The American Red Cross Honors Chayanne

The Greater Miami Chapter Holds its 2018 Ball and Fundraiser

May 2018

It may as well have been held in Coral Gables, with this year’s event dominated by philanthropists from the City Beautiful. As it was, the Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter of the American Red Cross held its 36th Annual Ball, “A Masquerade in Red,” at the Ritz-Carlton on Key Biscayne.

The fundraiser, which honored pop music star and Red Cross volunteer Chayanne, was chaired by Gables Estates residents Ana and Cecil Milton, alongside Philanthropic Chairs Swanee and Paul DiMare, longtime Gables supporters of numerous programs at the University of Miami and recipients of the UM Frost Legacy Awards. Another prominent Gables resident, former Carnival CEO and wine aficionado Bob Dickinson, sponsored a “wine wall” for the evening’s auction.

Almost 400 guests attended the April event, sporting their finest red attire and ball masks in keeping with the theme of the evening. “We are thrilled with the success of our chapter’s most highly anticipated event of the year,” said co-chair Ana Veiga Milton. Proceeds will be used to assist with Red Cross disaster preparedness, response and recovery programs.

Andrea Hanley and Bob Dickinson
Cecil Milton, Joanne Nowlin, Chayanne, Ana Veiga Milton, Paul & Swanee DiMare
Masked revelers