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Make-A-Wish Life Time Benefactors Al and Nancy Malnik Celebrated Annual Garden Party

Al and Nancy Malnik, Make-A-Wish Southern Florida “Lifetime Benefactors,” hosted their annual Garden Party on April 30, 2017.

The private occasion, held at their Ocean Ridge, Florida estate welcomed more than 200 supporters to celebrate the kickoff of the highly anticipated 23nd annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball, taking place Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Shareef Malnik, Board Chairman of Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, Gala Chair of the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball,  and proprietor of The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar, announced this year’s theme will be Mystical Music Box while rallying excitement for another spectacular sell-out event and what is anticipated to be the charity’s largest Ball to date.

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Shareef also announced the return of Ball celebrity emcee and documentary filmmaker Gabrielle Anwar for the 7th year – as well as a performance by Grammy award-winning entertainer Lenny Kravitz.

The elegant garden party featured passed canapes and cocktails while guests were treated to a special DECO Productions dance performance choreographed by New Century Dance Company, and music by DJ Eshkenazi.

Notable Attendees…

Attendees of the annual spring soiree included hosts Al and Nancy Malnik; Ball Chairman, Board Chair and Founder of Chairman’s Society Shareef Malnik and 2011-2016 Ball emcee and Chairman’s Society member Gabrielle Anwar; President and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, Norman Wedderburn; InterContinental® Miami General Manager and Gala Host Robert Hill and wife Breda Hill; socialite/philanthropists Elisabeth Kieselstein-Cord and filmmaker husband Teddy Hamm, Tracy Stern, Adriana DeMoura, and Fabian Basabe; Chairman Society members Richard Polidori, Todd and Kim Glaser, Eugene and Brooke Frenkel, Brett Rose and Jerry Gutierrez and Denise Crowley; Make-A-Wish ® Southern Florida Board Members Jennifer Barnes, Amy Federman, Jill Johns, Mayte Fernandez, Sharri Gutierrez, Joseph Perez and Jodi Siravo and Miami notables including Jerry and Rachel Libbin, Brian and Andee Holland, Trina Robinson, Clare Laverty, Jeff Kamlet, Josh and Carissa Leibman, Sean Drake and Michelle Leshem, Trish Carroll, Tara Solomon and Nick D’Annunzio.

Sandra Seiden’s Speech

The afternoon concluded with an endearing speech by Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida Wish recipient mother Sandra Seiden, whose son, Jacob Seiden, had his Wish to go on an Alaskan adventure fulfilled.

With tears in her eyes, Sandra described how happy it made Jake to have this extraordinary experience and to interact with so many animals including baby bears, porcupines, and an octopus in the Alaskan wilderness.

 

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year's InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Al Malnik & & Gabrielle Anwar.

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Al Malnik speaking

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Alena Graff & Tamara Max

Alex Holland, Ashley Salom

Alex Holland and Ashley Salom

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Andrea & Brian Holland

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Ann Nortmann, John Sandberg, & Raquel & Jerry Libbin

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Bill Milly, Don Schwartz, & friend

Candace Krauss,Missy Brody

Candace Krauss & Missy Brody.

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Carissa & Josh Leibman

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Cheryl & John McBride

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Clarence McKee, Trina Robinson, & Angela Moore

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Claudia Rasso & Marielena Ferrer

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Claus & Regina Blohm

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Craig Siemena, Dennis Crowley, Maria Elena Haupert, Alexis Tatum Kornblau, Kristen Agnello, & Scott Herman.

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

David & Nicole Marcus.

Eddie Eisner,Alana Gissen,jessica Greenberg

Eddie Eisner,Alana Gissen & jessica Greenberg

Ela Pruszynska & Nacer Tazi

Ela Pruszynska & Nacer Tazi.

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Fabian Basabe & Claire Laverty

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Gabrielle Anwar & Nancy Malnik

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Gabrielle Anwar & Shareef Malnik

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Haiva Marks & Michelle Molnar

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Hilarion Camargo, Silvana Camargo, & Steven Bellagio.

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Jackie Sperling & Ashley Salom.

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Jacob, Andrew & Sandra Seiden

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Juan Salazar, Ana Alfonzo, & Jose Alvarez.

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Juan Salazar, Tara Solomon, Jose Alvarez, & Ana Alfonzo.

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Kalyn James & Robert Hill.

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Kalyn James,Paisley Verea,Jasmine Terem & Angela Cochran.

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Kim Caceres, Jerry Turco, & Tracy Stern

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Maria Elena Haupert, Kristen Agnello, & Alexis Tatum Kornblau.

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Michael Shore Mary Jo Shore Matt Simon Renato Freitas, Claire Laverty, & Fabian Basabe.

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Nancy & Al Malnik.

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Nick D’Annunzio, Tara Solomon, Tracy Stern, & Jerry Turco.

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Phoenix, Kalyn & Zen James

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Rhonda Linet, David Lister, Tom Sedita, & Toni Valentino

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Robert Hill, Shareef & Al Malnik, & Norman Wedderburn

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball.

Shareef & Al Malnik.

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball.

Shareef Malnik speaking.

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball.

Yury Bettoni & Adrianna De Moura

Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball Lenny Kravitz to perform at this year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

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