Jackson Memorial Foundation Golden Angels Gala
Evening of elegance raises over $850,000 for Jackson Health System
Ron and Janie Kupferman, Honorary Chairmen and Silver Seraphim

Abel Holtz, Past Chairman, Jackson Memorial Foundation and Fana Holtz, Chairman, Bubbles & More Gala and Naming Benefactor of Holtz Children’s Hospital

The Jackson Memorial Foundation, the organization that for over 20 years has led fundraising efforts for specific projects needed by the Jackson Health System, celebrated its 2013 Golden Angels Gala at the JW Marriott Marquis, where attendees enjoyed an evening full of elegance, succulent menu options, live entertainment, dancing and raffles, while raising over $850,000.

“Angels were out in full swing that evening by generously contributing to our efforts! We are grateful for the continued support of our donors, who allow us to help make improvements that keep Jackson at the forefront of critical medicine and serving our community in so many ways,” said Thomas J. Schramm, CEO of the Jackson Memorial Foundation.

The Golden Angels Gala is known as one of the most highly-attended galas in Miami, where local business and community leaders, as well as society power players, gather to raise funds for Jackson Health System, which includes Jackson Memorial Hospital, Holtz Children's Hospital, Jackson North, Jackson South, Ryder Trauma Center as well as the women’s hospital center, a rehabilitation hospital, 18 school-based programs, two long-term care nursing facilities, and both primary and specialty care centers across Miami-Dade County.

With hundreds of attendees, the Gala featured three-time Emmy Award winner and Local 10 News Anchorwoman Laurie Jennings as the master of ceremony, as well as a special dance performance by Twitch and live music by the Carlos Oliva Band that kept guests dancing all evening. Fana Holtz and Roberta Chaplin, Chairmen of the 2013 Gala Committee, led the organization of the event.

This year’s Gala honored the members of the Golden Angel Society, Jackson Memorial Foundation’s prestigious donor recognition club. Among others recognized that evening were Ron and Janie Kupferman, Honorary Chairmen; Hope of a Miracle Foundation, Honorary Foundation Sponsor; Graff, Honorary Corporate Sponsor; Ken Gorin from THE COLLECTION, Honorary Corporate Sponsor; and Greenberg Traurig, Corporate Sponsor.

Attendees were also able to take part in raffles that included prizes such as: a 2013 Audi Q5, donated by THE COLLECTION, and a trip for up to 4 passengers aboard a private Phenom 300 Jet to New York, among others.

Harvey Chaplin and Roberta Chaplin, Chairman, Bubbles & More Gala and Platinum Seraphim

Marcos Lapciuc, Chairman, Financial Recovery Board and Carlos Migoya, President and CEO, Jackson Health System

Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Chairman, Jackson Memorial Foundation and Marta Ligia Lopez-Cantera, Platinum Angels

Ken Gorin, President, THE COLLECTION; Susan Pullin, Manager, Graff Jewelers in Bal Harbour and Thomas J. Schramm, President and CEO, Jackson Memorial Foundation

Cindy Achim, Alma Supersard and Dianni Hernandez representing Hope of a Miracle Foundation, Honorary Foundation Sponsor and Golden Seraphim

Vivian Dimond and Alan Dimond, Past Chairman, Jackson Memorial Foundation

Marvin and Philippa Carsley, Platinum Angels

Paul and Swanee DiMare, Platinum Angels

Virginia Aristizabal and Maggie Hernandez

Maggie Villacampa, Jackson Memorial Foundation board member and Jorge Villacampa

Lady Monica Heftler, Platinum Angel

Dr. Sanford and Beatrice Ziff, Platinum Angel

Brenda Nestor Castellano, Golden Seraphim

Jeff and Yolanda Berkowitz, Platinum Angels

Bunny Bastian, Platinum Angel

Stephen and Alison Blumenthal, Golden Angels

Richard and Shelley Golden, Silver Seraphim

Dean Pascal Goldschmidt, University of Miami

Mario and Miriam de la Peña, Platinum Angels

Jeannie Etter and David Coulson, Jackson Memorial Foundation board member, Platinum Angels

Daniel Holtz, Toni Holtz, Lauren Holtz, Javier Holtz, Andria Ares Holtz, Matthew Holtz, Fana Holtz and Abel Holtz

Mike Carricarte, Jackson Memorial Foundation board member and Platinum Seraphim and Adriana Molina

Rudolph Moise, Jackson Memorial Foundation board member and Mirjam Moise, Golden Angels

James Champion, Jackson Memorial Foundation board member and Golden Angel

Saad Boudenmagh, winner of the Audi Q5 and Ken Gorin

Graff Models with Anna Gaber and Roberto Knibel

Dr. William Rapoport and Dr. Shirley Press, Silver Seraphim

Laurie Jennings, Celebrity Hostess and Josh Salman

Paula and Joel Friedland

Isaac and Sarah Matz

Anna and Herb Liverman, Platinum Angels

Loly and Isaac Zelcer, Golden Angels

Jorge and Jackie Munilla; Ernesto and Ana de la Fe with Ines and Litto Gomez

Mr. and Mrs. Gomez with Abel and Fana Holtz

Michelle Burghart and Steven Burghart, Chief Administrative Officer, Holtz Children’s Hospital

Rosa and Salomon Yuken, Golden Angels

Dr. Eftichia Kontopoulos and Dr. Ruben Quintero, Director, Jackson Fetal Institute