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American Red Cross hosted two signature events during March.

The American Red Cross of Greater Miami & The Keys hosted its 23rd Annual Red Cross Ball on March 12 at the Hotel InterContinental Miami, and its 11th Annual Spectrum Awards for Women Luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne on March 21, 2005. More than 480 community leaders attended the ball, raising over $500,000 for local Red Cross services. Guests enjoyed a Southern Wine and Spirits champagne reception and a live auction hosted by WFOR/CBS 4 Weatherman, Bob Soper. Ball Chairs were Julia and David Bianchi, and Honorary Chairs were Mrs. Rita Gilbert and the late Gilbert Michel, Jr.
Red Cross supporters paid tribute to the women who were named 2005 Sara Hopkins Woodruff Spectrum Awards for Women honorees. The awards are named in memory of Sara Hopkins Woodruff, a noted businesswoman and philanthropist, and recognize ten outstanding women whose contributions improve the quality of life in our community. Spectrum Awards and honorees are: Rosalind R. Ludwig Chairmen's Award - Swanee DiMare; The Victoria Cummock Philanthropy Award - Martha Ware; Cervera Real Estate Miami Ambassador Award - Lettie Bien; Bank of America Cultural Award - Kathryn B. Gaubatz; Deloitte & Touche Entrepreneurial Award - Nancy T. Hector; The Ethel & W. George Kennedy Family Foundation Volunteerism Award - Elsie Sterling Howard; J.N. McArthur Foundation Education Award - Christine McCarthy;
Cardinal Health Healthcare Award - Dr. Lou Romig; Baptist Health Community Service Award - Nelly Rubio; The Jack Taylor Family Foundation Youth Award - Emmanuella Franck. (Photos by Juan Cabrera.)


David & Julia Bianchi (Ball Chair); Phillis Oeters (Red Cross Board Chair); Sam Tidwell (Red Cross CEO)


Ben (VP Sales, Biltmore Hotel and Red Cross B/D) & Marcia Mollere; Marielena (Red Cross B/D) & Tony Villamil (Washington Economics Group)

Walter (Pres., Health Coalition) & Terri Shikany
Florence & Sheldon Anderson (Pres., Northern Trust Bank)
Mitchell & Elizabeth Taylor (Jack Taylor Family Foundation; Red Cross Ball Host Chairs)
R. Kirk Landon (Pres, The Kirk Foundation; Red Cross Ball Host Chair) & Pam Garrison



Mona (Red Cross B/D) & Richard Adams (Chairman, Health Foundation of So Fla); Tova & Israel Kreps, Kreps Demaria Public Relations
Michael (CBS 4 Gen’l Mgr) & Susan Colleran; Mary Jean & Louis Risi
Claudine & JP Miquel (Red Cross Chairman Elect)
2005 Red Cross Spectrum Award for Women Honorees: Elsie Sterling Howard, Lettie Bien, Kathryn B. Gaubatz, Swanee DiMare, Martha Ware, Nelly Rubio, Dr. Lou Romig, Christine McCarthy; not pictured: Nancy T. Hector and Emmanuella Franck.
Mona Ignatz Adams (Red Cross B/D), Josie Goytisolo (Red Cross Trustee), and Ileana Bravo (Red Cross B/D and Mistress of Ceremonies)
Brenda Nestor Castellano (2005 Spectrum Awards Honorary Chair) and Phillis Oeters (Red Cross Board Chair)
Lynn Martenstein (Red Cross B/D) and Norma Quintero
Paul DiMare, Linda Cantin, Augie Cantin and Graziella Cora

Conchita Sarnoff and Nilda Peragallo

Victoria Cummock (Red Cross B/D and sponsor of Spectrum Philanthropy Award) with honoree Martha Ware

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