2nd Annual Behind the Magic Tablescape & Culinary Experience
The 2017-2018 Social Season kicked off in style at the 2nd Annual Behind the Magic Tablescape & Culinary Experience at SoHo Studios. An exclusive reception honoring non-profit leaders brought together community personalities, non-profit professionals and event industry leaders to share the latest in design and food to enhance upcoming gala events.
SocialMiami salutes the inspired men and women whose dedication to Miami's philanthropic community make magic happen. You'll find more about the unique events they create in the 2017-2018 Gala Guide.
Inner Circle of Twelve Honoree Brunch
The American Cancer Society kicked-off the 2017 Inner Circle of Twelve Luncheon with an exclusive brunch at a private home. This intimate gathering was filled with some of Miami’s most prestigious community leaders and philanthropists and the 2017 Inner Circle of Twelve Honorees: Toby Lerner Ansin, Heide Dans, Virginia Jacko, Raquel Kaufler, Carolyn Keller, Dr. Deborah Longwill, Vivian Mas, Mayra Piña, Rhonda Rebman-Lopez and Maria Zenoz and Philanthropic Chair Dr. Diane Walder. Also in attendance were fabulous Inner Circle of Twelve Chairs Lilliam Machado, Remedios Diaz-Oliver, Sonia Gibson, Jim Murphy and Brenda Nestor Castellano as well as many more.
Celebrating 35 Years of Helping Families
Since 1982 Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida has been committed to serving the community, providing more than 30,000 families in Miami-Dade and Broward a home away from home as they tend seriously ill children being treated in local hospitals. The organization, its dedicated staff, volunteers and supporters appreciate the importance of keeping families close for serious moments and everyday experiences when they have a sick child.
Ronald McDonald House Welcomes Hurricane Maria Baby
As Hurricane Maria is about to rip through Puerto Rico, Baby Analia was born prematurely at just 24 weeks. To complicate matters, little Analia was born with ROP - Retinopathy of Prematurity, a disease that affects the vision of premature babies.
Doctors suggested that Analia undergo laser treatment, but she didnt respond well to it. The next step was surgery, a surgery that could not be performed in Puerto Rico. Without it, Analia faced potential blindness...
Chapman Partnership Kick-Off Cocktails
Chapman Partnership celebrated the efforts of the 2017 Illuminations Gala committee members and volunteers with a Kick-Off Cocktail Celebration at db Bistro. This year the 2017 Gala Chairs, Marile & Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq. and Lucy Morillo–Agnetti Esq. & John Agnetti, Esq., are leading the talented gala committee. The evening of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres honored Chapman supporters, highlighting the talent and dedication of the 56 members in the Illuminations Gala committee who come together to create the highly-anticipated gala.
Pictured: John Agnetti and Lucy Morillo-Agenti, Heide and Jose Dans, Marile Lopez and Jorge Luis Lopez