MDC’s Miami Book Fair Announces Major Sponsors

Miami, Nov. 9, 2021 – Organizers of the 38th edition of the nations finest and largest literary gathering, the Miami Book Fair (MBF) at Miami Dade College (MDC), announce this year’s sponsors.

“Thanks to the generous and continuous support from our sponsors, Miami Book Fair will be again in-person this year and online on from November 14 through 21st with programs for everyone who treasures the joy of reading”, said MBF’s Director of Operations, Delia Lopez.

The 2021 Miami Book Fair sponsors are as follows:

Premier Sponsor

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy.  For more information, visit

Major Sponsors

Green Family Foundation Founded in 1991 by Steven J. Green, former United States Ambassador to Singapore, the Green Family Foundation (GFF) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting social programs that positively impact global health and alleviate poverty. The Green Family Foundation’s mission is to make a positive and meaningful impact in communities both at home and abroad. We provide funding and resources to organizations that support education, global health and community development. GFF empowers under-served communities to fight the cycle of extreme poverty, leading to sustainable programs that improve lives. GFF supports grassroots initiatives that provide quality care to those in need by focusing on prevention, education and treatment. The foundation empowers communities through grants that enable progressive organizations to help build self-reliance. Today, Kimberly Green, president, continues to advance her family’s vision. For more information, visit

The Batchelor Foundation established in 1990 in Miami Beach, FL by George E. Batchelor focuses on providing support to organizations involved with arts and culture, education, the environment, animals and wildlife, health, human services, and economically disadvantaged people. Special emphasis is directed toward programs designed to engage in medical research and provide care for childhood diseases; and promote study, preservation, and public awareness of the natural environment. For more information, visit

University of Miami is committed to freedom of inquiry-the freedom to think, to question, to criticize, and to dissent. Founded in 1925 by a group of Miami citizens who believed that an institution of higher learning was necessary for the development of their young and growing community, the University has matured into a major research university and academic health system. Located within one of the most dynamic and multicultural cities in the world, the University is a distinctive community with a variety of races, ethnicities, customs, genders, and faiths. Its geographic location uniquely positions the University to be both local and global in outlook and outreach. We aspire at the University of Miami: to be a global university with an intentionally hemispheric strategy, pursuing inclusive engagement as a bridge across the Americas to the rest of the world; to be an excellent university, striving to achieve the highest standards of performance in every aspect of our work; to be a relevant university, connecting scholarship to real-world solutions; and to be an exemplary university, offering a model to society through the steadfast achievement of our mission. For more information, visit

T-Mobile is America’s largest, fastest, and according to umlaut, most reliable 5G network. Independent experts agree, we’re the leader in 5G coverage and speed. We built a 5G network using dedicated 5G frequencies, and other carriers can’t match our nationwide coverage. Plus, with our Ultra Capacity 5G, we’re amping up performance—bringing faster 5G speeds to more places across the country. Whether it’s being first in the U.S. wireless industry to set science-based carbon emissions targets, closing in on our 100% renewable energy goal, reducing waste, or responsibly managing the lifecycle of our products, we’re taking immediate and ambitious action to create a more sustainable future. We’re committed to giving back to our communities in bold ways that bring our values to life, leverage our technology for the greater good, and empower our employees to create meaningful change.  For more information, visit

Other Major Sponsors of the Fair include: Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU, Meredyth Dasburg Foundation, Stephanie Ansin & Spenser Stewart, Leslie Miller Saiontz, Downtown Doral Arts and Culture Foundation, and Selma and Joseph Swartz Trust.

Associate Sponsors

South Motors Automotive Group has been providing South Florida with all their automotive needs since 1965. In these 50 years South Motors has prided itself in providing not only outstanding products, but also outstanding customer service, consistently providing their customers with the respect and transparency needed when making a life altering decision like the purchase of a vehicle. South Motors does not just sell cars; they create relationships that are mutually beneficial for the communities of South Florida. For more information, visit

GEICO is built on ingenuity, perseverance, innovation, resilience and hard, honest work. From its humble beginnings in the midst of the Great Depression to its current place as one of the most successful companies in the nation, GEICO represents a quintessential American success story. Today – GEICO passed 17 million policies in force in 2019 and now insures more than 28 million vehicles. The company looks forward to even more growth, founded on quality coverage and outstanding GEICO customer service. For more information, visit

 Global City Development targets real estate development opportunities in the southeastern United States plus the state of Texas and the greater Washington DC area. The firm seeks investments that have the potential to return 20%-plus per year to its investors over a period of 4 to 5 years. Each project is designed to bring significant social benefits to its local community. To date, projects that will generate over $1 billion for public universities and veterans have been fully funded and completed. Global City acts as lead developer or co-developer in all its projects. For more information, visit

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau is a sales and marketing organization. Its mission is to attract, encourage and induce all persons and organizations to visit Greater Miami and its Beaches for conventions, business and pleasure. Acting on behalf of its members, its interlocal partners and the citizens of Miami-Dade County, the GMCVB markets and promotes all segments of the community as a preferred destination. In furtherance of this mission, the GMCVB will support and encourage actions and programs that enhance the desirability and attractiveness of Greater Miami and its Beaches for its visitors. For more information, visit

Florida Dairy Farmers (FDF) is Florida’s milk promotion organization, representing the state’s dairy farmers who work every day to provide a steady supply of fresh milk. The farmer-funded organization works to enhance the industry’s image with a goal of increasing milk and dairy product sales statewide via consumer marketing and education. The Dairy Council of Florida is a division of FDF and serves Florida educators and health professionals. For generations, Florida’s dairy farm families have remained true to their values and committed to producing a fresh supply of wholesome, quality milk. These hardworking men and women are caretakers of their cows, stewards of the land and leaders in their communities. For more information, visit

Other Associate Sponsors of the Fair include: Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, Peacock Foundation, Alvah H. and Wyline P. Chapman Foundation, The Women’s Fund, Early Learning Coalition, The Standard, Publix Super Markets Charities, Children’s Trust, Miami Parking Authority, and Miami International Airport.

Supporting Sponsors

Bilzin Sumberg works with clients whose business and legal opportunities and challenges span the United States and cross borders to Europe, Latin America, Canada, the Middle East, and Asia. The firm’s growth has paralleled that of its Miami home base, a region known for its rich cultural, social, and professional diversity. Bilzin Sumberg lawyers concentrate on services at the heart of both regional and international commerce, including real estate, land development and government relations, environmental, corporate law, joint ventures, domestic and international tax and estate planning, business litigation, finance, and public-private partnerships. For more information, visit

Florida Power & Light Company is the third-largest electric utility in the United States, serving approximately 4.9 million customer accounts or an estimated 10 million people across nearly half of the state of Florida. The company received the top ranking in the southern U.S. among large electric providers, according to the J.D. Power 2016 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study(SM), and was recognized in 2016 as one of the most trusted U.S. electric utilities by Market Strategies International. A leading Florida employer with approximately 8,900 employees, FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a clean energy company widely recognized for its efforts in sustainability, ethics and diversity, and has been ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune’s 2017 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies.” NextEra Energy is also the parent company of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. For more information, visit

Jackson Memorial Health/ U Health Jackson Children’s Care is a nonprofit academic medical system offering world-class care to any person who walks through its doors. We specialize in big miracles for little patients. From routine visits to complex cases to primary, specialty, emergency and urgent care, we’re more than ready to offer the world-class expertise and treatment your child needs. Our team of Miami-based pediatric specialists is experienced in treating children with medical needs from routine care to life-saving procedures. Hundreds of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine academic physicians partner with specially-trained Jackson nurses, child life specialists, child development experts and others to make miracles every day for our young patients. UHealth Jackson Children’s Care includes children-only emergency rooms, walk-in urgent care centers, pediatric practices around Miami-Dade County, and Holtz Children’s Hospital, one of the largest children’s hospitals in the southeast United States. For more information, visit

Miami-Dade Public Library System (Library District) includes most of Miami-Dade County with the exception of the municipalities of Bal Harbour and Surfside that do not participate in the Library District and do not operate a municipal library, as well as the municipalities of Hialeah, Homestead, Miami Shores, North Miami, and North Miami Beach, who also do not participate in the Library District but do operate municipal libraries. Miami-Dade Public Library System maintains reciprocal borrowing relationships with each of the municipalities that operate municipal libraries. Throughout the past century, Miamians have watched their public libraries grow from a reading room in Lemon City to 49 libraries spanning the county’s southernmost point in Naranja to its northern reaches in Sunny Isles Beach. The library system has not only grown, but also dramatically evolved in the way services are provided—all in an effort to meet the informational, educational and recreational needs of the people of Miami‑Dade County. For more information, visit

UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, as a university-based cancer center, Sylvester physicians and scientists apply research breakthroughs from the laboratory to the patient’s bedside. Sylvester closely evaluates the effectiveness of new treatments, and shares clinical insights with laboratory investigators, leading to improvements that benefit patient care. This type of translational research is the cornerstone of our comprehensive cancer center, providing us the ability to accurately treat a wide range of cancers across 15 site diseases and from stage one to stage four. Sylvester patients also have the opportunity to participate in groundbreaking clinical trials that offer new treatment approaches and help the scientific community answer questions about new ways of using existing drugs to fight cancer. For more information, visit

Other Supporting Sponsors of the Fair include The de Groot Foundation, Berger Singerman, Anser Advisory, Miami Dade Transit, The Cowles Charitable Trust, Nicklaus Children’s Health System, Tri-Rail, BDO, Thomas B. Jelke Foundation, and The Leon Levy Center for Biography.

Media Sponsors

WLRN Radio is the oldest FM station in South Florida and a National Public Radio (NPR) member station. From 5 in the morning until 7 at night, 91.3 FM is the first choice among South Floridians who keep abreast of world events through NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. WLRN also offers a range of thoughtful and engaging national talk shows including Fresh Air with Terry Gross, The Takeaway, 1A, and On Point with Tom Ashbrook.  Weekends bring first-person stories and short fiction pieces that continue to surprise and touch audiences, including the ever-popular This American Life and The Moth Radio Hour. The Radiolab is another weekend favorite, along with Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me and Weekend Edition.

CNN Español (CNÑ) is the Spanish sister of CNN Network. The channel was launched in 1997 to broadcast in United States and Latin America. Español TV covers the live events around the world and Latino region. The news bulletins and headlines are aired throughout the day. Apart from Español broadcasts, the subsidiary also launched an independent Mexican feed in March 1999. The primetime newscast covers domestic stories and regional issues with also a focus on international news. Español Mexico like its parent channel CNN en Español, share the latest global happenings, financial data, weather information, stocks, Sports, entertainment and others. The Español channel is available in Latin America and throughout US; some specific programming is also shared by and Simulcast on TLN en Español. For more information, visit

South Florida PBS/WPBT2 broadens the boundaries of communication and is an agent for innovation and growth; culturally, socially, economically and historically. Through varied media and technologies WPBT2 extends the reach of the arts and education, connects organizations and institutions across this diverse region, and preserves South Florida’s history, leading the way in this global society. They provide content from PBS, other partners, and of their own creation – programs and services that change lives, inspire trust, and make a difference. WPBT2 is community-supported and takes pride in reflecting the diversity of the region in which we all live and work.  For more information, visit

Other Media Sponsors of the Fair include: Univision Communications, Publishers Weekly, WDNA, Miami Legacy, Literary Hub, Miami Herald, and Miami New Times.

Institutional Supporters of the Book Fair include Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Downtown Development Authority, National Endowment for the Arts and Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs.

For Miami Book Fair information, visit, or call 305-237-3528 or email

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About Miami Book Fair 

Founded in 1984 by Miami Dade College and partners, Miami Book Fair engages the community through inclusive, accessible programs that promote reading and support writers year-round. The annual eight-day festival has grown into the largest and most comprehensive community-rooted literary gathering in the United States generating discourse on contemporary literature and current issues of international importance. Throughout the rest of the year, Miami Book Fair responds hosts an ongoing schedule of activities, including The Little Haiti Book Festival; creative writing and publishing workshops; author presentations; reading campaigns; and Read to Learn Books for Free, a partnership with The Children’s Trust that distributes more than 150,000 free books a year to children in Miami-Dade County.  Miami Book Fair programming is made possible through generous support from the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts; City of Miami; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council; Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; Miami Downtown Development Authority; and Friends of the Fair; as well as many corporate partners. Miami Book Fair: Building community, one reader at a time.

Miami Book Fair contact: Lisa Palley, Palley Promotes, 305-642-3132