A Grand Gathering
SocialMiami and Park Grove host 2014/2015 gala chairs
 
Linda Levy Goldberg (Ronald McDonald House's 12 Good Men), Jim Murphy (Ronald McDonald House's 12 Good Men), Patricia Scerpella (YPO's Hats, Spats & Pearls)

With anchored sailboats as a backdrop on a picturesque Saturday morning, more than 70 gala chairs came to Coconut Grove to mix and mingle over mimosas and brunch while participating in a photo shoot to honor their service and leadership.

The photo shoot was produced by SocialMiami to coincide with its annual Gala Guide, which is sponsored by Park Grove, a luxury condo development on South Bayshore Drive.

Park Grove developer David Martin, COO of Terra Group, was on hand with wife Christy to lend praise to those in attendance.

“We believe that there are a lot of hearts and great minds in our community who are always giving back,” said Martin. “For us, it’s important to educate them on what we are doing, but also recognize them for their accomplishments.”

The grand gathering was a kick-off celebration to what is sure to be a fantastic gala season that will raise millions and millions of dollars for South Florida non-profits.

To learn more about the 2014-2015 gala season, consult SocialMiami’s Gala Guide and get involved.

Photos by Manny Hernandez and Henry Perez


Ricky Patel (Miami Children’s Health Foundation's All in Fore the Kids Weekend)

Marko & Shelly Dimitrijevic (Frost Science Museum's Galaxy Gala); Joanne McGregor Ganus (Mariners Hospital's Bougainvillea Ball); Michelle Pino (Junior League's Miami Magic); and Raul & Martha Valdes-Fauli (Baptist Health Foundation's Doctors Hospital Ball)


Patty Wollberg (City Year's Paint the Town Red); Patricia Scerpella, Lisa Wheeler & Amal Kabbani (YPO's Hats, Spats & Pearls); and Ana Ortega Schwarzberg (Paint the Town Red)

Christy & David Martin with David Jr. (American Cancer Society's Centennial Gala)


Jorge Luis Lopez (Camillus House's Hope for All Gala & American Red Cross Ball) and Tom Cornish (City Year's Paint the Town Red)

Schatzi Kassal & Bonnie Blank (Project: New Born's We're Rockin' Baby) and Norma Jean Abraham (Easter Seals' Festival of Chefs)


Lisa Wheeler & Amal Kabbani (YPO's Hats, Spats & Pearls)

Neiman Marcus Coral Gables models

Tony & Ana Figueroa Cisneros and daughters (Miami Children’s Health Foundation's Hope Diamond Ball Affair)


Shelley Daniel Rutherford (Easter Seals' Festival of Chefs), Tina Carlo (Miami Children’s Health Foundation’s Wine, Women & Shoes), Norma Jean Abraham (Festival of Chefs), Sonia Gibson & Cathy Jones (Vizcaya Ball) and Tatyana Silva (New World Symphony’s Family Affair)


Bronwyn Miller & Irene Korge (Chapman Partnership's Walk in Her Shoes Luncheon)

Laurie Zapletal & Marialena Villamil (Branches' Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala); Felice Traktman (Project: New Born's We're Rockin' Baby); Monica Pigna, Michelle McClaskey & Michele Pino (Junior League's Miami Magic)


Dan & Robin Yglesias (Deering Estate Foundation's Seafood Festival); Howard & Marilyn Tendrich (Deering Estate Foundation's Wine on Harvest Moon); Ricky Patel (Miami Children’s Health Foundation's All in Fore the Kids Weekend); and Laurie Zapletal (Branches' Black Tie and Blue Jeans Gala)

Felice & Jerry Traktman (Project: New Born's We're Rockin' Baby)


Alan & Diane Lieberman (Purim Ball hosted by Jewish Museum of Florida - F.I.U.)

Shelley Daniel Rutherford & Norma Jean Abraham (Easter Seals' Festival of Chefs) and Bronwyn Miller (Chapman Partnership's Walk in Her Shoes Luncheon)


Dan & Robyn Yglesias (Deering Estate Foundation's Seafood Festival) and Marilyn & Howard Tendrich (Deering Estate Foundation's Wine on Harvest Moon)

Elizabeth & George Kakouris (Baptist Health Foundation's Doctors Hospital Ball) and Shelley Daniel Rutherford & Norma Jean Abraham (Easter Seals' Festival of Chefs)


Neiman Marcus Coral Gables models

Cristina Mas (Frost Science Museum's Big Bang); Marko & Shelly Dimitrijevic and Gabriel & Jennifer Montoya (Frost Science Museum's Galaxy Gala)


Eilah Beavers (Miami Children’s Health Foundation’s Wine, Women and Shoes); Karin Figueroa Cisneros, Ana & Tony Figueroa Cisneros (Miami Children’s Hospital's Hope Diamond Ball Affair); Marile & Jorge Luis Lopez (Camillus House's Hope for All Gala & American Red Cross Ball); and Laura Munilla (Vizcaya Ball)


Billy & Irma Baldwin (South Miami Hospital Golf Classic)

Howard & Marilyn Tendrich (Deering Estate Foundation's Wine on Harvest Moon) and Dan & Robyn Yglesias (Deering Estate Foundation's Seafood Festival)


Eris Thomas & Kati Foley
(Boys and Girls Clubs' Wild About Kids Gala)

Milton & Pat Wallace and Bunny Bastian (Humane Society's Pawpurrazzi) and Ana & Tony Figueroa Cisneros (Miami Children’s Health Foundation's Hope Diamond Ball Affair)


Marile Lopez (Camillus House's Hope for All Gala & American Red Cross Ball); Tina Carlo (Miami Children’s Health Foundation’s Wine, Women & Shoes); Soledad Picon & Criselda Breene (Bass Museum's A Night at the Museum); and Eilah Beavers (Miami Children’s Health Foundation’s Wine, Women and Shoes)

Patricia Scerpella (YPO's Hats, Spats & Pearls)


Ana Ortega Schwarzberg & Patty Wollberg (City Year's Paint the Town Red)

George & Elizabeth Kakouris with Raul & Marta Valdes-Fauli (Baptist Health Foundation's Doctors Hospital Ball)


Shelly & Marko Dimitrijevic (Frost Science Museum's Galaxy Gala)

Jorge Luis & Marile Lopez (Camillus House's Hope for All Gala & American Red Cross Ball)



Jennifer Montoya (Frost Science Museum's Galaxy Gala) and Irene Pariserband (Neiman Marcus)


Neiman Marcus Coral Gables models

Marko Dimitrijevic & Gabriel Montoya (Frost Science Museum's Galaxy Gala)

Criselda Breene & Soledad Picon (Bass Museum's A Night at the Museum)




Neiman Marcus Coral Gables models

Stella Holmes & Laura Munilla (Vizcaya Ball); Jim Murphy (Ronald McDonald House's 12 Good Men); and Cathy Jones & Sonia Gibson (Vizcaya Ball)


Soledad Picon (Bass Museum's A Night at the Museum), Scott & Jo Weston (ZooRun5K and Kidz Medical Services Kids Dash benefiting West Kendall Baptist Hospital), Charlotte Hicks (Baptist Health Foundation's Once Upon a Time Gala), Todd Paton (Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club), Raquel Hickey (Baptist Health Foundation's Mercury Ball), Krissy Ducanes (Homestead Hospital's Championship Taste)

Jose Davila, M.D. & Mirtha Davila (Doctors Hospital ThunderBall)


Laura Munilla (Vizcaya Ball); Marile & Jorge Luis Lopez (Camillus House's Hope for All Gala & American Red Cross Ball); and Eilah Beavers (Miami Children’s Health Foundation’s Wine, Women and Shoes)

Tony Costa (Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba's Noche Tropical 2014) and Cristina Mas (Frost Science Museum's Big Bang)


Tina Carlo (Miami Children’s Hospital’s Wine, Women & Shoes) and Tatyana Silva (New World Symphony’s Family Affair)

Irene Korge (Chapman Partnership Walk in Her Shoes Luncheon), Stella Holmes (Vizcaya Ball) and Bronwyn Miller (Walk in Her Shoes Luncheon)


Baptist Hospital Foundation Event Chairs
Standing: Jose Davila, M.D., Mirtha Davila, Charlotte Hicks, Cristina Sullivan, Billy Baldwin, Scott Weston, Jo Westin, Elizabeth Kakouris, George Kakouris, Raul Fauli, Jorge Perez, M.D., Victoria Lowell, Carlos Lowell; Seated: Kristina Ducanes, Irma Baldwin, Jo Ganus, Martha Valdes-Fauli, Kerry Perez, Raquel Hickey





Jillian Posner (Diabetes Research Institute Foundation's Love and Hope Ball); Marile & Jorge Luis Lopez (Camillus House Hope for All Gala & American Red Cross Ball); Stella Holmes (Vizcaya Ball); Victoria Lowell (Baptist Hospital Once Upon a Time Ball); Carlos Lowell (Baptist Hospital Heroes Golf Tournament); and Cristina Sullivan (Baptist Health Foundation's Once Upon a Time Gala)


Cristina Mas (Frost Science Museum's Big Bang); Chris & Tanya Roberts (Actors' Playhouse's Reach for the Stars Gala); Mirtha & Jose Davila (Baptist Health Foundation's Doctors Hospital Gala); Eilah Beavers (Miami Children’s Health Foundation’s Wine, Women and Shoes); and Karin Figueroa Cisneros

Neiman Marcus Coral Gables models


Patricia Scerpella and Amal Kabbani (YPO's Hats, Spats & Pearls)

Bronwyn Miller & Irene Korge (Chapman Partnership's Walk in Her Shoes Luncheon); Tony Costa (Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba's Noche Tropical 2014); Criselda Breene (Bass Museum's A Night at the Museum); and Laura Munilla (Vizcaya Ball)


Billy & Irma Baldwin (South Miami Hospital Golf Classic), Marie Vacca (Coral Gables Museum's An Evening on the Plaza), Cheryl Rosen (Alper JCC's Women's Day Luncheon), Kerry & Jorge Perez, M.D. (South Miami Hospital's Nautical Nights)



Neiman Marcus Coral Gables models


Dr. Jorge Perez, M.D. & Kerry Perez (South Miami Hospital's Nautical Nights)

George & Elizabeth Kakouris (Baptist Health Foundation, Doctors Hospital Ball); Bonnie Blank & Schatzi Kassal (Project: New Born's We're Rockin' Baby); and Lisa Wheeler & Amal Kabbani (YPO's Hats, Spats & Pearls)


Michele Pino, Michelle McClaskey & Monica Pigna (Junior League's Miami Magic)

SocialMiami's Aaron Glickman and Terra Group's David Martin


Victoria & Carlos Lowell with Cristina Sullivan (Baptist Hospital Once Upon a Time Ball)





Raul & Marta Valdes-Fauli (Baptist Health Foundation's Doctors Hospital Ball)

Neiman Marcus Coral Gables models


Victoria Lowell, Charlotte Althin Hicks & Cristina Sullivan (Baptist Hospital Once Upon a Time Ball)

Norma Jean Abraham, Shelley Daniel Rutherford Easter Seals' Festival of Chefs)