THE INTERCONTINENTAL® MIAMI MAKE-A-WISH® BALL HAS RAISED NEARLY $29 MILLION TO GRANT WISHES FOR LOCAL CHILDREN. THE ANNUAL BALL, WHICH IS REGARDED AS ONE OF MIAMI CHARITY SEASON’S LEADING EVENTS, IS THE HIGHEST GROSSING FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR THE SOUTHERN FLORIDA CHAPTER OF MAKE-AWISH ® FOUNDATION.
Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida and InterContinental ® Miami celebrated the 25th Annual InterContinental ® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball on November 2, 2019 hosting more than 850 guests. The gala was headlined by GRAMMY® Award-winning Steven Tyler with The Loving Mary Band. The theme of this year’s ball was “Masterpiece XXV,” a creative interpretation of Game of Thrones, which invited one to step into the Oculus, a world of magic, intrigue, drama, and the arts. Guests were enthralled by an epic battle between the greatest art houses, in celebration of the most ambitious event to date in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Ball.
Actress, filmmaker and Ambassador for Make-A-Wish ® Southern Florida, Gabrielle Anwar, returned as celebrity emcee for the ninth consecutive year, helping the event to raise $3 million dollars for Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. Hosted by gala host, Robert Hill, general manager of InterContinental® Miami, ball founder and in-kind donor for the past 25 years, the event was chaired by philanthropist Shareef Malnik, Chairman of the Board Emeritus of Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, who has served as Ball Chairman for the past 15 years. Regarded as one of the Miami charity season’s leading events, the Ball is the highest grossing fundraising event for the Southern Florida Chapter of Make-A-Wish®.
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