Maestro Cares, a Marc Anthony and Henry Cardenas Foundation, Announces 3rd Annual Gala Plus Sponsorship Opportunities

Maestro Cares Foundation, founded by global music icon Marc Anthony and entrepreneur Henry Cardenas, has announced its 3rd Annual Changing Lives, Building Dreams GalaMaestro Cares’ Changing Lives, Building Dreams Gala is set for Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Marc Anthony will perform a private performance at the event for the attendees. 

The Maestro Cares Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting and creating healthy and safe environments for disadvantaged children throughout Latin America.

Maestro Cares Foundation Presents 2016 Changing Lives, Building Dreams Gala

Maestro Cares Foundation Presents 2016 Changing Lives, Building Dreams Gala

Maestro Cares Foundation – 2016 Changing Lives, Building Dreams Gala

The Changing Lives, Building Dreams Gala is a unique and high profile event that will feature an exciting line up of cultural performances and cuisine, a silent and live auction, and a special musical performance by Maestro Cares Foundation Co-Founder and global music icon Marc Anthony.

Program: Cocktails at 7PM, Dinner and Dancing at 8PM
Venue: Cipriani Wall Street, NYC
Dress: Black Tie

Attendance: 400 guests comprised of leaders from the worlds of business, sports, entertainment and politics all coming together to celebrate and support Maestro Cares Foundation

Gala Hosts: Marc Anthony and Henry Cárdenas

Honoring: F.J. Pollak, President and CEO of TracFone, with the Award for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility. Additional honorees to be announced.

Past Honorees: Marcelo Claure, CEO, Sprint Corporation (2015); Meera T. Gandhi, CEO and Founder, The Giving Back Foundation (2015); Chi Chi Rodriguez, World Golf Hall of Fame Inductee and Co-Founder of the Chi Chi Rodriguez Foundation (2015); Jorge Pérez, The Related Group (2014); Carlos Slim Domit, Grupo Carso (2014); Bob Unanue, Goya Foods, Inc. (2014).

Press Coverage: Changing Lives, Building Dreams Gala receives extensive press coverage both nationally and internationally from People, People Español, Billboard Magazine, Extra! NBC, The Today Show, The Wendy Williams Show, Latina Magazine, The Meredith Viera Show, Univision, Telemundo, Getty Images, Associated Press, EFE, HOLA Magazine, Fox, Fox News Latino, Impremedia and others.

Marc Anthony with kids in support of Maestro Cares Foundation; Photo credit: Maestro Cares Foundation

Marc Anthony with kids in support of Maestro Cares Foundation; Photo credit: Maestro Cares Foundation

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Platinum Sponsor $100,000


  • Two tables of 12 (24 seats) with premier placement
  • 2 full page ads and Platinum Sponsor listing in the event program
  • Logo on step & repeat for red carpet
  • Acknowledgement from the podium at the Gala ceremony
  • recognition and logo placement on Maestro Cares main website page and logo static on all event site pages as lead/underwriting sponsor for event/auction site.

Gold Sponsor $50,000


  • One table of 12 with premier placement
  • 1 full page ads and Gold Sponsor listing in the event program

Silver Sponsor $25,000


  • One table of 10
  • 1/2 page ad and Silver Sponsor listing in the event program

All Sponsorship Opportunities include:

♦ cocktails,dinner & prime seats for evening’s musical performance ♦ Opportunity for placement in silent & live auctions
♦ Logo on all event materials* ♦ Opportunity to include items in gift bags
♦ Recognition on media-related materials ♦ Recognition & logo placement on Maestro Cares Event Page
♦ Special Facebook & Twitter mentions pre and post Gala *Pending print deadlines

** Deadline January 15, 2016 to be included and listed in printed materials for the event.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, have any questions, or for more information, please contact Maestro Cares Foundation Host Committee Member, Susie Albin-Najera at themexicoreport@yahoo.com.

Or visit our event pagewww.classy.org/maestrocaresgala2016

About Maestro Cares Foundation:

The Maestro Cares Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting and creating healthy and safe environments for disadvantaged children throughout Latin America. Founded in 2012 by international pop icon, Marc Anthony and renowned entrepreneur, Henry Cárdenas, the foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life of the neediest children throughout Latin America by providing housing, health, nutrition, and recreational facilities in addition to educational and cultural programs.

Our vision is to help shape tomorrow’s leaders by instilling the confidence, enthusiasm and discipline necessary through our programs, guiding children to become hard working and socially conscious adults that can make a positive impact in the world through their own unique contributions.

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Susie Albin-Najera
Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at info@themexicoreport.com

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