Mystical Music Box of Wishes

Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida and InterContinental® Miami celebrated the 23rd Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball on Saturday, November 4, 2017, hosting more than 900 guests at the “Mystical Music Box” themed Ball inspired by enchantment, fantasy and art—and of course, music. The magical celebration was headlined by four time Grammy-award winning, multi-platinum-selling artist Lenny Kravitz, and presented by the Makarov Foundation and the Finker-Frenkel Legacy Foundation, with opening act by Alisan Porter, winner of NBC’s The Voice 2016, who returned for the second year. Actress and filmmaker Gabrielle Anwar, returned as celebrity emcee for the seventh consecutive year, helping the event to raise in excess of $2.3 million for Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. Welcoming guests were the Ball’s “Three Amigos” – Shareef Malnik, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, Gala Chair of the InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball, and proprietor of The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar; Robert Hill, Gala Host and General Manager of InterContinental® Miami; and Norman Wedderburn, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. The legendary Ball continued into the night at the 10th Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Nightclub, presented by E11EVEN MIAMI and featured none other than hip-hop producer and artist Snoop Dogg.

Shareef Malnik & Gabrielle Anwar

Nancy Malnik, Al Malnik, Susan Imbrigiotta, & Jorge Gonzalez

Maria Carvalho & Alberto Carvalho

Fernanda Lucas & Rob Fex

DJ Irie

Francis Suarez, Norm Wedderburn, Shareef Malnik, & Robert Hill

Lisa Hochstein and Lenny Hochstein

Rochelle Deiso, Danielle Gonzalez, Jolie Balido, Danielle Garno, & Matha Valdes-Fauli


Elsa Chahin, Danielle Gonzalez, Lisa Better, & Beatrice Zapat