Second Annual ‘All the World to One Child’ Gala
Benefits Friends of the Orphans
October 21, 2011 at 8 p.m.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
Friends of the Orphans’ Second Annual “All the World to One Child” Gala, sponsored by Chevron, will take place October 21, 2011 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables. In tune with the lush natural surroundings, the evening’s theme is to “Plant a Seed of Hope” and invest in a child’s future, giving them the start to a better life.
With a stellar line-up of Hispanic celebrities and musical artists, the evening is shaping up to be a memorable affair, headlined by the Mistress of Ceremonies, renowned Mexican singer/actress/comedienne Angelica Vale and co-host, pop urban artist Peewee. Friends of the Orphans is close to Vale’s heart, as its work originated in her homeland more than 50 years ago. Angelica is well known for her work on the Mexican telenovela “La Fea Mas Bella” (The Prettiest Ugly Girl) alongside her real-life mother, legendary actress Angelica Maria, who is the Friends of the Orphans’ guest of honor. Peewee is known for his hits “Carita Bonita” (Pretty Little Face) and “Tan Feliz” (So Happy) and for starring in the Mexican telenovela “Camaleones” (Chameleons). Other celebrity guests at the gala include Mexican actress and international model, Blanca Soto, 2010 “All the World to One Child” Mistress of Ceremony; journalist and news anchor Neida Sandoval; Nicaraguan Latin music artist Luis Enrique; and Grammy Award-winning Latin music producer Sergio George. Enrique’s hits include the Grammy-nominated song “Amiga” (Friend) from the Grammy-nominated album “Luces del Alma” (Lights of the Soul).
“We are honored to have Angelica Vale joined by an A-list of top celebrities who will grace our most important event of the year. With their presence, and the incredible success story of our special guest, pequeña alum Aurora Zacarias who grew up at our NPH home in Mexico, we hope to create awareness about this amazing organization,” said Ana Martinez, Regional Development Manager for the Southeast Region of Friends of the Orphans.
Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy delectable hors d’oeuvres and food stations from A Joy Wallace Catering along with premium cocktails at an open bar provided by Bacardi and Agostón wine. Also planned is a great silent auction and raffle, highlighted by a Cartier Solo Small Steel Timepiece with Opaline Silver Dial, along with vacation, restaurant and luxury packages and fine wines.
Sponsors for the evening are: Gold Benefactor Sponsor: Chevron; Patron Sponsors: Bacardi and Joseph Nader, Chief Investment Officer, Coral Gables Trust Company; Friend of Friends Sponsors: Jorge Uribe, Sotheby’s Realty, Hogan Lovells, AR New York and American Airlines. Tickets for the gala are $150 per person.
To inquire about sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets, please call Friends of the Orphans’ Southeast Region Miami office at 305-663-6211 or visit www.friendsoftheorphans/2011SE.
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For over forty years, Friends of the Orphans has supported the work of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH), a network of orphanages that is home to over 3,600 children in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through the generosity of sponsors, donors and volunteers, Friends of the Orphans strives to end the cycle of poverty by providing food, shelter, clothing, education, health care, love and hope to thousands of children at the NPH homes in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Peru, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
About Friends of the Orphans
Through its support of the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (Our Little Brothers and Sisters) homes and outreach programs in nine Latin American and Caribbean countries, Friends of the Orphans is dedicated to transforming the lives of orphaned, abandoned and disadvantaged children. Together, Friends of the Orphans and NPH create families for life, enabling children to transcend poverty and grow into caring, productive members of their communities. It is a love-filled journey that began long ago with one man, whose vision and philosophy remain the driving force behind the organization’s dedication to the children.
A Unique Approach to Transforming Lives: The partnership between Friends of the Orphans and NPH is unique and so is the model under which they operate. Instead of being placed for adoption, children are welcomed with their siblings into the larger NPH family, where they can remain until they are able to live independently. Striving to meet more than just the basic needs, NPH also provides for the emotional, developmental and spiritual needs of the children. This holistic approach helps the children form bonds that endure for life. As part of a cooperative family, each child has daily chores and is asked to give back a year or more of service to NPH. Education is an essential part of the NPH model. After secondary school, each child has the opportunity to finish a technical course or attend a university. They emerge as educated, productive adults. Today, many are educators, doctors, accountants, carpenters, farmers and community leaders. Appreciating the impact NPH has had on their lives, some work for NPH while others sponsor children, organize fundraisers or serve as ambassadors for NPH.