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FEATURED EVENT POWER OF THE PURSE LUNCHEON REACHES NEW HEIGHTS The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade’s signature luncheon, Power of the Purse, attracted 800 guests to the Hilton Miami Downtown on May 14 to celebrate the power of women and girls. Event Chair and board member Marty Davis, Honorary Chair Phillis Oeters, and Silent Auction Chair Cyndi Hibnick created an event that celebrated the organization’s work, while highlighting the tremendous need that still exists in Dade County. At the sound of trumpets, Jackie Nespral of NBC6 kicked off the program, which included 2014 Honor Roll inductees Marj Adler, Thelma Gibson and Gail Mixer. Grammy Award winner Gloria Estefan presented a specially created Lifetime Achievement Award to media mogul Cristina Saralegui. Participating as Presenting Partners were Marie Claire’s Editor in Chief Anne Fulenwider and V73’s Founder and Creative Director Elisabetta Armellin. Eighty limited edition V73 handbags, custom designed for The Women’s Fund, were table centerpieces available for purchase. V73 designer Elisabetta Armellin was among the guests. Additional partners included Baptist Health South Florida, Macy’s, Tr3s, ALO Diamonds, H&H Jewels, American Airlines, Tri Mix Foundation, Leslie Sternlieb, NBC6 and the Miami Herald. Founded in 1993, the Women’s Fund Miami-Dade empowers women and girls through advocacy and funding for innovative initiatives that build equality, foster social change and create community partners. For information, visit www.womensfundmiami.org. 1/ Anne Fulenwider, Jackie Nespral, Cristina Saralegui & Gloria Estefan 2/ Marilyn March & Lynette Janac 3/ Phillis Oeters & Katherine Fernandez Rundle 4/ Georg Pipkin, Kewan Smith & Kathie Chavez 5/ Norka Munilla, Maribel Alvarado & Jackie Manuella 6/ Paolo Barone & Elaine Sisman 7/ Heather Janac, Michael Acton-Coles & Ana Martinez 8/ Janna Sims, Carmen Richards, Marty Davis, Carol Faber, & Carol Fox 9/ Thelma Gibson Photos by Michelle Reyes 134 july/august 2014 southfloridaluxuryguide.com 5 6 1 2 3 4 7 8 9


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