Oct 14

Miami Dolphins Tailgate


All Ivy+ Sponsored by the University of Chicago Booth Alumni Club of South Florida

Miami Dolphins Tailgate


Date: Sunday, November 2nd 

Time: 10:30am tailgate start; 1:00pm kickoff

 Location: SUN LIFE STADIUM, 347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Cost: All Ivy+ guests

  • $85/person for 100 level lower sideline seats: ~10 yard line, ~25 rows up. There are a limited number of these tickets and they are selling fast.
  • $55/person for 400 level upper bowl corner seats.?  It is the cheapest ticket.
  • $30 for just the tailgate if you have season tickets.

 Registration: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1627113

The 40 All Ivy+ alumni that attended last year’s tailgate can attest to great conversation, good networking, endless BBQ, and a memorable time with a Dolphins win. Includes game-day ticket (note two different seating options), and unlimited bbq burgers, hotdogs, chicken, vegetarian fare, voluminous sides, ice cold sodas, water, craft beers, and fine wine.

Detailed directions regarding location in parking lot a few days before the event. Same location as last year. Look for the two Maroon University of Chicago flags flying high.

Tailgate will start wrapping up around the beginning of the 2nd Quarter.


  • 10:30 AM-1:45PM: Tailgate BBQ and Cocktails
  • 1:00 PM-4:00 PM: San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins


  • Steven Piekarczyk, ’07?
  • President, Chicago Booth Alumni Club of South Florida
  • (312) 636-6525

Sep 25

The Business of Theater & Short Performance

HBSHarvard Business School Club of South Florida

The Business of Theater & Short Performance

You are invited to a special event that includes a backstage tour of the Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theater, a business of theater presentation, and a performance excerpt from an upcoming production. First, Barbara Stein and David Arisco will speak about the challenges of running a theater company in South Florida. Second, you will get a backstage tour of the Miracle Theater. Finally, you will enjoy a short performance from the upcoming Murder Ballad. While there, enjoy complimentary wine, hors d’oeurves and of course, excellent conversation. There is plenty of metered and garage parking. I hope to see you there for this program.

 Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Location: Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theater. 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Cost: $15 for HBS South Florida Members/Harvard Miami Members; $25 for Non-Members

Hosted By: Ohad Jehassi, HBS 1999

 Registration: http://www.hbssouthflorida.org/article.html?aid=644

 Note: Attendance is open to EVERYONE. Please RSVP to secure your registration. Please respond by 7pm, Tuesday, September 30. 


6:30 PM – Wine reception begins

7:00 PM – Backstage tours begin for small groups

8:00 PM – Presentation, including Q&A

8:30 PM – Short Performance from the upcoming Murder Ballad


Barbara Stein, Executive Producing Director

Co-founded Actors’ Playhouse with her husband Dr. Lawrence E. Stein in 1988. Under her stewardship, Actors’ Playhouse has grown into the largest self-producing not-for-profit professional Equity Theatre in Miami-Dade County, a Florida Cultural Presenting Organization, and one of 13 Miami-Dade County major cultural organizations. Barbara Stein was instrumental in creating the role model private public partnership with the City of Coral Gables to renovate and restore the historic Miracle Theatre, on Miracle Mile, into a three-stage performing arts facility in an eight million dollar project. The re-birth of the Miracle Theatre, which was implemented and funded by Actors’ Playhouse, was the catalyst in the revitalization of the downtown district in 1995. Ms. Stein is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and is an active member and leader in many community organizations including Trustee Member of both the Coral Gables and the Greater Miami Chambers of Commerce. She has written, produced and directed a series of educational plays for children and is proud of initiating the children’s educational programming at Actors? Playhouse with the National Children’s Theatre Festival celebrating its 17th year and the Young Talent Big Dreams county-wide talent contest for youth ages 8-17.


David Arisco, Director

Artistic Director of Actors’ Playhouse for 26 years. His diverse career spans 40 years as director, actor, musical director, stage manager, symphonic conductor and instrumentalist. Mr. Arisco has directed over 135 shows here at Actors’ Playhouse, including the Carbonell awarded productions of In the Heights (2013), Les Miserables (2009), AIDA (2005), Floyd Collins (2003), Violet (2001), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor? Dreamcoat (2000), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (1998), West Side Story (1997) and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1991), all of which won for Best Production of a Musical. In 2009, Mr. Arisco was the recipient of the George Abbott Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts. In 2010 he was awarded the Richard G. Fallon Award for Excellence in Professional Theatre from the Florida Professional Theatre Association. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

Sep 25

LEADERSHIP CONVERSATIONS: Challenging High-Potential Managers to Become Great Leaders

The Wharton Club of South Florida

Posting 11-25-2013and Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association


Are pleased to invite you to an evening of networking and an enlightening presentation:

 LEADERSHIP CONVERSATIONS: Challenging High-Potential  Managers to Become Great Leaders

 Featured speaker and author:  Alan S. Berson – CEO, Leadership Conversation LLC and a Learning Director, Wharton Executive Education

 In this informative presentation, Mr. Berson will share conversation techniques and tools, drawn from his experience coaching and working with leaders at a wide range of organizations, to help strong managers become great leaders, and leaders to develop leadership skills in others. While managers’ conversations are generally transactional and centered on the task at hand, leaders must focus on people, asking great questions and aligning them with the vision for the future. Leadership mindsets and skills can be developed, and Mr. Berson will provide practical guidance for connecting with others in ways that transform each interaction into an opportunity for organizational and personal growth. He will identify the four types of conversation every leader must master: building relationships, developing others, making decisions, and taking action, as well as provide an action plan for boosting your personal leadership potential, and for developing leadership skills in others.  

 Location: Florida Atlantic University, Marleen & Harold Forkas Alumni Center, The Great Hall, Room 109

777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991

 Date: Thursday, October 16th, 2014

 6:30 – 7.30 PM: Registration and Networking

7:30 PM: Presentation


Wharton Club Members (may register one additional guest at price): $20 per person

FAU Students/Alumni/Faculty/Staff (may register one additional guest at price): $20 per person

Other Individuals/Guests: $35 per person

Admission includes a copy of the book

 Registration: http://www.whartonsouthfla.com/article.html?aid=687

 If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties registering, please contact Alexi Upchurch, Club Administrator at admin@whartonsouthfla.com

Aug 23

Harvard Business School Club of South Florida – The Everglades- our drinking water, an ecological treasure, a tourist attraction -


Harvard Business School Club of South Florida

Cordially invites you and your guests to:

The Everglades

- our drinking water, an ecological treasure, a tourist attraction -

Is critical to South Florida’s economy


Since 1993, the Everglades Foundation has been dedicated to protecting and restoring one of the world’s unique natural ecosystems – America’s Everglades

Through the advancement of scientifically sound and achievable solutions, the Foundation seeks to reverse the damage inflicted on the ecosystem and provide policymakers and the public with an honest and credible resource to help guide decision-making on complex restoration issues.

The Foundation serves as a leader in building consensus for action in support of our mission and we continue to believe that we can always do better, seek out alternative solutions, and rebuild what was destroyed and direct efforts in the best apparent direction.  

Location: Right Space 2 Meet, 100 Miracle Mile Suite #200, Coral Gables, Florida 33134

 Date: Tuesday, September 9th, 2014     

  • 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm : Registration and Networking
  • 7:00 pm to 8:00pm : Presentation and Q&As
  • 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm : Networking

Cost for this event:
HBS Club of South Florida members (plus one guest): $15 per person
Harvard Club of Miami members (plus one guest): $15 per person
Non-members/Other guests: $25 per person

Click here to register:http://www.hbssouthflorida.org/e.html?u=http://www.hbssouthflorida.org/store.html?event_id=641&t=188739-1411056

If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties registering,

please contact Alexi Upchurch, Club Administrator at admin@hbssouthflorida.org

Eric Eikenberg, Chief Executive Officer: Eric Eikenberg has extensive policy and political experience in Tallahassee and Washington. He served as chief of staff for former Gov. Charlie Crist and former U.S. Rep. E. Clay Shaw. Prior to joining the Everglades Foundation, Eric served as senior policy advisor for Holland & Knight, co-chairing the firm’s Florida Government Advocacy Team with former Gov. Bob Martinez. As the CEO of the Everglades Foundation, he leads the Foundation’s science, advocacy, communications and legal teams, which are nationally recognized for their expertise in Everglades restoration. A graduate of American University, Eric and his family live in Miami.

Stephen E. Davis III, Ph.D., Wetland Ecologist: Davis, a native of Ohio, graduated from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky., with a bachelor’s degree in biology and environmental science. He attended Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky., and received a master’s degree in biological and environmental science and attained his doctorate of philosophy from Florida International University. In his role as wetland ecologist with the Foundation, Davis continues his extensive body of wetland research that dates back more than a decade — most recently at Texas A&M University — where he served as a tenured professor. Davis leads Everglades research projects on mangrove wetland biogeochemistry and carbon dynamics and lives in Coconut Grove.

Aug 12

Alumni Spotlight – Jonathan Kracer

Posting 01-28-2014ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT – JONATHAN KRACER Headshot for HNN

Jonathan Kracer is the founder and managing principal of SION CAPITAL LLC, a hospitality and real estate consulting and investment firm focused on the North American, Latin American, and Caribbean regions, with offices in Miami and Mexico City.

Mr. Kracer has been invited as a moderator and featured speaker at numerous hotel and real estate industry conferences and academic institutions in the U.S., Mexico, and Latin America, including Cornell University, in addition to serving as a Columnist for HotelNewsNow.com, a leading online hotel industry information and news portal.

He gained his consulting and finance-related skills and knowledge at Resort Development Consultants and Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels in Miami, Banc of America Securities in New York City, and Horwath HTL Consulting Asia Pacific in Jakarta and Singapore.

He began his career in hotel operations and management, working at world-renowned hotels and resorts, such as the New York Palace Hotel in New York City, the Amanusa Resort in Bali, the Old Course Hotel in St. Andrews, the Hotel D’Angleterre in Geneva, and the Radisson Beverly Pavilion Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Mr. Kracer attained his Bachelor of Science Degree with Distinction from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration in 2008, and his Swiss Hotel Management Diploma from the Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in 2004.

He presently serves as a Member of the Cornell University Council, President of the Cornell Latino Alumni Association, President of the Les Roches Alumni Florida Chapter, and immediate past Treasurer of the Cornell Club of Greater Miami and the Florida Keys.

He is also fluent in English and Spanish and proficient in French, Italian, and Portuguese.




Aug 12

Happy Hour at Taberna Opa

All Ivy Plus and the Cornell Club of Greater Miami and Florida Keys 

Happy Hour at Taberna Opa

Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Time: 6:00 until 8:000 pm

Location: Taverna Opa; 900 South Miami Avenue, Suite 260,  www.tavernaoparestaurant.com, P:  305.673.6730

Cost: None, please RSVPs

RSVP: allivyplus@earthlink.net

Happy Hour Prices All Day on Wednesdays

Includes 50% Drinks and Over 20 Appetizers Available from $2 – $8

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Jul 30

All-Ivy Summer Happy Hour at Havana 1957 Brickell


All-Ivy Summer Happy Hour at Havana 1957 Brickell

Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Time:6:00 until 8:00 pm

Location: Havana 1957 Brickell. 1451 South Miami Avenue

Cost: None but RSVPs required

RSVP: lauren.n.sickles@gmail.com or dcaballeroaraujo@gmail.com

HavanaHappy Hours prices extended until 9:00 pm with one complimentary Mojito

Specialty Mojitos, Daiquiris, Cocktails & Sangria: $4.95

Draft Beer: $3.95

Appetizers: $4.95

(Croquettes, Cuban Sandwich, Tostón con Picadillo, Masas de Cerdo)

Jul 10

All-Ivy Summer Happy Hour at Havana 1957 Brickell

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Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Time:6:00 until 8:00 pm

Location: Havana 1957 Brickell. 1451 South Miami Avenue

Cost: None but RSVPs required

RSVP: lauren.n.sickles@gmail.com or dcaballeroaraujo@gmail.com


Happy Hours prices extended until 9:00 pm with one complimentary Mojito

Specialty Mojitos, Daiquiris, Cocktails & Sangria: $4.95

Draft Beer: $3.95

Appetizers: $4.95

(Croquettes, Cuban Sandwich, Tostón con Picadillo, Masas de Cerdo)

Jun 11

The Cornell AguaClara Program


The Cornell AguaClara Program

Come learn about AguaClara! AguaClara is a program borne in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering nearly a decade ago. To date 9 water treatment plants have been installed in rural Honduras and 3 water filtration plants in rural India. These technologies provide safe, clean water to nearly 50,000 people living in the world’s poorest communities.

Almost 1 billion people in the world lack access to clean water. Cornell, in partnership with AguaClara LLC, the social enterprise established to deploy these treatment technologies, aim to bring low-cost, high-tech, sustainable solutions to communities in need.

Program director, Dr. Monroe Weber-Shirk, Senior Lecturer at Cornell, will visit us in south Florida along with other Cornell graduates who are involved in the program, and members of the AguaClara Advisory Board. Long time AguaClara supporters, Ken Brown ’74 and his wife, Elizabeth Sanjuan will host a reception at their art gallery.

 A short program will take place including a video presentation.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Date: Friday, June 13, 2014
Time: 06:30 PM – 08:30 PM

Location: Gallery 2014, 2014-2016 Harrison Street, Hollywood, FL 33019

Cost: No Cost


 Read more about AguaClara in the Cornell Chronicle at the links below:


For event questions, please contact Sarah Weidel ’09 at sme25@cornell.edu.

Jun 11

2013-14 Cornell Black Alumni Association Outstanding Student Leadership Award

cropped-Header.jpgMonet Bell is the Recipient of the 2013-14 Cornell Black Alumni Association Outstanding Student Leadership Award

Monet Bell, a senior in the College of Human Ecology, has been selected as the recipient of the 2013-14 Cornell Black Alumni Association (CBAA) Outstanding Student Leadership Award. This award is given to a senior of African descent for his/her outstanding leadership and efforts to enhance the lives of students and the community-at-large while attending Cornell University. The award is granted based on the following: (1) academic achievement; (2) leadership on campus or in community organizations; (3) contribution to improving relationships among Cornell students, faculty, administrative staff and/or the greater Ithaca community; and (4) commitment to uplifting people of African descent including future plans for contributing to CBAA, Cornell University, and the greater community. This award was presented to Monet at Black Students United’s 8th annual “It’s a Black Affair,” hosted on May 9th, 2014 at the Statler Atrium.

 Monet, a native of Weston, FL, has participated in numerous community service activities during her four years as an undergraduate student at Cornell. She has held leadership positions in organizations such as the Black Women Support Network, an organization that provides a supportive, educational, and social venue for women of African descent within the Cornell community and beyond in the Greater Ithaca Community; FootPrints, an organization that provides shoes and educational supplies throughout the world; Students Onto Scholars (SOS), an organization that serves low-income youth by providing inspiration and resources to help them attain a higher level of education; and Cornell Alternative Breaks Program, a program that addresses educational iniquities.

Monet will serve as a high school math teacher in the Miami-Dade region as a Teach For America corps member. Beyond Teach For America, Monet plans to pursue her interest in addressing community health concerns as a medical practitioner. CBAA is proud to honor Monet.

 Founded in 1976, the Cornell Black Alumni Association (CBAA) was conceived as an organization devoted to providing a communication network for Black alumni. Over the years, CBAA’s mission and scope of activities has expanded, resulting in myriad programs that have a direct and significant impact on alumni and future Cornell students.


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If you’d like more information about this topic, please contact Cynthia Cuffie at 908 234-9731 or email Cynthia at cufjack@yahoo.com. To learn more about CBAA, please visit http://www.cbaa1976.com.

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