Michael Capponi In The Press

Father’s Day Workshop Helps Camp Fire Victims

Enterprise-Record, June 17 2019:
In order to help the victims of the devastating camp fire, Michael Capponi and Global Empowerment Mission helped put together the first Father’s Day Feast Yoga and Healing Workshop. The workshop included a crawfish boil meal, raffles, yoga workshops, and donated clothing that attendees could pick from. Read the full article from Enterprise-Record here.

Paradise Elk’s Lodge Holds Father’s Day Event

Local 10 News, June 16, 2019
Michael Capponi and Global Empowerment Mission teamed up with other recovery groups to hold the Father’s Day Feast Yoga and Healing Workshop. In addition to providing them with yoga and food, families could also pick out donations that were provided. Read the full article from Local 10 News here.

IMMUSE™: Nutra Immune Partners With Global Empowerment Mission

PR Newswire, February 12, 2019:
Michael Capponi and the Global Empowerment Mission recently teamed up with IMMUSE to help provide families in third world countries food, clean water, shelter, and supplements to help boost their immune system. These efforts can help provide those who do not have adequate access to medical care with the help that they need. Read the full article from PR Newswire here.

New Tools, Renewed Hope For Dozens Of Paradise Businesses

Enterprise Record, February 11, 2019:
After the devastating Camp Fire in California in 2018, Global Empowerment Mission and Founder Michael Capponi helped to provide $20,000 to 30 small business owners to purchase much needed tools to rebuild their properties. Read the full article from Enterprise Record here. Read the full article from Enterprise Record here.

30 Contractors Affected by the Camp Fire Go on Shopping Spree for New, Free Equipment

Fox 40 News Sacramento, February 8, 2019:
Following the devastating Camp Fire in Paradise California, Michael Capponi, founder of Global Empowerment Mission, decided to get involved by providing $30,000 of gift cards to contractors affected by the fire. Read the full article from Fox 40 News Sacramento here.

Contractors Shopping Spree

Actions News Now, February 8, 2019:
Michael Capponi and Global Empowerment Mission recently joined forces with Paradise Adopt a Family to five contractors affected by the Camp Fire in California the resources that they need to start getting back on their feet. Contractors were given $1,000 each to purchase new tools for their businesses. Read the full article from ABC News Now here.

Here is a way to help needy Venezuelans fleeing to Colombia

Local 10 News:
With more residents of Venezuela fleeing to other countries amid unrest, Michael Capponi and Global Empowerment Mission have partner with I Love Venezuela to assist the many refugees. They organizations are working together to provide necessities to those looking for respite. Read the full article from Local 10 News here.

Volunteers Make Sure Kids Impacted By the Camp Fire Have a Merry Christmas

Fox 40 News: December 25, 2018
Michael Capponi and the Global Empowerment Mission made a trip to Paradise, California to help thousands of families displaced by the fire to celebrate Christmas. As part of the visit, the Global Empowerment Mission provided gifts, gift cards, and visits to Santa Clause to those affected by the fire.

Read the full story about Michael Capponi and Global Empowerment Mission’s trip to Paradise in the original article from Fox 40 News.

Miami Night Under the Stars Honoring Humanitarian Efforts – Global Empowerment Mission (GEM) Annual Gala

L’etage Magazine: October 16, 2018
Michael Capponi and Global Empowerment Mission honored those who do good by giving back to their community during GEM’s 2018 Gala. During the 2018 celebration, Michael Capponi received the highest honor from The City of Miami Beach. He was given a Key to the City for sending over 106 containers of aid to the victims of Hurricane Irma and Maria.

Read more from L’etage Magazines “Miami Night Under the Stars Honoring Humanitarian Efforts – Global Empowerment Mission (GEM) Annual Gala”

Global Empowerment Mission Gala

October 11, 2018, PR NewsWire:
Global Empowerment Mission and Founder Michael Capponi held their annual fundraiser gala at the Island Gardens Yachting Resort on October 11, 2108. During the evening, GEM honored those who went above and beyond to provide humanitarian aid for the global community. Read the entire article from PR Newswire here.

Here Is How To Help The Victims Of The Volcano In Guatemala

Local 10 News, June 8, 2018:
Following the devastating volcano of fire in Guatemala, Michael Capponi and Global Empowerment Mission has been instrumental in helping the victims affected by the disaster. Read the full article from Local 10 News here.

Global Empowerment Mission & Michael Capponi Provide Aid To Natural Disaster Victims

NBC News Miami, October 16, 2018:
Global Empowerment Mission Founder Michael Capponi sat down with NBC 6 News to discuss the group’s mission, as well as speak about some of the work that they have been doing around the world. See the full video in the piece from NBC News Miami here.

Global Empowerment Mission Gala

PR Newswire, October 11, 2018:
Michael Capponi and Global Empowerment Mission were honored during their annual gala for their continued work in philanthropy. They were also recognized for sending 55 plans and 106 containers of aid after Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit. Read the full article from PR Newswire here.

Global Empowerment Mission Gala Returns To Miami

September 28, 2018, Haute Living:
Michael Capponi and Miami-based Global Empowerment Mission host a gala on October 6, 2018, to honor individuals that have gone above and beyond to help provide humanitarian aid to global communities. Read the full article from Haute Living Here.

‘What I’m Walking Into I Have No Idea’: Local Firefighter On Helping In Guatemala Volcano Aftermath

CBS 4 Miami, June 6, 2018:
Following the devastating volcano eruption in Guatemala in 2018, Michael Capponi and Global Empowerment Mission traveled down to the country with 1,500 masks in order to help people in the areas most affected by the eruption. See the original article from CBS 4 Miami here.

The 2018 Miami Haute 100 List: Michael Capponi

Haute Living, August 16, 2018:
Michael Capponi was named as one of Haute Living’s 2018 Miami Haute 100 List for his continued philanthropy and professional accomplishments. Michael’s 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Global Empowerment Mission, is dedicated to helping communities after facing natural disasters. He was also honored for both his professional work in luxury real estate development and construction, and his accomplished career in Miami’s nightlife. Read the full article from Haute Living here.

South Florida volunteers head to Guatemala after Fuego Volcano

ABC 11 Local News: June 6, 2018
Michael Capponi, Founder of the Global Empowerment Mission traveled with his team to Guatemala following the Fuego Volcano eruption. Michael and his team made the decision to travel to Guatemala after seeing how many residents were in need of disaster relief. The team with Global Empowerment assisted thousands of residents displaced by the June 2018 volcano.

Read the original story from Miami Dade Fox 10 News.

Join Global Business Luminaries at the Destination Experience – Jamaica

South Florida Caribbean News, May 9, 2018:
Michael Capponi had the opportunity to be a keynote speaker during the Visionaries’ Summit, an event put on by the Destination Experience and the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ). Michael Capponi, Founder of the Capponi Group, has been an integral part of helping to revitalize South Beach and develop South Florida overall. Read the full article from South Florida Caribbean News here.

Bimini’s Newest Luxury Lifestyle Club: Luna Beach

OK! Magazine, January 3, 2018:
Miami hospitality experts Michael Capponi and Eric Milon celebrated the new year at Luna Beach’s Luminous New Year’s Eve Bash. The party featured a 5-course dinner, live entertainment, fire dancers, and more. They worked together to create the luxury lifestyle beach club. Read the full article from OK! Magazine here.

Bethenny Frankel: In Excess Of Over $40 Million In Hurricane Relief

Fox Business: December 1, 2017
Entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel teamed up with Global Empowerment Mission Director Michael Capponi to help collection donations and supplies after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico. Their efforts would go on to help raise $40 million of supplies and donations that they used to help the people devastated by Hurricane Maria.

See the original video from Fox Business News here.

Haute Living, GEM And Carlos Ponce Celebrate Miami Cares For Puerto Rico

Haute Living, October 9, 2017:
Michael Capponi and Global Empowerment Mission teamed up with Carlos Ponce, Karla Dascal and Haute Living to host of night of giving back. With live music, auctions, and entertainment, the Miami Cares For Puerto Rico event focused on raising money that can help provide aid to the victims of Hurricane Maria. Read the full article from Haute Living here.

Miami Fire Stations Accept Puerto Rico Donations

Miami Patch, October 3, 2017:
Following the devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean in 2017, Global Empowerment Mission (GEM) teamed up with the city of Miami to collect much needed supplies for those affected by the hurricane, Twice a week, Founder Michael Capponi & GEM would collect the donations, and fly them over to Puerto Rico and the Caribbean using privately donated cargo planes. Read the full article from Miami Patch here.

El San Juan Hotel Relaunches in Puerto Rico: The Rebirth of an Icon

Haute Living, June 14, 2017:
Michael Capponi threw himself a 45th birthday party, where he unveiled the El San Juan Hotel in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico, which was newly renovated. With extensive updates to the beautiful hotel, Capponi and 800 guests celebrated the major accomplishment over a weekend. Read the full article from Haute Living here.

Michael Capponi Went From SoBe Party Promoter to Haiti’s Guardian Angel

November 15, 2016, Miami New Times
Michael Capponi, Founder of the Global Empowerment Mission talks about how he transitioned from the nightlife industry to his work as a humanitarian, and how he visited Haiti 84 times since a massive earthquake hit in 2010.

Read the full article from the Miami New Times here.

Haute Heroes: Four Miamians Making a Difference

November 7, 2016, Haute Living:
Michael Capponi is honored by Haute Living for his incredible work through Global Empowerment Mission. After the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Capponi flew over with a plane load of supplies and has since returned over 84 times. Read the full article from Haute Living here.

 

In Pictures: Haiti’s Post-Hurricane Relief Effort Underway

Univision News, October 1, 2016:
Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Global Empowerment Mission and Founder responded by taking over 80 trips to the country to provide much needed aid. See the full piece from Univision News here.

What You Need To Know About Michael Capponi’s Birthday Benefit Gala

April 8, 2016, Haute Living:
Michael Capponi celebrated his April 2016 birthday by throwing a birthday party that benefited Global Empowerment Mission. The evening raised money to provide aid around the global when a natural disaster hits a community. Read the full article from Haute living here.

Real Estate: Michael Capponi & Oren Alexander Announce New Flamingo Drive Residence

Haute Living, October 29, 2015:
Michael Capponi and broke Oren Alexander announced a beautiful development in Miami Beach that features incredible views. The development was completed by Capponi Shear Construction Group. Read the full article from Haute Living here.

Make-A-Wish Southern Florida Raises $2.25 Million at 2015 Ball

Haute Living, November 13, 2015:
Make-A-Wish Foundation held their 21st Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball, where they raised over $2.5 million for the nonprofit organization. Michael Capponi attended the gorgeous gala to support the organization. Read the full article from Haute Living here.

Accessing Premier Nightlife With InList Co-Founders Michael Capponi And Gideon Kimbrell

The Founder, February 13, 2015:
Michael Capponi, along with the help of his co-founder, Gideon Kimbrell founded InList, a revolutionary mobile app that is used for finding and booking special events and nightlife events in cities all around the world. Read the full article from The Founder here.

Michael Capponi Threw A Surprise Bash For A Good Cause

Haute Living, January 28, 2015:
Michael Capponi of Global Empowerment Mission threw a party during the Sundance Festival in Park City, Utah to help raise money and increase awareness for EMI Haiti. Capponi partnered with model Brooklyn Decker to throw the bash. Read the full article from Haute Living here.

A Night Out With One of Miami’s Night Life Boosters

The New York Times, January 16, 2015: 
The New York Times took a look into the life of Miami professional and humanitarian Michael Capponi. Capponi founded GEM after making more than 80 trips to Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. Read the full article from the New York Times here.

Haute 100 Update: Michael Capponi Launches InList Global Nightlife App

Haute Living, November 3, 2014:
Michael Capponi and Gideon Kimbrell worked together to create the nightlife app, InList. Through InList, clubs can list their services, including VIP tables, on the app. The app is looking to expand in the future, and provides over 200 exclusive venues on its app. Read the full article from Haute Living here.

InList, An App For A-list Clubs, Attracts $3 Million In Funding

Miami Herald, November 3, 2014:
Michael Capponi and Gideon Kimbrell worked together to launch their mobile app, InList. The app provides booking access to all of the best venues. The idea came to fruition after the pair realized how often they get questions about where to books events in Miami. Read the full article from Miami Herald here.

InList App Developed by Michael Capponi and Gideon Kimbrell Draws Celebrities and Notables to Launch Event

PR Newswire, September 18, 2014:
After completing the app, InList, Michael Capponi and Gideon Kimbrell hosted a celebrity-filled launch party to celebrate its debut. InList provides members access to some of the most exclusive venues in major cities around the world, including Miami, Las Vegas, Paris, Dubai, and more. Read the full article from PR Newswire here.

Developer Michael Capponi Helps Haiti Rebuild

OceanDrive: January 22, 2014
After the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Michael Capponi founded his nonprofit organization, called the Haiti Empowerment Mission, to provide the citizens of Haiti with tools and education to help them rebuild and prosper.

Read the full story of Michael Capponi’s work with Haiti in the original article from OceanDrive.

Michael Capponi Joins Costa Hollywood Condo Resort Development Team

PR Newswire, December 27, 2013:
Michael Capponi accepted a position on the development team for Costa Hollywood Condominium Resort, developer Moses Bensusan announced. Based on his impressive background in highly coveted in-demand hospitality ventures and real estate projects, Moses Bensusan believes that Michael’s insight into branding, sales, marketing, and development will be a crucial role for the company. Read the full article from PR Newswire here.

Supermodel Amber Arbucci Hosts Hollywood Meets Hollywood Party Alongside Michael Capponi & Moses Bensusan

L’etage Magazine, December 19, 2013:
Michael Capponi teamed up with supermodel Amber Arbucci to host the Hollywood Meets Hollywood Party, where he was honored for the incredible work that Global Empowerment Mission does. He was also presented with a $10,000 check to directly benefit Global Empowerment Mission. Read the full article from L’etage Magazine here.

Haute 100 Miami: A List of the Most Powerful People in Miami

Haute Living, April 26, 2013:
Each year, Haute Living puts together a list of the most powerful people in Miami, Florida. Michael Capponi, who works as an entrepreneur and committed humanitarian, was included on Miami’s top 100 list in 2013. See the entire list from Haute Living here.

Renaissance Man, Michael Capponi And The Capponi Group

Haute Living, April 26, 2013:
Haute Living takes a look at the schedule of Capponi Group Founder and Entrepreneur Michael Capponi. Capponi is a humanitarian from Miami, Florida that is known for his work in Haiti with his organization, Global Empowerment Mission. Read the entire article from Haute Living here.

Capponi Construction Group Celebrate Unveiling of Terra Veritatis’ $40 Million + Historic Renovation

L’etage Magazine, March 3, 2013:
Michael Capponi and Capponi Construction Group presented a historic renovation proclamation during the birthday celebration for William H. Dean, CEO of M.C. Dean. Read the full article from L’etage Magazine.

Michael Capponi Celebrates His 40th Birthday With A Festive Fundraiser

Guest Of A Guest: May 9, 2012:
To celebrate his birthday, Michael Capponi decided to host his party benefit at Capital in New York City. The proceeds that were raised directly benefited Capponi’s organization, Global Empowerment Mission. Read the full article from Guest Of A Guest here.

Industry Insiders: Michael Capponi, Club Kid On A Goodwill Mission

BlackBook, March 22, 2012:
BlackBook interviews Michael Capponi to learn more about his story of triumph over adversity. Capponi discusses what made him shift his focus toward humanitarian work, and what inspired him to create Global Empowerment Mission. Read the full article from Blackbook here.

Tale of a Key Rat: The Michael Capponi Story

The Miami Herald, June 12, 2011:
The Miami Herald was able to speak with Michael Capponi about his experience providing aid to the victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. After the many trips, Michael went on to create his organization, Global Empowerment Mission. Read the full article from The Miami Herald.

DIY Efforts Bring Aid To Haiti

NBC News: March 3, 2010
After seeing the expansive devastation from the Haiti earthquake, Michael Capponi worked to collect donations that could directly benefit the victims of the earthquake. Working alongside Miami-based companies and worldwide organizations, Michael Capponi helped to secure donations for those in need.

Read more from the original article by NBC News, DIY Efforts Provides Aid To Haiti.

 

I Have Seen Too Many Big NGOs Waste Too Much Money And I Am Fed Up

The Center for Economic and Policy Research, March 3, 2010: 
After making numerous trips to Haiti following the devastating earthquake, Michael Capponi of Global Empowerment Mission group sat down to discuss his concerns about the lack of funding for disaster relief for countries like Haiti. Read the full article from the Center for Economic and Policy Research here.

Michael Capponi: A Man Of Action

Miami Socialholic, February 19, 2010:
Following the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Michael Capponi threw a “Save Haiti Saturday” party to raise money towards providing medical assistance. The following week, Capponi returned to Haiti to continue providing necessary resources to those affected by the earthquake. Read the full article from Miami Socialholic here.

Capponi Group’s Burgeoning Conglomerate: Michael Capponi

Haute Living, November 26, 2007:
Michael Capponi, founder of Capponi Group is interviewed by Haute Living on his incredible work in both real estate development and as a humanitarian. Read the full article outlining Michael Capponi’s professional work by Haute Living here.

Haute Living 100: Michael Capponi

Haute Living:
Michael Capponi has become a major part of Miami’s culture today. After the devastating earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, Michael Capponi flow to the country with a plane load of emergency supplies. In total, Michael has over 80 trips to Haiti following the earthquake. Read the full article from Haute Living here.