We hosted our fifth-annual philanthropic gala on Saturday, October 14th. The theme, A Night at the Masquerade Ball, was a stunning success that featured a luxurious sense of elegance and ambiance at the Coral Gables Country Club. Guests enjoyed decadent cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a 3-Course Dinner, fabulous silent and live auction items, entertainment and a rocking good time at the live DJ After Party. Through silent and live auction bids and direct contributions, we raised over $100,000 during the event, all of which will go to resources that will help improve the quality of learning conditions for primary-school children in Jamaica.
This year’s gala, honored donors, including the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, with Donor of Distinction awards for their contributions to leading gifts of financial support over the past 5 years, which have significantly helped the Lynne Mitchell Foundation to further its mission to improve the educational opportunities of underprivileged children in Jamaica. The Jamaican Ambassador to the U.S., Audrey P. Marks, made a special guest appearance to the event as well and was delighted to be in attendance.