Over 400 guests were in attendance at the Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne on Thursday, April 24 at the Miracle Makers Luncheon to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami. Hosted by the Women’s Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters, the event included a VIP reception, cocktail reception with a silent auction, and luncheon and a fashion show showcasing some of the top designers in the world.
The VIP reception was held for the luncheon chairs, Irene Korge, Aislynn McDonald, Bronwyn Miller, and Migna Sanchez Llorens, as well as the honorees, including Criselda Breene, Lizette Martino Diaz, Stella Holmes, and Jeffery Sloman, among others. They were then invited into the larger cocktail reception to mingle with the other guests. Tables were set up around the hall for a silent auction featuring items such as jewelry, paintings, vacations, and excursions. Attendees later proceeded to another ballroom where each honoree had a table in his or her name around the center stage runway. Multiple courses were served, as Jennifer Valoppi, the Mistress of Ceremonies, presided over the Miracle Makers presentation and Neiman Marcus presented a fashion show.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters organization is a charity founded over 50 years ago that matches “at risk” children and teens with stable mentors in the local community. The organization works successfully with over 7,000 children, volunteers, and families annually through the help of school, work, and community-based programs.
The Women’s Committee is an organization within Big Brothers Big Sisters whose mission is to hold and sponsor events for the organization as a whole. The Committee raises over $2.5 million each year for their partner organization. The Miracle Makers Luncheon is one of the two annual events hosted by the Women’s Committee and it continues to be a big success for both organizations.
“The Women’s Committee is a great organization. Most of its members actually volunteer as mentors in addition to fundraising,” said Miller, co-chair of the event.
Speaking of her friend and co-chair, Korge, Miller said, “It’s been such a good experience. We became best friends and made a difference.”