Mourning Family Foundation Hosts Sounds of Hope Charity Dinner

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Alonzo Mourning, Tracy Wilson Mourning, Cynthia Marin, & Wayne Boich
Alonzo Mourning, Tracy Wilson Mourning, Cynthia Marin, & Wayne Boich

Wayne & Cynthia Boich opened their beautiful waterfront home in Miami Beach to host charity dinner benefiting for the Mourning Family Foundation along with founders Alonzo Mourning and wife Tracy Wilson Mourning, Mark Fisher, Stuart Miller and Gonzalo Morales.  The event was titled Sounds of Hope, and hosted world renowned violist, David Aaron Carpenter and his siblings, Lauren and Sean.

Yanni Burton, David Aaron Carpenter, Grace Carpenter, Lauren Carpenter, Sean Carpenter, & Daniel Lelchuk
Yanni Burton, David Aaron Carpenter, Grace Carpenter, Lauren Carpenter, Sean Carpenter, & Daniel Lelchuk

More than 100 VIP attended to help’s the Mourning Family Foundation causes Overtown Youth Center and HoneyShine.  The evening started with a cocktail reception in the courtyard of the beautiful estate where guest sipped Veuve Clicquot Champagne, enjoyed hors d’oeuvres by Bill Hansen’s Catering before being ushered into an outdoor ballroom that featured the glimmering Miami Skyline as a picturesque backdrop. Naturally, classical music played as the soundtrack to the sophisticated evening.

Cynthia Marin & Friends
Cynthia Marin & Friends

David Aaron Carpenter has emerged as one of the world’s leading young artists. He has been acclaimed by Die Welt as “A New Star at the Forefront of Violists”; by The Philadelphia Inquirer as “an overnight-star violist”; and by The Strad Magazine as a violist whose “soulful sound, committed playing and dazzling technique leaves little to desire.”

Marla Wilson, Nicole Fratarcangeli, Jen Bergman, & Tara Forman
Marla Wilson, Nicole Fratarcangeli, Jen Bergman, & Tara Forman

Earlier in the day, the Carpenter trio toured the Overtown Youth Center and treated 20 students from Booker T. Washington Senior High, and Jose de Diego Middle School to a musical mentoring sessions, taking requests and playing the students favorite songs on the viola while encouraging the youth to stay passionate about their dreams, along with dedication and the persistent pursuit of their dreams.

Tracy Wilson Mourning
Tracy Wilson Mourning

The spectacular evening concluded with a special Hennessy Prestige Sensory Journey Tasting Experience, a toast that included a rare cognac from the Hennessy Maison Prestige Collection, to the future of success of the Mourning Family Foundation.

Neki Mohan speaking6

If you’d like more information about the Mourning Family Foundation and its partnering programs visit www.mourningfamilyfoundation.org.

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