17th Annual Guardians of the Children Luncheon
Benefiting Holtz Children’s Hospital
Andria Ares Holtz, Guardian Angel; Laurie Jennings, WPLG Emmy Award Winning Co-Anchor; Fana Holtz, Holtz Children’s Hospital Benefactor and Grand Seraphim

Over 500 philanthropists and community leaders attended the 17th Annual Guardians of the Children Luncheon benefiting Holtz Children’s Hospital at the JW Marriott Marquis Monday, Nov. 16 in beautiful downtown Miami.

Hosted by Jackson Health Foundation’s Guardian Angels in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland, the luncheon raised over $550,000 that will be used to support the Holtz Children’s Hospital Child Life Program. The Child Life Program is comprised of healthcare professionals who play a critical role in the treatment and recovery of every child that visits the hospital. They are trained specialists who use therapeutic and recreational play to help each child understand their illness and medical procedures.

During the luncheon, guests were treated to an elegant fashion show by ETRO, featuring their 2016 Spring/Summer Collection - courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland.

Sponsors of the luncheon included Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland, Southern Wine and Spirits, Paul Chevalier of Château D'Esclans Winery, Calvin Giordano & Associates, Sarria Enterprises, The Jills Real Estate Team, FPL, McDonald Hopkins, Ocean Bank, UBS, Premier Choice Group, BNY Mellon, Valsan, Miami Herald and Selecta Magazine.

Silvia Rios Fortun, Chairman Jackson Health Foundation and President of Guardian Angels; Keith R.Tribble, President & Chief Executive Officer Jackson Health Foundation

Patrick Teague, ETRO Retail Coordinator; Juan Lopez Vice President & General Manager Saks Fifth Avenue

Johana Sarria, Guardian Angel and Luncheon Committee Co-Chair; Carlos Migoya, President & Chief Executive Officer of Jackson Health System and Silver Seraphim; Mercedes Sarria, Guardian Angel and Luncheon Committee Co-Chair

Miami HEAT Charitable Foundation

Leslie Brown; Swanee DiMare, Platinum Angel

2015 Guardians of the Children Luncheon Committee

Libby Witherspoon, Guardian Angel; Lilian Peters

Angela Andrade, Platinum Angel; Paul Chevalier,of Chateau D’Esclans; Mari Grimalt, Platinum Angel

Dr. Carlos Conde; Estrella Gonzalez; Vanessa Cruz; Marilyn Samlut, New Golden Angel; J. Marcus; Victoria Pierruccini, Dr. Lucinda Cuervo, Kathy Rodriguez; Teresa Saad

Bonnie Shur; Jill Eber, Guardian Angel; Yaffa Eber; Felise Eber, Guardian Angel; Inna Schaeffer with South Florida Calendar Firefighters

Marta Alvarez; Maria del Carmen Sarria, Platinum Angel

Karin Figuero-Cisneros, New Guardian Angel

Shanae Hill, New Guardian Angel

Julia Valle, New Guardian Angel

Linette Guerra, Guardians of the Children Luncheon Committee Member and Guardian Angel

Laura Munilla, Renewing Guardian Angel; Jacqueline Munilla, Renewing Guardian Angel

Norma Echarte, New Guardian Angel

Mayling Nunez Padron, New Guardian Angel

Pupi Perez Abreu, Renewing Guardian Angel

Leda Falero, New Guardian Angel

Olga Adrian, Renewing Guardian Angel

Arlene Vazquez, New Guardian Angel

Adria Adrian Almeida, Renewing Guardian Angel

Mercedes Hernandez, New Guardian Angel

Vivian Williams, New Guardian Angel

Dr. Silvia Trinidad, Platinum Angel; Lourdes Valls

Susan O’Hara , Renewing Guardian Angel

Loretta Castellanos, Renewing Guardian Angel

Juan Sanchez, Guardian Angel; Silvia Perez, Guardian Angel; Bart Upthegrove, Guardian Angel.

Claudia Barroso, New Guardian Angel.