18th Annual

Journey of Dreams Benefit

Join us for our Parent to Parent of Miami Annual Journey of Dreams Benefit

Be our guest and share with us a fun-filled evening with delicious dining, an open bar and non-stop dancing! Stay for our signature silent auction featuring dozens of great items to bid on such as: vacation packages, jewelry, spa treatments, sports memorabilia, cosmetic procedures, tickets for local attractions and much more!

18th Annual Journey of Dreams Benefit

Saturday, November 5th, 2022
at the JW Marriott Miami


Cocktail hour beginning 6:30PM 

Dinner and Dancing 8:00PM – Midnight

Tickets:  $150/person   – Table of 10:  $1,500

Sponsorship opportunities available

When you buy a ticket to our annual Journey of Dreams Benefit, YOU provide much needed hope, help and support to families of children and adults with disabilities.  Open your hearts so we can all DREAM BIG for children with disabilities!

Dream Big for Children & Adults with Disabilities

Parent to Parent of Miami’s Journey of Dreams Benefit honors individuals in our community who are dedicated to improving and promoting initiatives that benefit children and adults with disabilities and their families.

The Journey of Dreams Benefit also helps us raise funds to provide much needed help, hope and support for children with disabilities and their families.We are committed to providing the information, training, support and advocacy that families need to deal with the challenges of raising a child with special needs. With your support, our organization can continue fulfilling its mission by offering these crucial services at no-cost to families in need.

An Ongoing Journey

Launched in 2004, our annual Journey of Dreams benefit is Parent to Parent of Miami’s signature fundraising event to celebrate, recognize and honor community members whose vision, leadership and perseverance have significantly contributed to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families. Journey of Dreams was created from the inspiring stories shared by the families we served e very year. Today, with a dedicated team of employees, board members and volunteers, we continue to celebrate the heroes that make a difference in the life of children and adults with special needs.

As parents of children with disabilities, we all have the dream that they will be successful, happy and accepted by others in the community. The journey is ongoing, different for every family but when the dream is fulfilled the possibilities are endless!

Be a Part of this Event

Sponsorship Opportunities

Parent to Parent of Miami counts with sponsorships from community programs, businesses and foundations to continue its critical work on behalf of children with disabilities. It is only with this additional funding source that we can offset the costs associated with program delivery so we can continue to help families FREE OF CHARGE. Your sponsorship to our Journey of Dreams Benefit helps families in need of support and guidance. Say “yes” to children with disabilities!

Various sponsorship levels are available and your corporate branding and information will be recognized on all event materials. 

Parent to Parent of Miami has a membership of over 8,000 families and collectively they have over 24,000 children that may benefit from the services you provide.

 

BECOME A SPONSOR TODAY!

PLATINUM Angel Sponsor

(helps 200 families per year)

  • Highest level sponsorship with industry exclusivity
  • Inclusion in all media promotions as “Platinum Angel Sponsor”
  • Press release announcing company’s sponsorship at Platinum level
  • Priority logo recognition on event collateral and signage
  • Priority logo/URL recognition on website and e-newsletter
  • Priority logo recognition on step and repeat banner
  • Premium full-page color ad in program book
  • Exclusive seating for twenty guests

$10,000

GOLD Angel Sponsor

(helps 100 families per year)

  • Inclusion in select media promotions as “Gold Angel Sponsor”
  • Press release announcing company’s sponsorship at Gold level
  • Enhanced logo recognition on event collateral and signage
  • Enhanced logo/URL recognition on website and e-newsletter
  • Enhanced logo recognition on step and repeat banner
  • Full-page color ad in program book
  • Exclusive seating for ten guests

$5,000

SILVER Angel Sponsor

(helps 50 families per year)

  • Press release announcing company’s sponsorship at Silver level
  • Logo recognition on event signage
  • Logo/URL recognition on website and e-newsletter
  • Half-page color ad in program book
  • Exclusive seating for ten guests

$2,500

BRONZE Angel Sponsor

(helps 30 families per year)

  • Name recognition on event signage
  • Quarter-page color ad in program book
  • Exclusive seating for six guests

$1,500

To become a sponsor of Parent to Parent of Miami’s Annual Journey of Dreams Benefit, please call 305-271-9797 or download our sponsorship form HERE.

For online sponsorships or donations, please visit our
Journey of Dreams Online Event Page

Underwriting Opportunities

Each year, generous businesses, organizations and individuals underwrite elements of Journey of Dreams, allowing Parent to Parent of Miami to dedicate event revenue to community programs in support of children with disabilities and their families. Consider becoming an Underwriting Sponsor today!

To learn more on how to become an underwriter for Parent to Parent of Miami’s annual Journey of Dreams Benefit, please call 305-271-9797 or download the form HERE.

Advertising Opportunities

Advertising is an option available to a person, organization or company that is interested in showcasing their services or simply interested in supporting our annual Journey of Dreams fundraising efforts. Check out our 2019 Journey of Dreams program.

Parent to Parent of Miami has a membership of over 9,000 families and collectively they have over 30,000 children that may benefit from the services you provide.

To become an advertiser for our annual Journey of Dreams Benefit Program please call 305-271-9797 or download the advertisement form here

For online purchase visit Journey of Dreams Online Donation Page.

Silent Auction

Past events have helped raise much needed funds which allows us to fulfill the mission of our organization. We ask that you help us by donating an item to be auctioned at our gala benefit.  For over 35 years, Parent to Parent of Miami has been providing much needed assistance to families of children and youth with disabilities in Miami-Dade! Our organization continues to grow with more parents reaching out to us for help, hope and support as we all strive to improve the lives of kids with disabilities. YOU can help kids with disabilities succeed!

In recognition of your support at this event, Parent to Parent of Miami will provide:

  • Company name listed in the program book, 150+ printed and distributed at the event
  • Signage and company logo displayed at auction area with item description
  • Letter of receipt for tax purposes

Thank you in advance for considering our request.  Your generosity will help enrich the lives of thousands of children with disabilities and will serve as a testament of your commitment to providing our community with a brighter tomorrow.

To download the Auction Form, please click HERE.

To buy tickets to attend the event click  HERE.

Nominate an Everyday Hero

Parent to Parent of Miami’s Annual Journey of Dreams Benefit recognizes and honors community members whose vision, leadership and perseverance have significantly contributed to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families.

We ask you to think about those you know at the local, state or national level that have made a difference in the life of a child or adult with a disability and nominate an everyday hero today.

Individuals are honored in the following categories:

Excellence in Family Advocacy Award

Excellence in Family Advocacy Award is bestowed upon an individual dedicated to promoting policies and practices that strengthen family unity.

Impact Award

IMPACT Award is bestowed to an individual who Inspires, Motivates, Promotes, Advocates, and through Community involvement became a Transformational leader.

Family Empowerment Award

Family Empowerment Award is bestowed upon a parent or caregiver who has accessed the services provided by Parent to Parent of Miami and as a result, enriched their life with the knowledge and support necessary to improve their child’s and family’s outcomes.

Submit a Nomination

On behalf of your nominee, thank you for taking the time to submit this nomination. Please download and fill out all of the fields on the Nomination Form detailing the achievements of the nominee and submit the nomination before the deadline as indicated on the form.

Our Honoree Committee will review the nominations and will make the final decision.
Award recipients are honored the night of the benefit event.

Download Nomination Form

Past Honorees

Carole Fox Abbott
(FDLRS-South)

Modesto E. Abety
(The Children’s Trust)

Dr. Diane Adreon
(UM-NSU CARD)

Dr. Michael Alessandri
(UM-NSU CARD)

Betty Alonso
(Dade Community Foundation)

Francine M. Andersen
(Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs)

Roni Bader-Tables
(M-DCPS)

Brucie Ball
(M-DCPS)

Janet Bell Taylor
(Miami Children’s Hospital)

Jill Brookner
(M-DCPS)

Honorable Jeb Bush
(Governor State of Florida)

Bill Fauerback
(Publix Supermarkets)

Lileana de Moya
(de Moya Foundation)

Lauren Bustos
(Advocate)

James Haj
(President/CEO The Children’s Trust)

Cecilia Elizalde
(Parent)

Larry Forman
(Comprehensive Rehabilitation Consultants, Inc.)

Dr. Delia C. Garcia
(FIU)

Marta Giuliani
(Parent)

Jackie Gonzalez
(Miami Children’s Hospital)

Vivian Gonzalez
(Music Teacher)

Chris & Burt Harris
(Santa Helpers)

Iliana Hernandez
(FDLRS-South)

Drs. Martin & Silvia Hiriart
(Family Advocates)

John Paul Jebian
(American Sign Language Educator)

Dr. Rosa L. Jones
(FIU)

Paula Lalinde
(Mailman Center)

David Lawrence
(The Children’s Trust)

Judge Cindy S. Lederman
(Juvenile Justice System)

Bambi J. Lockman
(BEES)

Barbara Lopez-Avila
(Parent)

Patricia Mederos
(Community Leader)

Judy Mezey
(Dave & Mary Alper JCC)

Kevin & Stephanie Mintz
(Disability Advocates)

Jack Patterson
(Parent Advocate)

Trudy Petkovich
(Foster Parent Association)

Laverne O. Pinkney
(FIU)

Silvia Planas-Prats
(Miami is Kind)

Dr. Angel L. Rodriguez
(Ruth Owens Kruse)

Jose Roza
(Miami Children’s Hospital)

Dr. Judith L. Schaechter
(University of Miami)

Dr. Moises Simpser
(Miami Children’s Hospital)

Dr. Diana M. Valle-Riestra
(FIU)

Kathleen Vergara
(UM Debbie Institute)

DID YOU KNOW

Miami Dade-County is home to more than 38,000 students with disabilities and every parent has a Journey of Dreams for each one of them.

Help Us Support Our Families. Click Here to Make A Donation Today.