Munificent Gestures in May

This month you can assist others and your community by attending a gala, tasting the nation, or enjoying a cocktail reception! Helping others in need is a special way to show them how much you care.

***Due to increasing public health concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), many concerts and events have been cancelled, postponed, or temporarily closed. Please be sure to check with each venue before purchasing your tickets or attending these events.

May 16

Reach for the stars to support and join the 18th Annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala at the InterContinental Miami to honor and support the children and families of St. Jude. The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is one of the world’s premier centers for the research treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. All proceeds will benefit and help further the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures and saving children. The gala will commence at 7:00 p.m. The purchase of your ticket will include: a walk down the red carpet, a gourmet dinner, live and silent auctions, dancing, and more!

May 16

Bring on your appetite to enjoy an evening featuring chefs and mixologists from over 50 of SoFlo’s best restaurants and bars at South Florida’s Taste of the Nation from 7-10 p.m. Guests can look forward to craft cocktails, bite-sized fares, and mouthwatering desserts while mingling all for a good cause. Culinary tastemakers will come together to donate their efforts, talent, time, and passion to end childhood hunger in America. All proceeds will benefit the No Kid Hungry campaign. You may purchase general admission tickets for $125 per person. Your ticket will give you event access. Chef Chairs will be held by Timon Balloo, an executive chef and partner at Balloo, and Cesar Zapata, chef and owner at Phuc Yea. Don’t miss your opportunity to try the best tasting foods from these premier restaurants!

May 28

Come and celebrate the 5th Annual Hard Hats & High Heels cocktail reception at EAST Hotel in Brickell City Centre in The Crush space of the 39th floor, organized by Miami Habitat’s Women’s Leadership Council. This cocktail reception aims to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami’s efforts to build affordable housing for low-income families. This event will bring together Miami’s professional, social, and philanthropic leaders. Tickets for this event are $90 per person and will start from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, network opportunities, an incredible silent auction, a photo booth, DJ, coffee bar, beautiful views of downtown Miami, and more! There will also be complimentary valet parking at the event!

By Vanessa C. Guzman


Vanessa is an outgoing person who is always trying to keep the peace and the positivity flowing. She loves the beach, going out with her friends, and being a great THINKer as Editorial Director.