CAMILLUS HOUSE'S “AUCTION” RAISES MUCH NEEDED FUNDS TO HELP POOR AND HOMELESS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
MORE THAN $1 MILLION WAS RAISED TO HELP THE POOR AND HOMELESS IN GREATER MIAMI
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Camillus House, one of Greater Miami’s most recognized and respected not-for-profit organizations, raised more than $1 million at “The Auction,” its ninth annual spring fundraising event held on Saturday, April 27th at The Coral Gables Country Club. The event proceeds will benefit Camillus programs serving persons who are poor and homeless in Miami-Dade County.
The Auction’s theme, “Uncork and Unwind” attracted a sold-out crowd of over 340 guests and featured more than 200 exceptional auction lots. The evening began with a champagne reception and was highlighted by an exquisite gourmet dinner created by renowned Miami Chef Michelle Bernstein. Miami Herald humor columnist Dave Barry entertained guests with his quick wit.
The fabulously diverse live auction featured valuable and coveted items, including rare and vintage wines, exotic travel packages around the world, and several private dinners with prominent local chefs, and other luxurious lifestyle items.
The top selling auction lot was a private dinner for 12 people featuring the amazing Palme d’Or cuisine paired with collectable wines and champagne from Bob Dickinson’s cellar. Other items included a SeaDream Yacht Club 7-day Mediterranean sailing experience and a rare collection of magnums spanning 74-years.
Many Thanks to the Event Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: American Airlines
Premier Sponsor: The Kadre Family
Founding Trustees: Bunny Bastian, Susan & Mark Bloom, Jonathan Brown, Joan & Robert Clifford, Bob Dickinson, Swanee & Paul DiMare, John Dubois, Wayne C. Eldred, Constance & Mike Fernandez, Christina & Edward Joyce, Teresa & Paul Lowenthal, Lisette & Manny Medina, Matthew Meehan & Rod Hildebrant, Maria Alonso & Alex Montague, Jose Luis Nazar, “In Loving Memory of Florence Stern”, Andres Toro, Patricia & Chip Vandenberg
Event Sponsors: Bank of America, Baptist Health South Florida, Capital Bank, Coastal Construction Group, Foreman Friedman/Holland & Knight/Mase, General American Capital Partners, IBERIABANK, Park West Foundation, Royal Caribbean & Celebrity Cruises, Simply Healthcare, Stearns Weaver Miller, TD Bank
Church of the Epiphany, Deco Productions, Jones Lowry, Marilda & Julio Del Rey, Eneysoft, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Keith Koenig & Kelly Madrid, Linda & David Paresky, PortMiami, Louis Wolfson