Thank you for being a loyal friend to Best Buddies. We have all been faced with pandemic-related challenges, but you have remained resolute in your commitment to the intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) community. I am eternally grateful to you for being there for our buddies when they needed you most.
Best Buddies participants are at the core of everything we do, and our commitment to protecting individuals within the intellectual and developmental disabilities community is our highest and most uncompromising priority. Therefore, we have decided to cancel this year’s Best Buddies Miami Gala. While we miss celebrating our buddies with you and need your donations more than ever, I am confident that this is the right decision.
In 2020 we raised 68% of our Best Buddies Miami Gala net goal, despite having to cancel the event. This year we need to get to at least 80% of our goal without spending a dollar to produce an event. I hope you will consider a donation knowing that 100% will go directly to supporting our programs.
We look forward to returning next year, bigger, better, and more impactful!
Anthony K. Shriver