Citizens Interested in Arts hosted its 8th annual Champion of the Arts luncheon on January 24. The 200 guests at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables were greeted by Hollis Freimark, CIA's president. It was Joseph Adler Day in the city according to the proclamation by Mayor Jim Cason to honor the Producing Artistic Director of GableStage who received the 2016 Champion of the Arts Award.
The proclamation was given to Adler by Donna Spain, Historical and Cultural Arts Director of the City of Coral Gables, and presented by Christine Dolen, South Florida's best known theater reviewer. Lenore Toby Simmons, Event Chair, along with her Co-Chair, Denise Wolpert, organized the Champion of the Arts event.
Pictured: Lenore Toby-Simmons, Joe Adler and Christine Dolen
Women of Tomorrow Announce 2016 Gala Honorees
Founder and president Jennifer Valoppi and Philanthropic and Gala Chair Marisa Toccin Lucas, along with founders Don Browne and Katherine Fernandez Rundle, welcomed Women of Tomorrow’s supporters and patrons to announce the 2016 Gala honorees. Gala honorees include Humanitarian Chairs Trish and Dan Bell; Legacy Builder Honorees Laurie and Tom Cunnington; Excellence Honoree, Baptist Health South Florida; and Mentor of the Year, Nancy Frehling. The Women of Tomorrow Annual Gala will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami.
Pictured: Jennifer Valoppi, Gigi & Randy Whitman, & Katherine Fernandez Rundle
Star Athletes and Chino y Nacho at The Miggy Ball
Detroit Tigers MVP slugger and Triple Crown winner, Miguel Cabrera, hosted 'The Miggy Ball,' to benefit the Miguel Cabrera Foundation, a charity established by Miguel and his wife Rosangel to suport local youth baseball programs and scholarships. Star athletes and VIPs Manny Machado, Hanley Ramirez, Placido Polanco, Jon Jay, Jose Iglesias, Ozzie Guillén and Juan Pablo Galavis came out in support of The Miggy Ball held at the The Cafe at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center...
Pictured: Jose Iglesias, Miguel Cabrera, and Hanley Ramirez
Meet Barry University’s 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards Honorees
Barry University will honor thirteen alumni for their outstanding achievements and contributions to society at its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards, taking place at Hilton Downtown Miami on February 4 at 11 a.m.
Following in the university’s 75 years of dedication to both education and community, the Distinguished Alumni Awards honor members of the Barry community who exemplify the university’s core commitments: knowledge and truth; inclusive community; social justice; and collaborative service.
Destination Fashion 2016 Kick-Off Party
Destination Fashion is back! The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, along with Honorary Event Chairs Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Tommy Lee Jones and wife Dawn, and Brittany and Christian Slater, will host the much-anticipated Destination Fashion 2016 on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 event at Bal Harbour Shops with Savannah Guthrie, Co-Anchor of NBC’s Today Show serving as event Emcee. The interactive affair will have guests travel their way through the progressive party that will showcase the fashion trends, movies, television and entertainment through the Decades-60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s, and include a Live Celebrity Concert by Global Music Icon Pitbull, Mr. Worldwide.