Inside Al and Nancy Malnik’s Make-A-Wish Garden Party

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Robert Hill, Shareef & Al Malnik, & Norman Wedderburn
Robert Hill, Shareef & Al Malnik, & Norman Wedderburn

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Miami’s most avid philanthropists and “Lifetime Benefactors” of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Al and Nancy Malnik, hosted a posh garden party at their stunning Ocean Ridge, Florida private estate. The affair welcomed in more than 200 supporters of the foundation and served as a kickoff to the upcoming annual Make-A-Wish Gala, which will take place on Saturday, November 4th, 2017.

Gabrielle Anwar & Shareef Malnik5
Gabrielle Anwar & Shareef Malnik

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Shareef Malnik, Board Chairman of Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, Gala Chair of the InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball, and proprietor of The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar made two exciting announcements that day. 1. The theme of this year’s gala, which will be Mystical Music Box; 2. Grammy Award-Winning entertainer Lenny Kravitz will be this year’s entertainer.

Each year, the gala continues to stun, drawing in the most elite crowd of attendees, as well as A-List performers. Last year’s gala featured a special performance by John Legend and this year’s is sure to continue to excite the crowd with a legendary performance from the iconic artist, Lenny Kravitz.

Nancy and Al Malnik
Nancy and Al Malnik

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Aside from the special announcements and celebration, the elegant fête featured gourmet passed canapés and cocktails as guests were treated to a special DECO Productions dance performance choreographed by New Century Dance Company, and music by DJ Eshkenazi.

Norman Wedderburn
Norman Wedderburn speaking

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Notable attendees included hosts Al and Nancy Malnik; Ball Chairman, Board Chair and Founder of Chairman’s Society Shareef Malnik and 2011-2016 Ball emcee and Chairman’s Society member Gabrielle Anwar; President and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, Norman Wedderburn; InterContinental® Miami General Manager and Gala Host Robert Hill and wife Breda Hill; socialite/philanthropists Elisabeth Kieselstein-Cord and filmmaker husband Teddy Hamm, Tracy Stern, Adriana DeMoura, and Fabian Basabe; Chairman Society members Richard Polidori, Todd and Kim Glaser, Eugene and Brooke Frenkel, Brett Rose and Jerry Gutierrez and Denise Crowley; Make-A-Wish ® Southern Florida Board Members Jennifer Barnes, Amy Federman, Jill Johns, Mayte Fernandez, Sharri Gutierrez, Joseph Perez and Jodi Siravo and Miami notables including Jerry and Rachel Libbin, Brian and Andee Holland, Trina Robinson, Clare Laverty, Jeff Kamlet, Josh and Carissa Leibman, Sean Drake and Michelle Leshem, Trish Carroll, Tara Solomon and Nick D’Annunzio.

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