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Miami City Ballet Celebrates Its 32nd Season!

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Galas for Charity Magazine extends a heartfelt thank you to H. Allen Holmes, Inc. Interior Design, Space Planning, Studio, Gallery, Hobe Sound, Florida, for his generous support in presenting the 2017 - 2018 Miami City Ballet upcoming season. This gesture is a tribute to the excellent Artistry of the Dancers and Stage Designers of this World Class Organization. Congratulations to you all!

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PERFORMING ARTS World Class Performing Arts

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Casablanca

Ray, Motown and Beyond

Frankie Moreno! Under the Influence

Gustavo Dudamel

Jessica Lang Dance

American in Paris

NAPLES, FL

rtis—Naples is the premier center for the performing and visual arts in Southwest Florida. With a mission to create and present world-class visual and performing arts. Artis—Naples hosts more than 300 concerts, performances, exhibitions and educational events for children and adults each year. The performance schedule is so broad and varied, it is impossible to include it all here. Some highlights of the 2017-2018 season are listed here. For a complete listing of programs and concerts, and more information, visit the website, artisnaples.org.

2017-2018 Season Highlights POP SERIES Casablanca Film with Orchestra January 9—13, 2018 Ray, Motown and Beyond January 30—February 3, 2018

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Frankie Moreno! Under the Influence:

The Music of Elvis, Sinatra and ... Mozart

February 20—24, 2018

The Golden Age of Broadway:

A Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration!

March 20—24, 2018

DANCE Joshua Bell

Miami City Ballet

Photo by Chris Lee

Miami City Ballet with the Naples Philharmonic Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Jessica Lang Dance with the Naples Philharmonic Monday, February 5, 2018 The Martha Graham Dance Company with the Naples Philharmonic Saturday, March 3, 2018 Miami City Ballet with the Naples Philharmonic Tuesday, March 13, 2018

MASTERWORKS Bronfman, Beetoven and French Moderns January 4—6, 2018 Mozart and Mattila January 26—27, 2018 Boreyko Conducts Mahler February 15 and 17, 2018 Say and Saint-Saëns March 9 and 10, 2018 Nielsen’s Inextinguishable Symphony March 29 and 30, 2018

BROADWAY An American in Paris January 16—21, 2018 Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I February 7—11, 2018 Jersey Boys April 3—8, 2018

Galas for Charity Magazine Graciously Thanks Lauren Fowlkes, Luxury Highrise Specialist for proudly underwriting the ArtisNaples Performing Arts Page

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ON THE COVER West Coast Meet Jewelry Designer & Creator...

Vicki Orr

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he Old Testament chronicles amazing and miraculous stories. For Vicki Orr, local jewelry designer and founder of Vicki Orr Designs, these stories are powerful, purposeful and still relevant today. As she maps out a future for her Southwest Florida based business, Orr is reminded of Vicki Orr, Designer, Creator the River Jordan story she recently heard again in church: only to discover how they were created, but also “The Israelites crossing the to study the workmanship and the art that went River Jordan into the Promised into the design. Land were excited but anxious Vicki secured an apprenticeship with and cautious as they had been Henry Jimenez, a jeweler of 35 years. Using instructed to follow the priests, many ancient techniques Henry learned as a who were carrying the Ark young gold and silversmith in Columbia, Orr of the Covenant. I’m sure quickly fell in love with the jewelry making many were afraid to process. They regularly work together venture into the murky, melting, pouring and hammering precious cold water—but, just metals. as the priests’ feet Vicki does not particularly touched the water, the like “perfect pieces” of jewelry, upstream flow stopped, but favors more natural and allowing all of Israel organic lines and hammered to complete the gold or silver. She enjoys crossing on dry creating beautiful one-ofground.” a-kind pieces of jewelry Vicki Orr’s using 22k and 24k gold walk into unchartered depths with semi-precious means she has decided to take stones and weaves a Step of Faith to expand her vintage pieces, ancient coins eponymous line of jewelry across and artifacts meticulously the United States. together to create stunning Vicki’s religious roots run deep pieces. She is saddened and she believes “as Americans, we that so few items of beauty should be proud and respectful of our are actually created in the religious heritage.” Vicki wants “to share the truth and beauty of God’s love with the world by creating quiet statements of Faith through her jewelry. “ She embraces her role as an instrument to inspire love and kindness in others. Upon an early retirement from being CFO of NCH Healthcare System, Orr decided to embark on a second career—one that used the creative side of her brain. She attended a jewelry school on the East Coast of Florida and soon discovered she found a path down which she wanted to wander. She loved dissecting hi-end and beautiful gold pieces, not GALAS FOR CHARITY MAGAZINE 7

United States and believes it is important for Americans to learn skills in order to create treasures that can be passed down from generation to generation. Vicki’s most celebrated and gifted piece is the Let Your Light Shine charm. This story in a circle has a single candle with a 24 karat gold flame which is hand hammered so no two flames are exactly alike. She hopes that the “Let Your Light Shine charm will encourage others to become a light shining in the world—each one shining in their own unique way.” This was also Orr’s first piece of jewelry relating to Christendom and it was with this piece that she began exploring a genre creating jewelry with purpose. Collecting ancient crosses and coins has become a favorite pastime for Vicki and many of the pieces show up in her creations, such as the IXTHUS, which was the symbol used by early persecuted Christians in Europe and the Middle East to secretly identify themselves. Orr saw a restored IXTHUS symbol on a tour of the Church of Chora in Istanbul and her young Muslim guide shared the story of the symbol, a series of Greek letters overlaid and signifying a timeless, eternal truth: Jesus Christ God Son Savior. Now as Vicki Orr “Takes a Step of Faith”, she feels truly blessed to have an opportunity to share her one-of-a-kind and purposeful pieces with others! For more information visit her website www.vickiorrdesigns.com.


CHARITY GALAS

(L to R) Robin Bernstein, Peggy Wheeler, Lauree Simmons and Liz Quirantes.

Stealing a kiss!

Our models with rescue puppys!

4th Annual

Wine, Women, & Shoes Luncheon Benefits

BIG DOG RANCH RESCUE &

RAISES OVER 1 MILLION DOLLARS

Out for my walk!

Our models with rescue puppys!

Richard Bernstein and Juju Bernstein.

Silent Auction Jewelry.

Twin Black Beauties rescued at BDRR!

(L to R) Mimi Vaughan and Suze Scialla.

EmilyPantelides and JayZeager.

(L to R) GraceCanfield, Molly Flemming and LauraMcCarthy.

(L to R) MichelleMitchell, Robin Clark and Christina Fieramosca.

(L to R) Robin Bernstein and Lauree Simmons.

(L to R) Anne Cloninger, Mark Wojnar and Lisa Carey.

(L to R) Mary Leonetti Linda Giustiniani and Connie Frankino.

(L to R) Robin Bernstein, LaraTrump and Peggy Wheeler.

a fashion show and to show their support. Big Dog Ranch Rescue President Lauree Simmons said, “This was our best year yet. 100% of the money we raised will go to saving more lives.� The event raised 1.1 million dollars for Big Dog Ranch Rescue. Event chairs were, Robin Bernstein and Peggy Wheeler. International Chair was Herme De Wyman

Miro, and past chairs include Zelma Nichols, Emily Pantelides and Suzy Welch. Special Honoree Molly Fleming was recognized for her tremendous and continuous generous sponsorships of the new Big Dog Ranch Rescue facility. Please come visit us at our new facility located at 1930 D Rd, Loxahatchee, FL and go to bdrr.org for more information.

Big Dog Ranch Rescue is the largest no-kill dog rescue in the southeast. We rescue dogs of all sizes from senseless euthanasia and cruelty of all kinds. Our new 33-acre, cage-free campus will allow us to save thousands of dogs each year and prepare them, through love and care, to be adopted into their furever homes. Big Dog Ranch Rescue is associated with the Florida Weimaraner Rescue, Inc. and is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.

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(L to R) Suzy Welch, Emily Pantelides and Lauree Simmons.

PALM BEACH, FL

n Saturday March 11, 2017 Big Dog Ranch Rescue held their 4th annual fun and fabulous Wine Women and Shoes event to benefit homeless, abused and abandoned dogs. More than 600 came to Mara-Lago for wine tasting, shopping,

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CHARITY GALAS Fairchild’s

Gala in the Garden A Night of “Inspiration”

(L to R) Leslie Brown & Bronwyn Miller

(L to R) Joyce Burns & Swanee DiMare

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Band singer

(L to R) Janice Gonzalez & Ana Milton

(L to R) Alberto Carvalho, Maria Carvalho, Jana Sigars Molina, & Harve Mogul

(L to R) Jane Mormile, Brian Mormile, Kim Abreu, & Alex Abreu

Lisille Matheson, Julio Frenk, Felicia Maria Knaul, & Eveyln Greer

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Nancy Batchelor & Jon Batchelor

(L to R) Vivek Jayaram, Carolina Garcia Jayaram, Ken O’Keefe, & Jason Stephens

Trish Bell, Dan Bell, & Laurie Jennings

Silent Auction

canary yellow and green. Majestic moss covered bismarckia palms wrapped in yellow orchids stood throughout the room while lush ferns hung over the dance floor. Tables were decorated with English blue porcelain vases of yellow orchids and green and yellow silk linens. Board of Trustees President Bruce Greer welcomed guests announcing that Fairchild has been rated the number one garden in the country by Charity Navigator. Gala Chair Swanee DiMare recognized the Board of Trustees

and Gala Committee for their hard work and thanked this year’s Royal Palm Sponsors Bunny Bastian and Raphael Bastian, Joyce and Tony Burns, Mary Jean and Lou Risi, and Kenneth O’Keefe and Jason Stephens. She was also presented with an orchid named after her, Renanthera Swanee DiMare. A longtime benefactor of Fairchild, Joyce Burns was honored for her continued support of the Garden and her dedication to the Gala. Le Basque served a sumptuous gourmet dinner featuring a seafood

cocktail; rioja braised short rib, and chocolate terrine for dessert. Afterwards, everyone packed the dance floor enjoying the upbeat tunes of the Soul Survivors Orchestra. Upon departure, guests received beautiful orchid plants to take home. Next year’s Gala in the Garden is scheduled for Saturday, February 3, 2018. For more information contact Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden at mtan@fairchildgarden.org or 305-667-1651, ext. 3392.

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(L to R) Leslie Rothenberg, Tina Carlo, & Bronwyn Miller

CORAL GABLES, FL

ore than 400 guests attended the 24th Annual Gala in the Garden at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden themed “Inspiration.”. The event was co-chaired by Swanee DiMare and Frances SevillaSacasa with Joyce Burns serving as Philanthropic Chair. Proceeds supported Fairchild’s programs in conservation science, education, and horticulture. The evening began with a cocktail reception and silent auction in the new Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan Arts Center. Featured items included luxury vacations, fine jewelry, and designer accessories. Guests then walked along a beautifully lit garden path to the Lakeside Marquee and were awestruck by the stunning decor. The venue was bathed in colors

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CHARITY GALAS

(L to R) Sandra Santiago; Jeff and Yolanda Berkowitz

(L to R) Aimee and Stephen Owens, Gala Honorees, Nelson Hincapie, Suzanne and Brad Meltzer, Gala Chairs

(L to R) Carolina Montealegre; Richard and Kattia Goldstein; Lauren Goldstein

Voices for Children Hosts Annual

“Be A Voice, Be A Light Gala” Hosted by Mandarin Oriental, Miami

Gala Raises Over $700,000 to Benefit Foster Care Children in Miami-Dade County (L to R) Malcolm Stott; Jose Boschetti; Rudy Touzet; Ben Beavers

Photos by Manny Hernandez/ Manny of Miami and World Red Eye

Brad and Suzanne Meltzer, Gala Chairs

Mike Nunez; Victoria Ranger Nunez.

The Ballroom at Mandarin Oriental

Jennifer Stearns Buttrick; Jay Shapiro, Chair of Voices For Children Foundation Board of Directors

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n Saturday, January 14, 2017, Voices For Children Foundation and presenting sponsor Harry Winston, Inc. celebrated the 21st Annual “Be A Voice, Be A Light” Gala. The lavish gala welcomed approximately 450 of Miami’s most influential and philanthropic individuals for a sparkling evening of diamonds and dancing to benefit foster children in Miami-Dade County. The premier fundraising event, hosted by Mandarin Oriental, Miami, began with a cocktail reception filled with a glistening display of Harry Winston diamond

(L to R) Brad Meltzer, Gala Chair, Mary Cunsolo, Harry Winston Salon Director, Yolanda Berkowitz, Nelson Hincapie, Voices For Children President and CEO, Aimee and Stephen , Gala Honorees

pieces for guests to enjoy, including the remarkable 70-carat radiant-cut Yellow Diamond Necklace. Guests also had the opportunity to bid on luxury goods and services and one of a kind services at the silent auction. During dinner in the glamorous ballroom, guests heard an inspiring

testimonial from a young woman whose life was changed by the work of Voices For Children. “The power of owning your story will propel you to liberation”. Said the brave young speaker. Gala Chairs Brad and Suzanne Meltzer honored Steve and Aimee Owens for their unwavering support of Voices For Children over

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the last 16 years, before guests took to the dance floor to the sounds of DJ Kucha. One lucky attendee went home with a Harry Winston Midnight Monochrome 18k Rose Gold Watch. Funds raised at the gala will be used to ensure that abused, abandoned and neglected children in the Miami-Dade County foster care system each have the resources to meet their legal, health, educational and social needs. “Suzanne and I are thrilled to be a part of an organization doing such great work to help children in Foster Care. Voices for Children helps change lives and is making a difference every day,” said Gala Chair, Brad Meltzer. For more information www. BeAVoice.org.


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Contents 2017 • VOLUME 4 • NUMBER 213 THE 2017 COLLECTOR’S EDITION

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Performing Arts 5................................2017-2018 World Class Performances Miami City Ballet 6...................................Artis-Naples Presents 2017-2018 Season Selections

Charity Galas & Charity Luncheons 8.................4th Annual Wine, Women, Shoes Luncheon Benefits BDRR 9...........Fairchild’s Gala in the Garden - 24th Annual Night of Inspiration 11 .... Voices for Children Hosts “Be A Voice, Be A Light Gala” Hosted by Mandarin Oriental, Miami 14............................. David Lawrence Center Magical Musical Tour 15...................Jardin au Pavillon Frais Meets Palm Beach at the 62nd Annual Palm Beach Heart Ball 20, 21............................. An Evening in Paris - Wishmaker’s Ball 22...........................An Affair to Remember... Jazz Society of Palm Beach 23...........Friends of Foster Children Forever - Circle of Friends Luncheon

30, 31................... Latchkey League Presents “Fire and Ice” 54......................... Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Reflections of Versailles Ball 79................... The 7th Annual Sip & Sample Benefitting Friends of Foster Children 80.......................... The Founders Fund Hosts Annual Scholars Luncheon 81...................................... Special Education - The Piedmont School of Atlanta 82, 83......... Southern Themed Magnolia Ball Raises $830,000 for Cancer Programs of Naples Hospital 85...........Celestial Gala Celebrates 16th Year Raising Funds to Support the American Cancer Society 87................... American Airlines Announces SkyBall XIV 88......................SkyBall Gala VIP Reception 89.... Medal of Honor Bob Hope Award Gala 90-91 ............SkyBall XIV Gala and Concert 92................. Snowball Express - Serving the Children of our Fallen Military Heroes 93....Galas for Charity Magazine Salutes and Congratulates American Airlines and SkyBall XIV and the Air Power Foundation and Snowball Express Charity/Gary Sinese Foundation 94............ 6th Annual Tea at the Ritz-Carlton Benefitted Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida 100......................... Alyssa/SBA A Day at the Big Dog Ranch Rescue

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On the Covers 2, 3, 7.... .........West Coast .............. Vicki Orr Jewelry Designer and Creator 58, 63, 66, 67...East Coast.............Betteridge Jewelers - Diamond and Gem Stone Collection

Art and Artists of the World 70, 71, 100, 101 ..World Artist Henretta Milan 72, 73................................... The Paintings of Isabelle Beuttell Dayton 74............................................ARTIS-Naples - Home of the Baker’s Museum 76, 77................................ The Dali Museum

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Special Luxury Features

Continued from page 12

17, 18, 19...................... Ross Sea Expedition - M/V The World 2017 27, 28, 29.......... Regent Seven Seas Explorer 35, 36, 37................. Meet World-Renowned, Award-Winning Interior Designer Janet Bilotti, ASID, NCIDQ 38, 39............... World Class Interior Designs through Technology and Innovation by H. Allen Holmes 41-47 ..............The Palace of Fountainebleau - France

Special Charity Centers & Organizations 16.......... The Shelter for Abused Women and Children, Naples, Florida 26...................... The David Lawrence Center 48........... Youth Haven - Providing Solutions that Create a Circle of Support for Southwest Florida’s Children, Families and Community 78.. Humane Society Naples, Florida Ranked Number 1 in Florida and Number 13 Nationwide 87-93 .......... American Airlines SkyBall XIV Honoring Our Nations Veterans

The Golden Plate Award

Diamond and Gemstone Collection 96, 97.................................The Art of Dining Exclusively at Betteridge - Award Winning Culinary Experience - Bay Colony Golf Club 98, 99.............Palme d’Or French Restaurant - The Biltmore Hotel, Miami-Coral Gables, Florida

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56, 57..... The Ritz Carlton Resorts of Naples Presents The Wedding of Your Dreams 58, 63, 66, 67.........Diamond and Gem Stone Collection Exclusively at Betteridge 59, 62.. The Fall New York Bridal Collection 60, 61........The Picchiotti Family of Valenza, Italy Presents Expandable Diamond Rings and Bracelets now at Bigham Jewelers 64, 65... Your Special Day...Celebrated at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami, Florida

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CHARITY GALAS

Maria Christine St Pierre and Philippe Martin

Terry and Bob Edwards

David Lawrence Center

MAGICAL MUSICAL TOUR: Decor

(L to R) Caroline Ridgway, Amanda Beights, Allison Durian

(L to R) Doug and Sheila Johnson, Brian and Catherine McAvoy

Dancing Through the Decades

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NAPLES, FL

usic, dancing and fundraising was at the forefront of the David Lawrence Center Magical Musical Tour: Dancing Through the Decades signature gala held in January at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Beach Resort. From the décor and the highly sought-after, 13-piece band to the auction items and menu, the gala committee outdid themselves. The memorable evening was filled with dancing, music and entertainment inspired by the 1960s to today in celebration of the Center’s nearly 50 years of serving the mental health and

addiction services needs of our community. Guests, all decked out in decade-inspired cocktail attire, spent the evening shimmying to blasts from the past and today’s best party music and bidding in support of children’s mental health. To help people travel back in time, the Atlanta-based band, Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters changed outfits three times to reflect the passing decades and the creative décor included Rubik’s Cubes, disco balls and go-go boots The committee promised a fun, inspiring and interactive experience and they delivered! More than 300 people attended the gala and, along with our sponsors, helped raise $277,000 exceeded our fundraising goal of $250,000.

(L to R) Caroline Ridgway, Michael and Jill Basden

(L to r) Richard Prebish, Nicola Lutgert, Stephanie Prebish, Goran Kellam, Barbie Kellam, Erik Lutgert

(L to R) Diane McGinty, Nancy Slater, Robin Stranahan, Vickie Nolen, Elizabeth Star, Ron McGinty

(L to R) Joh and Nancy Dresser, Polly Keller, Amy and Darcy Taylor, Scott Burgess

Chris and Jeff Rotsch

Decor

(L to R) Jill Basden, George Zundell and Sue Lennane

Carl Suarez and the Band Singer

Charles and Marybeth Tunns

Ralph and Shelly Stayer

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CHARITY GALAS Jardin au Pavillon Frais meets Palm Beach at the 62nd Annual

Palm Beach Heart Ball

(L to R) Sally Ross Soter and Nancy Brown

(L to R) Annie, Michael and Kayla Falk

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George and Franny Purnel

Tim Luke and Sally Severeid

Heart Ball ballroom

(L to R) Alisa Kosek, JP Ross, Julie and Howard Rudolph

Arlette Gordon and Greg D’Elia

Ed and Margie Allinson

Herme de Wyman Miro and John Brown

Janet and Mark Levy

Judi and Ray Richards

Kathryn and Leo Vecellio

Monika and John Preston

Virginia Oatley and Chris Leavitt

Teaching Gardens have been created or sustained. American Heart Association CEO, Nancy Brown, presented Sally Ross Soter with the Heart of Palm Beach Award for her dedication to improving health through the creation of our local Teaching Garden program and her passion for research. Her generous investment to fund the Sarah Ross Soter Center for Women’s Cardiovascular Research is truly

making an impact on countless lives. Kathryn C. Vecellio, a longtime supporter of the American Heart Association, served as honorary chairman. Kathryn is also the Founding Member of the Go Red For Women Founder’s Circle. John Couris, CEO of Jupiter Medical Center, addressed the audience and thanked the committee, guests and volunteers for their gracious dedication and support of

the Palm Beach Heart Ball and the mission of the American Heart Association. Mount Sinai Heart New York at Jupiter Medical Center is the Palm Beach Heart Ball Legacy Sponsor. Guests danced the evening away to music performed by Soul Survivor. For more information contact Mary Victoria Falzarano at (561) 578-0697 or email mary.falzarano@ heart.org.

PALM BEACH, FL

n February 14, 2017, Palm Beach Heart Ball Chairwoman, Annie Falk, along with 475 distinguished guests, formally celebrated the 62nd anniversary of the Palm Beach Heart Ball. To highlight the American Heart Association’s Teaching Gardens program, the Breakers’ Venetian Ballroom was transformed into the Pavillon Frais. The Pavillon Frais was situated amidst an enchanted garden setting. It was utilized as a way to connect with nature and heal the mind, body and soul. Just as the garden of Pavillon Frais served as a space for health and healing, the Teaching Gardens represent a place of renewal for children in our community. As a result of this event five

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CHARITY PREVENT PROTECT PREVAIL OUR STORY

Commemorating 25 Years of Changing Lives

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he Shelter’s story began in May 1986, when the Collier County Spouse & Abuse Task Force noted a growing response to its Hotline & Rape Crisis Program. The group organized a meeting of volunteers to plan a domestic violence shelter. Despite community opposition to the location, The Shelter began converting an East Naples fourplex into an emergency shelter in 1988. Over the years, support for The Shelter’s mission has grown expeditiously as have its programs and services. In 1991, The Shelter Options Shoppe opened, providing funding for Shelter operations as well as clothing and other items for Shelter residents. During the next three years, administrative offices moved and a part-time Children’s Advocate was hired, representing the first time targeted services were available to children of victims. In 1997, the Immokalee Outreach Office opened and three years later, the program was named a national model, serving immigrant and migrant battered women. In 2000, The Shelter’s Board approved long-range plans to build a new shelter and the search for sites began. Shelter programming welcomed the first “Hands Are for Helping” events, which took place in county parks. The program continues to be presented at Collier County Public Schools. Throughout the early 2000’s, programs, services and fundraising efforts continued to expand proactively. In September 2002, administration and counseling services moved into the new Shelter facility and residents relocated to the new Beau Venturi Home, our 60-bed residential shelter, that October. The years following have brought an additional expansion of programs in Naples, Bonita Springs and Immokalee. In 2005 and 2006, the Elder Abuse and Women of Means programs were added. In 2008, the Raising

239-775-3862 PO Box 10102, Naples, FL 34101 www.naplesshelter.org

24-Hour Crisis Line 239-775-1101

Gentle’men program was added to assist with outreach, challenging young men and boys’ views on traditional male stereotypes in an effort to stem the cycle of abuse. Also in 2008, The Shelter built four Transitional Living Cottages to help qualified domestic abuse survivors move towards selfsufficiency under The Shelter’s supportive wing. Cottage number five was completed in 2013 and cottages 6 and 7 were completed in 2014. In 2016, due to an increasing need for emergency shelter in Eastern Collier County, The Shelter announced plans to build the Shelly Stayer Shelter for Victims of Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence in Immokalee. A longtime supporter and Emeritus Trustee, Ms. Stayer’s $3 million lead gift launched the campaign to build a 15,000-square-foot, 32-bed shelter on five acres of property in Immokalee.

Designed by Naples architect David Corban, the facility will feature three main areas: a section to accommodate the long-term therapeutic needs of victims of human trafficking; a section to shelter victims of domestic abuse; and a section dedicated to Immokalee outreach. Today, some 67 full and part-time staff members provide services in Naples, Immokalee and Bonita Springs through residential and outreach services, as well as The Shelter Options Shoppe.

7 TIPS FOR STARTING A CONVERSATION ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Leading and collaborating with the community to Prevent, Protect and Prevail over domestic violence and human trafficking through advocacy, empowerment and social change.

Throughout this year and especially in the past couple months, there have been ample opportunities to engage in conversation with friends and family about domestic violence. We believe that everyone has a role in preventing domestic violence; whether it be while watching the Superbowl or the Grammys or hearing your colleagues discuss the movie 50 Shades of Grey, we ask that you do your part by using these moments to engage those around you in a conversation about this issue. Many of us care about preventing intimate partner violence but can feel intimidated about how to get the conversation started. Here are some ideas of how to start a dialogue: • Educate yourself • If you recently learned about domestic violence in one of these ways, you can use this as an introduction. • Ask open ended questions • Use “I” statements • If you feel comfortable, share why this information is important to you. • Interrupt victim blaming • Keep the conversation going

Having these conversations can be uncomfortable at times, but it is a vital part of bringing this topic out of the shadows. You also don’t have to do this alone - call The Shelter at 239.775.3862 and let us know how we can help.

Galas for Charity Magazine wishes to Graciously Thank Vicki and Jimmy Orr and joins with them for proudly caring and standing up for their generous support in promoting and expanding awareness of this important charity who continues to Prevent and Protect women, children and men in our communities. Thank You Vicki and Jimmy.

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OUR MISSION OUR VISION

We envision a community free from domestic violence and human trafficking, where individuals and families can live in safety and peace.

UPCOMING EVENTS Purple Party

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Cavo Lounge

Men’s GADV Tailgate Event

February 13, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm Bay Colony Golf Club, Naples, FL

Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Designer Boutique February 18, 2018 - February 19, 2018 Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, FL

18th Annual Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon February 19, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, FL

Old Bags Luncheon

April 4, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, FL


ROSS SEA EXPEDITION

M/V THE WORLD 2017


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Exterior image of M/V The World during Ross Sea Expedition Photo by © Andrew Peacock/www.footloosefotography.com.

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163°41•421´W at expedition to the the Bay of Whales Ross Sea with our in Antarctica’s Ross Residents, that has Sea. The World taken two years recorded this polar of preparation, we record at 10:41hrs hoped that with the Ship’s time (New right conditions Zealand time) on we might be able 28th January 2017. to reach the ice At the most southerly navigation, M/V The World is a shelf and set a three GPS receivers verify the position of the Ship’s bow. 43,188-ton private new record for the Photo by Rob Suisted/EYOS Expeditions. yacht commanded most southerly by Captain Dag H. Saevik. Carrying navigation. This voyage of more than 145 Residents & Guests and 272 5,000 nautical miles has taken us to Crew adventurers, this is now the the most isolated area of the world. furthest south any vessel has ever “Explorers like Amundsen, sailed. Shackleton and Scott have always The World is currently been driven to explore the furthest undertaking a 22-day expedition boundaries. However, not many of the Ross Sea, including 12 days people get to travel to the end of in Antarctica assisted by EYOS the earth from their own home,” Expeditions led by Rob McCallum. remarked Captain Saevik. Commenting on achieving a new Few vessels have made the record, Captain Dag H. Saevik said, journey to this remote part of “When we designed this remarkable Antarctica. In February 2016, GALAS FOR CHARITY MAGAZINE 18

Heritage Expeditions’ Polar Class Expedition Vessel the Akademik Shokalskiy reported reaching 78°43.971’S. Continued to page 19

Map of M/V The World’s Ross Sea Expedition route


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Sydney, Australia

Kayak, Greenland Expedition

Continued from page 18 Following on from and extensive exploration of New Zealand in February, The World will undertake a three-week expedition through Melanesia to explore the Polynesian, Micronesian and Melanesian cultures. The voyage through Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea is ambitious and will take R&G off the beaten track to islands that have rarely seen a ship. Every opportunity will be seized to go hiking; access cultural performances; dive, snorkel and swim; and seek out unique adventures to ‘bring the destination alive’. In the spring, The World sails to East Asia to explore the energetic cities and ancient cultures of Japan, China and Taiwan. Traversing the Pacific, summertime begins amid

the blue water and tropical islands of Hawaii before venturing up the idyllic California coast to western Canada and up to majestic Alaska. The World then reverses course and heads south to explore the Sea of Cortez and Central America before transiting the infamous Panama Canal. Winter brings a voyage up and down the U.S. east coast, Bermuda’s pink sand beaches and a spectacular New Year’s celebration in the Magic City – Miami, Florida. Throughout the year The World will offer a number of magical Overland Journeys for those wishing to enjoy once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences further inland. On a four-day exploration of the Kaikoura coastline on New Zealand’s South Island, R&Gs will hike mountains, explore Maori culture and swim

with dolphins, before hopping on the Coastal Pacific train to Blenheim to catch a small plane back to Christchurch. They can also experience the best that New Zealand’s North Island has to offer. From the beautiful world-renowned wine region of Hawke’s Bay, R&Gs will fall in love with the white sand beaches, get familiar with the local farming traditions and explore the cool Art Deco town of Napier. The World’s exceptional 2017 Journey exploring the planet’s most exciting and remote destinations offers adventure seekers the ultimate lifestyle – all from the comfort of home on board this extraordinary Ship. To learn more about this unique lifestyle call 954-538-8449 or visit www.aboardtheworld.com.

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About The World Launched in 2002, The World® is the largest privately owned, residential yacht on earth with 165 luxury Residences. Residents from 19 countries and including 142 families own the homes on board the 644ft Ship that circumnavigates the globe every two to three years following an extraordinary itinerary that they select. In-depth expeditions and one-of-a-kind experiences are complemented by worldclass amenities and impeccable service. The average occupancy at any one time is 150-200 Residents & Guests.


CHARITY GALAS An Evening in Paris

Wishmaker’s Ball NAPLES, FL Ball Chairs Brenda and Rick Brown gather everyone who helped adopt a wish to join them on the dance floor for a photo

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Parisian themed evening complete with sidewalk café vignettes, mimes, twinkling lights and bottles of French wine set the mood for the 11th Annual Wishmaker’s Ball which benefitted Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. The Ball, presented by Fidelity Private Wealth Management, was held on Saturday, January 14 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort with several wish children in attendance. Ball chairs, Rick and Brenda Brown of the Brown Realty Group, along with honorary chairs Dr. Thomas Hale and Amy Hale, helped to make the Ball a huge success. The Ball raised $200,000 which will help grant the wishes of 40 local children with lifethreatening medical conditions. Other sponsors helping to make the Ball a success were Arthrex, Seminole Casino Hotel, NeoGenomics Laboratories, and Vein Specialists. Make-A-Wish Southern Florida grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The chapter’s vision is to make every eligible child’s wish come true. For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit www.sfla.wish.org or call 239-992-9474 to get involved. Continue on page 21

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CHARITY GALAS An Affair to Remember... Paul Noble, Master of Ceremonies

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I Choose You? to Jazzman Roget Pontbriand and wife Tammy, celebrating their first wedding anniversary. Celebrated jazz artist Trish O’Brien Cole whose album Out of a Dream with all arrangements by Shelly Berg was a joy to be with us. Owners of In The Light of Led Zeppelin Antonio Bolet, two-time Grammy nominated and Autumn Martini, Bass Guitarist.

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Seven Seas Explorer (L to R) Front: Randall Soy, EVP Sales & Marketing, Regent Seven Seas Cruises; Olga Placeres, CFO, Preferred Travel of Naples; Back row: Jason Montague, President & CEO, Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

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egent Seven Seas Explorer is one of the most highly anticipated cruise ships to debut in years, and is billed as the most luxurious cruise ship ever built which means expectations are high for the ultra-luxury market. Regent built and launched the $450 million, 750-passenger, all-suite vessel last year. The extraordinary features and attention to the smallest details help set the ship apart. No expense was spared in the design and décor of the ship; she features acres of granite and marble, hundreds of chandeliers and 2,500 pieces of art throughout the ship. Frank J. Del Rio, president and CEO of Norwegian Holdings, and his wife spent two and a half years personally selecting the artwork, including masters like Picasso and Chagall to display both in public rooms and top suites. A major art installation is GALAS FOR CHARITY MAGAZINE 27

the cast bronze, two-ton Tibetan prayer wheel that sits outside the entrance of Pacific Rim, the Asian fusion restaurant. It’s hand-made, one-of-a-kind built specifically for the Explorer. Godmother of Seven Seas Explorer, Her Serene Highness Charlene of Monaco, cut the red velvet ribbon which sent a Primat bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne smashing against the hull to officially christen the ship. The gala christening ceremony was held in the beautiful city of Monaco on July 13, 2016 and included a private concert by world-renowned Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli. Olga Placeres, Preferred Travel of Naples CFO, received an invitation to attend the christening and was among the first to sail and experience the all-inclusive luxury of Seven Seas Explorer. Placeres said, “I have traveled the


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world and sailed on many ships, but this was truly magnificent. The gala was so extraordinary, I felt like a princess going to a ball.� Placeres sailed along with other top travel and Regent Seven Seas executives on a roundtrip cruise from Monaco. A favorite highlight for Placeres was a hands-on cooking class in the Culinary Arts Kitchen with Executive Chef Kathryn Kelly. The Explorer is an all-suite ship with 375 spacious suites starting with Veranda Suites which boasts 300-square-feet including a balcony, king bed, walk-in closet, double sinks, showers and separate soaking tubs. The crown jewel of suites on the Explorer is the spectacular Regent Suite with 4,443 squarefoot expanse that includes two bedrooms, two and one-half baths, one with a hot tub, private

in-suite spa with sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, Steinway grand piano, private solarium, $150,000 hand-made king-sized Savoir bed, a personal butler, a private car and driver in each port and much more. The cuisine aboard the Explorer is exceptional and personifies luxury dining at its best. Compass Rose is the main dining room and flagship restaurant of the fleet; the menu features versatile Continental cuisine. Outstanding alternate restaurants include Pacific Rim with Pan-Asian creations such as lobster tempura; Chartreuse featuring a classic French menu with a modern twist; and Prime 7, a true classic steakhouse with the feel of an iconic membersonly club. No matter where you choose to dine, the cuisine and service are elevated to the highest level of luxury. GALAS FOR CHARITY MAGAZINE 28


REGENT SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER Continued from page 28

But more than being the most lavish, glamorous ship ever built, it is the all-inclusive amenities and the quality of the experienced staff and the high level of service they provide that sets this beauty apart from the other new builds. From the extremely knowledgeable destination staff to the grill chef who prepares

the perfect embarkation hot dog -- everyone is accommodating, friendly, and is genuinely interested in making your Explorer experience the best in cruising. For more information: Preferred Travel of Naples, Inc. 800-523-3716 or please visit www. preferrednaples.com. GALAS FOR CHARITY MAGAZINE 29


CHARITY GALAS Latchkey League Presents

Aaron and Tennile Sevigny

Fire& Ice NAPLES, FL

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Cindy and Ed Stegermann

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Richard Jensen and Roberta Patton

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n elegant benefit presented by the Latchkey League took place on January 17 at a private club in Naples. Ladies arrived in silver, red and white gowns along with gentlemen in black tie for an evening to benefit the Latchkey children of Collier County. Guests dined on a multi-course dinner while being entertained by one

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of Naples newest and trendiest ensembles, Tango S.V. P. Silent auction highlights included celebrity dinners, art pieces and unique experiences. The Latchkey League was founded in 2013 by Myra Janco Daniels . Daniels responded to the plight of some 10,300 + school children in Collier County who come home to a empty house. Together with a group of generous and Continue on page 31


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(L to R) Roger and Paula Baker, Cynthia Gumpert, Barbara Roy, Dr. Bob Greene

(L to R) Sheila and tim Zellers, Belinda and Wayne Mitchell

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New Horizon Children’s Choir

motivated men and women, Mrs. Daniels formed the Latchkey League. a 501c3 providing grants to organizations helping latchkey kids.

Guests enjoying the Heads and Tail game

The mission is to support and provide educational, cultural and recreational services to children in the greater Naples area who are in

need of after school supervision and activities, and to promote educational development for their future. Twelve additional benefit

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parties take place throughout the year. More information can be found on the website wwwlatchkeyleague. org.


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With countless details to consider and tie together, superior interior design requires a talent for multi-tasking. Janet takes on a variety of roles, stressing individual details while considering the overall aesthetic: “You have to have a complete vision,� she observes. The comprehensiveness ensures highly personal and refined results. Whether working on traditional, transitional or contemporary projects, Janet strives for originality and beauty, plying her experience and creativity while taking cues from a slew of often-overlooked sources. Practicing interior design out of Naples since the early 1980’s, Janet has seen numerous trends come and go. The goal remains creating a better interior that the client could imagine; timeless, intelligent, and novel, never settling for status quo. Her residential projects include homes for high-profile clients throughout the United States and Europe. Bilotti is a professional member of ASID, NCIDQ qualified and maintains registered FL ID license #11 and FL IB license #770


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including being featured in Florida Architect Magazine, Midwest Express Magazine and Audio/Video Interiors. In addition, the firm’s projects have been featured on several television shows, including HGTV’s Top Ten series and The Learning Channel’s (TLC) Dream Living. Galas for Charity Magazine proudly presents this contemporary classic home design created by H. Allen Holmes to showcase the client’s extensive collection of sculptures and paintings. The rooms are uncluttered to maximize a sense of space and give the art breathing room. This attention to detail is the signature of H. Allen Holmes. This award winning interior designer gives generously of his time to explore the specific tastes and interests of each of his clients, ensuring a home designed specifically

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The Great Castles

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ravelers looking for a lesson in French history, art history and architecture will find all three at the Palace of Fontainebleau. The medieval castle and later chateau, located 34 miles (55km) southeast of central Paris, was the home to French monarchs from Louis VIII through Napoleon III. Fontainebleau is currently a national museum and UNISCO World Heritage Site. One of the largest French royal chateaux, It is the only royal imperial chateau to have been inhabited for two centuries. The earliest record of a fortified castle dates back to 1137. A model of beauty and gilding, Fontainebleau boasts more than 1,500 rooms on 130 acres of parkland and gardens. abundant game and many springs in the surrounding forest made the palace a favorite residence and hunting lodge of the kings of France. Each ruler made improvements through new buildings or new decorations; the results are evident in the different architectural and decorative styles on display, including gilded carvings, frescoes, tapestries, intricate wood carvings, panting and famous paintings.

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The palace’s famous horseshoe shaped staircase, was added during the reign of Louis XIII (1601-1643). The most spectacular of transformations occurring during the Renaissance. Francis I (1494-1547) built the entrance, Ballroom and Saint Santorini Chapel during this time. One part of the English Garden — The Garden of Pines — dates back to him. It was during the late French Renaissance that the decoration of the Palace of Fontainebleau engaged some of the finest Italian and French artist and craftsmen. The style of painting and decoration they created is known as the School of Fontainebleau, covering a period from 1530-1610. In 1531, Florentine Artist Rosso Fiorentino was invited by Francis I to work on the palace interior. He was joined the following year by countryman Francesco Primaticcio, who recommended Niccolo dell’Abbate, who was invited to France by Henry II (1519-1559) in 1552. Additional artists include Franco-Italian Sculptor-Etcher Juste de Juste, Luca Penni, Italian Furniture-maker Francisco Scibec da Carpi and Continued on page 44

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The Medieval Castle Fontainebleau is filled with Art Masterpieces, Jewelry, Gold and Silver including Weapons and Tapestries mostly with works of Art by Italian Artists.

The Castle of Fontainebleau Continued from page 43 Italian Sculptor-Goldsmith-Silversmith Benvenuto Cellini. The works of these men, members of the “First School of Fontainebleau,” are marked by an extensive use of stucco and frescoes, and an elaborate system of allegories and mythological iconography. Work inside the palace was abandoned from 1584-1594. When Henry IV (1367-1413) ascended the throne, he undertook a renovation of the buildings using artists Ambrose Dubois, Toussaint Dubrevil and Martin Freminet, who are sometimes referred to as the “Second School of Fontainebleau”. During this time, the palace became more of a king’s house and the home of the dauphins. He is responsible for the brick and stonework facing The Garden of Diana. The large pond next to the palace was made during his reign as well, and used for boating parties by members of the Court, and providing fish for dinner and the amusement of guests, who are said to have fed them. From the seventh to the end of the 18th century, the garden was in the Italian ad then French formal style, with straight paths, rectangular Continued on page 45 GALAS FOR CHARITY MAGAZINE 44


The Castle of Fontainebleau Continued from page 44 flower beds, flowerbeds centered on the fountains and decorated with statues, ornamental plants and citrus trees in pots. During the reign of Napoleon I (17691821), it was transformed into a landscape garden in the English style, with winding paths and picturesque groupings of trees. The Garden of Diana was enlarged during the reign of Louis Philippe, and opened to the pubic after the downfall of Napoleon III (1808-1873). The fountain in the center was made by master Italian fountain-maker Tommaso Francini, whose work includes the Medici Fountain in Paris’ Jardin de Luxemborg. The bronze statue of Diana, goddess of the hunt, was made by the Keller Brothers in 1684. Sculptures of hunting dogs and deer around the fountain were made be Pierre Biard. Louis XIV (1638-1715) spent more time at Fontainebleau than any other monarch, with the majority of them modifications he made to the exterior, rather then interior. The small octagonal house on an island in the center of the lake, Pavillon de l’tang was added during the Continued on page 46

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The Castle of Fontainebleau Continued from page 45 reign of Louis XIV (then rebuilt under Napoleon I, and decorated with his initial).

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ouis XV (1710-1774) remodeled the south wing of the White Horse courtyard, constructed the Great Pavillon and installed the King’s Staircase, .doubling the size of the Gallery of Francis I leading out to the Garedn of Diana, outfitting the New Council Hall, and lining the royal bedchambers with boiserie. The interiors of the Palace of Fontainebleau experienced a major change in style between 1750 and 1754, when architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel built a new residential wing and apartments for Louis XV and the Queen, known today as the Petits Apartments. Louis XVI (1754-1793) continued the decoration work, most notably in the Turkish Cabinet, game room and arabesque-style boudoir of the Queen. Until the eve of the Revolution, France offered many of the best examples of interior design. Napoleon I created a new suite of rooms and transformed the King’s bedroom into his Throne Room, which remains in Continued on page 47 GALAS FOR CHARITY MAGAZINE 46


The Castle of Fontainebleau Continued from page 46 its original state with original furniture to this day. The throne room is the most spectacular room in the apartment, with silks and brocades that have been enriched with decorations of gold bee and other neoclassic symbols. The rooms used by the monarch are long the best existing examples of the Empire style. The following words can be used to describe the Palace of Fontainebleau: Royalty, aristocratic history, pure gold, and magnificence.

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ABOUT YOUTH HAVEN Providing solutions that create a circle of support for Southwest Florida’s children, families and community.

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ages 6-17 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Children coming to Youth Haven are severely traumatized and in crisis. Youth Haven is an immediate lifeline of safety, love and compassion for innocent children in crisis and first step in a

long journey back to trust, confidence and joy. Youth Haven provides four programs: The Child and Family Counseling Center, The Emergency Shelter, The Family Support and Prevention Services and the Homeless and Runaway Youth Program.

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Founded in 1972, Youth Haven provides services to more than 2,400 children and family members annually, is fully-accredited by the nationallyrecognized Council on Accreditation (COA), a member agency of the United Way of Collier County and Naples Children & Education Foundation beneficiary. Youth Haven has been in continuous operation for more than 40 years.

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5867 Whitaker Road Naples, Florida 34112-2963 Phone: (239) 774-2904 Fax: (239) 774-0801 www.youthhavenswfl.org

EVENTS Back to School Donation Drive June 10 - August 19 Youth Haven, Naples, FL 34112

Make a difference in a child’s life and get involved with Youth Haven! We have a variety of volunteer opportunities. Email angela.navarro@youthhavenswfl. org for more information. • Youth Haven Art Program • Youth Haven Pantry Program • Youth Haven Campus Organization Program • Specialized Group Volunteering Projects • Youth Haven Administrative Support • Youth Haven Events

Donate It is through the continued generosity of our partners that we are able to ensure that traumatized children in our community are cared for and provided with the essential healing, nurturing, and guidance needed to build a foundation of success and a chance at a brighter future.

Career Opportunities Thank you for your interest in joining our team of dedicated professionals working together to provide a safe and therapeutic haven for children in crisis and to educate, support, and strengthen families in an effort to prevent abuse and keep children safe in their own homes.

WHAT WE DO Youth Haven offers a safe harbor for traumatized abused, neglected, and homeless children.

Numerous community sources refer children for shelter at Youth Haven including child protective services, courts, families needing respite, or even the children themselves. However, the solution to their problems is not 4th Annual Uncorked simply providing temporary shelter. It is providing youth with the resources November 10 they need to improve their resiliency so that they may grow into happy, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm healthy, productive adults. Mediterra Beach Club, Naples The solution also requires providing intervention to families who simply may not have the skills to successfully parent the child. Finally, the solution includes helping the child find a safe and secure connection with their family or a responsible, caring adult. Youth Haven Galas for Charity Magazine wishes to Graciously Thank Vicki and Jimmy Orr provides these solutions through programs that and joins with them for proudly caring and standing up for promoting and expanding create a circle of support, producing real and awareness of this devoted charity, who works tirelessly to transform, impact and lasting change for children, families and the change the lives of the children and families in our local communities. community. Thank You Vicki and Jimmy.

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WS TREFETHEN Reopens

Historic Winery on Eve of

50th Anniversary

John and Janet Trefethen.

Historic Winery one day after earthquake.

Newly Restored Historic Winery. Photo Credit Adrian Gregorutti.

Trefethen Winery in 1915.

Inside Trefethen Historic Winery. Photo Credit Adrian Gregorutti.

New Visitor Center. Photo Credit Adrian Gregorutti.

Katie and Gene Trefethen, 1970s.

One of Napa’s Most Historic Wine Families Looks to the Future after a two and a half year renovation.

Janet Trefethen with Tenaya.

Guests sample wines in Villa Trefethen.

Hailey and Janet accept the BRIT Award.

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refethen Family Vineyards, located in the heart of the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, has uncorked a new chapter in its rich history. In May, Trefethen reopened the doors of its iconic winery, now fully restored from damage caused by the devastating 6.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked

Trefethen Award Winning Wines.

Napa in August 2014. This heralds the dawn of a new era for the family owned and operated estate. 2018 will mark Trefethen Family Vineyards’ 50th Anniversary. Winery founders John and Janet Trefethen are excited about the path ahead, including increasing roles for the brother and sister team of Lorenzo and Hailey Trefethen.

Known for their estate grown Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Trefethen has been an influential presence in the Napa Valley for a half century. Now, with their winery restored to its former glory and an expansion of their curated wine tastings available to visitors, Trefethen Family Vineyards is ready for the next 50 years.

The Historic Winery As one of Napa’s only surviving wooden wineries from the 19th century, Trefethen’s distinctive pumpkincolored structure is truly one of a kind. Designed by the leading California winery architect of the 1800s, Hamden McIntyre, it was awarded a listing on the National Register of

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Historic Places in 1987 and has been lovingly restored by the Trefethen family twice, once soon after they acquired it in 1968, and once more over the last two and a half years, following the 2014 earthquake. The recent work includes a full seismic retrofit with new wood Continued on page 51


Cabernet Block planted in 2000.

Sunrise over the vineyard.

Continued from page 50 reinforcing the existing walls and a steel moment frame adding further strength. The look and feel of the building, however, is still authentic 19th-century, maintaining the original floor plan and beautiful redwood siding throughout. The first floor is dedicated to the aging of their estate wines in barrel. The second floor features additional barrel storage and a new tasting area, with a stunning view of the estate vineyards. Under soaring ceilings, visitors will savor this piece of Napa Valley’s history, as they taste some of the stellar wines that have been made within the walls of this historic landmark.

The Trefethen Family - Hailey, John, Janet and Loren with Tenaya. Photo Credit to Bob McClenahan.

A Look Back As one of Napa’s founding families, the Trefethens helped shape Napa into what it is today. In 1968, when Eugene and Catherine Trefethen acquired the property, much of the valley was planted to fruit and nut orchards or dedicated to pasture for cattle. The development of Trefethen’s estate vineyards, led by Katie and Gene’s son, John, was remarkable - one of the first major plantings of grapes in the valley since Prohibition. When John and his new

Ripe Chardonnay clusters ready for harvest.

Pinot Noir before harvest.

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bride, Janet, began making wine, there were fewer than 30 wineries in the Napa Valley. Even as they built their own enterprise, Janet and John were instrumental in the formation and development of some of the institutions that would go on to support Napa Valley’s growing success, including the Napa Valley Cooking Class, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers and the Napa Valley Vintners. A true trailblazer, Janet Trefethen traveled tirelessly, a woman selling premium wine from a small part of Northern California when the wine industry was mostly male and fine wine almost exclusively French. For more than ten years after Trefethen’s inaugural release, Janet personally visited every restaurant and wine shop interested in purchasing Trefethen wines, meeting the owners before determining if she would sell wine to them. Back at the vineyard, John was focused on the grapes and the wines and his efforts were soon rewarded in the biggest way imaginable. In 1979, the French declared the 1976 Trefethen Chardonnay “The Best Chardonnay in the World” at the Gault Millau Wine Olympics in Paris. Along with the famous Judgment of Paris, these results catapulted Napa Valley onto the world stage.


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MARINELA IVANOVA Certified Sommelier, Beverage Manager

The World

Bordeaux Night

Marinela Ivanova, Beverage Manager

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arinela Ivanova is Beverage Manager for The World, the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth. Ms. Ivanova, a certified Sommelier, is responsible for the beverage program on board which includes a wine list with over 900 labels handpicked from 18 countries, a wine cellar with a collection of 16,000 bottles, an extensive sake selection of 44 labels, a contemporary cocktail program, and a top tier spirits selection of over 300 labels. Routed in a company-wide philosophy of delivering on each Resident’s individual preferences, Ms. Ivanova notes that The World carries the favorite wines, spirits, and sakes of every Resident. She and her team “bring the destination alive” for Residents by featuring cocktails and other beverages that use infused spirits or that incorporate regional ingredients, some discovered during her visits to local farmers’ markets. Ms. Ivanova also organizes exclusive visits for Resident wine lovers to iconic wine producers

Marinela Ivanova hosting the Champagne Bar, Penola Strait

which are typically closed to the general public. While designing these trips, she looks for unique, one-of-a-kind and authentic experiences. Instead of being received in a tasting room, Residents will enjoy an exclusive cellar and vineyard visit, often in the owner’s home, where the owner or winemaker will perform the tasting. A few of the private events that Ms. Ivanova has arranged for Residents of The World include dinner at Château Margaux in

Bordeaux, France, and visits to Torbreck Wines in Barossa Valley, South Australia, Antinori Guado Al Tasso of Firenze, Italy, and Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos, situated in the Upper Douro region near Tua, Portugal. Ms. Ivanova’s career in hospitality extends over 20 years, 15 of which have been spent at sea. She joined The World as Sommelier in 2008 and was promoted to Head Sommelier in 2009. Ms. Ivanova has held the position of Beverage

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Manager since December 2012. Prior to joining The World, she was Head Sommelier for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and Head Bar and Wine Stewardess for the German cruise ship MS Berlin. Before heading to sea, Ms. Ivanova was at Schlosshotel Buehlerhoehe, voted the number one hotel in Germany by Michelin for five consecutive years. Ms. Ivanova is a graduate of the University of Economics in Varna, Bulgaria, and holds a Sommelier Diploma from the German Wine School in Koblenz. She is currently working toward a Diploma in Wine and Spirits in the Wine Academy of Rust, Austria, a subsidiary of WSET British Wine and Spirit Education Trust. She is fluent in German, Russian, English and Bulgarian. Her position aboard The World allows Ms. Ivanova to nurture her two greatest passions -travelling the world and discovering wine and other beverages in the countries The World visits. Ms. Ivanova also enjoys spending her holidays exploring wine regions around the world.


Q&A

We Asked Marinela... 1. What is new for Wine Lovers - new Vintners we should be watching for?

The world of wine is very dynamic, there new producers and wine regions are constantly emerging. The wine culture continues to spread and touches countries where wine was not part of the life style of the local population (Asia for example). In my opinion the wine drinker of 21st century prefers to drink less but better. In addition, many producers and buyers are embracing the “back to the nature” philosophy and use organic and biodynamic techniques for wine making and wine growing. We have no choice if we want to preserve the planet for the future generations. So, as a wine lover I try to educate myself on all these new trends and look for high quality wines, made with native grape varietals and sustainable practices.

2. How do I know the Best Wine to be paired with my Dinner/Appetizer/Desert?

Well, there are some basic rules of course. These are matching power with power, intensity with intensity, texture with texture, flavour with flavor and of course regional pairings. Let’s say we serve a

Wine Vault with a collection of 16,000 wine bottles

simple piece of grilled beef. The grilling process intensifies the flavors, so it is best to work with wines that have intense aromas. However we still need to consider the texture. If we work with a more delicate and soft fillet steak, we would pair it with a medium bodied Pinot Noir, with silky tannins. Should the cut be a more firm and rich rib eye we need to work with a full-bodied red wine from the varietals Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, or Malbec, for example. The latter are bolder, with firmer tannins. It is always a good idea to match the wines and the foods of the same region.

3. How are the Point Systems for Wine derived?

There is the old European system where the highest score is 20 points (used very much in France and by the famous critic Jancis Robinson). The more widely spread 50-100 point scale was introduced by the most influential wine critic of all times, Mr. Robert Parker. In both systems the higher the score the better the wine. Irrelevant of what system is used, the wine lover needs to know how the wines are compared with their peers. For example, a 95 Points Bordeaux AOC is not better that 90 Points Bordeaux Premier Grand Cru Classé.

4. What is Marinela’s favorite Wine and why?

Marinella barrel tasting at Vina Montes, Chile

Photo by Richard C. Edwards

My favourite wine is the one that is well crafted, reflects its terroir and tells the story of its origin. Ideally, it is of high quality, made with local grape varietals, showcasing the traditional wine making techniques of the region where it is made. It could be a great Napa Cabernet, Mendoza Malbec and any wine from the classic old world region like Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rioja etc.

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CHARITY GALAS Cleveland Clinic Florida’s

Reflections of Versailles Ball...

Raised More than $1.35 Million Karen and Chris Watkins

Dr. Toby Cosgrove and Sydell Miller

Julie and Michael Connors

Table setting

Life size angel.

Dr. Wael Barsoum and Robert Tomsich

Nancy and Gene Beard

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Peter and Pam Dupuis PALM BEACH, FL

early 550 supporters of Cleveland Clinic Florida walked through a reimagined hall of mirrors set against twinkling ivy hedges reminiscent of the famous Parisian formal gardens as they arrived for the “Reflections of Versailles” Ball held Saturday, February 25 at Mar-a-Lago.

Mark Stefanski and Vanessa Rooks-Stefanski

Tom and Mary Gilbane

(L to R) Diann Scaravilli, K.K. Sullivan, Mickey Beyer

Mindy and Bob Rich

Norman and Nassrine Traverse

Kathryn and Leo Vecellio

Rick and Rita Case

Chairwomen Mickey Beyer, Diann Scaravilli and K.K. Sullivan were the architects behind this one-of-a-kind event that also featured formal garden seating on the lawn adjacent to the ballroom and incredible statues, both living and stone. Proceeds from the 2017 Ball will be used to ensure that the best cardiology care is available in Palm Beach County. Cleveland Clinic Florida’s cardiology presence in

Palm Beach County has significantly expanded with the addition of seven cardiologists and one interventionalist with privileges at JFK, JFK North and Good Samaritan. Funds will be used to enhance Cleveland Clinic Florida’s cardiology practices with leading-edge technology and heart services to bring world-class cardiology care to our community. Sydell L. Miller served as Ball Grand Honorary Chairwoman

and Patrick M. Park Honorary Chairman. Vice Chairwomen were Linda Adelson, Vanessa Beyer, Paula Butler, Julie Connors, Connie Frankino, Mary Gilbane, Karol Hamel, Beth Lang, Madeleine Parker and Kathryn Vecellio. For more information, please contact Stephanie Miragliotta at (561) 804-0264 or visit www. clevelandclinicflorida.org/ palmbeachball.

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The Art of the Wedding ...most Luxurious Wedding Memory


Photos by Tonya Malay Photography

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The Ritz Carlton Resorts OF NAPLES

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The Wedding of Your Dreams

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he Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples, which includes the beach resort with stunning Gulf of Mexico views and the golf resort offering breathtaking fairway views, provide picturesque backdrops for wedding ceremonies and celebrations alike. The two magnificent resorts provide a seamless experience from start to finish when it comes to planning your dream wedding with on-site wedding specialists and access to a 10,000 square foot warehouse where all florals, audio visual, decor and more are produced and designed on property. The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples also offer delectable culinary offerings to meet the needs and expectations of every palate. At The Ritz-Carlton, Naples and Naples Golf, each wedding is unique, elegant and expressive of the couple for whom it celebrates whether indoors, on the sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico or overlooking the serene golf course landscape. While at the resorts, wedding couples and guests can unwind and celebrate together by relaxing on the beautiful beach, experience pampering treatments in one of Southwest Florida’s most elegant spas, sip cocktails while taking in the breathtaking Naples sunsets and much more throughout their stay. For more information visit our website www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/naples or call (239) 598-3300. Photo by Tonya Malay Photography

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our special day will come to life within the beautiful grounds of Mandarin Oriental, Miami located on the private island of Brickell Key. From a chic sunset beach ceremony on our new event space, Brickell Beach, with views overlooking the bay and city-skyline, to a traditional formal gala, coupled with world-class cuisine, Mandarin Oriental, Miami will provide an unforgettable experience for you and your loved one.

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Photo by Erica Melissa

With Weddings and Honeymoons by Mandarin Oriental, couples who wed at our hotel receive a complimentary honeymoon night and other special benefits at another Mandarin Oriental hotel in the Group. During the planning process as well as on the day, we will tend to your every need, using our years of experience, trusted partnerships and commitment to excellence. When you choose Mandarin Oriental, Miami as the setting for your wedding or event, you choose a venue with effortless style, excellent service and fabulous facilities. For more information visit www.mandarinoriental.com or call (305) 913 3834. Photo by Erica Melissa

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Art and Artists of the World


Treasure Trail 30x48w

Monets Mats of Nasturtiums 40x40

T H E A R T O F H E N R I E T TA M I L A N . . .

Terraced Tuscan Hillside 30x30

Extravagant Country Life 48x48

Angel in Claudes Domain 36x24

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Henrietta’s work is known worldwide with paintings in Indonesia, Switzerland, Czech Republic, New Zealand and Japan. Giving back to her community is something Henrietta feels strongly about. She is personally active with several charitable organizations, and gives to countless others. WORLD ARTIST

Henrietta Milan – SINCE 1963

FORT WORTH, TX and NAPLES, FL

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merican Impressionist, Henrietta Milan, was born in Woodstock, Illinois to parents of Czechoslovakian and Polish decent. Growing up in Chicago, Milan studied at Gage Park High School and DePaul University. Later after moving to Texas, she attended the University of Texas at Austin. Henrietta currently resides in Texas with Jerry, her husband of 53 years. Henrietta is greatly influenced by her extensive European travels observing french impressionism at the Louvre, the Musee D’Orsay and especially in Giverny, France, the home of Claude Monet. Her reverence for Monet frequently manifests itself in her paintings… her personal homage to him. She has displayed the intuitive talent and drive needed to fully develop her skills as a self-taught artist. Henrietta uses only a palette knife to create canvases rich with texture. The viewer wishes to touch the painting’s

Top: Love Affair A 18x36

surface to “read” the almost sculptural quality of the paint. Her fascination of light and color

Center: Splendor and Majesty of Monet 20x60

are used to create beautiful paintings, filled with life and movement in the tradition of the im-

pressionist masters. A career of coaching and competing in gymnastics seems to have contributed

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Bottom: Lily 129 18x36

to the actual physical presence of her works. Energy emanates from each canvas. Her images

Henrietta Milan

flow easily off the canvas and eagerly into the viewer’s imagination. Her favorite subjects are frolicking children, florals and serene gardens. Henrietta first opened her home studio to the public in 1979 - shortly after, she began showing in local galleries. It didn’t take long for her popularity to spread, sending her work coast to coast. Presently she shows in select fine galleries across the country. Milan Gallery in Fort Worth is Henrietta’s home gallery. She paints from photographs and images she creates. Often photographs from one or two photo sessions will provide enough subject matter for a year. She does not paint on location, because she likes the comfort of her home studio where she can be close to family. She prefers personally choosing the subject matter for her works, however, she does commission work. Henrietta’s work is known worldwide with paintings in Indonesia, Switzerland, Czech Republic, New Zealand and Japan. Continued on page 100


T H E PA I N T I N G S OF

Isabelle Beuttell Dayton AWA R D W I N N I N G A RT I S T

It is time to speak of roses and pomegranates, and of the ocean where the pearls are made of language and vision and of the invisible ladders which are different for each person that lead to the infinite places where trees murmur among themselves. — Jalal ad Rumi, 13th century Persian poet and mystic

Top: Ocean View 36 X 48 Bottom Left: Slow Waters 34 X 44 Bottom Right: Waterlilies 36 X 48

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(As described by John Mendelsohn)

For Isabelle Beuttell Dayton, painting is an act of faith in the visual world. Painting affirms the primacy and splendor of the here and now. And it makes visual the belief that human beings are truly at home when they are in the natural world. Isabelle (as she is known professionally) creates a heightened realism which combines a crystalline clarity with a well-honed sense of visual theater. Light bathes the world with a sensual and psychological immediacy. Like the Impressionists Monet, Renoir, and Morrisot, upon whom she draws inspiration, Isabelle paints with an opulent palette of broken color, depicting the effect of sunlight on the surfaces of objects. Isabelle celebrates a world which provides both painter and subject an abundance of such simple pleasures. Over the past twenty-five years Isabelle Beuttell Dayton has developed her personal style of realism. She studied at Finch College in New York, as well as with a number of private teachers. The range of lsabelle’s work includes beach scenes, gardens, and landscapes in both oil and pastel. She has concentrated on groups of figures in nature, particularly by the sea, and has created many family and individual commissions in this setting. Her work has been shown in many solo and group exhibitions, and is included in numerous corporate and private collections. Isabelle Beuttell Dayton paintings can be found at the Meghan Candler Gallery, Vero Beach, Florida. 772.234.8811. Top: Middle Left: Middle Right: Bottom Left: Bottom Right: GALAS FOR CHARITY MAGAZINE 73

Calm Reflections 48 X 60 In the Poppy Fields 24 X 30 Almond Tree Path 48 X 60 Garden Enchantment 30 X 30 Light Path 20 X 20


Home of the Baker Museum

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he Baker Museum, the visual arts center of the Artis— Naples campus, occupies three-stories and 30,000 square feet. It boasts 15 galleries, a glass dome conservatory, and a resource room. The center also includes four art galleries and two sculpture gardens. With a mission to inspire creativity and awaken curiosity, The Baker Museum strives to be a visual arts resource for people of all ages and backgrounds with a special emphasis on the contributions of modern and contemporary artists. The Museum’s great art greets you at the entrance gates, which were designed by renowned metal artist Albert Paley. Its Persian Ceiling was created by popular glass artist Dale Chihuly.

Providing in-depth exhibitions of worldclass artwork and opportunities for educational engagement, The Baker Museum

The Olga Hirshhorn Collection

invites you to begin your cultural adventure today. An exciting line-up of exhibitions is on their calendar for the 2018 season.

Artis—Naples is located at 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples, Florida. More information is available at their website, http://artisnaples.org

The Pursuit of Abstraction

Top Left: Willem de Kooning (Dutch-American, 1904-1997) Abstract Woman 1966, Pastel on paper, 18 x 10 inches Top Right: Elsie Dorey Upham (American, b. 1907) Olga Hirshhorn 1979, Acrylic on canvas, 35 1/4 x 31 1/2 inches

Top Left: Mabel Álvarez (American, 1891–1985) Silent Places c. 1929, Oil on board, 14 1/4 x 15 3/4 inches

Bottom Left: Sonia Delaunay (French, 1885-1979) Costume Simultané # 121 1916, Graphite and watercolor on paper, 10 3/4 x 6 1/8 inches

In commemoration of Olga Hirshhorn’s legacy, this exhibition celebrates the collection she has left to The Baker Museum for this community to enjoy. Works by some of the foremost modern European and American artists such as Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning and Georgia O’Keeffe will be on view. The exhibition examines recurring themes in Hirshhorn’s collection including the friendships she and her husband, Joseph, maintained with prominent artists as well as their eclectic collecting practice. Important loans from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will complement the works on view. September 6, 2016 – July 23, 2017

Top Rightt: Georgia Engelhard (American, 1906–1986) Untitled 1926–1938, Oil on board, 37 x 30 1/2 inches Bottom Left: Agnes Pelton (American, b. Germany, 1881–1961) Radiance c. 1929, Oil on canvas, 20 3/4 x 23 inches

In the first half of the 20th century, when science and philosophy fostered an understanding of the world defined by objectivity, materialism and reason, many artists cultivated new forms of spiritual expression that resisted these secular currents. The Pursuit of Abstraction draws on the fine and decorative art holdings of the Wolfsonian–FIU, the Jeri L. Wolfson Collection, and the promised gift from the Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection of Decorative and Propaganda Arts to present works that invoke spiritual crisis and renewal as central to the modern experience. May 13 – July 23, 2017 Galas for Charity Magazine Graciously Thanks Lauren Fowlkes, Luxury Highrise Specialist for proudly underwriting the Artis-Naples Baker Museum Visual Arts page

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Own Your Own Chihuly “Glass is a very magical material, it allows light to go through it because it’s transparent. . . . It’s like looking at light itself, and that’s true with water,” — Dale Chihuly

Atlantis Persian Studio Edition The 2017 Atlantis Persian Studio Edition, The entire form is wrapped in brilliant shades of green and transparent blue. $5,000

Rose Blush Macchia Studio Edition Rose Blush Macchia, a 2017 Studio Edition, The sculpture’s vitality emerges from the brilliant, variegated spots of orange and red pigments. $6,000

Golden Topaz Basket Studio Edition The 2017 Chihuly Workshop Studio Edition Golden Topaz Basket, Two honey-gold vessels constitute this intimate sculpture. $ 6,500

Dale Chihuly’s signature is engraved on each handblown work, and each piece is accompanied by a book specific to the artwork’s series as well as a custom-designed vitrine to display and protect the work. For more information please call The Baker Museum Store 239-254-2646

Byzantine Blue Persian Studio Edition Byzantine Blue Persian, a 2017 Studio Edition, is the first Chihuly Workshop Persian edition composed of three individual elements. $7,500


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MUSEUM

Discover The Dali

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here has never been a place like The Dalí Museum. This magnificent building, located on the waterfront in the heart of beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, is home to an unparalleled collection of renowned artist Salvador Dalí’s finest works – from iconic melting clocks to imaginative visual illusions and avant-garde symbols. The Dalí stands as a cultural beacon in the Tampa Bay area and is consistently rated by Trip Advisor as “the #1 attraction in St. Petersburg. The Dalí Museum features more than 2,000 Salvador Dalí works consisting of oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures and objets d’art. It is the largest collection of Dalí’s work outside of Spain, and one of the most acclaimed collections of a single modern artist in the world. The Dalí is the first and only museum in the Southeastern United States to be recognized internationally by the Michelin Guide with a three-star rating. The building is itself a work of art, featuring 1,062 triangular-shaped glass panels – the only structure of its kind in North America. Nicknamed “the Enigma,” it provides an unprecedented view of St. Petersburg’s picturesque waterfront.

The Hallucinogenic Toreador, 1969-70, oil on canvas. The Basket of Bread, 1926, oil on panel. Daddy Longlegs of the Evening – Hope!, 1940, oil on canvas. Worldwide rights ©Salvador Dalí. Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí (Artists Rights Society), 2017 / In the USA ©Salvador Dalí Museum, Inc. St. Petersburg, FL 2017.

The Dalí is a one-of-a-kind destination that you simply have to experience for yourself—alone or with family and friends. Explore the inspiring architecture, taste authentic Spanish cuisine in the Museum’s Café Gala, shop the

largest collection of Dalí-inspired merchandise in the world, play, wander and quench your curiosity for all that is Salvador Dalí and beyond. Open seven days a week. Tickets include admission to all galleries including special

exhibits, plus free audio guides and scheduled public docent tours, and access to our gardens, theater and children’s activity room. For more information visit www.TheDali.org or call 727.823.3767.

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CHARITY The Compassion of Collier County RANKED “NO. 1” IN FLORIDA “NO. 13” NATIONWIDE

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NAPLES, FL

he compassion of Collier County was captured years ago by the sad plight of lost, injured and abandoned pets, and concerned citizens formed an organization to care for the area’s homeless pets. In 1960, that organization was formalized as The Humane Society of Naples (HSN). Its volunteers kept stray dogs, cats and small animals in their homes and garages until HSN’s first shelter and adoption center opened in March 1963. In July 2010, the Human Society of Naples opened a $4.5 million state-of-the-art shelter and adoption center. Its first-ever Satellite Adoption Center opened at Coastland Center Mall in the fall of 2011. Today, the center houses a no-kill pet shelter, adoption center and veterinary clinic.

The mission of the Humane Society Naples is to shelter animals in times of need, locate lifelong homes and promote responsible pet ownership through education, legislation and sterilization.

Humane Animal Clinic

A full-service veterinary clinic offers teeth cleaning, check-ups and surgeries, including low- and no-cost spay and neutering services. Every pet adopted from HSN has been sterilized to help prevent pet over-population. More than 8,000 pets were treated at the clinic in 2016, with over 2,500 spay and neuter procedures performed. Veterinary Clinic hours of operation are: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays – 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The facility is closed on Sundays.

The Adoption Center

The Adoption Center is the heartbeat of the Human Society of Naples. In 2016, the shelter rescued and adopted 3,264 pets into forever, loving homes. The goal for 2017 is to increase the number of orphaned pets to 5,000.

Outreach Programs

Adoption Center hours are: Tuesdays and Thursdays – 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The facility is closed on Mondays.

Numerous outreach programs in schools and the community that promote responsible pet ownership are also conducted by HSN. The shelter also participates in veterinary shelter/clinic outreach programs, such as the ASPCA Shelter Guidelines Series, the HSUS Animal Care Expo and the Best Friends Animal Society Conference & Workshops, to incorporate researchbased guidelines that will help meet the physical, medical and behavioral needs of the animals.

Foster Parent Program

Humane Society Events

A foster parent program for shelter pets that need temporary care has been established to provide temporary care outside the shelter environment.

The annual Pet Lovers Gala is the major event of the HSN’s social season, attended by a

Galas for Charity Magazine Wishes to Graciously Thank Janet Bilotti, Interior Designer of Janet Bilotti Interiors, Inc. for helping to increase the Public Awareness for the Humane Society and continuing to support their ongoing work and success in accomplishing their goals.! Thank you Janet.

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who’s who of guests and their four-legged friends. The Paws Around Town adoption bus full of furry friends looking for their forever families is often seen around town; at times it is on-site at charitable events, with proceeds shared with the worthy cause. A Pet Photo Fundraiser is scheduled on the HSN calendar for July. Visit the HSN web site at http://www.hsnaples.org or phone 239-643-1555 for more information.

ADOPT.

If you can’t adopt,

FOSTER.

If you can’t foster,

VOLUNTEER.

If you can’t volunteer,

DONATE.

If you can’t donate,

EDUCATE.


CHARITY GALAS

Maria Lian, Jennifer Klonowski

Melissa Wolf, Gisela Estrada

Karen Hancock, Tim Hancock

Sal Sinzieri Jr., Sal Sinzieri

THE 7TH ANNUAL

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Sip & Sample Story and Photos by E. Sue Huff

NAPLES, FL

he 7th annual Sip & Sample event benefitting Friends of Foster Children Forever (FFCF) was held on November 17 at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay. The annual event was a collaborative effort with the shops and restaurants to help raise money to benefit local foster children.

Guests enjoyed wine, appetizers, and special raffles throughout the evening. From crab cakes and beef wellington to delicious desserts, the night was filled with a wide selection of reds, whites and bubbles to please any palette. The FFCF mission is to focus on the children they serve by providing targeted educational and enrichment opportunities that allow each child

to fulfill his or her potential. The charitable organization works to fulfill the unmet needs of every child who enters, or is at risk of entering the foster care system in Collier, Hendry and Glades Counties. For more information about Friends of Foster Children Forever or how to help, visit www. friendsoffosterchildren.net or call (239)262-1808.

Jim Henderson, Nan Henderson

MILAN GALLERY

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Henrietta Milan

INTERNATIONAL FINE ART by... Claire Schoenwetter, Jim Schoenwetter

Beth Atkinson, Brian Atkinson

Henrietta Milan

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he Founders Fund, a nonprofit organization founded in 1991 by the members of the Club Pelican Bay, held their annual Scholars Luncheon on December 29, 2016. Scholarship recipients and benefactors of The Founders Fund gathered at the event to celebrate the accomplishments of the scholarship students. Out of the 111 Founders Fund students currently attending college, 28 students were home for the holidays and attended the luncheon held in their honor. After lunch was served, each student spoke about their college studies and career goals. Aspirations included careers in medicine, science, engineering, teaching, psychology, music composition and more. Each year, The Founders Fund awards approximately 25 Collier County students with $8,000 scholarships for college and post high school education. Students receive $2,000 per year so long as they maintain a B average or better in their college studies. For more information about scholarships or sponsorships, contact Adrian Pratt at 239-593-0124 or visit www.thefoundersfundinc.org. The Crown Jewel Magazines

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Integrating Academics, Friendship and Life Skills Serving Children with Autism

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hildren with autism have difficulty assessing people and situations, and interpreting nonverbal cues. Communication barriers may lead children to feel--or actually be--rejected by others. Learning in small classes at The Piedmont School, and through learning from docents from cultural and science centers in the community, bright children with autism receive the experiences they need to unlock their academic potential and develop their social and emotional needs. Parents collaborate with dually certified teachers and behavior specialists to provide the attention needed to circumvent difficulties in acquiring language, learning and social skills.

COMMUNITY BASED INSTRUCTION: Every week students meet community experts who motivate them and help them apply their curriculumbased information. SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS: Daily social exchanges and issues are addressed on an ongoing basis. ADAPTIVE LIVING SkILLS: Physical Education, art and culinary arts classes prepare children to be independent adults who can be active in their communities. An outgrowth of the Early Intervention Program of the Marcus Autism Center, the Piedmont School is fully accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission. Currently serving grades k-6, the school plans to expand to grade 12. Piedmont School is located at 1330 N. Druid Hills Rd. NE, Atlanta GA 30319. For information or to schedule a tour, call 404-382-8200 and ask for Catherine Trapani, Ph.D., BCBA. To learn about opportunities to support the School or to make a donation, please contact Giving@TPSOA.org’

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The Piedmont School of Atlanta Wish List The School seeks support in defraying the cost of the following:

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The Piedmont School supports families with: • After-school programming with the Boys and Girls Club of Brookhaven • Parent Seminar monthly lectures • Participating in the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program (SB 10). • Participating in the Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program. Catherine Trapani, Ph.D., BCBA, Head of School A founding board member of The Piedmont School of Atlanta, Dr. Trapani received her doctorate from The University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in developmental pediatrics at The Kennedy Institute and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Currently an adjunct Associate Professor at Emory University in the Department of Pediatrics; and formerly, Director of Education of the Marcus Autism Center, Dr. Trapani has also held faculty, clinical, and administrative appointments at The University of Chicago, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Hofstra University.

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Magnolia Ball

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(L to R) Allen Weiss, MD, Lety Schwartz and Stephen Schwartz.

Chair Kevin Beebe welcoming guests.

guests with traditional Gullah music at the outdoor reception overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Magnolia Ball Chair Kevin Beebe welcomed guests

and shared his personal stories about how a cancer diagnosis impacted his family and Cortney Beebe’s family. The Southern-influenced dinner

menu included pan-seared grouper and seared filet of beef, along with grits and fried okra, followed by a luscious dessert of peach bread pudding with caramelized Georgia pecans and peach ice cream. The Magnolia Ball, which is held every other year, has raised nearly $9 million since its inception in 2001. Proceeds from the 2017 Magnolia Ball will again support the oncology services at NCH, specifically to launch a comprehensive Cancer Navigation program. This year’s event raised more than $830,000.

Bill Kassling and Tricia Kassling.

Catherine Perez and Bill Perez.

Cortney Beebe and Kevin Beebe, chairs.

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he Southern tradition of men in white jackets was evident as guests enjoyed the NCH Magnolia Ball on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort, Naples. The Ritz Ball Room was expertly transformed into a Southern plantation garden. This year’s event chairs were Cortney and Kevin Beebe. The Hallelujah Singers, a nationally known group, entertained

Ann Stucker and Robert Stucker.

Hallelujah Singers perform.

Beautiful table setting, Ritz-Carlton.

(L to R) Becky Gust, David Gust, Joan Brown, Tom Brown, Kevin Beebe and Cortney Beebe.

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Jay Baker and Patty Baker. (L to R) Bob Chute, Suzanne Chute, Denise Cobb and Brian Cobb.

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Beautiful table decor at Ritz-Carlton.

(L to R) Nancy White, Sue Dalton, Wayne Press and Toby Press.

(L to R) Lety Schwartz, Suzanne Chute-Sharon von Arx, Dolph von Arx and Stephen Schwartz

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Celestial Gala

Venue, Mirasol Country Club.

Celebrates 16th Year

Raising Funds to Support the

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY (L to R) Anna Erickson, Michele Palischak, Jennifer Amarnick.

Mark and Linda Gordon.

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ore than 150 guests attended this year’s Celestial Gala on March 11, 2017, which raised over $145,000 to support the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission. Held at Mirasol Country Club and hosted by Linda and Bill Mennen and Phil and Ansley DiLeo, participants enjoyed live music from Memory Lane, dancing, gourmet cuisine and cocktails, and fabulous live and silent auction items.

Guests enjoying the wine pull.

Every dollar raised at The Celestial Gala helps the American Cancer Society save lives by helping people stay well through prevention and early detection; helping people get well through hands-on support; by finding cures through groundbreaking research; and by fighting back through public policy efforts. Because of the progress made against cancer, 500 lives are saved every day that would have otherwise been lost to cancer. For more information on the 2017 Celestial Gala, contact Jamie Bellamy Bartholomew at 561.650.0143.

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Sky Ball Gala VIP Reception In Support of the Airpower Foundation

Medal of Honor guests attending the VIP reception.

Sky Ball volunteers greet VIP guests.

VIP guests arriving.

Guests enjoying the static aircraft on display on the ramp.

The VIP Reception area with an American Airlines aircraft.

VIP guests and U.S. Army Special Operations.

Volunteers greet Terry Fator.

Medal of Honor recipient,Mike Thornton with the members of the All Veteran Group parachute team.

U.S. Army Corporal Alan “Doc” Babin, Jr. is greeted by one of the American Airlines volunteers at the VIP entrance.

Medal of Honor Recipient Edward Byers Jr, and his wife.

Sky Ball volunteers greet VIP guests.

Jovane M. Henry, USMC Veteran with Sky Ball sponsor U.S. Veterans Magazine

VIP guests being escorted by the Patriot Guard and police.

Lt. Colonel James “Maggie” Megellas, U.S. Army (Ret), speaking with Starpower CEO Steven Pidgeon.

Sky Ball volunteers greet VIP guests.

Sky Ball volunteers greet VIP guests.

VIP guests and U.S. Army Special Operations.

with a complete experience built to match the theme of the evening. Sky Ball XIV featured a Special Operations experience with each of the Special Operation branches being represented, complete with photo opportunities

of each unit. The reception included meet-and-greet opportunities with celebrities, Medal of Honor recipients, and other distinguished guests in attendance. Guests were also transported to the hangar in a Vietnam-era helicopter, or by Patriot

Guard and police escort from the Sky Ball host hotel, the Westin DFW Airport Hotel. Upon arrival at the hangar, guests were greeted by one of the nearly 1,300 American Airlines volunteers who help make Sky Ball possible.

Sky Ball volunteers greet VIP guests.

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very special and exclusive part of American Airlines Sky Ball is the VIP Reception before the event. VIP guests are treated to a unique experience like no other,

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Medal of Honor Bob Hope Award Gala presented by the Airpower Foundation

An elegant Gala setting at the Westin DFW Airport Hotel.

The Medal of Honor held by a student.

Medal of Honor Gala table setting.

Colors being presented.

Legendary entertainer Tony Orlando receiving the Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment from the Medal of Honor Foundation.

Tony Orlando with Medal of Honor recipient Captain Florent Groberg.

A soldier reviewing the Medal of Honor citations.

Medal of Honor Recipient Sammy Davis,with American Airlines Pilot Mitch Bell, and their wives.

Presenting sponsor BarclaycardUS.

Tony Orlando entertaining the crowd.

Presenting sponsor of the MOH Gala, Vetted Media.

Medal of Honor Recipients.

BarclaycardUS CEO Curt Hess addressing the audience.

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he Airpower Foundation is proud to host one of four Bob Hope Award Galas in the nation to support the Medal of Honor Foundation which, in turn, helps fund their Character Development Program (CDP).

The gala honors an individual in the entertainment industry who has gone above and beyond to support our nation’s military. Last year, legendary entertainer Tony Orlando received the award, and also performed for all the guests in attendance.

The Airpower Foundation was honored to present the Medal of Honor Foundation with a check in the amount of $225,000, as a result of the fundraising held to support their program The Medal of Honor CDP is a resource designed by teachers to provide students with

opportunities to explore the important concepts of courage, commitment, sacrifice, patriotism, integrity and citizenship, and how these values can be exemplified in daily life. The depth and breadth of our students’ insight and reflection after interacting with these materials has been remarkable.

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SkyBall XIV

Gala and Concert

In Support of the Airpower Foundation

Daniel Rodriguez, “America’s Beloved Tenor”, performing at Sky Ball XIV.

Gary Sinise speaking at Sky Ball XIV.

Chef Robert Irvine with a wounded service member and members of our military.

American Airlines Sky Ball Emcee Scott Murray.

Tim McGraw entertaining at Sky Ball XIV.

Terry Fator taking a ride with the Budweiser Clydesdale.

Opening Ceremony Sky Ball XIV.

Getting ready to start Sky Ball XIV!

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merican Airlines Sky Ball is the largest and most impactful military support event in the nation. No other event matches the size and scope of American Airlines Sky Ball. The Airpower Foundation dates it roots back to 1958, when General Curtis LeMay and a Fort Worth businessman, Frank Kent, started

Medal of Honor Recipient Major General Patrick Brady, U.S. Army (Ret).

Chef Robert Irvine with his volunteer Chefs.

the Fort Worth Airpower Council, making it the oldest military support organization in the nation. The mission of the Airpower Foundation has grown since it’s formation in 1999, and is now a nationwide program dedicated to supporting active duty, reserve and National Guard families. Airpower also supports projects to assist wounded, ill or injured service members, children of our fallen

Medal of Honor Recipient LeRoy Petry congratulating new recuits..

military, veterans of previous wars and educational projects along with the Medal of Honor Foundation to make sure the next generation understands the honor and sacrifice of wearing the cloth of this country. Sky Ball has grown from a single evening fundraising dinner, to a three-day weekend of events honoring our nations military and their families. Last year the weekend began with the Medal of

Honor Societies Bob Hope award Gala Thursday evening hosted by the Airpower Foundation. Friday included a career expo for veterans, educational outreach programs at local area schools, Medal of Honor Character Development training, an Aviation Expo for students at DFW International Airport and American Airlines’ C.R. Smith Museum, and a Salute to the Heroes Continue on page 91

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Recipients of the Medal of Honor being recognized.

Memory Expert Ron White recites the names of our fallen Special Operations heroes from memory. Ron was a Navy reservist who was called back to active duty and served in Afghanistan.

Tim McGraw, headlining entertainment for Sky Ball XIV.

Medal of Honor Recipient Major General Patrick Brady, U.S. Army (Ret).

Tim McGraw, headlining entertainment for Sky Ball XIV.

Opening ceremony at Sky Ball Gala.

Captain Jim Palmersheim, American Airlines Sky Ball Chairman.

Airpower Foundation Vice Chairman, Sid Eppes.

America’s tenor Steve Amerson.

The Sky Ball audience, with nearly 3,000 in attendance.

Airpower Foundation Chairman, Roman Palomares (left) receives a check for $100,000 from Sky Ball Sponsor, United Rentals.

Concert Honoring Law Enforcement, Military, wounded service members, their families and the families of our fallen military heroes. The concert is complementary for our special guests, with food provided by Texas Land & Cattle, then prepared by Chef Robert Irvine, and beverages provided by Budweiser and Coca Cola. The concert featured performances by America’s got Talent winner and Mirage headliner,

Terry Fator, America’s Beloved Tenor Daniel Rodirguez, America’s Tenor Steve Amerson, with Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band headlining the evening. Saturday included a special portrait presentation by the American Fallen Soldiers Project, a private screening of Hacksaw Ridge with Gary Sinise and a special group of Medal of Honor recipients to include a great Q&A session following the film.

on a massive 270-foot-wide and 50-foot-tall curved screen thanks to PSAV in one of the worlds largest aircraft maintenance hangars which has been converted into a black tie gala venue like no other. Thanks to the over 1,300 American Airlines employee volunteers, this amazing weekend of tributes is made possible, while raising much needed funds to support our nations military service members and their families.

Saturday evening begins with the exclusive Sky Ball VIP reception where VIP guests are flown from the host hotel, the Westin DFW Airport Hotel, to the home of Sky Ball, American Airlines Hanger #5 at DFW International Airport in a Vietnam era Huey Helicopter. The evening included a special salute to the United States Special Operations Command telling the history of the United States Special Operations

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Snowball Express The Gary Sinise & Lt. Dan Band concert at the NAS Fort Worth JRB military base.

The Balloon Release, where special messages to loved ones take flight.

Snowball Express Chairman Bob Apetz, American Airlines EVP of People and Communications Elise Eberwein, American Airlines Senior Manager of Military and Veteran Initiatives Captain Jim Palmersheim, and Snowball Express Executive Director Buck Kern.

Gary Sinise and children during his concert.

A special welcome for the children and families at DFW International Airport.

American Airlines Senior Manager of Military and Veteran Initiatives Jim Palmersheim and young friend.

On one of the donated chartered aircraft.

Gary Sinise handing out teddy bears.

A special welcome for the children and families at DFW International Airport.

A child dances with a portrait of her father during the Annual Talent Show.

Snowball Express Chief Fun Officer David Hira entertains.

A police escort by the Dallas and Fort Worth police departments for traveling families.

Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band.

Families gathered in Fort Worth for the Annual Walk of Gratitude and Balloon Release.

Widow of MSG Tre Ponder, Leslie Ponder, addresses the audience at Sky Ball XIV about Snowball Express and the impact it has made for her and her daughters.

one: Provide hope and new happy memories to the children of military fallen heroes who have died while on active duty since 9/11. Thanks to a fleet of 12 donated aircraft with all-volunteer flight crews by American Airlines, they

bring children together from all over the world for a four-day experience filled with fun activities, like sporting events, dances, amusement parks and more. Parents of children of the fallen often tell us that their child is

reserved, withdrawn or unwilling to talk about their loss. Participating in Snowball Express changes that, making each child feel special and giving them an opportunity to share their feelings about losing something so precious, their parent.

Legendary musician Joe Walsh during his tour in 2016.

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he largest recipient of funds raised during Sky Ball is Snowball Express. Since 2006, the mission of Snowball Express has been a simple, yet profoundly important

Members of the Arlington Fire Department greeting families.

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Galas for Charity Magazine Salutes & Congratulates...

American Airlines and Sky Ball XV

In Support of the Airpower Foundation

...Thank you Captain Jim Palmersheim, Senior Manager for Military and Veterans Initiatives, American Airlines AIRPOWER FOUNDATION

The Airpower Foundation and the Snowball Express Charity

...Thank you Members of the Airpower Foundation, Gary Sinise and the Gary Sinise Foundation

Thank you for your untiring performances on-going through-out the whole year dedicating all proceeds to Military Families and their needs!

“Freedom and security are precious gifts that we, as Americans, should never take for granted. We must do all we can to extend our hand in times of need to those who willingly sacrifice each day to provide that freedom and security. While we can never do enough to show gratitude to our nation’s defenders, we can always do a little more.” – Gary Sinise

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t’s been two decades since Forrest Gump first met Lieutenant Dan Taylor, sparking a friendship that would win over the world’s moviegoers and introducing a military character whose grit and resilience would become an inspiration. Gary Sinise’s indelible performance as Lt. Dan led to an Oscar nomination, but the legacy of that character went far beyond acting accolades; it created an incredible bond between Sinise and those who have stood in service for their nation. Sinise’s support of veterans in fact pre-dated the role, beginning in the 80s, but since then his efforts on their behalf have expanded and grown, particularly after the attacks on September 11, 2001. By 2011, he decided to formalize and advance his commitment by beginning the Gary Sinise Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to support and honor the nation’s defenders, veterans, first responders, and their families, with a group of programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire and strengthen their communities. The foundation’s R.I.S.E. initiative, for example, provides resources such as adapted vehicles and home modifications to help wounded heroes and their families. And with custom built Smart Homes, R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) goes even further,

providing the most severely wounded with homes that include features like automated doors, roll-in bathrooms, and intercom systems.

It is rewarding to know that there is some way that I can contribute and serve, and it is heartening to know that we are gaining support and getting more done for our heroes. I founded the Gary Sinise Foundation in the hopes of creating a reliable and trusted organization where the American people can support my work on behalf of our defenders, first responders and their families. With our many projects and programs, funding is always one of our biggest challenges. We are grateful to have wonderful partners and supporters throughout the country, and the foundation is now well into its fourth year. Raising funds, awareness and spirits in support of our military community has been a pleasure and a privilege. It is rewarding to know that there is some way that I can contribute and serve, and it is heartening to know that we are gaining support and getting more done for our heroes. But keeping that awareness up and raising funds is definitely a challenge.

Gary Sinise - Snowball Express.

I hope awareness will grow around the importance of standing behind our defenders before, during, and after the battle, no matter what.

Gary Sinise.

Sky Ball is a proud supporter, and partner of the Gary Sinise Foundation

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Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida Story and Photos by E. Sue Huff NAPLES, FL

ake-A-Wish® Southern Florida hosted their sixth annual Tea at the RitzCarlton on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The annual holiday crowd pleaser was presented by Fidelity Private Wealth Management and chaired by Ms. Dylan Sanders and held at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. The afternoon was complete with an upscale high tea service with finger sandwiches, scones, delectable desserts and a variety of teas, plus champagne for the grownups. The children enjoyed decorating cookies, photo frames and writing letters to Santa. The kid-friendly event also featured several scenes from the Nutcracker by the Naples Ballet. Proceeds from the Tea will help grant the wishes of four local children.

(L to R) Amy and Maddie Wruck, with Camille and Lisa Dubbs

Make-A-Wish Southern Florida grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Southern Florida chapter grants a wish every 16 hours and has granted more than 10,000 wishes since its inception in 1983. The chapter’s vision is to make every eligible child’s wish come true. For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit www. sfla.wish.org or call 239-992-9474 to get involved.

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The Gastronomy of Executive Chef Wilhelm Gahabka

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he members of the Bay Colony Golf Club in Naples, FL have had their senses of sight, smell and taste delighted by the culinary expertise of European-trained Executive Chef Wilhelm Gahabka for more than 10 years. The Certified Executive Chef (C.E.C.) directs an awardwinning culinary program that provides hands-on cooking classes, reservations for The Chef’s Table, and custom catering and carryout service. His cuisine is enhanced with herbs and vegetables from the on-premises Chef’s Garden, which adds flavor to fine food, from fresh local seafood to prime aged beef, and menu options that include spa and Weight Watcher selections. All dishes are prepared with premium products, and each dish is an artistic masterpiece. Lunch is served six days a week, and dinner five nights a week during peak season.

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enus combine traditional and innovative culinary delights, with daily specials, weekly features and a monthly reimagining of Chef Wilhelm’s signature dishes. The superlative dining experiences offered at the Bay Colony Golf Club are an integral part of the exceptional social life and luxurious lifestyle offered to members. All venues offer elegant surroundings, from the most casual to the chicest. The Dining Room, which seats up to 170, brings the outside in with floor-to-ceiling windows. The Grille Room presents an intimate and plush setting for 40 to enjoy 19th hole refreshments. The Terrace was designed Southern plantation-style, with wrap-around views that include fountains, water features and the 18th fairway and green. The Private Dining Room is perfect for special events, business meetings and charitable engagements. The Patio offers an expanse of brick-paver stones with western views and cool breezes off the Gulf of Mexico for 19th hole refreshments enjoyed in comfort. Trained in his native Germany at the Culinary Institute in Nuremberg, Chef Wilhelm honed his skills under some of Europe’s most lauded chefs in St. Moritz, Munich, Milan and Monte Carlo. Prior to his current position, he oversaw the culinary operations of Naples’ The Registry Resort’s five-star, four diamond Lafite Restaurant. GALAS FOR CHARITY MAGAZINE 96


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Born and raised in the southwest region of France, Chef Gregory Pugin boasts an impressive resume including having worked with the renowned master Chef Joel Robuchon in his Paris laboratory, opening restaurants and working on his TV show. After opening L’Atelier Joel Robuchon in New York City, he remained there for two years as Executive Sous Chef. Pugin left Robuchon to begin working as Executive Chef of Veritas, where he was recognized with a Michelin Star and a Rising Chef of the Year nomination from the James Beard Foundation. Before joining The Biltmore, Pugin was the Executive Chef at Le Cirque in the Bellagio in Las Vegas and received the award for Most Savory Dish of the Year in 2011 for his Oxtail Bucatini Timbale. Palme d’Or’s newest Chef de Cuisine says that he is always thinking about the experience, and hopes to make each meal the best meal anyone has ever had. GALAS FOR CHARITY MAGAZINE 98


Oxtail

Palme d’Or, Biltmore Hotel Chef Pugin’s Favorite Palme d’Or Recipes

• 2kg Oxtail • 80g Grapeseed oil • 200g Carrot • 300gOnion • 800g Pinot Noir • lea Bouqet Garni • Sea Garlic • 800g Veal demi • 150g Carrot (Brunoise) • 150g Onion (Brunoise) • 150g Celery (Brunoise) • lbnch Basil • 200g Tomato Concasse • 100g Foie Gras Terrine • 45g Parmesan • 200g Black truffle Balsamic Reduction Prep: Day 1 - Marinate cut oxtail in Pinot Noir, carrot, onion, garlic. Allow to marinate for 24 hours. Day 2 - Remove oxtail from marinade and strain out vegetables. In a large rondeau, sear oxtail on all sides until well browned then place in pan. Sauté strained vegetables then add all of the wine marinade and reduce by 1/3. Add the demiglace and bring to a boil. Pour all liquid and vegetables into the pan containing the oxtail. Cover with aluminum foil and braise in a 250’ oven for 4-4.5 hrs. Once oxtail is cooked, remove from liquid and allow to cool slightly. Strain all vegetables from the braising liquid and discard. Place liquid in cooler overnight. Pick all the meat off the bones and set aside. Once all meat is picked, combine foie gras terrine, chiffonade basil, black truffle, balsamic reduction, parmesan, and all the brunoise vegetables that have been sautéed and allowed to cool. Check for seasoning and move all the meat into bags. Day 3 - Remove fat from the top of the cooled braising liquid and discard. Reduce the liquid by half. Add 1 bunch of basil, tomato and green olives to the liquid and allow to steep for 20 min. After liquid has steeped pass it through chinois. Bag the now finished sauce. For every 400g of truffle juice reduce down to 100g for every pint of sauce add 100g of reduced truffle jus and a splash of truffle oil Potato Foam • 300 g potato • 50 g cooking water • 50 g milk • Salt tt • Truffle oil tt Pepper tt Nutmeg tt Prep: Cook potato until mush in salted water. Once cooked pass through Once passed place in blender with 50 g cooking water 50 g milk and blend until very smooth. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg, truffle oil once done place in Ice and change 2 times.

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Sea Urchin Foam • 100 gr Sea Urchin • 200 gr Heavy Cream • 150 gr Langoustine Stock • 2 Gelatin Sheets Warm up langoustine stock. Bloom gelatin and then stir into stock. Add cold cream Puree mixture with sea urchin. Pass through chinois and add to ciphon with two charges. LemonGelee • 1 kg Lemon Pulp and peel • 180 gr Yuzu Juice • 300 gr Sugar • 1.2 ltH20 • 250 gr lemon grass • 40 gr Ginger • 3 gelatin sheets for 400 grams of liquid Place water, lemongrass, ginger, and sugar to boil. Add lemon to mixture and steep for 10 minutes. Pass through a chinois and add yuzu juice. For 400 grams of liquid add three sheets of gelatin to the mixture. Fennel Puree • 3 Fennel Bulbs • 5 gr Fennel Seeds • 1 Garlic Oove • 120 gr Pastis • 200 gr Heavy Cream Sweat the fennel with the seeds. Add garlic and pastis and cook down until alcohol has evaporated. Add cream and cook until fennel is soft. Then puree and strain. Additional Ingredients • Fresh Uni • Lemongrass • Shiso • Lime zest • Finihon Put 20oz of fennel puree in the sea urchincup. And 15g of gelee. Add the sea urchin foam. Finish off with a spoon of caviar.

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