ANF Extravaganza Gala

Benefits the American Nicaraguan Foundation

Having Fun!!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 7 p.m.
The InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza, Miami

On October 16, the American Nicaraguan Foundation (ANF) will celebrate its 10th annual gala event and its 18th anniversary with a spectacular event under the theme of Extravaganza at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami.

The evening will begin with absolute elegance, as gala chairs Theresita Pellas, Maria Amanda Rodriguez and Paco Bendaña welcome guests on the red carpet. In addition, guests will meet and greet honorary gala chair, internationally acclaimed fashion designer Angel Sanchez.

Danielle Deleon, Milena Gurdian, Eduardo Pellas

The opening cocktail reception will showcase a luxury goods silent auction featuring exclusive items worn by A-list celebrities, such as Adriana Castro’s two-toned python clutch seen on Sex and the City 2 in the hands of Sarah Jessica Parker.

Never failing to impress, the ballroom will be decorated with breathtaking arrangements emphasizing a decade of glamour created by SAHID. Nearly 700 guests will enjoy an exquisite dinner comprised of authentic Nicaraguan hors d’oeuvres and a multi-course dinner featuring 5-star cuisine.

Among celebrities and good friends, guests will chase the misty night away with their dancing shoes, beautiful designer gowns, and Tres Leches Martinis in hand.

Well past midnight, guests will be encouraged to stay for the After-Party, where the dancing continues into wee hours of the morning. This dynamic evening brings in people from all corners of the world, to toast a better Nicaragua and to the Foundation that empowers millions of children and families everywhere. Centered on camaraderie, love, and appreciation, this extravagant event leaves no room for disappointment.

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Claudia Cisneros, Martin Rozenblum, Terry Pellas, Alexia & Henry Fernandez

About American Nicaraguan Foundation

The American Nicaraguan Foundation (ANF) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1992 by Nicaraguan philanthropists, Alfredo and Theresita Pelles, to help the neediest sectors of Nicaragua in the areas of health care, housing, nutrition, education and sustainable development. The American Nicaraguan Foundation is the largest humanitarian organization working towards sustainable development in the country, supporting over 1300 local organizations. Programs are carried out by 2,864 local organizations which receive ANF donations with the support of the local private and public sectors. One of ANF’s most ambitious projects is the house-building program. In 2007 ANF built 1,842 homes across Nicaragua and since January 1, 2008, ANF is responsible for nearly 250 containers sent to Nicaragua for the construction of 849 homes.

Maria Amanda Rodriguez, Paco Bendana, Theresa Pellas

ANF is committed to keeping administrative expenses under 1% of the total revenue, a commitment that has granted ANF important recognition among its peers.

American Nicaraguan Foundation is wholeheartedly committed to empowering local communities throughout Nicaragua. The intention is not so much to play the role of caregiver, but to actively work to empower the marginalized sectors of Nicaraguan society.

By recognizing that each human life is equal in worth and meaning regardless of race, gender, social and economic standing, ANF arduously works to achieve sustainable development in Nicaragua by promoting self sufficiency and autonomy. Its goal is to eradicate the incessant poverty in Nicaragua by working to develop support programs in education, nutrition, housing and healthcare.

With this goal in mind, ANF has created programs aimed at fostering increased opportunity, self sufficiency and dignity for the poor in Nicaragua. For more information, visit

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