CAMILLUS HOUSE'S HOPE FOR ALL GALA RAISES MORE THAN $1.7 MILLION TO HELP THE POOR & HOMELESS IN OUR COMMUNITY
Our thanks to the sponsors, tickets buyers and donors who made this year's event such a huge success!
Camillus House celebrated its 18th Annual Hope for All Gala at the Hilton Miami Downtown, on Saturday, December 9th, 2017. The sold-out event raised over $1.7 million to improve the lives of individuals and families who are poor and homeless in our community.
Themed “Guayaberas and Good Times,” the Camillus gala featured an incredible dinner prepared by Executive Chef Didier Pouzier, dancing to the music of DJ Frankie Bravo, and a silent and live auction with fabulous wines, jewelry, travel, and lifestyle items.
More than 750 guests were swept away into the glamour and sophisticated atmosphere set from the start with live Cuban music and the excitement of an amazing array of live auction items including a fabulous dinner with renowned wine critic Robert Parker.
Decor at this year’s gala was designed by The Design Group of Miami. 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 chair was Bob Dickinson while the event host committee included: Susan & Tom Abraham (Anthony R. Abraham Foundation), Bunny Bastian, Susan & Mark Bloom (Greenberg Traurig), Jonathan Brown (MacKnight Food Group), Lisa & John Chidsey, Ravneet & Anand Chowdhury, Melina & Eduardo Cisneros (Cisneros Corporation), Melanie & Ric Cooper, Joseph DaGrosa, Jr. (General American Capital Partners), John Dubois, Wayne Eldred (Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill), Ana Azcuy & Ted Gelman, Hon. Patricia Seitz & Alan Greer (Richman Greer PA), Michael Haskett, Jonathan I. Kislak, Teresa & Paul Lowenthal, Lisette & Manny Medina, Matthew Meehan & Rod Hildebrant, Lisa & Victor Mendelson (HEICO Corporation), Bibi & Mario Murgado (Brickell Motors), Jose Luis Nazar, Mary Shafey, Dr. Sidney Stern (iCare Health Solutions), Andres Toro, Vince Vento (ATCi Communications).
The top sponsors were GL OPCO LLC, American Airlines, Carnival Foundation, Bob Dickinson, Knight Foundation, Norwegian Cruise Line, Bacardi, and PSAV Presentation Services.
Camillus House is deeply thankful to all its benefactors, sponsors and volunteers whose support helped make this event possible.
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