Miami Children’s Health Foundation (MCH Foundation) recently held its annual Diamond Society Appreciation Dinner and Recognition Ceremony at the Coral Gables Country Club, to thank the generous donors who support its mission on behalf of the children and families who depend on Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. The private dinner brought together prominent community leaders, philanthropists, and media executives who have pledged their support to the children and families who depend on Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
Pictured: Marile Lopez Board Chair Miami Childrens Health Foundation and Lucy Morillo President and CEO Miami Childrens Health Foundation
“Through the Looking Glass” Gala
The Cushman School held its annual Gala at Mana Wynwood, grossing over $750,000. Funds raised will go toward scholarships, additional programming and the “Play to Learn” Campaign to bring a new performing arts and athletic center to the school and community by fall 2017. This year’s whimsical theme was “Through the Looking Glass”, a playful spin on the widely popular fairy-tale classic Alice in Wonderland with guests dressed in 18th-century Victorian and Steampunk fashionable wear to celebrate the night. The evening featured a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a live auction led by Nick Weir, V.P. of Entertainment for Royal Caribbean International...
5th Annual “Claws for Kids” Brunch at Joe’s Stone Crab
More than 400 people brunched at Joe’s Stone Crab for the 5th Annual “Claws for Kids” benefit. The event raised a record-breaking $140,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s newly opened 11,000-sq.-ft South Beach location at 1200 Michigan Avenue.
Pictured: President of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Alex Rodriguez-Roig; “Claws for Kids” Committee Chair Judy Kramer; Irene White, Director of External Affairs and Corporate Energy Outreach for Florida Power and Light who accepted the “From the Heart” Award; Board Chair Peter L. Bermont, and Special Event Chair Olga Guilarte.
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Sapphire Gala
The Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, South Florida’s first public medical school, celebrated its 10th anniversary with its “Sapphire Gala” at the InterContinental Miami, in Downtown Miami. Approximately 500 members of Miami’s philanthropic, academic, medical and business communities gathered for an exclusive black-tie evening featuring a luxury silent auction, dinner, music, dancing, and awards presentation. The gala raised $1 million, a record amount of funds for any event in the history of Florida International University, which will go towards scholarships, medical education and training programs at the college.
Pictured: Carmel Barrau, MD, Sidney Barrau, Frances de la Camara, Albert Taño, MD, Rudolph Moise, DO
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Celebrates New South Beach Club
City of Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, City Manager Jimmy Morales, local dignitaries and Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade supporters celebrated the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the organization’s new South Beach Club, which serves approximately 450 children from the local area. The 2,500-sq.-ft. South Beach Club on the existing site was demolished to make way for the new, state-of-the-art 11,000-sq.-ft facility...
Pictured: Mayor Philip Levine and local dignitaries at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony