Neat Stuff 4th Annual Casino Night Event 10/17/14

Neat Stuff 4th Annual Casino Night Event
neatstuff4October 17, 2014, 7:30PM
Coral Gables Country Club
997 N Greenway Dr
Miami, FL 33134
Pre paid tickets to the Neat Stuff Casino Night: $125. $150 at the door.
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The non for profit organization Neat Stuff, Inc. is ready to host its fourth Casino Night fundraising event. Hosted by Miami Housewife star, Chef, and Author Ana Quincoces, the Casino Night fundraising event is planned to be a fabulous night filled with “Las Vegas” style fun intended to help raise funds for a an amazing organization that aids our South Florida youth. The program will include a presentation by Commissioner for District 8, Mrs. Daniella Levine Cava.

Neat Stuff, Inc. was founded in 1995 with the missionto provide free new clothing and school uniforms to abused, neglected, abandoned and other at-risk children. Neat Stuff was created by local community child advocate Phyllis Krug, who identified a critical need for children involved in the social services system. Today, the organization is proud to be the only agency of its kind in South Florida proudly serving an average of 4,000 at-risk children and distributing over $ 1.2 million worth of new clothes, school uniforms and accessories annually. The major story is not just what they do but how they do it.

Neat Stuff for Kids which has been dubbed “the little engine that could” raises its funds from the private sector with no Government help which presents its challenges. Neat Stuff works hard to create strong relationships within community while running a very lean and efficient operation. The Casino Night fundraising event is an opportunity for others to jump on “little engine that could” while having a great time.

The Neat Stuff Casino Night is planned to be a spectacular affair. Fittingly the upscale, newly renovated Coral Gables Country Club was chosen for this event. Guests will experience a red carpet welcome complete with Las Vegas-style show girls which are sure to set the mood for a “Sin City” inspired event. After ticketing, guests will receive their “play money” and enter the Coral Grand Ballroom and be transported to Las Vegas for one night.

Those present will be treated to an open bar to get those pesky pre-gambling jitters out of the way. Experience the sights and sounds of a real casino as players roar with every roll of the dice at the craps table. Try your hand at out hustling the blackjack dealer while sipping on vodka martinis. The roulette table is sure to be popular as participants decide what to bet only moments before the dealer flicks the ball into the spinning wheel. If the tables aren’t the fancy or just taking a break between bets guests are encouraged to take part in the fabulous silent and live auction. Music will fill the air as guests move to the rhythm with cocktails in hand. Palates will be pleased as guests savor delicious hors d’ouerves throughout the evening and enjoy an exquisite buffet. The Neat Stuff Casino Night is sure to be a spectacular event but more importantly it is an event to bring people together for the sake and welfare of less fortunate children in our community

The Neat Stuff Casino Night will be another milestone of what has been an amazing journey for this agency. What began as a humble operation in 1995 has turned into an inspiring tale of how a group of caring people can help others who are not as fortunate. The “little engine that could” is ready to turn into a furious locomotive.

Young Patronesses of the Opera celebrated their 59th Annual Gala Cocktail Reception at The Betsy Hotel By Betty Alvarez

The Betsy Hotel, La Fenice Prosecco, Leatrice Damus, Maria-Rosa Lopez-Munoz & Barbara Reese hosted a Swanky evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the downstairs B-bar of the The Betsy on South Beach on October 5th, to celebrate the wonderful benefactors snd underwriters of the upcoming 59th Annual Young Patronesses of the Opera Gala “Hat Spats & Pearls… A Toast to the Roaring 20’s.” Guests received a favor of Satin Glow Gold dust by Prestige Cosmetics to carry the sparkle of the evening with them.

The annual YPO Gala – now in its 59th year – is considered among Miami’s oldest and most prestigious black tie affairs. This elegant soiree, organized by Lisa Wheeler, President of YPO and Gala Chairs Laurel Auerbacher, Amal Kabbani, Patty Scerpella, Lori Thomas and Lise-Marie Wertanzl, will feature a silent auction, live entertainment, dancing, and a three-course meal to raise funds for YPO’s music education programs.

The Gatsby-style party will evoke the excitement of the era and many spirited YPO members and guests will forego traditional ball gowns and black-tie for imaginative designs which reflect the era of flappers, starlets, gangsters and aristocrats. During a cocktail hour guests will enjoy an inspired silent auction, followed by dinner, dancing to the 8-piece band, Manhattan Music, and entertainment by the internationally-acclaimed singers Poperazzi.

Founded almost 60 years ago in 1955, YPO is a volunteer group of 100 dedicated women who advocate for music and opera education to children in South Florida. Proceeds raised at Hat Spats and Pearls will be used to fund 100% of YPO’s music and opera educational programs. Every year, YPO presents a workshop for more than 500 Girl Scouts, and a professional development Teacher Workshop on opera in the classroom for Miami-Dade and Broward County teachers. YPO also brings professional children’s opera performances to more than 30,000 elementary students annually. This year, YPO will expand its musical outreach program to children who are hospitalized. In addition, YPO also presents a national voice competition for aspiring young opera singers. This year it is slated for April 16-18 at the colony Theatre on Miami Beach.

For Tickets, sponsorship and underwriting information for Hats Spats and Pearls, please contact Lisa Wheeler at or at 305-794-1761.

Photography by Betty Alvarez


Photography by Betty Alvarez

Care Resource 30th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee VIP White Party at Perez Art Museum Miami 11/29/14

Care Resource 30th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee VIP White Party
whiteparty2Saturday, November 29th from 7pm to 12am
Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33130

Admission to the White Party is $215. It is $250 the day of event.

Come Celebrate the White Party™ in true VIP fashion at the all-new Perez Art Museum Miami

On Saturday, November 29th from 7pm to 12am at the Perez Art Museum of Miami (PAMM), you are invited to this year’s White Party™! The evening be a fantastic night of fabulous fashonistas in white, emblazoned with diamonds and pearls. If you arrive before 9pm, you are even welcome to fully explore the museum while being entertained by an array of musical quartets, ensembles and very colorful characters.

While outside, you will be treated to delectable hors d’oeuvres prepared fresh from the kitchen of Stephen Starr Events. In addition, you can take your chances to win fabulous prizes at the outdoor Casino and enjoy amazing complimentary cocktails all night long. Later in the evening, DJ David Knapp and the White Party Symphony will perform a very special one hour tribute to 30 years of music, as composed and conducted by Sam Hyken, as never heard before.

According to Hyken, “I am taking music and adding a whole new layer with strings, bass, horns, piano and percussion. It is a whole new level of sophistication and excitement. Together, with DJ David Knapp, we are going to take guests through 30 years of music – songs that were popular from White Party’s past. It will be epic.”
According to Jonathan Welsh, Care Resource’s Marketing and Development Manager, “Miami is a magical, growing and dynamic city. This White Party, that historically was at the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, will be an event that all of us that live here can be proud of. Attendees will enjoy not only the musical journey but the careful thought and planning that is going into every detail.”

Through the White Party, for over 30 years, Care Resource has been able to raise millions of dollars for HIV/AIDS research, prevention, care and treatment services to individuals in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Today, they are a full-fledged federally qualified community health center (FQHC) – a medical home for all those in need.

“We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?” – Marianne Williamson

Round Trip shuttle service is available from the National Hotel on Miami Beach. Valet Parking will also be available for $25 at the event. Self-parking will be available for $15 at the Hyatt Regency, with complimentary shuttles to the museum throughout the night.


Cheers To B 11/1/14

Cheers To B
Saturday, 11/01/2014 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cheers-to-B-logoDauer Museum of Classic Cars
10801 NW 50th Street,
Sunrise, Florida 33351
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Cost: 125.00

Enjoy an evening of live music, flowing Whispering Angel and Chateau D’Esclans, a sweet and savory feast from Catering the Event, specialty cocktails featuring Fifty Pounds Gin and Purity Vodka, live and silent auctions and more! The second annual Cheers to B! event takes place at the unique private facility Dauer Museum of Classic Cars, allowing guests a rare peek at more than 60 expertly restored vintage automobiles from the early 1900’s through the 1970’s. Sip, savor and swagger down memory lane, as vehicles are perfectly placed like pieces of art set against backdrops corresponding to their era.

This is the second annual Cheer to B! event, brought to you by the registered not-for-profit organization B THE DIFFERENCE. All proceeds from this event help support patients and organizations dedicated to researching treatment and finding a cure for Neurofibromatosis (NF).

The EDGE Charitable Foundation Presents the 2nd Annual Casino Night 10/18/14

The EDGE Charitable Foundation Presents the 2nd Annual Casino Night
Saturday, 10/18/2014 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
Image: FILE PHOTO: 70 Years Since The Casablanca World Premiere CasablancaFairways on the Key
6700 Crandon Blvd.,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
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Cost: $75 pre-sale, $100 at the door

The Early Development of Global Education (EDGE) Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, invites the South Florida community to their second annual Casino Night. The Hispanic Police Officers Association of Miami-Dade (HPOA) is the presenting sponsor of “A Night in Casablanca.” The themed event will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., at The Fairways on the Key – Crandon Park Golf Course (located at 6700 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne, FL. 33149).

As of today, The EDGE Charitable Foundation has helped more than 12,000 children in the United States, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Guatemala, India, Madagascar, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico. The organization raises funds to benefit children who are homeless, unaccompanied, and victims of human trafficking, domestic violence or victimized in any other way. Last year’s event raised money to fund various projects locally and globally. Ninety percent of funds raised impacted children on a local level.

“The EDGE set a goal during last year’s Casino Night to double the number of children to be impacted by the 2013 Casino Night event, and they not only achieved their aggressive goal, they surpassed it,” said Mercy Hernandez, founder and president of the EDGE Charitable Foundation.

The Casino Night’s lounge-style setting promises to become the EDGE Charitable Foundation’s humanitarian event of the year. CBS4 Miami reporter, MaryAnn Martinez, will be the Master of Ceremonies for this year’s gala which attracts a vibrant group of local business executives, community leaders and local celebrities. The evening will also feature two special celebrity guest hosts, Marysol Patton, President of The Patton Group Public Relations and star of Bravo Network’s hit reality show “Real Housewives of Miami,” and Alexia Echevarria, Executive Editor of Venue Magazine and television personality on Bravo Networks’s “Real Housewives of Miami.” During the evening, guests will enjoy classic cars, gaming tables, a VIP champagne bar, a Funclick photo booth, food provided by Sal’s Italian Restaurant, a dessert station courtesy of Azucar Ice Cream and Bindi Italian Desserts, a coffee station courtesy of Starbucks, cigars and cocktails. Attire for the event will be black and white chic.

If purchased in advance, tickets for the second annual Casino Night start at $75 per person and include an open bar, food, cocktails and $30 in chips. Tickets will cost $100 at the door and are limited to the first 500 players (must be 21 years of age). Winnings have no actual cash value but guests will receive prizes and raffle items. To purchase tickets for the event online, visit and search “The EDGE Casino Night.” For more information on the EDGE Charitable Foundation, visit For sponsorship opportunities, email Mercy Hernandez at or call 305-298-1763.

Beaux Arts Hosts 62nd Annual Beaux Arts Ball 11/8/14

Beaux Arts Hosts 62nd Annual Beaux Arts Ball
November 8, 2014; 7 p.m.
Alfred I. DuPont Building
169 E. Flagler Street #5, Miami 33131
Tickets: $275 per person
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Join Beaux Arts to celebrate Miami’s oldest costume ball and the organization’s ongoing support for the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum. Hosted at the Alfred I. DuPont Building, this year’s event will carry the much anticipated theme of “Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil”.

Evening events will include a large silent auction, featuring over 200 items valued at over $150,000 and a first-ever Storied Wine Pull; a sit-down dinner and dancing; a costume and skit competition; and an exciting raffle with the top prize a $2,500 shopping spree at Neiman Marcus.

62nd Annual Beaux Arts Ball title sponsors include City National Bank, and Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables and Cutler Bay. Additional sponsors include the Medina Family Foundation, UHealth, Ashley Cusack Realty, LNR Properties, Lowell International Realty, Neiman Marcus, SABMiller, Thierry’s Catering, Grey Goose Vodka, and Allie Munroe.

Funds raised at the event will be used for exhibitions, improvements and acquisitions to the Lowe’s permanent collection, as well as to finance the organization’s flagship program, Hands On!, which exposes underserved children from Miami-Dade to the visual arts.

Beaux Arts Ball Chairs: Meredith Kallaher and Anne Beaumont Neithardt

7th annual It’s All About the Kids event 10/4/14

7th annual “It’s All About the Kids” event
Saturday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.
JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way
Miami, FL 33131
Individual tickets are $175 for members and $200 for non-members
purchase online
To follow the event conversation online, use the official hashtag: #FriendOfStJudeMiami.

Friends of St. Jude (FOSJ) Miami, the young professionals group dedicated to raising awareness and funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, and chaired by Jeb Bush Jr., invites the South Florida community to the seventh annual International Dermatology “It’s All About the Kids” event, presented by the Andrés Asion Foundation.

“We are excited to host another successful event, to ensure children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases can receive the treatment and care they need,” said Jeb Bush Jr., chair of FOSJ. “Thanks to our partners and South Florida’s ongoing support, Friends of St. Jude has raised more than $600,000 to help ensure no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for their treatment, travel, housing or food.”

The event will feature a tasting menu and cocktails, as well as music performances by The Culture Band and DJ Troubles. This year’s hosts include award-winning journalist and anchor of Univision Network’s news-magazine show Primer Impacto Pamela Silva Conde and recording artist Jencarlos Canela.

“I’ve had the pleasure to witness first-hand, the great work that St. Jude does for their patients and their families,” said Silvia Trinidad, from International Dermatology Research. “I am wholeheartedly committed to St. Jude and their tireless work in the advancements of cancer research and treatment for the children.”

“In many cases, St. Jude is the last hope for children suffering from cancer, who have previously not responded well to standard treatments, because St. Jude is where doctors send their toughest cases as the hospital has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers”, said Andres Asion. “They are at the forefront of developing new treatment options that are then shared freely with hospitals around the world.”

International Dermatology will serve as the event’s title sponsor for the sixth consecutive year. Other sponsors include: Andres Asion Foundation, Stephan Gutierrez, Walmart, The Honorable & Mrs. Carlos Gutierrez and Family, Rana Furniture, LAAD, Richmond Global, Erik Fresen, Academica, Comcast, Cesar & Pamela Conde, La Carreta, Garrido Foundation, The Averhoff Family, Henry Parra, Braman Honda, Wolfington Companies, NCR – Local Florida, Marsh & McLennan Agency, Sazon, Promotional Party Sticks, Champion Companies, iBody, Google, Nuage Designs, Liquid Sky Laser, Lourdes Milian Productions, Bambini Soiree, Casa Diris, Randy Borges, Julien Diaz, Selecta Magazine,, Radio Mambi, Mix 98.3, Amor 107.5 and Univision America.


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