Lasting Legacy

American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro


On a stunning Miami evening at the Bal Harbour estate of Orly and Shlomy Alexander, the major donors of the American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro were honored at a bayside cocktail reception and dinner. Among those in attendance were founding members Jules and Stephanie Trump, major donor chairs Irma and Norman Braman, Lin Arison, Greater Miami Jewish Federation president and CEO Jacob Solomon and founding executive director Naomi Stuchiner.

SocialMiami was granted access to this intimate gathering to learn why these Miami heavyweights support the Israeli-based Beit Issie Shapiro and how it has evolved over the past 30 years into an internationally renowned research facility and treatment center for disabled children.

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Celebrating Sugerman


Renowned architect and Bay Harbor resident, Barry Sugerman, was honored at a special cocktail reception hosted by Farrey’s Lighting and Bath in North Miami. Barry’s longtime friend and Air Force buddy Bud Farrey presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of 45 years of architectural excellence. The award was presented on behalf of Farrey’s Lighting and Bath and SocialMiami.com.

Paying special tribute were guest speakers: Lennar’s Marshall Ames, Keith Trowbridge, for whom Barry designed one of the first ever time-shares in Sanibel Island, stepson Phillip Huber, and young Haley Huber, Barry’s granddaughter and architect-in-training.

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Ornare’s Limited Edition Book Launch

Ornare, the luxury kitchen and closet manufacturer, celebrated the launch of its limited edition book. With only 200 books available, Claudio Faria organized a series of six petit committee lunches, sponsored by the appliance specialist La Cuisine Gourmet, and presented it to a selected and sophisticated group of architects, interior designers, developers, media and trend-setters to celebrate this special moment in Ornare’s history. As an added bonus, Ken Lyon, from Fratelli Lyon, performed a cooking demonstration in one of Ornare’s kitchens.

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