Dionne Warwick Celebrates "50 Years of Entertaining" Benefiting the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund

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Dionne Warwick's son plans one of the most exclusive events Miami has ever seen. Damon Elliott has been working with the executives at FontaineBleau and Mahvrick planning an event at FontaineBleau Resort in Miami to celebrate Dionne Warwick's birthday and 50 Years in the entertainment business.

Grammy Award winning song writer and performer Dionne Warwick and the Fontainebleau Miami Beach have partnered with Damon Elliot Music Group and its Media Division, to support the recovery efforts for Hurricane Sandy through a December 15th benefit event. as part of the resort’s BleauLive performance series. Warwick will perform her timeless and soulful chart-topping classics along with her famous friends in a once-in-a-lifetime evening benefiting the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund.

The impact of Hurricane Sandy on Warwick’s home state of New Jersey, paired with the resort’s personal understanding of these types of natural disasters, transformed this scheduled performance into a recovery effort following last week’s devastation. In addition to a seated cabaret-style concert by Warwick and surprise guests, attendees will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of live auction experiences to further benefit the families and individuals impacted by Hurricane Sandy, including dinner for 20 by Fontainebleau’s Scott Conant, signature chef of Scarpetta. This event marks the first BleauLive performance benefiting a charitable cause.

“With our Miami roots, Fontainebleau Miami Beach recognizes the impact hurricanes have on local communities. In partnership with the Soffer Family and Dionne Warwick, we will support the United Way in their recovery efforts to assist the families in the areas devastated by the storm,” noted Philip Goldfarb, President and COO, Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

The United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund will address near-term and long-term recovery needs of communities most affected. In addition, the fund will be utilized to bolster United Way’s community impact partners that serve Hurricane affected individuals and families who are already vulnerable -- struggling with food insecurity and the ability to meet their most basic needs.
At the request of and in coordination with United Way U.S.A., United Way of New York City will lead fundraising efforts and ensure that all funds are used efficiently and effectively to serve those in need. United Way of New York City will charge no administrative fees.

BleauLive Dionne Warwick packages can be purchased online at http://www.BLEAULIVE.com or by calling 1.800.548.8886 and include the following components:

§ From $599 per night
§ Deluxe guestroom accommodations
§ Two (2) cabaret-style seating passes to performance by Dionne Warwick
§ Three-course prix fixe dinner for two at a Fontainebleau Signature Restaurant (6 pm the night
of performance)
§ Breakfast for two each morning of stay
§ Valet parking

Visit http://www.fontainebleau.com/sponsorship for information on various sponsorship opportunities. For questions or to reserve tables, please contact Jeffrey Klein, Vice President of Operations, Food & Beverage, at jklein(at)fontainebleau(dot)com or 305-535-3226.

100% of the net proceeds (i.e. gross proceeds minus direct costs incurred for the event) collected from BleauLive Table Offerings and live auction items will be donated to the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund.

BleauLive is the resort’s entertainment platform that brings the world’s top acts to Fontainebleau Miami Beach for unique vacation experiences. Available only to hotel guests through distinct packages, BleauLive combines elements of performance, personal guest interaction with the artist and an immersive weekend getaway for the complete Fontainebleau experience.

About Fontainebleau Miami Beach A revered Miami Beach landmark for more than 50 years set on more than 20 oceanfront acres, Fontainebleau Miami Beach boasts 1,504 new guestrooms and suites outfitted with iMacs; 12 restaurants and lounges, most notably three AAA Four Diamond signature restaurants, Gotham Steak, Scarpetta and Hakkasan; two dynamic nightlife venues; the 40,000-square-foot Lapis spa with mineral-rich water therapies and co-ed swimming pools; and a dramatic oceanfront poolscape. For general information or accommodations at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, visit http://www.fontainebleau.com or call 1.877.512.8002.
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About United Way of New York City
United Way of New York City fights poverty across the five boroughs. We design and invest in evidence-based programs that help low-income New Yorkers achieve educational success, income stability and good health. We rigorously evaluate our work and use lessons learned to inform and advance public policies and practices that prevent and alleviate poverty citywide. To learn more about our work and how to get involved, visit http://www.UnitedWayNYC.org, follow us on Twitter (@unitedwaynyc), or like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/unitedwaynyc

The United Way name is used with permission and in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any Fontainebleau services or
products by United Way Worldwide, United Way New York City or any other United Way member organization or affiliate.

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