c)3. US Federal Tax ID 200873622. Please consult your accountant for clarifications.


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Steering Committee Alison Burgos, Founder and Chair Brittany Clay Campbell Desi Bautista Elise Withers Ingrid Quelo Maria Valero Mary- Joe Castells, Volunteer Co-Chair Michelle Rodriquez Milen Gonzalez Nicole Waters, Volunteer Co-Chair Sabrina Diz Tori Bertran Wendy Silva Maria Delgado Lisette Gomez Gabriel Garcia Karyn Sturgis Carolina Ricchi

Board Jen Kriz, Chair Alicia Apfel, Chair Emeritus Alison Burgos, Chair Emeritus Nicole Waters, Vice-Chair and Volunteer Chair Karen Gilbert, Secretary and Grants Chair Brittany Clay, Events Co-Chair Giulia Auricchio, Treasurer Dr. R Josefina Blanco, Scholarship Chair Kim Cohane, Marketing Chair Wendy Silva, Events Co-Chair Staff Robin Schwartz, Executive Director Elsa Roberts, Program Director

thank you to our friends and partners 3DX Design Anna Albert Barry Kates Camie Dunbar Cheeseburger Baby da Campo Osteria Daniel Clark Emily Perez Erika Lambis Franzella Guido Frenchie Davis Gay & Lesbian Visitor’s Center George Mitat J. Michael Heider and Thom Carr Jackie LaLonde Jamie Kalman Joe Plana Larry Carrino Lauren Bedford Russell LGBT Visitor’s Center Linette Nodarse Lisa Pittman Lynn Bové Madeline Fernández Maria Espinal Marilyn Llanes Mark Haines Maryel Epps

Miami Gay and Lesbian Chamber Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Michael Knapp Michelle Gaber Michelle Marchetti National Gay & Lesbian Task Force National Hotel NCLR New Moon Patricia Amandis Rachel Robinson Robert Wennett Robyn Almodovar Route 7 Productions Safe Schools of South Florida Save Dade SFGN Stephanie Arzeno Stephen Ford Sunserve Tatiana Feigenblatt The Derek and Romaine Show The Pride Center Tracy Young Women In Network Yesi Leon Yvette Fernandez Zhantra Entertainment

Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce . Save Dade . Women in Network . National Gay & Lesbian Task Force . Care Resource . Sun Serve . Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival . Chix Planet . Safe Schools South Florida . South Florida Gay News . Mix It . LGBT Visitor’s Center . HereTV . Advocate . OutTraveler . She Wired . Club Lez Life . She Seek . Lure . Ambiente.

[ wednesda y . may 15 / aqua rock ]

9PM – 2AM Churchill’s Pub / 5501 NE 2nd Avenue / Miami Get a true taste of the local Miami music scene at Churchill’s. Performing live Steph Taylor, Drawing Bored and KillMama. $9 in advance / $12 at door / $8 in advance for members

The National Hotel Infinity Pool / 1677 Collins Avenue / Miami Beach The Derek and Romaine Show is coming to Aqua Girl! Live broadcast on Friday, including interview with The Real L Word star Lauren Russell, by the National Pool. FREE EVENT

[ thursda y . may 16 / catalina hotel & beach club happy hour ] 4PM – 7PM

[ friday . ma y 17 / chill by the pool ]

Catalina Hotel and Beach Club / 1756 Collins Avenue / Miami Beach Relax at this stylish hotel located in the heart of South Beach while enjoying fantastic drinks. FREE EVENT

Fun All Day! The National Hotel Infinity Pool Relax and unwind by the National’s infinity pool. Sip on cool, refreshing drinks and work on your tan so you are party ready again come Friday night. FREE EVENT

[ thursda y . may 16 / sip and savor wine & cheese reception ] 7PM – 10PM

[ frida y . may 17 / the palace happy hour ]

The Betsy / 1440 Ocean Drive / Miami Beach Mix and mingle at one of the most beautiful locations on Miami Beach during this exclusive experience, sampling fine wines and appetizers. $30 in advance / $35 at door / $25 in advance for members

[ thursda y . may 16 / tr affic jam ]

10PM – 4AM Dream Nightclub / 1532 Washington Avenue Miami Beach Red=She’s taken, Yellow=Approach with caution and Green=Go for it! Go-Go girls working traffic all night! Featuring Drag King Spikey Van Dikey & DJs Vixen & Citizen Jane $10 in advance / $15 at door / $8 in advance for members

[ frida y . may 17 / the derek & romaine show live taping ] 2PM – 5PM

4PM – 7PM The Palace / 1200 Ocean Drive Miami Beach Join us for yummy drinks at the only gay restaurant and bar on the beautiful and famous Ocean Drive. FREE EVENT

[ friday . may 17 / miami vip cocktail reception ]

7PM – 10PM 1111 Lincoln Rd / 1111 Lincoln Rd. Miami Beach Enjoy an evening in the exclusive 1111 Lincoln Road building. Taste fantastic hors d’oeuvres, catered by Chef Robyn Almodovar, and cocktails! You’ll have a chance to meet The Voice Finalist and Grammy nominated star Frenchie Davis. Music by DJ Citizen Jane. $85 in advance / $100 at door / $75 in advance for members

[ frida y . may 17 / temptation ]

10PM – 4AM Grand Central / 697 N Miami Ave. / Miami Go on a musical journey of house, hip hop, and top 40 sounds, spun by our hot DJs Lisa Pittman and Zehno. Featuring vocal performances by Frenchie Davis. $20 in advance / $25 at door / $15 in advance for members

[ saturda y . may 18 / bodytoning with rachel robinson ] 10AM

National Hotel / 1677 Collins Ave. / Miami Beach Rachel will be personalizing a workout plan for everyone that attends this workshop as well as taking body fat analysis and setting people up for a healthier and happier life! FREE EVENT

[ saturda y . may 18 / aqualicious pool party ]

11AM – 5PM National Hotel / 1677 Collins Ave. / Miami Beach Our famous pool party will be full of hot, scantily-clad women, delicious cool poolside cocktails, performances by our sexy go-go vixens, sounds by our hip DJs Annalyze and Zehno. Hosted by The Real L Word star Lauren Russell. $32 in advance / $38 at door / $27 in advance for members

[ saturda y . may 18 / dine out ]

7PM Riviera Hotel on South Beach / 2000 Liberty Avenue / Miami Beach Dine at the Riviera in an intimate outdoor setting with a perfect view of South Beach. Enjoy a fantastic evening sampling Miami’s finest food and drink.

$60 in advance / $70 at door / $55 in advance for members

[ saturday . may 18 / fuego ]

10PM - 4AM Nikki Beach / 1 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, FL 33139 Check your inhibitions at the door as we pay tribute to the Latin flavors that have made Miami famous. Enjoy the sights & sizzling sounds of the tropics all in an upscale, sophisticated atmosphere. DJs Marilyn and Tatianna will be spinning a hot Latin mix all night long, blending in Top 40 hits and tapping into your nostalgic favorites from the 80s and 90s. This is a limited capacity event. Buy your tickets early. $30 in advance / $35 at door / $25 in advance for members

[ sunda y . may 19 / Beach House Pool Party and Tea Dance ] 11AM - 7PM

The National Hotel / 1677 Collins Ave Miami Beach For those of you who missed Saturday’s pool party or just can’t get enough of the girls in bikinis in & around the sexiest pool in town, we have created a sunday for you! dance to fierce beats by DJs Tracy Young, Pride & Tatianna spinning a mix of EDM & House. $15 in advance / $25 at door / $10 in advance for members

[ sunda y . may 19 / afterglow ]

9PM - 3AM Score / 727 Lincoln Rd Miami Beach Keep dancing the night away at the official closing party. DJ Pat Pat hits the turntables spinning the ultimate blend of hip-hop, freestyle, and Miami Bass. $10 in advance / $15 at door / $8 in advance for members

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