Golden Angels Gala
Event raises over $2 million to help patients in need
Roberta & Harvey Chaplin, Honorary Chairs
and Grand Seraphims

Abel Holtz, JHF Board Member, & Fana Holtz, Gala Co-Chair, Grand Seraphims, and Naming Benefactors to Holtz Children’s Hospital

Jackson Health Foundation hosted its annual Golden Angels Gala on January 26 at the JW Marriott Marquis in downtown Miami. The gala celebrated the expansion of Jackson Health System and honored the Golden Angels, the Foundation’s premier giving society whose members play a vital role in advancing the mission of Jackson Health through their philanthropic efforts.

The sold-out event brought more than 600 philanthropists and community leaders together for a spectacular evening of giving. Over $2 million was raised during the event which was again hosted by WPLG Channel 10 news anchor Laurie Jennings. This year, Fana Holtz, naming benefactor of Holtz Children’s Hospital and Silvia Rios Fortun, a member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, served as chairs of the gala.

During the evening, the generosity of the gala’s three honorary co-chairs – Ken Gorin, Roberta and Harvey Chaplin and Janie and Ron Kupferman – was spotlighted. Each of the honorary chairs gave a significant gift for the celebration. A raffle for a 2019 Audi A6, donated by Ken Gorin and THE COLLECTION, was a highlight of the event. Beatriz Ramoutarsingh, of the Hope of a Miracle Foundation in Trinidad and Tobago, was the lucky winner. Wine and spirits for the celebration were donated by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, the evening’s Grand Corporate Underwriter.

Generous donors gave to the Foundation’s Miracle Fund to benefit the health system’s expansion including Mike Fernandez in support of The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial and Caroline Weiss and Alitza Weiss also gave a gift to benefit Holtz Children’s Hospital. Mrs. Susan Claman and the Claman Family pledged a generous six figure gift to support the Stroke Program at Jackson. Dr. Chantal Scheinberg donated to the renovation of a family waiting room and the Heather on Earth Foundation gave a gift in support of Holtz Children’s Hospital. Arlene & Wayne Chaplin; Constance Fernandez; Peggy & Ray Warren; Michelle & Cyril Matz: and Terry & Fred Jove became Golden Angels and made gifts in support of the Foundation’s Miracle Fund.

The event featured walls depicting “The Future of Jackson” that showcased priority expansion projects and significant achievements. Four priority expansion projects were highlighted including – the construction of the Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center and Jackson West in the City of Doral; the enhancement of programs and initiatives at Holtz Children’s Hospital; and the expansion of the Miami Transplant Institute.

“The enhancement and expansion of services at Jackson is a priority for our community,” said Keith R. Tribble, Jackson Health Foundation President and CEO. “Every day, thousands of people in Miami-Dade County depend on Jackson Health System. It’s a safety net for them and the generous support of our donors and corporate sponsors make it possible for the Foundation to continue supporting the health system in their mission to make miracles happen every day for patients in need, regardless of their ability to pay.”

Singer Loren Allred performed “Never Enough”, a song she recorded for the soundtrack of the hit movie musical “The Greatest Showman”. She was also featured on Season 3 of the popular show The Voice and can be heard on Michael Bublé’s latest album.

The evening was made possible because of the support of sponsors including – Platinum Sponsors Felipe Fons and Lorena Dotson de Fons and THE COLLECTION; Gold Sponsor Florida National University; Silver Sponsor Turner; Bronze Sponsor VALIC; and media sponsors the Miami Herald, Modern Luxury, Ocean Drive, Indulge Magazine and Selecta.

Jackson Health Foundation is the fundraising arm of Jackson Health System, seeking private philanthropic support to fund the system’s greatest needs. For more information about the gala and a complete list of sponsors and benefactors, please visit

Silvia Rios Fortun, Gala Co-Chair, JHF Board Member and Silver Seraphim, and Rigo Lesteiro, Golden Angel

Felipe & Lorena Fons, Platinum Sponsor and Platinum Angels

Brenda Moreira and Carlos A. Migoya, CEO and President of Jackson Health System and Silver Seraphim

Standing: Keith Tribble, CEO and President of Jackson Health Foundation, Mike & Janet Bell, Melvin Blanco, Richard Wilkinson, Ray Warren, Michael Howard and Darryl Holsendolph; Seated: Terri Tribble, Pilar Blanco, Annie Wilkinson, Peggy Warren, Karen Howard and Christie Holsendolph

Andria Ares Holtz, JHF Board Member and Golden Angel, and Laurie Jennings, Celebrity Hostess WPLG Channel 10 Anchor

Susan Claman, New Platinum Angel, and Janet Shein

Mike & Constance Fernandez, Golden Seraphims

Florida National University, Gold Sponsor, Dr. Maria Regueiro, Dr. Loreto Almonte, Dr. Jorge Alfonso, Silvia Borges, Yedi Cepero, Rachel Tougerman, Omar Cepero, Lourdes Andreu, Lucy Alfonso, Alan Silber, and Jose Lammoglia

Ambassador Paul & Trudy Cejas, Golden Angels

Marvin & Philippa Carsley, Silver Seraphims

Wayne & Arlene Chaplin, New Golden Angels

Alitza Weiss, Caroline Weiss, Platinum Seraphim, Dr. Camilo Ricordi, Jose Prado, Judith Prado, Victor Ortega, Carolina Ortega, Marcia Demus

Fred & Terri Jove,
New Golden Angels

Sara Matz, New Golden Angel, and Cuqui Matz

Dr. Chantal Scheinberg, New Golden Angel

Jaime & Karla Saavedra, Turner Construction Company, Silver Sponsor; Brenda Moreira and Carlos Migoya, CEO and President of Jackson Health System and Silver Seraphim

Anabella & Candido Viyella, JHF Chairman and Golden Angels

Rudolph Moise Jr. and Dr. Rudolph Moise, JHF Board Member and Platinum Angel

Christy Cartaya of THE COLLECTION, Platinum Sponsor and Golden Seraphim, and 2019 raffle winner Beatriz Ramoutansingh, Miracle of Hope Foundation Platinum Seraphim

Cecil & Ana Milton, Diamond Seraphims and Naming Benefactor of Jose Milton Memorial Hospital at Jackson West Medical Center

Aaron Holtz, Toni Holtz, Brandon Holtz, Lauren Holtz, and Danny Holtz

Matthew Holtz, Grace Goldoni, Nicole Holtz, Andria Ares Holtz
and Javier Holtz, Golden Angels

Jeannie Etter and David Coulson, JHF Board Member and Platinum Angel

Aristotle Ares, Diane Ares, and Andria Ares Holtz, JHF Board Member and Golden Angel

Alex Harriehausen, Kaana Smith, Dida Langsdale and Al Wishneff, guests of Valic, Bronze Sponsor

Guests of The Whitman Family Development: Gotmar Giron, Victor Caicedo, Ben Elias, Eliza Elias, Bob Lugari, Susan Pullin, Michael Kurtz, Aria Nero-Seder, and Debra Koch

Greenberg Traurig guests: David Coulson, Jeannie Etter, Zaedy Pozo, Rosy Fragelo, Alan Dimond, Vivian Dimond, and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Cacciatore

Jose Almeida, Golden Angel, Silvia Trinidad, Platinum Angel
and Renier Casanova

Karen Jones, JHF Board Member, and Soni Laing

Carlos Migoya, Leonard Abess, Donna & Henri Ford, Robert & Beth Sackstein, and Mike Fernandez,
Golden Seraphim

Dr. Maribel Santa Cruz, Silver Seraphim, and Mariana Martinez, JHF Board Member and Platinum Angel

Patrick & Linda McEnany, JHF Board Member and Golden Angels

Jorge & Maggie Villacampa,
JHF Board Member