Chapman Partnership: 2022 Illuminations Gala

Serving as the organization's largest fundraiser, the gala raised more than $900,000 to provide programs that lead to self-sufficiency for people experiencing homelessness.

Jose Dans, Laurie Jennings, Trish Bell, Dan Bell, Barbara Pruitt, & Peter T. Pruitt, Jr.

Chapman Partnership celebrated its annual Illuminations Gala with an evening of dining, dancing, and entertainment, honoring the donors and volunteers whose work is a shining light to the 3,000 men, women, and children who Chapman Partnership serves annually.

Serving as the largest fundraiser for Chapman Partnership, the Illuminations Gala, Illuminate & Blossom, captured the essence of resiliency through challenging times. In total, the gala raised more than $900,000 to provide life-changing, wrap-around comprehensive programs and services that lead to self-sufficiency for our men, women, and children experiencing homelessness. 

Board of Directors
Carolina Dans Hernandez and Jose Dans
Carolina Dans Hernandez and Jose Dans
Morris Copeland & Brittnie Bassant
Morris Copeland & Brittnie Bassant

The event provided guests with an exciting evening, produced by WOW MKTG, honoring the people whose support helps further Chapman Partnership’s mission every day. Laurie Jennings, former Local 10 News anchor and now with Laurie Jennings Live!, served as the Mistress of Ceremonies.

The Illuminate and Blossom gala was generously sponsored by Trish & Dan Bell, Heide & Jose “Pepe” Dans, Jackson Health System, South Motors, Carlos Fernandez-Guzman and Pacific National Bank, Ed Joyce and Grove Bank & Trust, The Pruitt Family, Mary Ann and Sherrill Hudson, TECO Gas, Amazon, and many more. This year’s media sponsors were Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, Miami Modern Luxury, Miami Kids Magazine, and S Revista.

Arlene & Kendall Peterson
Dan Bell, Trish Bell, Marile Lopez, Jorge Luis Lopez

This year’s Gala Event Chairs, Heide and Jose “Pepe” Dans, led a committee made up of some of Miami’s most influential community ambassadors who advocate on behalf of Chapman Partnership; together they created an unforgettable evening celebrating the dedicated volunteers and donors. “Heide and I are proud supporters of Chapman Partnership and the transformative work that has been accomplished thanks to the generosity of countless donors, volunteers, and employees,” said Jose “Pepe” Dans, Gala Event Chair. “Through the years, Chapman has proven their commitment to helping those in greatest need by providing thousands of individuals in our community with resources to overcome homelessness and achieve lifelong success.” At this year’s gala, Chapman Partnership presented the Alvah H. and Betty B. Chapman Humanitarian Award to Peter T. Pruitt, Jr., a leader who demonstrates the same outstanding humanitarian initiative and compassion for others as Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. did. Pruitt was honored by his peers as an extraordinarily compassionate and dedicated individual for his inexhaustible efforts in helping empower those who are most in need in our community. 

Sergio Abreu, Sherrill Hudson, Spencer Plyant
Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, Maria Carvalho, Mirjam Moise, Dr. Rudolph Moise
Lucy Morillo, Marile Lopez, Danette Linares, Lorena Perozo, Bertha Moreno
Emily Zubizarreta, Jose Dans, Daisy Olivera, Bernard Gerson, Marilyn Dans
Dr. Manmeet Singh Ahluwalia, Jacquie O'Malley, John Anderson
Alan Rosenberg, Kimberly Napoleon, Jacky Donate
Cristine Hernandez, Abigail Morales, & Keyani Watkins
Ron Book
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