2016 Power of the Purse Luncheon and Auction

Benefiting The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade

Marilyn March (Executive Director), Cyndi Hibnick (Silent Auction Chair), Elle Macpherson (Honorary Event Chair), Sissy DeMaria (Event Co-Chair), Mary Young (Event Co-Chair).

The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade’s signature 2016 Power of the Purse Luncheon and Auction held at the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami on Thursday, April 7th raised over $340,000 for women and girls served in Miami-Dade County. Businesswoman and fashion icon Elle Macpherson returned as Honorary Event Chair and Teresa Rodriguez, television anchor and author, served as emcee for this emotionally powerful program showcasing the work of this 23-year-old organization to close to 800 South Florida leaders, philanthropists, government officials and supporters. Luncheon Co-Chairs Mary Young and Sissy DeMaria, Honor Roll Chair Joann Soman and returning Auction Chair and Board member, Cyndi Hibnick, along with a spectacular luncheon committee, celebrated the power of women and girls to create change in our community. Hilarie Bass, Co-President of Greenberg Traurig and incoming American Bar Association President was presented with the Marilynn Gladstone Lifetime Achievement Award for not only her support of The Women’s Fund but for her ongoing pro bono efforts to improve the quality of life for women and children in Miami-Dade County. In addition, community leaders Lucia Davis-Raiford, Natacha Munilla and Darlene Perez were inducted into the annual Honor Roll for their important work to empower women and girls and for supporting the efforts of The Women’s Fund.

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