MDGLCC’s 17th Annual Gala & Awards Celebration

Matti Bauer, visitor, Steve Haas, Wendy Kallergis, Charles Castro, visitor (Picture: Dale Stine)

It’s not topaz. It’s not Emerald. Ruby is the theme at this 12 months’s Miami-Dade Homosexual & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce 17 Annual Gala and Awards Celebration. The occasion will boast a pioneer, a curator, some pop-ups a implausible silent public sale, and a moonlight Soiree. It is going to additionally characteristic some awards, as “The Ruby Gala” will as soon as once more honor company and particular person supporters of the Miami-Dade LGBTQ group. To catch all of the enjoyable and pleasure, friends are inspired to get their tickets earlier than they absolutely promote out. The Ruby Gala will happen Saturday, Could 19, on the Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Boulevard, and can as soon as once more be offered by Wells Fargo. 

When requested in regards to the fabulous honorees, Steve Atkins, President/CEO of the MDGLCC, stated:

“As soon as once more, MDGLCC has 4 unbelievable award recipients to honor on the Ruby Gala on Could 19th!  Each represents, of their distinctive means, the best qualities in service to group, dedication to variety and, a selflessness that we search for in our honorees.  For Seminole Exhausting Rock Lodge & On line casino and, YES Institute, the awards acknowledge years of supporting the LGBT Group by outreach and/or coaching & growth. For Vicki Brail and Roger Thomson, their recognition is for a lifetime of dedication and philanthropy to the LGBT group.”

This Yr’s Award Recipients

AT&T Enterprise of the Yr Award

Seminole Exhausting Rock Lodge & On line casino Hollywood 

Areas Enterprise Individual of the Yr Award

Vicki Brail

AIDS Healthcare Basis Non-Revenue Group of the Yr Award

YES Institute

 Morgan Stanley Bob Balsam Civic Achievement Award

Roger Thomson

Steve went on to say: “The Chamber’s annual gala celebration is certainly one of our hottest and positively our best-attended occasion of the 12 months. We anticipate a sell-out crowd of 500 friends who will combine, mingle, social gathering and go out stacks of enterprise playing cards, all whereas honoring group leaders who’ve contributed to the enhancement of the South Florida LGBTQ group.” 

The Pioneer alluded to is the Pioneer Winter Collective which would be the featured leisure on the gala. Pioneer Winter is a Miami-based choreographer and director of the Pioneer Winter Collective— invested in bodily theater, up to date dance, interdisciplinary collaboration, and transmedia. His Collective offers a platform for risk-taking, progressive, and experimental tasks by democratizing efficiency by sudden our bodies, sudden locations, and sudden social change.  Described as avant-garde, experimental, uncooked and fearless, the Collective blurs the boundaries between bodily theatre and up to date dance. The Pioneer Winter Collective creates experiences which can be frightening, progressive, and risk-taking: sudden our bodies in sudden locations, producing sudden social change – highly effective tales and voices.   

The premium silent public sale objects will embody a variety in classes — arts & tradition, meals and eating, well being and wellness, leisure, retail, sports activities, and journey & lodging. For the proper Staycation friends will have the ability to bid on a two-night keep on the fabulous Marriott Stanton South Seashore and complement it with a one-day rental of a luxurious automobile and tickets to a present on the Adrienne Arsht Middle. 

The Gala’s moonlight is the Moonlight Networking Soiree, which takes place after the awards ceremony. The Moonlight Networking Soiree rounds out the night and permits friends to proceed making connections whereas having fun with the open bar by Bacardi, that includes Gray Goose Vodka. 

The 17th Annual Gala begins at 6 pm with a reception, silent public sale, and interactive pop-up shows, which might be adopted by a grand buffet, the awards presentation and Moonlight Networking.

In response to Jorge Richa, Advertising and marketing and Program Director, “The Ruby Gala has been designed in such a means that friends may have ample alternatives to interact, join, and community with one another whereas having fun with the cocktail reception, silent public sale, interactive pop-ups, grand buffet, awards ceremony, and moonlight networker.”

Tickets to The Ruby Gala are all VIP once more this 12 months, Adkins stated. Tickets are $2,000 for tables of 10, or $200 for particular person tickets, and embrace reserved seating, the grand buffet, an open bar, a VIP reward bag (my favourite), and participation within the drawing. Reservations can be found on-line at, or by calling 305- 673-4440.


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