Building a Better Future Gala
Benefiting The American Nicaraguan Foundation
Juan Cardenal, Cristina Cardenal, Theresa C. Pellas, F. Alfredo Pellas Jr., Maria Cardenal, Jose Cardenal

The American Nicaraguan Foundation (ANF) hosted its 20th Anniversary Gala benefitting the fight against poverty in the neediest sectors of Nicaragua last Saturday. The black tie Gala was held at the InterContinental Hotel in Downtown Miami and included live entertainment, a lavish live auction, and guest MC Diana Diaz of WSVN 7.

It was a beautiful and elegant affair hosted by Mrs. Theresa C. Pellas and Mrs. Gabriela Terán which included a VIP two hour cocktail sponsored by Flor de Caña and a three course dinner in the grand ballroom. The gala was enjoyed by over 500 guests, including Pam Giganti from NBC 6, Frank Robleto of BAC Florida, and Mr. Juan Wong, Jr. of Los Ranchos to name a few.

Tickets, sponsorships, donations, and the live and silent auctions combined raised over $960,000, which includes an anonymous donation of 200k for The American Nicaraguan Foundation. Proceeds of the gala fund programs for clean water, healthcare, building homes, and education to the children of the greatest poverty stricken areas of Nicaragua.

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Flor de Caña Girls

Silvio Pellas, Theresa C. Pellas, Consuelo Pellas, F. Alfredo Pellas, Jr.

Guests enjoying the party

Guests having fun at the After Party Lounge

Theresa C. Pellas, Sandra Quintero, David Darcangelo, Diana Diaz WSVN CH. 7

Lowry Brescia & Mariella Martinez

F. Alfredo Pellas Jr., Johnny Sordo-Photo Safari Raffle winner

Theresa C. Pellas, Co-Founder & Co-Chair

F. Alfredo Pellas Jr., Co- Chairs Theresa C. Pellas & Gabriela Teran, Carlos Lopez

Rafael Sanchez, Andrea Farfan, F. Alfredo Pellas, Carlos Lopez

Friends of ANF

Leonor Barrios & Alison Hodgson

Cayetana Palazio & Damien van der Schueren

Dulce Boza & Daniela Membreño

Rhina Cardenal, Theresa C. Pellas & F. Alfredo Pellas, Jr.

Sarah Robleto, Frank Robleto Jr. , Theresa C. Pellas, F. Alfredo Pellas Jr., Beatriz Robleto, Frank Robleto.

Raffle Time!

Jorge Rivas, Patricia Navas, Maria Dolores Navas, Luis Navas, Alvaro Morales, Luis Navas Jr., Gloria Navas

Flor de Caña

Silent Auction

Friends of ANF enjoying the Cocktail Hour

F. Alfredo Pellas Jr. & Theresa C. Pellas

Marissa & Ryan Kartheiser

Martha Mancini

Andrea Linares & Armando Pico

Gonzalo Lacayo & Gina Menendez

Leonor Barrios, Slilma Canton, Alison Hodgson

ANF Program Book

20th Anniversary!