Miami’s most influential leaders from business, government and philanthropy come together in the spirit of community and goodwill. It was the last of the spring social season, and one of the most important events of the year. The Mayor’s Ball, hosted by Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and Lourdes Gimenez, took place at the Hotel InterContinental Miami. The event started with a cocktail reception, followed by a delicious three-course dinner and dancing. Over 1,000 guests enjoyed evening’s festivities, which included Brazilian themed dancers.
This year’s event sponsors included Miami Tunnel, Yolanda and Jeff Berkowitz, Duty Free America, Lennar Foundation and Orion Jet Center. The vice chairs for the evening were: Jayne and Leonard Abess, Shelly and Steve Brodie, Sandy Grossman and Richard A. Berkowitz, Alexia and Herman Echevarria, Alexander P. Heckler, Debbie and Christopher Hodgkins, Marcelo Llorente, Marile and Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq., Jo and John Sumberg. Hosts for the evening were: Sara and Ugo Colombo, Ana Cristina and Edgardo Defortuna, Mary Lou Rodon-Dolara and Peter J. Dolara, Eva and Matthew B. Gorson, Ana and Neisen Kasdin, Gus Pego, Alfonso Rey, Yoly and Gene Schaefer, Vincent M. Signorelloere.
15th Annual Mayor’s Ball brought people together to reconnect with old friends and making new ones – all while helping to make Miami a more educated, prosperous and healthy community. The event raised over one million dollars for United Way of Miami-Dade, and support its efforts to improve education, financial stability and health.