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September 09, 2006 - HospiceCare of Southeast Florida hosts SILVER WINGS Gala

What: 25th Anniversary

Where: Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

When: Saturday, September 9th, 2006

Time: 6:30 PM - 11:00 pm

Ticket Prices: Tickets for Silver Wings $200.00

Beneficiary: Bougainvilla (villa) - a HospiceCare Residential Facility

Gala Chairperson(s): Dr & Mrs Harry K Moon, Dr & Mrs Roland Molinet, Jack Jackson, Gina DeSouza

Founders: Elizabeth "BJ" Buntrock, William Burke, K.S. Cambata, Michael B. Curran, George Gore, J. Edward Hous

Executive Director: Susan G. Telli, Chief Executive Officer

Committee Members: EVENT COORDINATORS: Caren J. Bock & Beth French DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT: Pat Byrnes GENERAL COMMITTEE: Holly M. Barnes, Suzanne Batzer, Barbara Bihus, Leslie Fields, Sharon Forde, Kristen French, Pam Gahimer, Jacqueline Grant, Kathleen Palmer, Cynthia Rivera & Nellie Shelton COMMITTEE MEMBERS: M&M Trace Allison, M&M Timothy L. Bailey, M&M Arthur S. Bengochea, M&M Ted C. Bertolett, Mr. John M. Bock, The Honorable & Mrs Robert Butterworth; Dr. & Mrs. Richard Callari, Dr. & Mrs. Channing B. Coe, M&M Mark S. Conroy, M&M Karl Davis, M&M David Founds, Ms. Pam Gadinsky, M&M Gary Glenewinkel, M&M Howard Greenberg, Mr. Peter Herman, M&M Bart Houston, M&M Steve Hyatt, Dr. & Mrs Charles Lee Jackson, M&M Greg Jaxtheimer, Ms. Alyson Beasley Kass, Ms. Silvy Lawless, M&M George Morgan, M&M William Murphy, M&M Jose Pagan, Ms. Claudette Pagano, M&M Mark Peck, M&M Eric Peterson, M&M Michael Redington, M&M Lloyd Rhodes, M&M J. Roy Ridgeway, M&M Howard Schnellenberger, M&M Steve Schultze, Ms. Sharon Stiles, Dr. Tracey H. Stokes & Dr. Ari Silverstein, Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Tufts & Ms. Barbara Winston "Thank you to all our Volunteers that make this and other events possible."

Libations: Southern Wine & Spirits

Entertainment: Hot Brass Monkey Band

Sponsors: Sun Sentinel, Vista Health Plans, Med Ex USA, Bank of Florida, Silversea Cruise Lines, JR Capital & Investment, Hammershee Surgical Partners, The Rhodes Insurance Group, Shutts & Bowen LLP, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, UBS, Harbor Realty, Silvy Lawless-Events by Design, BB & J Linens, Northern Trust, Pavarini Construction, Kraeer-Fairchild, City Of South Miami & Southern Wine & Spirits, Harbor Beach-Ft. Lauderdale Resort & Spa Marriott, Landmark Travel, North Broward Hospital District Also Thanks To: Allegra Printers, BB & J Linen, BSM Capital, City of South Miami, Colonial Insurance, Green & Murphy Law, Greenberg & Traurig Law, Holly M. Barnes, Lauderdale Orthopedic, Mr. & Mrs. Karl Davis, Northern Trust, Pavarini Construction, SharonStiles, Silvy Lawless-Events by Design, UBS

Menu: Grilled Jumbo Shrimp w/Avocado & Mango Salsa, Artisan Bread & Rolls, Grilled Center Cut Beef Tenderloin w/roasted shallot cabernet sauce, Potatoes Anna, Baby Carrots & Brocollini, Chocolate Timbale and Starbucks freshly brewed coffee & Tazo Tea

Board of Directors: EXECUTIVE BOARD: Susan G. Telli, Chief Executive Officer; Karin Rhodes, President; Ann Lee,Vice President; Frankie Thomas, Secretary; Jose Pagan, Treasurer GENERAL BOARD MEMBERS: Emilio Benitez, Esq., Yolanda Cash Jackson Esq., Msgr.Patrick McDonnell, Roland K.Molinet, M.D., James Murphy, Esq., Michael Robinson, Esq.; John Ruddy & Edward P. (Ned) Skiff

Blacktie Photos by: Betty Young

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:

 Young volunteers for HospiceCare -Paul Burgess & Anjali Sharma
Young volunteers for HospiceCare -Paul Burgess & Anjali Sharma

HospiceCare celebrated its 25th Anniversary of hospice support to the community with an event  presented by MedEx USA and VISTA Healthplans at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa appropriately called “Silver Wings” in celebrate of the care, service, support and growth of HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc., incorporated in 1981. 

HospiceCare agency has grown to three offices, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, offering quality services to families from Deerfield Beach to Key West.  


The event directly supports the expansion of “Bougainville” (Villa) a residential facility in Fort Lauderdale for patients with no place to live and/or no one to care for them.  Opened in 1995 with five beds, this home setting was expanded in 2001 to eight beds because there were always needy individuals on a waiting list.  The goal of "Silver Wings" gala  is to increase the number of beds for residents to sixteen. 


When the doors of the Ballroom opened, guests entered an ambiance of Dancing "Silver Wings".  It reminded me of the way the ocean looks when the moon casts a silver glow that makes each wave & ripple look like a silver wing creating an aura of peace, serenity, and comfort.  This aura defines the loving care HospiceCare provides to all those who seek it’s support. 


An inspiring invocation asking for God's guidance and support in providing dignity and comfort to those who come to HospiceCare was given by Monsignor Patrick McDonnell.


A special presentation of a bouquet of flowers was presented to Susan Telli, Chief Executive Officer, HospiceCare of South Florida for her dedication, support and boundless energy in making HospiceCare a vital asset to our community.


It was touching moment when the opportunity to sponsor a child for $250.00, to attend Camp Coral, a HospiceCare bereavement camp for children, was presented, and a large number of the attendees reached out to sponsor these children reflecting the true dedication of it’s supporters. 

 Following dinner, the Hot Brass Monkey Band provided lively entertainment that had everyone dancing and having an incredible time as you can see in some of the photos.


By:  Betty Young

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