On January 18th, 2020, Voices For Children Foundation and presenting sponsor Prada celebrated the highly anticipated 24th edition of their Be A Voice Gala hosted at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami. The lavish gala brought together 400 of Miami’s most philanthropic and influential community leaders and business professionals. Guests joined chairs Brad and Suzanne Meltzer and Angel and Lynette Ferrer to support the foster care youth of Miami-Dade County.
The premier fundraising event raised over $650,000 to benefit Miami-Dade’s abused, abandoned and neglected children to help ensure they have a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem and the financial assistance and other resources are available for their health, educational, and social needs.
The event kicked off with an elegant cocktail reception, featuring world class magician, Mio and Electric Violinist Monty Bloom, as well as a silent auction featuring 13 unique experiences. After a lively Live Auction, guests settled into an inspiring testimonial by Valentino, a youth who entered the foster care system nine years ago and with the help of Voices For Children and a strong network of people encouraging his success, recently graduated from Syracuse University.
Following the evening’s program, guests took to the dance floor and danced the night away to the sounds of DJ Kucha.