Golden Angels Gala, ‘Something Cool Is Happening at Jackson’
$2 million raised for Jackson Health Foundation
Miami’s SOHO Studios was transformed into a winter wonderland when they opened their doors to Jackson Health Foundation’s annual Golden Angels Gala. With temperatures in the mid-fifties, the South Florida night provided the perfect back drop for the aptly themed gala, ‘Something Cool is Happening at Jackson’.
Jackson honored Matthew Whitman Lazenby and his wife Kristin, of the Whitman Family/Bal Harbour Shops – Grand Gala Sponsor, as they helped the Golden Angels host over 800 philanthropists, community leaders, and dignitaries.
WPLG Channel 10 Anchor Laurie Jennings, served as mistress of ceremonies. Guests dined and danced underneath a snow covered forest and were served their choice of beverages at Icicle and Iceberg Bars sponsored by Southern Wine and Spirits. Guests were also able receive their favorite beverages at the Black Ice Bar courtesy of Robins & Morton and at the Igloo Bar sponsored by the Whitman Family and the Bal Harbour Shops. The Gala’s Corporate Underwriter Ken Gorin of THE COLLECTION provided raffle patrons with their choice of either an Audi Q5 or an Audi A5 as the grand prize. We are proud to have the Miami Herald Media Company as the media sponsor of our signature event.
Gala Chairs Fana Holtz and Janice Lipton were recognized by the Jackson Health Foundation’s Chairman of the Board Silvia Rios Fortun and Keith R. Tribble, President and CEO, for their dedication and unending support of Jackson. During the elegant affair, Lifetime Humanitarian Event Chairmen Harvey and Roberta Chaplin were recognized as Golden Angel Society Grand Seraphims for their generous patronage of Jackson thoughout the years. Golden Seraphims Ophelia and Juan Roca, were recognized as Honorary Chairs. Event benefactors also included Ivette and Alan Atkinson, Philippa and Marvin Carsley, Swanee and Paul DiMare, Greenberg Traurig P.A., Fana and Abel Holtz, Jose Milton Foundation, Janie and Ron Kuperferman, Janice and Alan Lipton, Martaligia and Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Owens & Minor, Robins & Morton, Wells Fargo, Silvia Rios Fortun with Remedios Diaz Oliver, Ines Lorenzo Gomez, and Dr. Silvia Trinidad.
Jackson Health System President and CEO Carlos Migoya, showcased the ‘cool’ medical miracles and new projects happening at Jackson.
Over $2 million dollars was raised through the Golden Angels Gala which will be used to support Jackson Health System’s mission of providing world-class healthcare to the residents of Miami-Dade County and patients from across the nation and around the world.