Essence of Nicaragua Gala

Benefits American Nicaraguan Foundation

Saturday, December 1, 2007
InterContinental Hotel
100 Chopin Plaza, Miami

On Saturday, December 1st, The American Nicaraguan Foundation will commemorate its fifteen year anniversary of humanitarian work in this country by celebrating with an extraordinary gala. The Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Miami is the site, and more than 40 sponsors are participating, including Anheuser-Busch, BAC Florida Bank, Brown Brothers Harriman, Flor de Cana, J P Morgan, Chivas, UBS, Harper’s Bazaar en Espanol, to name a few.

The theme of the gala is “Essence of Nicaragua” a look at the heritage, the richness of the culture and a taste of the unique flavor of its cuisine. An exclusive silent auction will be everyone’s delight from private villas in Tuscany, Italy, to a week-long trip to Bora-Bora and Tahiti. The guests will enjoy a champagne cocktail reception, followed by an elegant dinner and dancing until dawn.

Among the special guests who will be present at the gala are Xiomara Blandino, Miss Nicaragua 2007 finalist at the Miss Universe pageant, along with Rosa Maria Ojeda, Miss Mexico 2007 and also a finalist for Miss Universe. The emcees for the evening are Diana Diaz, WSVN Chanel 7 anchor, and Cristiana Frixione, Miss Nicaragua 2006. The chairs for the gala are Maria Amanda Rodriguez & Theresa Cardenal-Pellas. All proceeds will go towards improving the lives of thousands of people in Nicaragua.

For additional information please visit, call 305-374-3391, or e-mail or

About American Nicaraguan Foundation

The American Nicaraguan Foundation (ANF) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1992 to help the neediest sectors of Nicaragua in the areas of health care, housing, nutrition, education and sustainable development. ANF is committed to keeping administrative expenses under 1% of the total revenue, a commitment that has granted ANF an important recognition among its peers.

ANF mobilizes and focuses international and local resources to support programs and projects that improve access to, or the quality of, education, nutrition, healthcare, and housing available to Nicaragua’s poorest communities. Programs are carried out by 2,864 local organizations which receive ANF donations with the support of the local private and public sectors.

American Nicaraguan Foundation is wholeheartedly committed to empowering local communities throughout Nicaragua. Our 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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