InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball
Raises $2.25 million and counting
More than 850 VIPs attended the mythology-themed Inter-Continental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball, which raised over $2.25 million for Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. The event was hosted by the InterContinental® Miami, Ball founder and in-kind donor for the past 21 years, along with Shareef Malnik, who has served as Ball Chairman for 11 years
The glamorous celebration featured a special performance by six-time Grammy Award-winning entertainer Marc Anthony, and a return appearance by actress and filmmaker Gabrielle Anwar as celebrity emcee for the fifth consecutive year. The $2.25 million+ raised will grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Guests were greeted by towering pharaoh statues as they made their way to the Ancient Greece-themed white carpet. Mingling with guests were the Ball’s “Three Amigos” – Shareef Malnik, philanthropist, Make-A-Wish® Board Chairman-Elect, and owner of The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar; Robert Hill, Gala Host and InterContinental® Miami General Manager; and Norm Wedderburn, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida; along with Gabrielle Anwar. Guests included Al and Nancy Malnik, lifetime benefactors of Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida; Bob and Alysia Press; Romero Britto; Taylor and Lisa Gang; Katherine Fernandez-Rundle; Donald and Lisa Pliner; “Real Housewives of Miami” cast members Adriana de Moura and Lisa Hochstein; Igor Makarov; Elaine Lancaster; James L. Ferraro; Fabian Basabe; Michael Capponi; DJ Irie; Steven and Carly Patterson; Daniel and Stephanie Gold; Gary and Dana Shear; Edgar and Nicole Lozano; and Wayne and Arlene Chaplin.
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