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MDGLCC 18th Annual Gala and Awards Celebration

MDGLCC 18th Annual Gala and Awards CelebrationSaturday, May 18, 6pm-10pm – Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

This year’s Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber Of Commerce (MDGLCC) 20th Annual Gala and Awards Celebration, “The PLATINUM Gala”, sponsored by Wells Fargo, will feature a curator, some pop-ups and a moonlight. It will also feature some awards as “The PLATINUM Gala” will once again honor corporate and individual supporters of the Miami-Dade LGBTQ community. To catch all the fun and excitement, guests are encouraged to get their tickets before they surely sell out. 

Popping up at the event will be up to 20 “interactive pop-ups” networking opportunities. The pop-ups include a space near the ballroom to engage with guests during the evening. In addition to display materials and literature about the organization, each pop-up participant is encouraged to get creative and offer something interactive that will engage guests, make the experience more memorable and create buzz throughout the event about the interactivity. Cost for a pop-up space is $1,200 and includes two admissions to the Gala.

Next to networking, there’s nothing more fun at a gala than shopping. “The PLATINUM Gala” will be no exception in offering a carefully curated selection of items at its silent auction. The premium items will encompass a wide range in categories — Arts & Culture, Food and Dining, Health and Wellness, Leisure, Retail, Sports, and Travel & Lodging. Attendees will be able to bid on American Airlines vouchers, Deluxe Accommodations at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Staycation at the Confindante Miami Beach with a Poolside Cabana, Dance Lessons at Fred Astaire Coral Gables Studio, and a Colony Theater / Miami New Drama Premium Season Membership, among others.

The 20th Anniversary Annual Awards Celebration, “The PLATINUM Gala,” sponsored by Wells Fargo, starts at 6 p.m. with a reception, silent auction, and interactive pop-up displays, which will be followed by a grand buffet, the awards presentation, and “Moonlight Networking.” Moonlight Networking Soiree, which takes place after the awards ceremony. The Moonlight Networking Soiree rounds out the evening and allows guests to continue making connections while enjoying the open bar by Bacardi, featuring GREY GOOSE® Vodka.

Individual tickets are $220 per person, and include reserved seating, the grand buffet, an open bar, a VIP gift bag, and networking. Reservations are available online, or by calling 305-673-4440.