2022 – December Newsletter


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The end of year is quickly approaching and you still have time to help us reach our year-end donation goal! There are only a few more days to make a tax-deductible donation for this year. Help us improve the quality of life of disadvantaged children and communities in Latin America and the United States. All the funds raised will directly benefit the children and communities we serve.
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Maestro Cares Foundation's Ninth Annual Changing Lives, Building Dreams Gala

Co-Founders of the Maestro Cares Foundation, Marc Anthony and Henry Cárdenas celebrated the Maestro Cares Foundation’s Ninth Annual Changing Lives, Building Dreams Gala on December 6th, 2022, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

The star-studded gala was hosted by CNN political commentator and co-host of the View, Ana Navarro and celebrity dog behaviorist, TV star and author, Cesar Millán. On this occasion, we highlighted the contributions and charitable work of five remarkable individuals in the world of music, sports, and business: Jeff Hoffman, Eduardo Trujillo, Mariano Rivera, and Gloria and Emilio Estefan! We were also joined by Carlos Ponce, Karina Banda, J Balvin, Ariana DeBose, Enrique Santos, Consuelos Vanderbilt Costin and many more. We laughed, cried, and felt inspired as we heard from our dedicated scholarship recipients Itzel Ceja and José Luis Cabrera. In addition, the sold-out event included a special performance by Marc Anthony, who was joined by Academy Award Winner Ariana Debose for a surprise performance of Hotel California.

On behalf of the Maestro Cares Foundation family and the children and communities that we serve, THANK YOU! With your support, we are happy to share that we raised $2M that will directly go to our upcoming projects. A HUGE thank you to all our sponsors, hosts, honorees, committee members, volunteers and supporters!

Shining Bright like the Empire State Building 

All that glitters is gold!    On December 5th, 2022, Maestro Cares Foundation's Co-Founder, Marc Anthony, in partnership with Bulova "flipped the switch" to light the Empire State Building in a sparkling gold in celebration of Maestro Cares Foundation's      10-year anniversary. We are proud to shine bright in New York City, thank you to all that made this special event possible! 
Project Updates
Empowering young girls through soccer!
Maestro Cares Foundation, in partnership with Marta Bedoya de Claure, proudly sponsored a once in a lifetime experience for the Bolivian female soccer team from Fundación Alalay. The girls had the chance to participate in the Street Child World Cup in Doha, Qatar. The event, organized by Street Child United, brought together 28-teams of street-connected young people from across the world to compete in a soccer tournament, a festival of arts, and to advocate for their rights and protection through a child-focused assembly. We are so happy to share that our girls earned 4th place on the tournament. Way to go girls!

Street Child United uses the power of sports to change the way the world negatively sees and treats street-connected young people, so they can be protected, respected and supported to build a life away from the streets. 
Learn more about our project in Bolivia!
We Our Supporters!

The Dreambuilders Club

The Dreambuilders Club, is for anyone who wants to make a monthly recurring commitment to disadvantaged children and communities across Latin America and the United States. The Dreambuilders community is comprised of passionate and determined monthly donors who are on a mission to change lives a build dreams for those who need it most. You can join our new monthly giving community at any amount. *If you commit to $15 a month or more you will receive (1) one limited-edition Dreambuilders t-shirt!

For more information, please contact Rubi Salgado at [email protected] 
Learn more and join our Dreambuilders Club!

Happy Holidays!
On behalf of the Maestro Cares Family, we wish you a safe and joyful Holiday Season and a prosperous New Year! Thank you for supporting us and our mission of improving the quality of life for disadvantaged children and communities across Latin America and the United States! 
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