Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and InterContinental® Miami hosted the 22nd Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball to benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. The theme of this year’s ball was “La Nuit de l’ Animal: A Fairy Tale,” inspired by enchantment, majestic animals and fantasy.
This year’s headliner was GRAMMY® Award-winning entertainer and renowned R&B star John Legend. Joining him as opening act was Alisan Porter, winner of NBC’s “The Voice.” Actress and filmmaker Gabrielle Anwar returned as celebrity emcee of The Ball, which is chaired by philanthropist Shareef Malnik.
More than 800 of South Florida’s local moguls, prominent business leaders, notable philanthropists, fashion mavens, socialites and jet setters attended this year’s gala. This premier event features dinner, drinks, dancing and the chance to bid on fantasy items and experiences in the famed live & silent auctions and the official after-party InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub presented by E11even Miami, with a runway fashion show presented by Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour and celebrity DJ Jermaine Dupri.