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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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...

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 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

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More Features:

 FLIPANYs 7th Annual Chefs Up Front Miami Dinner
 FLIPANY’s 7th Annual “Chefs Up Front” Fort Lauderdale Dinner
 2017/2018 Social Season Preview
 Meet Richard Fleischman
 Sam Madison and FLIPANY Join Together
 You Can Help Them Start the School Year Off Right
 Photos: Doctors Hospital Gala on Broadway
 Photos: 15th Annual Miami Celebrity Domino Night
 Photos: Habitat Miamis Hard Hats and High Heels
 Photos: Building a More Inclusive Miami
 Photos: Easter Seals & Kendra Scott Jewelry
 Photos: The American Cancer Society 2017 Miami Annual Gala
 Baptist Health Celebrates Corporate Philanthropy
 Miracle Makers “Haute Hat” Luncheon & Fashion Show
 Photos: 32nd Annual Dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab
 30th Anniversary Rising Stars Showcase
 Photos: 23rd Annual Claude Pepper Awards
 6th Annual Claws for Kids Brunch at Joe’s Stone Crab
 A Celebration of Science Grand Opening Event
 16th Annual Women Who Make a Difference Luncheon
 2017 Be A Kid Again Gala Le Grand Carnaval
 Project New Borns Sounds of Motown
 Foodie: Find: Caviar Russe
 2017 Camillus House “The Auction”
 A Night of Celebration with the Marc Jaiden Project
 Feast with the Beasts 2017
 Planned Parenthood Supporters Celebrate 100 Years
 The Centennial Celebration Ball
 Miami Dade College Alumni Hall of Fame Awards 2017
 2017 Make-A-Wish Garden Party
 PAMM’s 3rd Annual Art of the Party
 Andrea Bocelli Headlines an Evening for the Children of Haiti
 Vizcaya Centennial Preservation Luncheon 2017
 Fashionably Conscious Celebrates 10th Anniversary
 Golf & Tennis Weekend at Fisher Island Club
 Meet the Twelve Good Men of 2017
 Meet the 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame Awardees
 Sergio Rossi Celebrates Wine, Women & Shoes
 2017 For the Love of Learning Gala
 Women of Tomorrow’s 16th Annual Gala
 2017 Pawpurrazzi
 2017 Power of the Purse Luncheon and Auction
 Dinner at Joe’s Preview Party
 50th Annual Golf Classic to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs
 Arsht Center’s 11th Annual Gala