Miami Science Museum’s 10th Anniversary Galaxy Gala and Big Bang
An “Out of This World” Experience!
 
Edgar & Nicole Lozano, Nancy & Jon Batchelor, Gillian M. Thomas, Trish and Dan Bell


Dr. Phillip & Patricia Frost and Trish & Dan Bell

More than 800 of Miami’s science-savvy socialites gathered in support of the Miami Science Museum’s annual Galaxy Gala & Big Bang events to kickoff a weeklong celebration of groundbreaking festivities for the new waterfront museum project. Founded in 2003 by Board Chairs Trish and Dan Bell, the museum’s signature events, held at the JW Marriott Marquis & Hotel Beaux Arts in Downtown Miami, raised over $500,000 and featured galactic-themed décor, a seated three-course dinner, live music, dancing, performance artists and a laser entertainment experience—all to benefit the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.

Chaired by Nancy & Jonathan Batchelor, and Nicole & Edgar Lozano, this year’s Gala honored important community leaders including: David Lawrence who received the Vanguard Award; Walter Revell who received the Miami Science Museum Award; and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation who was presented with the Visionary Award. This is also the first time the Big Bang, a high-energy dance party designed to integrate young professionals into the event, merged with the Museum’s Galaxy Gala, which is celebrating its 10th year. The 10th Anniversary Honorary Chair was the Batchelor Foundation and the Philanthropic Chairs were Trish and Dan Bell. The Big Bang was chaired by Izzy Havenick.

Evening highlights included emcee Natalie Allen from CNN, live entertainment by Soul Survivors & DJ Mark Leventhal, a silent auction, including a Tiffany Wall, live animal interactions, a digital time capsule lounge sponsored by Lincoln, and an open bar compliments of Bacardi. Major event sponsors were Suffolk Construction, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Magic City Casino, Saks 5th Avenue, Southern Wine & Spirits and Azucar Bakery.


David Lawrence Jr., Walter L. Revell, and Alberto Ibargüen

Nancy & Jon Batchelor


Dr. Barth & Kathy Green and Susana and Alberto Ibargüen

General Douglas Fraser, Ramona Busot, Rena Fraser, and Aldo Busot


Dorothy C. Weaver, Dr. Phillip & Patricia Frost, Toni & Carl Randolph

David and Bobby Lawrence, Gillian M. Thomas, Shelia and Walter Revell


Marko Dimitrijevic, Susie & Walid Wahab

Gala Guests with Pamela Garrison and Kirk Landon


Joseph L. Falk and Alexander Adams

Mitchell and Elizabeth Taylor

Swanee & Paul DiMare


Pam Giganti, Alfred Bunge, and Brenda Nestor Castellano & Bobby Castellano

Michael Lewis & Carmen Betancourt-Lewis and Anita & Ron Shuffield


Anthony and Beth Ann Morgenthau, Shaheed Haniff, and Barbara Norland

John and Cynthia Fish, and Chris and Ellen Kennedy


Dr. Mark & Rosalie Rosenberg, Alicia & Harve Mogul

Stephanie Ricatti, Henry Gonzalez, Jennifer Diliz


Steve Sadove, Nancy Batchelor, Dan and & Trish Bell

Jon Batchelor, Kimberly and Jon Anzivino


Isadore Havenick, Alexis W. Rivera, Gabriel Coeldho, and Cory Papunen

Michael Comras, Daniela Swabe, Alan Randolph, Irene Marie and Steven Rodrigues


Gillian M. Thomas, Jeff & Yolanda Berkowitz, and Bob Berkowitz

Josh Perman & Diana Shaggera


Anne M. Owen and Luis R. Rigual

Herbert and Nicole Wertheim

Gala Emcee Natalie Allen


Miami Foundation Fellows: Marissa Leictner, Thamiah Tutt, Ana Colls, Estrella Sibila, Tony Lima, Malik Benjamin, and mentor Marlon Hill with former City of Miami Mayor, Manny Diaz

Lizette Diaz, Irene Korge, Bronwyn Miller, Lenore Anthony