Pink Petals Ball


Sir Winston here… As you know, my bird keeper Bill teaches Catering Management at FIU, and each semester he teaches he and his class produce a fundraiser so that his students can experience producing an actual catering event.
Here are the details for the Pink Petals Ball, this year’s event…and I, Sir Winston would appreciate your support of my bird keeper Billand his students.

On Thursday, December 1, 2011, Bill Hansen’s Catering Management Class is producing a gala fundraising Cocktail Reception for “Pink Petals”, a subsidiary of The Helping Hands Foundation.  The reception will be held at the Kovens Conference Center at the Biscayne Bay Campus in North Miami from 6 to 9 pm on December 1, 2011.  Pink Petals was founded by Dr. Jaime Flores to provide breast reconstruction for underinsured and indigent women in Miami-Dade County.  This event, produced exclusively by FIU students, not only will provide valuable industry experience for Bill Hansen’s students, but will raise support and awareness for this very worthy cause.

We invite you to advertise your business and demonstrate your support of The Healing Hands Foundation’s Pink Petals and FIU’s Hospitality and Tourism Management students in a variety of ways, including:

1. Financial Sponsorship of the Event—Tickets are $20 Each
2. Providing a Food Station to showcase your company’s cuisine
3. Donating prepared food to be served at the event
4. Donating food or beverage items to be prepared by the students
5. Donating the use of equipment, linens, supplies or other items for the event
6. Donating a Live or Silent Auction item
7. Making a donation directly to The Healing Hands Foundation

The Healing Hands Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS rules and regulations. Pink Petals is dependent on your support to achieve its goal of providing medical support to breast cancer survivors. If you choose to make a donation through The Healing Hands Foundation website www.thhfoundation.org,  please ensure that you indicate the purpose as FIU-Pink Petals.

You may also write a check payable to Healing Hands Foundation and mail it to:
Bill Hansen
2167 South Bayshore Drive, 
Miami, Florida 33133.

We will be delighted to provide you with a VIP Table if your donation is valued at $1,000 or more.  Sponsorships are available at many levels.  Please call me directly at 305.338.1897 if you choose to be a major sponsor.

For silent auction and other donations other than money call students Sandra Schaeffer at 305.798.9937 or Meris Thomas at 954.495.1961 for more information.

Bill Hansen
Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
305.338.1897