Golden Angels Gala

The sold-out event brought more than 900 guests together for an unforgettable evening of giving that raised more than $3.5 million.

Bert De Armas, Ana VeigaMilton, Silvia Rios Fortun, Bob McFarlin, Matthew Grosack, Maggie Villacampa, James Champion, Dr. Shirley Press, Flavia Llizo, Gonzalo de Quesada, David A. Coulson, Esq., Charmaine Gatlin

Jackson Health Foundation hosted its annual Golden Angels Gala at Ice Palace Studios in Miami. The gala raised $3.5 million to support Jackson Health System and paid tribute to Jackson’s lifesaving work, and honored the Golden Angel Society, the Foundation’s premier giving group, whose members play a vital role in advancing Jackson’s mission through their philanthropic efforts.

The sold-out event brought more than 900 guests together, including corporate partners, philanthropists, and community leaders, for an unforgettable evening of giving. More than $3.5 million was raised during the celebration. This year, Jeannie Etter and David A. Coulson, Esq., and Jerry Cody, served as the gala chairs.

A chance drawing for an all-electric 2023 Audi Q4 e-tron, donated by THE COLLECTION, was a highlight of the event.

The gala featured a video chronicling the journey of Danielle Crease, whose life was saved at Ryder Trauma after she suffered life-threatening injuries in a boating accident. Crease traveled to South Florida from Oregon for this special night.

Ana VeigaMilton, Dan Bell, Trish Bell, Laurie Jennings, Carlos A. Migoya
Ron Rodriguez, Lisbet Fernandez-Vina, Flavia Llizo, Paulina Angel, Cyndi Franco, Dr. Gisele Guerra, Dr. Rudolph Moise, Lucy Morillo
David A. Coulson, Esq., Jeannie Etter, Jerry Cody
David A. Coulson, Esq., Jeannie Etter, Jerry Cody
Karla and Scott Richey
Karla and Scott Richey
Dr. Henri Ford, Donna Ford
Dr. Henri Ford, Donna Ford

Special gifts directly impacting the Foundation’s mission were announced at the gala:

Joe Deitch and Tao Jones Foundation – $1 million donation
Bank of America – $250,000 grant
West Coast University – $150,000 donation

Dr. Orlando Rodriguez Diana Rodriguez Danielle Press Crease and Charles Press
Dr. Orlando Rodriguez Diana Rodriguez Danielle Press Crease and Charles Press
Patricia Woods, Benjamin Woods, Phillip Achim, Cindy Schutters
Constanza “Connie” Traub Hayem, Ana Laura Dos Santos
Alex Carvallo, Gianna Carvallo, Greg Kappas, Jonathan Galindo

The event was made possible by the following sponsors:


Jeannie Etter and David Coulson
Jerry Cody
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits


G City


Trish and Dan Bell
José Milton Foundation
Florida National University


First Horizon
West Coast University


Miami Marlins
Knight Parking
Buckner, Shifrin, Etter, Dugan, & Bradfute, PA;

Media: Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald, Miami Kids Magazine, and S Revista.

Dr. Rudolph Moise, Elliott and Brenda Rodriguez, Cyndi Franco
Dr. Wendy Heckelman, Adam Stoner, JoAnn and Ronald Glass
Gonzalo de Quesada at the champagne bar
Jose and Liliana Vergara, Diana and Juan Puig
Maite and Alex Adams
Rigo Lesteiro, Silvia Rios Fortun, Remedios Diaz Oliver, Lilliam Machado
Dr. Alan Levi, Teresa Oquendo
Dr. Alan Levi, Teresa Oquendo
Lissette Dominguez, Rudy-Lleonart
Lissette Dominguez, Rudy-Lleonart
Marile and Jorge Luis Lopez Esq
Marile and Jorge Luis Lopez Esq
The Dance Floor

About Jackson Health Foundation

Jackson Health Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the fundraising arm for Jackson Health System, the most comprehensive healthcare provider in South Florida and home to the largest public hospital in the country. Through the generosity of compassionate donors, the Foundation seeks private philanthropic funds to improve the health system’s facilities, provide it with the most advanced equipment and technology, and support its priority projects. The Foundation’s fundraising efforts allow Jackson to provide life-saving medical care to all of its patients, regardless of financial need, and improve healthcare delivery, enhance the patient experience, and promote wellness and preventive medicine. The  Foundation offers several fundraising programs, including the Golden Angel Society, the Foundation’s premier giving society; Guardian Angels, who are dedicated to supporting Holtz Children’s Hospital; International Kids Fund Wonderfund™, a global outreach program that provides medical care to children from around the world who cannot be treated in their home countries; and the Young Angels Program for individuals ages 21 to 45, who believe that participation in civic engagement activities is vital to the health of their community. Founded in 1991, the Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors committed to philanthropic activities that, to date, have raised more than $140 million to benefit Jackson. For more information about Jackson Health Foundation, visit or call 305.585.GIVE (4483).

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