Jackson Health Foundation’s Golden Angels Gala - 25th Birthday Bash
 

Carlos A. Migoya, President & CEO Jackson Health System; Gala Honorary Chairs Ron & Janie Kupferman and Dr. Rodolfo & Mercedes Hernandez; Gala Humanitarian Chairs Roberta & Harvey Chaplin; Fana Holtz, Gala Chair; Dr. Rudolph Moise, Chairman of the Board, Jackson Health Foundation; Janice Lipton, Gala Chair and Jackson Health Foundation Executive Committee Member; Gala Grand Honorary Chairs Ophelia & Juan J. Roca M.; Gala Honorary Chairs Dr. Shirley Press and Dr. William Rapoport; Keith R. Tribble, President & CEO Jackson Health Foundation.


​More than 800 philanthropists and community leaders were on hand to celebrate Jackson Health Foundation’s 25 years of giving with a spectacular sold-out Birthday Bash at Soho Studios. This year's Golden Angels Gala raised more than $2.6 million in support of Jackson Health System’s mission of providing a single high standard of quality care for all residents of Miami-Dade County.

“Our 25th birthday bash was a tremendous success,” said Keith R. Tribble, Jackson Health Foundation President & CEO. “The funds raised will be allocated towards our Miracle Fund and used to help Jackson continue providing world-class medical care to children and adults where the need is the most urgent.”

The remarkable success of this 25th Birthday Bash was due to the hard work and commitment of philanthropists Fana Holtz, naming benefactor of Holtz Children’s Hospital, and Janice Lipton, Executive Board member, who served as chairs of the event. The Birthday Bash also honored Grand Honorary Chairs, Ophelia and Juan J. Roca M.; Humanitarian Chairs, Roberta and Harvey Chaplin; and Honorary Chairs, Mercedes and Dr. Rodolfo Hernandez, Janie and Ron Kupferman, and Dr. Shirley Press and Dr. William Rapoport.


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Abel Holtz, Jackson Health Foundation Executive Committee Member; and Fana Holtz, Gala Chair, with Janice Lipton, Gala Chair and Jackson Health Foundation Executive Committee Member, and Alan Lipton.

Television actress Sonya Smith


Keith R. Tribble, President & CEO Jackson Health Foundation, and Carlos A. Migoya, President & CEO Jackson Health System, with members of The Milton Family Foundation who received a special recognition during the evening for their $10M gift to name the new José Milton Memorial Hospital in the City of Doral.


Felipe Fons, Anabella and Candido Viyella, Jackson Health Foundation Executive Committee Member, Karolina Kurkova, Srchie Drury and Lorena Fons.


Keith R. Tribble, Felipe Fons, Porsche Raffle Winner, Ken Gorin, THE COLLECTION, and Andria Ares Holtz, Mistress of Ceremonies.

Silvia Rios Fortun, Immediate Past Chair of Jackson Health Foundation Board of Directors and Birthday Bash Tribute Gift Giver, with Rigo Lesteiro.


Allison Weiss Brady, Foundation Executive Commitee Member, & Chip Brady Birthday Bash Tribute Gift Givers.

Television actor Gabriel Valenzuela

Lourdes & Joe Arriola, Chairman, Public Health Trust, Board of Trustees.


Rita Rodriguez and Dr. Ino Halegua enjoyed having their photo taken inside the Birthday Bash Magazine Cover sponsored by Workscapes & Herman Miller. Dr. Halegua contributed a special Birthday Bash tribute gift in honor of Jackson Health Foundation’s 25 years of giving.

David Coulson, Esq., Jackson Health Foundation Executive Committee Member, and Jeannie Etter, Esq., Birthday Bash Tribute Gift Givers.

Television actress Geraldine Galvan


Dr. Shirley Press and Dr. William Rapoport, Gala Honorary Chairs

Dr. Maribel Santa Cruz and Gilda Plasencia

Nancy & Jon Batchelor, representing The Batchelor Foundation.


Milton Wallace and Rebecca Spinale.

Wow Factor transformed Miami’s SOHO Studios into a Birthday Bash to remember with a spectacular decor and animated lounge areas for guests to enjoy


Juan Carlos Roca, Ophelia and Juan J. Roca M., Grand Honorary Chairs.

Linda & Pat McEnany, Jackson Health Foundation Board of Directors Member.


Serena Simkins, The Simkins Family, contributed a Birthday Bash tribute gift for Jackson Health Foundation’s 25 Birthday Bash.

Jorge & Maggie Villacampa, Sr. VP of US Tust/Bank of America, and Foundation Executive Committee member.

David & Irene White, Director of External Affairs for FPL and Foundation Board of Directors Member.


Heide & Jose Dans with Gala Chair, Janice Lipton (center). The Danses celebrated Jackson Health Foundation’s birthday by contributing a special Birthday Bash tribute gift.

Paul & Karen Jones, Chief Marketing Officer for Ryder Systems and Foundation Board of Directors Member.


Mathew & Kristin Lazenby, Whitman Family Development/Bal Harbor Shops.

Television personality Javier Ceriani

Bunny Bastian and James Murphy


Lawrence Casalins, Beatriz Ramoutarsingh, Philip Achim, Cindy Schutters, Patricia Woods, Ben Woods, Seeta Grover, and P.K. Grover, representing Hope of a Miracle Foundation.


Television personality Karent Sierra

Television personality Carolina Sandoval

“Jackson Health System saves lives,” said Fana Holtz. “Because of the work of philanthropists and leaders in our community, the Gala was able to raise the much needed funds to support the work that is being done at Jackson. They serve a critical need in our community and no patient is turned away regardless of their ability to pay.”

Andria Ares Holtz, who served as the evening's emcee, encouraged guests to purchase birthday gifts throughout the evening in honor of Jackson Health Foundation's 25th anniversary. A highlight of the night included a glamorous raffle of a 2017 Porsche Macan donated by The Collection. As a philanthropic gesture, the lucky winner, Felipe Fons, donated the car back to the Foundation in support of the patients and families who depend on Jackson.

The 25th Birthday Bash also received the support of numerous sponsors including The Collection, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, Workscapes + Herman Miller, Robins & Morton, Skanska, Mike's Cigars, VALIC, AvMed, Perkins+Will, HKS, HDR, Inc., Turner Construction, Ryder System, FPL, Carnival Cruise Line, Miami Heat, Wells Fargo, José Milton Foundation, AECOM, Bank of America, Northern Trust, Whitman Family, Sodexo, Hope of a Miracle Foundation, Greenberg Traurig and Owens & Minor. The Miami Herald and Selecta Magazine served as media partners.

The Golden Angels Society is the Foundation’s premier giving society. Members of the Golden Angels have a strong sense of commitment to Jackson and their support plays a vital role in advancing the mission of Jackson Health Foundation in the community and beyond. 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 www.JHF25.com.