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Fundación MIR celebrates its annual ‘Family Weekend’ in conjunction with Tiffany & Co.

Executive Director of Fundación MIR Lyanne Azqueta, Group Director of Tiffany & Co. Henry Gonzalez, President and Founder of Fundación MIR Lian Fanjul de Azqueta, CEO of MGSCOMM Manuel Machado.
Executive Director of Fundación MIR, Lyanne Azqueta; Group Director of Tiffany & Co., Henry Gonzalez; President and Founder of Fundación MIR, Lian Fanjul de Azqueta and CEO of MGSCOMM, Manuel Machado.
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Fundación MIR celebrated its annual “Family Weekend” events on Saturday, August 10,  including golf and tennis tournaments for the entire family in the Casa de Campo resort located in La Romana, Dominican Republic. The triumphs of the day’s events were celebrated with a magnificent awards ceremony with celebrity emcee Pamela Sued, live entertainment by DJ Gringo of Miami, FL, Tiffany & Co.’s Mystery Blue Box Wall, a delectable gourmet fare by Le Cirque, and cocktails by Ron Atlántico, Absolut Vodka and Chivas 18. The event was brought together under the pristine stars and alluring ocean of the Dominican Republic in Playa Minitas with the central purpose of generating funds that support the various on-going social projects of the organization and that once funded the creation of MIR in 1990.

To initiate the nights’ events, the crowd was welcomed by Mrs. Lian Fanjul de Azqueta, President of Fundación MIR, and her daughter Lyanna Azqueta de Fanjul, Executive Director of the organization, greeting and thanking guests for their support as they hosted the successful

Fundación MIR Celebrates their Annual “Family Weekend for Life”  event that brought together hundreds of guests and owners of villas in Casa de Campo. Foundation Founder, Lian states “Our deepest thanks and gratitude to all who participated or donated to the event, their contributions and support are what allow MIR to continue providing services to those in need.”

The Awards Dinner was held in the picturesque location of Playa Minitas with breathtaking backdrop of the Caribbean Sea. Throughout the evening guests were able to participate in Tiffany & Co.’s Mystery Blue Box Fundraiser, the newest version of the interactive fundraising activity, which gave attendees the chance to walk through the boxes and purchase a Tiffany Blue Box containing a surprise item inside.

Tiffany & Co. Jewelry
Tiffany & Co. Jewelry.
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Clarisa de la Rosa and Nelson Torres.
Clarisa de la Rosa and Nelson Torres.
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Francesca and Luca Travagliati.
Francesca and Luca Travagliati.
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Gimena Pasauri, Dr. Mario Mendez and Maria Vila.
Gimena Pasauri, Dr. Mario Mendez and Maria Vila.
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Gisela and Felix Ferrer.
Gisela and Felix Ferrer.
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Giustina Dantini, Marcella Lelli, Paola Celombo and Mari Zambelli.
Giustina Dantini, Marcella Lelli, Paola Celombo and Mari Zambelli.
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Herbert Shoudeubock, Gabrielle Gallera, Victor Kelin and Marcus Laahanen.
Herbert Shoudeubock, Gabrielle Gallera, Victor Kelin and Marcus Laahanen.
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Liliane Smith Lacoste and Kevin Smith.
Liliane Smith Lacoste and Kevin Smith.
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Licitony and Zayra Cruz.
Licitony and Zayra Cruz.
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Maripily Rivera and Alberto Rodriguez.
Maripily Rivera and Alberto Rodriguez.
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Marta Gutierrez, Juan Gutierrez, Sandra Gutierrez and Jorge Gutierrez.
Marta Gutierrez, Juan Gutierrez, Sandra Gutierrez and Jorge Gutierrez.
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Michael Messina, Liz Alston, Robin Alston, Annette Messina, Alicia Thames and Adam Thames.
Michael Messina, Liz Alston, Robin Alston, Annette Messina, Alicia Thames and Adam Thames.
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 Tiffany & Co. Jewelry
 Tiffany & Co. Jewelry
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Rai Palasio Espasa, Mariana Palasio Espasa, David Guerrido and maria Puig Canal.
Rai Palasio Espasa, Mariana Palasio Espasa, David Guerrido and maria Puig Canal.
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Robert Garcia, Mary Lockwood and Jay Lockwood
Robert Garcia, Mary Lockwood and Jay Lockwood.
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Runela Prandeli and Daniela Fasoli.
Runela Prandeli and Daniela Fasoli.
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Sofia Renedo, Diego S. De Leon and Karen Haug
Sofia Renedo, Diego S. De Leon and Karen Haug.
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Tiffany & Co. Jewelry
Tiffany & Co. Jewelry.
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Tiffany & Co. Jewelry
Tiffany & Co Jewelry.
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Tom Wahl, Isamar Trego, David Gober, Sheila Gober, Yudelka Mariano and Noel Mariano.
Tom Wahl, Isamar Trego, David Gober, Sheila Gober, Yudelka Mariano and Noel Mariano.
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Ylenia Pippo and Virginio Maccarone
Ylenia Pippo and Virginio Maccarone.
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Tiffany & Co. Jewelry
Tiffany & Co. Jewelry
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The jewelry prizes included numerous Tiffany collections which were all donated in support of raising money for the beautiful cause. Included in the mysterious boxes were pieces from the Ziegfeld Collection, which is based on Tiffany archival jewelry designs from the 1920s, and part of the inspiration for the Tiffany’s The Great Gatsby Collection, inspired by Baz Luhrmann’s film. Other jewelry prizes came from the 2013 Atlas Collection, along with other pieces ranging from Paloma Picasso’s Villa Paloma pendant necklace to fashionable Elsa Peretti bone cuffs which prompted a total sell out even before the commencement of the event. Pamela Sued, Dominican Republic TV personality, was the charming Mistress of Ceremonies for the night; and presented recent graduates from MIR’s vocational schools before the dedicated audience. Lyanne Azqueta de Fanjul, the Executive Director of the organization, introduced Juan Bernardo Rosario (“Benny”) to the crowd, a student who started as a little boy with the foundation and has grown up to graduate with a medical degree thanks to Fundación MIR. Guests then dined to the delicious gastronomical creations from the chefs of Le Cirque restaurant.