Be A Voice Have A Heart Gala
Voices For Children Foundation Celebrates its 25th Anniversary
As guests arrived, they were welcomed with an impressive array of silent auction items, including travel and leisure, beauty, pop and sports memorabilia, and exclusive jewelry items. Once in the ballroom, exquisitely decorated for the occasion, attendees were greeted by Laurie Jennings, the evening’s emcee and longtime friend of the organization, who graciously thanked the gala’s presenting sponsors, Machado Garcia-Sierra Communications; Mandarin Oriental, Miami; Rose Realty and Associates; and Southern Wine and Spirits, and kicked off the celebration.Every year, the gala presents a testimonial showcasing the work of Voices For Children. This time, Sergio Martinez moved the audience to tears when he talked about his and his wife’s adoption of eight children, seven from foster care, and the importance of their Guardian Ad Litem, the children’s voice when nobody else would listen. As the evening progressed, one lucky guest won a raffle for a Voyage to a “Jewel of the Orient,” courtesy of Cathay Pacific Airways. Shortly after, a drawing for a custom portrait by Romero Britto valued at $45,000, reserved only for the twenty-five guests who joined Voices’ Angel Society that night, closed the evening’s program. Be A Voice, visit www.voices4.org.