The Children's Trust is approaching the culmination of its 20th Anniversary celebrations this year, with a final thank you to the community. Excitement is growing for a grand finale that will light up the heart of Miami's downtown skyline and other landmark buildings across Miami-Dade County in a breathtaking tribute scheduled for September 7. The buildings will light up in The Trust's vibrant green-pantone hue as the evening unfolds, delighting both locals and visitors.
Since its inception, The Trust has been an instrumental driving force in the community, offering essential financial support to hundreds of organizations directly improving the lives of children and families. Twenty years ago, on September 10, 2002 Miami-Dade County voters approved a referendum to establish The Children's Trust, an entity dedicated to investing in, supporting and advocating for the well-being of children and families throughout the county.
"As we stand here today, The Children's Trust has a stronger influence than ever. With this influence comes profound responsibility and accountability. Looking ahead to the next 20 years and beyond, we must reflect on the path that has shaped us into an essential resource in the lives of Miami-Dade County's children and families," said The Children's Trust President & CEO James R. Haj.
From its extensive portfolio of funded programs to its broad network of partners, over the last 20 years, The Children's Trust has actively engaged over 2.2 million children, family members and those dedicated to serving them. As The Children's Trust looks back with pride and forward with determination, it invites the community to join in celebrating the grand finale of its 20th Anniversary celebration.
The illuminated green buildings in downtown Miami and across the county can be found at these locations on September 7:
Stephen P. Clark Center
Miami-Dade County Courthouse
PortMiami Entrance feature (Globe)
PortMiami Terminal A (Royal Caribbean Group)
PortMiami Terminal B (Norwegian Cruise Line)
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
Paramount Miami World Center
Hard Rock Stadium
Additionally, these partners plan to showcase The Children's Trust anniversary on their digital marquees:
Florida International University
Miami Dade College
Florida Memorial University
Chief Public Policy & Community Engagement Officer, The Children’s Trust