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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
CONTACT:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Community Shows Support for M-DCPS at the ‘For the Love of Learning’ Gala

More than 600 leaders of Miami's social and corporate communities gathered Saturday night to support student achievement by raising funds for new and innovative public education initiatives, and to honor the 2020 inductees of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) Alumni Hall of Fame.


Chaired by Maria and Alberto M. Carvalho, Schools Superintendent; and philanthropists Trish and Dan Bell, the gala announced this year’s class of honored alumni: filmmaker and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Barry Jenkins; literary impresario and founder of the Miami Book Fair Mitchell Kaplan; Academy Award-winning screenwriter and playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney; GRAMMY and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame musician Sam Moore; and philanthropist and Miami Dolphins team owner Stephen M. Ross.

 Student dancers from Coral Gables Senior High School entertained the guests and honorees at  “For the Love of Learning” Gala.

The gala was organized by the Foundation for New Education Initiatives (FNEI), which was created by the School Board in 2008 as a District direct-support organization charged with seeking philanthropic funding to support students and innovative programs.


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