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 Al and Nancy Malnik Host Annual Garden Party

Al and Nancy Malnik, Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida Lifetime Benefactors, hosted their annual Garden Party at their Ocean Ridge estate. The occasion welcomed more than 200 supporters kicking off the highly anticipated 22nd anniversary of the InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball, to take place Saturday, November 12, 2016. Shareef Malnik, Gala Chairman and proprietor of The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar, announced this year’s theme will be La Nuit de l’Animal (Night of the Animal), promising their largest gala to-date.

Pictured: Shareef Malnik and Gabrielle Anwar

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 Reid & Fiorentino Call of the Game Dinner

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was the host for the Reid & Fiorentino Call Of The Game Dinner, the second of two annual events benefiting Lauren’s Kids and Dade Schools Athletic Foundation. Among the highlights was the award presentation to Miami HEAT legend Pat Riley from another legendary head coach Don Shula.

Pictured: Ron & Lauren Book; Tony Fiorentino; Don Shula; Pat Riley; Eric Reid

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 After-School All-Stars Annual Fundraising Gala @ Faena Hotel

After-School All-Stars South Florida raised over $400,000 at its second annual private VIP charity fundraiser, All-In for All-Stars, hosted by Wayne Boich, Mark Groussman, Bobby Yampolsky and Sean Posner and presented by ECJ Luxe. Held in the Faena Hotel’s gilded Theater Room in Miami Beach, celebrities and heavy hitters including Alonzo Mourning, Ray Allen, Romero Britto, Tomi Rose, Mark Strickland and Ace Hood were among the guests in attendance supporting After-School All-Stars South Florida.

Pictured: Alonzo Mourning, Wayne Boich and Wayne Boich, Sr.

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 Laguna House & Merrill Lynch Host Baptist Health Foundation

Laguna House, along with Merrill Lynch, hosted a fundraiser for Baptist Health Foundation in support of the Miami Cancer Institute. Held at Mariposa in the Shops of Merrick Park, the reception featured Jeff Boyd, Director of Translational Research and Genomic Medicine at Miami Cancer Institute. Boyd spoke about the new cancer facility to debut on the Baptist Hospital campus. Guests and local philanthropists mingled and enjoyed music, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails amidst the backdrop of the future site of the luxury condominium Laguna House which will neighbor Neiman Marcus.

Pictured: Pamela Martinez, Jose & Kim Martinez, Lily & Ruben Bertran

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 Elle Macpherson Hosts Cocktail Party in the Design District

Elle Macpherson hosted an exclusive cocktail party at the Hermès boutique in the Miami Design District, to fête the top supporters of Power of the Purse, the signature annual fundraising event organized by and benefiting the Women's Fund of Miami-Dade. Macpherson served as the honorary event chair of this year's Power of the Purse luncheon and silent auction, which was held at the BankUnited Center.

Pictured: Elle Macpherson and Kinga Lampert (left); Marilyn March, Diane Boytel, Darlene Perez, and Tatiana Rengifo (right)

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