2014 Rockin’ on the Green

Benefiting Children's Bereavement Center

Guests enjoy the courtyard setting

The Children’s Bereavement Center’s annual fundraiser, Rockin’ on the Green raised more than $300,000. The annual event was held at Ransom Everglades Middle School in recognition of Ellen Moceri, former Head of School for Ransom Everglades and Gary Mansfield, CBC Board Chair for their inspirational support of the CBC. Jane Dolkart and Iris Salzberg, long time CBC Volunteer Facilitators were also honored with the Dr. Carol Berns Service Award.

Guests were offered signature Bacardi cocktails upon arrival and enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres created by Chef David Schwadron as they browsed the beautiful courtyard bidding on more than 200 silent auction items. Along with an extensive silent auction, the Mystery Jewelry Box Raffle returned again this year! One mystery box contained a pair of diamond chandelier earrings donated by Mark Feldman and Sons (valued $9,500) and the 99 remaining boxes held silver and gemstone jewelry by Edgewater Jewelry.

Celebrity emcees, Lonnie Quinn (CBS Morning Show) and Roxanne Vargas (NBC’s 6 in the Mix) welcomed guests as they entered the gym for dinner, dancing, and the live auction portion of the evening. Chef David Schwadron’s gourmet dinner themed “Asian fusion” was followed by the “slice and share” cake centerpieces from the finest local bakeries Miami has to offer.

The room was buzzing with excitement as the numbered Mystery Boxes were delivered to guests at their tables. The lucky winner was Sean Mirmelli who was smiling from ear to ear!

Gary Mansfield, Event Honoree and CBC Board Chair and friends

A highlight of the evening is always the live auction featuring worldwide cruises aboard the finest luxury ships including Azamara Club Cruises and Oceania Cruises and a Napa Valley trip including a stay, several wine tasting and tours, and special passes to Napa Valley Film Festival.

Rockin’ guests were treated to a first look at the new CBC brand and were treated to a premier of the new CBC video.

The Children’s Bereavement Center appreciates the on-going support from dedicated sponsors.

Event Chairs: Ellen Moceri, former Head of School for Ransom Everglades and Gary Mansfield, CBC Board Chair

Event Honorees: Lori Rabinowitz, Event Co-Chair, Maureen Berkowitz, Event Co-Chair, Mindee Shenkman, Event Co-Chair

Event Sponsors

CBC Young Leaders; Hillary Cohen, Michael Cassel, Danielle Blank, Chira Cassel, Adam Boudin, and Philip Cassel enjoying the Silent auction

Presenting Sponsor: kabookaboo Integrated Marketing
Spotlight Sponsors: Azamara Club Cruises, Edgewater Collection, Mark and Sharon Feldman, Miller Family Foundation, Ransom Everglades School, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
Rockin Sponsors: Anima Domus, Bacardi USA Inc., Berger Singerman, Dade Paper, Southern Audio and Visual, Greenberg Traurig, MCCI Medical Group, S & K Realty, Maria Alonso and Alex Montague, Valerie and Michael Katz, Elizabeth, and Nathan Leight
Rollin Sponsors: Cassel Salpeter & Co., Crown Wine & Spirits, Leon Medical Centers, Warren Henry Auto Group, Michelle and Scott Baena, Bonnie Blank, Harold Blue, Sandra and Mitchelle Fishman, Terri and Jeffrey Krasnoff, Vicki Miller and Warren Zinn, Lainey and Robert Nacron, Lezlie and Miguel Poyastro
Reelin Sponsors: Joan Blackman and Anders Hoegh, Jeanie P. Bonner, Mona and Afif Chanouha, Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust, Jodi Orshan, and Shirley Schiller
Dessert Sponsors: Crumb on Parchment, Epicure Gourmet Market & Café, Joanna’s Marketingplace, Joelle’s Desserts & Gifts, Mishas Cupcakes, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pastryisart, Perricones Marketplace & Café, Taste & Tell
Media Sponsors: Miami’s Community Newspapers, SocialMiami

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