American Nicaraguan Foundation’s “Gala Xtravaganza”

Paco Bendana, Amanda Rodriguez, Jorge Rodriguez, Marines Duarte, Alfredo Pellas, Theresita Pellas

The American Nicaraguan Foundation (ANF) celebrated their annual fundraising gala under the theme “Gala Xtravaganza” at the Intercontinental hotel in Miami on Saturday, Oct. 16th.

The evening began with a touch of glamour as guests were greeted on the red carpet by Honorary Gala Chair, Angel Sanchez and gala chairs Theresita Pellas, Maria Amanda Rodriguez and Paco Bendaña, as well as ANF chairman of the board, Alfredo Pellas, Jr.

Marines Duarte, Terry & Alfredo Pellas, David & Jamie Rosenberg

The extended cocktail hour allowed the nearly 700 patrons a chance to bid on a fabulous array of silent auction items. Among the items up for bid were Luxury items, such as Britto artwork, exclusives pieces by Colombian Designer Paola Pacheco, amazing handbags designed by Adriana Castro, a fabulous dress by Angel Sanchez and much more.

The ballroom was absolutely breathtaking as exquisite arrangements created by SAHID complimented the scenery. Guests enjoyed an elegant dinner before dancing the night away until well past midnight.

After midnight the guests were able to enjoy a “Miami Chic Lounge” The stylish lounge was done in white with silver, champagne, chocolate and the signature drink “Cuatro Leches Martini” were on the menu and enjoyed by all the special guests. Along with a very fun “Photo Booth”

Red Carpet

The party continued until the wee hours. This celebration brought in people from all corners to toast its achievements of injecting nearly 100 million dollars annually into the most impoverished communities of Nicaragua. It was an event centered on love and appreciation, an exquisite affair that left no detail unattended.

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