Jackson Health Foundation celebrates 25 years of giving

On Saturday, January 21,  Jackson Health Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary with a spectacular sold-out Birthday Bash at Soho Studios. This year’s Golden Angels Gala, brought together over 800 philanthropists and community leaders, who raised more than $2.6 million in support of the work being done at Jackson Health System, one of the nation’s largest and most respected public healthcare networks, dedicated to offering world-class care in Miami-Dade county.

The incredible success of this gala was due to the hard work and commitment of Fana Holtz and Janice Lipton who served as Gala Chairs. Grateful appreciation to: OPHELIA & JUAN J. ROCA M., Grand Honorary Chairs; ROBERTA & HARVEY CHAPLIN, Humanitarian Chairs; MERCEDES & DR. RODOLFO HERNANDEZ, Honorary Chairs; JANIE & RON KUPFERMAN, Honorary Chairs; and DR. SHIRLEY PRESS & DR. WILLIAM RAPOPORT, Honorary Chairs.

Andria Ares Holtz, who served as the evening’s emcee, encouraged guests to purchase birthday gifts throughout the evening in honor of Jackson Health Foundation’s 25th anniversary. A highlight of the night included a glamorous raffle of a 2017 Porsche Macan donated by The Collection. As a philanthropic gesture, the lucky winner, Felipe Fons, donated the car back to JHF in support of the patients and families who depend on Jackson.

The 25th Birthday Bash received the support of numerous sponsors including The Collection, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Workscapes + Herman Miller, Robins & Morton, Skanska, Mike’s Cigars, VALIC, AvMed, Perkins+Will, HKS, HDR, Inc., Turner Construction, Ryder System, FPL, Carnival Cruise Line, Miami Heat, Wells Fargo, José Milton Foundation, AECOM, Bank of America, Northern Trust, Whitman Family, Sodexo, Hope of a Miracle Foundation, Greenberg Traurig and Owens & Minor. The Miami Herald and Selecta Magazine served as media partners.

Jackson Health Foundation is the fundraising arm of Jackson Health System, seeking private philanthropic support to fund the system’s greatest needs.