Kristi House’s THE SKY’S THE LIMIT Gala

Two hundred guests raised an amazing $580,000 for child sexual abuse and trafficking victims.

Supporters at Kristi House's Sky's the Limit Gala

Undeterred by the pandemic, two hundred guests sent a clear message of support at Kristi House reimagined Sky’s the Limit Gala on April 17, when the organization raised an amazing $580,000 for child sexual abuse and trafficking victims. The excitement was high with the announcement of a $100,000 Challenge Grant to Kristi House from Polly & Peter Appel. And guests were blown away by an epic auction donation from Mr. Alan and Dr. Brigitt Potamkin: A “Seafaring Escape” aboard the Potamkin family’s glorious 130-foot Westport yacht, complete with captain, crew and chef for 10 people. This amazing auction item netted over $100,000 for Kristi House.

Gala guests were treated to gourmet adventures in culinary world “travel” experiences all over town. Conceived and executed by event aficionados Lauren Harrison Brown, Maria Maloof, and Priscilla Marrero, this year Kristi House’s annual signature gala was reshaped into mini-events featuring cuisine from France, Italy, Spain, India and the Mediterranean.

Amanda G. Altman, Susan Warner
Rick & Kara Rosen

Chefs, servers, bartenders and DJs were dispatched to small group gatherings in 20 locations throughout Miami. Guests were connected by remote technology and their collective commitment to healing the victims of sexual abuse and trafficking. They generously bid in the auction and gave from the heart to support Kristi House’s work and the shared vision to eradicate these crimes against children.

All funds raised at Sky’s the Limit will go toward the emotional, physical and legal advocacy needs for children and their families overcoming the trauma of abuse.

Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and Kadie Black, Kristi House Director of Development
Josett Valdez, Amy Ferguson, Mary Shafey, Eloise Carroll, Linda Corey, Norma Echarte
Matt Haggman, Mike Roan, Jorge Luis Lopez
Philip Sylvester, Leah Sylvester, David Lynn

Major Sponsors

The Jills Zeder Group, Juliana Krys Jewelry and Suzy & Sadek Wahba

First Class Sponsors

Amanda G. Altman, Esq. & David Lynn, Lauren & Blake Brown, Fran & Howard Feinberg, Maria & Al Maloof, Priscilla & Daniel Marrero, Commissioner Joe A. Martinez, Mary “Mimi” Bradley Shafey, and Tina & Alex van der Ven, MD

Premium Class Sponsors

Baptist Health South Florida, Yvonne Chen & Mark Fitzpatrick / Glide Capital, Rachelle & AJ de Moya / The de Moya Group, Chairman Jose “Pepe” Diaz, Dr. Patty Miami, Commissioner René García, Grove Bank & Trust, Erica & Pedro P. Echarte, III, Esq, Herskowitz Shapiro, Barbara & Alex Havenick, Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins, Commissioner Eileen Higgins, Vicky & Bert Hucks, Miami Beach Anesthesiology Associates, Ana & Cecil Milton / José Milton Foundation, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Regions, Lizzie & Drew Schaul, Brianna R. Varas, MD & Manny Varas

In-Kind Sponsors

AVmedia, Bacardi, CreativeOndemanD, Infinite Gift, NewStar Media, Republic National Distributing Company and 305 Hive with an After Party by Ussery Automotive Group

Salma & Adil Rahmathulla
Ana & Custodio Toledo
Nina Miguel & Natalia Echavarria
Maria & Brett Beveridge
John Chidsey, Robert & Jill Hertzberg, Jon Zeder, Lisa Chidsey, Garry Munson, Judy Zeder, Lynn McMahon, Alexandra Villoch & Cesar Mendoza, Jackie & Souheil Skaf
Jill Hertzberg & Judy Zeder
Maria & Al Maloof
Rafael & Victoria Guinot, Samantha & John Murphy, Maria Maloof, Albert & Meghan Maloof Berdellans
Meghan & Albert Maloof Berdellans
Blake Brown & Lauren Harrison Brown
Kim & Joe Hernandez
Loretta Nido, Lauren Harrison Brown & Catherine Grieve
Eric & Jocelyn Woolworth, Daniel & Priscilla Marrero, Luis Miguel & Carmen Messianu, Gene Gordon & Ileana Bravo
Daniel & Priscilla Marrero
Don Slesnick and Gay Bondurant enjoying the virtual program.
Alexander & Tina van der Ven, Guatam & Jessica Yagnik, Natalia & Fernando Munilla, Flor & Michael Lemke, Danielle & Kevin Milota
Tina & Alexander van der Ven
Sky's the Limit Celebration at the home of Ana & Cecil Milton _ José Milton Foundation
Susan Warner, Karen Sieron Peters, Fran Feinberg, Amanda G. Altman
Sky's the Limit Celebration at the home of Vicky & Bert Hucks
Jessica Hylton, Rick & Kara Rosen
Sky's the Limit Gala tablescape at the home of Maria Maloof, Gala Chair. 
Kristi House CEO, Amanda G. Altman, toasting Gala guests
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