Haute Event: Lea & Roy Black’s Star-Studded Annual Gala Returns For Its 19th Year

The Blacks' Annual Gala 2013 - Inside

Roy and Lea Black’s star-studded charity event, The Blacks’ Annual Gala, returned for its 19th year this past weekend, with red carpet arrivals followed by a Grey Goose Vodka cocktail reception, gourmet dinner and silent and live auctions. The gala, which benefits The Consequences Charity and their programs with Teach for America, Breakthrough Miami and Big Dreams for kids, successfully raised more than $12 million.

The live and silent auction items included Jeffrey Rackover jewelry, a walk-on role in an upcoming Michael Bay movie, a one-year lease on an all-new 2013 Range Rover, a Hublot Watch donated by Rick & Martha de la Croix and many more. Guests also enjoyed performances by Flo Rida and American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, followed by the beats of DJ Trouble and Whi5ker5 with the Illbots.

“This year’s gala was one of our best,” said Lea Black. “The performances were over the top. We are very grateful to the guests for their support of a cause that benefits so many teens that have so little.”

Celebrity guests in attendance included Gabrielle AnwarLance BassHelio CastronevesJonathan ChebanBernard HopkinsLisa & Lenny HochsteinJoanna Krupa & Romain ZagoKarent SierraSammy SosaInés RiveroDennis Rodman and Sofia Milos.