IV Gala Miami

BrazilFoundation held the IV Gala Miami at the beautiful Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). Presented by Park Grove, the event brought together hundreds in support of a better Brazil. A total of US$ 525,000 was raised from the event, including proceeds from auction and ticket sales, which will support at least 15 social projects in Brazil.

Three social projects were recognized at the gala: Fundação Banco do Brasil, represented by its President José Caetano de Andrade Minchillo; Fundação Xuxa Meneghel, received by its president, Xuxa Meneghel, for its 25 years of working with children and adolescents; and Associação Cultural Filhos da Corrente, received by capoeirista Renato Alexander (Mestre Magrão), which promotes social inclusion through capoeira for over 1,200 students in the regions of Parelheiros and Paraisópolis, in the city of São Paulo.

The International Philanthropy Award was presented to Marc Buoniconti of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, an organization that is mobilizing doctors to find a cure for paralysis – and that is currently treating Laís Souza, a Brazilian athlete who became quadriplegic after suffering a skiing accident.

Honorary Chair: The Consul General of Brazil in Miami, Ambassador Hélio Ramos and Mrs. Milma Ramos
Chairs:Paulo & Lais Bacchi
Presenting Sponsors: Park Grove
Masters Sponsors: American Airlines, Artefacto, Banco do Brasil, Diageo
Event Sponsors: Crédit Agricole, de GRISOGONO, Goldman Sachs, Safra National Bank of New York – Miami
Official Airline: American Airlines
Official Hotel: Mandarin Oriental, Miami
Grand Benefactors: Alyson & Will Landers, Christian Dior, Fedex Latin America, Fortune International Realty, Itaú Bank, IWC Schaffhausen, Maria Carolina & Paulo Melo, Paulo & Lais Bacchi, Piquet Realty,

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sunny Isles Beach, Shutts & Bowen, Suzane & Leo Macedo, and Tiffany & Co.
Benefactors: Adriana & Rodrigo Vianna, Claudia & Alejandro Rebelo, Denize Gouvea, Gisela & Randy Millian, Luciana Fragali & David Siddons, and Rejane de Paula & Italo Linfante.
Host Committee: Adriana Vianna, Alexandre Piquet, Amelia Whitaker, Ana Dutra, Ann Maria Ferrão, Chrissie Litenski, Claudia D’Orey Rebelo, Daniel Piquet, Gisela & Randy Millian, Luciana Ferri, Luciana Fragali, Marcio Torres, Rejane de Paula, and Suzane & Leo Macedo.


President of Fundação Banco do Brasil

José Caetano de Andrade Minchillo

Fundação Banco do Brasil identifies and mobilizes different social actors with the goal of finding effective solutions for sustainable development in Brazilian communities. The foundation is recognized for “Social Technology” certification – products and techniques developed create effective solutions for social transformation.

Founder of Associação Cultural Filhos da Corrente

Renato Alexandre (mestre Magrão)

Renato Alexandre, known as “Mestre Magrão” grew up in Favela Vila da Paz, in the “south zone” of São Paulo. It was there that he discovered that capoeira could give him a chance to live a dignified life.  In 2008, the Associação Cultural Filhos da Corrente was born with the mission of improving the quality of life for the community and upholding their rights.

Celebrating 25 years of Fundação Xuxa Meneghel

Xuxa Meneghel

Known nationally and internationally as an artist for 30 years, Xuxa Meneghel is equally well known for her social and humanitarian work. In 1989 founded Fundação Xuxa Meneghel, that works to protect and promote the rights of children and adolescents in Brazil through campaigns, social mobilizing, and advocacy to influence public policy and ensure the rights of children. 

International Philantropy Award

Marc Buoniconti

President of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.


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