About Friends of Miami Book Fair

Miami Book Fair is the beating heart of literary culture in South Florida and an international phenomenon that has deepened the life-changing impact Miami Dade College has made on more than two million students, their families, and the community at large.

This year, Miami Book Fair will be a hybrid experience offering virtual and in-person author sessions and events. Your support – in light of the struggles wrought by the pandemic – will make its biggest and most meaningful difference yet, as we continue to bring Miami Book Fair FREE to the community. By supporting what’s become the country’s best book fair and a centerpiece of cultural Miami, our Friends gift us all with an invaluable lasting legacy.

The support of our Friends will help us continue to bring you the authors and programs you love – not just for eight magical days in November, but throughout the entire year!

Help Us Reach Our 2021 Goal: $80,000

2020 Impact

More than 450 Friends contributed last year at all levels, and your support helps fuel programs that promote reading, writing, and equal access to the arts in our community.

Friends’ support helped make the following possible at the 2020 Miami Book Fair:

Thank You to Our Friends

BENEFACTORS:

Marsha Soffer

CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE:

Anonymous, Michael de Armas, Nadine Asin & Tom van Straaten , Center For Conflict Resolution Inc., Karen & Bob Dinerstein, Linda & David Frankel, Greg Frankel & Alexandra Villamizar, Davey Frankel & Jula Tuellmann, Kimberly Green, Catherine C. Grieve, Donna & Mark Kass & Sheldon Palley, Ellen & Sandy Nusbaum, Law Office of Brian C. Perlin PA , Paul Rothman, Fred & Bonnie Shapiro, Rosanne & Ben Shore, Lisa Sloat & Hank Klein, Judy & Peter Weissman

PUBLISHER:

Marcia Dunn, JJ Schmidt, Candis & Guy Trusty

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:

Sim Aberson & Mike Jankulak, Sara Adler & Eliot Abbott, Andrea Askowitz, JoAnn Bass, Michael Blades & Katheryn Kilroy, Terry Brackett, Elisa Chemayne Agostinho, Sandra & Stephen Colyer, Eileen Diamond & Lillian Tamayo, Asha Elias, Eileen Higgins, Alina Interián, C.S. Jewell, Les Levi, Rolando Montoya, Lamar Noriega, Tim Regier, J L Richardson MD, Alita Rogers, Julie & Gary Simon, Penny & Richard Thurer, Jon Varese

AGENT:

Susan & Thomas Abraham, Jon Alexiou, JoAnne Bander, Lynne Barrett & Robert Morison, Diane Berman & Walter Dorfman, Lisa Better, Susan Cumins, Deborah Eisberg & Arthur Von Preising, Nancy & Martin Engels, Susan & Alfred Feingold, Mary Jo Francis, Reggie & Jeff Goldstein, Diane & Werner Grob, Catherine S. Hanus-Zank, Tom Healy & Fred Hochberg, Myles K. Krieger, MD & Eric Krieger, Lois Mamula, Corinne & Stewart Merkin, Denise Minakowski, Ann & Don Morrison, Jane Moscowitz, Nedra & Mark Oren, Judith Ratzan, Cindy & Mark Soloway, The Strunk Family, Dr. Beatriz E. Terry, Tamara L. Trimble, Bob Wasserman, Larry Weinstein, Jessie F. Wolfson

WRITER:

Sybil Barkett, Emily Berlin, Marissa Boyescu, Mirtha Carballo, Gustavo Castillo, Susan Marie Chapman, Meghan Clarke, Carol Faber, Judith J. Farber, Priscilla Felisky Whitehead, George Freeman, Nancy Frehling, Connie Goodman-Milone, Francis X. Harrington, Allison D. Hockman, Leila Kight, Deborah Koch, Nancy Koeppel, Tim Lawler, Diane Lederman, Cindy Lerner, Merri Mann, Yvonne Makenna, Celia Meadow, Josie G. Mendoza, Melanie Merriman, Robert Meyer, Christine Mohrmann, Dale Moses, Jacqueline Peña, Judy Rosenblum, Lesley Rousso, Carlene Sawyer, Debra Scholl, Sharon Socol, Jean & Bill Soman, Adele Stone, Carole Ann Taylor, Nicki van Vonno, Audrey Weiner, Pauline Winick, Eileen Yasbin, Michele Zakis

READER:

Sharon Abelove, Judith & Stephen Alderman, Bruce Alter, Stephanie Andrews, Gary A. Appel, Jubi Arriola-Headley, Patricia Atkinson, Margarita Batlle, Justin Belmont, Melinda Berman, Margrit & Roger Bernstein, Rachel Blechman, Jill A. & Leonard H. Bloom, Patricia Bona, Susan Brandt, Mary Breeding, Brian Breittholz, Rochelle Broder-Singer, Daniel P. Brown, Margie & Mark Buchbinder, Art Buckelew, Drew Bunker, Dr. Amy Buchman, John Burkowski, Lauren Butcher, Lynn Cameon Neifeld & Steven Neifeld, Cherry Carlis, Kathryn & Phil Carroll, Jennifer Castro, Madhavi G. & Ravi Chunduru, Lucinda Clark, Jane Claud, Jeri B. Cohen, Simmy Cohen, Toby Cohn, Lonnie Colan, Clarice Cooper, Martha Coopersmith Gray & Clifford Gray, Charlotte Cramer, Charles Dale, Gary Dalin, Sandra Darrall, Linda Datko, Larry Davis, Sarah Davis, Amy de la Cruz-Munoz, Zena Decky, Karen Decou, Donna Dial, Janet Diaz, Robin Dufournier, Susan L. Duss, Leonard Economou, Laura Elias, John Enger, Donna Fales, Roni Fertig, Paula & Mickey Finkle, Sandra J. Foertsch, Liana Fornier De Serres, Barbara Frey, Yvette Fuentes, Eugenia Gates, Willette T. Gipson, Stuart Gitlitz, Susan Glass, Katrina Gleber, Conrad Gleber & Gail Rubini, Eileen Glynn, Etta Gold, Linda Goodman, Valerie Gramling, Barbara Gray, LaNeil Gregory, Merle Griff, Marcia Hackel, Ossie Hanauer, Hannah Handler Hostyk, Matthew Harthcock, Anne Harrington, Lelia Harrington, Gisela Haynes, Stephanie Heller Norman, Beth & Gary Hellman, Manny Hernandez, Russ Herman, Brian Hersh, Tami Huested, Michael Huffaker, Mary Hughes, Laurel Isicoff, Carol Johnson, Jinny Johnson, Linda Johnson, Barbara Karn, Thomas Kinneary, Karen Kiselewski, Kathie Klarreich, Barbara Klearman Bisno, Marsha & John Kreucher, Janet Krop, Matthew J. Kuss Jr., Candi Lacey, Lee Lahla, Zoe Lattimer, Maureen Lawless Mestepey, Stephen Lazarus MD & Terri Moret, Pamela Lear, Betsy V. & Charles L. Leder, Suzanne Lee, María E. Len-Ríos, Rose Lesniak, Joanne Levite, Janie Libanoff, Mel Lichtenheld, David & Renee Lieberman, Carol Lipman, Nancy Lipoff, Bob Loring, Anne Marie Macari, Nancy MacColl, Lorelee Manheimer, Erin Marcus, Beverley Markowitz, Liz Marquardt, Aida Martinez, Celia Martinez, Cathy Mayer, Ron Mayer, Kimberley McKenney, Melissa Meeschaert, Lynn Meyer, Helis Miido, Barbara Miller Beaudry, Curtis B. Miner, Susan Molfetto, Alexandra M. Mora, Anne Neyra, Janet Nostro, Ginny Onorati, Dale A. Owen, Dorothy Paczosa, Tanya Palmer, Tanya Pergola, Louise Petrine, Kathleen Pham, Karen & Ron Pomerantz, Gladys Pompa, Elena Postal, Lyle Prescott, Paige Provenzano, Judith R. Rabkin, Robbie Rand, Diana Reeves, Sathya Reyes, David Rice, Andrea Robertson, Brooke Roberts-Webb, Victoria Rogers, Barbara Rosenbaum, Sally Rowley, Merle R. Saferstein, Stephanie Samsing, Adele & Joel Sandberg MD, Claire & Richard Savitt, Susan Schein, Robert Schmidt, Flora Schnall, Barbara H. Schuman, Bonnie Schwartzbaum, Diane Scully, Professor John T. Sennetti, Nirvana Sherman, Diane & Dave Shoaf, Linda Siegel, Harriet Silverglate, Myra Silverstein, Sally Simoes, Sandy Simon, Lorena Siqueira, Nancy Sittig, Irene Sperber, Janet Stearns, Alissa Stein, Rae & Barry Stein, Miriam Steinberg, Noel Stillings,  Judith Stopek, Marilyn Strauss, Karen & Art Strouse, Beth Sugarman, Susanna Tarjan, Cristina & Matthew Telepman, Gerry Tiziani, David Treece, Adrianna Truby, Lidia Tuttle, Mary Tweedy, Laura Joan Varela, Liana Vasseur, Ana Veciana Suarez, Ruthanne Vogel, Stuart Waldman, Dianne R. Walsh, Diane Ward, Peter G. Warner, Allita Wax, Nina Weber Worth, Vicki Weintraub, Merle & Dan Weiss, Kathy & Steve Werthman, Linda Whitmyre, Sandra D. Williams, Marion Wolf, Olympia & John Wood, Donald Worth, Terilee Wunderman, Rosalind Zacks

Questions? Need More Information?

Please contact Friend Liaisons Annalisa Damley and Lisa Better at 305-237-7837 or ADamley@mdc.edu (786-208-5402, cell) and Lisa.Better@mdc.edu.

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