18th Annual Miracle Makers Luncheon and Fashion Show
Raises $135,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami
 
Ana VeigaMilton, Gabriella Zenoz,
Laura Munilla and Gale Nelson


Anirays Camino, Susy Buckley Woodward and Lesli Brown

The Miracle Society, founded by The Women's Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, hosted the 18th-annual Miracle Makers Luncheon and Fashion Show at the JW Marriott Marquis, co-chaired by Laura Munilla and Ana VeigaMilton. Heather Monahan, author of the book Confidence Creator, served as emcee for this event, which every year brings together Miami's philanthropic, corporate, and community leaders in support of at-risk children. The event successfully raised $135,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami's youth mentoring programs, and 11 new Miracle Society members were recruited.

More than 350 guests attended the event, which featured a reception and silent auction benefiting the Lori Brener Scholarship Fund and co-chaired by Betty Barrios and Neyda Raola, followed by a fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue Brickell, gourmet lunch, and recognition of this year’s Miracle Maker Honorees. This year’s honorees included: Maria Alonso; Lesli Brown; Maureen Brown; Anirays Camino; Remedios Diaz-Oliver; Matt Gorson; Mayra Joli; Pearl Baker Katz; Renee Lopez-Cantera; Silvia Trinidad; Suzy Buckley Woodward; the 2018 Power Couple was awarded to Lilliam and Gus Machado; Gabriella Zenoz was presented with the 2018 Youth Award and Butterfly Scholarship founded by event co-chairs Laura Munilla and Ana VeigaMilton; and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami's Chief Executive Emeritus Lydia Muniz was presented with the 2018 Diamond Service Award.

The Miracle Society is eternally grateful to our generous sponsors and underwriters: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami Agency and Foundation Board, Remedios Diaz-Oliver, Lopez-Cantera Charitable Foundation, Silvia Trinidad, José Milton Foundation, Lesli Brown, Pearl Baker Katz, Christy Martin, Lora Miller, Wells Fargo Private Bank, Suzy Buckley Woodward, Sonia Gibson, Greenberg Traurig, Lilliam and Gus Machado, Laura Munilla, United Way of Miami-Dade, Asha Elias/Elizabeth Alper, Bank of America, Bonnie Crabtree, Cindy Eisaman, DOS Health Management, Inc., Kat Elagina, Roxana Frontini, Patricia Fuller, Mayra Joli, Lynette Lorenzen, Francine Misch-Dietsch, Miriam Salazar/Neyda Raola, Ana Rodriguez, Maria Zenoz, Norma Echarte, Royal Flowers, Beverly Stover, Roar Media, Selecta Magazine, Miami Kids Magazine, Life in the Estates/Cocoplum Living Magazine.




Renee Lopez-Cantera and
Monica Cantera

Maria Basblet, Maria Alonso, Alexandra Villoch and Ana VeigaMilton


Mirian Salazar, Betty Barrios and Neyda Raola

Sonia Gibson and Cathy Jones


Tina van der Ven and
Jolie Balido-Hart

Sean Elias, Gladys Hernando and Brett Elias


Elysze Held and Asha Elias

Beverly Stover

Swanee DiMare


Terri Echarte, Bonnie Crabtree and Paula Saltzman

Christy Martin, Katy Stoka,
Amanda Church and Lisa Cortes


Petula Sankarsingh, Julie Tubis, Francine Misch-Dietsh,
Helene Lamarque and Kat Elagina

Gabriella and Maria Zenoz


Laura Munilla, Layla and
Ana VeigaMilton

Annie de la Rosa and
Heather Monahan

Annia Lopez and Marile Lopez


Barbara Hevia and
Eilah Campbell-Beavers