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6th Annual The Auction

May 14 at 6:30 p.m.

The 6th Annual The Auction – The Finest in Wine, Travel & Lifestyle Items – An Evening in Support of Camillus House & Health,” will help raise funds to support Camillus House's mission to help individuals and families who are poor and homeless in South Florida. The annual event is supported by South Florida’s most generous and prominent philanthropists. Themed "Diamonds & Denim,” this special evening will feature a champagne and caviar reception followed by a gourmet dinner prepared by James Beard Award-winner, Chef Michelle Bernstein. Dave Barry (pictured) will amusingly entertain guests.

There will also be a large diverse silent and live auction to raise additional funds for Camillus House & Health. You can also support Camillus House & Health by placing an ad in the event program book. Ad sizes are available from an eighth‐page to the two‐page center spread with rates from $150 to $2,500. Tickets for The Auction are $1,000 per person. Founding Trustee Sponsorships are available for $10,000.

The Coral Gables Country Club
997 North Greenway Drive, Coral Gables
305‐374‐1065, Ext 331 Marcy Belfi


31st Annual Informed Families Dinner At Joe’s

Monday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Celebrating 31 years of partnership, Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership and Joe’s Stone Crab will join together to host the 31st Annual Informed Families Dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant. Funds raised will support Informed Families’ statewide prevention programs and initiatives designed to help kids grow up safe, healthy and drug free. Guests will enjoy delicious stone crabs without the wait, celebrity sightings and no boring speeches – just good times while supporting the important cause of preventing drug use and underage drinking.

A pre-dinner social will begin the evening's festivities at 6:30 p.m. Celebrity Maître ‘Ds will seat guests at 7:30 p.m., where they will enjoy Joe’s signature dishes and legendary service. All proceeds from the 31st Annual Informed Families Dinner at Joe’s directly support Informed Families’ mission of helping kids grow up safe, healthy and drug free. Corporate and individual sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are available.

Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant
11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
305-856-4886 Information


Dinner and Conversation with Frank Sinatra's Manager

Thursday, May 19 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Be a part of an extraordinary evening of conversation and fine dining. Join Frank Sinatra’s former manager and will executor Eliot Weisman in a dialogue about one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. Space is limited and advanced reservations and payment is required. Museum members, $100; non-members, $125.

HistoryMiami Museum
101 West Flagler Street, Miami


7th Annual “Take a Walk in Her Shoes” Fashion Show and Luncheon

Thursday, May 26 from 11 2 p.m.

The 7th Annual “Take a Walk in Her Shoes” Fashion Show and Luncheon, hosted by Womenade, directly benefits the women and children who are rebuilding their lives at Chapman Partnership. The event begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by lunch and a Vintage Fashion Show presented by C. Madeleine's, directed by Danny Santiago. The luncheon pays tribute to outstanding women philanthropists and community leaders: Hilarie Bass, Betty Brandt, Criselda Breene, C.L. Conroy, Teresa Foxx, Christy Martin, Terri Shikany, Susannah Shubin and Teri Williams. And the first ever Trish Bell Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Lois Pope.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
305-329-3081 (Grace Ugalde-Wolpert)


Journey of Hope Gala Grand Finale

Saturday, June 11 from 6:30 to 11 p.m.

The Southern Florida Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 2016 Miami Man & Woman of the Year campaign will conclude ate 11 at the Journey of Hope Gala Grand Finale, where this year’s Man & Woman of the Year will be named. Ten outstanding community members are among the candidates seeking the respective crowns of 2016 Miami Man of the Year and 2016 Miami Woman of the Year. This year's campaign honors two local patient heroes. Gio Peña, the 2016 Boy of the Year, and Mairen Bello, the 2016 Girl of the Year.

The 2016 Miami Man & Woman of the Year campaign began March 30 at a special Kickoff Celebration, hosted by BBVA Compass Bank South Florida Market President Roberto Muñoz, Chairman Emeritus of the Man & Woman of the Year campaign and the 2011 Miami Man of the Year. The 2016 Man & Woman of the Year campaign is led by Alejandro Mendieta, of MetLife Premier Client Group of Florida.

The 2016 candidates are: Melissa Bales, Multivista; Angela de Cespedes, Akerman LLP; Brian Diaz, actor and entertainer; Janet Oñate, Bacardí; Alex Pascual, BBVA Compass Bank; Nick Peña, Cruise Planners; Hugo Perez, United Data Technologies; Ali Samek, Samek Sells; Yolanda Strader, Carlton Fields; and Christina Telesco, Luxury Attaché - Paramount. Additionally, Jay Granieri, a 2015 Fort Lauderdale Man of the Year candidate, is now a candidate for the 2016 National All Star Man of the Year competition, representing the Southern Florida Chapter of LLS. Granieri is a successful realtor who serves as part of Team Jonathan Keith at Coldwell Banker in Fort Lauderdale.

Intercontinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza, Downtown Miami
954-744-5300 DeAnn Hazey