Second Annual ‘PhilanthroFest’ Unites South Florida’s Non-Profit Organizations With Art, Music, Culture in the US’s Largest Family Friendly Non-Profit Festival

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PhilanthroFest will be held at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus on Saturday, April 6. This free outdoor event raises community awareness and promotes civic engagement with over 100 non-profit organization participants in fun-filled day with purpose.

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US’s Largest Family Friendly Non-Profit Festival at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus on Saturday, April 6

“We are excited to be able to present the second annual PhilanthroFest this year. It is very gratifying to see all the people who support this effort to promote community engagement in South Florida." -James Echols, co-founder of PhilanthroFest

PhilanthroFest, a volunteer based organization that connects people, passion and philanthropy in South Florida, will hold their second annual outdoor festival showcasing over 100 South Florida non-profit organizations on Saturday, April 6 from noon to 6 p.m. at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus. During the free, large-scale community event, South Florida residents of all ages will have the opportunity to learn about philanthropic organizations and community resources in a family-friendly atmosphere while enjoying music, art, performance, demonstrations, vendors, food trucks, fun family activities courtesy of PhilanthroFest’s community partners. PhilanthroFest is the United State’s largest non-profit festival and a first of its kind.

The event takes place annually in April and open to the public with the goal of connecting potential volunteers and donors to not-for-profit organizations while creating a fun and family friendly environment that promotes civic engagement, deepens community connections and sparks the philanthropic spirit of South Florida. South Florida residents will have access to valuable resources and services in the areas of Business & Economic Development, City/County Services, Civic Engagement/Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Cultural/Arts/Humanities, Educational, Environmental, Health/Human Services/Disease Prevention, Poverty/Welfare, Animal Related, Food/Agriculture/Nutrition, Recreation & Sports, and Youth Development & Services. Space is provided to non-profits to promote their mission and connect with the community.

PhilanthroFest 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013 | Noon to 6:30 p.m.
Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus | 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132

Attendees are encouraged to register at: http://www.philanthrofest.eventbrite.com

PhilanthroFest Executive Director and co-founder attorney Estrellita S. Sibila was essential in creating strategic partnerships and securing funding and support for the event. “Our community is hungry for opportunities to take action, get involved and make a difference. At PhilanthroFest, we provide the platform for people, passion and philanthropy to connect. Our goal is to create an engaged South Florida community while strengthening the non-profits that are delivering critical services to our residents,” said Sibila.

In addition to support from City of Miami Mayor Regalado and Miami-Dade County Mayor Gimenez, PhilanthroFest has the support of many notable community leaders and organizations including The Knight Foundation, The Miami Foundation, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Miami Dade College, and many others.

“PhilanthroFest has been so well received by the community, it inspires us all,” said James Echols, co-founder of Life Is Art and PhilanthroFest; owner of Soul of Miami. “We are excited to be able to present the second annual PhilanthroFest this year. It is very gratifying to see all the people who support this effort to promote community engagement in South Florida."

PhilanthroFest’s goal includes providing educational resources to non-profits in the areas of social media and on-line engagement, digital marketing and web development. PhilanthroFest creates collaborations between public/private partners and industry experts to create the PhilanthroFest Non-Profit Community Engagement Institutes, educational workshops and hands-on learning opportunities that help strengthen non-profits’ communications strategy, donor loyalty and volunteer engagement. PhilanthroFest helps non-profits excel while connecting the community to their cause.

To learn more about PhilanthroFest, including volunteer and donation information, please visit http://www.PhilanthroFest.com

Follow @PhilanthroFest on Twitter and Facebook for important event updates.

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ABOUT PHILANTHROFEST
PhilanthroFest was designed with the mission to SUSTAIN the South Florida community by encouraging community investment, ENHANCE the outreach of philanthropic organizations enriching the community, ENABLE opportunities for volunteer and donor base growth, PROVIDE social media education and on-line engagement training to enhance brand awareness, and CELEBRATE art, music, dance and culture.

PhilanthroFest is made possible through the generous financial support and in-kind donations from sponsors like: The Knight Foundation, The Miami Foundation, Medina Family Foundation, car2Go, Wells Fargo, Miami New Times, Fried on Business, Miami Dade College, Real Estate Sales Force, Peek-A-Boo Imaging at Ideal Baby, Alberni, Caballer & Company, JJMA Distributors Group, LLC, MDO Partners, Livelihood Show, Burger Beast, The Center of Grace, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Miami-Dade County, Miami Public Speakers and City Of Miami.

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