8th Annual “The Auction” Sets New Record for Camillus House
Raising over $1.15 million for poor and homeless in Greater Miami
This year’s event featured an amazing gourmet dinner prepared by award winning Chef Michelle Bernstein and hilarious entertainment by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author & Humorist Dave Barry. The much-anticipated event lived up to its name once again with an incredibly diverse silent and live auction with fabulous wines, jewelry, travel, and lifestyle items. This year’s top selling auction item was a week’s stay at a sumptuous villa in the South of France – raising $70,000.
A special thank you goes out to Ravneet Rekhi Chowdhury, our Event Chair, and our Presenting Sponsor American Airlines.
Founding Trustees were Bunny Bastian, Jonathan Brown (The Macknight Group, Inc.), Joan & Robert Clifford, Joe DaGrosa, Jr. (General American Capital Partners, LLC), Bob Dickinson, Swanee & Paul DiMare (DiMare Fresh), John Dubois, Wayne C. Eldred (Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill), The Kadre Family, Teresa & Paul Lowenthal, Jones Lowry (Nancy & Mac Lowry), Lisette & Manny Medina (Medina Family Foundation, Inc.), Matthew Meehan & Rod Hildebrant, Maria Alonso Montague & Alex Montague, Jose Luis Nazar, Dr. Sidney Stern (iCare Health Solutions LLC), Andres Toro, and Vince Vento.
The Premiere Sponsor was Norwegian Cruise Line and the Automobile Sponsor was Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables. Corporate Sponsors include Baptist Health South Florida, Coastal Construction Group, HSBC Private Bank, IBERIABANK, Park West Foundation, Sapoznik, Stearns Weaver Miller. Underwriting Sponsors were Church of the Epiphany and Tina & Jon Kislak. Champagne & Wine Sponsors were E & J Gallo Winery, Wayne C Eldred, Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill, Champagne Jeeper, Twenty-One Wine & Spirits.