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The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s Hearts & Stars Gala March 22, 2022

On Saturday, March 19th 2022, Louis Aguirre hosted The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s Hearts & Stars Gala 2022: Roaring Twenties with a special performance by five time Grammy Award Winning singer-songwriter-producer, CeeLo Green at Miami Design District’s Jungle Plaza.

Over 1,500 people from all over the world including philanthropists Moishe Mana, Harley Lipman, Bob Zangrillo, Bill Dean, Marc Leder, Nigel Kneafsey and Jon Jansheski enjoyed casino-style gambling, a roaring twenties vibe, including a hidden speakeasy, sounds from DJs Anna Boo and Noel, a top shelf open bar featuring Tito's Handmade Vodka, Casamigos Tequila, Olmeca Altos Tequila, Malfy Gin, Bacardi Rum, Elijah Bourbon, Antica Fratta and Victoria Cuvee from Tita Italia, Bodvár Rosé, Stella Artois, Michelob Ultra, Q Mixers, Fiji Water, LaCroix, and Celsius energy drink, as well as tastings from some of South Florida’s top restaurants — including KOSUSHI, Delicious Caterer, Coyo Taco, House of Mac, Potions in Motion, and CHICA. Guests enjoyed Calvisius Caviar from Tita Italia in the Aroma360 VIP Lounge.

On stage between performances, Swire Properties’ Kieran Bowers was recognized as LLF’s Shining Light Award winner and Global Empowerment Mission was honored as the LLF’s Volunteer Partner of the Year.

The live on-stage auction consisted of an incredible luxury villa stay from LVH Global and 4 seats on ZERO G’s specially modified Boeing 727 G-FORCE ONE ® aircraft, which achieves weightlessness for its passengers, raising over $80,000.

One lucky winner took home a raffle package including a Sunset Cruise from JAF Marine and Jose Frias, a $5,000 luxury spa treatment package from Taja Drip, a Basketball signed by all 2022 Miami Heat Players, “Party Like a Rockstar Basket” from Hard Rock Hollywood, and a $2,500 Gift Certificate from E11even.

LLF raised hundreds of thousands of dollars at the Gala for its programming including over $200,000 in donations on stage as part of the matching programing from donors including Timothy Sanders, Harley Lipman, Mark and Kristina Pickard, Justin Keener, Joshua and Jenni Coba, John and Louise Barnett, Joe and Anna Michalczykk, George French, Alan Teh, John Richard, Chris Monteleone, Adrien Allez, George Bachiashvili, David Kim Young, Marco Liuzzo, Kateryna Sochka, Duane Miranda, Aaron Resnick, Dan Goodstadt, Nick Cardoza, Nick Sarnicola and Rich Rinella.

The Gala was produced by Live It Productions International, an award winning global, event production and design company, who has helped produce the 2012 London Olympic Closing Ceremony, Los Premios MTV (Latin America), the NFL Honors, the ESPYs, the Kennedy Center Honors, and many other notable live events.

By ML Staff. Image courtesy of World Red Eye


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