The Metropolitan Garden Gala
Benefits Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 7 p.m.
JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts Miami
345 Avenue of the Americas, Downtown Miami
The Metropolitan Garden Gala is the Sylvester signature event held every other year to support cancer research programs. The gala will be held in conjunction with the grand opening celebration of the JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts Miami.
The celebration will feature a performance by Idina Menzel, celebrated for her Tony Award-winning performance in Wicked, her Tony Award-nominated performance in Rent and her recurring role in the hit TV show Glee. The semi-annual gala is known for outstanding food, superlative service, and a luxury silent auction, with an exciting after-party added for 2010.
A highlight of the gala will be the awarding of the Caroline W. Halpern Award for Leadership to the 2010 recipients Roberta and Harvey Chaplin.
Gala Chairs: Lily and David Serviansky
Auction Chairs: JoAnn and Mark Hildebrandt
Palm Beach County Chairs: Jayne and Chris Malfitano
Entertainment Chair: Evelyn Langlieb Greer
Corporate Sponsorship Chair: Jennifer Stearns Buttrick
After-Party Chairs: Austin and Stephanie Gaines, Samantha and Mason Sharpe
Generously sponsored by:
Corporate Host: JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts Miami
Entertainment Sponsor: Wells Fargo
VIP Cocktail Reception Sponsors: Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson
After Party Sponsors: The Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation
Corporate Retail Sponsor: Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour
Grand Sponsor: Southern Wine & Spirits of America
Grand Sponsor: Suffolk Construction Company, Inc.
Event Sponsor: The Havenick Family /Magic City Casino
Table Sponsors & Hosts:
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Chanin and Adam Carlin
Fredi and Robert Consolo/Gail and Jeff Gidney
Cooper, Zinn, Channing Families
Colleen and Richard Fain
Denny and Paul Feinsilver
Bruce W. and Evelyn Langlieb Greer
Koniver Stern Group
Macy’s/Joan and J. David Scheiner
Perry Ellis International
Rene Ruiz Couture
Lily and David Serviansky
Wells Fargo Private Banking
Baker & McKenzie, LLP Bank of America Merrill Lynch Commercial
Real Estate Banking
Bluestein and Wayne, P.A.
Fowler White Burnett, P.A.
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Elsie and Gene Howard
Kreps DeMaria Public Relations and Marketing
Landstar Development Group
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc.
The Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald
Morrison Brown Argiz & Farra, LLP
Judy and John Schulte
About Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine opened is 1992 to provide comprehensive cancer services and today serves as the hub for cancer-related research, diagnosis, and treatment at UHealth—University of Miami Health System.
Sylvester handles 1,300 inpatient admissions annually, performs 3,000 surgical procedures, and treats more than 4,300 new cancer patients. All Sylvester cancer specialists are on the faculty of the Miller School of Medicine, South Florida’s only academic medical center. In addition, Sylvester physicians and scientists are engaged in more than 200 clinical trials and receive $41 million annually in research grants. Sylvester at Deerfield Beach opened in 2003 to better meet the needs of residents of Broward and Palm Beach counties, and now offers appointments with 30 physicians from 14 of Sylvester’s 15 Site Disease Groups, complementary therapies from the Courtelis Center, and education and outreach events. Sylvester recently opened a satellite facility in Kendall as well. http://www.sylvester.org or 305-243-9088.