Photographs of Philanthropic Engagement Celebration for Gian Luis Bacardi and Kazandra Vega 1/12/13

Gian Luis Bacardi, heir to the Bacardi global spirits and beverage conglomerate, will celebrate his engagement to fiancé, Kazandra Vega, on the evening of January 12, 2013 at the newly-opened Safi Restaurant in downtown Miami.

Along with commemorating the love story of the young couple, the evening will served as an occasion to honor the charitable work of eight distinguished South Florida women and support Food for the Poor, an applauded non-profit that Gian’s mother, Kimberly Bacardi, has championed for many years. In lieu of gifts, Gian and Kazandra have decided to use the occasion of an engagement party to raise money for Food for the Poor’s continued efforts to help those in dire need in Haiti.

The eight female honorees are all women who have made exceptional efforts to support Food for the Poor, Kim’s Good Karma Group (a group of like-minded charitable people and companies started by Kimberly Bacardi), as well as their own personal philanthropic passions.  They include:

Noel Brown (Medallion Occasions Party Invitations & Décor)
Suzanne Delawar (Winston Delawar Photography)
Kimberlee Etheridge (Haute In the City Events)
Maria Elena Holguin (Holguin Interiors & Design International)
Diana Laura (Actress and Model)
Ana Paz (Ana Paz Cakes)
Teri Rios (Toss up Salads)
Bridget Baratto Sanchez (Entrepreneur)

Sponsors of the event include:
TooLive Inc; Winston Delawar Photography; Safi Restaurant & Lounge; Tyla Smith Group, Houseit Productions; Boca Tanning Brickell; Golden Age Digital; Ana Paz Cakes; Cavoda Vodka; Karamello & Co.; Joey Mugica, The Color Queen; Embrujo Red Wines of Spain;; Diab Designs and Diamonds; Sabbia Jewelers Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne; Enable Consulting Group; Elisabeth Gardere Florals, Decor & Party Planning; The Wine Cellar Café, Rincon, Puerto Rico; Kimberly Bacardi; Romero Britto; Sunny Singh; DJ Maximus 3000; Edward Oberle Lopez; De Fabulous Hair; JLPR; Freedom Concierge Service; Loubins Richard Pianist; Choco Noir, Stork Catering; Miami Fashion Spotlight; Miami Luxury Awards; Dadeland Animal Hospital Dr Sharon MacIvor; ME Mobile Events you can view this event all over the world 7 to 11 PM LIVE at this link!

Event Chairs include:
Ruby Bacardi, Sharon MacIvor Bauer, Nick Betancourt, Rhonda Billie, Erin Castillo, Ricardo Charles, Sidney Evans, Kelly Gazo, Jennifer Heegaard, Watson James, Jennifer Judice, Lukas Klessig, Rick Morgan, Zurami Pascual, Monica Puig, Lissette Rondon, Jessica Saiontz, Tyla Smith.

To learn more about current efforts or to contribute:

Photo Credits: Daniella Veras (@DaniellaVeras & @_DaniMiami)