SocialMiami’s GALA GUIDE Spring Release
Take a look at pictures from events passed and get a glimpse of what's going forward.
Miami’s social scene is distanced but most decidedly relevant. Charities are working harder than ever and their supporters are unwavering in their dedication.
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation held The Women’s Event in a virtual forum that was opened by chair Silvia Assor and attended by supporters Ilene Kossman and Tammy Woldenberg, who welcomed guests while Jeannette Kaplun interviewed featured speaker Mayim Bialik.
Kristi House held it’s Virtual Breaking the Silence Luncheon with CEO Amanda Altman, moderator Ileana Bravo, co-chair Angelica Bertot Santibañez, Glorida Fonts Suárez and Priscilla Marrero.
The Coral Gables Community Foundation held L’Art de Recevoir with co-chairing couples Sissy DeMaria-Koehne & Dr. Guenther Koehn and Lauren Harrison-Brown and Blake Brown.
And for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Virtual Diamond Ball brought to the screen co-hosts Jason Alpert and Geoff Cowan as well as Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation president Michelle Boggs and Nicklaus Children’s Health System president and CEO Matthew Love.
There’s still so much ahead. Coming up in April is the Women of Tomorrow Annual Gala with organization founder Jennifer Valoppi and gala founder Marisa Toccin Lucas and PAMM’s Art of the Party with details unfolding.
For the Women’s Fund Power of the Purse the board is charing including Gloria Romero Roses, Arathi Ramappa, Denise Calle, Joy McKenna, DeAnne Connolly Graham, Shelley Jacoby, Joan Godoy, Adrienne Messing, Maria Ilcheva, Adele Valencia, Ivon Mesa, Daphnee Arana, Michelle Austin Pamies, Vanessa Brizo, Franccesca Cesti-Browne, Priscilla Dames Blake, Susan Matos, Marcia Narine Weldon, Dr. Danielle Prendergast, Michelle Rodriguez and Interim Executive Director, Marya Meyer. And don’t forget Branches’ 18th Annual “Black Tie and Blue Jeans Gala and Online Auction.”
You can also come out for Sylvester Cancer Center’s Dolphins Cancer Challenge, one of the nation’s most celebrated experiences inspiring thousands of cyclists, runners, and walkers, chaired by Tom Garfinkel, Vice-Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Miami Dolphins, and Jackie Travisano, EVP & COO University of Miami & Chair of the Dolphins Challenge Cancer Board of Directors.
There are even new additions for this release, including Chapman Partnerships “Take a Walk in Her Shoes” plus Breakthrough Miami’s Support a Scholar Celebration.
So take a look and start to book your outings and occasions for spring, summer and fall.
Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com’s managing editor and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. A former U.S. government economist, her nationally syndicated column The Home Economist is first published in The Miami Herald and then on the Tribune Content Agency, where it’s available to over 400 publications nationwide. She is broadcast weekly on two iHeartRadio news shows and is the author of “Not Buying It: Stop Overspending & Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids,” a parenting guide for people who might be tempted to buy their children the very obstacles they’re trying to avoid.