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Ice Show Produced by Barton G.

Peggy Tredler and Edie Laquer, Honorary Gala 2007 Chairman and new Platinum Angel

Jackson Memorial Foundation Gala 2007
Winter Palace

Alan T. Dimond, Chairman, Jackson Memorial Foundation, and Fana Holtz, Sherie Swerdlow and Marisa Cisneros Rizzon, Chairmen, Jackson Memorial Foundation Gala 2007 welcomed 1,100 guests to the Winter Palace. The evening honored this year’s Golden Angels and recognized R. Kirk Landon, recipient of the Jay Weiss Humanitarian Award and Andreas G. Tzakis, M.D, recipient of the Robert Zeppa M.D. Award of Excellence.

The Gala was generously underwritten by Honorary Chairman Edie Laquer and Honorary Corporate Sponsors, Stuart Miller of the Lennar Foundation, Sonny Kahn, Russell Galbut and Bruce Menin of Crescent Heights and an unprecedented 34 Grand Table Benefactors.

Following cocktails and a silent auction, Barton G. wowed the guests with an exciting ice skating show. A poignant video showed “Why You Should Care About Jackson” as it highlighted the touching story of Sophia Caceres, a little girl who received a life-saving heart transplant at Jackson’s Holtz Children’s Hospital. The live auction featured six fabulous items including a Porsche Cayenne S Titanium generously donated by Ken Gorin of THE COLLECTION, a mercy flight for a sick child to Holtz Children’s Hospital generously donated by Bombardier Flexjet, an Ebel watch donated by Mr. and Mrs. Gedalio Grinberg of Movado, Inc.; a Fendi Fur donated by Fana Holtz, beautiful diamond earrings, donated by Harry Winston and a spa package to Paraiso de la Bonita, in Cancun Mexico, donated by Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Goselin.

For the third consecutive year, the Golden Angels Gala raised over $1 million dollars to further transform Jackson Memorial Hospital into a world class health care provider. Proceeds from the event benefit the Transformation Campaign, Holtz Children’s Hospital, International Kids Fund, Taylor Breast Health Center, Ryder Trauma Center and other priority projects at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

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Michael Swerdlow, Jackson Memorial Foundation Board Member, Sherie Swerdlow, Gala 2007 Chairman, Abel Holtz, JMF Treasurer, Fana Holtz, Gala 2007 Chairman, Marcos Rizzon and Marisa Cisneros Rizzon, Gala 2007 Chairman

David Galbut, M.D., Ronalee and Russell Galbut, Crescent Heights, Honorary Corporate Sponsor and New Platinum Angel, and Abraham Galbut, Public Health Trust Board Member

R. Kirk Landon, 2007 Jay Weiss Humanitarian Award Recipient and Pamela Garrison

Ana and Ernesto de la Fe, Chairman, Public Health Trust

Dean Pascal Goldschmidt, M.D., UM, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and Emily Goldschmidt

Marvin O’Quinn, President, Jackson Health System, Debra O’Quinn, Alan T. Dimond, Esq., Chairman, Jackson Memorial Foundation and Vivian Dimond, new Platinum Angels, Patricia Rodriguez and Roland D. Rodriguez, President and CEO, JMF

Patricia Delinois, James Ferraro, Grand Table Benefactor and Platinum Angel and The Honorable Katherine Fernandez Rundle, new Platinum Angel

Patricia Tzakis, Mariella Tzakis, and Andreas G. Tzakis, M.D., 2007 Robert Zeppa, M.D. Award of Excellence Recipient

Milton J. Wallace and Patricia Wallace, Golden Angel Society Chairman, Grand Table Benefactors and Platinum Angels, Eugene P. and Anna May Conese, Grand Table Benefactors and Golden Seraphim

Joyce Kaiser and Gerard Kaiser, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, JHS

Mort and Barbara Guilford, Grand Table Benefactors and new Platinum Angels

Bunny Bastian, Grand Table Benefactor and Platinum Angel and James Murphy

Linda Flanagin and Ken Gorin, THE COLLECTION, new Platinum Angel and donor of Porsche Cayenne S Titanium

Silvia Fortun, Guardian Angels, President, and Hector Fortun, Grand Table Benefactors and Platinum Angels

Dee and Jim Bowers, Grand Table Benefactors and New Golden Angels

Jayne Harris and Leonard Abess, Grand Table Benefactors and New Golden Angels

Cindy Carr, Grand Table Benefactor and New Platinum Angel and Paolo Barone

Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Sabater, Deloitte, Grand Table Benefactors and Golden Angels

Remi Kajogbola and Gloria Kelly, Cardinal Health, Grand Table Benefactors and Platinum Angels

Robert Tejidor and Adriana Ayala, Cardinal Health, Grand Table Benefactors and Platinum Angels