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 Miami Lighthouse Celebrates 85th Anniversary

Three hundred of Miami’s leading philanthropists and elected officials spent an extraordinary evening, enjoying cocktails provided by Bacardi and wine by El Carajo. Presenting sponsor for the evening was Northern Trust. The co-chairs of the celebration, Mr. and Mrs. Ramón Casas and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Nostro, were announced this past March at the Northern Trust pre-gala event. Entertainment was provided by Miami Lighthouse’s nationally-recognized student and instructor musicians and vocalists...

Pictured: Ramón & Ali Casas and Louis & Janet Nostro

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 Mount Sinai Celebrates Dr. Steven Xydas

Mount Sinai Medical Center celebrated the arrival of Dr. Steven Xydas, the hospital’s new chief of cardiac surgery, with an exclusive cocktail reception at the elegant residence of Stephen A. and Petra Levin. The unforgettable evening brought together some of Mount Sinai’s most ardent philanthropic supporters and medical center leadership.

Pictured: Mount Sinai chief of cardiac and thoracic surgery, Steven Xydas, M.D., Stephen A. and Petra Levin, Mount Sinai President and CEO, Steven D. Sonenreich

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 2017 GMJF Pacesetter Event

early 500 of Miami’s most generous Jewish philanthropists gathered recently for a powerful program at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Pacesetter Event at the Hilton Miami Downtown.

Chaired by Cathy and Max Alcalay and Nikki and Michael Simkins, the event raised more than $1.5 million for the Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign to care for those in need, support vital programs and strengthen Jewish life in Miami, in Israel and in more than 70 other countries around the world...

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 Liga Contra el Cáncer 41st Anniversary Gala

Liga Contra el Cáncer / League Against Cancer commemorated its 41st Anniversary by hosting its Snow Ball Gala at the JW Marriott-Marquis in Miami. They honored volunteer physicians for their outstanding and unselfish dedication to Liga’s cancer patients. With this event, Liga celebrated Leon Medical Center’s 20th anniversary of service to our community and the years of support to our patients. All proceeds from the events and auction will benefit uninsured and low income cancer patients unable to afford the treatment and get well.

Pictured: Benjamin Leon III & Lisa Leon, Benjamin Leon Jr. & Silvia Leon, Silvita & Albert Mauri

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 64th Annual Beaux Arts Ball

More than 200 costumed and black-tie guests celebrated late into the night, to raise funds for the 64th annual Beaux Arts Ball — this year, carrying a “Viva Las Vegas” theme.

Guests were immediately transported to Vegas as they walked down a red carpet that lead to a white wedding chapel. Revelers donned head turning costumes including Elvis jumpsuits, exotic Cirque Du Soleil attire, and Miss Universe contestant garb, creating the glamour of Las Vegas at every turn.

Pictured: Beaux Arts Presidents Diana Moll and Kim Wood auctioning one of a kind experiences including a New York Fashion Week trip and a backstage experience with Jimmy Fallon.

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More Features:

 Vizcaya Centennial Gala
 17th Annual “Hope For All” Gala
 2016 GMJF Women’s Event
 Rhythm Foundation’s 29th Season Launch Party
 Inaugural High Rollers Casino Night
 2nd Annual Rosé Day Luncheon
 8th Annual Ray of Hope Gala
 National LGBTQ Task Force Gala
 Norma Jean Abraham
 10th Annual Men of Style at The Galleria
 YPO’s An Aria to America Gala
 2016 Inner Circle of Twelve Luncheon
 10th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala
 Kristi House’s Havana Nights Dinner & Auction
 13th Annual Imagine Charity Gala
 Beyond Basel Cocktail Party and Art Exhibit
 “Making Dreams Come True” Gala
 Vizcaya’s 30th Annual Halloween Sundowner
 5th Annual Fashion Gives Back
 15th Annual Wine On Harvest Moon
 Chapman Partnership’s Illuminations Gala
 CGCF 25th Anniversary Gala
 2016 Jazz at Joe’s Champagne Brunch
 31st Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner
 Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale Hosts PAWS
 10th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala Kick-off
 Centennial Gala Kick-off Reception
 Fashion Fights Cancer
 No More Tears Hosts Heart in Hand Awards
 7th Annual Women of Distinction and Caring
 A Grand Gathering @ Behind the Magic
 An Evening of Love, Bollywood Style
 Behind the Magic - A Gala Experience!
 Support-A-Scholar Celebration
 Dream Court Opens at Boys & Girls Kendall Club
 Chefs Up Front Dinner
 Make-A-Wish Southern Florida VIP Kick-Off Party
 Behind the Magic - A Big Success!
 Virginia Jacko of Miami Lighthouse
 2016/2017 Miami Charity Gala Guide
 Meet Hector Picard, Triathlete with a Mission
 The Children’s Trust Champions for Children
 Enjoy the Gala Experience at Behind the Magic’s Tablescape & Culinary Showcase
 2016/2017 Social Season Preview
 2015/2016 Gala Guide Album