Our thanks to the sponsors, tickets buyers and donors who made this year’s event such a huge success!
Camillus House celebrated its 20th Annual Hope for All Gala at the Hilton Miami Downtown, on Saturday, December 7th, 2019.
This one-of-a-kind event featured an incredible three-course gourmet dinner by Executive Chef Didier Pouzier and an amazing silent auction showcasing a fabulous array of wines, jewelry, travel, and lifestyle items. Jason Alpert, known as the Voice of All Seasons, engaged guests in a live auction filled with aspirational wines and bucket list worthy travel experiences.
The evening’s mistress of ceremony and event organizer, Lori Lynch, welcomed more than 1,00 guests who were swept away into the glamour and sophisticated atmosphere set to live music by Los Wizzards, who’s rhythms and infectious sound set the tone for the evening.
This year’s ‘after-party’ event featured the amazing Evelyn “Champagne” King, who kept attendees dancing well into the night.
Decor at this year’s gala was designed by Deco Productions. Inspired by the event’s Caribbean theme, the décor featured engaging colors and design elements offering a stylish yet comfortable setting.
“It was a night to remember for Camillus House supporters whose commitment is critical to our ability to serve persons who are homeless in Miami,” said Hilda M. Fernandez, CEO of Camillus House.
This year’s gala chairs included Jonathan Brown, Andria Hanley & Bob Dickinson, Swanee & Paul DiMare, Constance & Mike Fernandez, Matthew Meehan & Rod Hildebrant, and Teresa & Paul Lowenthal. The event host committee included: Anthony R. Abraham Foundation, Anonymous, Bunny Bastian, Susan & Mark Bloom, Esq., Lisa & John Chidsey, Eduardo Cisneros, Melanie & Ric Cooper, John Dubois, Wayne Cameron Eldred, Alan Greer, Esq., Julie Grimes, Nancy Hector, Annie & Manny Kadre,
Tina & Jonathan Kislak Philanthropic Fund, Medina Family Foundation, Vanessa & Albert Molina, Kathleen Martinez & Jose Luis Nazar, Darryl W. Parmenter, Mary & John Rogers, Mary Shafey, “In Memory of Florence Stern”, Andres Toro, Lourdes Patron Trueba & Juan Antonio Trueba, and Vince Vento.
The top sponsor of the event was TD Bank. They were joined by E11EVEN MIAMI, American Airlines, Eliza & Hugh F. Culverhouse, Archdiocese of Miami, Carnival Foundation, Coastal Construction, First Horizon Foundation, Knight Foundation, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Bacardi.
Camillus House is deeply thankful for the support of all its benefactors, sponsors and volunteers who helped make this event possible.