Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, along with presenting sponsors Carnival Corporation and Carnival Foundation, and gala co-chairs Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado and Jose Delgado, and Danet Linares and Matt Haggman, hosted the nonprofit youth mentoring organization’s annual fundraiser, ‘The Metamorphosis Gala,’ on Saturday, March 7 at Ice Palace Studios. The hosts and more than 600 guests, along with the help of Trish & Dan Bell Sponsor a Match Challenge, raised over $1 million that will help ignite the power and promise of Miami’s youth.
Prominent community leaders, including Commissioner Esteban Bovo, DJ Irie, Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, and Superintendent Alberto Carvalho attended the gala, themed to celebrate the transformation experienced by ‘Littles’ mentored through the organization’s programs. During the evening’s program, guests enjoyed dinner and entertainment, while listening to testimonials from select ‘Littles’ who have been impacted by the organization.
“The Metamorphosis Gala is a truly inspiring event that highlights all our organization does to impact thousands of children in our community, and gives our contributors the opportunity to hear directly from those who are supported by their generous donations,” said Gale Nelson, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami. “Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami is honored to have so many prominent community members and organizations support this event year after year.”
Gala sponsors included Gala Evening Sponsor: Intercontinental Miami. Longevity Sponsors: Aon, Rick Rosen, Bonnie Crabtree, Greenberg Traurig and Publix Charities. Abundance Sponsors: BB&T now Truist, Burger King, Career Source South Florida, Lennar Foundation, Gabriel & Claudia Navarro, Power Financial Credit Union, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ryder, Stearns Weaver Miller, Wells Fargo and Wow MKTG. Media Sponsors: Selecta Magazine and Ocean Drive. Event Supporters: MBAF and Agave Holdings, LLC.
Special thanks to Bacardi, Spirits Underwriter; Roar Media, Marketing Underwriter.