Apr 15

The Charter Day Celebration and Admitted Student Reception

Posting 01-28-2014

The Cornell Club of Cornell Club of Greater Miami and the Florida Keys in collaboration with the Cornell Club of Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton

Cordially invites you to

The Charter Day Celebration and Admitted Student Reception


Springtime is here which means Cornell’s birthday is right around the corner! On April 27, 1865, the governor of New York State signed the bill that officially established Cornell University’s charter. Now, 150 years later, we’ll spend few hours commemorating this day in our history–the day that defined our land-grant mission and set the stage for generations of Cornellians to help, to solve, and to transform the world. Cornell clubs and groups around the world are throwing a Big Red bash in a city, town, or household near you. Wherever you may be, don’t miss out on your chance to party like it is 1865!

The Cornell Club of Greater Miami and the Florida Keys is please to invite you to the 2015 Charter Day celebration on SATURDAY, APRIL 25TH ON THE CARNIVAL GLORY CRUISE SHIP LOCATED IN THE PORT OF MIAMI.

Additionally, this will be a joint event as we will also be hosting our 2015 Admitted Student Reception. As alumni, you will be able to network with other Cornell graduates while also sharing knowledge with soon to be Cornellians.

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015

Time: From 11:30 AM to 2.30PM. Check-in through DHS and Registration

Location: Carnival Glory Cruise Ship, Port of Miami. 1435 North Cruise Boulevard. Port of Miami, Miami, FL

Attire: Casual

Cost: $15;

Parking: $7 (payable on site)

 Registration deadline:  Friday April 17, 2014. Per DHS this is a firm deadline.

 To register click in the link below:


Please note, we have to ask for drive license or state ID numbers of anyone boarding the cruise for security reasons. As such, there will be a two-step registration process. Once you pay for the event, you will be sent another link to capture the information needed by Carnival Cruise Lines and DHS. All information entered will be kept confidential. If you have any questions please contact Cameron Younger at (607) 592-6620. Although the ship will not be leaving port, we are required to follow certain procedures in order to comply with all Federal guidelines.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu

For event questions, please contact Cameron Younger at cameron.f.younger@gmail.com

Apr 07

Are you going to celebrate Charter Day?


Mar 16

Public Entrepreneurship: What We Need Are More Inventors and Builders



Cordially invites to: 

Public Entrepreneurship:
What We Need Are More Inventors and Builders

Professor Mitchell Weiss
Senior Lecturer of Business Administration

Amidst all the hand-wringing and head scratching at stagnant government, there is, if you look to see it, also a new wave of energy. Leaders within private startups and public agencies, in this country and abroad, and for every level of government, are inventing new ways of transforming perhaps our oldest industry. They are partnering to do the people’s work, more flexibly, faster, and more openly.

Mitch Weiss will describe this surge of public entrepreneurship, its opportunities, its strategies, and some of its challenges for business and government leaders. He will pull lessons from his own experience founding startups within government, including the country’s first Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics; Boston’s Innovation District; and the One Fund Boston, which was established less than 24 hours after the Boston Marathon Bombings and channeled more than $60 million to survivors and the families of the victims in just 75 days. He will also draw from new efforts at public entrepreneurship across the country and around the globe, ranging from bike-share in Paris to biometrics in India.

And he will share reflections from his new elective course at Harvard Business School and what it might mean for all of us if a new generation of MBA’s take the tools of public entrepreneurship into technology companies, venture firms, and government itself. 

Location: 600 Brickell Avenue, 16th Floor, Miami, FL 33131

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015     


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

Cost of this event:

  • HBS Club of South Florida and one guest: $15 per person
  • Harvard Club of Miami members and one guest: $15 per person
  • Government and non profit organization employees: $20 per person (Must register with .gov or .org email address)
  • Non-members/Additional guests: $30 per person
  • Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
    Validated self parking is $10. Self parking entrance is on a private street south of Brickell Avenue with access from 6th Street or 7th Street.


Event is sponsored by Brickell Link & Private Advising Group


Registration: http://www.hbssouthflorida.org/article.html?aid=684

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

Feb 25



Is pleased to forward the following invitation:


Join us as Jim McKelvey discusses innovative solutions to the tech talent shortage

Location: The LAB Miami, 400 NW 26th Street, Miami, FL 33127

Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015


  • 6:30-7:00pm – Registration & Networking
  • 7:00-7:30pm – Keynote Interview moderated by Marco Giberti
  • 7:30-8:00pm – Audience Q&A
  • 8:00-8:30pm – Wrap-up & Networking

Free Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brainfood-the-lab-w-jim-mckelvey-tickets-15079414936?discount=Endeavor1

Use Promo Code hbs1

Jim McKelvey:

Jim McKelvey is a successful entrepreneur, artist, author and inventor. Co-founder of the groundbreaking mobile payments company Square, Mr. McKelvey helped set the stage for a major e-commerce disruption. His latest project, LaunchCode, is aiming to solve the tech talent shortage and create pathways to economic opportunity through apprenticeships and job placements. In addition to his business ventures, Jim is a best-selling author and glassblowing artist.

Brainfood @ The LAB is a monthly, hands-on discussion with successful entrepreneurs, investors, and CEOs from around the world. These monthly gatherings will help local startups and entrepreneurs understand the opportunities and challenges of launching and growing a business. Every participant will leave with a wealth of new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career.

Feb 19

Upcoming Board Meetings

Board Meetings

April 28, 2015

May 26, 2015

June 23, 2015



Alhambra Center- Penthouse

150 Alhambra Circle

Coral Gables, FL 33134

Please RSVP in advance to DonellHicks@yahoo.com

(305) 978-4320

Feb 19

Election Nomination Form – Due May 26, 2015

Elections Nomination Form 2015

2013-2015 ELECTIONS


Nominations are now open for the 2015 Board of Directors.  If you are interested in serving on the Board, please complete this nomination form.  All forms must be emailed to DonellHicks@yahoo.com no later than May 26, 2015.  You will receive a confirmation notice after receipt.  In order to be nominated, you must attend at least one Board meeting in the last 12 months.





Vice President



All Ivy+ Chair

Book Awards Chair

Community Service Chair

Membership Chair

Programming Chair

Social Media Chair

Diversity Chair

Young Alumni Chair

Alumni Spotlight Chair


I would like to run for the following position:




Please include a statement answering the following questions.


1) Describe your Cornell alumni volunteer activities.

2) Why do you want to serve on the Board?

3) All members of the Board are encouraged to serve as the Event Chair for one event during their term.  Describe, in detail, one event that you expect to plan if elected to the Board.

4) If elected to the Board, will you be able to attend the majority of the monthly Board meetings?



Nominees Information




Graduation Year

Preferred Email Address

Preferred Telephone Number


All nominees are encouraged to attend our April and May Board meetings.  Elections will occur at the June Board meeting.  The slate of officers will be voted on and announced at the conclusion of the meeting.  The officers will begin their term on July 1, 2015.


Board Meetings

April 28, 2015

May 26, 2015

June 23, 2015



Alhambra Center- Penthouse

150 Alhambra Circle

Coral Gables, FL 33134

Please RSVP in advance to DonellHicks@yahoo.com

(305) 978-4320




Feb 08

Economic Forecast


Is pleased to invite you to an evening of networking and

an enlightening presentation:

Econ Forecast

Join us for the 2015 Economic Forecast with special guest speaker Bruno Bertocci, Senior Portfolio Manager and Managing Director at UBS. Learn more about Mr. Bertocci here!

Date: February 12th, 2015. 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location:IGFA Fishing Hall Of Fame & Museum. 300 Gulf Stream Way. Dania Beach, FL 33004


  • Registration and Cocktail Reception: 6:30pm
  • Presentation: 7:30pm

Cost of this event:

  • Wharton Club Members (may register one additional guest): No cost
  • Guests: $25 per person


Registration: http://www.whartonsouthfla.com/article.html?aid=693

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


  UBS Global Asset Management

UBS Financial Services Inc. Is not affiliated with Wharton School of Business
This event is funded by UBS Financial Services Inc. & UBS Global Asset Management.


Feb 08





Location: Midtown Miami/Wynwood, 3101 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, Florida 33137

Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Registration: http://www.hbssouthflorida.org/store.html?event_id=670

opens to the public the following day. Light fare and complimentary cocktails will be served. Art Wynwood 2015 will feature 70 international galleries presenting emerging, cutting edge, contemporary and modern works. Last year’s edition attracted over 32,500 visitors during its five-day run.

The fair will be held in the spacious 100,000 square-foot Pavilion located in Midtown Miami’s Wynwood Arts District, adjacent to the Miami Design District. Ample garage, open-lot, and metered street parking will be available.

HBS Club & Harvard Club of Miami Members (plus 1 guest): Free
Non-Members: $20 (admits 2 people)

This is a VIP Preview event. Although attendance is open to everyone, you must register via the link below to gain entrance to the fair. This is the only way to gain entrance to the Preview Night and tickets won’t be sold at the door. You must respond by 12 noon, Wednesday, February 11 via our website at www.hbssouthflorida.org



Jan 18

Private Capital Today: Investment Strategies and Opportunities


The Columbia Business School Alumni Club of South Florida


Private Capital Today:

Investment Strategies and Opportunities


Come share insights into the current business and investment environment and identify professional intersections and opportunities for collaboration with fellow CBS alumni and other business leaders from South Florida and beyond!

Topics to be covered include:

  • The convergence of alternative investment asset classes;
  • The state of the market for corporate control;
  • Attractive investment strategies and opportunities for 2015; and
  • The ins and outs of doing deals in Latin America.

Confirmed guest speakers include the following, with more to be announced soon:

  • Mark Sirower
    • Author of the M&A cult classic The Synergy Trap
    • Partner, U.S. Leader M&A Strategy and Diligence, Deloitte Consulting
  • Ricardo Marin
    • Head of Structured Products, Santander Private Bank
  • Carlos Sollami
    • Infrastructure Investment Banker, INTL FCStone Securities, Miami

 Date: January 23, 2015

Time: 9:30 A.M. through 2 P.M.

Location: Greenberg Traurig, 333 S.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400, Miami

RSVP Required:


Jan 18

World Golf Championship-Cadillac Championship




World Golf Championship-Cadillac Championship
at Trump National Doral



Join over 30 other university alumni clubs for this private event at the 2015 WGC-Cadillac Championship while also helping to give back to the Miami community.

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015

Location: Trump National Doral Miami is 4400 N.W. 87th Avenue, Miami, FL 33178.

Event Details:

  • VIP parking / shuttle to Trump National Doral Clubhouse entrance (not available to general admission).
  • Access to the newly renovated Trump National Doral Clubhouse (not available to general admission).
  • General admission to the grounds for Saturday, March 7th at the tournament with the world’s top 50 golfers (gates open at 8:00am)
  • Escalade Lounge access all day. An exclusive, climate controlled, DJed, South Beach experience, while you watch the golf (located at the drivable par 4, 16th hole)
  • Private, university alumni event after the golf (in the Escalade Lounge)

Signature Speaker Schedule of Events:

  • 6:00 pm: Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, hosted by WGC-Cadillac Championship Chairman, Butch Buchholz and Tournament Director, Andres Gaviria.
  • 7:00 pm: Key Note Speaker: David Pillsbury, President, PGA TOUR Championship Management. And you thought this was just golf. A “behind the scenes” perspective on the PGA TOUR and the transformation of the WGC is one of the must attend social events in Miami.

Giving Back to the Community:
Not every knows that the PGA Tour and the WGC is a non-for-profit endeavor generating millions of dollars in proceeds that go back into the Miami-Dade and Broward community each year. The majority of the proceeds from this University Alumni event will be donated to the Young at Art Museum (Broward) and The National Young Arts Foundation (Miami-Dade). Each alumni club represented at this event will be acknowledged as part of this fundraising initiative.

Ticket Prices:

  • $150/person for alumni & guests (valued at $240).
  • Free for children under 18 years old (Must register using link below)
  • Purchase deadline: February 15th ($175 after Feb.  15th) 

Registration: http://www.whartonsouthfla.com/store.html?event_id=690


The WGC-Cadillac Championship has emerged as one of the must attend social events in Miami. Growing to over one hundred thousand in attendance, this has resulted from an intense strategic transformation of the event from a “tournament with great golfers” to a “world-class, premier, sports entertainment experience”. Instead of thinking “golf”, think along the lines of Moet Chandon, Joe’s stone crabs, green side cabanas, fashion shows, and concerts, on top of over $400 million investment into the clubhouse and golf course by Donald Trump and his organizations-all delivered with a service level as if attending a ?perfect wedding?.

More Information:

To date, this invite has been extended to; Kellogg, Harvard, Wharton, Georgetown, All Ivy+, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Northwestern, HBS, London School of Economics, Penn, Princeton, MIT, Stanford, Vanderbilt, South Florida Xavier University, Washington and Lee, and Yale, with more to join.

The WGC-Cadillac Championship website is www.cadillacchampionship.com

More details and updates to come, including directions and expected tournament players, etc.

Other questions: Kindly contact the alumni club administrator for this event at admin@whartonsouthfla.com

Thank you, in advance, to all the schools and university alumni clubs for your valued participation. We look forward to a great event.

Jose Prado

Wharton Undergraduate ‘89

Kellogg ‘95


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