Art Basel Week: MIAMI BEACH, FL Dec 10, 2019 — On Thursday, December 5th, in Miami Beach Former First Lady of Florida and CEO of CLC Global Advisors, Carole Crist, hosted a special event to help raise awareness and drive impact initiatives to REBUILD PUERTO RICO, a topic that is now at the forefront of US political priorities.
Several artists, celebrities, personalities, and business moguls were in attendance at the event including: Faena Group Founder Alan Faena, Actor Reggie Pierre, Notable Puerto Rican Artist Gustavo Adolfo, Real Housewives of New York star Jill Zarin, Former Marlins Baseball Star Charles Johnson, Bachelor in Paradise alum Nicole Lopez-Alvar, Famous Painter David Banegas, Influencer Jasmine Tosh, Singer Caitlin McGrath, CEO of Municipal Acquisitions Jon Kling, Former “Mrs. Florida” Karyn Turk, 9/11 First Responder and Veteran P.J. Schrantz and more!
In response to the great success of the evening, Carole Crist said the following: “It was so extraordinary to see the tremendous global support for our initiative to REBUILD PUERTO RICO. From its rich culture and art to its magnificent beaches, Puerto Rico has vast opportunities for Impact Investing via opportunity zones. As fellow Americans, we want to support the people of Puerto Rico through social and economic development, job creation, and innovation. We must also work to preserve our national treasure, El Yunque tropical rainforest.”
A featured speaker at the event, Stuart Weinstein-Bacal, said “Having practiced law in Puerto Rico and DC for 35 years, it was a privilege speaking to a collection of movers and shakers at the Art Basel event at Faena Hotel to drive awareness to help REBUILD PUERTO RICO. I was delighted by the interest in Puerto Rico expressed by so many in attendance. Passion is in the bones of every Puerto Rican, from our extraordinary music and art to our spectacular mountains and the sea. We are looking forward to the resurgence of Puerto Rico as the ‘Capital of the Caribbean’ through investment opportunities that are abundant. Come one, come all. Bienvenidos a todos!”
Jon Kling, founder and CEO of Municipal Acquisitions based in DC said, “Because of this event along with the speeches from Carole and Stuart Weinstein-Bacal, I will visit and explore Puerto Rico for real estate investment opportunities, which I never considered before.”
Gustavo Adolfo, a Puerto Rican artist present at the event said, “It was a very beautiful gathering of philanthropic people that want to make the world a better place. Hopefully there will be collaboration with Puerto Rico to make the island a more ecological place.”
Jill Zarin is quoted as saying, “I’m so impressed with all of the incredible things Carole has achieved over the years, it has been a joy to watch. Hearing about her hard work and achievements as well as attending her events has been a pleasure. My friendship with Carole goes back 15 years. She and I have collaborated on many philanthropic endeavors along the way. REBUILD PUERTO RICO is a fantastic initiative and I look forward to continuing to lend my support to this critically important mission.”
The following is a statement on behalf of Global Empowerment Mission and founder Michael Capponi: “On behalf of Global Empowerment Mission (GEM), it was an honor to be a part of REBUILD PUERTO RICO with Carole Crist. The importance of humanitarian work we do at GEM was shared with a notable group from around the world to activate this important initiative to support the people of Puerto Rico. We look forward to continuing this special collaboration with CLC Global Advisors into 2020 and beyond.”