Camillus House’s 17th Annual “Hope For All” Gala

Maria Barbosa, Bob Dickinson, Dr. Kate Callahan

The Hilton Miami Downtown played host to one of Miami’s most distinguished charities, Camillus House, for a spectacular gala themed “Guayaberas and Good Times.” The sold-out event raised over $1.6 million for persons who are poor and homeless in our community.

The 17th annual “Hope for All” Gala featured an incredible array of silent and live auction items featuring the very best in wines, travel and lifestyle items.

A special thank you goes out to our Gala Chairs including Bob Dickinson, Swanee & Paul DiMare, and Constance & Mike Fernandez.

The Benefactor Sponsors were American Airlines, Carnival Foundation, Bob Dickinson, Knight Foundation, MBF Healthcare Partners, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, TD Bank. The Spirits Sponsor was Bacardi, the A/V Sponsor was Southern Audio Visual, and the Media Sponsor was the Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald.

The Patron Sponsors were Blasco Construction Corp., DiMare Fresh, and Ryder Charitable Foundation.

Brother Raphael Mieszala, Claudia Elorza, Brother Mateo Fenza


The Host Committee Sponsors were Susan & Tom Abraham (Anthony R. Abraham Foundation), Bunny Bastian, Susan & Mark Bloom (Greenberg Traurig), Lisa & John Chidsey, Melina & Eduardo Cisneros (Cisneros Corporation), Melanie & Ric Cooper, Joe DaGrosa, Jr. (General American Capital Partners, Inc.), John Dubois, Wayne Eldred (Tarpon Bend), the Honorable Patricia Seitz & Alan Greer, Julie Grimes, Michael Haskett, Tina & Jon Kislak, Teresa & Paul Lowenthal, Lisette & Manny Medina (Medina Family Foundation, Inc.), Matthew Meehan & Rod Hildebrant, Lisa & Victor Mendelson (HEICO), Bibi & Mario Murgado (Brickell Motors), José Luis Nazar, Dr. Sidney J. Stern, Glenn Straub (Palm Beach Polo Golf & Country Club), Andres Toro, and Vince Vento (ATCi Communications).

The Supporter Sponsors were ArcBuilders and Group Inc., Archdiocese of Miami, Baptist Health South Florida, BB&T, Berger Singerman, Church of the Epiphany, City Furniture, City National Bank, Coastal Construction Group, Dufry America, Inc., Equivoice Cruise LLC, EY, Florida Power & Light, Housing Trust Group, Humana, Hyatt, Jones Lowry, Kansas Marine Co., Lennar Foundation, MacKnight Food Group, MAT Concessionaire, LLC, Miami DDA, Miami Worldcenter, Michael Morse, Nestlé Professional Beverages, Northern Trust, Park West Gallery, Perry Ellis International, Inc., Publix Super Markets Charities, Commissioner Ken Russell, SeaMiles LLC, Mary Shafey, Simply Healthcare, Starboard Cruise Services, Steiner Transocean Ltd., and Wells Fargo Insurance.