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Make-A-Wish Annual Garden Party at the Malnik Residence

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

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West Palm Beach, FL – April 17, 2016 – Al and Nancy Malnik, Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida Lifetime Benefactors, hosted their annual Garden Party. The private occasion, held at their estate welcomed more than 200 supporters out to celebrate the kickoff of the highly anticipated 22nd anniversary of the InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball, taking place Saturday, November 12, 2016. Shareef Malnik, Gala Chairman and proprietor of The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar, announced this year’s theme will be La Nuit de l’Animal (Night of the Animal); whilst rallying excitement for another spectacular sell-out event and what is anticipated to be their largest gala to-date. Shareef also announced the reprise of ball celebrity emcee and documentary filmmaker Gabrielle Anwar. The elegant garden party featured delicious bites, refreshing summer cocktails and cello players provided by Sincronia USA. The afternoon concluded with an endearing speech by Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida wish recipient’s father Craig Kuperman, whose daughter, 15-year old Lauren Kuperman, wish was granted with a trip to Paris, France in 2015, not only making his daughter’s dream of going to Europe come true, but provided a monumental experience that will stay with her, forever. The final ending also concluded with a heartfelt moment where Lauren was introduced to her sponsors Andrew Sasson and Chris Paciello.

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Norman Wedderburn, Al Malnik, & Robert Hill

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Shareef Malnik & Gabrielle Anwar

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Gabrielle Anwar, Lauren Kuperman, & Shareef Malnik

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Shareef Malnik, Lauren Kuperman, & Chris Paciello

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Chris Paciello & Lauren Kuperman

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Tara Solomon & Al Malnik

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Mark Guzzetta & Al Malnik

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Natalie Rao, Stefan Moczarski, Yaseen & Shareef Malnik

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Beverly Oretsky & Jill Johns

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Make-A-Wish Annual Garden Party at the Malnik Residence

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

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West Palm Beach, FL – April 26, 2015 – Al and Nancy Malnik, Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida Lifetime Benefactors, hosted their annual Garden Party. The private affair, held at their Palm Beach County oceanfront estate, celebrated the 21st anniversary of the InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball, taking place on November 7, 2015. Shareef Malnik, Gala Chairman and proprietor of The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar, announced this year’s theme will celebrate the mystical world of Mythology. The alluring event featured delicious bites, refreshing bubbly and the musical sounds of one-of-a-kind violinist and DJ, Timothee Lovelock. The festivities concluded with an eloquent and heartfelt speech by Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida wish recipient Ian Sallee, whose wish to take a family trip to Naples, Italy was granted in September 2014, not only changing his life, but that of his family’s, forever.

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Chris Paciello & Michelle Elkadi

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Ali Malnik, Jessica Hastiem Stacey Marevent, & Genna Stevens

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Angela Zitnick & Jodi Siravo

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Nancy Malnik, Nicole Lamy, & James Davis

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Daniel Novela & Aria Leialoha

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Fabio Fernandez, Shirley Rozgonyi, & Thomas Pham

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Jennifer Uribe, Synthia Guzman, & Lisset Benitez

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Anthony Rhodes & Steven La Fonte

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Elexis Ansley, Al Malnik, & Alex Farshchian

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Christine Corson & Brandon May

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Robert Hill & Shareef Malnik

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Matt Simon & Robert Hill

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InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

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Wayne Newton

Miami, FL – November 1, 2014 – Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida and InterContinental® Miami celebrated their highly anticipated 20th Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Ball on Saturday evening, allowing guests to follow the yellow brick road into a magical “Oz”-themed celebration. The star-studded Gala hosted more than 900 VIPs, socialites, fashion mavens, celebrities and notable philanthropists with a common goal of raising funds for Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The evening kicked off with a lavish cocktail reception where guests enjoyed sumptuous culinary offerings and cocktails while bidding on more than 125 premier items at the Ball’s legendary silent auction, donated by top hospitality, entertainment, fashion and luxury brands. Once the ballroom opened for dinner, actress and documentary film director Gabrielle Anwar made her return for the fourth consecutive year as Celebrity MC of the Ball’s very lively live auction. Guests were also treated to an incredible performance by one of the most iconic female artists of all time, Diana Ross. As she took the stage, the Ballroom dance floor filled to capacity, with guests singing along to the superstar’s classic hits including “Baby Love” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” The dynamic Ball had an equally dynamic finale as this year’s edition of the InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Nightclub — “Voyage des Papillions” – paid homage to the contemporary Disco movement with an extravagant couture runway show presented by Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour, featuring designers including Emilio Pucci, Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana and KAUFMAN FRANCO. DJ Irie kept the crowd moving and grooving with his swift sounds throughout the night in the main ballroom. A hip, after-hours venue, the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub — presented by InList, and chaired by Shareef Malnik, with Michael Capponi as Vice-Chair, had guests dancing their way into the early morning hours to sounds by DJ Michelle Leshem and producer Sean Drake.

While there are many philanthropists involved, the enduring success of the InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Ball is largely due to the dedicated efforts of Shareef Malnik, Gala Chairman and proprietor of The Forge Restaurant and Wine Bar; Robert Hill, InterContinental® Miami General Manager; and Norman Wedderburn, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida – the trio affectionately known as the “Three Amigos.” In its 20-year history, the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball has raised $16.8 million to grant the wishes of more than 3,500 children from South Florida.  The $2.5 million net revenue raised at the 2014 Ball this past Saturday is a record amount, surpassing the prior record of $2 million net revenue raised at the 2013 Ball.

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Wayne Newton & Kathleen McCrone

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Clif Loftin,  Donald & Lisa Pliner, Al & Nancy Malnik, Kathleen McCrone, & Wayne Newton

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Al Malnik & Wayne Newton

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Shareef Malnik, Gabrielle Anwar, & Wayne Newton

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Al Malnik & Gabrielle Anwar

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Shareef Malnik, Gabrielle Anwar, & Al Malnik

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Shareef Malnik & Gabrielle Anwar

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Robert Hill, Shareef Malnik, Gabrielle Anwar, Al & Nancy Malnik, & Norm Wedderburn

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Norm Wedderburn, Shareef & Al Malnik, & Robert HIll

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Casey & Tomolin Cole

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Jill Martin

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James Ferraro Jr, Lauren Fitzpatrick, James Ferraro, & Alena Gaurikov

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Fabian & Martina Basabe

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Shareef Malnik, Gabrielle Anwar, Wayne Newton, Kathleen McCrone, & Robert Hill

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Dashil Hernandez, Kiki Barth, & Andrea Yurko

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Belkys Nerey & Elaine Lancaster

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Cynthia & Wayne Boich

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Michael Capponi, Myk Likhov, Brooke Biederman, & Lee Beck

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Shareef Malnik & Gabrielle Anwar

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Larsa & Scottie Pippen

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Charles Moreau & Kamal Hotchandani

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Wayne & Arlene Chaplin

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Lee Schrager, Al Malnik, & Ken Gorin

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Lee Schrager & Shareef Malnik

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Ken Gorin & Shareef Malnik

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Al Malnik & Wayne Newton

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Gabrielle Anwar

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Jared Shapiro & Erica Korman, Alicia & Apostolos Peristeris

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Gino Campodonico & Joseph Quinones

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Kelly Blanco & Gino Campodonico

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Glen Singer, Andrea Furer, Stephen & Gwenn Vecchitto

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Joe Perez & Ken Gorin

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Al Malnik & Ken Gorin

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Diana Ross

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Diana Ross & Karin Pituchova

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Bruce Starr, Brian Feit, & David Devos

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Scott Phelps, Marysol Patton, Jay Alexander, Belkys Nerey, & Brian Feit

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Jill Martin & Diego Bentz

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Elaine Lancaster & Al Malnik

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Richard Zona, Elaine Lancaster, Al Malnik, & Joe Day

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Donald & Lisa Pliner, Richard Zona, & Joe Day

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GALLERY SLIDER

Make-A-Wish Garden Party

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

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Miami, FL – April 27, 2014 – On Sunday afternoon, Make-A-Wish Southern Florida held its annual Garden Party, building excitement for the upcoming 20th Make-A-Wish Ball that will take place in November. Set affront a backdrop of glamour and sophistication, guests enjoyed an afternoon of delicious cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, as well as performances by a group of talented musical performers assembled especially for the event.  Attendees also were able to indulge in an elaborately tiered tabletop candy tower which certainly brought out the inner child in all guests. The private affair was hosted by Lifetime Benefactors Al and Nancy Malnik – whose unprecedented gift of $1 million to Make-A-Wish Southern Florida remains the largest single contribution to the charity – at their Palm Beach county oceanfront estate. The grand finale of the afternoon served as testament to the life-changing power of a Wish. “Wish Child” Joey Giordano Jr. was introduced; he is an 8 year-old cancer survivor whose mother shared his moving story of persevering through his grueling journey, knowing that once he improved he would be able to fulfill his Wish of going on a Disney cruise.

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Shareef Malnik, Adriana De Moura, & Frederic Marq

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Shareef Malnik, Gia, Joey, Joey Jr., & Libby Giordano, & Gabrielle Anwar

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Joey, Joey Jr., Libby, & Gia Giordano

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Shareef Malnik & Robert Hill

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Joey Giordano Jr. & Shareef Malnik

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Dan & Merle Weiss

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Daniel & Marcella Novela

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Francesca Cruz, Gabriella Wimmer, Aidee Korral, & Fernanda Ramos

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Linda Levy Goldberg & Tara Solomon

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Robert & Breda Hill

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Tara Solomon & Francesca Cruz

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Tara Solomon & Nick D’Annunzio

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GALLERY SLIDER

 

19th Annual Make-A-Wish Ball

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Miami, FL – November 2, 2013 – What’s your wish? If it was for an awesome Saturday night out at the 19th Annual Intercontinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball, then your wish was granted. This year, recording artist Adam Lambert and actress Gabrielle Anwar headlined the event with designer Traver Rains debuting his collection at the Intercontinental Make-A-Wish Nightclub. The event, which in its history has raised more than $12.3 million, enough to grant the wishes of 2,620 kids with life-threatening medical conditions, drew in the likes of Shareef Malnik, Robert Hill, Norman Wedderburn, Don King, Flo Rida, Lea Black and Helio Casanovas.

Adam Lambert

Traver Rains, Adam Lambert, Lisa Pliner, & Galen Drever

Shareef Malnik, Gabrielle Anwar, Adam Lambert, Spencer Malnik, Nancy & Al Malnik

Norman Wedderburn, Shareef Malnik, Gabrielle Anwar, & Robert Hill

Robert Hill, Gabrielle Anwar, Shareef Malnik, & Norman Wedderburn

Gabrielle Anwar

Don King

Robert Hill & Don King

Nancy, Al, & Spencer Malnik

Lisa Pliner

Tara Solomon & Lisa Pliner

Tara Solomon & Nick D’Annunzio

Stewart Rahr & Norman Wedderburn

Michael Capponi, Danoushka Capponi, & Norman Wedderburn

Robert Hill, Mark & Robin Levinson, Carole & Charlie Crist, & Norman Wedderburn

Merle & Danny Weiss

Traver Rains, Adam Lambert, Galen Drever, Clif Loftin, & Maxwell Blandford

Juwan & Jenine Howard

David & Jackie Siegel

Dione Spiteri & Taylor Erickson

Galen Drever & Lisa Pliner

Ken Gorin & Lea Black

Juwan Howard & Ken Gorin

Shareef Malnik

Gabrielle Anwar & Shareef Malnik

Shareef Malnik

Shareef Malnik & Gabrielle Anwar

Harvey & Roberta Chaplin

Juwan Howard, Pete Risi, Jenine Howard, Linda Flannagan, Lucy & John Yanopoulos, & Ken Gorin

Valentina Sarria, Antonio Misuraca, Thomas Kramer, Roy & Lea Black

Valentina Sarria & Antonio Misuraca

Roy Black, Norman Wedderburn, & Lea Black

Rose Bauer, Anwar Zayden, Al Malnik, & Thomas Kramer

Anwar Zayden, Roy Black, & Thomas Kramer

Norman Wedderburn, Ken Gorin, Gabrielle Anwar, & Shareef Malnik

Steven Rodriguez & Alan Randolph

DJ Irie

Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert

Alan Randolph & Lana Bernstein

Drew Mandala, Lisa Mandala, Aaron Resnick, & Angela Santamaria

Jesse Kerner, Fabian Basabe, & Nick D’Annunzio

John & Lucy Yanopoulos, Linda Flannagan, & Ken Gorin

Ken Gorin, Juwan Howard, & Pete Risi

Carmen Aida & Kamal Hotchandani

Dana & Gary Shear

Kamal Hotchandani, Carmen Aida, Anwar Zayden, & Thomas Kramer

Gabrielle Anwar

Intercontinental Make-A-Wish Nightclub

The sold-out event was followed by an after party, where a Vaudevillian theme and designer Traver Rains’ “La Nuit Magique” fashion show transported guests back to the ’30s in a night to remember. For the sixth year in a row, Michael Capponi of The Capponi Group lead the official Ball after-party at the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub that was set in an ” Old World Magic and Illusion” theme.

Travor Rains

Danoushka Capponi, Michael Capponi, & Andres Fanjul

Steven Rodriguez, Adam Lambert, Bruce Starr, & James Wark

Steven Rodriguez, Adam Lambert, & Alan Randolph

Fabian Hernandez, Adam Lambert, Jean Raymond Alexandre, & Nick Betancourt

Clif Loftin, Bruce Starr, & James Wark

Jessica Rae Anderson, Yannick & Hadley Henriette, & Bruce Galloway

Danoushka Capponi & Felicia Marquez

Felicia Marquez & Andres Fanjul

Kelly Motley, Karrie Hall, Tokyo, & Yana Aleksandrova

Patricia Delinois

Dione Spiteri & Taylor Erickson

Wishes Do Come True

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Miami, FL – November 2, 2013 – Each fall in Miami, a gala for the greatest cause we can think of draws in the likes of local and A-list celebrities for one purpose and one purpose alone—the kids. This year, the Intercontinental Miami Make-A-Wish ball celebrates with yet another fete for the most-noble cause. Held at The InterContinental Miami Hotel on November 2, this year’s theme is loosely named “magic,” so expect the unexpected, as well as Adam Lambert performing. And while you’re dressed your best and sipping champagne, keep in mind that this isn’t just a party, it’s a party with a purpose.

“Make-A-Wish is an opportunity to give. Putting a smile on the face of children with life-threatening illness is all-satisfying,” explains Shareef Malnik, whose family has been involved with the charity for 19 years. “My parents, Nancy and Al Malnik, became lifetime benefactors of the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball. Nine years ago, they, along with former President, CEO and Founder of Make-A-Wish Nancy Strong, asked me to become Chairman. I have been Chairman now for nine years and two years ago I joined the Board of Directors, as well.”

18th Annual Make-A-Wish Ball – 2012

Norm Wedderburn, Shareef Malnik, Al Malnik, & Robert Hill

As a member of the board, Malnik and his family go the extra mile to make Make-A-Wish stand out from other charity events. At the top of their priority list: Entertainment. “Although our first goal is to raise as much money for the children as possible, it is condition upon the guests enjoying their evening. If people are entertained, they will come back. In the long run, with that philosophy and strategy, we will grant more wishes,” he explains.

In the past nine years, the wish fund has increased from $300,000 to $1,700,000 net proceeds. All toward kids with a dream, too. “This is as a result of charitable contributions from a lot of great people that want to help children,” Malnik says.

Helping draw in those funds is the gala’s celebrity-laden guest list. This year, attendees can expect to see Lambert, as well as Gabrielle Anwar as the celebrity auctioneer. Flo Rida, Miami Housewives and Miami Heat players will also say cheers in the name of charity.

Wayne Newton

Christian Slater & Brittany Lopez

Melanie Amaro & Traver Rains

In past years, stars like Anwar, Melanie Amaro, Paula Abdul, Sharon Stone, Kim Kardashian, Pamela Anderson, Venus and Serena Williams and so many more have supported the event. Some of these celebs made last year’s event the most memorable by far for Malnik. “Last year’s ball stands out for several reasons: Gabrielle [Anwar] knocked the ball out of the park with the auction. We raised more money than ever before. And I was forced into a pair of ballet tights in order to offer comedic relief for the audience.”

Malnik is willing to go that extra mile to make sure the event is a success. “Each year my goal is to beat last year, in terms of money raised and entertainment level to guests,” Malnik says.

He applies this same philosophy to the after party. Now in its sixth year, the event will feature DJs and a fashion show by Heatherette designer Traver Rains. While tickets to the ball may be sold out, passes to the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub are still available for $100 and can be purchased at https://hotelballafterparty2013.eventbrite.com.

Melanie Amaro, Shareef Malnik, & Gabrielle Anwar

Robert Hill, Melanie Amaro, & Norm Wedderburn

Nick D’Annunzio, Melanie Amaro, & Tara Solomon

Wayne Newton & Al Malnik

Robert Hill, Michael Capponi, & Lauren Fitzpatrick

Gabrielle Anwar & Shareef Malnik

Melanie Amaro

17th Annual Make-A-Wish Ball – 2011

Joan Jett

Gabrielle Anwar

Norm Wedderburn, Robert Hill, Shareef Malnik, Joan Jett, Gabrielle Anwar, Nancy Malnik, & Al Malnik

Lea Black, Linda Flangan, Ken Gorin, Elsa Benítez, Shareef Malnik, & Gabrielle Anwar

Sammy & Sonia Sosa

Shareef Malnik

Robert Hill

Joan Jett

16th Annual Make-A-Wish Ball – 2010

Shareef Malnik, Paula Abdul, & Al Malnik

Paula Abdul

Gabrielle Anwar

Norm Wedderburn, Paula Abdul, Ken Schulman, Gabrielle Anwar, & Shareef Malnik

Romero Britto & Nicole Miller

15th Annual Make-A-Wish Ball – 2009

Jim Ferraro, Pamela Anderson, Ken Gorin, & Shareef Malnik

Pamela Anderson & Norm Wedderburn

Larsa & Scottie Pippen, JR & Loren Ridinger

Shareef Malnik, Michael Capponi, Al Malnik, & Scottie Pippen

14th Annual Make-A-Wish Ball – 2008

Kim Kardashian & Richie Rich

Kim Kardashian, Richie Rich, Adrian Grenier, & The Honey Brothers

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian & Shareef Malnik

Richie Rich, Kim Kardashian, & Al Malnik

Adrian Grenier, Ken Gorin, & Andrew Vladeck

Michael Capponi & Charlie Crist

13th Annual Make-A-Wish Ball – 2007

Sharon Stone

Jack Miller, Al, Nancy, & Shareef Malnik, Sharon Stone, & Norm Wedderburn

Alicia & Mike Piazza, & Sharon Stone

Vanilla Ice

Al Malnik, Ken Gorin, & Shareef Malnik

Natalie Cole

13th Annual Make-A-Wish Ball – 2006

Macy Gray

Shareef Malnik, Pauly Shore, Al Malnik, & Jeffrey Chodorow

Macy Gray

Pauly Shore

Shareef Malnik & Al Malnik

Anwar Zayden, Jim Ferraro, Shareef Malnik, George Bayden, Pauly Shore, Norman Wedderburn, & Antonio Misuraca

12th Annual Make-A-Wish Ball – 2005

Don King

Don King, Marcus Schenkenberg, & Kimora Lee Simmons

Don King, Serena Williams, & Al Malnik

Kimora Lee Simmons, Serena Williams, & Serena Williams

Antonio Misuraca, Marcus Schenkenberg, Shareef Malnik, & Chapman Ducote

Kimora Lee Simmons

Wyclef Jean

Make A Wish Garden Party

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Miami, FL – April 21, 2013 – Every year, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Florida has a beautiful garden party, and this year was again hosted by lifetime benefactors, the Malniks, at their gorgeous oceanfront home. Famous boxing promoter Don King joined the Malniks, actress Gabrielle Anwar, and Make-A-Wish’s CEO Norman Wedderburn for the very festive spring time event to honor this magical charity.

Shareef Malnik, Don King, & Norman Wedderburn

Shareef Malnik & Don King

Don King & Al Malnik

Casey Cole & Timolin Cole

Gabrielle Anwar

Gabrielle Anwar & Shareef Malnik

Nick D’Annunzio & Tara Solomon

Nick D’Annunzio, Tara Solomon, Fabian Basabe, & Jesse Kerner

Jacquelynn Powers & Craig Carter

Marcia McLane & Hadley Henriette

Chris Lones, Ingrid Hunter, & Linda Levy Goldberg

Shareef Malnik

Tara Solomon

Jesse Kerner

Jesse Kerner, Fabian Basabe, Tara Solomon, & Nick D’Annunzio

Malcolm Dorman, Al Malnik, & David Goldstein

Casey Cole, Al Malnik, & Timolin Cole

Al Malnik & Shareef Malnik

Steven Kessler & Don King

Tara Solomon & Linda Levy Goldberg

Allison Goldberg & Cameron Sisser

Chris Adeleke & Cristina Parra

Gabriella Celiberti, Ashlee Holland, Alli Malnik, & Susie Malnik-Stein

Eric Osherow, Gabrielle Anwar, & Shareef Malnik

Gabrielle Anwar, Shareef Malnik, Norman Wedderburn, & Eric Osherow

Al Malnik

Gabrielle Anwar, Al Malnik, & Shareef Malnik

Gabrielle Anwar & Shareef Malnik

18th Annual Make-A-Wish Ball

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Miami, FL – November 3, 2012 – On Saturday, Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and InterContinental Miami celebrated the 18th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball with a theme inspired by India’s vibrant colors, animated street markets, opulent soirees and jubilant Bollywood music. Melanie Amaro, first season winner of The X Factor and South Florida native, performed, and Burn Notice star Gabrielle Anwar, returned as the celebrity auctioneer for the Ball, which was chaired by Shareef Malnik, owner of The Forge Restaurant l Wine Bar. In its 17-year history, the Ball has raised more than $10.7 million, enough to grant wishes for more than 2,300 children with life-threatening medical conditions.

The Ball’s leaders – affectionately known as the “Three Amigos” – Malnik, also Foundation Board Member; Robert Hill, InterContinental Miami General Manager and Gala Host; and Norman Wedderburn, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida; have together made each Ball an impactful, memorable occasion.

Celebrity auctioneer Gabrielle Anwar returned to the podium to spark a bidding war for an extravagant array of live auction items, including a magnificent prize generously donated by Mark and Robin Levinson of Levinson Jewelers: an ultra-rare Hermès “Cape Cod” diamond-and-ruby watch valued at $33,450. The starlet also tempted the audience with a walk-on roll on her hit USA Network show, Burn Notice, filmed on-site in Miami, and other sought-after auction items donated by THE COLLECTION, The World – Residences at Sea and Ocean Drive Magazine.

For the fifth consecutive year, Nightclub Vice Chairman Michael Capponi of The Capponi Group spearheaded the official Ball after-party at the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub, introducing Make-A-Wish Southern Florida to the next generation of contributors. The after party came to life with a fashion show by Traver Rains, who debuted his Bollywood-inspired Spring/Summer 2013 Collection. The InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub served as the perfect backdrop for Rains, who incorporated Indian fabrics and accessories in what was a spectacular ode to all things Bollywood.

Wayne Newton

Wayne & Kathleen Newton

Christian Slater & Brittany Lopez

Gabrielle Anwar & Melanie Amaro

Shareef Malnik & Gabrielle Anwar

Norm Wedderburn, Shareef Malnik, Al Malnik, & Robert Hill

Melanie Amaro, Shareef Malnik, & Gabrielle Anwar

Robert Hill, Melanie Amaro, & Norm Wedderburn

Melanie Amaro & Traver Rains