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:

Ellen & Sandy Nusbaum, Marsha Soffer

CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE:

Anonymous, Myrna & Sheldon Palley + Donna & Mark Kass, Lisa Sloat & Hank Klein

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:

Sim Aberson & Mike Jankulak, Sara Adler & Eliot Abbott, Julie Apple, Carolann W. Baldyga, Elizabeth Birdsall & Eric Young, Michael Blades & Katheryn Kilroy, The Buttrick Family, Kathryn & Philip Carroll, Center for Conflict Resolution, Inc., Sandra & Stephen Colyer, Marcia Dunn, Behna & Lanny Gardner, Catherine Grieve, Jinny Johnson, Yvonne Makenna, Ann Morrison, Lamar J. Noriega, Hyon & Tim O’Brien, Tim Regier, J.L. Richardson, Alita & Rick Rogers, J.J. Schmidt, Lillian Tamayo & Eileen Diamond, Penny & Richard Thurer, Guy & Candis Trusty

READER:

Amy Agnoli, Kathy Aldan, Judy & Stephen Alderman, Susan & Charles Allen, Bruce Alter, Jules Anderson, Bernardine Atkins, Georgette Ballance, JoAnne Bander, Phyllis Barolsky, Margarita C. Battle, C. M. Bennett, Lyndenise Berdecia, Emily Berlin, Diane S. Berman & Walter Dorfman, Margrit S. & Roger Bernstein, Karen Bertocci, Lisa Better, Susan Bieker, Barbara Bisno, Rachel & Wil Blechman, Hope Curson Blinski, Jill Bloom, Leonard H. Bloom, Janet Bolen, Maria P. Bona, Nina Boniske, Gil J. Bonwitt, BookCurious.com, Marilyn Borowsky, Marissa Boyescu, Terry O. Brackett, Rochelle Broder-Singer, Daniel P. Brown, Margie & Mark Buchbinder, Dr. Amy Buchman, Arthur Buckelew, Maria Budet, Nolen Bunker, John Burkowski, Lauren Butcher, Elaine Collett Buza, Mirtha Carballo, M. Ivelisse Castro, Susan Marie Chapman, Amy S. Chappell, Cynthia Christoph, Lucinda Clark, Jane Claud, Catherine C. Clause, Jeri B. Cohen, Simmy Cohen, Leslie Concepcion, Amy Paige Condon, Carole Cook, Clarice Cooper, Susan Cumins, Debra Dalin, Linda Datko, Mimi & Gaston Daumy, Sarah Davis, Zena Decky, Karen DeCou, Lisa & David Desmond, Danielle Lise Desrochers, Donna Dial, Sally Dieguez, Mim Duncan, Suzanne Dunn, Ally Easley, Susan Edgar-Lee, Patti Elias, Martin Engels, John Enger, Catherine Esposito Prescott, Donna Fales, Lynda Farber, Judith Farber, Susan & Alfred Feingold, Priscilla Felisky Whitehead, Roni Fertig , Paula Finkle, Paul Fletcher, Christine G. Florez, Sandra Foertsch, Mary Jo Francis, Sheila Freed, Richard & Judy Freedberg, Jennifer Frehling, Nancy Frehling, Dr. Yvette Fuentes, Julie Gagnon, Miriam Gallardo, Susan Galler, Tania Gilinski, Conrad Gleber, Katrina Gleber, Eileen Glynn, Etta D. Gold, Liz Goldberg, Cynthia Goldsmith, Janet & Donald Goldstein, Itziar Gonzalez, Connie Goodman-Milone, Dianne Gottlieb, Bob Goudy, Maureen Gragg, Valerie Gramling, Elizabeth Grass, Barbara Gray, Clifford Gray, Henry Green, Beverly Greenberg, Christine Gregory, LaNeil Gregory, Carla Grieve, Marcia Hackel, Julia Hammond, Susan Han, Ossie Hanauer, Diane Hanson, Catherine S. Hanus-Zank, Tim Harrington, Anne Harrington, Frank Harrington, Lelia Harrington, Jackie Hassine, Gisela Haynes, Russ Herman, Jim Herron, Brian Hersh, Paula Hesch, Mary Hladky, Allison D. Hockman, Jennifer Homan, Naomi Honig, Hannah & David Hostyk, Anna Huff, Joan Husband, Janice & Herbert Hymanson, Laurel Isicoff, Cathy & Tom Jaffee, Lisa Jensen, Diana B. Kahn, Barbara Karn, Sue Kilrain, Karen Kiselewski, Deborah Koch, Nancy Koeppel, Marsha Kreucher, Lizzz Kritzer, Candi Lacey, Debra Lair, John Lair, Harriet Lancaster, Tim Lawler, Maureen Lawless Mestepey, Carol Lebischak, Karen Leckey, Charles Leder, Diane Lederman, Suzanne Lee, David O. Leiwant, Cindy Lerner, Theodore Levitt, Janie Libanoff, M&M Lichtenheld, Renee & David Lieberman, Nancy Lipoff, Elaine Litvak, Judy Loft & Joe Reid, Bonnie Losak, Carol E. Ludwig, Steve Lynch, Anne Marie Macari, Nancy MacColl, Susan MacDonald, Bob & Steve MacLeod, Dr. Marcia Maloni, Lois Mamula, Lorelee Manheimer, Merri Mann, Karin Martinez, Catherine M. Mayer, Teresa McAllister, Sherra McLeod, Celia Rothberg Meadow, Corinne & Stewart Merkin, Melanie P. Merriman, Lynn Meyer, Robert Meyer, Timothy Meyerson, Rebecca Michel, Debby Miller, Christine Mohrmann, Adriana Molina, Robert Morison, Dale Moses, Pamela Nelson, Lynn Northland, Debbie Norton, Nedra Oren, Ileana Oroza, Kim Ovcarich, Dale Owen, Tanya Palmer, Dr. Paul E. Pataky, Valerie L. Patterson, Ph.D., Sue & Frank Pearl, Jill Peters, Kathleen Pham, Giselle Pole, Karen Pomerantz, Elena Postal, Kristin Potter-Oliveri, Lyle Prescott, Ira Price, Paige Provenzano, Judith Ratzan, Rosemary Ravinal, Kathleen Redmond, Rebecca Reeves, Diana Reeves, Lolo Reskin & Jason Hall, M. Joyce Rico, MD, Regina Rinaldi, Art Ritas, Brooke Roberts-Webb, Andrea Robertson, Meri-Jane Rochelson, Lissette Rodriguez, Helene Romine, Merle Rothenberg Saferstein, Gail Rubini, Anne Russell Russell, Aileen Sabanal, Deborah Sack, Michelle Samplin-Salgado, Adele Sandberg, Dr. Joel Sandberg, Margery Sanford, Beth Sapery & Rosita Sarnoff, Claire Savitt, Katherine Schenck, Debra & Dennis Scholl, Barbara Schuman, Bonnie Schwartzbaum, Linda Scott, Marie Seibel, John & Suzanne Sennetti, Carrie Shea, Kathleen Sheeran, Karen Sherman, Adela Shiner, Marty Shuham, Arline & Lawrence Silver, Harriet Silverglate, Louise Silverstein, Elaine Silverstein, Myra Silverstein, Julie & Gary Simon, Lorena Siqueira, Jane Smith, Leta Smith, Sharon Socol, Rev. Julio R. Solano, Mervyn Solomon, Crispy Soloperto, Mark & Cindy Soloway, Jean Soman, Marilyn Ayares Sopka, Sarah Sorkin, Irene Sperber, Courtney & Miriam Spitz, Elaine Spitzer, Janet Stearns, Linda Steckley, Alissa Pardo Stein, Rae Stein, Sandra Stein, Suzanne J. Stolar, Adele Stone, Judith Stopek, Marilyn Strauss, Karen & Art Strouse, Patty Stulp, KC Swick, Nicole Tallman, Susanna Tarjan, June Tarter, Frances Tatis, Carole Ann Taylor, Peter Tesche, Gail Tescher, Pam Thomas, Bettie H. Thompson, Gerry Tiziani, Penny Townsend, Lisa Treister, Susan Trevarthen, Mark A. Trowbridge, Lidia V. Tuttle, Mary Tweedy, Laura Varela, Liana Vasseur, Kiki Vazquez, James Veber, Ana Veciana-Suarez, Ruthanne Vogel, Dianne R. Walsh, Wendy Ward, Allita Wax, John Wells, Kathy & Steve Werthman, Linda Whitmyre, Sandra Williams, Marion Wolf, Bruce Wolf, Jessie Wolfson, Olympia Wood, John Wood, Rosalind Zacks, Michele L. Zakis, Angela Zentefis

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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