We produce one of the world's biggest and best-loved celebrations for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in one of the world's hottest destinations, Miami Beach, Florida.
Over 10,000 guests from around the world attend our annual six-day extravaganza featuring the most spectacular venues, the most unforgettable parties and receptions and the best international DJ talent.
Launched in 1994 as a one-time charity dance event on the sands of beautiful South Beach, Winter Party Festival has evolved into a week-long series of events benefiting the LGBT community nationally and locally. A portion of the net proceeds of WPF support the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's efforts to take action, build power and create change for LGBT people. The majority of the proceeds are donated to local service organizations through a grant-making process administered by The Miami Foundation.
Derek Yee - Festival Chair
Victor Diaz-Herman - Festival Vice Chair
Barrett Beck - Management Coordinator
Marivi Iglesias - Director of Women's Programming
Paul Kelly – Director of Finance
Richard King - Director of Dance Programming
Luis Rodriguez - Director of Non-Dance Programming
Todd Pouliotte - Director of Volunteer Relations
Scott Bader - Director of Communications
Russell Roybal - Deputy Executive Director of External Relations
Michael Bath - Events Director
Alex Breitman - Marketing and Events Manager
Dave Cook - Development Coordinator
Lisa Mercado - Special Events Coordinator
Tom Bercu - Producer, Beach Party and Pool Party
Richard Murry - Public Relations Consultant
For 19 years Winter Party Festival has been making a difference in people's lives and providing vital funding to organizations serving the South Florida LGBT community. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force donates the majority of the net proceeds of Winter Party Festival and the Miami Recognition Dinner to local nonprofit organizations. Since assuming responsibility for these events in 2005, the Task Force has donated nearly $1.4 million dollars to the GLBT Community Projects Fund of The Miami Foundation. That money was re-granted to the following organizations.
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