A Grand Gathering
SocialMiami and Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach Host 2015-2016 Gala Chairs
 
Dan & Trish Bell and Jon & Nancy Batchelor, Co-Chairs of Chapman Partnership's 20th Anniversary Gala, with Rita & Ron Magill, Zoo Miami's Good Will Ambassador


Jeffrey Berkowitz, Miami Children’s Museum’s Board Chair; Eilah Beavers, Chair of
Miami Children's Health Foundation's 2015 Diamond Gala, with her daughter,
Sareena Franco; and Tui Pranich

South Florida's charity leaders came together for an evening of food and drinks, networking and photography at SocialMiami’s "A Grand Gathering." The annual photo shoot recognizes individuals who are chairing events to benefit local non-profit organizations and honors their leadership and community service.

Lionheart Capital hosted the shoot at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach, where drinks flowed freely and savory hors d’oeuvres and sushi, provided by Eggwhites Catering, were enjoyed by all.

Founding Partners of Lionheart Capital Ophir Sternberg and Ricardo Dunin mingled with guests and welcomed the group to the Piero Lissoni-designed project that will offer luxury waterfront living with spectacular amenities, set in a quiet corner of Miami Beach where lake, ocean and waterway meet.

Gala chairs and honorees alike, dressed in their Miami best, socialized and talked "shop," enthusiastically touting their special events. Hair stylists and make-up artists from GlamSquad, an on-demand, in-home beauty service, were on hand with stations where guests could have last minute touch-ups before having their photos taken.

A Grand Gathering is part of SocialMiami's annual Gala Guide, a comprehensive preview of South Florida's signature fundraising events for 2015-2016. To find out more about the season's most popular events, check out the Gala Guide.








Zoo Miami's Ron & Rita Magill

Bart Bastian and Natacha Munilla, Foundation for New Education Initiatives Gala Committee


American Cancer Society's Inner Circle Luncheon Co-Chairs Remedios Diaz and Lilliam Machado with Luncheon Legacy Award Honoree Jim Murphy

Elaine Bloom, Director of Plaza Health Network; Jeffrey & Yolanda Berkowitz, Chairs of Voices for Children Gala; Kara Zeder and Maria Maloof, Co-Chairs of Kristi House’s Roaring 20’s Soiree


Alexis Calleja, Co-Chair Big Brothers Big Sisters' Miracle Makers Luncheon; Lesli Ann Brown and Sonia Gibson, Vizcaya Ball Committee; Trish Bell, Plaza Health Network Foundation's Woman of Distinction & Caring; Bronwyn Miller and Irene Korge, Co-Chairs Miracle Makers Luncheon and Chapman Partnership’s Take A Walk in Her Shoes Luncheon


Miami City Ballet dancers

Alexis Calleja, Lesli Ann Brown, Sonia Gibson


Howard & Marilyn Tendrich, Chairs of Deering Estate Foundation's Wine on Harvest Moon; Harriet Shapiro, Co-Chair of Sylvester's Cancer Link Luncheon; and Merrett R. Stierheim, Miami Children's Museum's Be A Kid Again Gala Honoree

Jeffrey & Yolanda Berkowitz, being honored with The Legacy Award by Coral Gables Community Foundation's at A Night in Old Shanghai


Ana Mari Ortego, Co-Chair American Cancer Society's Gala; Christina Mas, Chair Coral Gables Museum's Party on the Plaza; Kerry Rapport, Chair Educate Tomorrow’s 12th Annual Gala; and Darius Nevin, Board Chair of Educate Tomorrow

Adrian Delancy, President of Miami Bridge; Linda Levy Goldberg,
Chair of The American Red Cross Ball; Maria Maloof;
Jeffrey & Yolanda Berkowitz; and Kara Zeder


Frank & Liede DeValdivielso, Chair of 100 Women of Deering; Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Co-Founder & CEO of GlamSquad; and Howard & Marilyn Tendrich

Elaine Bloom, Linda Leeds, Co-Chair of Sylvester's Cancer Link Luncheon; and Ilene Zweig, Plaza Health Network Foundation Director


Yolanda Berkowitz, American Cancer Society's Inner Circle of Twelve Luncheon Honoree; and Lilliam Machado

Remedios Diaz, Lilliam Machado and Miriam Salazar,
American Cancer Society's Inner Circle of Twelve Luncheon Honoree


Miami City Ballet dancers Rainer Krenstetter, Adriene Carter, Lexie Overholt and Julian Dugue with Margaret Eidson (center), a Miami City Ballet Board member

Sheila Kuhl, American Cancer Society's Inner Circle of Twelve Luncheon Honoree with Jim Murphy


Ana Mari Ortega and Ana Ortega, Mother/Daughter Co-Chairs for American Cancer Society’s Gala; Linda Leeds and Mary Rosenberg, Co-Chairs of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center's Cancer Link Luncheon; and Maria Elena & Tony Costa, Chair of Tropicana 2020 Gala for Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba


Nancy & Jon Batchelor, Anna & Jon Batchelor, Jr., Co-Chairs of Informed Families' Dinner at Joe's

Frank & Liede DeValdivielso; Michael & Paula Fay, Chairs of Miami Children's Museum's Be A Kid Again Gala; and Darius Nevin


Rebecca Whited and Katharine Rubino, Co-Chairs of the Arsht Center's
Imagination Ball, with Rita and Ron Magill

Yolanda Berkowitz and
Linda Levy Goldberg


Laurie Zapletal, Chair of Branches' Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner & Auction; and Dan & Trish Bell, Philanthropic Chairs and Challenge Grantors for Branches’ Dinner

Sonia Gibson, Jim Murphy and Linda Levy Goldberg, Co-Chairs of Ronald McDonald House Charities’ 12 Good Men Luncheon


Bronwyn Miller, Jon Batchelor and Lesli Ann Brown

Pepe Freixas, Co-Chair of American Cancer Society’s Gala; Rita Freixas; and Mark Hoffmeister


Tui Pranich, Co-Chair of the Bass Museum’s Bass Ball; Alexis Calleja; Suzy Buckley Woodward, Vizcaya Ball Committee; John Lin, Co-Chair Bass Museum’s Keep the Ball Rolling After-Party; and Migna Sanchez-Llorens, Co-Chair of Miracle Makers Luncheon and Chapman Partnership’s Take A Walk in Her Shoes Luncheon


Edgard & Nicole Lozano,
Vizcaya Ball Committee

Dan & Tina Carlo, Co-Chair of Miami City Ballet's Nutcracker Magic; and
Ritz-Carlton Residences’ Carolyn Ellert and Ophir Sternberg,
host of SocialMiami’s Gala Guide Photo Shoot


Dan & Trish Bell, Phillip & Patricia Frost Museum of Science Board Co-Chairs;
and Anna & Jon Batchelor, Jr., Co-Chairs of Informed Families’
Dinner at Joe’s

Marilyn & Howard Tendrich
and Ilene Zweig


Miami City Ballet dancers with Tina & Dan Carlo


Bronwyn Miller and Barbara Hevia, Vizcaya Ball and Fairchild Gardens'
Gala in the Garden Committees

Dan Carlo, Jeffrey Berkowitz and Michael Fay


Nancy & Jon Batchelor, Co-Chairs of Humane Society's Pawpurrazzi; Barbara Hevia; and
Margaret Eidson, American Cancer Society's Inner Circle of Twelve Luncheon Honoree


Jon Jr. & Anna Batchelor and Jon Batchelor