Camillus House “Auction” Raises More Than $1 Million Dollars
Benefiting the Poor and Homeless of Miami-Dade County
 
Shed Boren, Bob Dickinson, Paul Lowenthal


Brother Richard Moore, O.H.; Brother Gary Hill, O.H.; Brother Raphael Mieszala, O.H.; Ryan Thomas, Brother Mateo Fenza, O.H.; and Brother Bill Osmanski, O.H.

Camillus House, one of Greater Miami’s most recognized and respected not-for-profit organizations, raised more than $1 million at “The Auction,” its fifth annual spring fundraising event held on Saturday, May 9th at The Coral Gables Country Club. The event proceeds will benefit Camillus House’s programs serving persons who are poor and homeless in Miami-Dade County.

The Auction’s theme, “Diamonds & Denim” attracted a sold-out crowd of over 300 guests and made history in Camillus House’s philanthropic trajectory, auctioning off more than 350 exceptional auction lots.

Miami Herald humor columnist Dave Barry amusingly emceed the event. It began with a champagne and caviar reception and was highlighted by an exquisite gourmet dinner created by renowned Miami Chef Michelle Bernstein.

The fabulously diverse live auction featured valuable and coveted items, including rare and vintage wines, exotic travel packages around the world, and several private dinners with prominent local chefs, and other luxurious lifestyle items.

The top selling auction lot was a dinner for 10 at the home of Robert Parker, the world’s foremost wine critic, which sold for $140,000. Other items included a 1947 Chateau Latour a Pomerol en Magnum, and a fabulous Crystal Cruises 7-day cruise sailing from Copenhagen with visits to Berlin, Helsinki, and St. Petersburg.

Many Thanks to Our Event Sponsors:

Auction Sponsor: American Airlines

Champagne & Wine Sponsors: Piper Heidsieck, Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill, Southern Wine & Spirits

Founding Trustees: Jodi & Bob Dickinson, Ana Azcuy & Ted Gelman, Baptist Health South Florida, Bunny Bastian, Susan & Mark Bloom, Ravneet & Anand Chowdhury, Joan & Bob Clifford, Coastal Construction, Joe DaGrosa, Jr., Swanee & Paul DiMare, John Dubois, Nelly & Miguel Farra, Beatriz & Gustavo Higuerey, Housing Trust Group, Annie & Manny Kadre, Tina & Jon Kislak, Teresa & Paul Lowenthal, MacKnight Food Group, Lisette & Manny Medina, Maria Alonso & Alex Montague, José Luis Nazar, Lois & Dr. Dan Osman, Florence & Dr. Sidney Stern, The HighBoy, Andres Toro, Pat & Chip Vandenberg

Event Sponsors: Christine Bruce Charitable Fund, Church of the Epiphany, City Furniture, Equivoice Cruise, LLC, Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, PortMiami, Ryder System, Inc., Tuft Family Foundation


Donna Shepard, Alex Montague, Jodi Dickinson

Paul and Marte Singerman, Cherie and Marty Silverstein


Swanee and Paul DiMare

Kathleen Martinez and José Luis Nazar

Alex Montague and Maria Alonso Montague


Annie and Manny Kadre

Chef Michelle Bernstein and Shed Boren


Jamie Futscher, Shelly Rodriguez, Nelly Farra, Susan Bloom

Dr. Mary Helen and Bruce Hayden


Douglas Gallagher and H.I.H. Princess Thi-Nga of Vietnam

Beatriz and Gustavo Higuerey

Dr. Kate Callahan and Peter Benjamin


Bunny Bastian and Petsy Mezey

Nelly and Miguel Farra


Cristina and David Evensky

Annette and Rod Coleman

Brenda and Tom Winters


Kent Koch, Dawn and Brian Sepe

Christopher Kraus and Andria Hanley


John Crowder and Claudia Panfil

Anand Chowdhury and Todd Rowntree


Vice Mayor John Dubois, Commissioner Karyn Cunningham, Shed Boren

Jose Valdes-Fauli and Florence Stern


Terry Buoniconti and Chris Pedersen

Carlos Migoya, Lynn Westall, Phillis Oeters, Tony Argiz


Maria Beguiristain, Alex Gregory, Soni Laing, Jack and Natasha Lowell

Dave Barry and Michelle Kaufman


Dr. Marc Lippman, Dr. Daniel Osman, Dr. Nanette Bishopric