22nd Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball

Norman Wedderburn, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida; Gala Host Robert Hill, General Manager of InterContinental® Miami; and Gala Chairman Shareef Malnik

Saturday, November 12, 2016, at 7 p.m.
InterContinental® Miami
100 Chopin Plaza, Downtown Miami
954-967-9474, Ext. 318

Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida and InterContinental® Miami will host the 22nd Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball on Saturday, November 12, 2016, to benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

This year’s headliner will be GRAMMY® Award-winning entertainer and renowned R&B star John Legend. Joining him will be Alisan Porter, winner of NBC’s “The Voice.” Actress and filmmaker Gabrielle Anwar will return as celebrity emcee of The Ball, which is chaired by philanthropist Shareef Malnik. The theme of this year’s ball is “La Nuit de l’Animal: A Fairy Tale,” inspired by enchantment, majestic animals and fantasy.

Enjoy an evening of celebrity performances, A-List guest appearances, lavish live auction packages and the official after-party InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub presented by E11even Miami with a runway fashion show presented by Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour.

Gala Chair Shareef Malnik and Celebrity Emcee Gabrielle Anwar

The evening kicks off at 7 p.m. with a Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction, followed by Dinner, Live Auction, Celebrity Entertainment and Dancing at 8:30 p.m.

The star-studded gala’s Gala Chairman is Shareef Malnik, who will preside over the evening with celebrity emcee, actress and filmmaker Gabrielle Anwar.

For tickets and sponsorship information, please call 954-967-9474, Ext. 318 or email EConrad@SFlaWish.org.

About Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida

Since 1983, Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida has granted more than 10,000 wishes to children who have life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. The nonprofit organization serves families in Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Martin, Broward, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Indian River, Lee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Okeechobee counties and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It receives no federal or state funding and raises money to grant wishes through corporate sponsorships, special events, foundation grants, and individual contributions. The Southern Florida chapter grants a wish every 16 hours, every day of the year, at an average cost of $5,000. For more information, to make a donation, volunteer or refer a child, contact Make-A-Wish at (888) 773-WISH or log on to www.SFLA.Wish.org.

About InterContinental® Miami

Celebrating 30 years as an icon of the Downtown Miami skyline, the InterContinental® Miami is located at the crossroads of Miami’s Business and Arts & Entertainment districts. A beacon for business and leisure travelers alike, the hotel rises 34 stories over the city with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay and the Port of Miami. The hotel features 641 luxury guest rooms, including 34 suites and two presidential suites designed by Venus William’s V Starr Interiors; 35 meeting rooms with over 101,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and exhibition space, including a spectacular Grand Ballroom; multiple food and beverage outlets – Toro Toro, ¡Ole!, Bluewater, Table 40 and the hotel’s interactive digital arts lobby lounge; full-service fitness center and spa at mySpa Miami; and rooftop pool deck with gardens. The InterContinental Miami is a proud corporate citizen of the Miami-Dade community, invested through its annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball, and its corporate social responsibility program. For more information or reservations, call 305-577-1000 or visit www.ICMiamiHotel.com.

Neiman Marcus Fashion Show at the InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball Starlight Nightclub
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