Charity Register: May/June
Best Buddies Friendship Walk, Claws for Kids, and more causes to celebrate.
May 02, 2013
BEST BUDDIES INTERNATIONAL
Cause: Create opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Founder/chair: Anthony K. Shriver
Event: Friendship Walk, Saturday, May 4, at 8 am, Huizenga Park, Fort Lauderdale
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF MIAMI-DADE
Cause: Inspire and enable young people, especially those in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens
Committee chair: Judy Kramer
Event: Second annual Claws for Kids, Sunday, May 5, at 11:30 am, Joe’s Stone Crab
Cause: Provide direct services of food, clothing, shelter, addiction counseling, behavioral health and job training, and healthcare to the poor and homeless of South Florida
President/CEO : Dr. Paul R. Ahr
Event: The Auction, Saturday, May 11, at 6:30 pm, The Coral Gables Country Club
ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL
Cause: Advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment
Honoree: Don Shula
Event: FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala, Saturday, May 18, at 7 pm, JW Marriott Marquis Miami
AMIGOS FOR KIDS
Cause: Prevent child abuse and neglect by valuing children, strengthening families, and educating communities
Cofounder/chairman emeritus: Jorge A. Plasencia
Event: Miami Celebrity Domino Night, Saturday, June 15, at 8 pm, Jungle Island
Cause: Improve the lives of South Florida youth through educational and extracurricular opportunities that may not otherwise be available to them
Founder: DJ Irie
Event: Ninth annual Irie Weekend, June 27–29, various locations/ times
Charity Register: April 2013
Six opportunities to give back this month.
April 01, 2013
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Cause: Find cures for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases through research and treatment
Event chair: Michael Epstein
Event: Sixth annual Nautica South Beach Triathlon, Sunday, April 7, at 5:30 a.m., Lummus Park
Women's Fund of Miami-Dade
Cause: Empower women through advocacy and funding for innovative initiatives that build equality, foster social change, and create community partnerships
Event chairs: Judy Chorlog, Kristin Francisco, and Aletha Player
Event: 2013 annual luncheon, Power of the Purse: 20 Years of Solutions, Friday, April 19, at 11 a.m., Jungle Island
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Cause: Enlighten, educate, and entertain our community through transformational arts and cultural experiences
Event chairs: Swanee and Paul DiMare
Event: Seventh Anniversary Gala, Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m., John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall
Cause: Heal and eradicate child sexual abuse
Executive director: Trudy Novicki
Event: Seventh annual Breaking the Silence Luncheon, Friday, April 26, at 12 p.m., Jungle Island
American Cancer Society
Cause: Eliminate cancer as a major health problem by prevention, saving lives, and diminishing suffering through research, education, advocacy, and service
Event chairs: Pedro and Madeleine Munilla
Event: Centennial Gala 2013, Saturday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m., Trump Doral Golf Resort & Spa Miami
Florida Heart Research Institute
Cause: Stop heart disease through research, education, and prevention
Event chair: Bob Arnold
Event: Heart of a Chef, Sunday, April 28, 3–7 p.m., Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Up Late: The XX and Football Fêtes
Dirk DeSouza reports back from French retail mansions and football fêtes.
April 01, 2013
We don’t visit shopping malls much for “Up Late,” what with the can’t-stop-won’t-stop nonstop action that megaclub VIP sections, hotel rooftops, and Bluewater yacht events consistently deliver. But not even the most jaded VIP could resist this mega-deliciousness: the incredibly important grand opening of Louis Vuitton Aventura. So about 500 hand-chosen sartorial superiors red-carpeted their way inside the cavernous, indescribably opulent two-story mecca of leather, jewels, glass, wood, and sex. Not just any new LV store—this one’s considered a maison by bigwigs, because of both its size and installations of art, which adorn every wall, encapsulating the Apple Store-like glass circular staircase and reminding mortals that very expensive consumables abound. Speaking of art, Debra Scholl, one of Miami’s most important collectors, hot off her multimillion-dollar 300-piece art donation to the Pérez Art Museum Miami, sipped endlessly flowing Dom Pérignon aside a bespectacled Craig Robins, the visionary behind Miami’s Design District, LVMH’s retail development partner, and boyfriend of Jackie Soffer—whose family owns Aventura Mall itself. A DJ did her duties on a podium as exclusively male models passed fancy nibbles and trays of Dom under hot lights. Power publicist Lauren Gnazzo scampered about, movie-star-smiling and air kissing the likes of The Webster’s Cedric Aumonier and socialite Dana Leigh Shear, while I slipped deep into the good night. Trés chic.
The XX, the red-hot group of British shoe-gazing mood rockers, rolled into The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater for a spectacularly sold-out show. Dubious-aged, Breakfast Club-esque fans of all ilks—the dweebs, the jocks, the hotties, the indie outcasts—chanted and heart-hurted their way through hours of droning, syncopated, circuitous tracks. Super mopey, blackclad Kelly Osbourne-looking guitarist Romy Madley Croft and grim-faced Third Reich-hairdoed bassist Oliver Sim mumbled their way through endless downtempo beats and faint harmonies. Two hours later, when Sim finally cracked a smile, the crowd went wild, and even YoungArts’ Sarah Arison felt the love, if for one shining split second.
The Super Bowl conjures visions of brawn, brutality, bright lights, quirky commercials, and land acquisition gaming, so it came as a strange surprise that Champagne Krug, the deeply civilized bubbly many consider simply the world’s finest, held a gridiron-themed fête on the Gale South Beach hotel’s rooftop. Grande Cuvée downright rained on a select 75 VIPs who enthusiastically gathered on a bright, chilly night, while Krug CEO Margareth Henriquez, freshly landed from Paris, toasted the likes of billionaire developer/art patron Jorge Pérez and star chef Ingrid Hoffmann. No Super Bowl party is complete without photo booths, copious pizza, baton-twirling cheerleaders, and marching bands, and Krug didn’t disappoint. The crowd was transported to New Orleans with live jazz renditions of “When the Saints Come Marching In,” a jiggling hottie dance team powerjamming to Jay-Z and Beyoncé tracks, and general halftime mayhem. The good times then rolled downstairs, deep into the Gale’s Rec Room, for a postmortem drink.
Charity Register: March 2013
Six opportunities to give back this month.
February 25, 2013
American Heart Association
Cause: Build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke
Event chairs: Ernesto and Sylvia Perez
Event: Miami Heart & Stroke Ball, Saturday, March 2, at 6 p.m., InterContinental Miami; heart.org
Women of Tomorrow
Cause: Motivate and empower at-risk young women to live up to their full potential through mentoring and scholarship opportunities
Philanthropic and gala chair: Marisa Toccin
Event: 2013 annual gala, Saturday, March 2, at 7 p.m., Mandarin Oriental Miami; womenoftomorrow.org
Americans for Immigrant Justice
Cause: Protect the basic human rights of immigrants at local, state, and national levels
Dinner host committee cochairs: Dorothea Green and Kimberly Green
Event: Dare to Dream, Thursday, March 7, at 6 p.m., InterContinental Miami; aijustice.org
Little Lighthouse Foundation
Cause: Support children and families who face medical, educational, emotional, and financial challenges
Founders: Rob Sena, Aaron Resnick, Charlie Venturi, and Aracibo Quintana
Event: Hearts & Stars Gala, Saturday, March 9, at 8 p.m., Terra Veritatis; heartsandstarsgala.com
Children's Bereavement Center
Cause: Enable children and families to acknowledge change and integrate loss with healthful grief and mourning
Event chairs: Janá Sigars-Malina and Mona Adams
Event: Rockin’ on the Green, Saturday, March 16, at 7 p.m., Ransom Everglades School; childbereavement.org
American Red Cross South Florida Region
Cause: Prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors
Event chairs: Tom and Marie-Ilene Whitehurst
Event: 31st annual American Red Cross Ball, Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m., The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami; southfloridaredcross.org
photography by worldredeye.com
Miami Made Festival Returns
Programming includes works by local playwrights and choreographers, as well as a pop-up at the Riviera South Beach.
February 12, 2013
Good, God, Go by Letty Bassart
The fifth season of Miami Made will take place from Tuesday, February 26 through Sunday, March 3, celebrating works-in-progress produced, created, and performed by Miami-based artists. The six-day celebration will feature a pop-up event at the Riviera South Beach hotel and several performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center's Carnival Studio Theatre.
The program kicks off with two showcase nights at the Riviera, where guests will partake in an interactive reality TV spoof. Thursday (February 28), things head inland to the Arsht for a stage reading of Fear Up Harsh, a work based on America's fascination with military honors and awards. Friday (March 1) welcomes Dinner Partiers (Ironic and Themed), a play about couples caught in sticky social situations and the pressures of marriage and friendships. On Saturday (March 2), choreographer Letty Bassart presents Good, God, Go, complete with a marching band, 50-piece sculptural installation, and live vocalists. Closing the festival will be a play by Mark Della Ventura, Gabe Hammad, and David Michael Sirois, Two-Merz, which follows two brothers who’ve just been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
All Miami Made Festival events are free and open to the public. Admission to the Riviera events are first come, first serve. Arsht center performances are general admission seating with tickets available at the box office at 10 a.m. the morning of the event. Rivera South Beach, 2000 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach; Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Charity Register: February 2013
Six opportunities to give back this month.
January 30, 2013
Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
Cause: Develop and rapidly apply the most promising research to treat and cure those living with diabetes
Chairpersons: Sandra Levy and Sonja Zuckerman
Event: 39th annual Love and Hope Ball, Saturday, February 2, at 6:30 p.m., The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Cause: Save tropical plant diversity by exploring, explaining, and conserving the world of tropical plants
Chairpersons: Swanee DiMare and Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa
Event: Gala in the Garden, Saturday, February 2, at 6:30 p.m., Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
Cause: Care for those in need, and advance the unity, values, and purpose of Jewish people in Miami, Israel, and around the world
Chairpersons: Mojdeh and Robert Danial
Event: The Main Event, Thursday, February 7, at 5:30 p.m., Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Children's Home Society of Florida
Cause: Protect children at risk of abuse, neglect, or abandonment, and find loving homes for them
Event chair: Ana Hernandez
Event: Pink & Blue Gala, Saturday, February 9, at 7 p.m., InterContinental Miami
Voices for Children Foundation, Inc.
Cause: Ensure that every abused and neglected child in Miami- Dade County has a court-appointed guardian ad litem, plus financial assistance and other resources
Honorary cochairs: Brittany Lopez and Christian Slater
Event: Be a Voice, Inspire Hope Gala, Saturday, February 16, at 7 p.m., Mandarin Oriental, Miami
New World Symphony
Cause: Prepare gifted graduates from distinguished music conservatories for successful careers in symphony orchestras and ensembles
Gala chairs: Sari and Arthur Agatston
Event: 25th Anniversary Gala, Saturday, February 23, at 6 p.m., New World Center
Art Basel Miami Beach Recap
We sent our man Dirk DeSouza on a rabid dash through all things social during ABMB. See if you can keep up.
January 30, 2013
Even in a Champagne-sweating, event-driven party town like ours, nothing touches the electric chaos, the delicious sensory overload of Miami’s preeminent excite-fest that is Art Basel. I launched my journey at the jam-packed kickoff soirée for Serafina restaurant at the Dream South Beach hotel. Nothing like walking into a room full of stylish, worldly, and moneyed non-Miamians to start the race. Yet there were familiar faces, too: Flanking the DJ on the gorgeous Deco patio were Steven Worth and girlfriend Maria Borges, steps away from publicist Lyndsey Grimes Cooper and husband Dr. Matthew Cooper, and sultry Brazilian model Regina Sil. Only in Miami does a restaurant opening prioritize bubbly over food, so I scampered across to David’s Café for a bite to fuel my impending efforts.
A quick taxi ride took me to the Interview magazine/Sotheby’s fête at The James Royal Palm hotel, the newly refurbished Collins lodge where socialites Tara Solomon and Swede Victoria Shvets partied alongside the New World Symphony’s Nathalie Cadet-James and Iva Kosovic on the pool deck, the temperature perfectly crisp, and everyone dressed in their New York best. Next stop? The downright amazing White Cube gallery party at Soho Beach House, where Russian billionaire Dasha Zhukova commingled with half-billionaire artist Damien Hirst and Soho founder Nick Jones. Enormous platforms covered the pool, with gazelle-like girls tossing their hair, dancing, smoking, dressed in obscure Belgian designer duds, and drinking with reckless abandon, just as the script calls for. By 2 a.m., I scurried to the Le Baron popup party at the Rec Room at the Gale South Beach, a sardine-packed basement romp where a trio of French-cum-Chinatown NYC DJs spun tribal house, disco, and Lou Reed classics with such aplomb that even nightlife fixtures Louis Aguirre, Alan Roth, and host Josh Wagner were sent into aural bliss until almost sunrise.
Designer Stella McCartney held an intimate lunchtime British tea and Champagne party at Miami’s preeminent celebrity bastion of fashion, The Webster. Actresses Marcia Cross and Lori Loughlin browsed frocks aside our town’s most stylish women, sipping Veuve Clicquot and nibbling petit fours, while polished hosts Cedric Aumonier and Laure Hériard Dubreuil laughed and milled. Moments later, the Webster rooftop hosted an equally fabulous celebration for Valentino, with models Greta Jimenez and Anna Herrin strutting to the beats of Los Angeles DJ Lola Langusta while Martha Stewart perused the crowd. As night descended, the Design District ascended, with French fashion house Dior Homme putting on an impossible-to-get-into screening of Bruce Weber’s short film Can I Make the Music Fly at the Moore Building.
Legendary dress designer Diane von Furstenberg held an über-private lunch at Soho Beach House’s Moroccan-themed seaside tent, where I savored bubbly, lobster, and lamb chops alongside Chelsea Handler, André Balazs, Paris and Nicky Hilton, and supermodel Stephanie Seymour’s teenage socialite sons, known as the Brandt Brothers. Next stop was a VIP bayside party at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach for yet another Weber creation, his latest book, All-American Volume Twelve: A Book of Lessons, where true legends Calvin Klein and Donna Karan paid their respects and golden retrievers (of course) scampered about during a picture-perfect sunset. Taxis and packed causeways finally led me to the extraordinary lights and sound production that VH1 conjured for indie band Metric, which played to a thousand VIPs, including Annie Vazquez, Rob Sena, and nightlife pioneer Carmel Ophir, at the enormous Scope Art Fair tent in Midtown Miami. This wasn’t a South Beach crowd; the indie downtown kids were out, enveloped in a world of vocals, guitars, and LEDs, living in the moment. What a night!
I started on the mainland and toasted my way east: In the Design District, Harper’s Bazaar’s popup shop, aptly named ShopBazaar, infiltrated the Buena Vista Building with dancers and superchefs Bobby Flay and Michael Schwartz sipping vino. Next stop: The Standard—yet again—for Terrywood, photographer Terry Richardson’s book-release party, where rapper Azealia Banks utterly killed, as a camouflage-tuxedoed Pharrell Williams, Stacy Keibler, Kelly Osbourne, and Demi Moore showed for the snapper. It seems Terrywood’s meticulously crafted guest list was all about Los Angeles and New York, which makes Basel kind of like a safari across a human Serengeti. Car service, please, to the SLS Hotel South Beach’s Hyde Beach for Hublot Watches’ impenetrable blowout party for nouveau-Expressionist artist Domingo Zapata. Near the Ferrari-lined pool, billionaire Micky Arison partied with Entourage actors Jeremy Piven and Adrian Grenier, and power publicist Ryan Hattaway milled about in a sea of hotties. After-hours I made off to Le Baron’s next popup party, at Nikki Beach’s cavernous Pearl Restaurant & Champagne Lounge—the trio this time spinning funk, deep house, and French folk songs as the star power of Beyoncé and Jay-Z startled revelers until the wee hours. Baselites by this point were running on fumes.
Barely alive, I hit the Sagamore’s VIP Brunch, the annual lovefest that helps close out Basel week. Hotel owners/art collectors Cricket and Martin Taplin greeted guests as General Manager Brian Vujnovic ran the show, securing drinks for Sean Yazbeck and Casa Morada hotel owner Lauren Abrams. This last of the Basel mornings was made gentler with breakfast cocktails, great conversation, and the breakfast of Basel champions: Nutella-stuffed crêpes. Smiling, exhausted faces abounded, each sporting hints of relief that this always epic week was almost over.
photography by neil rasmus/bfanyc.com (leyland, ragone); david x prutting/bfanyc.com (balazs)
Burlesque spectacles, earnest chanteuse serenades, and other bubbly-laced fêtes around town.
January 07, 2013
Orchid, a mesmerizing spectacle that’s part Cirque du Soleil, part bawdy burlesque, and part Moulin Rouge, commandeered a grassy plot in the Design District for an opening-night VIP performance. Some 500 of Miami’s who’s who gathered in the Pleasure Garden, a carnivalthemed outdoor mini-city of sorts—dotted with comfy tables, lounge couches, Champagne bars, and a gorgeous Michelle Bernstein pop-up restaurant—beside a huge, ornate, 19th-century European performance tent, which was packed and imported just for the show. Actress Kelly Lynch, wife of Magic City producer Mitch Glazer, mingled with Magic City actress Dominik Garcia- Lorido and Russian/French actress Olga Kurylenko, an actual bona fide Bond Girl. Once the show started, it was a doozy of song, dance, contortionism, flaming pasties, aerial acrobatics, and a compelling storyline of good versus evil in a garden of temptation. Proud producers Martin LaSalle and David Schwarz were on hand, while director William Baker, who has worked with Rihanna and Britney Spears, weaved his girls’ pop tunes into the storyline, along with Guns N’ Roses, Massive Attack, and Gloria Estefan. Veuve Clicquot and Belvedere Vodka flowed endlessly during intermission, as Jennie Yip, Christina Getty-Maercks, Arin Maercks, and Paul Bacardi milled about. Actor Christian Slater and girlfriend Brittany Lopez s tood f eet away a s I a sked D esign D istrict visionary Craig Robins, flanked by Jackie Soffer, how exactly he lured so many luxury boutiques away from Bal Harbour Shops. His answer? “They love the community we’ve built here. They want to be associated with that excitement, that community.” On this night, during Orchid, no truer words were spoken. Bravo!
Russian-cum-New York chanteuse Regina Spektor, the anti-folk singer/ songwriter hero for legions of earnest girls, thoroughly serenaded The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater. Bright-red lipstick abounded as she sauntered onstage and dazzled with a humble-then-soaring, angel-voiced a cappella tune that got the party started, the wowed crowd squealing with joy. The Fillmore always makes for great people-watching, but this 2,000-person gaggle was overwhelmingly female, with high percentages of androgyny, refreshingly dubious sexual orientations, and more nerdy girls than an NYU student library. Spektor was surrounded by a three-piece backup band so incredibly subdued that one could have mistaken them for orchestral accompanists—but this was by design, for this critical darling is a real-deal solo act star. Imagine a theater full of energetic disciples, with the crystal-clear concert sound amplified so intentionally low that, even mid-song, one could hear other fans’ offhand comments. Legendary concert promoter Woody Graber wrangled photographers Jason and Carrie Wiesenfeld, who wandered over from Hibiscus Island and swayed to the tunes, while hip- scene-stalwart Veronica Gessa, fiercely clad in Bowery-black leather, unwaveringly studied Spektor’s every move. The songstress twinkled her majestic Steinway & Sons grand, singing her heart out for two hours. World-class music again comes to Miami.
What do you get when you mix red-hot hotelier Sam Nazarian, rocker Lenny Kravitz, designer Philippe Starck, celebri-spawn Rumer Willis, and a sea of genetically blessed, sartorially conscious, absolutely buzzed revelers? One of the best hotel grand-opening parties in memory occurred when SLS Hotel South Beach officially (well, second-officially after its spring fling) opened its sparkly doors on a starry, clear, zero-humidity night with downright magic in the air. In this home of the brave and land of the free, “free” hit a delicious apex as Perrier-Jouët bubbly, Grey Goose, and José Andrés’s The Bazaar and Katsuya food endlessly flowed all night for 1,000 people. Beside gangs of superfreaky, Victorian-wigged street dancers wowing the crowd, Nazarian flew It band Capital Cities i n f rom L os Angeles to poolside electro-rock the house in a good-times way reminiscent of MGMT’s killer synths and harmonies. The crowd had more than its share of young/hot fashionistas, as model Danielle Hamo, Victoria Consolo, The Webster’s Sofia Champalanne, and aspiring fashion designer Monica Exposito absolutely dazzled.
Swedish retailer H&M lovingly refurbished the historic Lincoln Theatre, former home of the New World Symphony, for its flagship South Beach outpost and rightly celebrated with a star-studded street party. It was theater, alright: Hundreds of VIPs lined up outside the gargantuan digs, begging overwhelmed publicists to get onto the red carpet. But alas, the fire marshal had intermittently shut the place down. Meanwhile, the likes of Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford, Glee’s Matthew Morrison, The Real Housewives of Miami’s Adriana De Moura, and rapper Flo Rida basked in paparazzi before Flo Rida hit the stage with a mic, swigging a bottle of Dom Pérignon, and proceeded to tear the place up. It’s a strange sensation for a concert to be thrown in a boutique, surrounded by tops, purses, and skirts, but the soaring, stunning store was indeed open for business, selling frocks amid open bars on multiple levels; the likes of Gingi Beltran, Soho Beach House’s Guy Chetwynd, and model Dashil Hernandez browsed and socialized while rap blared and blared. By the time the open bars shut down for good, a smiling Lauren Reskin, owner of hipster hangout Sweat Records, had her bag of coveted clothes, ready for the next big party.
photography by Seth browarnik/worldredeye.com; seth browarnik/worldredeye.com (capital cities, starck); alexander tamargo/getty images for h&m
Charity Register: January 2013
Six opportunities to give back this month.
January 01, 2013
National YoungArts Foundation
Cause: identify and support the next generation of emerging artists
Gala chairs: Marile and Jorge Luis Lopez
Event: An Affair of the Arts Performance and Gala, Saturday, January 12, at 7 p.m., Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, followed by cocktails and dinner at The Historic Alfred I. DuPont Building; youngarts.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami
Cause: Mentor thousands of children each year through professionally supporter, one-on-one relationships with measurable impact
Event chair: Jimmy Whited
Event: Orange Bowl Paddle Championship, Sunday, January 13, at 9 a.m., Bayside Marketplace
David Lawrence Center
Cause: Provide compregensive mental health and substance abuse services
Gala Chair: Gym Sanford
Event: An Evening in Venice, Masquerade Ball, Friday, January 18, at 6 p.m., The Ritz-Carlton, Naples; davidlawrencecenter.org
Cause: Help underprivileged students in acquiring the skills needed to obtain a college education
Founder: DJ Irie
Event: Wodapalooza II, Saturday, January 19, and Sunday, January 20, sunrise to sunset, Bayfront Park
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Cause: Ait those living with multiple sclerosis and research the cause and ways to treat and eventually cure MS
Event chair: Deborah DelPrete
Event: 30th annual MS Gala Luncheon, Wednesday, January 23, at 10 a.m., Sheltair Hangar #1170, Fort Lauderdale; nationalmssociety.org
Dan Marino Foundation
Cause: Improve the lives of people with autism and other special needs
Chairs/treasurers: Dan and Claire Marino
Event: DMF's WalkAbout Autism, Saturday, January 26, at 9 a.m., Sun Life Stadium; danmarinofoundation.org
Charity Register: December 2012
Six opportunities to give this holiday season.
December 03, 2012
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Cause: Benefit the garden and its efforts in collecting, education, conservation, and research
Director: Carl Lewis
Event: 19th Holiday Music at Fairchild, Sunday, December 2, at 6 p.m., Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Cause: Help individuals and families who are homeless in South Florida
Gala chairs: Jodi and Bob Dickinson
Event: 13th annual Hope for All Gala, Saturday, December 8, at 7 p.m., Hilton Miami Downtown
Miami Art Museum
Cause: Benefit the museum in its fundraising efforts
Director: Thom Collins
Event: MAM Ball, Saturday, December 8, at 7 p.m., Miami Art Museum
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cause: Raise funds for cancer research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Gala chairs: Matthew and Jennifer Buttrick
Event: Sylvester’s 20th-anniversary Celebration Gala, Saturday, December 8, at 7 p.m., JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts Miami
Timoun Lakay Foundation
Cause: Provide valuable and necessary financial resources to disadvantaged children in Haiti Founder/president: Rachelle Sylvain-Spence
Event: TLF’s second annual Classic Benefit, Saturday, December 8, at 8 p.m., NoWhere Lounge; timounlakayfoundation.org
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
Cause: Provide critical and substantial support for Jewish people in need in Miami, Israel, and more than 70 other countries
Event chairs: Colleen and Richard Fain
Event: Pacesetter Event, Wednesday, December 12, at 5:30 pm, Fontainebleau Miami Beach; jewishmiami.org