The Road to Rio: A Gala from Ipanema2023, Gala Guide
Join the Coral Gables Community Foundation and event chairs Sissy DeMaria-Koehne and Lauren Harrison Brown for “The Road to Rio, A Gala from Ipanema,” a celebration of all things Brazilian and Carnaval. From the cult of soccer to the festivities surrounding Carnaval, Brazilian culture will be feted as The Biltmore Hotel is transformed to one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Rio de Janeiro! Patrons of “The Road to Rio” will enjoy a dazzling gastronomic experience, live music and special performances, as well as have the opportunity to bid on silent and live auctions featuring travel experiences and luxury goods and services, with all proceeds benefitting the important mission of the Foundation.
About Coral Gables Community Foundation
Established in 1991 and led by community leaders, the Foundation has long served as a philanthropic conduit within the City, connecting those individuals and corporations who are seeking to positively impact its citizens and the community’s overall growth. The Foundation has helped youth, elderly and disabled residents through a range of services, from providing dental care to children in-need, to sponsoring cultural activities and awarding an array of annual scholarships to deserving residents. Proceeds from “The Road to Rio, A Gala from Ipanema,” will help fund scholarships, enhance historic landmarks, support the arts and make charitable giving possible by elevating and enriching the quality of life in Coral Gables. Further enhancing the spirit of the event, several influential members of Coral Gables will be honored during the gala.