3nd Annual All the World to One Child Gala
Benefiting Friends of the Orphans
Special guest Dr. Merlin Antunez, pequeño alum from NPH Honduras and Pamela Silva Conde, Mistress of Ceremonies

Honorary Event Chairs, Mary Lou and Leo Hundt and Regional Board Chair Art Massolo holding this year’s Humanitarian Award, a collage of the nine children the Hundt’s sponsor

More than 200 guests celebrated the 3rd Annual “All the World to One Child” cocktail gala to strengthen hope for the thousands of orphaned and abandoned children living at the Friends of the Orphans network of homes in Latin America and the Caribbean. By the end of the evening, more than $80,000 was raised in support of Friends of the Orphans.

Following a red carpet entrance, Pamela Silva Conde of Univision hosted the evening’s festivities and introduced Dr. Merlin Antunez of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) Honduras. His inspirational story, one of resilience and success combined with defeating all odds as an abandoned child to become a successful orthopedic surgeon, was received with a standing ovation. In addition, Event Honorary Chairs, Leo and Mary Lou Hundt were later surprised with the third annual Friends of the Orphans Humanitarian Award. Both have dedicated 25 years to NPH and currently serve as Godparents to nine children.

Once the presentation concluded, guests took to the dance floor with the sounds of Miami-based, Spam Allstars. The silent auction, which included a twelve night European cruise on Celebrity, a spectacular Cartier watch and international travel for two on Avianca Airlines, was a major attraction.

“The outpouring of support for Friends of the Orphans was remarkable at this year’s Gala event,” said Ana Martinez, Regional Director, Friends of the Orphans Southeast Region. “After hearing Dr. Merlin Antunez’s testimony, all our guests shared a common bond and goal that evening to improve the lives of the children who benefit from our organization’s network of orphanages, hospitals and community outreach programs in nine countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Photo credit: Athos Photograhy, Shortstack Photography & Gustavo Freudt Photography.

Robert Jacobson, Rocio Pellerano, Regional Board member Tomas Hauff and Maritza Jacobson

Regional Board member Eduardo ‘Ted’ Latham, German Ramirez, Maria Fernanda Maldonado, Erika Acosta, Regional Board member Jorg Nowak, Bernhard Scholl, Daniela Scholl

Regional Board member Ramiro Prudencio, Fabriene Prudencio, Beatriz and David Brayer

Board Chairman Art Massolo, Mistress of Ceremonies Pamela Silva Conde and Cesar Conde

Esteban Delgado, Maria Delgado, Ana Maria Delgado & Juan Carlos Delgado

Guest, Inez Lozano, Jerri Bassuk, Bobbie Bassuk & Honorary Board Member Dr. Pilar Silverman

Gloria Latham, Pamela Silva Conde & Cesar Conde

Ballroom at the JW Marriott

Mistress of Ceremonies Pamela Silva Conde, Co-host of Primer Impacto, Univision and Cesar Conde, President of the Univision Network

Janette Zayas-Bazan Uribe, Laura Miller & Bert Miller

Madelyn Occhipinti & Board Member CJ Occhipinti

Ramiro & Fabriene Prudencio, Elizabeth & Mark Heise, John & Uli Price, Beatriz & David Brayer

Robert Jacobson, Regional Director, Ana Martinez, Maritza Jacobson, Juan Parada & Nelsie Parada

Ron & Jennifer Zighelboim

SPAM Allstars

Volunteer Coordinator, Justine Irizarry, Regional Director, Ana Martinez & Child Sponsorship Manager, Kristy Fueyo

Bottom row: Midge Blumberg-Krams, Maritza Jacobson, Nelsie Parada, Cary Prete; Top row: Rick Prete, Steven Krams, Juan Parada

Board Member, Jorg Nowak

Kiki Garcia & Board Member, LJ Rodriguez

Sitting: Leo Hundt, Mary Lou Hundt, Sally Vanbuskirk, Richard Vanbuskirk, Joanne Indre;
Standing: Guest, Neida Sandoval, Ismael Motta, Lydda Jimenez, Robert Indre

Janette Zayas Bazan Uribe, Board member Jorge Uribe and Hans Bos

Board member Jorge Uribe, Silvia and Manuel Infante

Standing ovation for Dr. Merlin Antunez, pequeño alum from NPH: Honduras