19th Annual Guardians of the Children Luncheon
Jackson Health Foundation raises more than $600,000 for Holtz Children's Hospital
 
Fana Holtz with guest of honor, Julia Rodriguez, Holtz Childrens Hospital patient, and her mom, Mary Kay Spoore

Over 500 philanthropists and community leaders attended the 19th Annual Guardians of the Children Luncheon benefiting Holtz Children's Hospital at the JW Marriott Marquis in downtown Miami. Thanks to an incredible show of philanthropic support, the luncheon raised more than $600,000 for Holtz Children's Hospital. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Holtz Children's Hospital as one of the nation's top children's hospitals in 2017-18. At the event, Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland sponsored a runway fashion show where their 2017-2018 Resort Collections were unveiled for guests.

"The Guardians Angels Luncheon has become one of the most anticipated social events in Miami thanks to the hard work of our committee, who works tirelessly all year to educate our community on the miracles that take place daily at Holtz Children's," said Silvia Rios Fortun, Guardian Angels President. "It's our mission to bring awareness and support to this amazing and most-needed hospital."

Celebrity hostess, WPLG News Anchor Laurie Jennings, along with the luncheon committee, welcomed 45 new Guardian Angels. The event also celebrated the support of new Golden Angel, Peter Romero and new Platinum Angel, Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies.

The luncheon's guest of honor was an amazing patient, eight-year old Julia, who received life-saving treatment at Holtz Children's and the UM/JM Burn Center, after being in a serious car accident earlier this year. Other notable guests included Spanish television celebrities Ana Maria Canseco, Adamaris Lopez, Aleyda Ortiz, Chef Yisus, and Johnny Lozada.

"This year's luncheon was a great success thanks to the vision and dedication of our Guardian Angels," said Jackson Health Foundation President and CEO Keith R. Tribble. "This event is a true labor of love for our committee, and we could not be more thankful for their generosity over more than two decades of support."

Sponsors for this year's event included AON, Bank United, Calvin Giordano & Associates, Inc., Chateau D'esclans, Florida National University, Florida Power and Light, Ines Lorenzo Gomez/Valentina Victoria Gomez, Lila Menowitz, Marquis Bank, Southern Glazers Wine and Spirits, The Jills, Viyella Group at Morgan Stanley and Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland. Media sponsors were the Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald, Indulge Magazine, WPLG Local 10, Miami Modern Luxury, and Selecta Magazine.



Rhonda Rebman-Lopez, new Guardian Angel

Laurie Jennings, Celebrity Hostess, and Silvia Rios Fortun, Golden Angel, Guardian Angels President and Past Chair of Foundation Board, with Juan Lopez, VP and General Manager, Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland


Estrella Fajardo Gonzalez, renewed Guardian Angel, and Luisa Cabrera Mendoza, new Guardian Angel

Roberta Chaplin, Grand Seraphim

Alejandra Membreno and Rosa Maria Carreras, renewed Guardian Angel


Monica Veiga and Ana Veiga Milton, Jackson Health Foundation Board Member and Grand Seraphim

Dr. Rudolph Moise, Jackson Health Foundation Board Chair and Golden Angel, with Fana Holtz, Naming Benefactor of Holtz Childrens Hospital

The Hon. Katherine Fernndez Rundle, State Attorney for Miami-Dade County, and
Ivette Arango, Platinum Angel


Alejandra Membreno; Alicia Portella, Guardian Angel; Vivian Adrian, Platinum Angel and Luncheon Co-Chair, and Dr. Vivian Gonzalez, new Guardian Angel

Laurie Jennings, Celebrity Hostess, with Andria Holtz, Guardian Angel


Mari Tere Brolley Rios, Golden Angel, and Caty Jimenez, Platinum Angel

Luisa Cabrera Mendoza and Meg Del Valle, new Guardian Angels

Karen Reiter and Janet Henfield-Green,
Marquis Bank, Bronze Sponsor


Lucy and Jorge Alfonso, Florida National University, Bronze Sponsor

Lisette Perez and Soraya Regalado, LAAIA Platinum Angel

Maggie Villacampa, Guardian Angel, Jackson Health Foundation Board Member/US Trust Bank of America, and Ariella Midolo


Geralyn Lunsford, Sr. Vice President & CEO, Holtz Childrens Hospital; Don Steigman, COO, Jackson Health System; Keith Tribble, President & CEO, Jackson Health Foundation; Carlos Migoya, President & CEO, Jackson Health System

Ana Quincoces, Guardian Angel, and Lourdes Valls, Golden Angel


Maria Galano, new Guardian Angel

Maria del Carmen Sarria, Platinum Angel, and Lilliam Machado, Guardian Angel


Sherronda Daye, Kendra Bullock, Shanel Moore, Shanae Hill, Shantae Gilmer, Marylina Gilchrist, Lauren Johnson, Sharonda Stewart, and Dionne Anderson, new Guardian Angels


Anabella Viyella, Golden Angel, and
Alitza Weiss, new Platinum Seraphim

Johnny Lozada


Ana Maria Canseco

Aleyda Ortiz

Daisy Olivera


Adamari Lopez

Allison Julius; Jill Eber, Guardian Angel; and Felise Eber, renewed Guardian Angel; alongside Judith Kamps-Garcia and Bonnie Schur


Roxana Garcia, new Guardian Angel