Saturday, November 12, 6:30pm – The Biltmore Hotel Miami, 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is excited to announce it will host its annual black-tie “Wild About Kids” Gala back in person at The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. The event will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with registration, followed by a cocktail reception, and dinner in the Grand Ballroom at 8 p.m. Guests will once again enjoy dinner, dancing, live entertainment and an exciting program Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has faithfully delivered for 14 years.
The evening, set amid a tropical forest of brilliant, lush greens and soft light, opens with a cocktail reception, courtesy of Bacardi and a stellar silent auction in the courtyard, featuring high-end items and exceptional luxury experiences. The three-course dinner will be held in the Grand Ballroom, where Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will honor notable alumni, inducting them into the Class of 2022 Alumni Hall of Fame. The evening will feature a special performance by Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s youth members’ performing a musical showcase. The evening will conclude with live music, a DJ set and dancing. The silent auction will close out the event at 10:30 pm.
South Florida’s top community leaders, philanthropists and influencers will be among the guests, who will enjoy a themed-evening full of surprises, a silent auction and much more. Guests will also have a special opportunity at the event to sponsor a child through donations.
The proceeds raised will fund the Clubs’ crucial programs including its educational after school programs, tutoring and homework assistance, social skills, dance, arts & crafts, professional mentoring, and summer and athletic programs. These programs help children realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
The 14th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala is co-chaired once again by former Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO, Andy Stuart and his wife Allison Stuart, both long-time supporters of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. Olga Guilarte, member of Boys & Girls of Miami-Dade’s Executive Committee, is the special event chair.
Gala committee members from Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Board of Directors include Tom Bezold, Liana De Mena, Jackie Gonzalez, Maria Luisa Gonzalez, Rudy Lleonart, Yuni Navarro, Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado and Richard Rodriguez. Additional committee members include Jane Barrellier, Lisa Mendelson, Lily Pardo, Marianne Schmidhofer, Laura Sequeira, Rae Stein and Yolanda Valencia. #BGCMIA