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8th Annual Splendor in the Garden

Thursday, January 31 at 10:30 a.m.

The 8th Annual Splendor in the Garden fashion show and luncheon, hosted by Fairchild Garden, will feature a Spring runway fashion show by Neiman Marcus Coral Gables, specially curated by Neiman's renowned fashion director Ken Downing. This fashion-forward event combines fashion and philanthropy and attracts over 400 guests. It is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables and Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay and co-chaired by Swanee DiMare and Frances Sevilla-Sacasa. Guests will be treated to garden tours during the reception, presentation of 2019 Fairchild Philanthropy Awards during the luncheon, and a Backstage Boutique where runway looks will be available for purchase. Tickets begin at $300 and benefit Fairchild’s programs in education, science and conservation. .

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
305-667-1651, Ext. 3375 (Susannah Shubin


The Celebration of Light Gala

Saturday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Kristi House's Celebration of Light Gala will be chaired by Maria Maloof and Kara Zeder Rosen who have planned an evening to celebrate the joy of light that the organization brings to survivors of child abuse and trafficking. Presented by Marin, Eljaiek, Lopez & Martinez, P.L. law firm, the elegant evening will feature a great cocktail reception and luxury auction, gourmet cuisine created by Four Seasons, along with fine wine paired with each course, dancing and a few surprises. The guest list is limited to 325 guests for a more intimate setting with top-notch service by sommeliers and waiters. Four Seasons and Republic National Distributing Company have been partners and underwriters of this event for more than 10 years. Individual tickets are $500, and tables of ten start at $5,000. There are opportunities for sponsorships.

Four Seasons Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Avenue, Downtown Miami


2019 Miami City Ballet Gala

Saturday, February 9 at 7 p.m.

Join friends and supporters of Miami City Ballet for the 2019 Miami City Ballet Gala, an elegant, black-tie affair featuring dancers and MCB School pre-professional students in a one-time-only performance choreographed by School Alumnus, Durante Verzola. Chaired by Margot & Allen London and Lisa & Jay Massirman, the Miami City Ballet Gala is affectionately known as the gala with the very best dancers on the dance floor! The event will offer an evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing and more. Seated at each gala table will be a Miami City Ballet dancer, giving patrons a chance to get to know our fabulous company members and their stories. Individual tickets start at $1,500, and tables of ten range from $15,000 to $35,000. Proceeds will support Miami City Ballets work both onstage and in our community, bringing the magic of the live performing arts to people from all walks of life.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-929-7000, X1422 Information


The Main Event of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation

Tuesday, February 12 at 5:30 p.m.

The Main Event is the Greater Miami Jewish Federations largest community fundraising gathering for the Annual Federation Campaign, which helps Jewish people in need in Miami, in Israel and in more than 70 other countries around the world. This "can't miss" occasion, offers a delicious kosher buffet, compelling guest speakers and a strong feeling of community spirit. Daphna and Ariel Bentata will chair The Main Event. Jeffrey Scheck is Federation Board Chair and Isaac K. "Ike" Fisher is General Campaign Chair.

Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami


Blue Jeans & Boots 2019

Saturday. March 2 from 5 to 9 p.m.

The second annual Blue Jeans & Boots is the celebration of Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center as a valuable community resource. This fun, country-western themed event will raise awareness about the organization and the work it does to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities in Miami-Dade County. Building on the tremendous success of last years event, more than 250 guests are expected to enjoy an exciting evening featuring a cocktail hour, line dancing, bull riding, lasso tossing, a scrumptious buffet and more. Individual tickets are $100. Sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are also available at a range of prices.


New World Symphony's 31st Anniversary Gala

Saturday, March 2 at 6 p.m.

The New World Symphony, Americas Orchestral Academy, will host its 31st Anniversary Gala celebrating New World Symphony's unique role at the intersection of education, classical music, technology, architecture and inspiration. The gala takes place inside the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center where the black-tie event gets underway at 6 p.m. with cocktails and hors doeuvres, followed by a New World Symphony performance at 7:30 p.m. and a seated dinner at 8:30 p.m. The evening will conclude with a late-night celebration in the performance hall from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Individual tickets are $2,500, and tables of ten range from $25,000 to $150,000.


Big Brothers Big Sisters Ignite Miami Gala

Saturday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for its annual gala themed Ignite Miami and see how the organization is heating things up through its various mentoring programs that ignite the potential of the city and its youth. Miami's corporate and philanthropic elite will enjoy a night of philanthropy, fun and friends, including an auction and gourmet cuisine, while celebrating the Defenders who are changing the lives of kids in Miami. The event will begin with a cocktail party, followed by a gourmet dinner and dancing. Together with presenting sponsors Carnival Foundation and Carnival Corporation, Big Brothers Big Sisters will host 800 guests at the black-tie gala to celebrate the amazing, transformational success stories of their BIG's (mentors) and LITTLE's (children). Individual gala tickets are $1,000. And a variety of underwriting opportunities are also available starting at $10,000.