Wine, Women & Shoes benefit raises $450,000 for Miami Children’s Hospital
More than 450 ladies slipped into their stilettos and joined together at the second annual Wine, Women & Shoes fundraiser, presented by Elizabeth Spill, for a day of shopping and fun with the common purpose of supporting world-class pediatric healthcare.
Guests gathered at Coral Gables Country Club on Feb. 7 not only to raise their glasses but also to raise nearly $450,000 to benefit the children and families at Miami Children’s Hospital. This year’s sold-out event nearly doubled the amount raised at the inaugural event.
“We are proud to announce that after 150 Wine, Women & Shoes events produced throughout the country over the past eight years, Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation’s event in only its second year has raised more than any single Wine. Women & Shoes event in history,” said Elaine Honig, founder and president of Wine, Women & Shoes.
Guests were treated to a sophisticated day of wine tastings, a silent auction featuring lavish trips and experiences and a fashion marketplace and a fashion show presented by Neiman Marcus Coral Gables.
Three fashionistas were awarded Neiman Marcus gift certificates for winning a shoe contest. Andrea Noboa won “Best Stiletto,” Priya Panjabi won “Best Classic” and Barbara Becker came home with the prize for “Best Overall” shoes.
Shoe judges included CBS 4 entertainment reporter Lisa Petrillo, 2012 Best Overall winner Alison Kunkel and Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation President & CEO Lucy Morillo-Agnetti.
The luncheon was also highlighted by the “Shoe Guys,” who showed off the latest ladies fashions on a silver platter, literally.
Sponsors included High Heel Presenting Sponsor: Elizabeth Spill; Stiletto Fashion Show Sponsor: Neiman Marcus Coral Gables; Ruby Slipper Sponsors: Coral Gables Country Club, Venue Sponsor; Molly Snyder, Kick-off Sponsor; Kidz Medical Services, Entertainment Sponsor; Glass Slipper Sponsors: Premier Beverage, Wine & Spirits Sponsor; Del Monte Fresh Produce Company, Marketplace Vendor Sponsor; Karla Conceptual Event Experiences, Centerpiece Sponsor; Northwestern Mutual courtesy of Matthew J. Ferrera & Ed McClusky, Silent Auction Sponsor; Passion Growers, LLC., Flower Sponsor; Merlot Sponsors: Menu Men Inc., Print Sponsor; Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables, Valet Sponsor; Syrah Sponsors: Gresham Partners, LLC, Coffee Cart Sponsor; Oceanview Shades & Drapery, Tote Bag Sponsor; Muscato Sponsors: Ann Lyons in memory of David, Dessert Sponsor; Misha’s Cupcakes, Favor Sponsor; Cabernet Sauvignon Sponsors: Brickell Travel Management, Program Card Sponsor; Jacqueline Silverman, Volunteer Sponsor; Yolanda & Jeff Berkowitz, Shoe Guy Sponsor; Just Ask Boo, Nail File Sponsor; Tammy Napoli, Photography Sponsor; Ice Wine Sponsors: A Galvez Construction, Water Bottle Sponsor; Avior Airline, Welcome Drink Sponsor; Media Sponsors: WFOR/CBS4 and ClearChannel Media + Entertainment.
Event co-chairs were Criselda Breene, Carola Pimentel and CBS 4 anchor Shannon Hori, who once again served as mistress of ceremonies.
Wine, Women & Shoes Committee members included Barbara Becker, Gingi Beltran, Michele Benesch, Susanne Birbragher, Beatriz Bravo-Gutierrez, Klaudia Brown, Eilah Campbell-Beavers, Tina Carlo, Tonya Cozzarelli, Fiorella De Satory, Cristina Echavarria, Karin Figueroa Cisneros, Christina Getty-Maercks, Iran Issa-Khan, Gaby Jimenez, Irene Korge, Alison Kunkel, Jennifer Levin, Nicole Lozano, Melissa Medina-Schnur, Bronwyn Miller, Andria Miyares, Lily Moskovitz, Tammy Napoli, Marcella Novela, Kerry Perez, Leticia Pfeffer, Sam Robins, Katharine Rubino, Jacqueline Silverman, Molly Snyder, Tara Solomon, Blair Sonville, Elizabeth Spill, Lauren Sturges-Fernandez, Debbie Tano, Maria Elena Uzcategui, Siri Willoch and Jocelyn Woolworth.