ING Helps Meet the Needs of Miami Area Children

June 13, 2008 Miami, Fl. Share: Print Subscribe to Email Alerts

On June 14, 2008, ING will once again roll out the “orange carpet” as title sponsor of the 2008 ING Miami Celebrity Domino Night. Held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, this annual event is hosted by and benefits Amigos For Kids™, a South Florida non-profit organization committed to helping abused, abandoned and less fortunate children.

ING, one of the world’s leading financial services providers, is committed to improving the quality of life in local communities, particularly in the areas where ING employees and customers live. Supporting Amigos for Kids™ is one of the many ways in which ING gives back to the community. This is ING’s fourth consecutive year as title sponsor of the event.

"ING is a proud sponsor of this event because we realize the important role Amigos For Kids plays in strengthening families and communities in South Florida," said Javier Palomarez, ING’s vice president of multicultural marketing. "At ING, we are committed to empowering people to achieve a better future for themselves, and Amigos for Kids shares in that mission. We are honored to play a role in bringing this evening together.”

“We are pleased that ING has returned as a sponsor, “said Rosa Maria Plasencia, executive director of Amigos for Kids™. “Their support ensures that we are able to plan a tremendous event that will undoubtedly raise the funds we need to meet the needs of our community.”

This year’s signature event will boast a 1950s Cuban theme and bring local Miami celebrities and socialites together for an exemplary cause. The annual event features live musical entertainment, the best of Miami’s culinary cuisine and an exciting evening of playing Dominos.

Press inquiries

Joe Loparco, ING, 860-580-2677, cell: 860-462-6525 or
Rachel Ferry, Creative Civilization, 210-227-1999, ext. 141, cell: 210-896-0238 or

About ING

ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, investments, life insurance and retirement services to over 75 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 50 countries. With a diverse workforce of about 125,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand.

In the U.S. (NYSE: ING), the ING family of companies offer a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, which includes life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, direct banking, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits, financial planning, and reinsurance. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves over 14 million customers across the nation. For more information, visit

About Amigos For Kids™

Amigos For Kids™ is a 501(C) 3 non-profit corporation founded in 1991 to respond to the diverse needs of South Florida’s abused, abandoned, neglected and less-fortunate children and their families, through education, abuse prevention and community involvement. To fulfill its mission, Amigos For Kids™, relies on the support of compassionate volunteers and donors throughout the community. The organization creates awareness of its cause through public service campaigns and high profile fundraising events such as the ING Miami Celebrity Domino Night. To become an Amigo by donating your time or other resources to children in need, please call 305.279.1155 or visit