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Alina and Anthony Shriver

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

In 1989, Anthony Kennedy Shriver founded Best Buddies International. It has since grown to have some 1,500 chapters around the world and 700,000 people are positively impacted by Best Buddies every year, a number that is set to grow in 2010 thanks to an international expansion effort led by Anthony. Alina is the Vice President of art and merchandise for the organization. She also runs Shriver Art, an art consulting and marketing business that is responsible for the 35-foot Britto sculpture that was unveiled at the 5th Street entrance to Miami Beach.

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Karim Masri, Nicola Siervo and Rony Seikaly

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

This trio are partners in KNR Food Concepts, which is behind Quattro Gastronomia Italiana and Sosta. They lent their know-how to Joia, Hotel Astor, Mynt, and Mokai. They operate the food, beverage and nightlife establishments at the W South Beach—The Dutch, WET and WALL. Seikaly also played for the Miami Heat. Quadrant Investment Group, of which Seikaly is CEO, has created and managed three separate funds with $128 million in investor equity and $350 million in real estate.

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Lee Brian Schrager

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

An executive at Florida-based mega adult beverage distribution company, Southern Wine and Spirits, Schrager is responsible for the brands marketing. But a savvy Schrager took things to the next level when he created the Food Network’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival, which brings the most celebrated names from the world’s finest culinary institutions and revered wineries to the sands of Miami Beach for one weekend each February, all to benefit FIU’s school of hospitality and tourism management. Following in the same pattern, Schrager launched a similar festival in New York. The NYC version benefits food banks in the city.

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Stephanie Sayfie-Agaard

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Miami-based socialite and author of Miami Herald column, “Steph Sez,” Stephanie Sayfie-Aagaard keeps more than busy. The wonder woman uses all of her wonderful community ties to raise funds for causes dear to her heart. Topping her list of important charitable causes is The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and The Buoniconti Fund, the world’s largest, most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center.

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Alejandro Sanz

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Alejandro Sanz d has won a total of 15 Latin Grammy Awards and 3 Grammy Awards. He has won the Latin Grammy for Album of the Year three times and has released a total of 10 albums and 6 DVDs. Collaborations with Kelly Rowland, Shakira, and Alicia Keys helped him win American hearts. His single, “Looking for Paradise,” was conceived on the mega-yacht of Haute 100 members, Loren and JR Ridinger, Utopia III, and you can find Loren, JR, and Haute Living CEO Kamal Hotchandani making cameos in the song’s music video. Sanz also recorded with Tony Bennett for his album Duets II that featured such stars as Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, and Carrie Underwood.

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