Children’s Resources 41st Anniversary Musical Gala

Gala Co-Chairmen: Roberto Lizama, Veronica Lizama, Danny Cifuentes, Paola Sanchez-Torres, Josh Kaufman, Noemi Kaufman, Marta Colomar, President Mike Diaz, Mariam Bazzi, Stephen Armaly, Nikki Brandt, Nelson Brandt, Courtney DeKanter, Seth DeKanter, Erika Berger, Nick Studds, Mitch Vento

The elegant Four Seasons Hotel was the scene for Children’s Resources to host its 41st Anniversary Musical Gala. A sold-out crowd celebrated the school’s accomplishments with a lively cocktail hour to welcome guests, a fabulous silent auction, five-course dinner and an evening of dancing; all to benefit children with special needs.

The night honored Gala Grand Honorees Lynn Girsh and Susan & Les Eisenberg for their unwavering commitment to the center, outstanding contributions to improve the lives of the children that attend the school and philanthropy. President of Children’s Resources, Mike Diaz, welcomed guests and thanked them for their dedication to the children at the school. Also recognized were the remarkable past Presidents along with the current President, as Gala Honorees & Co-Chairmen, Peggy Armaly, Les Eisenberg, Susan Eisenberg, Shirley Anderson, Stephen Aramaly, Josephine Baker, Betty Brandt, Mike Hightower, Martha Mishcon, Luisita Pacheco, Hildine Potashnick, Claudine Smurfit, Dan Tasciotti, Jane Tasciotti, Ellie Trotter, Judy Wieselberg and Mike Diaz for their years of leadership and commitment to Children’s Resources and children with special needs. They have been the foundation of our success and essential to our growth.

This year’s generous sponsors included Corporate Grand Sponsor Florida Blue, Carmax Foundation, Kiwanis Club of Miami, Woman’s Relief Association, Peacock Foundation, The Hermanowski Family Foundation and The Tweed Foundation for their unwavering support which has made Children’s Resource Educational Center a model program for children with developmental disabilities.

Guests were also treated to high energy performances from the volunteer singers and dancers of Montclair State University. Guests packed the dance floor with music from the Danny Beck Orchestra. The evening continued well into the night with an after-party in the 1435 lounge where everyone reminisced about the amazing event with flowing champagne and late-night bites. It was a memorable evening for everyone!

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