President Barack Obama will be hosted by Gloria and Emilio Estefan on April 15, 2010 at their Miami Beach home for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser. Over the past thirty years, the Estefan's have been huge benefactors to the local community, along with their Star Island neighbor Rosie O'Donnell. They have been tireless fundraisers for many great causes and to a variety of charitable organizations. Most recently, Emilio and Gloria Estefan held one of the largest rallies ever in little Havana to protest the human rights situation in Cuba, and over the years they have been major benefactors to Miami's exiled Cuban community.
The $30,400-a-couple cocktail reception is reported to be the Estefans' first political fundraiser for the Democractic National Committee. Both Gloria and Emilio Estefan strongly believe in giving back to their local community, and have expressed their gratitude and patriotism on countless occassions. Obama will also attend a fundraiser at the Adrienne Arsht Center in downtown Miami for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami that same day. It should be noted that Gloria performed at the inaugural festivities for President George W. Bush in 2005, following Mr. Bush's 2002 appointment of Emilio to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities and the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts. The local Miami Beach community is very grateful to have them as neighbors and citizens!