FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Sapphire Gala
The Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, South Florida’s first public medical school, celebrated its 10th anniversary with its “Sapphire Gala” at the InterContinental Miami, in Downtown Miami. Approximately 500 members of Miami’s philanthropic, academic, medical and business communities gathered for an exclusive black-tie evening featuring a luxury silent auction, dinner, music, dancing, and awards presentation. The gala raised $1 million, a record amount of funds for any event in the history of Florida International University, which will go towards scholarships, medical education and training programs at the college. The fundraising activities included a drawing for a 2016 Red Stingray Corvette courtesy of Felix Sabates Chevrolet Cadillac, with proceeds supporting medical student scholarships. Robert Goldszer, chief medical officer for Mount Sinai Medical Center, won the drawing.