Love and Hope High Rollers

Love and Hope High Rollers Night

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Love & Hope's High Rollers Night

Nearly 300 guests tested their luck at the first-ever Love and Hope High Rollers fundraiser at the Miami Beach hot spot Faena Forum, Saturday, April 14, 2018 – and helped raise $320,000 for the Diabetes Research Institute at the UM Miller School of Medicine.

The evening kicked off with a cocktail reception at the coliseum-style room of the unique Faena Forum building’s second floor – which was decorated with oversized dice and casino chips throughout. Guests enjoyed drinks, passed light bites and stations with an assortment of delicious food before heading up to the third floor for the dinner program and casino games.

Love and Hope Executive Chairman Sandra Levy led the program, where she thanked Honorary Chairman Barbara Shapiro and National Chairman Kathy Simkins and her family for their contributions to the Love and Hope committee, event and DRI. She also recognized International Chairman Barry Gibb and his wife Linda, who were among the crowd and will be knighted as Sir and Lady by the Queen of England later this summer.

After a delicious dinner and dessert, the party and games started with Vegas-style showgirls directing guests to the Casino area – where they tried their luck at blackjack, roulette, craps, slots and many more exciting games for a chance to win dozens of luxury and one-of-a-kind items including a guitar signed by Barry Gibb himself.

The fun evening came to a close with the exciting announcing of raffle winners, coffee, cookies decorated like playing cards, and guests dancing the night away.

Honorary Chairman
Barbara Shapiro

Casino Royale Sponsor
Leon J. Simkins Family Foundation

Royal Flush Sponsor
Jill Viner

Roulette Sponsors
Micky and Madeleine Arison Foundation
Marc and Helene Kovens

Black Jack Sponsors
Betty Brandt
& Joe and Pam Lubeck
Jeremy and Ariel Milgroom at the Jacob and Anita Penzer Foundation

Poker Sponsors
Kathryn Chesler
Marilyn Fellman
Mark Fisher
Linda and Barry Gibb
Mark Guthrie
& Sabrina Gallo
Thomas and Ivana Jermoluk
Eleanor Kosow
Sandra and Sid Levy

Sean Posner
Serena Simkins
Barry Smith


Supporting Sponsors




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