Over 1,500 people from all over world gathered in the Miami Design District’s Jungle Plaza to enjoy Grammy award-winning artist Nelly as he headlined the Little Lighthouse Foundation’s (“LLF”) 10th Hearts & Stars Gala: Vintage Vegas. WPLG-Local 10 News Anchor Louis Aguirre hosted the Gala helping LLF raise hundreds of thousands of dollars, including over $200,000 alone via the Keener Foundation for Giving Matching Grant started by LLF Advisory Board Member, Justin Keener, who matched an unprecedented $100,000 in funds raised at and leading up to the Gala! LLF also held a live auction on-stage for a 3 day/3 night stay on board the luxury 130’ / 40m superyacht “Bunker” from the Hearts & Stars Gala Weekend Official Yachting Partner, World Yacht Group, which raised over $50,000! Guests, including Nelly, Shantel Jackson, Julio Iglesias, Jr., Drew Rosenhaus, “Rock Star” Russell Weiner, Bill Dean, former Miami Heat player Roger Mason, Jr., former NFL Pro Bowlers, Bryant McKinnie and Jon Beason, Lisa Hochstein and Janice Combs (amongst others), enjoyed sounds from Deep House DJs Kaz James, Pietro and Noel and a performance by award-winning Frank Sinatra tribute artist Brian Duprey.
Photography by: World Red Eye & Phil Nice Creative