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For the Kids

| April 23, 2014 | Parties National

The Voices for Children Foundation continually puts its money where its mouth is by dazzling guests at its annual gala. The purpose of it all? Raising funds for its mission to provide abused, neglected and abandoned children in Miami-Dade County with a guardian, should they find themselves entangled in a legal matter.

Chaired by Alan Drecksler and Rhonda Rose-Drecksler, with co-chairs Christian and Brittany Slater, the evening welcomed the likes of radio host personality Paul Castronovo, who served as host for the spirited live auction, and The Bachelor’s own Juan Pablo Galavis, who had more than a few female guests clamoring for a close-up moment of their own.

After a popular auction (which boasted everything from a one-week African safari to front-row tickets to a Stella McCartney fashion show), guests listened to a moving testimonial from a young woman once involved in the program who related how it had changed her life. After multiple presentations and dinner, guests were treated to a performance by Valerie Perri and dancing to the tunes of DJ Kucha. By evening’s end, the gala had raised $700,000 for its initiatives. –Photography by Orlando Garcia, Yamila Lomba and World Red Eye


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