MIAMI, FL (August 21, 2014) – Season 18 Dancing with the Stars champion Maksim Chmerkovskiy and actor
John O’Hurley will attend Alfalit International, Inc.’s annual Global Literacy Dinner honoring Board of Directors President Joseph Milton with the Founders Award 6:30 p.m. Saturday, September 27 at the InterContinental Miami. Alfalit International is celebrating 53 years of bringing hope and opportunity through literacy teaching basic reading, writing and math, and bringing over eight million children, youth and adults worldwide from darkness to light.


In 14 appearances on Dancing with the Stars, Chmerkovskiy made it to the final round five times, with two runner-up
and two third place finishes. This year, he won his first mirror ball trophy with celebrity partner Meryl Davis.

mk2O’Hurley, who will serve as the event MC, is a veteran television and Broadway actor best known for the role of J. Peterman on
the NBC sitcom Seinfeld and as host of the game show Family Feud.
The live and silent auction items will have guests bidding excitedly on a variety of luxury items, including a private
dance lesson for four at Chmerkovskiy’s studio in Soho, NY followed by lunch. The event will also feature a cuttingedge video presentation with a hologram display of a special dialogue between a young Alfalit student and Milton captured in the Dominican Republic, and Milton will be presented with the Founders Award. Milton became a member of Alfalit’s Board of Directors more than 20 years ago, and is a tireless advocate for providing education to the neediest people in the poorest places in the world. In addition to his dedication to Alfalit, Milton is President & CEO of J. Milton & Associates, Miami’s premier real estate development company which has enhanced Greater Miami with numerous landmark condominium towers and quality rental communities.
“With over 800 million illiterate people throughout the world, there is so much work still ahead for us as we continue to sustain and expand our programs in Latin America and Africa,” said Milton. “Through Alfalit’s educational programs,
we are helping to empower each student to change his or her life, the lives of their family, children and communities for generations to come.” Alfalit currently serves 24 countries throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Portugal, offering its literacy, basic education, and preschool programs along with health and nutrition, micro-credit, and community development
courses in Spanish, Portuguese, English, French and Creole. The organization has been recognized at both the 2006 and 2007 White House Conferences on Global Literacy, as well as receiving honors and the highest award for literacy
development from UNESCO.
Tickets are $500 per person or $5,000 for a table of 10. For more information about tickets, sponsorship or
underwriting opportunities, please contact Lydia Proenza at 305-597-9077 ext. 228 or lydia@alfalit.org, or visit

About Alfalit International

Eliminating human suffering caused by illiteracy!

This vision resides in the heart of every human being who yearns to improve himself/ herself and longs for a better quality of life, but has no opportunity to get it.

Our Mission:

To imitate Jesus Christ by educating disadvantaged people to improve their lives and communities.

Who is Alfalit?

Alfalit International, Inc. is a faith-based nonprofit organization, founded in 1961, that provides high-quality, cost-effective education with compassion and respect for the poorest in the world. We offer programs in Literacy, Basic Education, Preschool, Health (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and cholera prevention), Nutrition, Micro-Credit and Community Development in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Portugal, and the United States.
Core Values:

Alfalit believes in:

Love of humankind by reaching as many people as possible.
Respecting all persons regardless of gender, race, religion and ethnicity.
Integrity in conducting our programs and the organization’s business.
Accountability at all levels.
Promoting Innovation within the organization and its affiliates
Life-long Learning for personal development and growth.

Quick Facts:

Over 7 million people have learned to read and write through Alfalit in our 50 years history.
Operates in 22 countries on three continents.
The majority of Alfalit teachers are volunteers.
Alfalit is cost effective and can teach a student to read and write for $60.
92 cents of every donated dollar goes to Programs Services.
Alfalit enrolls nearly 125,000 students every year.