2019 Miracle Makers Luncheon and Fashion Show
Event Recognizes Top Philanthropists, Raises Funds for At-Risk Children
Ana Trejos, Lourdes Martinez

Close to 300 philanthropists and fashionistas enjoyed the annual Miracle Makers Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Ritz Carlton in Key Biscayne to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami.

Hosted by luncheon co-chairs Lourdes Martinez and Ana Trejos, as well as mentor-chair Sonia Gibson, the event featured a pre-show reception complete with pop-up shops and silent auctions, and was followed by a fantastic program honoring some of Miami’s top philanthropists, Monica Cantera-Serralta, Ravneet Rekhi Chowdhury, Eduardo Hernando, Danny Jelaca and Debbie Young; Ana and Cecil Milton, Miami Power Couple and long-time supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters; and youth award recipient Raphaella Alexandre. Roxanne Vargas from WTVJ, NBC 6, and Gale Nelson, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, served as emcees while honorees received their awards and walked the runway. A lifetime achievement award was presented to longtime Miracle Society Member, Gladys Rustan-Hernando.

Internationally renowned fashion designer, artist, songwriter and singer, Nicolas Felizola celebrated his 30th anniversary with a red-carpet retrospective fashion presentation. The event supported Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami and their award-winning mentorship programs for at-risk youth.

Special thanks to our sponsors: One With Life Organic Tequila - Spirit Sponsor, Massage Envy - Gift Bag & Wellness Sponsor, Sergio’s Printing - Print Sponsor and Selecta Magazine - Media Sponsor, Bloomingmore - Floral Sponsor.

Jenny Perez, Terry Zarikian, Sonia Gibson

Ed Hernando, Gladys Rustan-Hernando

Renne Lopez Cantera, Ana Milton, Ynette Lorenzen, Claudia Barroso

Ravneet Chowdhury, Gale Nelson

Ana Trejos, Debbie Young, Danny Jelaca, Raphaella Alexandre, Ed Hernando, Monica Cantera-Serralta, Lourdes Martinez

One With Life Tequila Drink

Trish Bell, Bonnie Crabtree

Raphaella Alexandre, Miriam Salazar, Neyda Raola

Raquel Fernandez, Eduardo Hernando

Ana Trejos, Lourdes Martinez, Neyda Raola, Sonia Gibson

Isabel Fine, Claudia Barroso

Ynette Lorenzen, Karla Richey, Nelly Lusich

Miriam Salazar, Renee Lopez-Cantera

Monica Cantera-Serralta, Gale Nelson

Jenni Coba, Victor Diaz

On the runway

Gale Nelson, Gladys Rustan-Hernando, Eduardo Hernando

Angelique Konrad, Lucy Morillo

Runway fashions

Roxanne Vargas, Gale Nelson

Swanee DiMare, Bronwyn Miller

Neyda Raola, Miriam Salazar

Patricia Jimenez, Cathy Smith

Gale Nelson, Trish and Dan Bell

Gala design by Mayda Cisneros

Ana Trejos, Eduardo Hernando

Neyda Raola, Raphaella Alexandre

Bonnie Crabtree, Johan Bolt

Wayne Retsema, Lourdes Martinez

Jennifer Nicole Lee, Caterina Sastri