On Tuesday night, Marisa Noel Brown, Heather Crosby Mnuchin, and Debra Peltz cohosted the Summer 2004 Exclusive Show and dinner at the Dolce & Gabbana Store on Madison Avenue

Amanda Brooks, Phoebe Cutter, and Rena Sindi
Ulrica Lanaro and Alex Kramer

Bettina Zilkha, Elisabeth Kieselstein-Cord, and Dori Cooperman
Shoshanna Gruss and Kimberly Kravis

L. to r.: From the D & B Summer 2004 collection; Heather Crosby Mnuchin, Stefano Galli, Debra Peltz, and Marisa Noel Brown.

Heather Crosby Mnuchin and Nathalie Kaplan
The table settings

Charlotte Assaf and Ulrica Lanaro
Celerie Kemble
Debra Peltz and Tonya Clark
Caroline Hirsch

Natasha Haynes-Smith and George Whipple
Marguerite Krikhaar and Adelina Wong
Jill London and Cyril Dwek
Jackie Astier and Alex Kramer

Elisabeth Cord
Helen Lee Schifter
Denise Wohl
Jennifer Creel
Erin Lazard

Photographs by Richard Orjis/PMc

Jackson Memorial Foundation's Gala 2004, Venetian Masquerade

Winners of the Masquerade Contest
Robert Castellano and Brenda Nestor Castellano

The Jackson Memorial Foundation’s 2004 Gala honoring the Golden Angels, at the Fountainbleau Hilton was a spectacular Venetian Masquerade Fantasy. Co-chaired by Fana and Abel Holtz and Trudy Cejas and Ambassador Paul Cejas, the Honorary Chair was R. Kirk Landon.

Maribel and Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez

More than 1,000 guests at the black tie affair were transported to Carnivale in Venice, Italy.

Tables were decorated with gold and red payette linens. and Italian style candelabras filled with paveed red roses and trunk jewels. Alex Donner and his Orchestra kept everyone dancing. There were aerial acts during the dinner, and the finale reminiscent of the movie “Wide Eyes Shut” were mesmerizing.

There was frenzied bidding at the Gala’s live and silent auction for such items as 2004 Chrysler Crossfire donated by Tamiami Automotive Group, a BMW Mini Cooper donated by South Motors BMW and a Sentinent Jet Gift card.

Guests were awarded special prizes for the most magnificent masks in four categories: Self-made was awarded to Janie Kupferman; Best female mask was awarded to Irene Panoff whose costumed herself with a peacock theme. Best male mask went to John Cadieux and the best table went to the group hosted by Monica Heftler.

As the guests take their seats for dinner

As the Jackson Memorial Foundation's premier fundraising event, the Gala raised more than $3 million to benefit the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

Royal Webster and Ana Davide Webster

Guests included Jackson Foundation Board Chairwoman, Patricia Wallace and husband Milton, New Golden Angels and Florida Marlins catcher, Ivan "Pudge"Rodriguez and wife Maribel, Carlos and Ivette Planas, Rosy Cancela, Elizabeth and Mitchell Taylor, Bunny Bastian; Marvin O'Quinn, President and CEO of Jackson Health Systems, Larry Handfield. Silvia and Hector Fortun, Martha and De Cespedes, Brenda Nestor, Phyllis Meyers, Fran Fields Gordon, Leo and Rita Weingarten, Leon and Serena Simkins, Steve Stowe, Laura Obregon, Alexis and Orlando Birbragher, Fanny and Charles Dascal, Susan and Herb Grossman, Harriet and Stanley Seren, Marietta Amit, Iris and John Fisher, Rolando Rodriguez, President & CEO Jackson Memorial Foundation; Joanne and James Mitchell, Ella Cisneros, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Swerdlow, Linda and Marco Dimitrijevic, and Ana Davide Webster.

Funds raised from this years Gala will help provide for the needs of the critical projects at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

Clockwise, from top left: Ivette Arango and friend; The entertainment for the evening; Abel and Fana Holtz, Ambassador Paul Cejas, and Trudy Cejas.

Marysol Patton, Fana Holtz, and Carol Bell
Patricia and Milton Wallace
Silvia and Hector Fortun

Elizabeth and Mitchell Taylor
Orlando and Alexis Birbragher
Ronald and Janey Kupferman

L. to r.: Jeannie Etter and David Coulson; John Capizzi, Katharine Rubino, and Corina Biton of Neiman Marcus; Marlen and Nino Pernetti.

Photographs by Alberto Tomago


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