This past weekend was the annual Dress For Success Miami Gala which saw a return to the Rusty Pelican out on Virginia Key. Dress For Success and Suited For Success, it’s partner parent organization, are much beloved throughout Miami, now having served the community for 22 years and helping 60,000 people with job training and employment skills. Quite an accomplishment. As with every year the team at DFS Miami and in particular Sonia Jacobson tries to come up with a particular theme to help draw attention to their cause, their big 20th Gala was a fancy dress style ball for Gangsters and Glam, this year however they focused on a specific group of individuals, veterans, and titled it Hero’s Unite Dress For Success Annual Gala.
The Rusty Pelican is a great spot for holding any event, mostly because the views over Biscayne Bay and beyond are drop dead amazing. The evening had the usual auction during cocktail hour, an excellent dinner and then a charity gambling, dancing and music. The Gala Ambassador was TV Host, model and actress Chiquinquira Delgado and a special surprise celebrity guest appearance by Orange Is The New Black star Selenium Layva.
The Platinum Sponsors were the Judith and Norman Fields Fund and Walmart
Silver Sponsors Ocean Bank and Brickell Luxury Motors
Bronze Sponsors Perry Ellis and Doubletree Grand Biscayne Bay
Other Sponsors and Partners:JW Marriott Marquis Miami, Bacardi, Xumba Printing, Royal Caribbean, Fantasy Farms, Bacardi, Jesse Estrada, Natalia Robles.