It was a star-studded night at the Riviera Country Club, filled with celebration and recognition of American Composers and American Opera. “An Aria to America" served as the main fundraising event for the enriching community programs of The Young Patronesses of the Opera (YPO). More than 200 of Miami’s philanthropic, music and Opera lovers turned out in red, white and blue to support YPO’s mission of educating and promoting the love of music and Opera at elementary schools throughout South Florida.
Pictured: Dan & Trish Bell, Bunny Bastian, Swanee Di Mare, Anthony Broad
Kristi House’s Havana Nights Dinner & Auction
Three hundred guests joined Kristi House and friends at their annual gala, Havana Nights, a tropical chic celebration of our closest island neighbor. Presented by the law firm of Marin, Eljaiek & Lopez, the evening at the Four Seasons was great fun and a financial success with $300,000 raised in net proceeds for child victims of sexual abuse.
This lively evening treated guests to delicious cuisine, great wine and a luxury auction – with live music, dancing, cigars, entertainers, brandy and a festive photo booth to cap off the evening.
13th Annual Imagine Charity Gala
Over 400 guests attended the beautiful event, a production of A Touch of Class Event Productions and hosted by Master of Ceremony, Myriam Masihy, ten-time Emmy Award winning investigative reporter for Telemundo 51 and NBC 6 South Florida.
The evening theme "Imagine" moved the hearts of all attendees as the audience heard the heartwarming story of Ashley who lived at His House Children’s Home for four years until she was placed with a loving foster family...
“Making Dreams Come True” Gala
Miami’s business, civic and philanthropic community gathered at The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse for Lotus House’s annual fall gala, titled “Making Dreams Come True.” This year’s Emerald City-themed event celebrated the coming expansion of Lotus House, which will double the organization’s impact by serving nearly 500 women and children when it opens in late 2017.
Pictured: David Villano & Dr. Kathryn Villano, Rocky Lyons, Alicia Gerrits
Vizcaya’s 30th Annual Halloween Sundowner
Vizcaya pulled out all the stops once again for its 30th Annual Halloween Sundowner. In honor of the estate's 100th anniversary, this year's all-inclusive Halloween spectacular featured a roaring 1920's theme. From historic cocktails Bacardi to multiple live entertainment options, the party took more than 1,000 guests back in time to an age of glitz and glam and raised funds for the continued preservation of Vizcaya, a National Historic Landmark.