American Red Cross Ball
 
2010 Chairs Dan & Trish Bell

The American Red Cross Greater Miami & The Keys celebrated its 28th Annual Ball at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne with more than 400 prominent and influential community leaders and philanthropists in attendance for a night of entertainment, exquisite food, elegant décor and dancing.

The Red Cross Ball commemorated its 28th year of fundraising with the help of an exceptional committee of volunteers that raised more than $540,000 in support of the local disaster response programs and other life saving programs offered by the American Red Cross in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

Since 1982, the Red Cross ball has been established as one of Miami’s most prestigious social fundraising events and was chaired this year by Miami philanthropists Trish and Dan Bell. WPLG Ch. 10 anchor Laurie Jennings served as Mistress of Ceremonies of the evening. The spectacular centerpieces designed by Petal Productions included roses donated by USA Bouquet.

Will Earl Spanheimer and Kelly Griffin, young artists in residence, delivered beautiful performances and were followed by The Steve Chase Band, which kept guests dancing with an eclectic playlist of hits from the past 40 years.

Guests enjoyed cocktails throughout the evening in the Bacardi Lounge and participated in a silent auction featuring cruises from Azamara Cruises, Yachts of Seabourn and Holland America, as well as other fabulous items.




Red Cross Ball committee


Philanthropic Sponsors Trish & Dan Bell, Philanthropic Sponsors Nancy & Jon Batchelor

Grand Humanitarians Penny & E. Roe Stamps, Carmella Witt and Annie Stamps


Humanitarian Betty Brody and Paul Frascella

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Coral and Humanitarian Helen Bowman


James Murphy, Humanitarian Bunny Bastian, Patricia & Milton Wallace

Humanitarians Swanee & Paul DiMare and Brenda Nestor Castellano


Rita Michel, John Gallo and Christine Lynn

Ed Joyce, Maite Adams, Cheryl Goldstein and Alex Adams


Humanitarians Thomas & Marie-Ilene Whitehurst

Jeanie & Jack Pfleger

Barbara & Bill Reese


Red Cross Tiffany Circle Lifetime Members Betty Lopez-Castro, Julia Bianchi, Bunny Bastian, Trish Bell, Swanee DiMare, Rita Michel, Terry Buoniconti

Robert & Ana Barlick and Margaret & Lewis Eidson


Bob & Lili Chisholm, Cristina Miranda and Carlos Arriola

JoEllen Strump, Beth Johnson and Koleen Cobb


Trish Bell, Laurie Jennings, Betty Lopez-Castro, Victoria Lopez-Castro and Maria Beguiristain

In-coming Ball Chairs Eugenio & Frances Sevilla-Sacasa, and Ball Chairs Trish & Dan Bell


Nicole Lozano, Susannah Shubin and Linda Goldberg

Board Members Judge Betty Butchko, Mona Adams, Board Chair Marielena Villamil and Phillis Oeters


Frazier & Elisabeth Evans, E. Roe Stamps, Judy & Woody Weiser

Benefactors Malcolm & Michele Wiseheart and Judy & Phil George


Dean & Debbie Campbell and Ellen & Brent Nagel