Source: Coral Gables Patch
By: Paul Scicchitano
Philanthropic, social, civic and business influencers from around the Miami area turned out in Spanish flare to celebrate The Biltmore Ball, which benefits the Coral Gables Community Foundation. Presented by Paul and Swanee DiMare, the romance, rich heritage and architectural allure of Spain set the scene for the evening’s distinguished honorees. The evening also marked 26 years of foundation accomplishments.
“We are delighted to celebrate these pillars of our community; we thank our gala chairs Sissy DeMaria and Mary Young and all of our sponsors who have helped make this gala such a success,” said John O’Rourke, Chairman of the Coral Gables Community Foundation Board of Directors. “This year, in a strategic partnership with The Biltmore Hotel, we have renamed our signature event to ‘The Biltmore Ball,’ extending our reach and visibility. It’s an honor to have such overwhelming support which, in turn, is helping us do more for our neighborhood and our neighbors in need.”