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 YPO’s An Aria to America Gala

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

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 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.

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 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...

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 “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

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 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.

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 5th Annual Fashion Gives Back
 15th Annual Wine On Harvest Moon
 Chapman Partnership’s Illuminations Gala
 CGCF 25th Anniversary Gala
 2016 Jazz at Joe’s Champagne Brunch
 31st Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner
 Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale Hosts PAWS
 10th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala Kick-off
 Centennial Gala Kick-off Reception
 Fashion Fights Cancer
 No More Tears Hosts Heart in Hand Awards
 7th Annual Women of Distinction and Caring
 A Grand Gathering @ Behind the Magic
 An Evening of Love, Bollywood Style
 Behind the Magic - A Gala Experience!
 Support-A-Scholar Celebration
 Dream Court Opens at Boys & Girls Kendall Club
 Chefs Up Front Dinner
 Make-A-Wish Southern Florida VIP Kick-Off Party
 Behind the Magic - A Big Success!
 Virginia Jacko of Miami Lighthouse
 2016/2017 Miami Charity Gala Guide
 Meet Hector Picard, Triathlete with a Mission
 The Children’s Trust Champions for Children
 Enjoy the Gala Experience at Behind the Magic’s Tablescape & Culinary Showcase
 2016/2017 Social Season Preview
 2015/2016 Gala Guide Album
 “Where It All Began” Alumni Reunion & Hall of Fame Induction
 BBBS of Miami Awards $300,000 in Scholarships
 17th Annual Mayor’s Ball
 2016 Miami Man & Woman of the Year
 MCM Donor Reception
 “Party For A Cause” at The Loft
 Small Miracles 2016 Luncheon
 MCHF Diamond Society Appreciation Dinner
 Womenade 7th Annual “Take A Walk in Her Shoes”
 31st Annual Dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab
 “Through the Looking Glass” Gala
 5th Annual “Claws for Kids” Brunch at Joe’s Stone Crab
 Camillus House & Health’s “Diamonds & Denim Auction”
 Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Sapphire Gala
 Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Celebrates New South Beach Club
 Branches Annual Benefit Dinner to Fight Poverty
 American Jewish Committee’s Gala
 Al and Nancy Malnik Host Annual Garden Party