Jackson Health Foundation’s Golden Angels Gala
Harvey and Roberta Chaplin, Lifetime Humanitarian Chairmen and Platinum Seraphims

Abel Holtz, Treasurer of the Jackson Health Foundation and Fana Holtz, Chairman of the Golden Angels Gala and Grand Seraphims

More than 600 philanthropists and community leaders attended the Golden Angels Gala on Jan. 24 at the hip Soho Studios in Wynwood. Fana Holtz and Janice Lipton served as chairmen of this year’s gala. WPLG anchor Laurie Jennings served as “ringmaster”. The Golden Angels honored Harvey and Roberta Chaplin as Lifetime Humanitarian Honorees; Ron and Janie Kupferman, Juan and Ophelia Roca, and the Batchelor Foundation, Inc., George E. Batchelor, Founder as Humanitarian Honorees. Each were honored for their steadfast support and dedication to the Golden Angels and Jackson Health Foundation.

Guests attending this year’s gala, “Meet Jack Under the Big Top”, were treated to an entertaining evening featuring a new-age carnival atmosphere. As guests walked the red carpeted entryway, they were greeted by a Ferris wheel, stilt walkers and a carnival ringmaster. Before entering the studios, guests were able to view beautiful Audi automobiles provided by the evening’s Honorary Corporate Underwriter Ken Gorin from The Collection.

Soho Studios was transformed by Jose Dans of Wowfactor into a hot pink and orange “big top” featuring four different themed bars: a neon bar, a bubble bar, a carrousel bar and a black and white bar. Guests were entertained by a giant robot, aerialists, a photo booth complete with carnival type costumes, and game booths provided by Honorary Corporate Sponsors Florida Dental Benefits, Allison and Chip Brady; Morgan Stanley, Robert Schwartz and William Van Scoyoc; and Norwegian Cruise Lines, Frank del Rio. Support was also provided by Honorary Corporate Sponsors: Southern Wine and Spirits and West Coast University, David Pyle.

One of the most popular features of the night was the Social Media Lounge that allowed guests to share their experience via social media.

Guests walked into one big “Ballroom” space in Soho Studios for cocktails, games, dinner dancing and fun. Fabulous carnival food was everywhere and then the guests were served a delicious plated entree of caramel apple short ribs, grilled asparagus, kalabasa puree and carnival onion rings. Bite sized desserts of s’mores, pecan pie, carrot cake were among the yummy desserts.

Guests also danced the night away to live entertainment provided by the Higher Ground band.

Public Health Trust member Irene Lipoff won the 2015 AudiA6 2.OT donated by the gala’s Honorary Corporate Underwriter and Silver Seraphim, Ken Gorin, President of THE COLLECTION.

Alan Lipton and Janice Lipton, Chairman of the Golden Angels Gala and Platinum Angels

Keith Tribble, Chief Executive Officer of the Jackson Health Foundation and Terri Tribble

Juan and Ophelia Roca, Humanitarian Honorees and Silver Seraphims

Rigo Lesteiro, Golden Angel and Silvia Rios Fortun, Chairman of the Jackson Health Foundation and Platinum Angel

Ron and Janie Kupferman, Humanitarian Honorees and Silver Seraphims

Carlos Migoya, President & CEO of Jackson Health System and Platinum Angel with Lynn Westall

Darryl K. Sharpton, Chairman of the Public Health Trust and Bridget Sharpton

Joshua Salman and Laurie Jennings, Mistress of Ceremonies

Michael Kurtz and Susan Pullin representing GRAFF in Bal Harbour, Golden Angel

David Pyle, West Coast University, Corporate Sponsor and Platinum Angel

Robert Schwartz, representing Morgan Stanley, Honorary Corporate Sponsor and Golden Angel with Sookey Schwartz

Chip and Allison Brady, Honorary Corporate Sponsors and Platinum Angels

Marvin and Philippa Carsley, Platinum Angels

Don Steigman, Chief Operating Officer of Jackson Health System and Estee Mandel

Dr. Rudolph Moise, Vice Chairman of Jackson Health Foundation and Mirjam Moise, Golden Angels

David Coulson, Secretary of Jackson Health Foundation and Jeannie Etter, Platinum Angels

Carlos and Martaligia Lopez-Cantera, Silver Seraphims

Andres Garcia and Lady Monica Heftler, Platinum Angel

Harvey Chaplin, Roberta Chaplin, Terry Jove and Fred Jove

Cecil and Ana Milton, Platinum Angels

Alan and Vivian Dimond, Platinum Angels

G. Eric Knowles, President and CEO Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce; Keith Tribble; and Bill Diggs, President, Mourning Family Foundation

Diane Castellano; Brenda Nestor-Castellano, Jackson Health Foundation board member and Golden Seraphim; and Connor Castellano

Jorge Villacampa and Maggie Villacampa, Jackson Health Foundation board member and representing US Trust and Bank of America, Golden Seraphim

Paul DiMare, Jackson Health Foundation board member and Swanee DiMare, Platinum Angels

Dr. William Rapoport and Dr. Shirley Press, Jackson Health Foundation board member and Silver Seraphims

David Efron and the Honorable Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Platinum Angel

James A. Champion, Jackson Health Foundation board member and Platinum Angel with Marshell McAllister

Mike Carricarte, Jackson Health Foundation board member and Platinum Seraphim with Adriana Carricarte

Dr. Patricio Rossi, Jackson Health Foundation board member and Yury Rossi, Golden Angels

Fausto and Remedios Diaz, Platinum Angels

Irene White, Jackson Health Foundation board member, representing Florida Power & Light, Golden Seraphim

Brian Regan, General Manager of Owens and Minor, Platinum Angel and Karen Regan

Cesar Mendoza and Alexandra Villoch, Publisher, Miami Herald, Platinum Angel

Edward Joyce, Jackson Health Foundation board member and President of Northern Trust Bank, Golden Angel with Christina Joyce